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Somerset Palace Seoul

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Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

Chungju, South Korea
1 review
Reviewed 24 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... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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177 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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... More 

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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 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... More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 22 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... More 

New Delhi, India
1 review
Reviewed 19 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... More 

Edinburgh
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53 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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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. 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... More 

seoul
1 review
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are considering trip to Seoul, Just pick this hotel. No one will be regret of staying in Somerset. Location is perfect and the people in here is much more perfect. I highly recommend this hotel for eveyone.

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

Dear GS, Thank you for your kind review about our serviced residence. We are glad to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Also, we are happy to hear the compliments of our staff members at Somerset Palace Seoul. Your kind words motivates us to do better to ensure that our residents have a warm and pleasant experience.... More 

San Diego, California
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We enjoyed our five days at the Somerset Hotel. My tween daughter really enjoyed having her own room and my younger boy was fine with sleeping in the living room foldaway. The kitchenette was perfect for hosting people with order in jjang jjang myun, pizza, and man-du. The hotel is also just a 2-3 minute walk to Insadong which worked... More 

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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 happy to hear that we 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 again, thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Bancroft, Canada
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67 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Somerset is partially a residence, and partially a hotel. The hotel room I stayed in was a mini residence, with kitchenette, bath, extra cot, and queen bed. Nice views of the downtown area. Excellent 24-hr fitness center with infrared sauna. The bath amenities were mid-range, and room furnishings were worn, but clean. English was no problem for the hotel staff,... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Somerset Palace Seoul as your accommodation during your holiday in Seoul. We are glad to learn that you have found our strategic location to be ideal and cinvenient. Also, we are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards. Your feedback motivates us to do better to ensure that our residents... More 

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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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  • Wheelchair Access
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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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: $136 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset Palace Seoul 4*
Number of rooms: 400
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Also Known As:
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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