Located on the beautiful Han River, Seoul is the capital of South Korea and the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world. The history of this area goes back thousands of years and within the city, there are five UNESCO World Heritage Sites from the Changdeok Palace, the Jongmyo Shrine to the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is considered a global city and with the international rise of K-Pop and interest in all things Korean, it has become the ninth most visited city in the world. It is truly a global city with modern and eclectic tastes, but it is also a place of contrast. With the modern neon-lit signs downtown intermingling with the religious monuments and temples as well as museums, this destination has something for everyone, whether you’re into sports, shopping, sightseeing, the outdoors or just checking out museums and galleries. The city is also known for its quirks, so if you are planning on visiting, consider staying in one of the below listed themed hotels in Seoul, South Korea.
Located in the high-end Gangnam district of Seoul, the Imperial Palace promises to provide guests with celebrity treatment. Upon walking into the hotel, you’ll be greeted by impeccably dressed doormen and the interior will dazzle you with its grand chandelier and opulent design, making you feel like you stepped back in time into a European monarch’s court or ballroom.
The room interiors feature elegantly designed bathrooms and they also come with a mini bar, coffee and tea maker and TV access with satellite channels. Some guest rooms also come with an on-site sauna room. For those looking to relax, there is an amazing spa service available as well as an indoor pool and outdoor seasonal pool. The hotel also has a mobile phone rental service which is complimentary. Guests can access the free WiFi from anywhere in the hotel and for guests arriving in a vehicle, there is complimentary parking. For your dining pleasure, there is an onsite buffet offering Chinese, Japanese and international cuisines, and if you fancy a cocktail, there are two bars on site.
Also located in the Gangnam district, the Park Hyatt Seoul tries to evoke the beauty of nature in its decor. The hotel is decorated with natural tones and materials like rock and wood and uses earth tones throughout to give a sense of tranquillity to its guests. The guestrooms are all designed with natural oak and stone and featured floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for lots of natural light as well as some amazing views of the city. A flat-screen TV and reclining chair are provided in each room as well as free WiFi so you can lounge and relax, and there is a minibar as well if you want to make yourself a drink after a long day. Perhaps the most inspiring part of the room is the bathrooms. Each en-suite bathroom has a granite oversized tub and amazing rainfall shower to refresh the senses.
Guests can head to the top-floor spa area and enjoy some time in the sauna or get a massage. There is also an indoor heated pool and gym, also located on the top floor. The Park Hyatt features a couple of restaurants on site, like the Cornerstone, which specializes in grilled meat and seafood as well as homemade pasta. The Lounge serves classic and contemporary Western and Korean dishes while The Timber House has a wide range of Soju available as well as a fresh sushi and sashimi menu.
The Hotel Cappuccino is located near the Cheongdam-dong area which is known for its high-end shopping. There are lots of shopping opportunities around here as well as the COEX convention center. Guests can expect lots of cafes and restaurants in the neighborhood.
The Hotel Cappuccino prides itself in its minimalist theme. Using a lot of greys, white and black tones, the hotel is beautifully designed with simplicity in mind. Some guest rooms are pet-friendly and all rooms feature WiFi access, a TV, coffee/tea facilities and toiletries. All rooms are also equipped with central heating and air conditioning. For guests arriving in a vehicle, there is parking access available but it comes at a small extra cost. There is an on-site bar and restaurant at the hotel and for guests who need any kind of assistance, there is also a 24-hour concierge desk available and a gift shop.
Address: 155, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu
Price: from 83 USD
Security alarm Terrace Meeting/banquet facilities Dry cleaning Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines On-site parking Fire extinguishers
The Hotel Loft brings its designed around the idea of an industrial, loft-like space, without the steel coldness. The hotel features brick walls and exposed beams but still provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Hotel Loft is located in the heart of the city with rooms that have hardwood floors, a flat-screen TV and bathrooms with a large tub and electronic bidets. Guests can enjoy complimentary beverages in their room as well as free laundry service for up to one laundry bag. If you’re looking to grab a bite, there’s a restaurant on site called the Brix, that serves authentic Italian cuisines as well as a daily continental breakfast. WiFi is free throughout the hotel and room service is also available.
This boutique hotel is modern and stylish, blending comfort and style with modern flair and colorful design. The ultra-modern rooms come with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and glass bathroom, giving every room a feeling of stepping into the future. The hotel provides guests with some pretty cool amenities like a free laundry service and a free mobile phone so that guests can get around town easily and arrange day trips and check emails on the go. The on-site tour desk can help guests with recommendations about what to see and do.
It doesn’t really matter where you go in Seoul, there’s always something worth seeing or doing and the overall atmosphere of the city is always fast-paced and energetic. The city is filled with so many amazing things to experience and do but when the day is done, why not head back to a cool hotel as well. From the ornate to the minimal, Seoul has its fair share of amazing hotels and these are only just the tip of the iceberg.
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