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Kensington Hotel Yoido

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kensington was the overflow hotel for a recent conference. I was on the fifth floor, a "standard" floor. I somewhat wonder if this review would be that much different if I'd been on one of the other floors. When I stay at a hotel, I care about a small number of things. Two of the fundamentals are covered, but... More 

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Thank Jeffrey H
Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Jeffrey H Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best... More 

Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel contains two parts, one is renovated "executive" or "deluxe" floors, and the other - "standard floors". I lived on "standard floor", so I have got an incredible impressions from this so-called "5-star" hotel. Starting from the check-in, check-in hour is 3pm, otherwise "room is not ready". Ok, waited for 3pm, got the key, entered the room - what... More 

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Thank ReedCat
Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear ReedCat Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best for... More 

New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Located at the wonderful business district of Yeouido, the hotel has a great English hotel look. The staff are smartly dressed and good to look at and the hotel and it's restaurants are featured regularly in Korean soaps. The buffet is very good with an Asian touch but is very repetitive, remaining unchanged. Loved the konjee and the fresh cappuccinos.... More 

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Thank Letustry
Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Letustry. Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul and also taking your valuable time to write about us. Share your feedback with staff and will serve as a better service Thank you once again and We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Julia SON Guest... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

So... how should I start? I'm so disappointed to stay here for another 10 days. We booked a standard room in a 4* hotel. For me a 4* hotel means that you have a good hotel and that it should be clean right? But our room is so... ugh... we have stains on the walls and the floor. We have... More 

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Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Steven E. Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul and also taking your valuable time to write about us. Share your feedback with staff and will serve as a better service Thank you once again and We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Julia SON... More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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131 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this landmark place a number of times but was never impressed by this mid size hotel. But this time, I was genuinely surprised by a renovation my room showed. It's in a tasteful black and leather motif, maintaining its renowned NewYork character. Most of all, everything in the room not only worked but also beautifully appointed.

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Thank wonsukma
Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear wonsukma Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul and also taking your valuable time to write about us. Share your feedback with staff and will serve as a better service Thank you once again and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Julia SON Guest Experience... More 

Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed in an executive room for one night and it was way better than what I expected. I really liked the room and breakfast was so nice. Each food was nice and fresh. Well located, quite, attentive and relaxing. Worth it.

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Thank Daniel H
Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Daniel H, Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido for your stay in Seoul. We are delighted to hear that your stay was a great one. As we have just completed renovation in last year and started to service Executive Floors and Lounge, it is nice to hear that our guests are enjoying our new product. Thank you once... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

원래 이런거 잘 안쓰는데 호텔타임에서 예약했습니다. 디럭스킹 쓰실 분들 참고해주세요. 방이 없다면서 옆방이랑 연결되었던 방을 주더군요. 그문 자물쇠 하나로만 잠겨있고 문은 잠겨있지도 않고 낮잠 자는데 옆방에서 티비소리 말하는 소리 다들려왔습니다. 소리에 정말 예민한 저라서 말소리 다들렸습니다. 특급호텔인데 고시원도 아니고 옆방 티비소리 말소리 소음이 다 들려 오더군요. 잠자는데 계속 들려왔습니다. 비싼 돈내고 예약했는데 어플로 할인받아 이용해서 이상한방 준건지 그런 생각도 들더군요....... More 

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Thank 의석 김
Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review
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안녕하십니까.의석 김님 고객님의 소... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My wife and I stayed in an executive room for one night. The room standard was excellent with good wi fi and high standard of amenities. It had a view of the Han River and fly screened window that could be opened. The stay was quiet and restful, the staff were friendly and helpful, especially the executive lounge staff that... More 

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Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear 196Ale, Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido for your stay in Seoul. We are delighted to hear that your stay was a great one. As we have just completed renovation in last year and started to service Executive Floors and Lounge, it is nice to hear that our guests are enjoying our new product. Thank you once again... More 

Merrick, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 June 2016

My wife and I stayed at this hotel from 6-03-2016 to 6-17-2016 on one of the Executive Floors. Breakfast buffet was very nice and neat. Service crews appeared well trained and were quite friendly. The lounge on the 14th floor was so convenient and nice for us get some cool rest in the open space from the humid and stuffy... More 

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Thank Joo Y
Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Joo Y, Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido for your stay in Seoul. We are delighted to hear that your stay was a great one. As we have just completed renovation in last year and started to service Executive Floors and Lounge, it is nice to hear that our guests are enjoying our new product. Thank you once... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Having read some past reviews, I know not to expect much from this hotel. So I'll just point out what needs to improve. Room wise, I do not have much issues. However, the bathroom/ toilet condition leaves much to be desired. There was hair found in the bath tub, bath tub was also old and cracked. The shower curtain itself... More 

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Thank lpj0508
Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear lpj0508 Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul and also taking your valuable time to write about us. Share your feedback with staff and will serve as a better service Thank you once again and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Julia SON Guest Experience... More 

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Staying in Yeoido

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Yeoido
Along with Gangnam and Samseongdong, Yeoido completes the trifecta of Seoul’s three main business districts. Steel and glass towers are the most visible sights, reflecting Yeoido’s general association as a business hub. But Yeoido is also where Korea’s laws are debated and enacted by Korea’s legislators within the iconic National Assembly Building. For an escape from urban life, the Yeouido Hangang Park is one of the most popular parks along the Han River for Seoulites. Each spring, cherry blossom trees go into full bloom and the sight of the rows of pink trees and cherry blossom petals blowing in the air is a magical one that shouldn’t be missed if your timing is right.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kensington Hotel Yoido nestled at Korea's social, economic, and cultural center is a New York style luxury modern hotel. We provide best services to tailored to ensure success of business travellers visiting Seoul and offer comfortable and convenient services that help business travellers relax and recharge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kensington Hotel Yoido

Address: 16, Gukhoe-daero 76-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07238, South Korea (Formerly The Lexington Hotel)
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Yeoido
Price Range: $110 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Hotel Yoido 4*
Number of rooms: 225
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Also Known As:
Lexington Hotel Seoul
Hotel Style:
#32 Family Hotel in Seoul
#76 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
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 of 5 bubbles JeffreyH480, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Executive rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 196Ale, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms viewing the Han River are better.”
 of 5 bubbles J00Y, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you have to stay here stay on floors 7 to 9 only the other floors rooms really old”
 of 5 bubbles Goodtrip8, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room facing the river”
 of 5 bubbles TRIPSPJLEE, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
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