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Imperial Palace Seoul

"This hotel is decorated with beautiful antique style."

KYONGIN - March 1, 2020
Business Double Bed - Guestroom Imperial Palace Seoul
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Imperial Palace Seoul

640, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea, 6098 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
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Popular landmarks
Museum of Korean Embroidery 360 m
Hak-dong Subway Station 400 m
GS 25 540 m
Gangnam-gu Office Subway Station 630 m
Gepo2 Munhwa Center 640 m
Eonju Subway Station 700 m
Hello Museum 780 m
Seonjeongneung Subway Station 790 m
Platoon Kunsthalle 790 m
Woong Gallery 900 m
Nearby landmarks
National Museum of Korea 5.02 km
Lotte World 5.5 km
The War Memorial of Korea 5.72 km
N Seoul Tower 5.94 km
Namdaemun Market 7.23 km
Myeong-Dong Walking Street 7.28 km
Insadong 8.12 km
Changdeokgung Palace Complex 8.27 km
Bukchon Hanok Village 8.48 km
Gyeongbokgung Palace 9.01 km
8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 420 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

Cheaper than 81% of all properties in Seoul in the last 24 hoursCompared to 3,075 Seoul properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center10KM
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport21.5 km

Rooms available at Imperial Palace Seoul

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.2
Duplex Suite
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Club Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Double Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Club Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Business Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Business Double Bed
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Large Twin Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Imperial Palace Seoul?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Imperial Palace Seoul?

Imperial Palace Seoul is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 16000 KRW. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Imperial Palace Seoul has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Seoul with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Imperial Palace Seoul?

Imperial Palace Seoul does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Imperial Palace Seoul

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "All the foods and Sauna and Room was satisfied."

    KYONGIN

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    March 1, 2020

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staff were very helpful, friendly and pleasant."

    Dorene

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    October 11, 2019

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Location

    "The hotel is in a good location, Gangnam-gu."

    Roman

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    October 30, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 3,075 Seoul properties
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Room size
34 sqm.
Room comfort score
8.2/10
Couples review score
8.4/10
Service score
8.6/10
Bigger than
94
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of Seoul properties
Better than
92
%
of Seoul properties
Better than
89
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of Seoul properties
Better than
87
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of Seoul properties
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Overall rating:
8.3
Excellent
1,473 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.1
Location
8.4
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What travelers say they love:
Close to great food and easy access to the subway.
Roman from Germany
Family with young children
More about Imperial Palace Seoul

More about Imperial Palace Seoul

A popular luxury option in the bustling capital of South Korea, this beautiful hotel offers all the elegance, comfort, and convenience of a 5-star property. The hotel is just 10 kilometers from the city center and 27 kilometers from the international airport. Attractions close to the hotel include the 63 Building, Children’s Grand Park, and Ilsa Lake Park. The hotel boasts seven fine restaurants serving an array of international cuisines, and there are three on-site bars to choose from for unwinding after a long day of shopping and sightseeing. Reservations at Imperial Palace Seoul are simple via our secure online booking form. Just enter your desired dates and submit.

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Housekeeping
13 mentions
Food & Dining
12 mentions
Breakfast
12 mentions
Internet
5 mentions

What they offer

9.6
Exceptional

"I had the best memorable stay at imperial hotel."

Candice

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December 30, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

패밀리아 Familia
Cuisine:International, Japanese, Korean
Menu:A-la-carte
천산 Cheonsan
Cuisine:Chinese
Menu:Buffet
만요 Manyo
Cuisine:Japanese
Menu:Buffet
델마르 Delmar
Cuisine:International, Italian, Korean

Nearby restaurants

Korean cuisine
Korean cuisine
Gangnam Gyoza
1.7 km Korean
HaetSsal SutBbul Gogalbi Zzukumi
6.3 km Korean
Art de Chef CenterMark Hotel
8.0 km Korean
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Manyo
70 m Asian, Korean, Seafood
seems closed
380 m Asian, Korean
Yangdaebak Nonhyeon
560 m Asian, Korean
Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
Yupdduk
40 m Japanese
Kokoro
810 m Japanese
Matsuri
1.2 km Japanese

What's nearby

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Reviews of Imperial Palace Seoul from real guests

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Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.1
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.6
Value for money8.2
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8.7
Excellent
Thomas from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2011

Nicely appointed, but a little over the top”

Hotel is quiet; staff is friendly, helpful and speaks good English; food was decent

i stayed at the imperial palace hotel - coex for just one night, so this is all based on my first impression. apparently it's a new name and a newly renovated property at the site of an older hotel, which i believe was called the amiga. the imperial palace is an upscale "european style" hotel. located in gangnam, it is not actually that close to coex despite the advertising, but it might be within walking distance (i didn't need to go that direction). overall i thought it was reasonably nice. the lobby was busy and crowded and there are several restaurants in the building. the rooms were spacious with excellent, if slightly worn, bed linens and a large flat screen tv. there is also a mini-bar, for a fee which i assume is as ridiculous as the fees at mini-bars everywhere. the decor in the lobby was somewhat garish, like the whole place was trying too hard to be a european hotel and ended up with the upscale las vegas resort notion of a european hotel. the rooms were more muted, but the overall vibe was a little tacky. if i had paid full freight for the room i would have been mildly disappointed. the amenities were perfectly acceptable but i expect more natural class and quality from a hotel in that price range. i think of overdone vegas resort chic as something you get for a bit less than top dollar, but i guess to each his/her own. if you're looking to pay high-end hotel rates for a high-end hotel experience you could do worse than this place, but based on what my korean friends say, and based on my brief stroll through their lobby on my way to meet some people for lunch, i think you'll be happier at the hotel shilla. that said, at the agoda rate i thought i got fine value for my money. pros: nicely appointed well trained, english-speaking staff comfortable beds large bathroom

Reviewed February 06, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
spencer from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2010

best hotel in seoul”

beautiful decoration in lobby and common areas, extreamly helpfull and professional staff, great price for the hotel, delicous food, great view from the 9th floor overlooking seoul, very clean room, perfect location, very cofortable furniture in room
food price, movie selection.

Me and my fiancée decided to stay here during Valentine’s Day, I was looking for a romantic and beautiful hotel and we found it. I live in gunsan and often travel to Seoul to meet my fiancée, after staying in over 50 different hotels in Seoul I must say this one is hands down the best I’ve experienced yet. The best experience staying at this hotel was the level of service you receive, I had only 10 minutes to decorate the room with various valentine’s day items like rose petals and candles, however I forgot to bring wine glasses and a cork opener, I called down to the front desk and literally within seconds they brought the items and even brought a beautiful wine set with ice that I didn’t even ask for to my room free of charge. we also needed a very early check in time and a really late checkout time and they granted that request without question, even when we walked around the lobby the staff would stand up soon as you walked in the room and asked if we needed anything at all, never experienced that kind of service even at the best hotels in America. The hotel is beautiful, we got a few pictures in front of the Victorian fountain in the lobby, and other areas of the hotel and they turned out great. The hotel room was extremely clean when we arrived and was extremely comfortable. The hotel is also located very near the coex metro with plenty to do and was only a 5 min walk from the subway station. The only small thing I found wrong with the hotel was the food prices, the Korean buffet was 60,000 won per person, and we ordered room service the next day and the prices were pretty ridiculous as well, got charged about 9 dollars for a can of coke lol. But this by no means even came close to ruining our experience with this hotel, and there are plenty of very nice reasonably priced restaurants located nearby to make up for it. Truly a 5 star hotel and will defiantly be going back in the future.

Reviewed February 18, 2010
9.0
Exceptional
Lorenzo from Italy
Business traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Very Solid Hotel”

location, standards, services

I have been a faithful guest of the Imperial Palace Hotel since early 2000s, always coming here when on business trips to Korea. The place is well run, rooms are big and full of comforts, the sauna/spa is great. Nothing wrong with this hotel, there are newer situations in Seoul, but I like it here and normally try to get a room if I can.

Reviewed November 16, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Candice from Philippines
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

one of the best hotels in seoul”

I had the best memorable stay at imperial hotel. super comfortable with all the accommodating staff, clean and elegant rooms. basked at the grandeur of the Christmas decorations. really lives up to its reputable name. i will definitely stay in this hotel again when i come back to seoul. no regreta of staying here to explore gangnam district

Reviewed December 30, 2019
9.3
Exceptional
Chantana from Thailand
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2009

comment after using the service”

It's sure that we can have the hotel when we go to the place. It's quite reasonable price.
less choices

The last hotel that i went is at South Korean at Imperial Palace Hotel, it was very nice hotel 5 stars hotel with reasonable price, I booked in last minute and get confirm easily. The service of hotel is really nice. The request that i asked such as check in early arount 10.00 a.m. and check out late at 2 p.m., I got everything that i have asked. The location of the hotel very convenience, the airport bus stop in front of the hotel and the hotel is in good area and near shopping place. The overall of the service i'm still happy on it.

Reviewed September 20, 2009
9.2
Exceptional
scott from United States
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

skip the breakfast buffet ”

This is the 10th time I've stayed here and it met expectations as usual. Mike Chung at the front desk was a superstar. He not only was helpful and professional, but also helped us change rooms quickly and painlessly when ours was unsatisfactory. The breakfast buffet used to be exceptional, but I felt it was lacking this time around. Thefood was mediocre and the staff was unpleasant. All in all I'd recommend the Imperial Palace, but I may stay away from the breakfast. And if you are looking for a great staff member who speaks English very well please look for Mike Chung at the front desk.

Reviewed January 04, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Imperial Palace Seoul and for posting your review. We are grateful to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and we are honored by your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Seung Geol Lee/General Manager

Responded January 07, 2019
Imperial Palace Seoul
8.0
Excellent
TAK from China
Business traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

great hotel”

comfortable

Stayed at the Imperial palace for the few time however this time we decided to stay in a Spa Suite. Although the room had no view and was on the third floor it was beautifully furnished and after being in the room for 30 minutes we were totally relaxed. Even the corridor to the room was spectacular, embedded wood, warm soft light and very quiet. It was a nice contrast to the rest of the hotel and a very different experience. We also had full use of the club lounge on the 20th floor which has great views and the breakfast has improved substancially. The only feedback i would offer regarding this hotel is about the Bacon! For a country with so many pork restaurants the bacon is awful. The quality of food at the Imperial Palace has always been great.......except for the bacon... I will stay in this hotel again, the staff are excellent and the rooms we have stayed in have been beautiful.

Reviewed June 04, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Shis from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2011

Classic hotel and service with a smile”

Romance & Classic

This was my first time to stay in Imperial Palace Hotel, i picked this one and absolutely made a wonderful choice. The staff was nice and timely with calls. I am able to check in although time arrived hotel was late ~11:30pm. The environment & decoration of lobby perfect & classic. The room was clean and had all the amenities that i needed. I will definitely be back and will recommend to others.

Reviewed August 29, 2011
8.8
Excellent
Melissa from South Korea
Group
TWIN SUPERIOR - ROOM ONLY
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

Schnazzy”

My friend and I booked this hotel for our Writer’s retreat, wanting a little getaway even though both of us live in Seoul. Felt nice and posh for a couple of poor English teachers, and the price was much better than other similar sites we looked at. Only the cafe downstairs was beyond our price range—like 10-15 for a non-alcoholic drink. Fantastic lobby downstairs. Pretty good location but a bit of a jaunt to the subway station if you’re on foot. Not too bad just not super convenient. There’s a Starbucks nearby and you’re not far from the action of Gangnam or Itaewon. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We will be implementing upgrades to the property. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Seung Geol Lee/General Manager

Responded August 02, 2018
Imperial Palace Seoul
8.7
Excellent
Caillan from Canada
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in December 2010

Imperial Palace Hotel”

Many amenities in the rooms. Great bathrooms. Kind, friendly service.
Very expensive

Everything about the Imperial Palace is great. We especially enjoyed our bathroom and the extremely fancy toilets with heated seats. With the price we paid through Agoda, it was well worth the experience. The only negative I can think of is the price of food or other items beyond what is complimentary. A cup of tea in the lobby will run you about 15 dollars, for example.

Reviewed January 03, 2011
8.0
Excellent
Brian from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 5 nights in June 2014

Comfortable nights sleep”

subway access, ammenities, lobby design

I stayed at the Imperial Palace for 5 nights. The hotel is comfortable, but nothing special. The location is a 5 minute walk from the subway station which is convenient to access all of Seoul. About a 20 minute walk to the more popular shopping area of Gangnam.

Reviewed June 17, 2014
7.3
Very good
Roland from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

Unusually decorated mainstream business hotel”

Well run and looked after, good gym and interesting decor

I have stayed at the Imperial Palace many times whilst in Seoul on business. Although it is in the Gangnam area, it is a little way away from where the action is: a 20 minute walk from Gangnam station and a taxi ride from the COEX. However, it is a well run and nicely looked after hotel (if you don't mind the over-the-top 'imperial' decoration, that represents excellent value for business travellers. It is also one of the stops for the CAL Korean Air airport transit bus, which makes getting from Incheon Airport very easy too.

Reviewed December 05, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Chris from Canada
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Exceptional”

Beautiful Hotel in Gangnam area of Seoul. To be honest, rooms are a little dated, but they have all the ammenities that you would expect of a high end hotel. Lobby is gorgeous, staff are incredibly courteous, and professional. We are frequent travellers for both business and pleasure, and I would stay here again. Chris

Reviewed May 08, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your precious time to share your detailed feedback with us. It gives us great pleasure to hear that you had such an amazing experience at our hotel. We will continue to strive to provide the best service and we hope to serve you again soon. Thank you. Yours Sincerely, Seung Geol Lee/General Manager

Responded July 18, 2018
Imperial Palace Seoul
10.0
Exceptional
Minah from Singapore
Business traveler
Business Twin Bed
Stayed 5 nights in December 2019

Great value for money and excellent service”

Super luxurious facilities for money , Excellent service, great location and airport shuttle stops in front of hotel. What can you possibly expect better than what I described. Many thanks to all staffs at Imperial Palace hotel.

Reviewed December 22, 2019
8.3
Excellent
Edward from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Beautiful luxury hotel with terrific rooms. ”

I returned here because I really like it's spa, the rooms, and the elegant art to be found in the hotel

This was my third stay at the Imperial Palace. The unique Art Fair that was occurring at the hotel was amazing in it's concept and layout. I do feel that the rooms were overpriced. Perhaps supply and demand were a factor. As an American, it was culturally interesting to witness a traditional wedding there. The concierge was outstanding as were the people at the front desk in helping me with a booking situation. The only real downside is that the neighborhood isn't very appealing for walking around.

Reviewed January 03, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Karen from Singapore
Business traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 3 nights in May 2012

Lovely Hotel”

Great Location, Good service

Booked this on behalf of my boss who went to biz travel when all hotel in Seoul are fully booked. Yet we can find a good deal at imperial Palace via Agoda. Happy with everything and hope to stay there again.

Reviewed May 08, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
sonny from United States
Family with young children
Club Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2011

Luxury hotel in the middle of new downtown.”

It has a great facilities like a spa, several restaurants, bars, and a fitness club.

it is located in the new downtown area, south part of seoul close to the coex convention center. as a 5 star hotel, it has all the amenities with a top notch service. we stayed in the executive level so the breakfast, internet service in the room, and the fitness club entrance were included otherwise everything you purchase is really expensive. glass of orange juice at the lobby was about $20. also, they charge extra for the outdoor swimming pool usage and the indoor pool is in the fitness club which is separate from the room charge. my daughter who is 10 years old couldn't enter the executive lounge and the fitness club even for the swimming because you have to be 18 years or older. overall, it is a beautiful and luxurious hotel suitable for business travelers or couples.

Reviewed August 11, 2011
8.7
Excellent
shuang from China
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 5 nights in October 2012

Classic hotel and good service”

Classical decoration

located in gangnam-gu, 5 minutes distance to the subway station by walking. good hotel service. check in and check out were very quick. the view of street side is very nice, but could be a little bit noisy. i changed to another side, very quiet. it's very easy to have a cap to go to the old downtown of the city. the surrounding area is nice, there are sevarl restaurants around, not many choices.

Reviewed October 30, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Won from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2010

Very Clean”

clean, friendly staff
small bed

This hotel was great. I became a big fan of this hotel. I am planning to stay at this hotel again in the near future because i found it very convenient to get to places and because it was in the center of seoul, it made it easy for my guest to visit. The hotel was very clean and nice. I recommend this hotel to anyone that is looking for a reasonable price, yet a nice hotel.

Reviewed April 20, 2010
8.7
Excellent
Karen from Singapore
Business traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

Nice Hotel ”

Great Location, Good service

Very pleased with the service and room with Imperial Palace Hotel. Rate are reasonable.

Reviewed May 08, 2012
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