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Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun, Seoul

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Jogyesa Temple

  • Free WiFi
From
$87 CAD

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

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  • [Every Month 1st Day, 24Hrs Special] Family Twin Room - Living Area
  • [Morning PKG] Standard Twin Room + 2 To Go Breakfast - In-Room Dining
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71, Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
8.4.Very Good.
  • The room is modern and beautiful (among the top 10% I've seen so far). Soundproofing is…

    Oct. 16, 2019

  • The room temperature is centralized and the room I am in is always around 27-degree…

    Oct. 11, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to CESCO (S. Korea) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Transportation options

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
    • Parking available
    • Free WiFi
    • Gym
    • Non-smoking
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 338 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Breakfast available
    • Health club
    • Self parking

    For families

    • Refrigerator
    • Private bathroom
    • Premium TV channels
    • Television
    • Free toiletries
    • Daily housekeeping

    What’s around

    • In Jongno
    • Jogyesa Temple - 3 min walk
    • Sejong Cultural Center - 5 min walk
    • Gwanghwamun Plaza - 7 min walk
    • Cheonggye Plaza - 8 min walk
    • Gyeongbok Palace - 13 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Standard Double Room
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Family Twin Room
    • Deluxe Double Room
    • Premier Deluxe Double Room - minibar/ high floor
    • [24hr Stay PKG] Deluxe Double Room + Check In: 3pm-10pm, Check Out: 24hr from Check In Time
    • [24hr Stay PKG] Premier Deluxe Double Room + Check In: 3pm-10pm, Check Out: 24hr from Check In Time
    • [24hr Stay PKG] Standard Family Twin Room + Check In: 3pm-10pm, Check Out: 24hr from Check In Time
    • [Morning PKG] Standard Double Room + 1 To Go Breakfast
    • [Morning PKG] Deluxe Double Room + 2 To Go Breakfast
    • [Morning PKG] Standard Family Twin Room + 3 To Go Breakfast
    • [Morning PKG] Standard Twin Room + 2 To Go Breakfast
    • [Morning PKG] Premier Deluxe Double Room + 2 To Go Breakfast
    • [24hr Stay PKG] Run of House + Check In: 3pm-10pm, Check Out: 24hr from Check In Time
    • [Home Cinema PKG] Premier Deluxe Double - minibar/ high floor/ Delive Setup Box rental
    • [Breakfast buffet] Standard Double (Breakfast for 2 Included)
    • [Breakfast buffet] Standard Twin (Breakfast for 2 Included)
    • [Own your stay, Own your life] Standard Double + Lucky Voucher + 1 Tritan Bottle
    • [Own your stay, Own your life] Standard Twin + Lucky Voucher + 1 Tritan Bottle

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • In Jongno
    • Jogyesa Temple - 3 min walk
    • Sejong Cultural Center - 5 min walk
    • Gwanghwamun Plaza - 7 min walk
    • Cheonggye Plaza - 8 min walk
    • Gyeongbok Palace - 13 min walk
    • Namdaemun Market - 22 min walk
    • Namsan Park - 25 min walk
    • Dongdaemun History and Culture Park - 37 min walk
    • National Museum of Korea - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km

    Getting around

    • Incheon Intl. Airport (ICN) - 54 min drive
    • Gimpo Intl. Airport (GMP) - 20 min drive
    • Haengsin Station - 17 min drive
    • Anyang Station - 24 min drive
    • Jonggak Station - 6 min walk
    • Gangwhamun Station - 6 min walk
    • Gwanghwamun Station - 8 min walk
    Profile: Jongno

    Profile: Jongno

    Jongno is in the north of Seoul’s central historic district, and is home to some of the city’s most magnificent palaces. Gyeongbokgung dates from the 14th century, and was the grandest of the Joseon Dynasty-era palaces. Despite being destroyed multiple times, the palace has been beautifully restored, and also houses the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum.

    The sprawling Dongdaemun market is a haven for shoppers, while the lively and hip Hyehwa district attracts theater-lovers and culture vultures—a great place to take in the district’s nightlife.

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    71, Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 338 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 19 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
    • Check-out time is noon

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
    • Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

    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. Due to COVID-19, it is property policy that guests sharing a room must belong to the same household. Guests must present ID for validation of address during check-in.
    This property provides Muslim guest accommodation amenities on request.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Children

    • No cribs (infant beds)

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

    Internet

    • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
    • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

    Parking

    • Onsite self parking (KRW 5000 per night)
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
    • Onsite parking includes off-street options

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

    Things to do

    • Health club

    Working away

    • Business center
    • Computer station

    Services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage

    Facilities

    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Year Built - 2015
    • Elevator

    Accessibility

    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking

    Languages Spoken

    • Chinese
    • English
    • Japanese
    • Korean

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Air conditioning
    • Bathrobes
    • Slippers
    • Iron/ironing board

    Sleep well

    • Down comforter
    • Premium bedding

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Bidet
    • Designer toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • 40-inch TV
    • Premium TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi
    • Phone

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator
    • Free bottled water

    More

    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe

    Special features

    Dining

    Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Fees & policies

    Optional extras

    • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of KRW 23000 for adults and KRW 16000 for children (approximately)

    PetsPay at property

    • Service animals exempt from fees

    ParkingPay at property

    • Self parking costs KRW 5000 per night

    Hygiene and cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of CESCO (S. Korea).

    Policies

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

    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 accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted.

    Also known as

    • Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Hotel Seoul
    • Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Hotel Seoul
    • Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Hotel
    • Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Seoul
    • Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
    • Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Hotel
    • Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Seoul

    *See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes. Self parking costs KRW 5000 per night.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
    • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Balwoo Gongyang (4-min walk), Maggio (4-min walk), and Starbucks (4-min walk).
    • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Seven Luck Casino Millennium Seoul Hilton Branch (4-min drive) is nearby.
    • Maintain your daily exercise routine at the health club.
    8.4.Very Good.
    • 8.0.Very Good

      Great location. Cozy room. Hotel is clean and modern. Staff was great. My room was slightly smaller than what I'm used to at most hotels, but the stay was pleasant.

      Mister, 3 night family trip, Jun. 28, 2019

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    • 6.0.Good

      Nice location and clean property. House keeping can be improved- no bed sheet was changed auto after three days as they stated. Also they centrally control room temperature it was rly hot in the morning in the room.

      Chrissy, 5 night romance trip, May 17, 2019

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    • 4.0.Fair

      the room is too hot and humid!! The A/C in our room wasn't working. We set the temp to 18c, but the room stayed around 24-26c during our stay). When we called the concierge, they said they will tell their technician to look into it, then the same issue continued. When we called them again the next day, they said they don't have control over their A/C so we should just open the window and keep it open.

      AC, 4 night family trip, Apr. 19, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      Good location, close to historical spot, newness, clean

      C, 1 night trip with friends, Mar. 13, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      I've stayed here three times in the last 18 months. They really need to change what is on offer for their breakfast. Same options each time. Terrific location in the hustle and bustle core, yet quiet and peaceful.

      threetimes, 3 night business trip, Feb. 27, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      They are super helpful and knowledgeable about the place. Worth the money!

      2 night trip, Dec. 26, 2018

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      전반적으로 매우 만족했습니다! 그런데 배달음식을 시켜먹고 용기를 방에 두고싶지 않아서 버리고 싶었는데 분리수거(플라스틱) 안내가 없어서 아쉬웠습니다. 복도에서 만난 매이드분께 여쭈어봤더니 직접 버려 주신대서 복도에 내놓고 너무 감사하게 버려주셨지만 제대로 분리수거가 이루어지는지 궁금했습니다.

      2 night family trip, Jul. 28, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      Nice Area, Friendly Staff, Hot Room

      Room was nice enough, but the air conditioner was not working well. When we asked, we were told it was shut off or lowered from time to time to be green and save energy. I am all for saving energy, but not at the expense of it being 26-27 degrees in the room all night. The staff were very pleasant and breakfast was nice. All in all, it was a good stay.

      1 night trip, Jun. 28, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Good location

      1 night business trip, Jun. 7, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      Good time

      The room was clean. The hotel was near a lot of interesting things in Seoul.

      James, 1 night family trip, May 27, 2021

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