I was here for 4 nights on a work trip, and as work trips go, you tend to spend a lot of time at the hotel - after the 4 nights, I can happily say that this is a hotel that I would come back, period. While I didn't do much sightseeing apart from going to the palace, I could tell this hotel has a superb location. Very close to metro, it makes going to everywhere super easy. It also has an excellent view - try to ask for a room of the city hall - apparently that was where Psy had his free concert last year - this view is amazing. You see the old traditional palace, the blue house (equivalent to the white house), the modern high-rises...and the hills. Its a great view to wake up to every morning.
The hotel itself is excellent. Very professional services, room is spotless and modern, bed very comfortable. Showers has perfect water pressure. As you would expect from Korea, things here are high-tech - and this hotel certainly showcases that. It has a very cool toilet (even better than the ones in Japan!), and it has a central control thingie that you could use to set alarm, make phone calls, and best of all, turn the lights on and off and open or close the curtains. I loved it!
Staff was great - everyone I saw was polite and friendly. They would also try their best to help you if you have questions.
I had breakfast and dinners at the hotel, and can recommend the dinner at seven square, which serves a lot of different cuisine. Food is of high standard, however there wasn't much Korean fare. Breakfast...I had it one day, and decided it was better to go to the cafes nearby.
All in all, excellent hotel, central location - if you could get a reasonable price, don't think twice!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Nov. 2010, THE PLAZA, the newly renovated hotel features aesthetic interior designs, impeccable personalized customer service, and ultimate convenience for conducting international business. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Seoul, THE PLAZA is optimized for business convenience with free internet service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Plaza Hotel Seoul