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The Shilla

202 Jangchung-Dong 2-Ga, Jung-Gu
Seoul, 100-856, South Korea
TEL: 82 2 2233-3131
TEL: (800) 223-6800

If hotel design were an Olympic sport, the Shilla would be the Michael Phelps of Seoul properties. Adjacent to the 23-acre, lushly landscaped Jangchungdan Park, where walking trails wind among pine trees and sculptures by Korean artists, the 465-room hotel provides luxurious seclusion in this otherwise extremely congested city. The rooms are decorated in an understated East-meets-West motif (with blond Euro-style wood furniture, eggshell-colored striped wallpaper, and sliding rice-paper window screens) and have both free high-speed wired and wireless connections, and free loaner mobile phones (a major plus since American network carriers don’t work in Korea). The on-site health and fitness facilities include an outdoor pool—a rarity in Seoul—and a Guerlain Spa offering anti-aging treatments, Bouvier hydrotherapy, and even medical exams by graduates of the country’s top medical university.

Room to Book:

Get any room facing Namsan, a small, forested mountain. Rooms in the opposite direction have too much light pollution from the neon cityscape they overlook.

Insider Tip:

Despite the fantastic cuisine at all four of the hotel’s restaurants, the dining prices here are legendarily exorbitant. Consider eating out in the nearby neighborhoods where great local cuisine can be had at a fraction of the price and twice the local color.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Golf
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Tennis
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 431

Number of Suites: 34

Number of Restaurants: 4

Year Opened: 1979

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