The Riverside Hotel
The Riverside Hotel
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6.4
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"The location is nice and it was a great stay!"

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October 15, 2016

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What guests are saying:
Good Location and very accessible. Good Hotel Service of the Hotel Staff.
annie from Canada
Family with teens
Hotel Restaurant had good food especially their buffet. Friendly and accomodating hotel staff. Very accessible.
annie from Canada
Family with teens
I stayed for 3 nights and it was very comfortable, a clean, safe environment for a single woman.
Audrey from Canada
Solo traveler
Great hotel with great service. Right beside a subway station
Mark from Canada
Solo traveler
Good
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6.6
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Value for money6.4
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport19.7 km
  • 280 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Double
Superior Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Twin
Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Twin
Superior Twin
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
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Triple
Triple
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Superior Double or Twin - No Window
Superior Double or Twin - No Window
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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  • 1 double bed
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          Real reviews from real guests

          Agoda Reviews (516)Booking.com Reviews (260)
          Cleanliness6.0
          Facilities6.0
          Location7.7
          Room comfort and quality6.2
          Service6.8
          Value for money6.4
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          9.2
          Exceptional
          LU from China
          Solo traveler
          Superior Double
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
          friendly hotel”
          the front desk lady looks nice but didn’t like me. I am disappointed because i wanted to make a korean friend, maybe she doesn’t like nature face people, maybe. em, actually I wanted to ask whether she have took face plastic surgeons. but this question is too rude to ask. but i said “nature face” to her when i checked out. rude still. i am a very rude man.
          Reviewed July 25, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Eung from Canada
          Couple
          Superior Double
          Stayed 1 night in May 2016
          Close to sinsa st”
          Stayed here number of times because it's comparatively inexpensive to other hotels near sinsa st. While i enjoy the proximity, wish they get actual double or queen sized beds in their suites. Double bed is singles attached together.
          Reviewed January 07, 2017
          8.8
          Excellent
          Erina from United States
          Solo traveler
          Superior Double
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
          Spacious room ”
          The hotel has nice restaurants and a lot of people who were dressed up there. It seems like there are dance club and wedding venue in the hotel. The room was very spacious and I liked the clean and spacious bathroom as well.
          Reviewed July 15, 2016
          8.3
          Excellent
          Joseph from United States
          Couple
          Superior Twin
          Stayed 1 night in November 2014
          Nice hotel near Garosugil”
          Location; Price; Close to Subway
          I didn't stay at this hotel earlier because of some of the negative reviews. I found that those reviews were unfounded. The interestingly designed hotel is located just a short walk from both Garosugil and the subway station. The room was cozy, but not small, and clean. I didn't have one of the renovated rooms, but the simple layout and white color scheme made it seem like a boutique hotel in New York or London. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets and towels were new. No cigarette smell at all (as some of the reviews noted). I would stay again.
          Reviewed November 29, 2014
          8.3
          Excellent
          Haruehun from Thailand
          Family with teens
          Superior Twin
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2013
          Each room/floor is different”
          Centrally located, Value for Money, Friendly Staff
          Let me warn you. I stayed at this hotel before but the rooms were rather different between two times. They were only a few days apart. The room was quite bad at second time. Air conditioners for some reason were shut down in the early morning (3am) while we were sleeping and starting to lack proper air to breathe. However it was solved and the staff was nice. If you need a hotel just to sleep in the big city, then it's good to go.
          Reviewed May 08, 2013
          8.7
          Excellent
          Haruehun from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in May 2013
          Centrally located and Value for Money”
          Value for Money, Centrally located, Friendly Staff
          I booked a double room for the first night of my stay, meaning I booked a different type of rooms for the rest of the stay. Each room's design and condition is different I must say. It pretty depends on how lucky you are. The bed is cozy though.
          Reviewed May 08, 2013
          8.0
          Excellent
          Huey from Malaysia
          Group
          Superior Twin
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2013
          Comfortable & convenient hotel to stay”
          Nice environment, comfortable room, hotel staff able to speak english
          Comfortable hotels, good location, easy to get public transport, just 3 minutes walk to Sinsa subway station, hotel staff able to speak English and we requested to change 1 twin room to a triple room, request have been made while check in.
          Reviewed May 06, 2013
          2.8
          SANGHEE from Sweden
          Couple
          Superior Twin
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018
          Don't let the pictures fool you”
          The hotel looks quite promising at the lobby and corridor and the location is close to airport bus stop and Garosu-gil, but that's all. I knew the hotel building was very old but the room was almost too small, outdated and the bathroom smelled like someone smoked there a miniute ago. We couldn't keep the bathroom door open as we didn't want our clothes and luggages get the disgusting smell. Toilet looked exactly the same as a subway toilet and some kind of weird blue water came out whenever I pressed it to flush. Breakfast was very simple and you'll be able to get several different kinds of breads together with eggs and bacon and others- which are not worth the prices. You can go to nearby cafes that would offer much better breakfast and coffee at much lower prices instead, and in that way you'll be able to avoid the noise from the hotel club in the morning as well. The best and most memorable part of my stay was housekeepers knocking the door almost every hour after our breakfast (7am) until check-out (12pm), to see if there's still anyone in the room. I've stayed at lots of different hotels in different countries including Korea and never seen this kind of room check-up before.
          Reviewed July 30, 2018
          6.3
          Good
          MATTEO from Italy
          Business traveler
          Superior Twin
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2015
          Small old rooms”
          Near Sinsa subway
          The lobby looks nice, there are many people coming and going, restaurant, cafe etc. when u get upstairs the corridor is dirty and crappy. The room is a 2 star hotel standard. There is no gym or pool (i mean, you have to pay for it, so what's the point)
          Reviewed May 30, 2015
          4.7
          Ding from Malaysia
          Business traveler
          Superior Double
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2015
          Hotel is overrated”
          Location , lobby , convenience
          Rather unpleasant stay !! very disappointed with the cleanliness of the hotel rooms where dirt can be found around window sill and bathroom , and part of the window frame also broken without any repair and can cause danger to the room guest where the bed is positioned right beneath it. Only the hotel lobby is presentable as per the photos posted in the website .. in short the photos posted are very misleading!
          Reviewed April 14, 2015
          5.0
          Jeong from South Korea
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 3 nights in August 2014
          misleading photos”
          Photos of room showed a window seat and nice river view. Actual room had no window seat and no river view. Location was not convenient. Had to walk quite far to cross large road. Not much in close vicinity of hotel.
          Reviewed October 21, 2014
          7.3
          Very good
          Roy from South Korea
          Couple
          Superior Twin
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
          Just reasonable for paying the lowest price”
          nothing actually, it wasn't what i expectation for the hotel.
          nothing actually, it wasn't what i expectation for the hotel. I was staying in a double bed room that was not cleaned and bathroom wasn't good, even the toilet flush is so weak and blocked twise. I should have stayed at another hotel if I had knew all about it. just only good thing that my room was river view and not too far from convinience stores. so much disappointed to stay there for 2nights.
          Reviewed October 20, 2014
          5.3
          Joost from Netherlands
          Business traveler
          Superior Twin
          Stayed 1 night in April 2014
          6 lobby seats, scuffy rooms and expensive coffee”
          the Sauna/spa, good wifi, nice staff
          Well, it was listed as 5 stars but I'd be ashamed to give it this. Allthough the staff is nice, the hotel lobby was under renovation (May 2014) and it's truy missing a welcoming atmosphere. Halways to the rooms are dark and dirty, room itself was old and unremarkable. Just the bed was good and linnen fresh but they had lost me on my first impression. I was glad I was just there to work and internet speed was good. When having a coffee in the lobby I discovered the price of 1 simple cup of coffee is 9.000 Won (9USD) go accross the street on a 2 min. walk and get it for half or less. I did like the Sauna for 18.000 won although it seemed a bit of a massive place, service was good. The hotel is nearby some great shopping streets with lot's of young trendy koreans walking around so make your choice... I recommend this hotel for Good Wifi, clean bed, relaxing business style spa, but nothing else.
          Reviewed May 02, 2014
          5.7
          Patrick from United States
          Business traveler
          Superior Twin
          Stayed 10 nights in November 2013
          Cramped stay in very small room”
          Only the location near a subway was good
          My stay at the Riverside was basically characterized by a lot of food smells and noise. Also, the room was an "Agoda Special" in that the room was right in front of the elevator. The room was just above a wedding hall, which jutted out rom below the hotel so any and all singing or music could be heard on the floors above it, and the room must have been near a food vent because the one thing I remember is that my room smelled strongly of cooked food on many nights. There is a night club on premises, but the bouncer would not actually let me in to check it out when I asked. If one needs to stay in this area I would suggest simply staying at one of the nearby local hotels (yogwan, or sometimes spelled "hotel" phonetically in Korean).
          Reviewed February 24, 2014
          6.7
          Good
          Alexandra from Indonesia
          Group
          Superior Twin
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2013
          The hotel is centrally located, near to Garosugil ”
          Location, free wifi, affordable price
          The only complaint is the automatic light on the corridor of our room, a little annoying because when we were packing at night, it would be a hassle to have to keep on waving towards the light censor, otherwise it will be too dark because the light turned off easily and fastly. Otherwise, our stay was great indeed :) Thanks!
          Reviewed July 30, 2013
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Anika from Indonesia
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Twin
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2013
          Beautiful room, great location, wonderful stay”
          Clean and spacious room, friendly staff, great location in Gangnam area
          Room is beautiful, clean and spacious. The hotel location is near to the tourist attractions of Gangnam area. Great restaurants and bars near the hotel area. Pleased with the friendliness from the helpful staff. Overall really satisfied with the stay. Would come back again next time.
          Reviewed July 04, 2013
          8.0
          Excellent
          LIU from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2013
          Great location but rather old interior ”
          great bakery and restaurant inside and close to the underground station
          The room is rather small but the staff were quite helpful even though they didn't speak English so well. The location is great, with all sorts of restaurants, cafes and local food to try. It would be perfect for a shopping and sightseeing trip.
          Reviewed January 20, 2013
          8.0
          Excellent
          Jason from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 18 nights in November 2011
          Perfect Location, Great Service, But Small”
          great service, great location
          the location and service couldn't be better. it is a 5 to 10 minute walk to the hottest street in seoul (garosugil), 3 minute walk to the nearest subway station, and is situated right near a major highway. the only problem i had with this hotel is that the newer rooms (floors 12 and 13) are much nicer, but much smaller. the older rooms (floors 8 to 11) are dingier and way too dark, but a little roomier. i opted for a newer room on the 12th floor since i was staying for 18 nights. the problem with the newer rooms, however, is that the windows don't open. so i lived in that tiny room for 18 days without being able to freshen the air. this shouldn't be much of an issue if you're only planning on staying a couple nights. but any longer than that and it gets a little annoying. other than that, my stay was great. great buffet on the 2nd floor, too (although a bit pricey).
          Reviewed November 24, 2011
          8.0
          Excellent
          Barthlo from South Africa
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in July 2011
          Great place to stay!!!!”
          Close to the subway!
          Unfortunately we stayed at the hotel when they were busy revamping the place. I think when they are done it will be a great hotel. So it will b unfair of me to give negative feedback on the hotel because of revamping. My rating underneath is just because of the revamping conditions.
          Reviewed July 14, 2011
          2.7
          EDDY from France
          Couple
          Stayed 5 nights in April 2011
          basic hotel”
          THis hotel is a bit far from the center, it is very basic and should be taken when all other options are not available. Normally this hotel is more dedicated for the organization of weddings and for local people, not for business shopping or tourism. Nevertheless, the staff is very courteous and helfull for many things that you might require.
          Reviewed June 27, 2011
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