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Lotte Hotel Seoul
Lotte Hotel Seoul

30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-721

5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (2,057 reviews)

In the midst of the central business district, the Lotte Hotel Seoul is one km (less than a mile) from several attractions …

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The Shilla Seoul
The Shilla Seoul

249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04605

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (954 reviews)

The Shilla Seoul is a prestigious global hotel combining traditional Korean aesthetics with modern sensibility. This premiu …

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Hotel President
Hotel President

16 Eulgi-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-191

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (293 reviews)

This hotel is located in Seoul (Jung-gu), close to Seoul Metropolitan Library, Deoksugung Palace, and Sungnyemun Gate. Also …

SGD91
Nine Tree Hotel
Nine Tree Hotel

51, Myeongdong 10 Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-861

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,612 reviews)

This hotel is located in Seoul (Jung-gu), close to Myeongdong Cathedral, Namsan Park, and Sungnyemun Gate. Also nearby are …

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Shinchon Ever8 Serviced Residence
Shinchon Ever8 Serviced Residence

7, Sinchonnyeok-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03780

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,321 reviews)

This aparthotel is located in Seoul (Seodaemun-gu), close to Ewha Woman's University, Sungnyemun Gate, and Deoksugung Palace. …

SGD90
Shilla Stay Mapo
Shilla Stay Mapo

17-22, Do Hwa Dong, Mapo Gu, Seoul 121812

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (368 reviews)

This hotel is located in Seoul (Mapo), close to Sookmyung Women's University, War Memorial of Korea, and Sungnyemun Gate. Als …

SGD105
Lotte Hotel World
Lotte Hotel World

240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-220

5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,095 reviews)

This Seoul hotel is 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from the Lotte World amusement park. The Jamsil subway station and a shopping center ar …

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Hotel Peyto Samseong
Hotel Peyto Samseong

9, Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135880

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (309 reviews)

This hotel is located in Seoul (COEX), close to COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, COEX Mall, and Bongeunsa Temple. Als …

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GLAD Hotel Yeouido
GLAD Hotel Yeouido

16, Uisadang-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 150-874

4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (349 reviews)

This luxury hotel is located in Seoul (Yeongdeungpo-gu), close to Yeouido Park, Yoido Full Gospel Church, and IFC Seoul. Also …

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Best Western Premier Gangnam
Best Western Premier Gangnam

139, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-010

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (968 reviews)

This hotel is located in Seoul (Gangnam), close to Kukkiwon, COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, and Seonjeongneung Roya …

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Where to stay in Seoul?

About Seoul

The capital city of South Korea, Seoul is a massive metropolis with a population of over 11 million. It is the financial capital of the country as well as its most visited city thanks to its fascinating blend of old and new. It is both a modern and an ancient city that is split into 25 districts, while the Han River divides it even further, with the north side being the historical side and the south the modern half.

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There is so much to see in Seoul that visitors will hardly even scratch the surface, though most stay for at least four or five days.

Seoul is home to plenty of historical sites, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites that date back to the 14th century, like Changdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine. The Fortress Wall of Seoul also dates back to this time and still has two of its gates remaining: Namdaemun in the Jung-gu area and Heunginjimun in Jongno-gu.

There are numerous parks in the city that are great for escaping the hustle and bustle that Seoul is, like Namsan Park, Olympic Park and Yeouido Park. The 360,000 square metre Boramae Park features a zoo, a pond and sports facilities, while Hangang Citizen's Park sits along the Han River and stretches across 13 districts, and is a popular place to walk, jog, cycle and inline skate.

The 236-metre high N Seoul Tower sits atop Namsan Mountain and has four observation decks that boast spectacular panoramic views of the city. Another great place to view the city is from the Lotte World Tower, which is located near the Han River in Songpa-gu. Those on a family holiday should head to Lotte World, Everland or Seoul Land.

Get more tips for your Seoul itinerary from travellers in our South Korea travel blog posts.

Food and Nightlife in Seoul

Seoul is filled with restaurants and bars to suit all budgets and taste buds. There are street stalls selling noodles, well known Korean and international food chains and fine dining restaurants. Itaewon is the city’s international neighbourhood and where the widest variety of Western restaurants and bars can be found, while Apgujeong is the place to go to drink with the most affluent people in the city. The best nightclubs are in Hongdae and Gangnam.

Shopping in Seoul

Namdaemun is the most famous place for tourists to shop as well as being Korea’s largest street market. The best place to go for fashion is Myeongdong, though Hongdae is great for more funky clothing. Those wanting to shop for known luxury brands like Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton should head to Apgujeong, which also has many Korean designer boutiques.