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Somerset Palace Seoul

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Jongno, Somerset Palace Seoul is a short distance from popular attractions such as Gyeongbok Palace and Dongdaemun Market. This 4-star aparthotel has 400 rooms and welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Jogyesa Temple and Changdeokgung Palace.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. 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

The 400 apartments feature kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can expect TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and hair dryers. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are other standard amenities. Housekeeping is available once per stay.


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 dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Somerset Palace Seoul

Everyone (5) Business (3) Couples (2)
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

4

affordable hotel at the center of seoul

Everyone

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.

By on Jul 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 6, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience about your recent stay with us. We are glad to hear that you have found our strategic location to be ideal and most convenient. Also, we are happy to learn that you enjoyed our breakfast service during your stay. Once again, thank you for making us as one of your preferred accommodation choices. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim// Assistant Guest Service Manager

5
Everyone

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

By on Jun 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 27, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. At the same time, I am sorry to hear that you are not satisfied wtih the room rate. We do provide seasonal promotion sometimes and good offers for the early birds' booking. I hope you can take opportunity to enjoy our various promotion next time. Once gain, thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sinecrely, Joyce Kim// Assistant Guest Service Manager

2

so so

Everyone

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.

By , from ca on Jul 11, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 1970

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am sorry to hear about your disappointment with us and we could not make your stay more comfortable. Should you want to share your comment in detail, please let us know at any time. We will value your feedback and your feedback will be utilised to improve our sevice and communication. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to have another opportunity to serve you better. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim// Assistant Guest Service ,Manager

4

very comfortable stay

Everyone

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

By , from sf on May 11, 2016

Review comment responded on May 13, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience about our serviced residence. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. At the same time, I have noted your comment in regards to the staff attitude. Since we are constantly seeking the ways to improve our service, I will share your feedback with Guest Service staff to perform much better role moving forward. Once again, thank you for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Joyce Kim// Assistant Guest Service Manager

3

good, not great

BusinessTravelers

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.

By on Mar 22, 2015

5

always great

BusinessTravelers

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

By on Mar 1, 2015

5

fantastic location

Couples

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.

By on Dec 29, 2014

5

somershine

BusinessTravelers

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

By on Apr 12, 2014

4

old but charming

Couples

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.

By on Jun 3, 2011