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Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
LCD TV

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.
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Have just returned from a stay at the Imperial Palace Hotel and I must say we were so impressed by the standard of the hotel (a true 5 star) for the very reasonable price! Our room was large and comfortable and really did look like it was a palace....location is in the heart of Gangnam and the (Incheon) airport shuttle stops right at the hotel...a great place to stay when in Seoul.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGarosu-gil15 min walk
    Popular LocationApgujeong Rodeo Street2 min drive
    Popular LocationStarfield COEX Mall2 min drive
    AirportSeoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.)24 min drive
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  • Club Deluxe Twin Room - Include Lounge Access

    Room amenities

    • 402 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsClub Deluxe Twin Room - Include Lounge Access
  • Deluxe Double Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 402 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room
  • Duplex Suite - Include Lounge Access

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 598 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDuplex Suite - Include Lounge Access
  • Club Deluxe Double Room - Include Lounge Access

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 402 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsClub Deluxe Double Room - Include Lounge Access
  • Family Twin Room (3 Persons)

    Room amenities

    • 281 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsFamily Twin Room (3 Persons)
  • Deluxe Twin Room

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 402 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Twin Room
  • Superior Twin Room

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 281 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsSuperior Twin Room
  • Business Double Room

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 281 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsBusiness Double Room
  • Superior Double Room

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 281 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room
  • Business Twin Room

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 281 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsBusiness Twin Room

About this area

Seoul

Located in Seoul's Gangnam neighborhood, Imperial Palace Seoul is in the city center and near a metro station. Garosu-gil and COEX Convention and Exhibition Center are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Lotte World and Gwacheon National Science Museum. Check out an event or a game at Seoul Olympic Stadium, and consider making time for Seoul Land, a top attraction not to be missed. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Garosu-gil - 15 min walk
  • Apgujeong Rodeo Street - 2 min drive
  • Starfield COEX Mall - 2 min drive
  • COEX Convention and Exhibition Center - 2 min drive
  • Seoul St. Mary's Hospital - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Hak-dong Station - 5 min walk
  • Anyang Station - 20 min drive
  • AirportIncheon Intl. Airport (ICN) - 54 min drive

Restaurants

  • Cheon San — 1 min walk
  • Familia — 1 min walk
  • Hopscotch — 6 min walk
  • Sweets Planet — 7 min walk
  • Coffee Bean — 7 min walk

About this property

Imperial Palace Seoul

Luxury Seoul hotel in Gangnam, near Garosu-gil
2 restaurants, a golf course, and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are onsite. All 405 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and 24-hour room service. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include sitting areas, refrigerators, and LCD TVs.
Imperial Palace Seoul offers 405 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

This Seoul hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Guests can play rounds at the 9-hole golf course. An indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub.

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

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials and body treatments. Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no mineral springs).

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Valet parking: KRW 20000 per day
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 6 AM - 6 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10 AM: KRW 47000 for adults and KRW 25000.00 for children
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 9 holes of golf
  • Aerobics classes
  • Arcade/game room
  • Fitness center
  • Golf driving range
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Shopping
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf lessons
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business center
  • Conference center

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Indoor public bath (no mineral springs)

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Fan
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Bidet
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Express check-in

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The property’s indoor pool and fitness center is closed on the first Tuesday of each month.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from October 01 to October 01:
  • Fitness facilities
  • Swimming pool
The following facilities are closed on Lunar New Year:
  • Fitness facilities
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: KRW 100000.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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 47000 for adults and KRW 25000.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: KRW 16000 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: KRW 10000 (one-way), (up to 13 years old)
  • Valet parking fee: KRW 20000 per day
  • Facilities fee: KRW 45000 per person, per day and includes use of: swimming pool

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property does not allow children under the age of 18 to access the indoor swimming pool.
This property does not allow children under the age of 12 to access the Club Imperial Lounge.
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve access to the outdoor swimming pool.

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from July to August
Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub

National rating

For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Property is also known as

Imperial Palace Hotel Seoul
Imperial Palace Seoul
Imperial Palace Seoul Hotel
Imperial Palace Seoul Hotel
Imperial Palace Seoul Seoul
Imperial Palace Seoul Hotel Seoul

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Imperial Palace Seoul and receive a full refund?
Yes, Imperial Palace Seoul offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Imperial Palace Seoul cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Imperial Palace Seoul have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Is Imperial Palace Seoul pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Imperial Palace Seoul?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Imperial Palace Seoul?
Check-in begins at 3 PM.
What time is check-out at Imperial Palace Seoul?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Imperial Palace Seoul provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of KRW 16000 per person, one way, applies.
Where is Imperial Palace Seoul located?
Located in Gangnam, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs, Garosu-gil, and Apgujeong Rodeo Street. COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and Hyundai Department Store are also within 2 mi (3 km). Hak-dong Station is 5 minutes by foot and Gangnam-gu Office Station is 9 minutes.
4.0
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4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Palacial feel for a reasonable price!
Have just returned from a stay at the Imperial Palace Hotel and I must say we were so impressed by the standard of the hotel (a true 5 star) for the very reasonable price! Our room was large and comfortable and really did look like it was a palace....location is in the heart of Gangnam and the (Incheon) airport shuttle stops right at the hotel...a great place to stay when in Seoul.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2017

1/5 Terrible

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Dangerous Hotel to Stay At. Avoid at ALL COSTS
This hotel used to be great 25+ years ago. Now it is a hub for foreign travelers (esp China/Thailand), which is fine, but the hotel has a difficult time keeping their foreign customers in line. During my 4 day stay, I had to move my room 3 times due to the constant smoking of my neighbors (in a completely smoke-free hotel). In one instance, my neighbor was fully naked, and smoking with his door wide open. When I made the complaint to the front desk, they asked me to ask him to please put his cigarette out. I found that appalling that a hotel was asking its guests to enforce their policies. Their response was that there was nothing they could do to monitor each room. This hotel does not give a shit about you. Avoid at all costs. Not a safe place for girls by the way. Very dark corridors, staff that doesnt care about anyones safety, and belligerent customers are the exact combination as to why Koreans avoid this hotel at all costs. Wouldnt be surprised if there was a heinous crime committed here in the near future.For the same price, the Aloft in Chungdam, the brand new Four Points in Apgu, are in the same location (actually better location considering those two hotels have a subway station within walking distance), but much cleaner and much more accommodating. And they speak English very well, which was a rarity at the Imperial Palace.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
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So fancy and elegant! Right in the heart of Gangnam, we were happy the hotel provided free parking. I was disappointed to have to pay to use the outdoor pool because I brought my kids in the summer and we were really looking forward to it. I LOVED the very nice gym with the lap pool, aerobics room and a Pilates reformer room. I also thought the 3rd floor was a nice touch with the Korean style backdrops and games available. I would recommend this place for couples and business groups but I wouldn’t particularly choose if for kids.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

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Nice staying in Gangnam, Seoul
Great hotel. I stayed 10 days at this time and it is one of my favorate hotel in Seoul although dinning is very expensive though. Hotel guest discount is very minimal. Location is great. Coffee at lobby area cafe price is somewhat high.. almost $18 per person. My room card bwcame disabled twice. Room cleaning missed towels and other stuff a few times. Phone in the room did not work for the fiest week.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2018

3/5 Okay

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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
Suffered a centipede under my bed.
Service was excellent - staffs were very welcoming and professional.However, I have to say that I was disappointed with the condition of my room.On my day 1, after getting out of my shower, I saw a centipede crawling out of under my bed. It nonchalantly walked toward a gap underneath a wall and slid into it.I was dumbfounded and called the front desk and asked to be moved to an another room.They moved me to an another room with the same layout and same size. Due to the similarity between my old room and new room, I had to wonder if I would see another centipede in my new room. Fortunately I didnt.It was great that they moved me immediately, but I did not get compensated for it any way. I wonder if this was a common enough problem for them to not take it seriously.I took some photos of the said bug in my room but not sure if I want to post it here.If Imperial Palace moderator is reading this, I stayed in your hotel from Sep 27th to Sep 30th under my name ( Seulgi Kim ).Although the staff service and nearby neighborhood was great, I am not sure if I want to go back due to the condition of the hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2018

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