$104 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 23, 2015 Check-out: Jan 24, 2015

Riviera Hotel Seoul

4 stars
53-7, Chongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-952
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
27 reviews
Good Hotel

I was there for one night only and I thought it had what I needed. Free Wi-Fi. See full review

  • RMHarris
  • Nov 17, 2014
First time in Gangnam

For the price it was a nice clean place. The service was okay and most of the workers spoke english. See full review

  • Boston to Korea
  • Aug 24, 2014
Simple pleasures for business travelers in Gangnam

The Hotel Riviera 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.

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
Rooms

The 320 rooms at the Hotel Riviera 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.

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).

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.

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)
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)

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Riviera Hotel Seoul Rooms

Superior Double Room
Room offers a double bed with amenities like Large business desks and comfortable beds in every room are optimal for businessmen who travel around the world. Climate control, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Voice mail, Direct-dial phone, Complimentary bottled water, Refrigerator, Minibar, Coffee/tea maker, Wake-up calls, Daily housekeeping, Turndown service, Bathroom phone, Bathrobes, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Bidet, Extra towels/bedding in room, Makeup/shaving mirror, In-room massage available, Slippers, Satellite television service, Electronic/magnetic keys, In-room safe, Iron/ironing board (on request), Clock radio, Desk, Rollaway/extra beds available, Cribs/infant beds available, Smoking permitted, Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet
Superior Twin Room
Room offers two twin bed with amenities like Large business desks and comfortable beds in every room are optimal for businessmen who travel around the world. Climate control, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Voice mail, Direct-dial phone, Complimentary bottled water, Refrigerator, Minibar, Coffee/tea maker, Wake-up calls, Daily housekeeping, Turndown service, Bathroom phone, Bathrobes, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Bidet, Extra towels/bedding in room, Makeup/shaving mirror, In-room massage available, Slippers, Satellite television service, Electronic/magnetic keys, In-room safe, Iron/ironing board (on request), Clock radio, Desk, Rollaway/extra beds available, Cribs/infant beds available, Smoking permitted, Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet
Luxury Double Room
Room offers a double bed. The Luxury Double rooms are designed to provide larger and more pleasant spaces. They are characterized by modern and simple interiors. Each room has personal safe and comfortable beds, and provides businessmen who travel around the world with the optimal comfort. Climate control, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Voice mail, Direct-dial phone, Complimentary bottled water, Refrigerator, Minibar, Coffee/tea maker, Wake-up calls, Daily housekeeping, Turndown service, Bathroom phone, Bathrobes, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Bidet, Extra towels/bedding in room, Makeup/shaving mirror, In-room massage available, Slippers, Satellite television service, Electronic/magnetic keys, In-room safe, Iron/ironing board (on request), Clock radio, Desk, Rollaway/extra beds available, Cribs/infant beds available, Smoking permitted, Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet
Luxury Twin Room
Room offers two twin bed. The Luxury Twin rooms are designed to provide larger and more pleasant spaces. It is characterized by modern and simple interiors. Each room has a personal safe, and 2 comfortable beds, and provides businessmen, who travel around the world, with the optimal comfort. Climate control, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Voice mail, Direct-dial phone, Complimentary bottled water, Refrigerator, Minibar, Coffee/tea maker, Wake-up calls, Daily housekeeping, Turndown service, Bathroom phone, Bathrobes, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Bidet, Extra towels/bedding in room, Makeup/shaving mirror, In-room massage available, Slippers, Satellite television service, Electronic/magnetic keys, In-room safe, Iron/ironing board (on request), Clock radio, Desk, Rollaway/extra beds available, Cribs/infant beds available, Smoking permitted, Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet

Amenities

  • 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
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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
  • 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
  • Seoul Tower: 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:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (27)

Ratings and reviews for Riviera Hotel Seoul

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 27
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cooler guy
Business
Portland Ore
Oct 6, 2013

Riviera Hotel nice.. but not 4 star.

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. .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Diving tiger
Business
San Francisco
Oct 22, 2013

Average

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....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MattAsia
Business
Bremen Germany
Aug 5, 2010

Not so freindly Staff

Well appointed hotel, but not so friendly staff,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alexpitt
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 22, 2012

It was great to stay for a couple of nights

I think this hotel is really convenient and comfortable to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yong Cheol
Business
los angeles
Jan 1, 2013

good

great location but bed to use metro. small room size.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
steveessss
Business
novi, mi
Mar 25, 2013

biz

great , cozy, nice, friendly, strong recommendation to all

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
superchica
Business
San Francisco, California
May 16, 2013

A treasure

Clean, comfortable rooms, with perks like free WiFi, swimming pool, wonderful bibimbap, and exceptional service. This hotel is also close to a subway station and a 24-hour convenience store with fresh fruits and snacks. A great value, and I'll definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a fruit market and grocery market within a short walk of the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
superchica
Business
San Francisco, California
May 30, 2013

Fantastic hotel

I love this hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the location is great, and the service is exceptional. It's a 10-minute walk from the Cheongdam subway station, with a small grocery market just around the corner. An exceptional value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SHatVA
Business
Washington DC
Jul 16, 2013

1 day stopover

I stayed here to stay overnight for my trip back to DC. Good value for the price. The room I stayed would be too small for a family or for an extended stay. No ironing borad was the most inconvenient feature.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
I love kim chee
Business
Japan
Aug 20, 2013

good choice

while only stayed one night as on a business trip, there were zero complaints Good, friendly, English speaking staff, location is very good (right near expressway) and excellent fitness center for a hotel. free wifi will come back next time to Seoul

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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