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“A boutique hotel in the expensive district”

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Hotel La Casa Seoul
Ranked #140 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A boutique hotel in the expensive district”
Reviewed 10 June 2012

A very clean, boutique hotel in the expensive district of Seoul. Close to good restaurants, cafes and clothing stores. The staff are very courteous and helpful, most speak english to some degree. They are very helpful in writing out instructions in Korean for taxi drivers. You should pick up their card from reception so you can give that to taxi drivers when you need one to get back. Breakfast is complimentary and plentiful with a choice including western food, such as eggs, toast, etc, and korean food, such as bulgogi, salads, etc. overall very nourishing and a real cost saver if you eat breakfast and then skip lunch or at least have only a light lunch. Plenty of places wlaking distance for eating out, world cuisine.

The room, we had a deluxe, was quite a good size, with a double bed, desk and easy chair. A wall mounted TV allowed access to over twenty world channels, so most tastes are catered for. The bed was comfortable and plenty of pillows were available.

The one issue was the air conditioner. This worked well but had a blue light when it was in use and this was bright enough to light the room, a bit like a kid's nite light. This was a problem that required the use of an eye covering to ensure complete black. The unit automatically powered down about 2am and back on again about 5am, not sure why if did that. E unit was quiet though and so caused no other problems for us.

The bathrom was a good size with a western style shower, basin and large shelf for toiletries and stuff.

An in room safe was available for precious items.

Although in a busy part of town, the place was very quiet at night. We slept very well.

All up, a very pleasant experience and not too expensive. We will be back!!

Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012

Located near the trendy Garosu-gil area (the Seoul equivalent to Boston's Newbury Street or New York's Soho), boutiques selling the latest Korean fashion and chic cafes can be found close by. There is a Family Mart (convenience store) directly opposite the hotel. Both Korean food and other types of cuisine are easily available within walking distance.

The hotel is clean, nice, and compact. Reception was friendly and very helpful. Negative part of our stay was the faulty air-con system, which switches off at odd hours in the night for long periods, and cannot be turned on despite repeated attempts. Housekeeping services had much room for improvement, mini-bar was not replenished after some items (e.g. tea bags) had been consumed.

Overall, i give this hotel 8/10 and i would recommend it.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank happychako
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Yokohama, Japan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Hotel La Casa Seoul is the best hotel ever!
The room was really nice and comfortable.and, more than anything, staff were so helpful, friendly and polite. I want to stay again!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank MasayaShimomatsu
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2012

The only one thing of this hotel that impressed me is the excellent location.
The location was what i exactly expect from choosing this hotel. Located just 5 min-walk from Apgujoeng Rodeo drive where you can find loads of design and trendy shops, cafe and restaurants. 'Family mart' the convenient store, a contemporary coffee shop and a Korean style bar are just opposite the hotel.

The things that disappointed me were the room size and the services.
About the room size, may have to blame it on Agoda.com. In Agoda.com said it was 36 sq.m. which it quite large compared with other hotel in the same rate. But when i first entered the room, it really disappointed me and my dad that the room is quite small — we stayed in room 420 which approximately about 24 sq.m.. More over, in Agoda.com they mention Double bed for 2 people but disnt say it is just queen size bed!!

We stayed there for 6nights with free breakfast which provided us the same menu on the buffet line or 6 days.

The most annoyed me is the house keeper. In the first 2 day, the house keeper service was ok, just like other hotels. But in day 3, i was really shocked or what happened with my house keeper's behavior. It was 11am. and i was dressing up in my room. Suddenly, a house keeper just open my room door without knocking the door or ringing the bell. While i was shocking, she said sorry and just told me "towels change". So, i had to go get her used towels while i had just half face make-up. After gave her the used towels, i close the door and continued doing my make-up and dress up. A fews seconds later, she suddenly got into my room without my permission again. This time she open the doors wide and used my used towels as a door stopper — Hello!! the towels will be cleaned enough before hand in me next time, right? In addition, she keep walk in and out the room for a several times without saying apologize and anything to me. My patient come to and end, i would like to be polite to her as much as i can but i have to say to her "Excuse me, could you please come back later when i leave the room".
This situation was really shocking me. It was just 11am. and i didnt even hang "pls, make up the room" sign outside the door. After the annoyed morning i went outside or sight-seeing and went back to hotel again around 7pm. with expectation of clean room, but when i opened the door, the room still in the same condition as before i leave. Bed wasnt been made, toilet wasnt been clean. Just only got new towels but i lost floor mat, toilet paper was gone and no 2 complimentary bottles of water. When i call to the front desk, she came to see me at my room and all she can do was saying apologize for the new house keeper trainee.

In the following day, after complained about the house keeper's service, i hope to get a better service or something meet the average 4-5 stars hotel standard but i was disappointed again. That day i went outside for shopping and sight seeing and came back to the hotel around 4pm. it was a hot day and after a long walking me and my dad wanna took some nap. But at 4pm. we found that our room wasnt been made up yet and we have to waiting at the coffee shop for half an hour. Finally, we didn't get floor mat back till the last day of our stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Temiko
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Yorba Linda, California
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62 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Perfect hotel for solo business travelers. Rooms are nicely decorated, clean, but mine had mosquito problem. But location made up for it. There are many small restaurants, bars, and boutiques within short walking distance but nearest subway is about 10min walk away. Complementary breakfast was pretty good for being complementary.

  • Stayed April 2012
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1 Thank IVsystem
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Bothell, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2011

i stayed this hotel in august for couple of weeks. i was visiting Korea for for my medical reason and all the staffs in hotel took care of me and from house keeping to geneal manager, the deatils of their cusotmer service was the best.
if i go back to Korea for any reason, i will stay at la casa for sure..

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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3 Thank connie y
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Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2011

A classy hotel in a pretty good location. Everything still had a new smell to it and the hotel is full of nice thoughtful features.

The rooms and bathroom are a good size and the gym was small but reasonably equipped. The restaurant is not directly connected to the hotel but only a couple of steps from the Foyer entrance.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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1 Thank kiwikurt
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Property: Hotel La Casa Seoul
Address: 527-2, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-888, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Sinsa / Garosugil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #140 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel La Casa Seoul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Better than HomeThe space stimulating the sensitivity familiar but beyond routine.Hotel lacasa Seoul established by ‘casamia’ of Life Style Store which has led residential trend of Korea is the place where you can experience new designs and recharge the sensitivity out of routine. The hotel suggests absolutely new life-style with all amenities including furniture, interior and leisure harmonized with those of other areas.The fresh rooms of hotel offer the place where both first visitors and regular guests can always take a comfortable rest. The differentiated interior and atmosphere is waiting for your experience. ... more   less 
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