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- 98%Local Culture
- 74%Business Travelers
- 74%History Buffs
- 70%Adventure Travelers
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- Koreana HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jun 20, 2014
I thought this hotel was a bit expensive for what it provided, though you are paying for the location more than anything else. It is situated moments from City Hall, on the impressive Gwanghamun strip, with its imposing statue of King Sejeong set against a background of palaces and mountains. There's a theatre, which regularly features ballets and operas and the King Sejong Memorial Hall too. Thus it's ideally placed for both tourists and those in Seoul on business.
The hotel itself is nothing to rave about. The rooms were average and I thought the bathrooms were particularly dated. The showers especially were not what I would expect for a hotel of this price. The staff were ok, but not remarkable. There is a (male only) sauna, fitness centre and choice of three restaurants, but many less central hotels offer more facilities for cheaper. If you have a particular reason to be in this area then fine, but otherwise I would look elsewhere.Recommended for:
- Koreana HotelMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Jun 15, 2014
The Koreana Hotel is a sort of unforgettable institution in the city, if only because it looms so large over city hall and the street to Gwangwhamun, also home to the large statue of King Sejong. This place is popular because of it's location and the fact that it's easily accessible from other parts of the city. The Koreana is a bit highly priced, but the rooms are fairly spacious and well-kept for a hotel of this age and size. There is a quaint cafe in the lobby where you can grab a coffee and head outside to see what's happening on the boulevard: Usually, there are arts events, protests, and even large-scale police academy exercises occurring somewhere on this road. While that might sound intimidating, it's definitely an interesting slice of Korean life that you might otherwise miss in a hotel on a less trafficked street!Recommended for:
- Koreana HotelJul 05, 2012
Given the prime location and price range of Koreana hotel, I was sadly unimpressed with it's quality and service. With so many luxury options in the surrounding area, Koreana seems to be doing little to keep up with the competition.
The entrance and public areas of the hotel feel a bit rundown, and more like a straight-up convention center than a hotel. The overall aura of the place smacks utilitarian. The service was fairly ungracious and cold.
On the plus side, the rooms were spacious, but the decor was outdated and flat.
Strangest of all, the feature of the hotel that they seem most proud of is it's spa, which is advertised largely with a photo display in the lobby. What's strange about that, you ask? The spa is only for the male guests of the hotel. No girl-type-humans allowed.
Bottom line? For the money and service, your dollars would be far better spent at any number of hotels in the area.
- Koreana HotelMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesVegetarianFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Located adjacent to City Hall, the Koreana is a good value for the location, though you could call it the "ugly duckling" of the area. The lobby has a convention center feel and lacks character. It's design and amenities are purely utilitarian, but if you don't plan to spend lots of time on the premises, the clean rooms are more than adequate. The guest rooms are actually quite large, especially compared to more expensive hotels nearby. The decor is traditional and a bit old fashioned, but the suites have a Victorian feel that's almost charming. Plus the suites are absolutely massive; the bathroom alone is the size of a standard king-sized room in city hotels. You can comfortably fit a family or group of friends in one of the suites. The sauna is only for men, the fitness room is tiny and there's no spa. Customer service left much to be desired -- I stood in front of the registration desk for more than five minutes until one of the three idle hotel representatives bothered to help me. The Koreana earns 3 stars instead of 2 because of the size of the guest rooms and the fact that it actually is a great choice for the budget traveler that only plans to be in the hotel when sleeping.
Dining options at Koreana Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include a health club, a male only sauna, and a fitness facility. This 3.5 star
There are 337 guestrooms at Koreana Hotel. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads. They also offer phones, makeup/shaving mirrors, and bathrobes. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer direct dial phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium cable channels, pay movies, and VCRs. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, complimentary bottled water, ceiling fans, and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.
Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Electronic Room Keys
- In-House Bar
- Meeting Rooms
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Car Rental Desk
- Mini Bar In Room
Good!806 reviews across the web.
- LocationNear to public transport, according to 100%.
- Hotel100% thought it was clean.
- PriceExcellent value for money, said 94%.
- Service88% found the staff to be very friendly.
- RoomOnly 59% said rooms were clean enough.
- Food50% found the breakfast to be acceptable.