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"75% of the country’s population lives in Seoul"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 05-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

South Korea is a very tourist friendly country, at least within the Seoul Metropolitan Area. 75% of the country’s population lives in Seoul or the greater Seoul Area. If you ask a Seoulite, what is the best way to get around the city is, they will respond with: BMW (Bus, Metro, and Walk, in that order). The highly trafficked Metro routes have audio announcements and electronic signage in four languages: Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese. All metro lines are clearly color-coded and numbered, you can get lost. Nevertheless, just in case, it is important to know basic Korean words and phrases. There are millions of drivers in Seoul, the roadway systems are very modern, and tolls are collected outside the city. Several bridges go over the Han River to get in and out of Seoul. It can be quite challenging to get around the city in a car, so visitors should stick to public transportation, as the driving/traffic laws are quite different. Pedestrians do not have the right of way. Motorcycles riders are also pedestrians and often ride on the sidewalks. Two things that stand out about Seoul is, How clean and spotless the city is at all times and How safe it is, even in the wee hours of the night and in dark alleys. The only prevalent crime is pickpocketing. There are so many must see attractions but to name a few: The Blue House (South Korean Presidential Residence), the Jogseya Buddhist Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace (Royal), Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Namsan Tower, and Cheonggyecheon Stream (paved river that runs through the city).

Seoul Hotels/Accommodations

Nine Tree Hotel - Seoul +1-800-230-4134 51 Myeong Dong 10 Gil Jung Gu, Seoul, 100-861 South Korea
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 144 rooms in property
From$124
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews
The Westin Chosunseoul - Seoul +1-800-997-5148 106 Sogong Ro Jung Gu Seoul 100 070 Korea, Seoul, 100-070 South Korea
  • Luxury 5 star property
From$250
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews
The Westin Chosun Seoul +1-888-205-8144 87 Sogong Dong Jung Gu, Seoul, 100-070 South Korea
  • Luxurious Five Star property
  • Check in: 15:00
From$270
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews
Lotte Hotel Seoul +1-800-997-5149 30 Eulji Ro Jung Gu, Seoul, 100-721 South Korea
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 95 suites
From$300
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews
The Plaza in Seoul +1-800-230-4134 119 Sogong Ro Jung Gu, Seoul, 100-864 South Korea
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • 400 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$150
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews
JW Marriott Seoul +1-800-997-5148 176 Sinbanpo Ro Seocho Gu, Seoul, 137040 South Korea
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • 34 floors in property
From$200
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score
The Shilla Seoul in Seoul +1-888-205-8144 202 Jangchung Dong 2 Ga Jung Gu, Seoul, 100-856 South Korea
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
From$300
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews
Kimchi Guest House - Seoul +1-800-997-5149 228 Pirun Dong Jongno Gu, Seoul, 110044 South Korea
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 14:00 PM
From$30
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul +1-800-230-4134 19 3 Banpo Dong Seocho Gu, Seoul, 137-040 South Korea
  • Luxury 5 star hotel
  • 495 rooms in property
From$75
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews
The Lexington Hotel Yoido +1-800-997-5148 16 Gukhoe Daero 76 Gil, Seoul, 150-870 South Korea
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 14:00 PM
From$80
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews
The Ritz Carlton Seoul in Seoul +1-888-205-8144 120 Bongeunsa Ro Gangnam Gu, Seoul, 135-080 South Korea
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown hotel
  • 47 suites in property
From$75
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews
Conrad Seoul +1-800-997-5149 23 1 Yeouido Dong Yeongdeungpo Gu, Seoul, 150-945 South Korea
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • 18 meeting rooms in property
From$150
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews
Marriott Executive Apartments Seoul - Seoul +1-800-230-4134 28 3 Youido Dong, Seoul, 150881 South Korea
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • Hotel has 103 rooms
From$159
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews
Oakwood Premier Coex Center +1-800-997-5148 159 Samseong Dong Gangnam Gu, Seoul, 135732 South Korea
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms
From$75
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score
Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square : 4th Youngdeungpo Dong +1-888-205-8144 4th Youngdeungpo Dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • Check-in: 14:00PM
From$75
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews
Park Hyatt Seoul : 606 Teheran Ro Gangnam Gu +1-800-997-5149 606 Teheran Ro Gangnam Gu, Seoul, 135-502 South Korea
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • 24 floors in hotel
From$300
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong I in Seoul +1-800-230-4134 24 23 Chungmuro 1 Ga Jung Gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • 3-star property
  • Check-in time: 14:00
From$85
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews
Ibis Seoul Myeongdong +1-800-997-5148 59 5 Myeongdong 1ga Junggu, Seoul, 100-021 South Korea
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 12 suites in property
From$180
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews
Sutton Hotel Seoul in Seoul +1-888-205-8144 125 1 Gwansu Dong Jongno Gu Republic of Seoul, Seoul, 110-420 South Korea
  • 4-star hotel
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews
Grand Ambassador Seoul Associated With Pullman : 186 54 2 Ga Jangchung Dong +1-800-997-5149 186 54 2 Ga Jangchung Dong, Seoul, 100-392 South Korea
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • 19 floors in hotel
From$200
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews
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Recent traveler guest reviews of Seoul, South Korea

Below are reviews of the city of Seoul, South Korea from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Food is Amazing"
Score 4.0 / 5

LOVED Seoul as it is clean, modern and beautiful! The people are exceptionally friendly and complete strangers approached us regularly to see if we needed any help getting around. The taxis are very inexpensive and the public transportation is outstanding and easy to get around on, as English is everywhere. The food is amazing and the restaurants are reasonably priced. Cannot wait to be able to go back!

, from 08-Aug-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Seoul, South Korea shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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