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Koreana Hotel
Koreana Hotel
Koreana Hotel
Koreana Hotel
Koreana Hotel
Koreana Hotel
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8.6

Excellent

4,585 reviews

4,585 reviews

Housekeeping32
Breakfast7
Shops4

A nice tub to soak and it was cheap to upgrade.

Aneisha
- Jun 3, 2022
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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 10 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Gallery Skape

80 m

Buck Mulligan’s

90 m

Anglican Church

130 m

Cheonggye Plaza

130 m

Seoul Global Centre

150 m

Popular landmarks
Myeong-Dong Walking Street

750 m

Insadong

980 m

Namdaemun Market

1.0 km

Gyeongbokgung Palace

1.3 km

Bukchon Hanok Village

1.5 km

Closest landmarks
Seoul Finance Center

100 m

SK Networks

130 m

Embassy of United Kingdom

180 m

Green Wall

230 m

Kyobo Building - Kyobo Book Store

240 m

2021

Koreana Hotel

135, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 4519 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Myeong-dong 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 and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

370 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

730 meters to Myeong-Dong Walking Street

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

100% of staff fully vaccinated

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

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Sauna
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Important announcement -- "[Accommodation guidelines of level 4 social distancing]<br> ▶Period : ~ the end of level 4 social distancing<br> ▶Excessive number of capacity is prohibited.<br> ▶To confirm the same address, it is necessary to bring “Resident registration certificate” and “ID card”.<br> ▶In case of different address, more than 3 people cannot stay together.<br> ▶In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, overseas travelers who have not passed 14 days from entry date, a self-quarantined person, an informed or recommended subject of Covid-19 inspection by Quarantine authorities, companies and institutions could be restricted to stay. Please generously understand this.<br> ▶Person who is excepted quarantine with prior approval can stay at the hotel if they are verified negative to Covid-19 upon entry. (Needed to bring the negative certificate.)<br> <br> [Information on hotel interior and room photography]<br> ▶Using for commercial purposes can be restricted to stay.<br> "
Announcements by hotel (1)
[Accommodation guidelines of level 4 social distancing]<br> ▶Period : ~ the end of level 4 social distancing<br> ▶Excessive number of capacity is prohibited.<br> ▶To confirm the same address, it is necessary to bring “Resident registration certificate” and “ID card”.<br> ▶In case of different address, more than 3 people cannot stay together.<br> ▶In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, overseas travelers who have not passed 14 days from entry date, a self-quarantined person, an informed or recommended subject of Covid-19 inspection by Quarantine authorities, companies and institutions could be restricted to stay. Please generously understand this.<br> ▶Person who is excepted quarantine with prior approval can stay at the hotel if they are verified negative to Covid-19 upon entry. (Needed to bring the negative certificate.)<br> <br> [Information on hotel interior and room photography]<br> ▶Using for commercial purposes can be restricted to stay.<br>

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Fitness center

Sauna

Shops

This property is in high demand!

35 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.4
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport15.5 km

Rooms available at Koreana Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

Standard Queen
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed or 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Family Twin
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Deluxe Family Twin
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 double beds
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Premier Family Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Premier King Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 double beds
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Double Room with 1 Breakfast
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Premier Queen Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Premier King Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Koreana Hotel?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

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

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 Koreana Hotel?

Parking is available for a fee of 10000 KRW per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

Is breakfast offered at Koreana Hotel?

There's an additional charge of 22000 KRW for adults and 15000 KRW for children 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 Koreana Hotel?

Koreana Hotel features 3 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. Meals served include dinner and lunch. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including international and western. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Koreana Hotel?

You may choose an indoor venue for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings and private events can be hosted at Koreana Hotel. Small or intimate events like entertainment events can also be accomodated. Services for in-house planning, event decoration and audio-visual equipment are offered to help your event go smoothly.

Can business events be hosted at Koreana Hotel?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Koreana Hotel an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, conferences and meetings. All available venues come in different styles and sizes and can accommodate up to 280 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Koreana Hotel?

Koreana Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Koreana Hotel?

City Hall Subway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 520 m away from Koreana Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby Koreana Hotel?

Koreana Hotel is located in Myeong-dong, famous for good restaurants such as Daesanghae, Da New Beu and Sakkae.

What popular shopping places are close to Koreana Hotel?

Koreana Hotel is located in Myeong-dong area which features shopping places such as Myeong-Dong Walking Street, Lotte Department Store Main and Gallery Skape.

What are popular attractions near Koreana Hotel?

Guests at Koreana Hotel can easily visit Namsan Park, Myeong-dong Cathedral and Deoksugung located in the Myeong-dong area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Koreana Hotel?

Koreana Hotel is located in the Myeong-dong area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Namsan Mountain.

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What people love about Koreana Hotel

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "A nice tub to soak and it was cheap to upgrade."

    Aneisha

    |

    June 3, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "The hotel is optimally placed for visits to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Folk Museum and the Palace Museum, Doeksugung Palace, and Namdaemon Market."

    Noele

    |

    April 19, 2022

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Location

    "Best location to travel Seoul"

    juhwa

    |

    February 28, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,924 Seoul properties
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Cheapest price score
Location score
9.3/10
Room comfort score
8.2/10
Room size
33 sqm.
Better than
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Better than
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Better than
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Bigger than
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Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
4,585 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.1
Location
9.3
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What travelers say they love:
Decent hotel at a great location.
Jeremiah from Indonesia
Business traveler
More about Koreana Hotel

More about Koreana Hotel

Koreana Hotel

Wake up to the wonder of Seoul with a stay at Koreana Hotel, located only minutes from the heart of the city. Looking for lots of choices? Koreana Hotel spoils you for choices in activities, with its convenient location just 1.2 km from the Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Koreana Hotel provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service and luggage storage.
The hotel's on-site laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Some small or last-minute needs can be quickly fulfilled by the convenience stores without having to leave the hotel. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have television, in-room video streaming and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms.
Koreana Hotel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
Koreana Hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


Around the property

There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to Koreana Hotel. Whatever you may be looking to buy on your trip to Seoul, chances are you'll find it at Myeong-Dong Walking Street located 750 m away. Pose in front of Insadong located 980 m away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Seoul. Engage in the city's best art at Bukchon Hanok Village located 1.4 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works.


Reasons to stay here

This hotel's food and dining score higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel scores higher than 95% of accommodations in the city for its location.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 92% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

29 mentions

Internet

21 mentions

Breakfast

20 mentions

View

5 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Sauna

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • 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
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Valet parking
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

The Peer 1972

  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
135, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 4519
Exceptional
Location

9.3

Airports

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP)
    15.5 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
    48.2 km

Public transportation

  • Gwanghwamun Subway Station (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts)
    370 m
  • City Hall Subway Station
    530 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Sarangdameun Internal Medicine Clinic
    260 m

Shopping

  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
    750 m

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    70 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
    750 m
  • Insadong
    980 m
  • Namdaemun Market
    1.0 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    1.3 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village
    1.5 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
    1.8 km
  • N Seoul Tower
    2.2 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea
    3.7 km
  • National Museum of Korea
    5.0 km
  • Lotte World
    12.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Gallery Skape
    80 m
  • Buck Mulligan’s
    90 m
  • Seoul Finance Center
    100 m
  • SK Networks
    130 m
  • Anglican Church
    130 m
  • Cheonggye Plaza
    130 m
  • Seoul Global Centre
    150 m
  • Seoul Anglican Cathedral
    150 m
  • Dongwha Duty Free
    150 m
  • Duk Su Goong
    160 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)70

Extras

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

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors24
  • Number of restaurants3
  • Number of rooms 285
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1972
  • Most recent renovation2008

Parking

  • Daily parking fee10000 KRW
Property announcements

[Accommodation guidelines of level 4 social distancing]
▶Period : ~ the end of level 4 social distancing
▶Excessive number of capacity is prohibited.
▶To confirm the same address, it is necessary to bring “Resident registration certificate” and “ID card”.
▶In case of different address, more than 3 people cannot stay together.
▶In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, overseas travelers who have not passed 14 days from entry date, a self-quarantined person, an informed or recommended subject of Covid-19 inspection by Quarantine authorities, companies and institutions could be restricted to stay. Please generously understand this.
▶Person who is excepted quarantine with prior approval can stay at the hotel if they are verified negative to Covid-19 upon entry. (Needed to bring the negative certificate.)

[Information on hotel interior and room photography]
▶Using for commercial purposes can be restricted to stay.

Reviews of Koreana Hotel from real guests

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8.5
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Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.1
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.7
Value for money8.4
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9+ Exceptional (513)
8-9 Excellent (272)
7-8 Very Good (308)
6-7 Good (109)
<6 Below Expectation (109)
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Mar - May (335)
Jun - Aug (271)
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Dec - Feb (386)
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9.2
Exceptional
Louella from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

Will definitely stay @ Koreana again!!!”

Was in SKorea in Sept 2017. Stayed at Koreana 4 days while in Seoul mid Sept. The people working there are personable and speak (or understand) English well. They were very helpful with answering my ‘tourist’ questions, and calling a taxi for me whenever I needed one. The hotel is contemporary, appealing, and clean. My room was spacious and nice, incl closet space. The nice tall gentleman who led me to my room showed me how things work. That was cool! Housekeeping does a great job. They provide 2 bottles of water daily, tooth brushes & paste, razors, combs, robes, slippers, and of course, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion (yay! I can free up space in my luggage next visit). The bed is kinda hard, but this seems to be typical in SKorea and Japan. I really like that Koreana is located on a main street where events and entertainment happen. The ICN airport limo bus makes a stop right in front of Koreana Hotel (thank goodness; my luggage was soooo heavy). Taxi to/fr GMP is < $20. There’s a coffee shop and convenience store on the first level. While I was there, a currency exchange center (I think) in the same block was being set up. The Dongwa Duty Free Shop and hop-on-hop-off tour buses are next to the hotel.So nice! I got to sleep in ea day. Koreana is ~5 min walk to the tourist information center, cultural center, art museum, ~18 min to the night street market, ~12 min to Lotte Duty Free/Dept Store, ~20 min to the historical folk museum. (Could be less; I’m only 4’11”… lol). The quality and staff of Koreana gave me pleasant experience that I returned late Sept for 5 days after visiting Busan and Jeju. While in Busan and Jeju, Koreana safely stored my luggage. The hotel has western and Japanese restuarants, but I didn’t eat there since I live in the US and was in Japan prior to SKorea. I was only interested in Korean restaurants. Luckily, there are tons close by. When I return to Seoul next year, I will stay there again, and recommend the hotel to my friends and

Reviewed October 16, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Coco from Singapore
Group
Standard Family Twin
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Comfortable”

Comfortable

The hotel is currently undergoing renovations. Whether you get a newly-renovated room or one of the old rooms depends on your luck and your booking. I stayed at the Koreana Hotel on two separate nights in February. On the first night, we got an old room. There was no bath tub and the furniture was visibly old. On the second night, we got a new room with new furniture and a bath tub. Service was good. Generally helpful and multi-lingual. Checking in and out was a breeze. Housekeeping does a great job. The old room might have worn-out furniture but everything was immaculate. Towels and toiletries were plentiful. When we were confused by the heating/air-conditioning system and asked the front desk for help, they rendered it promptly and with no problems. Nothing to complain about. I was only sad that no bathrobes were provided. As for location, there are direct buses (both the KAL limousine and the other airport limousine) to and from Incheon airport so it's not a problem for international travelers. It's also right in between two subway stations--Gwanghwamun (orange line) and City hall (green and dark blue line) which are pretty much the main lines in the Seoul subway. Good price for a hotel in Seoul that provides everything you could need for a comfortable stay.

Reviewed February 24, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Coco from Singapore
Group
Standard Family Twin
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Comfortable”

Comfortable

the hotel is currently undergoing renovations. whether you get a newly-renovated room or one of the old rooms depends on your luck and your booking. i stayed at the koreana hotel on two separate nights in february. on the first night, we got an old room. there was no bath tub and the furniture was visibly old. on the second night, we got a new room with new furniture and a bath tub. service was good. generally helpful and multi-lingual. checking in and out was a breeze. housekeeping does a great job. the old room might have worn-out furniture but everything was immaculate. towels and toiletries were plentiful. when we were confused by the heating/air-conditioning system and asked the front desk for help, they rendered it promptly and with no problems. nothing to complain about. i was only sad that no bathrobes were provided. as for location, there are direct buses (both the kal limousine and the other airport limousine) to and from incheon airport so it's not a problem for international travelers. it's also right in between two subway stations--gwanghwamun (orange line) and city hall (green and dark blue line) which are pretty much the main lines in the seoul subway. good price for a hotel in seoul that provides everything you could need for a comfortable stay.

Reviewed February 24, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
ILYA from Russia
Couple
Standard Family Twin
Stayed 3 nights in August 2011

great location”

just in the city centre

my wife and i with another couple friend stayed at the koreana hotel during our vacation in seoul in july 2011. the hotel is conveniently located near to the city hall subway station. the room was nice and we had a decent night's sleep every night of our 4 nights stay there.can't comment on the food there as we had our meals there. the service staff were friendly and helpful.overall i would say korena hotel is value for money and would stay there again in my next trip to seoul.

Reviewed August 13, 2011

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9.2
Exceptional
Keith from Philippines
Couple
Premier King Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

Perfect Stay”

The staff were very courteous at all times. I chose an Executive King room, and looking back because it rained most of my time in Seoul, the lounge access accompanying the room was a godsend. I could invite a guest over and have some chitchat over little bites and drinks. The hotel is also very close to transportation linking the city and the city's many historical and tourist spots. Definitely booking with Koreana Hotel again when I come back!

Reviewed August 19, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Megan from United States
Couple
Standard Family Twin
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Excellent value and location”

Centrally located, clean, friendly

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Koreana Hotel and were both impressed by the friendliness of the staff and quality of the room. When we walked into the hotel, we were greeted with friendly "Hellos" from the staff and treated with the utmost respect. The room was on a higher floor and had a great view outside of the Cheonggyecheon Stream. The room was spotless and had all necessary amenities. My boyfriend forgot his toothbrush, but was able to buy one (plus toothpaste) in the room for 3,000 won. It was a very romantic, friendly, and clean place to stay and gave us the perfect romantic getaway we needed. It is also very conveniently located near City Hall station, and I saw that the airport bus stops there. I highly recommend this hotel and plan to stay there again!

Reviewed June 09, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Anthony from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 1 night in March 2010

Great position but don't drink the wine!”

Perfectly positioned Comfortable rooms
25,000 won (about £16) for a glass of house wine that was undrinkable

We chose a stop-over in Seoul on our way to Australia. Because of our limited time, position was very important and we were delighted that the Koreana was so convenient for everything we had planned to see in central Seoul. The room was comfortable - perhaps a bit too comfortable after our longish flight as we overslept by an hour or so! The staff were most helpful - as all Koreans seemed to be. The bar was not very busy when we popped in for a quick drink. We soon found out why! The beer was a standard, fairly high price but my wife asked for a glass of wine which was, firstly, not drinkable; and secondly, the most expensive house wine we have ever come across!

Reviewed April 26, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Laurie from United States
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Overnight in Seoul”

Great hotel in a fabulous location! The lobby is a bit dated, but the room was excellent, clean, new, modern and very comfortable. From the airport, the Korean Air limo bus dropped us off right at the front of the hotel. It is $16 each way per person, so convenient for the trip to the airport. We had only one day in Seoul, so had to pick wisely. We decided to walk 20 minutes to the quaint shops on Insadong Street and to the Bukchon Hanok Village. There are many more sights to see in Seoul and we will definitely stay at the Koreana on our next visit.

Reviewed August 05, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Nghia from Japan
Couple
Deluxe Queen - Room Only
Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

An excellent choice for staying in Seoul”

From the airport, the bus drives you at the entrance of the hotel. The room is big, clean, and full of facilities. The hotel stays at the center of Seoul, and lots of famous places are within 10 minutes of walk. We had a great time staying at the Koreana hotel; hence, I strongly recommend to you this hotel when you visit Seoul.

Reviewed November 26, 2019

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8.3
Excellent
ROMULO from United States
Business traveler
Standard Family Twin
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Best location”

Central location, good sized room, old world ambience

Ive been to Seoul over thirty times and this was my first time to stay at the Koreana which is a well known long standing hotel in Seoul. I chose it because there was a very special price on Agoda and we needed a hotel close to the Government offices. Upon arriving, i was offered an upgrade to the a king bed room on executive floor as the staff needed a twin bed room which was the advertised special. I accepted the offer even it did not come with the complimentary breakfast and other exec amenities. The room was very nicely appointed with a very comfortable bed and nice chairs. The other best feature of the hotel is its proximity to govt offices; it is the closest compared to the Lotte, Chosun and Plaza which are great hotels too. Plus the KAL airport limo bus stops right in front of the hotel. The only drawbacks which were minor was the lack of iron and board, safe and wifi charges in the room. Altogether, I would definitely return to this hotel.

Reviewed December 02, 2012

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9.6
Exceptional
Alison from China
Business traveler
Double Room with 1 Breakfast
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Pleasant Stay”

The staff is very pleasant. The location was fantastic - within walking distance of great restaurants and some sites. About a 10-minute cab ride to N Seoul Tower. The room was a bit old but extremely clean and the bed was comfortable. Bonus, the airport bus (both KLM shuttle which anyone can pay to ride and the other airport bus that I can't remember the name of) stop in front of the hotel or a half block down from the hotel. I enjoyed my stay at the Koreana.

Reviewed January 30, 2019

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7.3
Very good
Dave from Singapore
Group
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 4 nights in May 2014

A hassle free and pleasant stay ”

Location, accessibility and room size.

Koreana is a very accessible and centrally located hotel in Seoul. Airport Bus Limousine #6701 stops right at the front entrance of the hotel. It is situated directly opposite Seoul Financial Centre. Out from hotel-turn left, it takes about 5 minutes’ walk to Donghwa Duty Free store and some local restaurants ;Turn right, it takes merely less than 10 minutes’ walk to Deoksugung Palace and City Hall Metro too. Even if you wanna walk to Myeongdong, it probably takes less than 20 minutes to get there. Taking a Taxi in Seoul can be quite challenging because of the language barrier or drivers are not familiar with locations. However, taking a taxi back to Koreana hotel is such a breeze because majority of the drivers know where Koreana is. The front desk staff and concierge staff are very friendly and helpful. As I want my room beside my friends' room, the front desk staff obliged my request and promptly changed my Business Queen to the slightly bigger room size Business Twin. The Business Twin room is spacious but the carpet condition is pretty bad. The bathroom is adequately spacious and nice. Overall service was very good except one front desk skinny male staff on 5/5/2014, midnight hour. He is able to communicate in good English but very aloof in responding. I will probably choose Koreana again next time.

Reviewed May 15, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Chen from Taiwan
Business traveler
Premier Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Comfortable and good value for money”

Location, club floor, value for money

Koreana Hotel is conveniently located by Seoul City Hall with easy access to subway station and right opposite the Lotte Hotel, home to luxury shopping. It is also very close to the Myongdong shopping area where lots of mid-range shopping is available and lots of restaurants, cafes and eateries can be found. It is centrally located so it's to easy to get around most places in Seoul, it is also within walking distance to the Cheongyecheon river walk where people enjoy night strolls. The hotel itself is not very new but is very well-kept with friendly and attentive staff, and the club floor offers a quiet lounge with a view. All this for a very reasonable price in Seoul I'd definitely use this hotel again in my next trip.

Reviewed April 29, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Heather from Australia
Couple
Standard Family Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Lovely hotel. Nice rooms. helpful staff.”

Rooms, psoitions

koreana is a very pleasant hotel. we had a comfortable bed, a nice bathroom and everything was very clean.it would be great if more staff spoke a little more english. restaurant staff were lovely, but had almost no english. it is hard to get orders right for tourists.the position of the hotel is a big plus because it it close to the spot where the tourist bus starts on a sixteen stop tour of seoul.this is a cheap and excellent way of seeing many sites in seoul in a day.

Reviewed October 16, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Donald from United States
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 8 nights in August 2014

A great stay!”

Friendly and helpful staff, great centralized location, comfortable bed

We recently stayed at the Koreana for 8 days and we loved our stay! We were nervous about it going into it because we didn't know anything about the area and sort of blindly picked it based on the reviews. Upon arrival, we were greeted with very friendly and helpful staff, and were upgraded to an executive room at no charge. The hotel is located in the city center area, which was great for the areas we went to (Namdaemun, Myongdung, Insadong, Itaewon, etc) We are going back to Korea in a month, and will be staying there again for sure as we really loved our stay there.

Reviewed September 04, 2014

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7.3
Very good
Dave from Singapore
Group
Stayed 4 nights in May 2014

An old hotel with advantages”

Location, Accessibility and room size

Koreana is a very accessible and centrally located hotel in Seoul. Airport Bus Limousine #6701 stops right at the front entrance of the hotel. It is situated directly opposite Seoul Financial Centre. Out from hotel-turn left, it takes about 5 minutes’ walk to Donghwa Duty Free store and some local restaurants ;Turn right, it takes merely less than 10 minutes’ walk to Deoksugung Palace and City Hall Metro too. Even if you wanna walk to Myeongdong, it probably takes less than 20 minutes to get there. Taking a Taxi in Seoul can be quite challenging because of the language barrier or drivers are not familiar with locations. However, taking a taxi back to Koreana hotel is such a breeze because majority of the drivers know where Koreana is. The Business Twin room is spacious but the carpet condition is pretty bad. The bathroom is adequately spacious and nice. The front desk staff and concierge staff are very friendly and helpful. Overall service was very good except one front desk skinny male staff on 5/5/2014, midnight hour. He is able to communicate in good English but very aloof in responding. I will probably choose Koreana again next time.

Reviewed May 15, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Mutarika from Thailand
Group
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Spacious room in a great location”

The room in Koreana Hotel is quite spacious. Very clean and comfortable. The hotel is situated somewhat between Ganghwamun and City Hall subway stations with the Airport Limousine bus stop right in front of the hotel. There is one convenient store attached to the ground floor with many coffee shops and restaurants nearby. Free parking was definitely a plus for us.

Reviewed October 10, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
RIZDIANA from Malaysia
Family with teens
Standard Family Twin
Stayed 4 nights in June 2013

Exceptional, Amazing & Truly Korea”

Centrally Located Near Major Attraction, Near Subway & Easy Acess

Our stay was perfect for the 4 Nights at this hotel. The hotel staff was friendly and the location was great. It is worth the price to pay for the rooms. The hotel was centrally located at the main city attraction as it was really close to the City Hall Subway that is just 5 minutes walk. It is also nearby the Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁) and The Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천). Easy acess to Seoul City Tour Bus and Taxi to Main attraction such as Shopping place like Myeongdong (명동). For 1st time traveller like us, we take KAL limousine bus that was very convinience as it stop in front of the hotel. I will definitely looking forward to stay in this hotel for my next visit to Seoul. Travel become more easier due to our great stay at this hotel. Thanks Agoda for recommending this hotel. 5 star rating for this hotel!

Reviewed July 19, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Athena from United States
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 6 nights in October 2017

Great location, safe hotel :) !!”

The Koreana hotel is in the perfect location in Seoul, just walking distance quite literally from many of the city's highlights. There is delicious Korean Grill just a 10 minute walk (or 2 metro stops) away and Jongno. Also, some temples and a castle are very near as well as an old cathedral and city hall. A convenience store is connected to the hotel for simple shopping. The elevator requires a card to ascend to each floor, making the hotel a bit more secure as well. Our only peeve was the breakfast was not worth the over 20USD charge per person, and the Fitness Center was closed for the Mid Autumn Festival, or Korean New Year. A small gym was open on the top floor though. Still, I would definately, happily stay there again.

Reviewed October 08, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
WAN from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

location near city hall subway, staff very helpful”

location, staff and cleanliness

Booked a business twin, very spacious. Unfortunately, on the day of checking in, there was a protest which lead to a road closure. The cab couldn't access the road, we had to walk through hundreds of policemans and the road to hotel was blocked by police buses. It was almost midnight and we had just arrived from a long journey, it was tiring and scary to some of us. The hotel should have informed of the 'event' so that we can plan our journey better. Koreana is very near to city hall and president house, where they usually held major events. Other than that, it was a pleasant stay.

Reviewed April 20, 2015

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