Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
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"Location was good."

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May 3, 2018

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Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun

Exceptional location
- 280 meters from city center
- What's nearby?
Excellent
From 1303 reviewsSee what guests said
8.5
/
10
Exceptional room comfort and quality
9.0
Recommended by 86% of guests
Value for money8.4
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport15.8 km
  • 320 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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9.0
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Booked 22 times since yesterday | 33 travelers are looking at this property right now
Family Twin
Family Twin
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Double
Standard Double
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin
Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard - 1 Double
Standard - 1 Double
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
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Deluxe Twin
Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
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Standard - 1 Double
Standard - 1 Double
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
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    Double Suite
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        What people love about the property

        • "Best location, near to attractions"

          gunyoung

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          March 1, 2018

        • "Great location."

          Angeline

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          February 25, 2018

        • "Good location, design, staff."

          Clinton

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          November 30, 2017

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        "Great location, good price, quality place."

        Glenn

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        March 6, 2018

        An overview

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        Nearest essentials

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        What to eat nearby

        Korean cuisine
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        Nene Chicken Ewha Womans University
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        American cuisine
        American cuisine
        Busan Chobap
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        1.2 km American
        Asian cuisine
        Asian cuisine
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        320 m Asian, Korean
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        350 m Asian, Korean

        What they offer

        "Clean rooms with great service."

        Sun U.

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        April 16, 2018

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        Real reviews from real guests

        Agoda Reviews (1303)Booking.com Reviews (1269)
        8.5
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        10
        Cleanliness8.6
        Facilities8.0
        Location9.1
        Room comfort and quality9.0
        Service8.6
        Value for money8.4
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Leislie from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Standard Double
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
        Very accommodating staff”
        It has a very good location. I booked 4 days. Overall it was a comfortable stay. There are reasonable restaurants around the area. Walking distance to tourist spots, transportation, and good resto. The airport bus stop is just several meters away. Thank you very much to the staff for making it comfortable.
        Reviewed November 07, 2018
        6.8
        Good
        Hyung from United States
        Couple
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 6 nights in October 2018
        Good”
        Towels in bathroom need to be newer
        Reviewed November 03, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Xay
        Couple
        Deluxe Double
        Stayed 7 nights in October 2018
        Great stay and perfect location!”
        Despite some reviews about thin walls, we had no issues with noise. We heard a little from our neighbors on one night but it really wasn't bad. The location was fantastic for us and suited everything we wanted, which was close to all the sights without being in the center of the noise. The staff were very friendly and helpful when we were trying to do an excursion out of the city. We also ate in the restaurant on our first night because we were too tired to go out, but it was fine. The wine was great and the pizza was what we expected--good enough to fill hungry stomachs. We're from NYC so our pizza tastes are also different than most. We did make adjustments to their ingredients and the chef was nice enough to oblige. Overall, would definitely stay here again!
        Reviewed October 30, 2018
        6.4
        Good
        Hyein from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 4 nights in October 2018
        Great location but NO Air Conditioning”
        We stayed for four nignts in this hotel and it was such a disappointment. Especially considering Shilla brand and the fact that the hotel is regarded as a 4 star, what we experienced was just unacceptable. We found the AC in the room was not working and asked for it to be fixed. The staff explained that the room temperature is controlled centrally and they keep the room temperature in certain range according to their policy... IS THIS A JOKE? Essentially what it meant was the individual AC in each room does not work but for a mere display. I have never experienced such a ridiculous "policy" especially with a so called four star hotel. The staffs were nice and kind but utterly useless. We received a fan from day 3 but it did not help to cool down the room. The room temperature was consistently between 26 to 28 degrees during our 4 night stay. Although the hotel is definitely in a prime location, I will NEVER recommend this hotel. There are many other options in the area with proper AC.
        Reviewed October 22, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Young from United States
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 8 nights in October 2018
        Pleasant stay in Seoul”
        Super convenient location. The room was very clean and modern. Staffs were very kind and helpful. The size of the room was a little smaller than I expected. Definitely recommend for travelers.
        Reviewed October 17, 2018
        5.2
        Jaap from Netherlands
        Business traveler
        Deluxe Double
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
        No airconditioning!!”
        No aircondition for all the three nights! And only sort of excuse, but no money back.
        Reviewed October 11, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Jin from Australia
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
        Great location but be aware of dodgy taxi drivers!!”
        Nice staff and convenient location. Walking distance to Insa-dong and Iksundong where we spent most of our time. We had a very unpleasant taxi experience though with the jumbo taxi that hotel staff called for us. We were going to Seoul station which was about 3km away from the hotel. We arrived and I gave him 10000won expecting to get some change. He said it was 17000won and my mum (local Korean) said that’s ricidulous as it should be around 5000won max why is he charging so much. He said there’s an extra cost as it’s a jumbo taxi and then he said he will only take 10000won. What??He refused to give a receipt and after 5min of argument he gave us 400won back and a receipt saying the ride was 9600won. He said “Are you so happy now for taking all the money back” so rudely. I googled and there’s no extra charge for jumbo taxi, the base price is slightly higher and that’s all. I think hotel staff member should be aware of that their customers can be getting ripped off by taxi drivers.
        Reviewed October 10, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Randall from South Korea
        Couple
        Deluxe Double
        Stayed 1 night in August 2018
        Easy Access to US Embassy”
        My wife and I had an early appt at the embassy. Shilla Stay is very close. there are many restaurants in the area and the subway is a healthy walk away.
        Reviewed September 20, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        chi from Taiwan
        Solo traveler
        Standard Double
        Stayed 6 nights in September 2018
        Hotel with Great location”
        Shills stay is very convenient which closes to Two Underground station within 2-3mins walking distance. Taxi fee to central only costs around 4000-5000won. A lot of restaurants and shopping malls nearby. Hotel room is clean and tidy. Service is good and friendly. If you stay in higher level, you could have some nice night view from window.
        Reviewed September 10, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        hyeonmin from South Korea
        Business traveler
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2018
        good”
        nice
        Reviewed September 10, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        jonghoon from South Korea
        Couple
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018
        very nice, except for location”
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        Reviewed September 09, 2018
        6.8
        Good
        Priyal
        Group
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 5 nights in August 2018
        The ambience was good but there was no porter service which cause a bit of inconvenience.”
        More room cleaning staff is required . Otherwise staff at the front desk were very really cooperative. Also, the person answering mails did a good job.
        Reviewed August 22, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Michael from Germany
        Business traveler
        Standard Double
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018
        Great”
        Good location
        Reviewed August 02, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Michael from Germany
        Business traveler
        Standard Double
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2018
        Really good”
        Except the staff - they refused breakfast 5 minutes before it closed, plus the check-in was not really friendly. But the Hotel was good.
        Reviewed August 02, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Bomae from United States
        Family with teens
        Family Twin
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018
        Great location, safe and convenient, very friendly staff”
        We, family of 3, stayed in a family twin room with 1 queen and 1 twin bed. There was barely any space left in the room with our 3 suit cases. Since the location was great, close to everywhere we wanted to visit, we liked the hotel until we got to know another hotel in Myong dong where the room was much bigger with slightly higher in price. Staff was very polite and friendly though.
        Reviewed July 31, 2018
        6.4
        Good
        lawrence from Japan
        Couple
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
        Had to switch room 3 times over 2 days due to improperly working air conditioner, staff was slow ”
        Rooms were warm on hot days in July and staff was slow to respond, very frustrating having to repeat call for hvac
        Reviewed July 14, 2018
        6.4
        Good
        SEONGMIN from South Korea
        Business traveler
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
        Elevator”
        I had to wait at least three minutes each time when I used the elevator. It seems that my expectations were too high because it is more expensive than other hotels. But I could not find any other reason to stay there. I recommend this hotel to those who like the fency design .
        Reviewed June 26, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Simon from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 13 nights in June 2018
        Great Hotel”
        Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is a lovely hotel. It's in a great location (right next to Gwanghwamun Square, Gyeongbok Palace, and more), the rooms are clean and quickly prepared, the staff are friendly and helpful (and speak English), and the morning breakfast has a great selection. Definitely recommended.
        Reviewed June 25, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Xuyuan from Hong Kong
        Group
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
        Excellent for long weekend escape”
        Convenient location - metro within 5 minutes walk; Restaurants within walking distance (1 minute to 10 minutes); Terrific value for money, the room is nice designed and clean, though a bit small. As in Korea, most taxi drivers are above 50 years ago and don't understand English well. They sometimes find it difficult to locate the hotel.
        Reviewed June 22, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Margaret from United States
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 9 nights in June 2018
        Very comfortable and quiet. Great location near sights”
        Easy to communicate with english speating staff. Prompt care of room. Would have been nice to have a pool there.
        Reviewed June 15, 2018
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