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Around this hotel:
    Nearest transport:
  • Dongguk University Subway Station (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Gimpo Airport (18.0 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Comfortable bed", "Friendly staff", "Good location"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Shilla Duty Free (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Namsangol Hanok Villiage (1.2 Km / 15 min walk)
  • Doota Mall (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex (1.4 Km / 17 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

The Shilla Seoul

249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea (Show on map)

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"Staff. Comfort of the room. The Executive Club..."

Scott, United States September 23, 2015

Features of The Shilla Seoul

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • business center
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • fitness center
  • garden
  • indoor pool
  • massage
  • sauna
  • spa


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

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Hotel Description
Established in 1973 as the hotel sector subsidiary of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest...see more Established in 1973 as the hotel sector subsidiary of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest conglomerate, The Shilla Seoul is the national leader in premium hospitality services. The business was established after taking over the historic Yeong Bin Gwan state guesthouse. In 1979, the group’s flagship hotel – The Shilla Seoul - opened next to the Yeong Bin Gwan. For more than three decades, it has been internationally renowned as South Korea’s premier luxury hotel, offering exquisite personalized Korean hospitality and services. In 2013, the hotel underwent a major renovation under the acclaimed designer Peter Remedios.
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Swee T. Business travelers
Singapore, November 21, 2015

Overrated across
Ji M. Couples
United States of America, November 13, 2015
Excellent stay

Bathroom, staff, bed
Arne P. Solo travelers
Germany, October 08, 2015
Great location

Club lounge
Scott K. Couples
United States of America, September 24, 2015
If Heaven had a hotel.

Staff. Comfort of the room. The Executive Club Lounge.
Everything was 5 star all the way. Unreal staff performance. The Executive Club was first class. Again the staff performed flawlessly. The room was fantastic. Comfortable with a great view. The bed and shower were deluxe. Both pools were also amazing. Jenni who took care of us deserves recognition for her service. If you want a 5 star experience, the Shilla is it.
Chloe P. Groups
South Korea, August 31, 2015
the service was really terrible.

Bed, amenity, room view.
The service was terrible. I don't want to write again here since I've already submitted my review to the hotel. Anyway, I think they don't care the guest's complaints at all. I was so disappointed. I've heard that this hotel is the best hotel in Seoul but honestly, I really don't understand and disagree that.
NGOC P. Families with young children
Vietnam, August 19, 2015
Outdoor pool

Not comfortable
Feeling not comfortable, stay in 5 star Hotel, want to use pool have to pay ! So stupid - guest complain the staff and even manager just said I'm sorry no solution ! The room so simple with that rate, can see nice pool but can not use ! I never come back this Hotel
Peter B. Couples
United States of America, July 15, 2015
One of the best, if not THE best hotel in Korea!

Accomodations, amenities, services.
Believe the hype, the Shilla hotel is simply one of the very best, if not THE best hotel in Korea. From the lavishly decorated surroundings, to the large, beautiful lobby, to the many gourmet restaurants, top-notch facilities, expertly-trained staff, and outstanding guest rooms, what more can you want in a 5-star luxury hotel? Even the most basic guest room is large, modern, and meticulously clean. The bedding, in particular, is the most luxurious and comfortable I've ever experienced....better than in most 5-star hotels I've stayed at inculding the best in the US and Europe. The staff are expertly trained, fluent in multiple languages, and very attentive. The facilities, esp. the outdoor pool, fitness center, and spa are amazing. I would also highly recommend the dinner buffet at the Parkview restuarant....expensive but not to be missed! The location is good in that it's up on a hill, away from traffic noise, but a little bad in that a quick access to surrounding neighborhood is a bit difficult.
Young O. Couples
United States of America, June 22, 2015
fantastic at reasonable price

service, bed and food
Sze L. Couples
China, June 14, 2015
Modern tech fused with traditional architecture

Brand new state of the art technology and furnishing, great view, splendid service
anna C. Couples
United States of America, June 16, 2015
A gem in the center of Seoul

Location, Hospitality, Room (view, sound proof, amenities, showering facilities, bed and linens were amaizng)
The room was absolutely amazing. The hotel provided many necessary amenities and the room space was designed absolutely great. The bed and linens were so comfortable and the restroom facilities were all so private yet open. The view from our room was the Namsan Tower which was so beautiful at night. The hotel was close to many tourist locations and very easy to get to with the shuttle service provided. The best thing was wherever we were, when we said we were at the Shilla hotel, any cab driver knew right where it was. The employees were also very helpful and accomodating and I was able to use English with no problem. I wish I was able to enjoy the other facilities like the gym and the pool more. Next time on my visit, I will definitely utilize more time to explore what Shilla has to offer! Great and wonderful stay!

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