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Pacific Hotel
Ranked #86 of 472 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed there for 2 nights after we landed at Incheon Airport. The location was very convenient and there were cafe, restaurants and convenience stores nearby. We took airport bus and got off at Sejong hotel. Then we had to cross the roads to another side and walk a short distance towards the hotel. There were some staircases but our bags were not so big and heavy so we could manage it. The room was clean and spacious. Also it was easy for us to walk towards the cable car station and went upwards to Namsan. We visited N Seoul Tower.

Room Tip: It is suitable for a family because it has triple rooms. Every family member can have a single bed.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Shoreview, Minnesota
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

My family of 3 spent 5 days in a triple room in mid-June. This was our first visit to Seoul. After reading a lot of reviews, I have to say that we did not experience anything negative at the hotel. The staff spoke English and were very eager to help. The room on 3rd floor was spacious and updated. The double beds were comfortable. The bathroom was pretty large with separate shower (with floor to ceiling glass) and tub areas. There's a handheld shower in the tub also. BTW, there's a narrow floor-to-ceiling glass from the shower to the room that's covered by mini-blinds. Free wifi worked perfectly and there's a good-sized safe for cameras and laptops. The refrigerator is stocked full of drinks for a fee. Thermostat worked accurately and room lights can all be controlled bedside. LCD TV was sharp.

Getting there was fairly easy. We chose to take the all-stop 53-minute AREX train to Seoul station using T-money card, then take a short taxi ride to the hotel. There was a reviewer that stated that people should not take the Airport bus to Sejong Hotel across the street if they have a lot of luggage. The reason given was because crossing the street using the subway underground crossing requires going up and down a lot stairs. This turned out not to be true. Sejong Hotel, where the Airport bus stops, is maybe 100 yards NE of Pacific and there's a traffic light controlled crosswalk for you to cross the street. The crosswalk allows about 60 seconds for the crossing, which is plenty. Airport bus costs 10,000 Won per person.

The hotel is walking distance to the busy MyeongDong shopping area and restaurants and to the Nam San cable car stop. Restaurants are literally all around. Remember to look up as many are on higher floors. Blue line subway entrance is less than a block away

All in all, I have to say that Pacific Hotel exceeded my pre-trip expectations. I would rate it 4-stars. Would definitely stay there again if we decide to visit Seoul a second time in the future.

Room Tip: Ask for an updated room if in doubt, but I heard that all rooms have been updated, but not entirely...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I recently stayed 2 nights at this hotel and it was my first time in Seoul and I was really impressed. Great location, walking distance from many tourist attractions and especially the Myeongdong shopping district. Nice restaurants around the hotel. The service was excellent and the rooms were very spacious. I was upgraded to a suite on arrival which I was so happy about and really added to my great experience at this hotel. The Zenku bar downstairs is also great for a nightcap after a good day of shopping.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Nueva Ecija Province, Philippines
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43 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We stayed in a double standard room and upon check in request for a newly renovated room that is on the lower floors. Our room is on the 3rd floor, and it is obviously newly renovated. The room size is really just for 2 persons and it can only fit 2 medium size luggages. There are no cabinets for clothes only hangers. There is also a working table/make-up table. Their oversized king bed is so fluffy and comfortable. Toilet is modern, has auto flush, dryer, heated toilet cover. I'm very satisfied everything in the room, except for the aircon that is quite warm at night. Location is ideal for those who don't want to take taxis. Myeongdong subway is just infront of the hotel. The airport limousine bus stop is just across the road and a little walk to Sejong hotel where the bus stop is. So to and from the airport is very convenient. Shopping in Myeongdong is also just across the road. That's it! Everything is just a walk away. Namsan tower is located behind the hotel around 400m walk. Our room package does not include breakfast but no worries cause there are lots of breakfast cafe around like twosome cafe, paris baguette, tous les jours and hollys cafe in the lobby. Staff are helpful, since our room is located at the end, there is no wifi signal that can be detected, we informed the problem at the receptionist, and to our surprised they install a router inside our room! Wow! Thank you Pacific Hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Cebu Island, Philippines
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Hotel is located at the tip of the shopping & eating district of Seoul -- Myeongdong. This might be located at the tip of Myeongdong, but don't be fooled by the map you got. The hotel is very accessible to subway, convenience stores, pubs, restaurants, grocery, boutique shops & more.

Wifi is available in the hotel but there might be some problems on their wifi ports in other floors. So, call the receptionist & they will fix the problem. But if you need to use the wifi immediately, & wifi is down. Go to the lobby, Holly's Cafe (located at the ground floor) has a free wifi & the speed is quite fast.

Not all toiletries are available in the room but the housekeeping staff is quite fast & efficient in bringing you what you want to borrow from them (like an flat iron). No complimentary bottled water in the room but a water dispenser is available on every floor by the elevator. So you can refill your empty bottles all you want. Bed I slept in was very comfortable.

A mini garden/smoking area is located at the 6th floor for those looking for a nice & quite place to smoke or read, you can go there.

Breakfast buffet at the hotel is quite good. A mix of continental & Korean dishes are served with a few selection of drinks (coffee, tea, juice, milk). But most of the dishes are the same everyday with a few tweaks on their selection.

The hotel staff is quite good in English & helpful, so it's not a problem to communicate with them.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This hotel is just 2 mins from the Myeongdong station, and the main shopping area is just right across the street. The hotel has been renovated so the room is very clean and tidy, it will be more suitable for couple to come as the design of the toilet is transparent. The room size is relatively big compare to other hotel in Seoul, especially like the bed size too, It's larger than a king size bed!

Staff on reception are quite helpful, but not very friendly, but staff at concierge are very helpful and friendly. if you are taking the airport bus from airport to the hotel, you have to stop at Sejong Hotel, which is about 10-15 mins walk away from hotel, so it might not be convenience for people who carry many luggages. The wifi connection is quite strong in this hotel, if I come to Seoul again I would still stay in this hotel.

Room Tip: Try to request upper floor as there is many restaurants near the hotel
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Pacific Hotel
Address: 2, Toegye-ro 20-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04631, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#37 Business Hotel in Seoul
#41 Family Hotel in Seoul
#56 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Pacific Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 139
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