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Somerset Palace Seoul
Somerset Palace Seoul
Somerset Palace Seoul
Somerset Palace Seoul
Somerset Palace Seoul
Somerset Palace Seoul
Somerset Palace Seoul

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8.4

Excellent

1,154 reviews

1,154 reviews

Breakfast15
Housekeeping10
Children's activities3
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 550 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Gallery Godo

70 m

Central Buddhist Museum

120 m

Seoul Selection Bookshop

170 m

Jogyesa Temple

170 m

Dongduk Art Gallery

180 m

Popular landmarks
Insadong

340 m

Bukchon Hanok Village

610 m

Gyeongbokgung Palace

620 m

Changdeokgung Palace Complex

1.1 km

Myeong-Dong Walking Street

1.3 km

Closest landmarks
Embassy of Panama

20 m

Embassy of Jordan

100 m

Embassy of Papua New Guinea

180 m

Embassy of the United States

190 m

Embassy of Japan

210 m

Somerset Palace Seoul

7 Yulgok-ro, 2-gil, Jongno-gu, Gwanghwamun, Seoul, South Korea, 03143 - See map

In addition to the standard of Ascott Cares, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Gwanghwamun part of Seoul, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

430 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

360 meters to Insadong

Ascott Cares

Our Commitment to Wellness, Cleanliness and Sustainability

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Pets allowed

Car park

Exercise area

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Seoul are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.4
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport15.9 km

Rooms available at Somerset Palace Seoul

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Studio
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe 1 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Bedroom Executive Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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2 Bedroom Executive
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Penthouse Suite
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  • Room size: 112 m²/1206 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Executive Two Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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2Bed room Deluxe
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  • Shower
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Deluxe Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 73 m²/786 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Executive One Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Somerset Palace Seoul have a hot tub?

A hot tub is one of the facilities available at Somerset Palace Seoul.

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

Somerset 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 330000 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. A stay at Somerset Palace Seoul also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Somerset Palace Seoul has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Seoul with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Somerset Palace Seoul?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Somerset Palace Seoul. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 22000 KRW if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Somerset Palace Seoul?

Somerset Palace Seoul features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Somerset Palace Seoul?

Somerset Palace Seoul does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Somerset Palace Seoul?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Gwanghwamun Subway Station (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts), 570 m away from Somerset Palace Seoul.

What restaurants are nearby Somerset Palace Seoul?

Somerset Palace Seoul is located in Gwanghwamun, famous for good restaurants such as Sushi Cho, The Kitchen Sal Bato Re and Ba and Little Yagop.

What popular shopping places are close to Somerset Palace Seoul?

Shopping options in Somerset Palace Seoul’s Gwanghwamun neighborhood include Gallery Godo, Hyundae Hwarang and Gallery Hyeondai.

What are popular attractions near Somerset Palace Seoul?

Somerset Palace Seoul is located in Gwanghwamun area, which is famous for attractions such as Jogyesa Temple, Gwanghwamun Gate and National Folk Museum of Korea.

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What people love about Somerset Palace Seoul

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "I rented a car and enjoyed the clean, easy parking under the building, too."

    Seth

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    September 5, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Great place to stay long time"

    Jae

    |

    August 25, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location, Good people, really nice to stay."

    Jae

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    August 25, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 2,954 Seoul properties
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Room comfort score
8.6/10
Room size
47 sqm.
Location score
9.1/10
Cleanliness score
8.4/10
Better than
96
%
of Seoul properties
Bigger than
96
%
of Seoul properties
Better than
94
%
of Seoul properties
Better than
89
%
of Seoul properties
Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
1,154 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.2
Location
9.1
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More about Somerset Palace Seoul

More about Somerset Palace Seoul

Somerset Palace Seoul

Do more sightseeing in the famous neighborhoods of Seoul with a stay at Somerset Palace Seoul. Enjoy the history and beauty of Seoul by visiting one of the many monuments around town. Experience the joy of multiple options for activities at this convenient location! Somerset Palace Seoul is a perfect starting point for numerous sightseeing and tourist choices, with a location just 620 m from the Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Somerset Palace Seoul. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Taxi and shuttle services provided by the hotel make exploring Seoul even more convenient.
Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at Somerset Palace Seoul thanks to the hotel's laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
Forgot to pack something? All your last-minute needs can be fulfilled by the convenience stores, saving you time and hassle. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Enjoy the services offered at Somerset Palace Seoul from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Somerset Palace Seoul even come with extra design features such as a separate living room. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television, in-room video streaming and cable TV.
In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee and instant tea at your disposal. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Somerset Palace Seoul begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities.
Recreational facilities at Somerset Palace Seoul are designed for escape and relaxation. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool. Check out the hotel's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation. Get social at the hotel's games room and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience all the sights and local attractions of Seoul with Somerset Palace Seoul as your base. Never forget your time in Seoul with a special gift or trinket from Myeong-Dong Walking Street just 1.2 km away. Don't forget to stop by Insadong located 330 m away, where everyone who visits Seoul wants to have their photo taken. Acquire some cultural knowledge with a day at Bukchon Hanok Village located 600 m away, where you can see famous works by local artists.


Reasons to stay here

Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 94% of the city's other accommodations.
Ranking higher than 93% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

29 mentions

Housekeeping

19 mentions

Internet

5 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Exercise area
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • Cat-friendly
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Transport to airport

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Blackout curtains
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary coffee (instant)
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • DVD/CD player
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free tea
  • Full kitchen
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchenware
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Laptop workspace
  • Linens
  • Lock box in room
  • Microwave
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Pets allowed in room
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Scale
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Smoke alarm
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Swimming pool [direct access]
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake up call
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
7 Yulgok-ro, 2-gil, Jongno-gu, Gwanghwamun, Seoul, South Korea, 03143
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP)
    15.9 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
    48.8 km

Public transportation

  • Anguk Subway Station
    400 m
  • Jonggak Subway Station
    580 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Sarangdameun Internal Medicine Clinic
    730 m

Shopping

  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
    1.3 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Insadong
    340 m
  • Bukchon Hanok Village
    610 m
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    620 m
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
    1.1 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
    1.3 km
  • Namdaemun Market
    1.8 km
  • N Seoul Tower
    2.7 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea
    4.4 km
  • National Museum of Korea
    5.7 km
  • Lotte World
    12.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Embassy of Panama
    20 m
  • Gallery Godo
    70 m
  • Embassy of Jordan
    100 m
  • Central Buddhist Museum
    120 m
  • Seoul Selection Bookshop
    170 m
  • Jogyesa Temple
    170 m
  • Dongduk Art Gallery
    180 m
  • Embassy of Papua New Guinea
    180 m
  • Embassy of the United States
    190 m
  • Galerie GAIA
    190 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until00:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee330000 KRW
  • Distance from city center2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)70

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)22000 KRW

The property

  • Local Tax ID/ Rental License101852093
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges2
  • Number of floors18
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 385
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2005
  • Most recent renovation2005
Property announcements

If the guest requests a twin bed type while selecting a bed configuration, an additional fee of KRW 38,500 (including VAT) per night will be charge. Service provided under limited availability.

Reviews of Somerset Palace Seoul from real guests

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Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.2
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service8.4
Value for money8.4
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9.3
Exceptional
Whitney from Australia
Family with teens
Studio
Stayed 6 nights in September 2012

One of the best hotels on offer in Seoul!”

Convenient location for tourists, excellent guest services, walking distance to subway station

i stayed with my mother at the somerset palace seoul for just over a week. it was a relief for us that the aircon was in good working condition because temperatures were still in the high 20s. rooms were cleaned and replenished with clean towels on a daily basis. front desk was very helpful, english is not fluent but passable. don't worry if you forgot to bring the right power adaptor - there are conversion adaptors available for rental (free) at reception. very close to anguk station - just bring an umbrella if it is pouring because there is no shelter from the subway exit to the hotel just a 2 minute walk to insadong-gil, plenty of good eateries and tourist-friendly shops. all shopping locations such as dongdaemun and myeongdong are only a few stations away, with only 1-2 line changes. the subway is like a maze, so be careful not to assume the line change is directly opposite to you: we saw many people walk in the wrong direction (even locals) and they had to retrace their steps...which means a lot of stairs to climb. another thing to note is that if you are planning to visit the other side of the river (ie: gangnam, coex in samsungdong, garosugil in apgujeong etc) try to score a seat on the train because they are quite a few stations away...a taxi ride back to somerset is comparatively better if you've had a long day and you're stuck on the train in peak hour and having to stand in sauna-like stations (seoul is eco-friendly, there is no aircon or good ventilation down in the subway)...it actually doesn't cost alot for a nice, comfy, air-conditioned ride home finally, if you're on the lookout for a good korean bbq that is not too expensive but you get value for money, i highly recommend "hwang geum jeong" (anguk station, exit 2)...my mum and i stuffed ourselves silly with plenty of meat dishes and the side dishes were amazing. the ladies that work there understand a little bit of english. it was so good, we went there 4 days in a row!

Reviewed September 26, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Juanita from United States
Family with teens
Deluxe 1 Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2009

It's really an apartment building.”

Huge rooms, location
Impersonal feeling, lack of warmth

The Somerset Palace is really a high-rise apartment building, and the rooms are serviced apartments,with a sitting area and a fully functioning kitchen area. This is both a plus and minus, depending on what you are looking for. They are luxurious,and the rooms have all the amenities you would expect in a luxury hotel, with the exception of internet hook-up, for which they charge you extra. For us it was a treat to be able to spread out our things after being squeezed into tiny spaces. I think the Somerset Palace is a pretty good value for what you get, and great for families who want a lot of room. If I have any quibbles, it is with the impersonal feeling of the place, and the lack of warmth or personal attention. I didn't get the feeling that customer satisfaction is a top priority here. For instance, I was unable to book a room with twin beds through Agoda, though I saw that they were available at the same price on other webistes. In my experience, double bed and twin bed rooms are always priced the same. But when I arrived at the Somerset Palace, I was told that I would have to pay extra for a room with twin beds. Their inflexible stance on this issue gave me mixed feelings about an otherwise nice place.

Reviewed March 29, 2009

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10.0
Exceptional
Chaunte from United States
Business traveler
Studio
Stayed 1 night in April 2009

Great Night”

Service; Location; Cleanliness; Security

While visiting Seoul I had the opportunity to stay at the Somerset Palace Hotel again. I have written reviews before now about the Somerset, but this time I had a chance to make it to the complimentary breakfast. I must say, "It was worth waking up for." I was greeted upon entry with a smile and a sincere "goodmorning". Looking around, I saw many choices of fruits, juices, meats, and select bread types. In addition to an egg chef on-site to prepare any style of egg I wanted. This was a great start to a day filled with the hustle and bustle of being in an extremely large city.

Reviewed May 06, 2009

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8.0
Excellent
BABY from Philippines
Group
Studio
Stayed 4 nights in May 2012

Somerset Palace Seoul...Location is the key!”

walking distance to tourist attractions,subway station

we stayed in the somerset palace last may27-31, 2012. just came from jeju and stayed in shilla hotel in jeju. stayed here with my parents, 75 and 69 years old respectively. my decision to stay in somerset was mainly of its location and i was not disappointed. it was very near the 3 palaces, the gwanghamun plaza, the cheonggyechon stream, the 50 foot shell, insadong street, anguk station,bukchon hanok village and its all by foot. the place itself was just fine, its a serviced apartment so its a far cry from the hotel we just recently stayed. there was a queen sized bed, a small kitchen with microwave oven, a kettle, a stove, a refrigerator, mugs, plates and utensils , generous complimentary coffee and tea packets although it stopped being refilled after two nights of stay. the toilet is just okay with basic necessities provided except no toothbrushes. the housekeeping is prompt and neat. no wi-fi in the room though, one has to go to the business center to surf the net, although one can just stay near the business center and can get the free wi-fi. i used their pc and printing services. there was a breakfast buffet but we did not ate there as my parents opted to eat outside instead. the staffs were friendly, can speak english and helpful as well. there were three restaurants in the building, a convenient store just in case you ran out of some supplies. there was rooftop garden with the swimming pool and the view was just amazing. we also went to places other than seoul like chuncheon in gwandong and we just get the bus from insadong and the subway location cannot be over empasized that its a major plus as from anguk station which was wa lking distance from the somerset is just so convenient to go around seoul. i will recommend it if just for the location alone especially if you need a decent place to sleep, take a bath, rest for awhile the off you go again to explore the beautiful korea.

Reviewed June 07, 2012

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7.7
Very good
Subsidee from Thailand
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Executive
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

Great service apartment near Insadong”

Location, clean room, new fittings

This is our second times here at Somerset Palace Seoul, First time we stayed in Seoul we have got their Studio apartment which is perfect for two person with fully equipped kitchen you can cook breakfast in the apartment before heading out for the day. This time, Its a quick weekend getaway with Me, my husband and my mum so we booked a 2 bedrooms apartment, checking was easy they gave us an upgrade to penthouse suite on the top floor It was very big and nice clean apartment each bedroom have their own ensuite. Our master bedroom and a walk in closet. This apartment also have kitchen/bar, dinning , lounge are and a laundry room with own washing machine - highly recommended if you will be spending a lot of time here in Seoul. As we only stayed for 2 nights we didn't get to use the laundry facility. Swimming pool and garden are on the roof top it was lovely we went up to have a quick look but it rain shortly after that so we didn't get a chance to hang around in the garden. The only Cons for Somerset is - There is no Free Wifi in hotel room, There is only free wifi in the lobby or in the club house facility. Transportation : Its about 5 mins walk from Anguk Station. From the airport you can catch one of the airport limousine bus that will drop you off at Anguk station and walk to the hotel. Food: There are plenty of restaurants and tea house in Insadong, Or you can do walk to Myeong-dong ( about 30 -40 mins) We love Insadong Area and think its quite safe to walk around. Last time we stayed in Itewon but didn't like it as much. Short walk to Gyeong Bok Gung Palace. - If you like walking this area is perfect for you. Next time we're going back to Seoul we'll be using this service apartment again.

Reviewed July 16, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Jayne from United Kingdom
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Executive
Stayed 7 nights in October 2017

Exceptional”

We had the most wonderful holiday in Seoul and found that the Somerset Palace hotel made the perfect base. We liked everything about the hotel - the staff are friendly and helpful, the apartment spacious, comfortable and very clean, the breakfast offered plenty of different options and the location couldn't have been better for us. We hope to visit Seoul again and would certainly stop here again when we do.

Reviewed October 31, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Lee from Singapore
Couple
Studio
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

Great Hotel that you wont regret staying”

Booked Studio Room Clean room, polite front desk staffs, and the room is fitted with washing machine for us to wash our clothes during the many days in Korea. Near Insa-dong market and Anguk Station. Great breakfast option. We will definitely stay with Somerset Palace Seoul again when we go to Korea.

Reviewed November 07, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
kandyce from United States
Couple
Deluxe 1 Bed Room
Stayed 10 nights in October 2009

Fabulous hotel, worth every penny”

We enjoyed this hotel immensely, the staff was fantastic and all spoke english reasonably well. The subway was only about 5 minutes by walking and very close to the U.S. embassy.
If I had to find any fault with this property, it would have to be the breakfast. I was there for 10 days and the breakfast buffet was the same daily. Not such a horrendous thing, but the only fault I could think of.

I believe that the Somerset Palace was rated as a 4 star hotel, I could be wrong, cause I think the rating should have been a 5. The staff was very accomodating and this property is just beautiful. The rooftop is just wonderful with a pool and jacuzzis. We also enjoyed all the little gazebo settings upstairs, nice place to just chat or read or to enjoy the serenity and scenery. The Palace is also about 5 minutes away from the hotel....a must to see. I have travelled to other countries and stayed in quite a few fine hotels, but I do believe that this was the best property, not only staffwise, but that subway and sights were all very close.

Reviewed October 24, 2009

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8.7
Excellent
Chaunte from United States
Solo traveler
Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2009

Very Comforting..”

Cleanliness, Location, Security features, and the Amenities
Breakfast choices. In such an upscale extablishment I was expecting a three to four star breakfast. But that was not the case. The only meat selection was ham and I don't eat pork. No fruit was offered and the eggs were terrible! Breakfast was a HUGE disappointment.

DATE OF STAY: FEBRUARY 20-FEBRUARY 22, 2009 While in Seoul I stayed at the Somerset Palace and I must say I was impressed. The level of service and courteous staff were a delight to have after a long flight. I especially appreciated how only residents were able to gain access to the floors. That is a security feature I can always appreciate. Since my return, I've recommended this hotel to many of my friends that have plans on visiting Seoul in the near future.

Reviewed February 24, 2009

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8.4
Excellent
SUTHIDA from Thailand
Group
Studio
Stayed 6 nights in October 2017

Nice Hotel in Seoul”

I traveled with my mom. We stayed 6 nights at Somerset Palace Seoul. The location is the best. Surely, I will recommend the hotel to my friends. The room is big, nice bed, sofa and full of hotel amenities with a little kitchen. All I want the hotel to improve is the cleanliness in hotel room. I found a little cup of yogurt under the sofa and also some M&M chocolates. Breakfast is just OK but you can find many good restaurants around the hotel. I will definitely come back to the hotel again.

Reviewed November 23, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
Chaunte from United States
Business traveler
Deluxe 1 Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2009

Second Time around”

Security Location Service
Checkin times

Staying at the Somerset again while I visited Seoul was just as rewarding as the last time I resided there. The staff was very helpful at answering any questions I had. They were also willing to go the extra mile to ensure I had everything I requested. This attribute is always appreciated after a long flight. Regretfully, I was unable to see if any changes were made to the breakfast menu, due to time constraints on my part. But, all and all I enjoyed my stay at the Somerset and each time I visit Seoul this will be my first hotel of choice.

Reviewed April 20, 2009

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9.7
Exceptional
Carolyn from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Studio
Stayed 4 nights in February 2013

Fabulous hotel. Perfectly located”

Kitchenette

We stayed at Somerset Seoul for a few nights ....could have stayed even longer. Fabulous room with great view of Buddhist pagoda. We loved the kitchenette - made eating a little bit cheaper and easier as I'm vegi. Playroom was an added bonus for my 4 year old too. Really near to everything - Anguk Station exit 6. Right next to palace too.Lovely helpful staff. Would definitely stay there again! Fabulous!

Reviewed February 14, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Frankie from Philippines
Family with teens
Deluxe 1 Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

We truly enjoyed our stay in Somerset Palace Hotel”

hood location, clean & large room with kitchen, fast room service

Somerset Palace Hotel has a good location. It is just a walking distance to some tourist attractions like the Geongbukgong Palace, Insadong & there is transportation going to the famous Seoul Tower. There are nearby Korean restaurants and convenience store. The hotel amenities are great, with nice swimming pool, fitness gym & a garden. The hotel room is clean and large, with soft bed, wide window with city view and a kitchen complete with utensils. Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay in this Somerset Hotel.Thank you Agoda!

Reviewed November 02, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Janet from United States
Couple
2 Bedroom Executive
Stayed 6 nights in July 2012

Nice hotel, great location, great service”

Location, clean, English speaking staff

This hotel is great if you're interested in sightseeing on the north side of the Han River. It's walking distance to many palaces, shops, and restaurants. It's only 1 block away from Insadong and about 1-2 blocks from Anguk subway station. Our room was immaculate and having a kitchen and washer/dryer was great. The staff was very helpful and friendly. There are also several restaurant options within the hotel. We tried the continental breakfast, but we preferred eating elsewhere. The Italian restaurant has a great buffet at the lunch hour and we received great service. I would definitely recommend and stay again at Somerset.

Reviewed July 19, 2012

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8.4
Excellent
Maye from Singapore
Couple
Studio
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Being Home away from home”

Somerset Palace Seoul is what my friends call my "Second Home". The location is great, being close to places of interest and it is only a 5 mins walk away from the subway. The breakfast spread is good and the service of the staff is simply awesome! Rooms are spacious and impeccably clean. Thumbs up!!!

Reviewed January 11, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Farah from Malaysia
Couple
Studio
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

Location, clean, security,”

A comfortable stay, room came with all the amenities you need. Location is excellent, across the road from Geongbukgung Palace and only a few minutes walk from Insadong street. Breakfast not fancy but very adequate. Would stay again. Helpful staff. Thank you Somerset Palace :-)

Reviewed May 26, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
SUNYU from South Korea
Couple
Deluxe 1 Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Residence Type & Good Location”

The facilities in general are rather old, but it's the largest room in Seoul for the price, and it's a resident type full option, so it's good to cook. Above all, it is very accessible to tourists because it is just around the corner of Gwanghwamun, Bukchon, Jogye Temple, and Insa-dong.

Reviewed September 25, 2019

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8.7
Excellent
Reena from Malaysia
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Executive
Stayed 3 nights in February 2011

We loved our stay here!”

Perfect location for tourist and business alike. Huge family room, great for family with children. Facilities are excellent.

We are satisfied with our stay and the room was huge and comfortable for our family. We enjoyed cooking in the apartment. The clothes washer and dryer was a plus point as we travelled during winter with a baby and kids. Convenient store located downstairs and few others just outside the hotel. Food was not a problem as there are plenty food outlets surrounding the hotels. Breakfast was satisfying. Location was superb as it is only about 10 minutes walk to Anguk Station. Insadong Street Market is 10-15 minutes away. Palaces to visit are also within walking distance. Overall, we loved it and will definitely come back to this hotel on our next trip to Seoul!

Reviewed March 09, 2011

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9.2
Exceptional
Gigi from Australia
Couple
1 Bedroom Executive Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 9 nights in April 2016

Happy couple from Sydney”

Fantastic location and really spacious room (1 bedroom executive suite). Some reviews mentioned the hotel was old and a bit worn out but we found it fine. I did bring my own towels & bedding etc as we stayed there for 9 nights. It was really handy to have a washer & dryer for this length of stay. Breakfast had a good variety of food and efforts were put in to alter the menu each day. Wifi speed was really good given we had 3 to 4 devices all hooked on at any one time. It was certainly a very pleasant and above expectation stay for us - we will definitely be staying in another Somerset facility around the globe for our next vacation!

Reviewed April 29, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
gabriel from Australia
Couple
Deluxe 1 Bed Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2012

great location and super confy rooms”

rooms, location, breakfast included automatically

we loved the somerset! it was the second time on our trip to south korea that we stayed there and both times were great. the location is amazing for any tourist, within a short walking distance to major attractions and close to public transport. whereas we are lazy and mostly took a taxi. the porter was very helpful in getting us a taxi everytime. the rooms are comfortable, clean and quite spacious. the staff is friendly and has very good english knowledge. a bonus is the complementary breakfast. and the italian restaurant is pretty good, we were quite surprised. (its embarrassing, but after 3 weeks we wanted some good ol pasta n pizza) we would go back to the somerset anytime.

Reviewed March 18, 2012

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