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Somerset Palace Seoul

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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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My husband and I lived at the Somerset Palace for over 8 years while my husband worked in Seoul. It says a lot that we never moved during that time, even though we initially looked at other properties. The location of the Somerset is excellent. Subway line 3 is a short walk; line 1 is a slightly longer walk, and... More 

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Bekasi, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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We stayed in a 2 bedroom deluxe for 2 nights, if going with family this hotel is perfect, there is a kitchen and a washer machine and clean. Gyeongbokgung can be reached on foot. in front of the hotel there is a mini market.

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Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location excelen dining and shop. very conveniente for work, walking distance, very convenient for the metro stations, very beiutiful small shopping malls. recomend the resident provides the happy hour in the evening. The italian restaiuran is very good, some espensive,

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. At the same time, I have noted your comment in regards to the happy hour in the evening. I will forward your suggestion to the Management team, however, I would like to seek your understanding that... More 

Hanam, South Korea
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

everything was good. especially it's location! and you don't have to bring your own glasses, corkscrew, ect! They already have it! you just bring some foods and a bottle of wine. =) if you want to eat breakfast, you can use until ~am10:30.

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience about your recent stay with us. We are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards. Receiving such positive feedback from our residents motivates us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. Once again, thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you again... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

No fuss apartel, free wifi, helpful staff, great view of the palace and surrounding hills on higher floors. Great breakfast buffet offering both Korean and Western food. 3 mins walk to Insadong, 5 mins walk from Airport bus stops, 2 mins from Gyeongbokgong.

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear All, Thank you for sharing your experience about our serviced residence. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our service and facilities. It is always encouraging for us to learn that our residents are satisfied with our service. Once again, thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours... More 

Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here for 4 nights in November 2016. Check in was very fast and requests on the room facing the city and temple was attended to. Room was very spacious, complete with everything for a very comfortable stay. microwave, kettle, kitchen appliances, washing machine etc. Bed was comfortable with 4 pillows. Sofa was perfect, no issues. TV offered many good... More 

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. At the same time, we are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards. Receiving such positive feedback from our residents motivates us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. Once... More 

Busan, South Korea
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good location! There are many restaurants & cafe nearby. There are many cafes that open early in the morning so it is easy to eat breakfast It is downtown but quiet at night. It's good to have a family together. Easy to cook and wash.

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience about your recent stay with us. We are glad to hear that you have found our location to be ideal and convenient. It is always encouraging for us to learn that our valuable residents are satisfied with our service. Once again, thank you for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somerset was mostly a bad experience - Arrival: No one was there to help us unload our luggages, nor to open the door - Check-in: Staff was not very friendly - Room cleanliness At first, we arrived in a room which was so dirty and smelly that we hesitated to seat. Furniture was old and cranky, air conditioning was very... More 

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I noticed that we failed to meet your expectations in certain aspects of your recent stay with us. After carefule review of your concerns, I offer you my deepest apologies for having failed to give you the service all our residents expect. Since we are constantly looking at... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very well located service residence near palace n nice streets to explore. 20 mins slow leisure walk to Myeondong along the CBD. Breakfast wise is not hotel international spread but meet the expectation of a service residence. Will definitely stay here again for future visit to Seoul.

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience about your recent stay with us. We are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards. Receiving such positive feedback from our residents motivates us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. Once again, thank you for making us as one of your preferred accommodation choices. We... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The serviced apartments come with fully-equipped kitchenette, washing machine/dryer and heated flooring. The beautifully landscaped roof-top garden offers expansive views of the area - Gyeongbok Palace, Joyesa Temple and The Blue House can be viewed from there, or if you get a room which faces these attractions. Anguk station (where the Incheon airport bus stops) and Insadong are a short... More 

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기범 배, 매니저 at Somerset Palace Seoul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. At the same time, I have noted your comment in regards to the room conditions and breakfast. I will share your feedback with the Engineering Manager and the breakfasft vendor to review. Also, I would like... More 

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in downtown Seoul beside Gyeongbok Palace, Somerset Palace is in the heart of city's business and financial districts. Somerset Palace offers a tranquil environment, beautiful gardens, a rooftop swimming pool and great city views. Several embassies and offices of multinational companies are nearby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Somerset Palace Seoul

Address: 7 Yulgok-Ro 2 Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 03143, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: €89 - €148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset Palace Seoul 4*
Number of rooms: 400
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Also Known As:
Somerset Palace Seoul Hotel Seoul
Somerset Palace Hotel Seoul
Seoul Somerset Palace Hotel
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#23 Family Hotel in Seoul
#27 Business Hotel in Seoul
#31 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
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“some how needs to make more like home”
 of 5 bubbles soniadelvallef, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Always ask for room facing the City with the Temple and Jogno Tower as the backdrop.”
 of 5 bubbles akublues, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Tubbydubs, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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