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Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center

Chung-gu district

The Shilla Seoul is a prestigious global hotel combining traditional Korean aesthetics with modern sensibility. This premium hotel is located in Seoul's Chung-gu district, 0.5 km (0.3 mi) from the National Theater. The Dongdaemun Market, N Seoul Tower, and Namsan Park are about 1.6 km (1 mi) away.

Acclaimed cuisine, top-notch amenities

Highlights include a choice of 6 restaurants offering outstanding Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, and Continental cuisines, a high-end shopping arcade, and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool (open from March 31st to October 31st). Business facilities include 13 meeting rooms.

Free WiFi, goose down bedding

Guestrooms offer city or mountain views. All rooms feature supremely comfortable goose down bedding and offer free WiFi, satellite TVs, and minibars. Bathrooms come with cotton bathrobes.

Languages Spoken

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities will be closed from 22 August 2018 to 22 August 2018 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities
The following facilities will be closed during November, December, January, February, and March:
  • One of the swimming pools

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Shilla Seoul offers a unique premium lifestyle combining traditional beauty, contemporary sensibility, and world-class services. The hotel's Palsun restaurant serves Chinese cuisine in an elegant setting with modern art. Fresh seafood gets top billing at the Ariake Japanese restaurant. High up on the 23rd floor, the Continental features French specialties, complemented by dazzling city views.

A computer station, 13 meeting rooms, wedding services, and free WiFi are also available. Additional facilities include an indoor/outdoor seasonal pool (open from March 31st to October 31st), a gymnasium, and an indoor golf driving range (restrictions and fees apply).

Smoking is not permitted in public areas and guestrooms; fines apply for smoke-free violations.

The Shilla Seoul's duty-free shopping center includes dozens of top-name stores and a rooftop, open-air café. Complimentary shuttles to duty-free shopping are available 9:30 AM-10 PM in the lobby and provide transportation to Dongguk University Station (exit 5).

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 13 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 6 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference center 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 464 
  • Number of floors - 23 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean


Free self parking, Valet parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bidet 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • Electric kettle 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

La Yeon - 23rd-floor Korean 3-Michelin-Star restaurant. Modern interpretations of traditional recipes offering guests an overall authentic Korean haute cuisine experience.

Palsun - This restaurant delivers traditional flavors of China. Modern art collection. Lunch and dinner.

Parkview - Buffets, dim sum. Airy, eco-friendly interior of wood and stone. Open-air terrace. Exhibition kitchen. View of Mount Namsan. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Continental - Experience French cuisine on the 23rd floor, with spectacular city views.

Ariake - Japanese specialties, with a focus on fresh seafood. Sushi counter. 35 rare sakes and liqueurs. Lunch and dinner.

Pastry Boutique - Pastries, cakes, breads. Deli section with salads, sandwiches. Retail area with gourmet items, picnic essentials.

Nearby Things to Do

Only guests over the age of 7 years old are allowed to enter the adult's pool of Urban Island. Guests under 55 inches (140 cm) are allowed only with life vest and when accompanied by an adult.

Urban Island's children's pool is only for children of preschool age.

Gymnasium, indoor pool, indoor sauna are regularly closed on third Wednesday of every month.

The indoor pool is a facility for adults. On weekends and national holidays, children under 13 may be admitted in the company of a parent or legal guardian. However, guests under 55 inches (140 cm) are allowed only a with life vest.

Only guests over the age of 16 years old are permitted to enter the gymnasium and indoor pool.

Only guests over the age of 13 years old are permitted to enter the indoor sauna.

Indoor sauna: additional charge (free-of-charge for executive room type guests)

Entrance to the indoor sauna and indoor or outdoor pool may be restricted when the maximum number of users is reached.

A 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) walking path winds along a pleasant promenade and offers scenic seasonal views. The fitness club is top notch, with an indoor pool, an indoor golf range, and a gym (certain restrictions and fees apply for recreation facilities at the hotel). For those interested in shopping, a free shuttle is available for hotel guests.

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

  • Golf driving range on site 

Spa Services

With a breathtaking view of Mount Namsan, the celebrated Guerlain Spa experience is second-to-none. Its health-and-beauty experts are trained by Guerlain's head office in France, and every guest can enjoy a complimentary 15-minute foot bath prior to their chosen spa treatment, in VIP comfort. The spa features 10 treatment rooms including the renowned Vichy shower, a relaxation lounge, and a cosmetic salon.

  • Sauna in spa 
  • Number of treatment rooms 10 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 


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

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 19

Special check-in instructions:

There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 3 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for KRW 36,300 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed
The indoor pool, gymnasium, and sauna are closed every third Wednesday of every month.
The following age restrictions apply for recreational areas: Children under the age of 13 years old are only permitted to use the indoor pool and relaxation zone on weekends under parental supervision. Guests under 140 cm tall are permitted to use the adult swimming pool only while wearing a life jacket and only under parental supervision.
The hours of operation for the seasonal outdoor pool may vary, and guests booked in "no outdoor pool access" room categories are charged fees to access the pool. Entry to the pool may be limited due to maximum occupancy policy. Guests cannot pre-book entry to the pool. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.
Please note: Guests will not be able to use or earn any points with third-party rewards programs at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
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 14 years old are not allowed in the Executive Lounge. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


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 59000 for adults and KRW 32000 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: KRW 25,000.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: KRW 36,300 per night
  • 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.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from April to October. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

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

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