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GE Tower 250 m
Cheongdam Gallery 280 m
Around US ENTERTAINMENT 400 m
Seorim Gallery 450 m
SM Town Coex Atrium 450 m
Gallerie Pici 460 m
Cheongdam Fashion Street 460 m
Gallery Ram 540 m
Fnc Entertainment 540 m
Cheongdam Subway Station 550 m
Nearby landmarks
Lotte World 4.12 km
National Museum of Korea 6.52 km
N Seoul Tower 6.58 km
The War Memorial of Korea 6.93 km
Myeong-Dong Walking Street 7.7 km
Namdaemun Market 7.82 km
Changdeokgung Palace Complex 8.25 km
Insadong 8.3 km
Bukchon Hanok Village 8.56 km
Gyeongbokgung Palace 9.22 km
Riviera Hotel

"I was happy to stay at this hotel for the location and the facility of the sauna room (with extra 9900 W) it was relaxing for me."

Etsuko - August 16, 2019

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Riviera Hotel

53-7, chongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea, 6071 - See map
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  • 540 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

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Value for money8.0
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport22.8 km

Rooms available at Riviera Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.8
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  • Room size: 68 m²/732 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Luxury Twin
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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  • 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Superior Double
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Luxury Twin Room - Early Check-In From 12:00 PM
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      • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
      • 1 queen bed
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Riviera Hotel?

      Check-in is from 02:00 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 Riviera Hotel?

      Riviera Hotel 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 241500 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, Riviera Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. 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 taxi service.

      What is the smoking policy at Riviera Hotel?

      Riviera Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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      What people love about Riviera Hotel

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "I have never experienced such professional and courteous service from any hotel."

        Tanele

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        January 19, 2019

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Some good restaurants around the hotel (street at the back)."

        Nicolas

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        May 6, 2019

      • 7.2
        Very good
        Location

        "Hotel location right by main road, easy to catch taxi."

        rudy

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        October 24, 2018

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      8.2
      Excellent
      3,420 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.2
      Facilities
      7.8
      Location
      8.3
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      More about Riviera Hotel

      Located in Gangnam, Riviera Hotel is 65 kilometers from the airport, making it easily accessible for leisure and business travelers alike. The property is also close to the Olympic Stadium and the Convention and Exhibition Center.

      The on-site restaurant serves Chinese, Western, and international cuisine. After dinner, enjoy a few drinks at the cocktail bar. For those who want to laze in bed and watch pay-per-view movies, room service is available until 2:00 AM. The gym is open and available for health-conscious travelers. Guests can also lounge by the pool or get a soothing massage at the massage center.

      With a convenient location close to the exhibition center and numerous leisure facilities, Riviera Hotel is an ideal base for business and leisure travelers in Seoul. Our secure online booking form makes reserving your room simple - just fill in your desired dates and click.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      38 mentions
      Breakfast
      24 mentions
      Internet
      20 mentions
      Taxi
      16 mentions

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional

      "This was an excellent world-class experience and I recommend..."

      Tanele

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      January 19, 2019

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      Food and dining

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      Reviews of Riviera Hotel from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.2
      Excellent
      From 3420 reviews
      8.5Location
      8.4Cleanliness
      8.3Service
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      Cleanliness8.2
      Facilities7.8
      Location8.3
      Room comfort and quality7.8
      Service8.1
      Value for money8.0
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      8.3
      Excellent
      yip from Hong Kong
      Couple
      Superior Double
      Stayed 5 nights in October 2011

      Value for money”

      clean, spacious and quite convenient

      riviera is about 100 metres away from a subway station of line 7. the room is spacious and reasonably equipped, but with no toothbrush, shaver etc. (most of the hotels in seoul are the same). the double bed is quite large, much larger than those hotels in tokyo of similar price. staff are friendly and can communicate with simple english. haven't tried the restaurants of the hotel but there are many restaurant at the vicinity, with a 7-eleven opposite the hotel. taking into consideration the price, i.e. for five nights, riviera is a good choice, value for money.

      Reviewed November 01, 2011
      8.7
      Excellent
      yeunjung from South Korea
      Business traveler
      Deluxe Twin
      Stayed 1 night in July 2013

      good location, helpful staffs, easy to move ”

      easy access to most of recommended place in gangnam, very near to chungdam subway station, strong wifi, very helpful staff

      I reach early at hotel around 9am, so I requested early check in. I heard from hotel that early check in would be required extra pay equivalent of half day stay. But they help me to check in after one hour without extra pay as soon as room is prepared. I had kimchi soup for breakfast while I was waiting just near hotel. There is really famous casual restaurant for kimchi soup in gangnam. It takes only 2-3 min by foot from hotel. Hotel room condition was very clean. I liked bathroom with large bathtub Location is very good. You can access easily to nice place in gangnam such as garosugil, gangnam station, coex besides very very near to chungdam subway stataion and club

      Reviewed August 01, 2013
      7.7
      Very good
      Tieshan from China
      Business traveler
      Superior Double
      Stayed 14 nights in June 2010

      very good hotel”

      Cleaness
      Price is a little expensive, especially for breakfast

      I ever lived several hotels in Seoul, but only Riviera hotel impress me very much. I think Riviera hotel has a good reputation in Seoul, no matter in Incheon airport or in other districts, it's easy for bus/taxi drivers to bring me to hotel. they're very familiar with Reviera,which is very convenient for me, you know, I can't speak korean. Besides, Riviera has various sports equipments, e.g. jogging,swimming and even golf. more surprisely, they're all free. I enjoy my stay in Riviera hotel.

      Reviewed July 02, 2010
      8.0
      Excellent
      Siew from Malaysia
      Couple
      Superior Double
      Stayed 7 nights in April 2018

      Convenient relaxing great ”

      Very good central hotel away. From the dustinessof Seoul Situated in a nice upmarket suburb near the river Public transport from here is great including bus to airports Near to good local eateries and Gangnam District Facilities adequate,spa ,swimming pool, gym and yoga room etc excellent We stayed for 7 days and had a thoroughly relaxing time Room size good was upgraded with no hassle Checked in late at 1 am Bring your own coffeee sachets none in room Only green tea and Lipton’s black in room no sugar ,no milk A small shop in hotel for cakes etc Next door also a convenience shop for snacks and top up card purchase and refund Concierge very helpful with travelling round Seoul Friendly people Enjoyed the stay

      Reviewed May 02, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      Frances
      Solo traveler
      Luxury Double
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

      Second attempt to resolve atwo charge issues”

      I asked you a few days ago to look into two charges that have appeared on my Visa bill from the Riviera Hotel in Seoul. The first charge posted is dated May 15th, 2019 the day I arrived at the hotel, and the second charge is dated May 18th, 2019 the day I departed the hotel. You told me these charges were resolved, well they have not!! These charges have gone beyond pending by my Visa company and are now on my account as charges to be paid. I mentioned to you in my first message a few days ago that I charged nothing to my room, nor did I use anything from the refrigerator or snack/ razor/toothbrush area. I mentioned to you that housekeeping never placed any snacks in my room so there was nothing to use. I am disputing these charges, and want them removed from my Visa charge account. Please respond. Thanking you in advance, Frances Lamb

      Reviewed March 23, 2019
      9.7
      Exceptional
      aaron from United States
      Couple
      Superior Double
      Stayed 1 night in May 2013

      We had a very good experience at the Hotel Riviera”

      The pool, the friendly staff, and quiet environment made this hotel a great place to get away for a while.

      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Riviera. The staff was very friendly and almost every staff member spoke at least some English. Originally we were only going to stay one night, but we decided to book an extra night because of how comfortable the hotel was. One big selling point for us was that the hotel had a pool, which is relatively rare in Korea. Overall, we had a very enjoyable time at this hotel.

      Reviewed May 15, 2013
      7.7
      Very good
      Tieshan from China
      Business traveler
      Luxury Double
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2010

      Comfortable Hotel”

      Cleaness, Convenient and Relaxed
      no much kind of food in Breakfast

      It's comfortable for me staying Riviera Hotel. there are some advantages as below 1) The room is very Clean, including bed and Napkin. 2) The location is in center of Seoul, so very convenient to other places, and it's also very famous in seoul. so no worry taxi drivers don't know this hotel. 3)Its facilities is very good, especially for sport equipments. and even it has swimming pool!

      Reviewed August 02, 2010
      7.0
      Very good
      Daniel from United States
      Business traveler
      Superior Double
      Stayed 1 night in March 2013

      nothing special, nothing to complain about. ”

      extremely fast internet, good location, efficient staff

      this was my second time at Riviera Hotel. Their rates are usually really competitive and their rooms are fine for basic needs. There is something "old" feeling about the rooms (the decor, the furniture, the carpet) that doesn't feel as clean as one might like. It's a very standard conventional hotel that I would say rating at 5 stars is a LONG stretch. There's nothing to explicitly complain about but def not a 5 star hotel. That said, they dont' charge you 5 Star rates, so again, no complaints. I do feel like they need to update their interior though. The place is showing it's age (whatever that may be). Location is great, service is friendly and efficient, and rooms are a decent size. Internet is BLAZING fast here even relative to how fast internet is in seoul in general. So if that’s a priority, this hotel should be on your shortlist. The rooms are a good comfortable size (even spacious by asian hotel standards) but I personally prefer a smaller yet tidier (newer, cleaner) hotel experience.

      Reviewed April 01, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Tien from Vietnam
      Business traveler
      Superior Double
      Stayed 1 night in November 2013

      very good”

      swiming pool, GYM room, good service

      I was really impressed with all the friendly receptionists, the delicious breakfasts, the clean and comfortable room and loved the colour changing shower lights!! I will be recommending this hotel to anyone that is visiting Seoul and wants a reasonably priced and friendly place to stay.

      Reviewed May 28, 2014
      7.7
      Very good
      Srie from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

      Lovely hotel with great location”

      good service

      As a foreigner and first visitor to korea, riviera is quite good. it is clean and its price is reasonable. its location is great cause we can take a "tour" by walking just for looking around the hotel. I stayed there only for 3 nights but it was great to stay there cause I could take a little walk to enjoyed snow (Sure..I could not find any snow in Indonesia......). if I have a chance to came to seoul (again) I won't mind to stay at this hotel

      Reviewed December 28, 2012
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Deborah from United States
      Business traveler
      Luxury Double
      Stayed 9 nights in December 2017

      regular visits”

      I have been staying at the Riviera for a number of years. It is convenient to where I work and I can count on creature comforts necessary when I need quiet for work and rest. Love having breakfast downstairs and the hotel staff is attentive and efficient.

      Reviewed December 27, 2017
      7.6
      Very good
      Chung from United States
      Couple
      Superior Double
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

      Nice hotel, location not so great”

      Very nice hotel, with clean big rooms and nice facilities. Staff courteous and professional (but English wasn't great). View was of the street, was nice. There was a dance club next door (but you wouldn't hear it, sound insulation was excellent). Looks very high end, but I didn't pay a high price (booked through Agoda). Airport bus literally took me to the very front of the hotel! Now, the bad part... There really isn't much within walking distance. Yes, there's a restaurant in the lobby. But it was kind of expensive (dinner for 2 would have been more than my room!) and it was empty. (We all know what they say about empty restaurants and skinny chefs.) I walked around the area and found some cafes, couple restaurants. None were memorable. The good part is that the hotel is located on a big boulevard, with easy access to bus stops and taxis. COEX/World Trade Center is only about 3 bust stops away, so it's not exactly isolated. But if I were to stay in Gangnam again, I'd look elsewhere.

      Reviewed April 23, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      영훈 from South Korea
      Couple
      TWIN DELUXE - ROOM ONLY
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Good location in Gangnam, Seoul”

      Even if the nearest subway station is around 10 minutes walk from the hotel, it is actually loacated in the center of the Gangnam in Seoul. Bus stop is right in front of the hotel and it's easy to catch taxi. My wife and I enjoyed the stay for the purpose of participating the year-end parties occurred during the weekend. In-door pool was also a great plus.

      Reviewed December 12, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      grace from Philippines
      Business traveler
      Deluxe Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

      Very good”

      if you stay in this hotel, be sure to bring your rasor, toothbrush, toothpaste, facial toner and moisturizer with you coz it is for sale in this hotel.... at a higher price.... unlike most hotels in korea, whats inside the minibar is all free....with computer and charger...here at riviera, no computer and charger for free

      Reviewed October 21, 2018
      9.3
      Exceptional
      ZHENGXUE from China
      Business traveler
      Superior Double
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2010

      good choice”

      cleaning
      none

      it's very convenient for business travel. 1. it's very conveninet from the air port to the hotel and from the hotel to the air port. 2. from hotel to most place of seoul is ok. 3. the hotel is famous for most of the taxi driver. 4. restante is more choice near the hotel. it is realy a goog choice for most the business traver.

      Reviewed August 24, 2010
      8.0
      Excellent
      Solomon from United States
      Couple
      Superior Double
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

      Classy Hotel”

      Hotel itself is a typical old classy hotel . I like this type of hotels such as Chosun and Sejong. Compare to other classy hotels in Seoul, this hotel has smaller rooms and beds. Staffs were just okay not as welcoming or accommodating like other classy hotels. As far as the location is concerned, this can either be inconvenient or daring due to awkward access to public transportation. Hotel bell hops won't even try to help you get a cab. They just tell you to go out on street and find one. This hotel is geared towards those who are brave enough to drive in Seoul. If you are not driving, look elsewhere.

      Reviewed June 02, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Kim from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

      Very nice hotel”

      Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Riviera. We were attending a wedding, and were happy with the location, and the ambience. Bathroom is pretty tight, but room size is adequate. Very clean, nice staff.

      Reviewed June 07, 2019
      9.0
      Exceptional
      SOON from Singapore
      Business traveler
      Superior Double
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

      Friendly and helpful hotel”

      Location

      Easy to move around in Seoul when I stay in Riviera Hotel.

      Reviewed September 14, 2012
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Daniel from United States
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Twin
      Stayed 1 night in December 2012

      Great for the price”

      Comfortable cozy rooms.

      great room! very comfortable. walking distance to two major seoul nightlife spots. club ellui and answer are right across the street. food in the lobby is great as any hotel of the caliber should be. the gym/pool was a great surprise. i would definitely stay here again.

      Reviewed January 09, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Frank from Ireland
      Solo traveler
      Superior Double
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

      Excellent, great service, facilities”

      Comfortable rooms, good value, friendly staff

      highly recommended. the staff are extremely helpful and willing to help out with everything, especially translations and directions cards, invaluable for non-korean speakers. my room on level 12 was very comfortable, great heating systems, lovelybed and bathroom. i would recommend for business or tourism. only slight downsides are it is quite far to get to the seoul station and downtown areas, especially by the mrt but very manageable. i would have preferred wi-fi access in the rooms, not just the lobby area. overall, a pleasant and value for money stay.

      Reviewed February 01, 2012
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