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The Shilla Seoul
Ranked #9 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
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Singapore, Singapore
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“You will feel special at the Shilla...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

One of the best business hotels that I have ever stayed. Attention to detail and the visible effort of all staff to make you feel special and welcome there adds to the great atmosphere of the hotel. Quality and variety of food at breakfast, lunch or dinner is second to none covering a wide selection of kitchens from around the world. After dinner you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the lobby bar with the excellent live jazz band.

As for the Spa, fitness and outdoor facilities, again the Shilla offers excellent possibilities whether you want to soak in the sun by the great pool or enjoy a relaxing massage at the Guerlain Spa or go through the torturous hot and cold pool dives... :-)

If you want to do your duty free shopping without the hustle and bustle of the airport, Shilla has also a Duty Free Mall right next to the hotel where you can make your shopping in comfort and receive your goods at the airport.

Overall a great experience and I will certainly be back at the Shilla...

Room Tip: No need to be concerned, all rooms are quiet and comfortable... Higher floors can be recommended for...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Keller, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

This hotel has great rooms, dining and fitness center! The breakfast buffet has anything you need! The ceiling shower head is awesome! The hotel is in the vicinity of great shopping, food, walking trails and entertainment.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Have stayed at The Ritz and Grand Hyatt as well. The Shilla has always been a grade above. Quintessentially Korean. Even more spectacular after their recent renovations. Everything is 5 star++. Lighting, Italian bedding, top of the line Samsung technology, Molton Brown toiletries, amazing fitness center and spa, service bar none. The only place to stay in Seoul.

Room Tip: All rooms are top notch. Reserve a club room for access to their newly remodeled Penthouse level cl...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Stayed here for two nights on two separate occasions on business in March 2014 and was very impressed. The rooms were immaculate such that I felt I was the first person to stay in the rooms. The beds were extremently comfy, the shower superb and the gym extremely well fitted out with all the latest equipment. Food at breakfast and in the Library was without fault. The service from the moment you arrived was efficient and of the highest standard. The only downside is that all this comes at a significant price and makes a suitable dent in your expenses budget.

Room Tip: A view of the Seoul tower and the baseball park makes for a pleasant view whilst working from your r...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located on top of the hill 20-30 minutes taxi from the centre. I stayd for a business trip for a short period. The room was really good, with all comforts, clean, wide and silent. The service was really kind and always available for all the requests I had regarding the accomodation and the city tour questions. I recommed it.

  • Stayed November 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

what i enjoyed most apart from the excellent rooms, service, breakfast spread etc was the lovely park the hotel is surrounded by which includes part of seoul's ancient (restored) city walls, sculptures and beautiful trees. it was also great to have namsam within walking distance - relatively simple to cross over and to enjoy the miles of walks, trees and views.

the downside is the bustle from the tour groups visiting the duty free and the events being held in the hotel and the relative distance from other interesting parts of seoul

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

The hotel's been newly renovated so the rooms are amazing. I stayed in a room with a great view of Namsan, the tall hill overlooking the city. It was gorgeous at night. But everything is pricey, and I didn't care for the shops (like Hermes) lining the first floor. Made everything so commercial and retail-y. Amazing, amazing service.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Shilla Seoul
Address: 249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04605, South Korea
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Region: South Korea > Seoul > Namsan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Seoul
#6 Family Hotel in Seoul
#8 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#9 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Shilla Seoul 5*
Number of rooms: 464
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shilla Seoul represents the best hotel in Korea, with contemporary design blending well with traditional patterns and style used back in the Shilla Dynasty. Next to the main building stands the former guesthouse that was once used to welcome special guests from around the world. The main building is replete with restaurants offering outstanding international cuisine, a shopping arcade featuring global brand goods, a pool, and a luxurious spa while in a separate building within the property lies a grand duty-free shop. ... more   less 
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