Riviera Hotel Seoul ★★★★

4.2 /5
Overall score
91%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
4
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Overview

The Riviera Hotel Seoul is a comfortable, well-appointed business-oriented hotel located in the Gangnam district, making it an ideal location for travelers searching for accommodation near the COEX Convention Center. With warm, inviting rooms, diverse dining options, top-flight recreation opportunities and a variety of conference and meeting rooms, this property contains the ingredients the business traveler needs for a successful trip.

Dining

Four restaurants feature varied cuisine and atmosphere. WynDyn is a modern Chinese and Japanese restaurant, and Café Vista features live music and morning buffets. Sky Lounge serves pub-style food and stunning views of Seoul. The Color offers a convivial atmosphere with big-screen TVs.

Rooms

The 320 rooms at the Riviera Hotel Seoul have been designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Each room contains a large work desk, LCD TV with satellite service, in-room safe and high-speed Internet access (fees apply). Private bathrooms feature a jetted bathtub. Traditional, heated-floor Ondol rooms are also available.

Property features

The Hotel Riviera Seoul may put a premium on business travelers, but there are plenty of amenities that help guests turn their focus from work. The fitness club offers a large indoor swimming pool with aqua aerobics and swimming classes available. A 24-hour men's sauna, and a women's sauna are on-site (fees apply). The large indoor golf range has 13 holes and a putting green (fees may apply).

Highlights

  • Convenient location to World Trade Center and COEX Convention Center
  • Fitness center with gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna, golf range (fees may apply)
  • Grand ballroom with space for up to 1,000 people
  • Four specialty restaurants, including a lounge with views of the city
  • Traditional Korean Ondol rooms with heated floors are available

Nearby attractions

  • Bongeunsa Temple (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Olympic Stadium (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • National Theater of Korea (3.7 mi/5.9 km)
  • Dongdaemun Market (4 mi/6.5 km)

Business

  • Two ballrooms available for conferences and events
  • High-speed Internet access available (fees apply)

Transportation

  • Shuttle service to COEX and Samsung subway station
  • Gimpo International Airport (13.8 mi/22.3 km)
  • Incheon International Airport (31 mi/50 km)

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Night club

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Currency exchange

Internet

  • Free internet

Parking

  • Free parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

4.2 /5 Overall score

91% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.1/5
  • Comfort: 3.9/5
  • Location: 3.9/5
  • Value: 4/5

Quiet location

Would recommend Thu, Oct 15, 2015
For my first trip to Seoul, this was overall a good choice. Transportation to/from the hotel from ICN was easy and cheap (about $15, airport limousine #6006). They have a wonderful breakfast buffet (about $25), with a wide selection of foods including great salads, salmon, and caviar. The gym/pool are connected to the sauna, so it's a bit inconvenient getting to the gym. It would be nice if they had separate entrances for gym use and sauna ($10) use. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the hotel. Not much to do in the neighborhood, so not a great place to stay if you like nightlife and restaurants, but it's quiet, which is what I prefer.

| Los Angeles Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Good Hotel

Would recommend Mon, Nov 17, 2014
I was there for one night only and I thought it had what I needed. Free Wi-Fi.

Money saver

Take the shuttle bus Inchon airport because it is far from Seoul. It cost much less than a taxi and drop you right in front of the hotel. The shuttle buses are located are outside the airport. You can buy the ticket very easily in the several counters along the arrival floor.

| Atlanta, GA Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

First time in Gangnam

Would recommend Sun, Aug 24, 2014
For the price it was a nice clean place. The service was okay and most of the workers spoke english.

Dining

One can grab a quick bite in one of the department stores.

| Boston Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Ribera (Riviera)

Would recommend Thu, May 22, 2014
This hotel is great. It was clean, wifi, club downstairs, what more can you want? From the airport you can get on the bus that will drop you off right in front of the hotel. Pay attention though, they pronounce it "Ribera" so I didn't get off in time.

| Los Angeles, California Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Riveria hotel Gangnam

Would recommend Sat, Apr 5, 2014
Hotel is great for the busienss traveler. close to everything. About 25 minutes from the Gimpo airport. Rooms are very clean. Beds are hard as a rock. If you are not used to sleeping in Asian style beds, this might not be the hotel for you. There is no padding at all. Around the corner from the hotel is several Conv stores. They sell drinks, snacks, and lite meals. Several great little eateries in the neighborhood. many of them are Korean BBQ. about 6 per block. English is an issue in this area. so you should load Goggle Translator on your phone. this will help you a lot.

| Portland Ore Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

March 2013

Would recommend Sun, Mar 16, 2014
Stayed 4 nights in March 2013. Staff are friendly and located in Cheongdamdong which makes it easy to get around.

| New York, New York Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Goood Place

Would recommend Tue, Nov 19, 2013
I liked it. Room was nice. Gym was great. Price was very reasonable. Would go there again.

| Chicago, IL Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Average

Would recommend Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Seoul doesn't offer many choices when it comes to selecting hotels. Airport limo stops in front of the hotel when you arrive, but you have to walk 1/4 miles and cross a 8 lane major street to take a limo to the airport. Room is spacious but need some renovation. Staff are kind but not approachable, and the restaurant offers average food. Ok place for couple of days....

| San Francisco Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Not the best but acceptable

Would recommend Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Room is spacious and other facility is all right. Location is not the best but not too far away.

| San Francisco Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Riviera Hotel nice.. but not 4 star.

Would not recommend Sun, Oct 6, 2013
Hotel was in good condition. Staff spoke very little English, in fact it took me 3 people to get checked in. If you speak Korean, this is the right hotel for you. Room comfort was rated low because of the beds. while I work all over Asia and I am familiar with hard beds, I have not seen anything like the beds in this hotel. they were so hard my arms fell asleep before I did! Staff was kind, but spoke very little English. There is not doubt that this hotel caters to the Korean population. not Westerners. In fact, I was the only Westerner at the hotel the 2 days I was there. Hotel was near many places to eat, but again, everything was Korean based and communication continued to be an issue. I suspect that I was in a very "local" area. I have stayed in Seoul for about 7 years on business now and I normally stay downtown. in that district the communication and service caters more to the Westerners. I am not rating the hotel as bad in general, its just difficult if you do not speak the local language. Hotel was very clean. People were courteous but had a difficult time with communication. .

Dining

2 block down from the hotel was a Vietnamese restaurant. Food was outstanding and very fresh. Service was great. Also Tom Toms for coffee was great. Communication was no issue there and the coffee is some of the best I have drank. They are giving Starbucks a run for their money.

| Portland Ore Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Bongeunsa 0.6 mi
COEX Mall 0.9 mi
Seoul Olympic Stadium 1.2 mi
Apgujeong 1.7 mi
Yeoksam 1.9 mi
World Folklore Museum 2.6 mi
Lotte World 2.6 mi
Gwangjin 2.6 mi
Jamsil 2.6 mi
Songpa 2.6 mi
Lotte World Tower Worldmall 2.7 mi
Seongdong 2.9 mi
Seocho 3 mi
Itaewon Sepcial Tourist Zone 3.2 mi
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art 3.2 mi
Itaewon 3.3 mi
Seoul Olympic Park 3.7 mi
Namsan Park 3.9 mi
Jung 3.9 mi
Dongdaemun Market 4 mi
Namsan 4.1 mi
Cheonggyecheon 4.1 mi
War Memorial of Korea 4.3 mi
Myeongdong 4.5 mi
Myeongdong Catholic Church 4.6 mi
Chongmyo 4.8 mi
Jongmyo Shrine 4.8 mi
Lotte Duty Free 4.9 mi
Namdaemun Market 4.9 mi
Seongbuk 4.9 mi
Yongsan 4.9 mi
Namdaemun 5 mi
Namsan Cable Car 5 mi
Changgyeong Palace 5.1 mi
Hangang Parks 5.1 mi
Jongmyo 5.1 mi
Namsangol Hanok Village 5.1 mi
Deoksugung 5.1 mi
Seoul Plaza 5.1 mi
City Hall 5.1 mi
Changdeokgung 5.2 mi
Jogyesa Temple 5.3 mi
Admiral Yi Sun Shin Statue 5.3 mi
Gwanghwamun 5.6 mi
Gyeongbokgung 5.7 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.