Get an overview of this hotelUpscale hotel with indoor pool, in Gangnam business district

COEX Convention Center

Rising 23 stories, this Seoul hotel is in the heart of the Gangnam business district. The COEX Convention Center, the huge underground COEX Mall, and the historic Bongeunsa temple are 1.3 km (0.8 mi) away.

A world of restaurants

Belle-essence Seoul Hotel features Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and buffet restaurants, as well as a steakhouse. Other highlights include an indoor pool, a business center, wireless Internet access, and free parking.

Free WiFi, premium bedding

Guestrooms offer signature bedding with pillowtop mattresses, custom duvets, and plentiful pillows. Free WiFi and wired Internet are available. TVs come with premium cable channels.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Belle-essence Seoul Hotel's health club includes a heated indoor pool, an indoor golf-driving range, a spa tub, and a well-equipped gym.

The hotel's restaurants are a star attraction, with choices ranging from Japanese, Korean, and Chinese, to buffets, a bakery, and a New York-style steakhouse. Guests can order room service.

WiFi access is available throughout the hotel. Other amenities include a business center, currency exchange, concierge desk, free parking, an airport shuttle service (surcharge), and express check-in/check-out. Belle-essence Seoul Hotel has a smoke-free policy.

  • Indoor pool 
  • Sauna 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Express check-out 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Express check-in 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Number of floors - 23 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Computer station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Luggage storage 
  • One meeting room 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 493 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Free self parking 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Café Elysee - International cuisine. Buffet and a la carte breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Kabin - Chinese cuisine with range of authentic Chinese liquors available. Lunch and dinner.

Irodori - Japanese cuisine. Sushi, teppanyaki, private tatami rooms. Lunch, and dinner.

Manhattan Grill & Bar - Steakhouse serving lunch and dinner.

Horizon Club - Located on top floor. Floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of city and mountains. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golf driving range on site 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for KRW 48400 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: KRW 30000 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: KRW 16000 per person
  • Valet parking fee: KRW 20000 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: KRW 48400 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Renaissance Seoul
  • Renaissance Hotel Seoul
  • Belle-essence
  • Renaissance Seoul Hotel
  • Seoul Hotel Renaissance
  • Renaissance Seoul
  • Seoul Renaissance Hotel
  • Belle-essence Seoul Hotel
  • Belle-essence Hotel
  • Belle-essence Seoul
  • Seoul Renaissance

Club Floor Benefits

Book a stay in a Deluxe Double Room (Club Floor) or Deluxe Twin Room (Club Floor) room category and receive the following benefits:

  • 25% discount in any hotel outlet
  • Complimentary laundry service for 3 pieces of clothing per stay
  • Complimentary pressing service for 1 suit
  • Complimentary use of desktop computers at the Business Center
  • Express check-in and check-out
Full details at check-in. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

National Rating

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4.1 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
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Hotel is sadly too old.

2 out of 5
Posted Sep 28, 2016
Pros: - Nice location. (Between 2 subway stations)
Cons: - Everything. - Gate on lobby. - Hallway. - Carpets in room and hallway. - Wall paints. - Furnitures.
This hotel is absolutely required a renewal. Everything of this hotel are battered. - Door knobs in lobby look very dirty. The knobs' paint is peeled off. - Wall of hallway and floor are all battered and smelly. - Musty room and noisy because of refrigerator in the room. - Bathtub status is not good. - Horrible TV remote. But staffs are friendly and kind.
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Inconsiderate Tourists

3 out of 5
by from Singapore
Posted Jul 3, 2016
During the period of my stay (end of June), there are a lot of tourists and some can be inconsiderate. I was awoken by some of the tourists who talked loudly outside my room at 6am for almost 15 mins. I had to call the operator to get someone up to clear the crowd. It is advisable for the hotel to inform the tour guide to tell his/her group not to make so much noises when at the rooms corridor as that disturb other guests' rest. Also, the hotel does not provide A4 size paper and envelopes like other business hotels. It seems that it is becoming a tourists hotel and not so good for business travellers.
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4 out of 5
Posted Oct 26, 2015
Generally excellent with kind staffs, clean room and nice breakfast. Easy access to everywhere in Seoul.
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First time in Korea

4 out of 5
Posted Aug 25, 2015
Take KAL Limosuine bus from Incheon to hotel, not clear from hotel but this bus serves the hotel ~$17. Breakfast good but expensive if not included. Nice area.
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Elegant hotel with super friendly & helpful staff!

5 out of 5
by from Zürich
Posted Aug 3, 2015
Pros: Quiet, spacy, late opening hours for sports, swimming pool and golf. Good & free Wifi connection.
Cons: staff at the bar does not speak enough English - if at all. Had no idea how to make a "Pim's No. 1" or a "Fuzzy Navel", etc.....
Location: excellent location for Gangnam district - good restaurants behind the hotel plus red light district - massage incl. sex between 200'000 - 250'000 Won.
Excellent service, very good beds, bathroom old fashioned but functional, quiet, nice pool which stays open until late evening, golf range and golf pitching & chipping ground on mid-roof open until late night! - good breakfast but pricy - make sure it's included in the room rate - excellent location for Gangnam district - good restaurants behind the hotel plus red light district - massage incl. sex between 200'000 - 250'000 Won - Korean Air airport bus with business class seats (!!) right in front of hotel for 16'000 Won to Incheon Airport.
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5 out of 5
Posted Jul 19, 2015
Staff was friendly and helpful. Housekeeping staff was amazing and very accommodating. Rooms were a little outdated.
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Excellent Hotel All Around

5 out of 5
by from St. Louis
Posted Apr 20, 2015
High quality hotel room and service. Staff speak English fluently. Concierge (2 different individuals) were very helping arranging tours. Reception provided recommendation for good restaurants. Location is convenient between two subway stations but also taxis are convenient and reasonable price. Many restaurants and convenient stores along smaller streets nearby so you can explore. I extended my stay for 4 nights rather than switching to another hotel by City Hall because of experience. Highly recommend if you prefer newer part of Seoul with less Times Square feel.
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Very good location.

4 out of 5
by from Lee
Posted Jan 18, 2015
Very good location in Seoul. Good location and clean room. Nice restaurant for dinner.
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AC does not work

2 out of 5
Posted Jun 11, 2014
This hotel is due for renovations. The AC is so week. I asked for a room change, but it was the same. The room was clean the food is good. The location is also go on Tehran street.
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4 out of 5
by from New York
Posted May 29, 2014
room need more clean, the restaurant need to add more service
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