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Somerset Palace Seoul

4 stars out of 5
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.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

430 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Great Breakfast

Ascott Cares

Our Commitment to Wellness, Cleanliness and Sustainability

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Luggage storage

Hot tub

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8.6Excellent

1,393 reviews

1,393 reviews

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9.2Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 160 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
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport15.9 km

Rooms available at Somerset Palace Seoul

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

1 Bedroom Executive Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Studio
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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2 Bedroom Executive
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed & 1 single 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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Deluxe 1 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Executive One Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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One-Bedroom Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed or 1 double bed
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Executive Two Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Studio
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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EXECUTIVE ONE BEDROOM SUITE NON SMOKING
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Somerset Palace Seoul offer dry cleaning services?

Yes! Somerset Palace Seoul offers dry cleaning service that is accessible all throughout your stay, ensuring that you're always looking your finest in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

What interesting attractions are in close proximty of Somerset Palace Seoul that are in walking distance?

While residing at Somerset Palace Seoul, start off your holiday by exploring the closest points of interest that are within walking distance to the property which include Central Buddhist Museum, Seoul Selection Bookshop, and Jogyesa Temple.

What bars are nearby Somerset Palace Seoul?

While remaining at Somerset Palace Seoul, take pleasure in your evening or night out at 70`s Radio Pub, O'Kim's, and Bier Halle to make the most out of your nightlife.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Somerset Palace Seoul?

Somerset Palace Seoul's policy relating to children's bedding considers guests age 3 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional cost. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

How many floors does Somerset Palace Seoul have?

Somerset Palace Seoul has a total of 18 floors.

What payment cards are accepted at Somerset Palace Seoul?

Somerset Palace Seoul accepts up to 7, with payment card options consisting of Cash, MasterCard, American Express, and Visa.

What do local visitors think about Somerset Palace Seoul?

Verified local travelers that have stayed at this property have given Somerset Palace Seoul an average rating of 8.7. You can look up on more descriptive customer reviews, and comments for this property down in the review section.

What well-known natural sightseeing locations are near to Somerset Palace Seoul?

Somerset Palace Seoul is situated within Gwanghwamun, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Bukhansan National Park.

Is breakfast offered at Somerset Palace Seoul?

Wake up to a fantastic continental and buffet breakfast at Somerset Palace Seoul. Travelers can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 22000 KRW for adults if not included in the room rate. You can save more on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is usually included for less than buying it at the property.

More about Somerset Palace Seoul

More about Somerset Palace Seoul

Experience Luxury and Convenience at Somerset Palace Seoul

Welcome to Somerset Palace Seoul, a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Seoul, South Korea. Built in 2005, this luxurious hotel offers a total of 385 elegantly designed rooms, providing a comfortable and stylish retreat for both business and leisure travelers. With its prime location and impeccable service, Somerset Palace Seoul is the perfect choice for those seeking a memorable stay in this vibrant city. Step into the grand lobby of Somerset Palace Seoul and be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere. The hotel's last renovation in 2005 ensures that all rooms and facilities are well-maintained and up-to-date, offering guests a modern and sophisticated experience. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay right at your fingertips. Conveniently located just 70 minutes away from the airport, Somerset Palace Seoul offers easy access to the city's major attractions and business districts. Situated only 2 kilometers from the city center, guests can explore popular landmarks, indulge in shopping sprees, or immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture. With its strategic location, Somerset Palace Seoul allows you to make the most of your time in Seoul. At Somerset Palace Seoul, we understand the importance of family. That's why we offer a child-friendly policy, allowing children between the ages of 0 to 2 to stay free of charge. We also welcome your furry friends, as the hotel allows one pet per room. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience for every member of your family. Experience luxury and convenience at Somerset Palace Seoul. From the moment you check-in at 03:00 PM until your check-out at 12:00 PM, our attentive staff will ensure that your stay is nothing short of exceptional. Whether you are here for business or leisure, Somerset Palace Seoul promises a memorable and delightful stay in the heart of Seoul.

Unwind and Enjoy at Somerset Palace Seoul's Entertainment Facilities

At Somerset Palace Seoul, guests can enjoy a range of entertainment facilities that are designed to provide relaxation and enjoyment during their stay. The hotel features a beautiful garden, perfect for leisurely walks or simply soaking up the serene atmosphere. Whether you want to enjoy a morning stroll or unwind in the evening, the garden offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling city. Additionally, Somerset Palace Seoul offers a shared lounge/TV area where guests can gather and socialize. This comfortable space is equipped with cozy seating arrangements and a large TV screen, making it the ideal spot to catch up on your favorite shows or enjoy a movie night with fellow travelers. Whether you want to relax with a book, have a chat with friends, or simply unwind after a long day of exploring Seoul, the shared lounge/TV area provides a welcoming and enjoyable space for guests to come together and make lasting memories. With its beautiful garden and inviting shared lounge/TV area, Somerset Palace Seoul ensures that guests have plenty of options for entertainment and relaxation throughout their stay. Whether you prefer to immerse yourself in nature or enjoy some downtime with fellow travelers, these entertainment facilities are designed to enhance your overall experience and create unforgettable moments during your time in Seoul.

Stay Active at Somerset Palace Seoul's Impressive Sports Facilities

At Somerset Palace Seoul, staying active and maintaining your fitness routine is made easy with its impressive range of sports facilities. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or simply looking to unwind, this hotel has something to offer for everyone. Start your day by hitting the well-equipped fitness center, where you can find state-of-the-art exercise machines and free weights. With a spacious and bright environment, you can enjoy a refreshing workout session while overlooking stunning views of the city. The fitness center is open 24/7, ensuring that you can squeeze in a workout whenever it suits your schedule. If you prefer to exercise outdoors, head to the hotel's inviting outdoor pool. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and swim a few laps to get your heart pumping. Surrounded by lush greenery and comfortable loungers, the pool area provides a serene setting for relaxation and leisure. Whether you want to soak up the sun or simply cool off after a long day of exploring the city, the outdoor pool is the perfect spot. Best of all, access to the fitness center and outdoor pool is complimentary for all guests. So, whether you are staying for business or leisure, Somerset Palace Seoul ensures that you can stay active and make the most of your stay. So, pack your workout gear and get ready to experience a hotel that goes above and beyond to cater to your fitness needs.

Convenience Facilities at Somerset Palace Seoul

Welcome to Somerset Palace Seoul, where convenience is a top priority. Our hotel offers a range of facilities to ensure a hassle-free stay for our guests. From laundry service and dry cleaning to luggage storage and daily housekeeping, we have everything you need to make your stay comfortable and convenient. For your peace of mind, we provide safety deposit boxes to store your valuables securely. Our friendly concierge is always ready to assist you with any queries or requests you may have. Stay connected with our complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, allowing you to stay in touch with loved ones or catch up on work. As a guest at Somerset Palace Seoul, you will also have access to our executive lounge, where you can enjoy exclusive amenities and services. Need to pick up some essentials? Our on-site convenience store is stocked with a variety of items for your convenience. With our comprehensive range of convenience facilities, Somerset Palace Seoul ensures that your stay in Seoul is hassle-free and enjoyable. Book your stay with us and experience the utmost convenience and comfort.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Somerset Palace Seoul

At Somerset Palace Seoul, guests can enjoy a range of convenient transport facilities that make exploring Seoul a breeze. The hotel offers a car park onsite, allowing guests to conveniently park their vehicles during their stay. Additionally, the car park is free of charge, providing guests with a hassle-free parking experience. For those who prefer to use taxis, Somerset Palace Seoul also offers a dedicated taxi service. Guests can easily request a taxi from the hotel's friendly staff, who will ensure a prompt and reliable service. Whether guests are heading to popular tourist attractions or business meetings, the hotel's taxi service is a convenient option for getting around the city. Furthermore, Somerset Palace Seoul provides self-parking options for guests who prefer to drive themselves. With the hotel's well-maintained car park, guests can rest assured that their vehicles are safe and secure while they explore the vibrant city of Seoul. Whether guests are traveling for business or leisure, the convenient transport facilities at Somerset Palace Seoul ensure a seamless and enjoyable stay.

Luxurious Room Facilities at Somerset Palace Seoul

Welcome to Somerset Palace Seoul, where luxury meets comfort. Our hotel offers a wide range of top-notch room facilities to ensure a memorable stay for our guests. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, allowing you to set the perfect temperature for your comfort. Indulge in the ultimate relaxation experience with our plush bathrobes, providing a cozy and luxurious feel after a long day of exploring the vibrant city of Seoul. Say goodbye to bad hair days with the hair dryer provided in every room, ensuring that you can always look your best. For your entertainment needs, each room features a television with satellite/cable TV channels. Catch up on your favorite shows or unwind with a movie night in the comfort of your room. Stay refreshed with the convenience of a refrigerator, allowing you to store drinks and snacks for whenever you need a quick pick-me-up. At Somerset Palace Seoul, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction. Our well-appointed rooms with these exceptional facilities are designed to provide you with a truly unforgettable stay.

Indulge in Culinary Delights at Somerset Palace Seoul

At Somerset Palace Seoul, dining is an experience that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. The hotel boasts a coffee shop and a restaurant, providing guests with a variety of dining options to suit their preferences. Whether you're in the mood for a quick caffeine fix or a hearty meal, Somerset Palace Seoul has got you covered. Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast at the hotel's breakfast buffet. Indulge in a wide array of delectable dishes, from hot and savory items to fresh fruits and pastries. The continental breakfast offers a taste of both local and international flavors, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy. With daily housekeeping, you can rest assured that the dining facilities at Somerset Palace Seoul are always clean and well-maintained. Whether you're grabbing a quick bite or enjoying a leisurely meal, the attentive staff will ensure that your dining experience is nothing short of exceptional. So, why wait? Book your stay at Somerset Palace Seoul and embark on a culinary journey like no other.

Experience Comfort and Convenience at Somerset Palace Seoul's Spacious Rooms

Discover a range of well-appointed rooms at Somerset Palace Seoul, designed to provide utmost comfort and convenience during your stay in Seoul, South Korea. Choose from a variety of room types to suit your needs, including the 1 Bedroom Executive Room Non-Smoking, offering a generous space of 43 square meters with a cozy Double Bed. For larger groups or families, the 2 Bedroom Executive room is an ideal choice, providing a spacious 80 square meters with a comfortable Double Bed and Single Bed. If you prefer a more intimate setting, the Deluxe 1 Bed Room offers a cozy space of 36 square meters with a Double Bed. For a compact yet comfortable stay, the Studio room is perfect, offering 29 square meters of space with a Double Bed. Booking your stay at Somerset Palace Seoul through Agoda ensures that you get the best prices available, guaranteeing excellent value for your money. With Agoda's user-friendly platform, you can easily browse through the different room options, compare prices, and make a hassle-free reservation in just a few clicks. Enjoy the convenience of securing your preferred room type at Somerset Palace Seoul, all at the best rates, by booking through Agoda today.

Discover the Rich History and Vibrant Culture of Gwanghwamun in Seoul

Nestled in the heart of Seoul, Gwanghwamun is a historic and cultural district that offers a fascinating glimpse into South Korea's past and present. As the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest royal palace in Seoul, Gwanghwamun is steeped in centuries of history and tradition. Visitors can marvel at the grandeur of the gate, adorned with intricate carvings and statues, and witness the changing of the guard ceremony, a captivating display of military precision. Beyond its historical significance, Gwanghwamun is also a vibrant hub of activity. The area is dotted with trendy cafes, restaurants, and shops, where visitors can indulge in delicious Korean cuisine, shop for traditional crafts and souvenirs, or simply soak in the lively atmosphere. In the evenings, Gwanghwamun Square comes alive with cultural performances and events, providing a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the local arts scene. Whether you're a history enthusiast or a culture lover, Gwanghwamun is a must-visit destination that will leave you captivated by its charm and allure.

Convenient Transportation Options from the Airport to Somerset Palace Seoul

Located in the heart of Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Somerset Palace Seoul offers a convenient and comfortable stay for travelers visiting South Korea's vibrant capital city. Getting to Somerset Palace Seoul from the nearest airports is a breeze, thanks to the various transportation options available. For travelers arriving at Incheon International Airport, the most convenient way to reach Somerset Palace Seoul is by taking the Airport Railroad Express (AREX) train. The AREX train provides a direct connection from Incheon Airport to Seoul Station, where you can easily transfer to Line 5 of the Seoul Metro. From Seoul Station, it's just a short ride to Gwanghwamun Station, which is the closest station to Somerset Palace Seoul. Alternatively, you can also opt for a taxi or a private airport transfer for a more personalized and hassle-free journey. If you are arriving at Gimpo International Airport, you can also take the AREX train to Seoul Station and transfer to Line 5 to reach Gwanghwamun Station. The journey from Gimpo Airport to Somerset Palace Seoul is relatively shorter compared to Incheon Airport, making it a convenient option for domestic flights or connecting flights within South Korea. Once you arrive at Gwanghwamun Station, Somerset Palace Seoul is just a short walk away. The hotel's central location allows you to easily explore popular attractions such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Insadong. With its convenient access to public transportation and prime location, Somerset Palace Seoul is the perfect base for both business and leisure travelers to experience the best of Seoul.

Discover the Rich History and Cultural Gems near Somerset Palace Seoul

Situated in the heart of Seoul, Somerset Palace Seoul offers a prime location for exploring the city's most iconic landmarks and attractions. Just a stone's throw away from the hotel, you'll find yourself captivated by the majestic Gyeongbokgung Palace. Step back in time and immerse yourself in the grandeur of this ancient royal palace, with its stunning architecture and picturesque gardens. For those seeking a spiritual experience, Jogyesa Temple is a must-visit attraction located nearby. This serene Buddhist temple, known for its beautiful lotus lanterns, provides a tranquil escape from the bustling city. Take a moment to soak in the peaceful ambiance and observe the rituals of the monks. History enthusiasts will be delighted to discover the National Folk Museum of Korea, which is conveniently located within walking distance from the hotel. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Korea as you explore the fascinating exhibits showcasing traditional artifacts and customs. Gwanghwamun Gate and Gwanghwamun Square are also within close proximity, offering a glimpse into Seoul's past and present. Admire the grandeur of the gate, which serves as the main entrance to Gyeongbokgung Palace, and take a leisurely stroll through the square, surrounded by historical landmarks and vibrant city life. If you're in the mood for some shopping and dining, head over to Samcheongdong-gil Road. This charming street is lined with trendy boutiques, art galleries, and cozy cafes, perfect for indulging in a shopping spree or enjoying a cup of coffee. For a touch of royalty, don't miss the Statue of Sejong the Great, a tribute to the revered king who created the Korean alphabet. Marvel at the intricacy of the sculpture and learn about the significant contributions of King Sejong. If you're interested in politics and diplomacy, a visit to Cheongwadae, the official residence of the President of South Korea, is a must. Take a guided tour and gain insights into the country's governance and history. Embassy of Poland and Seorae Village are also located nearby, adding an international flavor to the neighborhood. Explore the diplomatic quarter and experience the unique charm of Seorae Village, known for its French influence and delightful cafes. With such a wealth of landmarks and attractions in its vicinity, Somerset Palace Seoul is the perfect base for discovering the rich history and cultural gems of Seoul. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or a food enthusiast, this vibrant city has something to offer everyone.

Convenient Public Transport Stations Near Somerset Palace Seoul

Situated in the heart of Seoul, Somerset Palace Seoul offers easy access to several public transport stations, making it a convenient choice for travelers. One of the nearest stations is Gyeongbokgung Subway Station, located just a short walk away. From here, guests can easily explore the city's top attractions, such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Insadong Cultural Street. The station is also well-connected to other subway lines, allowing visitors to easily navigate the city. Another nearby station is Gwanghwamun Subway Station, which is conveniently located near the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. This station provides easy access to cultural and entertainment venues, including theaters, museums, and art galleries. Guests staying at Somerset Palace Seoul can easily catch a subway train from this station to explore other popular areas of Seoul, such as Myeongdong, Namdaemun Market, and Dongdaemun Design Plaza. With these public transport options at their doorstep, guests can effortlessly explore the vibrant city of Seoul during their stay at Somerset Palace Seoul.

A Gastronomic Paradise at Your Doorstep

When it comes to dining options, Somerset Palace Seoul is surrounded by an array of mouthwatering restaurants. Just a stone's throw away, you'll find Tosokchon Samgyetang, a renowned establishment that specializes in ginseng chicken soup. For those craving a hearty bowl of noodles, Hwangsaengga Kalguksu is the place to go, serving up delicious handmade knife-cut noodles in a flavorful broth. FourB is a trendy cafe nearby, perfect for a quick caffeine fix or a relaxing afternoon with friends. If you're in the mood for traditional Korean cuisine, Gwanghwamun is home to several local favorites, including Gwanghwamun ttukgam, known for its delectable rice cakes, and Gwanghwamun Hwangtae Sprouts soup, a cozy spot offering a variety of comforting soups. For a taste of Bukchon Village's charm, head to Buk Village House, a charming restaurant serving up traditional Korean dishes with a modern twist. Duma is another hidden gem, offering a fusion of Korean and Western flavors in a stylish setting. Pasyong is a must-visit for seafood lovers, serving up fresh catches of the day prepared in a variety of tantalizing ways. For a sweet treat, Te Ilseu Pi You Coffee is the place to be, offering a wide selection of desserts and specialty coffees. And if you're craving some late-night snacks, Yonggeumok is a popular spot for Korean-style fried chicken. With such a diverse range of dining options just steps away from the hotel, Somerset Palace Seoul truly offers a gastronomic paradise at your doorstep.

Shop 'til You Drop at Somerset Palace Seoul

Located in the heart of Seoul, Somerset Palace Seoul is surrounded by an array of shopping landmarks that will satisfy even the most avid shoppers. Just a stone's throw away, you'll find Gallery On, Gallery Arario Seoul, Dohohl Gallery, and Gallery SUN Contemporary, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene while browsing unique and thought-provoking pieces. For fashion enthusiasts, Hyundae Hwarang, Stori, and Sorihana offer a curated selection of trendy clothing and accessories. Art lovers can also explore the captivating exhibitions at Gallery Jo, Monologue, and Gallery Ihn, showcasing works from both local and international artists. With such a diverse range of shopping options right at your doorstep, Somerset Palace Seoul is the perfect destination for a shopping getaway in Seoul.

Affordable Luxury at Somerset Palace Seoul

Experience the perfect blend of luxury and affordability at Somerset Palace Seoul. With an average room price of just $200, this upscale hotel offers exceptional value for money in the heart of Seoul. Compared to the city's average room price of $134, Somerset Palace Seoul provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to indulge in a lavish stay without breaking the bank. At Somerset Palace Seoul, you can expect nothing short of excellence. Each room is meticulously designed to provide a comfortable and stylish retreat, complete with modern amenities and breathtaking city views. Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, the hotel's prime location offers easy access to major attractions, shopping districts, and vibrant nightlife. With its competitive pricing, Somerset Palace Seoul is an ideal choice for savvy travelers who refuse to compromise on quality. Book your stay today and discover the perfect balance of luxury, convenience, and affordability in the heart of Seoul.

Excellent Location and Exceptional Staff

Somerset Palace Seoul is highly praised by its guests for its excellent location and exceptional staff. The hotel's prime location allows guests to easily access popular attractions and landmarks in Seoul. The staff members are described as friendly, helpful, and professional, providing top-notch service throughout the guests' stay. From the concierge to the housekeepers, the staffs' warm and welcoming demeanor creates a pleasant and memorable experience for visitors. Additionally, guests appreciate the spacious and impeccably clean rooms, as well as the great breakfast buffet offered. With its good security measures and overall incredible value, Somerset Palace Seoul is a fantastic choice for travelers seeking comfort, convenience, and exceptional service in Seoul.

Exceptional Customer Ratings for Somerset Palace Seoul

Somerset Palace Seoul is a hotel that consistently receives exceptional customer ratings. With an overall score of 8.5, it is clear that guests are highly satisfied with their experience at this hotel. The hotel's excellent value is reflected in its impressive rating of 8.5 for value, making it an ideal choice for budget-conscious travelers. One of the standout features of Somerset Palace Seoul is its extensive facilities, which have earned it a rating of 8.3. From a fully-equipped fitness center to a relaxing sauna, guests have access to a range of amenities that enhance their stay. The hotel's commitment to cleanliness is evident in its rating of 8.5, ensuring that guests can enjoy a hygienic and comfortable environment throughout their stay. Location is another aspect where Somerset Palace Seoul excels, with a remarkable rating of 9.2. Situated in the heart of Seoul, guests have easy access to popular attractions, shopping districts, and dining options. This prime location allows guests to make the most of their time in the city, whether they are exploring cultural landmarks or indulging in retail therapy. The comfort of guests is a top priority at Somerset Palace Seoul, as reflected in its rating of 8.6 for comfort. With spacious and well-appointed rooms, guests can relax and unwind after a day of exploring the city. The attentive and friendly staff also contribute to the positive guest experience, earning a rating of 8.5 for staff performance. Their professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond ensure that guests feel welcomed and well taken care of throughout their stay. Overall, Somerset Palace Seoul's exceptional customer ratings highlight its commitment to providing a memorable and enjoyable stay for every guest. From its great value and extensive facilities to its prime location and comfortable accommodations, this hotel is a top choice for travelers seeking an exceptional experience in Seoul.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.3

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
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Billiards
  • Fitness center
  • 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
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Playground
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pet-friendly [charges apply]
  • Pets allowed
  • Pets may not be left unattended
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Blackout curtains
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • DVD/CD player
  • Electric kettle
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Full kitchen
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchenware
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Laptop workspace
  • Linens
  • Microwave
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Pets allowed in room
  • 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 detector
  • Sofa
  • Swimming pool [direct access]
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

7 Yulgok-ro, 2-gil, Jongno-gu, Gwanghwamun, Seoul, South Korea, 03143
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP)
    15.9 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
    48.8 km
Public transportation
  • Anguk Station (Line 3)
    400 m 6 min walk
  • Jonggak Station (Line 1)
    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
    470 m

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

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 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-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
  • License Id / Local Tax ID/ Entity Name101852093
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges2
  • Number of floors18
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 290
  • 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

8.5
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service8.6
Cleanliness8.5
Value for money8.5
Facilities8.3
High score for Seoul
Rating
9+ Exceptional (192)
8-9 Excellent (133)
7-8 Very Good (117)
6-7 Good (38)
<6 Below Expectation (34)
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10.0
Exceptional
Viktoriia from Northern Mariana Islands
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Executive
Stayed 7 nights in March 2024

The best hotel for family”

It was our 2nd stay in this hotel. Our previous stay was almost 5 years ago and we were pleasantly surpriced that this hotel keeps up with service and facilities' quality. We had a reservation with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms room and it was extremely accomodating for 3 adults and 2 children under 5 y.o. Front Office employees were all very kind and proffessional. Concierge Kevin was the one who helped us the most and was always making sure that our requests for taxies and lugguage transportation were correct. Restaurant employees were all hardworking and always made sure that food refills are made on time and kept the reataurant clean during traffic. Breakfast food choices were exceptional for us. Just some soups or noodle stocks were spicy. housekeeping was great and kept our room clean and tidy for the whole week. We really appreciate the washing machine and a huge refrigerator in the room as it was the main reason why we chose this hotel. I'll recommend this hotel for busy travelers who would like to stay close to the historical downtown and it's great for families with children, because they have a small playroom, where kids can enjoy a bit, while parents are finishing up their breakfast. gym had all needed equipment and was never crowded. Location was good as it close to the subway station and is next to the street with art galleries and cute little shops with unique goods.

Reviewed April 01, 2024

Dear Viktoriia, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear 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 motivate us to continually provide and improve the level of service that residents have come to expect. Once again, thank you for making us as one of your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim Guest Service Manager

Responded April 03, 2024
Somerset Palace Seoul
10.0
Exceptional
Seth from United States
Couple
1 Bedroom Executive Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

Best Views and Location in Seoul - #1 for 1st-time visitors”

1. Stunning view over the palace and of mountains from rooms on west side, nice view on east side over Buddhist temple Everyone can also go to the roof garden to enjoy this view. 2. Walks in every direction (N, E, S, W) are to spectacular and fun areas; going east first is Insa-dong, but then the amazing and fun young-person's area Ikseondong. 3. It is in a totally quiet area, with a nice park in back, plus has a 7-11 equivalent on the first floor, and two great restaurants. I stayed here for most of two months from August to October 2020, on the 16th floor. I rented a car and enjoyed the clean, easy parking under the building, too. Many people stay for months on the higher floors, reflecting how well-loved it is. I have stayed in about 20 hotels all over Seoul, and this is my favorite by far. I am eager to go back.

Reviewed September 05, 2021

Dear Seth, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad 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. Your kind word inspire us to continually provide and improve the level of service that residents have come to expect. Once again, thank you for making us as one of your preferred accommodation choices. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim Guest Service Manager

Responded September 06, 2021
Somerset Palace Seoul
10.0
Exceptional
deborah from South Korea
Group
1 Bedroom Executive Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in March 2024

Fantastic hotel, makes life easy”

I did not realize my room came complete with a small cooktop and refrigerator as well as an iron and ironing board. These days fewer hotels provide all of the above. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the location is very convenient if you are a tourist. It’s not that far from the subway and quite close to several excellent sites to see!

Reviewed March 23, 2024

Dear Deborah, Warm greetings from Somerset Palace Seoul. 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 again, thank you for your valued patronage. From all of us at Somerset Palace Seoul, we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Thank you and best regards, Juna Bae Somerset Palace Seoul

Responded March 29, 2024
Somerset Palace Seoul
10.0
Exceptional
Michelle from Singapore
Family with young children
1 Bedroom Executive Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in March 2024

All great!”

Great Location, quiet, great view, very good staff, clean room, and simple breakfast, comfortable bed. I'm a return customer

Reviewed April 01, 2024

Dear Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear 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 continually improve our service delivery. Once again, thank you for making us as one of your preferred accommodation choices. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Thank you and best regards, Juna Bae Somerset Palace Seoul

Responded April 01, 2024
Somerset Palace Seoul
10.0
Exceptional
Farihatul from Malaysia
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Executive
Stayed 1 night in April 2024

Exceptional”

Spacious and clean, comfortable, near to palace and shopping street

Reviewed April 29, 2024

Dear Farihatul, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear 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 continually improve our service delivery. Once again, thank you for making us as one of your preferred accommodation choices. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Thank you and best regards, Juna Bae Somerset Palace Seoul

Responded May 03, 2024
Somerset Palace Seoul
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