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Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, Itaewon

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel was very good. The overall look of the hotel was nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I like the theme of each room and the convince of the location. I would recommend the hotel for first time travelers who want to experience Seoul for the first time.

The room was very clean. the hotel is right in the heart of the nightlife. Rooms are quite too. Love it!

the hotel was right in Iowan very cute and trendy. It smelled like smoke at night and i believe the smell came from the club that was under the hotel. There was street noise also and many guests came in quite loud in the wee post club hours. One might want to ask for a room not on the street to decrease noise. walked in the area and short walk to subway I would return

I had a pleasant stay at IP Boutique Hotel as always. The room was comfortable and clean and quiet even when facing busy street front. Front Office staff was helpful and spoke good English. I accidentally left valuable in the lobby and the staff made great effort to return the item to me immediately. I will return to stay there again.

I had wonderful stay at IP Boutique Hotel as usual. The Front Desk staff speak good English and were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and quiet even on the street front location. Several good restaurants and shops are just outside the hotel. I will return there again.

Good location - but air conditioner was not working - had to switch rooms

A value for money hotel in good location and friendly staff. Most reception staff speak good English. The room was small and most provide small twin beds. There was unpleasant smell from bathroom drain occasionally. The breakfast choices very poor and customers must pay (buy coupons) for breakfast the night before, otherwise the price would be higher if pay at the restaurant, very strange arrangement. The coupons cannot he refunded or cancelled if customers fail to take breakfast.

I had to be in Seoul for 2 weeks for medical treatments and I chose this hotel for its proximity to the medical clinic and to city transit. The hotel staff were attentive and accommodating and the room was comfortable. The comfort would have been enhanced had their not been carpet in the room and these days, really, no hotel rooms should be carpeted for reasons of health and hygiene.

The location was perfect and the staff helpful. the room was comfortable. will stay there again.

Comfortable, centrally located, near to transportation and to food services. Repeat visit.

Always a fabulous stay in Itaewon! This is going to be my fourth time staying here. The décor is modern and chic, I think its kind of cool. The location is perfect if you like going out at night, so many clubs, eating places and shopping right down the block. The front desk staff is the best, they are super nice, and willing to help you with whatever needs you may have.

Hotel was nice, although halls very dark. Staff was very nice and helpful. Great location.

Location is great. Room was very clean. I will definitely recommend this hotel to others and will stay there on my next trip.

second time i was here in 5 years. clean, great location and comfy bed. Sometimes the bathroom smelled of sewage and smoke from other guests who did not abide by the no smoking policy. Management is really awesome about handling smoking complaints.

excellent stay in a good central location within walking distance to Itaewon shopping and nightspots. quiet rooms on higher floors and good wifi access. my only negative observation was the very small soap bar. if you staff for more than 1 night bring your own. otherwise a very nice stay and particularly for the money. very good value.

Too much mirror, the atmosphere is strange. it is a renovation of an old hotel, the design is weird, maybe I am too old to appreciate, however the kids around would love it.

Trendy niceplace great location. I thought the resturant service was poor. Had to pour my own cold tea ..Filling up the buffet way slow. Value for money can be better and prefer a alacart menu.

The hotel is in a fantastic location and is close to everything in seoul. The staff is helpful and friendly and the rooms are perfect for a couple or someone travelling alone.

The hotel is fun, funky, and well-located for the shops and cafes of Itaewon. Breakfast is a bit pricey if it is not included with the room. Rooms are fully-equipped with the amenities you would expect and the glass-walled bathroom makes the room feel bigger than it is. The rooms and public areas are great particularly for those with a sense of design style. I would highly recommend this place.

I have stayed at this hotel a few times because of its good location in Iteawon. When I checked in, staff gave me a twin bedded room. I asked to change to double bed, he said my reservation was for twin beds, so he could not change. I must show him confirmation for double bed and he would change. When I got to room on fifth floor, the odor from bathroom drain was terrible, so I called the staff to change. He said I must wait for the next day and this was at 5 PM. The staff's attitude was uninterested and inflexible. Breakfast choices in this hotel were limited and very boring.

221, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu Seoul Seoul

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub
  • Fitness center

Located in Yongsan-gu, Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, Itaewon is a short distance from popular attractions such as National Museum of Korea and Dongdaemun Market. This 133-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and a nightclub. It's in central Seoul and also close to War Memorial of Korea and N Seoul Tower.


Dining

Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 133 soundproofed accommodations afford space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Select Comfort beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Tablet computers, refrigerators, and minibars are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, Itaewon enjoy a nightclub, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is KRW 3000 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for KRW 15000 per person one-way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Twin Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel

Everyone (8) Business (15) Couples (9) Family (3) Other (20) Friends (10)
5

good time in seoul

Everyone

The hotel was very good. The overall look of the hotel was nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I like the theme of each room and the convince of the location. I would recommend the hotel for first time travelers who want to experience Seoul for the first time.

By on May 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 13, 2017

Thank you for your kind review and thank you for staying with us. We are glad we were able to make you feel comfortable. We will continuously make efforts in providing better and more comfortable stays to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you very much for your feedback. Best Regards.

5

great location

Everyone

The room was very clean. the hotel is right in the heart of the nightlife. Rooms are quite too. Love it!

By on Mar 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 14, 2017

Warm greeting from Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel! Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed all our services and you liked our hotel. Once again, Thank you very much for your kind review brings us great encouragement. Hope we have the pleasure of a return visit soon!!

3

in itowan

Everyone

the hotel was right in Iowan very cute and trendy. It smelled like smoke at night and i believe the smell came from the club that was under the hotel. There was street noise also and many guests came in quite loud in the wee post club hours. One might want to ask for a room not on the street to decrease noise. walked in the area and short walk to subway I would return

By on Jan 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 28, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments following your recent visit to the hotel. Your feedback is essential to us as it helps us to enhance the services and facilities that we provide. We will most certainly take your feedback into consideration for improvement in the future. We're going to fully share your comments with our staffs. If you are ever in the area again in the future, please give us another opportunity to serve you. We’re sure that you will experience the higher level of service. We will do our best to provide a more satisfactory service to our guests all the time. Once again, Thank you very much for your review. Sincerely

5

comfortable stay in good location in itaewon.

Everyone

I had a pleasant stay at IP Boutique Hotel as always. The room was comfortable and clean and quiet even when facing busy street front. Front Office staff was helpful and spoke good English. I accidentally left valuable in the lobby and the staff made great effort to return the item to me immediately. I will return to stay there again.

By , from Bangkok on Jan 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 17, 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and it is so encouraging to receive positive comments on the quality of our service. We will continuously make efforts in providing better and more comfortable stays to our valuable guests. The new restaurant has been renovated few weeks ago so that we are still improving breafast for guest to be satisfied Once again, we highly appreciate you for the warmhearted review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Sincerely

5

best hotel in itaewon with great location.

Everyone

I had wonderful stay at IP Boutique Hotel as usual. The Front Desk staff speak good English and were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and quiet even on the street front location. Several good restaurants and shops are just outside the hotel. I will return there again.

By , from bangkok on Jan 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 17, 2017

Dear,Khampi Thank you so much for your review! We were delighted to be able to welcome you here. It’s always a great pleasure reading a positive review from our valuable guest such as yours. As you mentioned, Our location is definitely in the heart of Seoul and interesting area which has been convenient for every guest. We are happy to hear that our location has been comfortable for you. We are very sorry for the breakfast. For our valuable guests, we are struggling to enhance breakfast to be satisfied. We really hope you will come and stay with us again. Sincerely

3

good location

Everyone

Good location - but air conditioner was not working - had to switch rooms

By , from BYC on Aug 22, 2016

4

good mid-price hotel in itaewon.

Everyone

A value for money hotel in good location and friendly staff. Most reception staff speak good English. The room was small and most provide small twin beds. There was unpleasant smell from bathroom drain occasionally. The breakfast choices very poor and customers must pay (buy coupons) for breakfast the night before, otherwise the price would be higher if pay at the restaurant, very strange arrangement. The coupons cannot he refunded or cancelled if customers fail to take breakfast.

By , from Bangkok on Jun 24, 2016

4

convenient location

Everyone

I had to be in Seoul for 2 weeks for medical treatments and I chose this hotel for its proximity to the medical clinic and to city transit. The hotel staff were attentive and accommodating and the room was comfortable. The comfort would have been enhanced had their not been carpet in the room and these days, really, no hotel rooms should be carpeted for reasons of health and hygiene.

By , from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on May 1, 2016

5

most comfortable stay.

Singles

The location was perfect and the staff helpful. the room was comfortable. will stay there again.

By on Dec 3, 2015

5

very good bvusiness hotel

BusinessTravelers

Comfortable, centrally located, near to transportation and to food services. Repeat visit.

By on Nov 5, 2015