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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Chee

10 Best Luxury Hotels in Seoul, South Korea


In the modern metropolis that is the capital of South Korea, Seoul, there are an array of beautifully refined hotels. Immersed in the centre of Seoul city life, there is something exciting to do for every traveller, and equally somewhere luxurious to stay. From temples to street markets, Seoul is rich in Korean culture. Whether you are after prime location, or state of the art amenities, CSP Times has collated a list of the best luxury hotels in Seoul for your next adventure abroad.

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1) Park Hyatt Seoul

Style meets comfort at the Gangnam-located Park Hyatt Hotel in Seoul. Situated a short distance from the COEX Convention, witness the hubbub of city life with stellar views through their floor-to-ceiling windows, and experience all the excitement from the comfort of your room. The hotel's modern style perfectly matches the tech-savvy city of Seoul, and features gourmet food, spa services and close proximity to inner city exploration just beyond the doors.

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2) Four Seasons Hotel Seoul

With a new contemporary bar, OUL, guests can experience the big-city life noon and night at the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul. The new late night Korean contemporary bar concept transports guests back through history and to the future in a three part menu series that mirrors the city's drinking scene. Blending tradition and modern aesthetics, the hotel mirrors the union of traditional and forward-thinking that we now see in the city of Seoul.

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3) Signiel Seoul

Located in the Lotte World Tower, the Signiel hotel is one of the best views of the whole of Seoul city. Soaring above neighbouring skyscrapers, the hotel combines East and West influences from their classic and modern bedroom interiors. With spanning windows, wake up to the view of a lifetime over Seoul city, and utilise the luxury amenities on offer, including Michelin-star chefs, spa facilities and the largest champagne bar in Asia.

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4) L'Escape Hotel

L'Escape Hotel in Seoul is an enchanting Parisian escape, offering a boutique hotel experience filled with personality and charm. The hotel captivates guests with its baroque, romantic theme, boasting lavish 19th-century-influenced décor and captivatingly moody lighting. Located in the heart of the city center, L'Escape Hotel also features a spa, gym, and a selection of exquisite restaurants, ensuring a truly memorable stay for its discerning guests.

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5) Grand Hyatt Seoul

With 615 guest rooms on offer, luxury and extravagance are paramount at the Grand Hyatt Seoul. A short distance from downtown Seoul, it is the perfect city escape on a stressful work trip. Providing a great escape from the bustling city life, the hotel offers guests to complete their work in the business center, which is customisable to align with your needs. The Grand Hyatt is the perfect blend between sophistication and comfort.

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6) Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul

Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul has all the luxury facilities of a country club, with the leisure and comfort of five-star services. As the first Banyan Tree members club and resort, it caters for all holiday interests and features a stunning spa, indoor golf, a variety of international cuisine options and nearby hiking or cycle trails to the closely located Han River and Namsan Mountain.

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7) JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square

If you are looking for a perfect location, without having to compromise luxury, head to the Luxury Collection's JW Marriott in Dongdaemun Square. The neighbourhood offers high-end shopping and entertainment, a mere distance from the hotel steps. Alternatively, see Dongdaemun Square from above, with the hotels overlooking rooftop bar. Experience tranquility in the centre of South Korea's metropolis.

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8) The Shilla Seoul

The Shilla Seoul provides the ultimate luxury experience, with its detailed and extravagant facilities and amenities. Rooftop gardens, winery tours and male and female gendered spa facilities are but to name a few of the amenities on offer, all with stunning views of Central Seoul. With a digital tracking fitness club, and state of the art facilities, this hotel goes the extra mile to provide guests with a luxury experience. Its convenient location means guests can access even more opportunities, in the city itself.

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9) Josun Palace

As another Luxury Collection feature, Josun Palace has established a name for itself after 100 years of service. The timeless hotel brings tradition and modernity to its historic walls, and provides guests with stunning modern interior with a traditional Asian flair. The Art Deco design perfectly mirrors the hotels colourful surroundings as guests are seamlessly welcomed in from the centre of business and leisure, Gangnam.

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10) Mondrain Seoul Itaewon

With 291 rooms, all carefully designed by the award winning Singapore-based interior design company Asylum, Mondrain Seoul Itaewon is a perfect modern hotel, with the quintessential amenities for luxury living. The refreshingly stylish and modern interior provides a unique experience that they seek to continue throughout the hotel. It is the perfect luxury refresh, as guests enjoy the 25-metre futuristic indoor swimming pool, an array of bars and restaurants, and of course, the spa.


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