How to choose a hotel in Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is a noisy megapolis, filled with charm, where the historical heritage and contemporary world live in harmony side by side. The capital of South Korea will surprise you with its skyscrapers, ancient temples, palaces and marvelous gardens.
To fully admire the beauty of Seoul, you must climb somewhere high. We would recommend getting to the Namsan hill via a cable car and get to the observation deck of the Seoul Tower. You will be fascinated by 360° panoramic skyline views of the city.
For sure, Seoul won’t be itself without its magnificent temples and palaces. The Bongeunsa temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace with its secret gardens, and the Changdeokgung Palace are one of the best attractions a tourist must attend in the city.
When looking for souvenirs, head to the Dongdaemun Market - the main shopping district in Seoul. Here you can find a variety of clothes, fabric, antique shops and food areas. Moreover, this market is a perfect opportunity to try the traditional Korean cuisine, as it was listed in the “Asia's 10 greatest street food cities”.
Make sure you visit one of the numerous museums of Seoul. Go to the National Museum of Korea to see the royal gold, pieces of art and dive deep into the history of South Korea. If you are looking for some fun museum experience, visit the Trick Eye Museum with its optical illusions.
Don’t neglect to spend a day by a scenic waterway - the Han River going just through the center of the city. Take a ferry river cruise, rent a bike and enjoy the ride or visit one of the 11 beautiful parks located along its banks.
Best luxury hotels in Seoul
If you are planning to stay in Seoul, there’s a variety of rooms and suites to choose from. It’s always a pleasure to spend your vacation in a 5-star hotel with an excellent service. If you are looking for a luxury accommodation, book the Park Hyatt hotel Seoul with an indoor pool, SPA and gym on the top floor with a breathtaking city view. Ritz Carlton, InterContinental COEX, and the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul are some other great examples of a royal attitude, wonderful design, and international restaurants.
The Banyan Tree Club & Spa Hotel is in a picturesque green zone, where after a relaxing SPA, you can enjoy a good golf game or order a transfer to the Namsan Tower.
If you want to live by the Han River, book the Vista Walkerhill hotel with its modern design, heated indoor pool, and a wonderful customer support.