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The Shilla Seoul

2,318 reviews
+82 2-2233-3131

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Fitness Center

The Shilla: A Leading World Hotel

As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this world-class establishment guarantees a luxurious stay. In fact, the Shilla Seoul was not only selected as one of the top 500 hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure but also the Best Hotel in Seoul. Not content with accolades alone, the 426-room Shilla Seoul was recently refurbished to further enhance its amenities. The hotel combines traditional Korean aesthetics with modern sensibility. The cutting-edge Shilla Seoul also features elegant restaurants, a top-of-the-line spa, and its own shopping center and duty-free shop.   

Historical and Serene Location

In addition to its elevated status, its prime location bordering the 23-acre Janchungdan Park sets the Shilla apart from many other Seoul hotels. The park is considered a landmark of patriotism because it contains the 1919 Independence Movement of Korea Memorial Stone, located at the foot of Namsan Mountain. Other notable sights in the historical Jung District include the Gwangtonggwan, the oldest continuously operating bank building in Korea, which is registered as one of city’s protected monuments, and Deoksugung, a palace that was inhabited by Korean royalty until after the turn of the 20th century.

Timeless Modernity

World-renowned hotel designer Peter Remedios designed the Shilla’s "Timeless Modern" rooms, which boast stunning views of either the city or Mt. Namsan. All of the Shilla’s guest rooms and suites include goose-down duvets, minibars, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, shower and tub, robes, slippers, and hair dryers. Guests also enjoy other hotel amenities, such as the indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, fitness center, indoor golf range, meeting rooms, computer station, wedding chapel, and a walking path that winds through the hotel’s sculpture garden. On-site dining options include restaurants that serve French, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisine, as well as a bakery and 24-hour room service. 

The Bottom Line  

Its enviable location, exquisite rooms and abundance of amenities conspire to make the Shilla Seoul the leading luxury hotel in this mega-metropolis. It took top honors six consecutive years in a row in Zagat World’s Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas international poll, even beating out the Ritz Carlton* and upscale W Seoul*. Zagat also applauded the Shilla’s staff, stating that they are “always willing to help make this upscale stalwart a heavenly way to Seoul.”

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249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul, 100-856
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Clean toilet" "Cleanliness good"
98% said rooms were clean.
"Exquisite happy hour" "Hotel room was very tastefully furnished"
95% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
100% thought the hotel was luxurious.
"Excellent Executive lounge" "Amazing garden"
93% thought the building was wonderful.
91% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Staff was fantastic" "Great buffet service"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
89% thought the service was very professional.
"Near by subway station" "Gorgeous location"
91% liked the proximity to shopping.
Easily accessible by car, said 86%.
"Hotel room was very tastefully furnished" "Bed fantastic"
Only 57% said rooms were big enough.
86% were happy with the bathroom.
"Set menu available" "Complimentary snack"
77% loved the menu selection.
The price was too high for 78%.
"The breakfast buffet was outstanding" "Great buffet breakfast"
65% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Had to pay for outdoor pool" "Perfect swimming pool"
Value for money
"Free mall" "Executive lounge for free"
The price was too high for 78%.
65% said the breakfast was too expensive.

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Luxurious Hotel
Professional service
Friendly atmosphere
Good accessibility by car
Expert Reviews
Michelin Guide
This top-class hotel has a legendary reputation for high-quality service and has played host to many foreign dignitaries.
The location is a bit inconvenient if you want to be in the middle of it all, but it's great for those looking for a quieter place to stay.
Rough Guide
Tucked away in a quiet area on the eastern access road to Namsan, this hotel is characterized by the traditional style of its rooms and exterior.
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible