This centrally located Seoul hotel is about 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers) from Deoksugung Palace, the Lotte Department Store, and the Sejong Cultural Center. Government offices and subway stations are also within a short walk.
Koreana Hotel features Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Western restaurants as well as a coffee shop and bakery. The Blue Room bar hosts live music. A fitness center on the 23rd floor affords city views. A sauna (men only) can be used for a surcharge. The hotel also offers free WiFi, room service (limited hours), a 24-hour business center, a concierge desk, and a meeting room.
Air-conditioned guestrooms offer free WiFi. LCD TVs come with cable and free movie channels. Refrigerators and complimentary bottled water are also provided. Bathrooms include robes, slippers, and separate showers and bathtubs.
The hotel was literally steps (5-15 minutes) from some of the attractions, train station, tourist info kiosk. A staff brought me to my room and explained how to work the card key and explained which was free and can be charged to the room. Room was clean.
There was no thermostat to adjust the heat in the room. I found the setting a bit warm. What solved the problem (partly) was to open an inner window so there was a slight cool breeze that came from the outside.
Front desk staff somewhat too 'formal'
Accommodate early check-in;
a little bit too expensive
Best location in Seoul, right in the center, very close to City Hall and Palaces. Subway is 100 yards away.
Good location, good for shopping and business
Air conditioner was not good enough for day time to reach 22degree C.
Check-inn and check out very quick. Conveniently located near city hall, metro access and within 5 minutes walking of my business address.