Ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Auckland
Great LocationPosted Sep 19, 2013
Pros: The Roof garden- a surprise bonus
Cons: nothing I can think of
Location: Close to: Palaces & museum, Insadong craft sector, subway, Info centre - all 5 mins walk. cafes, restaurants, mini mart, all in the same building.
Pleasant, welcoming, and helpful staff, well laidout apartments, good location in the centre of the city, great for sightseeing. We had a problem with our air conditioning unit. The engineer had checked it within 20 mins of it being reported and the whole unit had been swapped out within an hour. This hotel has a really lovely and expansive roof garden with a small swimming pool. We spent several lovely hours with a good book relaxing 20 stories above the city.
for Familiesby james from UK
short tripPosted Sep 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good location and good quality residence. Will definitely return.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Sep 3, 2012 on Hotels.com
Exemplary living conditions.Posted Jul 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
I hope the Somerset company can replicate this type of temporary housing- in most every city. Their type of accomodations, is a much needed respite from the typical tiny & cacaphonous hotel room.
for Everyoneby ros from australia
best position in seoulPosted May 18, 2012
Pros: position position position
Cons: could do with a refurb, but OK value for money
absolutely great position near shops, restaurants and historic sites to visit hotel is OK in every way comfortable but not flash
for Business Travelersby GD from NY
SkipPosted Apr 21, 2012
Pros: Nice staff
Cons: Reeking of cigarettes and no WIFI
Every room reeks of cigarettes No WiFi Very nice staff
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Berkeley, CA
Great hotel for families even for short staysPosted Jan 25, 2012 on Hotels.com
The location - just 2 blocks from great food and shops but quiet nights at Insadong-gil - and the quality of the rooms in Somerset Palace Hotel were perfect for us. We traveled with a toddler, two adults, and two seniors and stayed for 4 nights. Due to the many families here on extended stay, there are nice facilities for young children and families to be found in the restaurants and neighborhood. Even in cold January weather everything was accessible by foot, and staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about sightseeing and arranging transportation and were fluent in English. The only less-than-ideal detail is the breakfast at the resident lounge is not very good and quite pricey, but there's so many great restaurants nearby that there's no need to go there. Our whole family was happy with our brief but comfortable stay at Somerset.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Our experience of Somerset Apartments in SeoulPosted Jan 21, 2012
Pros: Very comfortable apartment
Cons: Breakfast room downstairs
We felt it was just great to have a wonderful apartment with views out over the city towards (partly) the Blue Palace and the historic former King's Palace complex. The restaurants in the building (which also service commercial offices too) are a mix and have odd hours. The Baerlin is pseudo German and is overpriced. The other one with pizza and the like is average and not so welcoming. The breakfast area is a bit of a 'people's palace' but the staff did really try to make it a nice experience. Breakfast starts early and finishes early so the thought of a late rise from bed will leave you hungry. Location was good. To get to airport was a cab ride to the Koreana, then jump on shuttle bus to airport, all told an hour's travel. Proximity to restaurants and the rest of town and sights was very good.
Recommendedby Elaine from Stockport, UK
Spacious apartments with excellent facilitiesPosted Aug 22, 2010
We booked a two bedroom apartment for a family of four. The apartment was really spacious with a living room, dining area, kitchenette and two bathrooms. There was even a washing machine and detergent supplied. For a family it was miles better than all being cramped into one hotel room. There is a smallish pool and a lovely roof garden, a coffee shop and 24-hour mini-mart. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We were visiting my brother, who hired a car for a few days, and we were able to park it at Somerset Palace with no charge. Breakfast was a nice buffet which varied day by day. The location is perfect, right by Insadong and Gyeongbokgung, and the airport bus stops at Anguk which is just a few minutes walk.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Newcastle, Aust
Getting around in Seoul.Posted Jul 11, 2010 on Hotels.com
Make sure you do your homework on Seoul before travelling there as it is very difficult to get any assistance after you get there. Almost no one speaks any or limited English and there is very limited information available in English.