The Shilla Seoul

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Outdoor spa tub
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
Grand Corner Deluxe (Outdoor Pool Access Excluded) | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Shilla Seoul

VIP Access

The Shilla Seoul

5.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
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249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 04605

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNational Theater of Korea9 min walk
  • Popular LocationKorea House13 min walk
  • Popular LocationDongdaemun History and Culture Park16 min walk
  • AirportSeoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.)21 min drive

VIP Access

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  • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

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About this area

Seoul

The Shilla Seoul is located in Jung-gu, a neighborhood in Seoul, and is near a metro station. Lotte World and Gwacheon National Science Museum are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Doota Mall and Gwangjang Traditional Market. Seoul Grand Park and Seoul Land are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • National Theater of Korea - 9 min walk
  • Korea House - 13 min walk
  • Dongdaemun History and Culture Park - 16 min walk
  • Myeongdong Street - 3 min drive
  • N Seoul Tower - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Dongguk University Station - 4 min walk
  • Suseo Station - 14 min drive
  • Incheon Intl. Airport (ICN) - 56 min drive

Restaurants

  • Coffine Gurunaru - 4 min walk
  • La Yeon - 5 min walk
  • Pyeongando Jokbaljip - 7 min walk
  • Pyongyang Myeonok - 10 min walk
  • CDT coffeebar - 11 min walk

About this property

The Shilla Seoul

5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Jung-gu
You can look forward to a poolside bar, a rooftop terrace, and shopping on site at The Shilla Seoul. Get out on the links at this hotel and enjoy amenities such as a driving range. Indulge in a body wrap, a massage, and a body treatment at Guerlain Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 6 onsite restaurants, which feature Korean cuisine and more. In addition to a garden and a hair salon, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a free area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • Wedding services, massage treatment rooms, and a computer station
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff and first-rate property condition
Room features
All 464 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as perks like pillow menus and laptop-friendly workspaces. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bidets, shower/tub combinations, and free toiletries
  • 55-inch TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, refrigerators, and electric kettles

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of CESCO (S. Korea)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

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 on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM: KRW 70000 for adults and KRW 35000 for children
  • 6 restaurants
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • LaYeon
  • Palsun
  • The Parkview
  • Continental
  • Ariake

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Free area shuttle
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

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

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center
  • Meeting rooms - 3

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • 10 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Entertainment

  • 55-inch TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

94% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 19

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

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
Customers may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) and/or complete a health declaration.
The executive lounge is open 6:30-10 AM for breakfast Monday-Friday (6:30-10:30 AM Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays), 3:30-5 PM for afternoon tea, and 6-10 PM for happy hour. Light snacks are not available.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for KRW 36300.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: KRW 70000 for adults and KRW 35000 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: KRW 36300.0 per day
  • Facilities fee: KRW 45000 per person, per day and includes use of: sauna

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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
The indoor pool, fitness facility, and sauna are closed every third Wednesday of the month.
The indoor pool is open daily from 6 AM to 10 PM. The seasonal outdoor pool is open March 12-May 13 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM; May 14-July 8 from 9:30 AM to 10 PM; July 9-August 21 from 9 AM to 10 PM; August 22-October 3 from 9:30 AM to 10 PM; and October 4-November 30 from 9:30 AM to 8 PM.
Children under 13 years old are only permitted to use the indoor and outdoor pools with parental supervision. Children under 13 years old are permitted to use the indoor pool on weekends only. Guests under 140 cm tall are permitted to use the outdoor swimming pool only while wearing a life jacket.
Guests booked in "no outdoor pool access" room categories are charged fees to access the pool. Entry to the outdoor pool may be limited due to maximum occupancy policy. In case of overcrowding, guests may have to wait to use the pools. Guests cannot pre-book entry to the pool. Up to 2 sun beds per room are available for use in the outdoor pool area (first-come, first-served basis). Children under the age of 36 months must wear swim diapers in the pool. Rubber rings must be less than 1 meter in diameter and are only allowed in the children's pool. Access to Urban Island may be restricted in extreme weather conditions.
Please note: Guests will not be able to use or earn any points with third-party rewards programs at this property.
Guests booking an Executive Level room type are permitted to invite up to 2 non-resident guests to the Executive Lounge during the week (excludes Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays) for a surcharge. Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the Executive Lounge.

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from March 12 to November 30
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the health club or fitness facility

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Seoul Shilla
Shilla Hotel
Shilla Hotel Seoul
Shilla Seoul
Shilla Seoul Hotel
The Shilla Seoul Hotel
The Shilla Seoul Hotel Seoul
The Shilla Hotel Seoul
The Shilla Seoul Seoul
The Shilla Seoul Hotel Seoul

Frequently asked questions

Does The Shilla Seoul have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Shilla Seoul?

As of Sep 24, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Shilla Seoul on Oct 4, 2022 start from $269.42, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Shilla Seoul pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at The Shilla Seoul?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Shilla Seoul?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).

What time is check-out at The Shilla Seoul?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).

Where is The Shilla Seoul located?

Located in Jung-gu, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Jangchung Arena and within 3 mi (5 km) of N Seoul Tower and Bukchon Hanok Village. Gyeongbok Palace is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away. Dongguk University Station is only a 4-minute walk and Yaksu Station is 13 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Shilla Seoul and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Shilla Seoul offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Shilla Seoul cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 864 out of 1073 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 142 out of 1073 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 37 out of 1073 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 12 out of 1073 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 18 out of 1073 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.7/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Iwona, Redmond
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Overall an amazing experience. The restaurants were amazing and included the first Korean restaurant to earn 3 Michelin stars. The staff was very professional and courteous and went above and beyond to find us spots at the restaurants despite very short notice. The hotel itself is positioned in a convenient central location with scenic views and is surrounded by a beautiful and impeccably maintained sculpture garden with an extensive system of hiking trails.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Eugene, Newark
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a fantastic stay overall for both myself and my parents. Fantastic service and great views of Namsan Tower. Notably, the bedding was very comfortable. I look forward to staying here again the next time I visit Seoul.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Taekyung, Vernon
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
everything is perfect
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Park
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sung Eun
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Monti
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
I have to say, the level of friendliness, courtesy and kindness among the staff here at the Shilla Hotel is quite wonderful. I'm a big fan of mindfulness--of being in the moment with attention and compassion for yourself and others--and I think the staff at the Shilla embody that mindset. That's the real benefit of this hotel--the staff and their level of attentiveness and compassion.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Grace
Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Just wanted to say - we (family of 4) had an amazing stay at The Shilla. The service was impeccable right from when we checked in. All staff made us feel very welcomed and all were extremely professional. When we requested for extra pillows or masks, they delivered the items promptly. Thank you to all staff.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Aness
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Best best
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Aness
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Best hotel. Highly recommended!!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Anthony
Stayed 6 nights in May 2022