On my most recent trip to Seoul, South Korea, I had a chance to visit some of the city’s best hotels. Among the cream of the crop is the Conrad hotel located near Yeouido station. From the hotel, you can easily walk to the Han River and from the 37th floor you can observe a simply spectacular view.
It’s easy to tell by the design, that the hotel is relatively new. I must say that it is very aesthetically pleasing on the eye. Wink. My room was on the 18th floor, overlooking the beautiful river. The stay duration wasn’t very long, but in that time, I was able to witness beautiful sky views and capture some great photos.
At the top of the hotel is their executive lounge and 37 Grill and Bar. By far, this is the best view of the Han River that I’ve ever seen. This is also where we decided to have breakfast. During my stay I was able to enjoy a dinner at the 37 Grill and Bar which you will have to read about in a separate article.
The hotel also has some great facilities. However, it is important to note that the systems work slightly different than in other countries. In Korea, they tend to offer their gyms to the public with paid gym memberships. For hotel guests, this means that the gym will be quite busy during peak hours and you will have to pay extra to use facilities such as steam room, sauna and jacuzzi. The gym is however included for hotel guests and has a large amount of equipment that is very high quality. There is also a large pool available for hotel guests.
Another facility that I enjoyed was the golf center but must also mention it will cost an extra fee. I must say that it is quite fun to brush up on your game indoors!
Overall, the design of the hotel is really what impressed me the most. The views also were great but some of the Korean hospitality standards are bit different than other countries and I found this off-putting. It is important to be open-minded to different cultures and appreciate them for what they are. All in all, my stay at the Conrad hotel in Seoul was enjoyable.
23-1 Yeouido-dong Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 150-945, South Korea