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Somerset Palace Seoul

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The serviced apartments come with fully-equipped kitchenette, washing machine/dryer and heated flooring. The beautifully landscaped roof-top garden offers expansive views of the area - Gyeongbok Palace, Joyesa Temple and The Blue House can be viewed from there, or if you get a room which faces these attractions. Anguk station (where the Incheon airport bus stops) and Insadong are a short...

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. At the same time, I have noted your comment in regards to the room conditions and breakfast. I will share your feedback with the Engineering Manager and the breakfasft vendor to review. Also, I would like...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stay at Somerset Palace everytime I visit Seoul. I started feel like Somerset as my second home. Clean rooms, friendly staffs, good housekeeping and the convenient location. Free WIFI and free parking. Perfect! But I felt for the first time that the interior looks a bit old. Hope there are some plans in place for the modern bathroom to...

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always encouraging for us to learn that our valuable residents are satisfied with our service. At the same time, I have noted your comment in regards to the breakfast sevice and the room condition....

Busan, South Korea
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Everything of Somerset is good. Especially the residence equipments are good quality and convenience. And also, the location of Somerset is excellent. All the staff of Somerset are very kind. I would like to recommend Somerset Seoul.

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience about our serviced residence. We are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards. Receiving such positive feedback from our residents motivates us to further improve our sommitment to delivering good service. Once again, thank you for making us as one of your preferred accommodation choices. We look forward...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I stayed in this hotel during my latest business trip to Seoul. I chose this hotel to its distance to our main office. The check-in was fast and efficient. Since this is a serviced apartment, the room is very huge for one person. It consists of one bedroom, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. It was very clean...

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Somerset Palace Seoul as your accommodation during your businesstrip. We are glad to hear that you have found our strategic location to be ideal and convenient. Also, I have noted your comment in regards to the breakfast service and the room conditions. I will share your feedback with the Breakfast Vendor to improve breakfast...

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Considering the average hotel rates in Seoul, the Somerset is like buying a old good German car. Not many frills but solid and reliable. The hotel has constantly one of the best room rates in its category (I stayed there in more than ten occasions), a perfect location and a few good pluses. One of this is the good 24...

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience about our serviced residence. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. At the same time, we are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards. Receiving such positive feedback from our residents motivates us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. Once...

Chungju, South Korea
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Excellent service, clean room, and convenient location. But my room has no beautiful view (just building wall) and airport limousine is a little far away from the hotel. Overall I l like the hotel. That is the reason I stayed in the hotel more than 10 times.

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay with us. We are glad to hear that we have found our strategic location to be ideal and convenient. Also I have noted your comment in regards to the room assignment. We hope to welcome you again, giving us another opportunity to assist you...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Everything is top notch here. If you are looking for a furnished hotel/apartment with an amazing location and services, this is the place for you. We had a two bedroom suite with two huge bedrooms, a dining room, a living room, and two kitchenettes. It was way more space than the two of us needed but we were upgraded for...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always encouraging for us to learn that our valuable resients are satisfied with our service. We will continue in our improvement efforts to provide excellent service and products. Once again, thank you for your...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Bathroom and rooms are very tired. Fungus in many areas in the bathroom. Mattress very unformfortable. Air conditioning not even in the airflow. On the whole very poor maintenance of the rooms ( we had 6 rooms). Breakfast was poor quality although the breakfast stalk were great. Communication between front desk and Housekeeping seem to be lacking.

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience about our serviced residence. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment at Somerset Palace Seoul and that we could not make your stay more comforatble. As we are keen to make im provements to enhance our residents' overall stay at our property, I will share your comment with The Housekeeping Manager...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The location of this hotel is highly accessible to the tourist destinations and the historical places. Especially for Artists the gallery street nearby and the Insadong makes it a very favorable destination

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Somerset Palace Seoul as your accommodation during your holiday in Seoul. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay. Also, It is good to hear that you are satisfied with our strategic location. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim//Assistant...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice place, very central. Staff helpful, lifts didnt take forever even at breakfast time, room clean and tidy. Rooftop jacuzzi and pool looked uninviting and the Italian restaurant on the ground floor is very noisy and service not wi a smile. Convenience shop is overpriced but in general it's a decent place to stay.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. At the same time, I have noted your comment in regards to rooftop area and restaurant outlet. As we are constantly looking at ways to improve our service, I will share your comment with the Management...

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Cuisines: German, Central European, Swiss, European
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in downtown Seoul beside Gyeongbok Palace, Somerset Palace is in the heart of city's business and financial districts. Somerset Palace offers a tranquil environment, beautiful gardens, a rooftop swimming pool and great city views. Several embassies and offices of multinational companies are nearby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Somerset Palace Seoul

Address: 7 Yulgok-Ro 2 Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 03143, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: $98 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset Palace Seoul 4*
Number of rooms: 400
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Somerset Palace Seoul Hotel Seoul
Somerset Palace Hotel Seoul
Seoul Somerset Palace Hotel
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Seoul
#27 Business Hotel in Seoul
#31 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
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