This time round, we stayed at Grand Hyatt Hotel Seoul, located close to Namsan Tower.
The weather was beautiful. It wasn’t too cold, just occasional strong winds that left us feeling “burrr”.
The hotel is pretty nice, definitely clean and luxurious. We spotted many on business trips and less tourists.
Me; wanting to check out every inch of the hotel
So if you prefer somewhere more quiet, this hotel might be for you.
P.S Took this while waiting for the shuttle bus
But not to worry, there is an hourly shuttle bus to Itaewon and Myeongdong (5 mins ride) and an airport limousine bus station at the hotel lobby. Cab from hotel to Myeongdong is around KRW5,000-7,000, depending on traffic and which way the taxi travels.
There are also quite a few retail stores around, including Jo Malone London etc. Definitely like how Grand Hyatt feels like in Singapore.
The room was nice and clean. But personally, I prefer Shilla Hotel Seoul, which is also in the vicinity. Shilla’s more luxurious and the room is much nicer (a bit more expensive than Grand Hyatt but worth it).
Since Grand Hyatt is located on a hill, the cab ride back to hotel can get uncomfortable, especially after dinner. It really depends on your own personal preference and comfort level.
BUT do note the duration of the airport limousine bus ride from airport to hotel
Grand Hyatt: Approx. 60-70 mins
Shilla Hotel: Approx. 90 mins
Grand Ambassador: Approx. 120 mins
CHECK OUT MY VLOG TO SEE SHILLA HOTEL SEOUL
If you are looking for a more affordable hotel around the same area, try Grand Ambassador by Pullman. The hotel is also very nice and clean, and slightly cheaper than Grand Hyatt.
Anyway, back to Grand Hyatt Hotel, the bakery sells really good croissant (wished I took a picture of it). I highly recommend you to grab one while you’re there. There is a skating rink but was closed due to end of Winter season.
Do let me know what you think of the hotel and where you usually stay in Seoul! 🙂
Check out my Travelogue Part 1 here and stay tuned for more travel posts!