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Somerset Palace Seoul

4.0 out of 5.0
  • Walking distance to Jog...
  • Free WiFi and wired Int...
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Recent guest reviews

Very good hotel and good service. Great roof top pool

Centralized....close to everything. Staff were really friendly, knowledgeable, and customer service were above and beyond. No problem with communications...they all spoke English!

We were extremely happy with our stay at Somerset Palace Seoul. It’s a beautiful hotel in a GREAT location for seeing the sights. It’s just a few blocks from Insadong (fun shopping and restaurants) and the two main palaces. The reception staff was very friendly and professional and we appreciated their excellent English. Special thanks to Jean Park for surprising us with an amazing upgrade to one of the nicest hotel suites I’ve ever stayed in. The included breakfast was very nice, with lots of hot and cold selections and separate Japanese and Korean sections, if you feel adventurous in the morning! We will ALWAYS stay at Somerset Palace now when we go to Seoul to visit our son.

Good location and excellant service. Wonderful breakfast.

Conveniently walkable to two main tourist sites and a traditional Korean shopping street with restaurants. Our room also had a full apartment kitchen, which I was not expecting.

Hotel was great, but getting back to hotel was difficult at times with the taxis if you don’t speak Korean. And depending on the location, taxis won’t take you. One night, we had to go through over 20 taxis before we found one that was willing to take us back.

The hotel was located in a great area of the city, easily accessible to the metro a few blocks away, and within walking distance to many sights. The breakfast each day was delicious with many options.

I think this hotel offers the best breakfast served with a perfect combination of Korean and western style food. A short walking distance to Insadong, Gyongbok Palace, the biggest book store, and many other places made our day trip easy. Highly recommended.

I found out I paid much ( 30 % ) more than my friend who stayed at the same type of room as mine.

I think I expected too much about this hotel. Most of all, I want to ask orbitz first. Whenever they ask which website I made a reservation for a hotel, the staff correct me it was Expedia not orbitz. I was so confused when they hold my check in process treated me I was lying. So unpleasant experience I can't find any reason to make a reservation through orbitz.

I really enjoyed staying here. I like free breakfast here, health and lots of choices. Good location and quite. I will come back again.

Stayed for four days in March. Everything seemed tired from the exercise equipment to the furniture. Few amenities. Would not stay again. Great location though.

The Somerset is always a great place to stay. It's clean, very well located, and the breakfast is so yummy.

This is a housekeeping hotel so it has a kitchenette and washer/dryer. That keeps me coming back. The location is perfect for visiting the palaces, museums and Insadong shopping street. It is an easy walk to all of them. I've stayed here twice and would choose it again.

I think its better to call it somershine as every thing was shining and great, Staff, Location, Cleanlines and breakfast, it worth every penny we paid

The Somerset is actually an aparthotel, albeit one in an older high rise in very good shape. The room (very spatious by asian standards) has wooden floors, kitchen, washer, flat screen tvs, etc. Excellent location for a tourist, close to the old royal palace/presidential palace complex, museums, shops, etc. Small shallow rooftop pool, but then we din't go to Seoul to swim. Very pleasant rooftop garden. We'd certainly return.

7, Yulgok-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu Seoul Seoul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Jogyesa Temple and Gyeongbok Palace
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Jongno, Somerset Palace Seoul is within a 5-minute walk of Jogyesa Temple and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Gyeongbok Palace. This 4-star aparthotel has 400 rooms and welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This aparthotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Each apartment features a kitchen with a refrigerator and a microwave. A TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. The bathroom offers a soaking tub and hair dryers. Other standard amenities include a rice cooker, free bottled water, and a safe. Limited housekeeping is available.


Property features

Guests staying at Somerset Palace Seoul enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this family-friendly aparthotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center.

Room options

Executive Room, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room, 2 Bedrooms (Exclusive Deal for International Travelers)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Somerset Palace Seoul

Everyone (11) Business (3) Couples (2) Family (4)
5
Families

Very good hotel and good service. Great roof top pool

By on Jul 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are gla dto learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. At the same time, we are happy to have met your expectations in service. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim Guest Service Manager

5
Families

Centralized....close to everything. Staff were really friendly, knowledgeable, and customer service were above and beyond. No problem with communications...they all spoke English!

By on May 20, 2019

Review comment responded on May 22, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear the compliments of our staff members at Somerset Palace Seoul. Your compliments inspire us to inspire us to continually provide and improve the level of service that residents have come to expect. Once again, thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim Guest Service Manager

5
Everyone

By on Apr 16, 2019

5
Families Families

We were extremely happy with our stay at Somerset Palace Seoul. It’s a beautiful hotel in a GREAT location for seeing the sights. It’s just a few blocks from Insadong (fun shopping and restaurants) and the two main palaces. The reception staff was very friendly and professional and we appreciated their excellent English. Special thanks to Jean Park for surprising us with an amazing upgrade to one of the nicest hotel suites I’ve ever stayed in. The included breakfast was very nice, with lots of hot and cold selections and separate Japanese and Korean sections, if you feel adventurous in the morning! We will ALWAYS stay at Somerset Palace now when we go to Seoul to visit our son.

By , from Palm Desert, CA on Mar 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2019

Dear Robin, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glaad to hear the compliments of our staff member at Guest Service. Your warm words inspire us to do better to ensure that our residents have a warm and pleasant stay at our property. Once again, thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim Guest Service Manager

4
Everyone

By on Nov 26, 2018

4
Everyone

By on Nov 23, 2018

4
Everyone

Good location and excellant service. Wonderful breakfast.

By , from Maui Hi on Oct 27, 2018

Review comment responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards. We will continue in our improvement efforts to provide excellent service. Once again, thank you for your valued partonage. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim Guest Service Manager

4

walkable to several tourists sites.

Everyone

Conveniently walkable to two main tourist sites and a traditional Korean shopping street with restaurants. Our room also had a full apartment kitchen, which I was not expecting.

By , from Cumming, GA USA on Apr 28, 2018

Review comment responded on May 16, 2018

Dear Guest, 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. Once again, thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim//Assistant Guest Service Manager

5
Everyone

Hotel was great, but getting back to hotel was difficult at times with the taxis if you don’t speak Korean. And depending on the location, taxis won’t take you. One night, we had to go through over 20 taxis before we found one that was willing to take us back.

By on Mar 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 12, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that you had a difficulty in using a taxi in Seoul. I hope that you had an enjoyable stay at our property besides the taxi problem. Once again, thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim//Assistant Guest Service Manager

5
Everyone

The hotel was located in a great area of the city, easily accessible to the metro a few blocks away, and within walking distance to many sights. The breakfast each day was delicious with many options.

By on Dec 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 9, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. 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. We will continue in our improvement efforts to provide excellent service and products. Once again, thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce kim// Assistant Guest Service Manager

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.