Rated 5 out of 5 by treesakura this hotel has best service
The hotel has the best location and that is very important in Seoul - best service. If one comes to Seoul for the first time, he needs to be taken care of. The hotel staff strives to ensure the guests have everything they need, answer all the questions, remember about all the enquires. Everybody speaks English perfectly.
September 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Harryhong Westin Chosun meets and exceeds your expectations !!
The location is great for me, Besides, all the staff are all very friendly and speak acceptable english.
As a Platinum member, they offer a buffet breakfast as well as a pretty decent evening service of snacks.
The entire staff from the bell team, check in and room service is fantastic. The club lounge team is especially great, but some staffs need to know and recognize frequent guest.
February 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LandedSPG Chose Chosun!
I've stayed at this hotel twice for a 2 night stint in 2009 and 2011. For my travel standard that's much less than my average hotel stays. However, I feel comfortable with my review.
Generally all Westin hotels are recommended by me for SPG Platinum members. Some more than others. With the Westin Chosun I have mixed feelings. So I will write this review geared towards PLAT's.
If you want a great Platimum lounge and a self serve bar (there is server standing by the bar who tries to make your drink for you but you can just smile and do it yourself) and a great assortment of snacks which can easily fill you up, this is is your hotel! The morning breakfast is also well above average with lost of choices.
However, if you expect, need or beg for any upgrade it will be the hardest ever accomplishment of your life. I understand it's a high occupancy hotel, it really is. However for a 2 night stay you would expect something other than their most basic room right? Nope. Even the assistant manager on durty did not help! C'mon!
I wanted anything, I got nothing.
So simply put, expect whatever you would expect from a category 5 hotel in Asia, then expect a much better than average lounge experience with possibly no upgrade. If that sounds good, go to the Westin Chouson. It's also located in the heart of downtown (all of Seoul is essentially a huge downtown) but in this case you are were you want to be!
As a whole this hotel meets or exceeds all expectations of a category 5 hotel.
November 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by IvyNg777 Bedsheets
There are stains on my bedsheet every night despite I request to change bedsheets everyday.
September 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PW70 Steady performance
Chosun Hotel has the tranquil while still relaxed atmosphere that I need to while traveling on business. It would be nice to have a bar on location as well but the executive lounge takes care of this for those who have the access. Fitness facilities are almost prefect, just the pool gets easily crowded.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RBae Perfect for a much needed vacation
I just returned from a 3 day stay. The staff at this hotel are all incredible. Very friendly, professional and fluent in English. Every hotel in the world could learn a lesson from the staff here. The rooms are great, club room has great food and again - the service is phenomenal. The spa is awesome - two hot tubs and one cold tub - all big enough to hold many people though I was the only one there most of the time.
One thing to be aware of: the laundry fees are a little on the high side. Ok.. a lot on the high side. $20 for jeans, $16 for a t-shirt, $6 for socks and $8 for underwear. Don't stay here on the tail end of a vacation when you are running out of clean clothes!
One serious complaint: The massage services at the spa is a little weird. There is a room, where a guy wearing shorts and nothing else was waiting for me. Weird. I think that he should at least have a shirt on as well. I thought he was another customer. And he constantly burped while he was giving me a massage. A little gross. Having said that, he was very good at working out some tight muscles.
Overall, an awesome 3-day stay and I can't wait to go back soon.
September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sina149 Location Location Location
The hotel is old and showing it's age. It is well kept and the location is one of the bests in Seoul with easy access to everywhere you wish to go.
The staff are professional and warm but there was something not going on in a perfect way in the hotel, they do not really care about SPG Platinum! I asked them for a suite but they said it is not available while it was showing available on the website for the same day and at the day of departure, while asked to keep the room until 5PM not regular Guaranteed 4PM, they said I need to pay HALF of ROOM Rate.... Interesting!
The club is better than average and staff at the club are trying to do their best.
July 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by okey5250 Great hotel to stay
Great hotel to stay with family.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewYoker Westin Chosun makes me feel staying at home
Among many business trips, the exeprience with Westin Chosun in Seoul was fabulous. The staffs are well trained, professional and kind, the location is great and facilities are nice and clean. Special thanks to a staff at fitness center as her bright smile and professionalism was very impressive. I also enjoyed exucutive lounge and restaurant for breakfast at LL level. I have used the meeting room at the lounge almost everyday. The staffs in both places are so kind, professional and willing to help. I definitely recommend this hotel and will stay again when I visit Seoul, Korea.
December 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jewel371 Memorable stay
Thank you very much for your wonderful services during my stay with my mother there.
We really enjoyed staying at your hotel for six nights. We appreciated the clean and cozy room, the food at the executive lounge and the friendly hospitality by your staff. I'll never forget your kind offer for my mother's birthday!
We look forward to staying at your hotel again. Thank you so much for all your kindness and hospitality extended to us.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by j3cr Great all-around experience
I stayed in this hotel for three weeks.
I have no serious complaints and really only high praise. If the rooms seem small to some, it was plenty adequate for my needs. The outlets featured both 110 and 220, the room temperature was very comfortable with me adjusting it for just one night, and the staff and services were WONDERFUL. Every question or request I had was met with a smile and an answer.
Example: I desperately needed to have a form scanned for email. The business center was not open. I asked what could be done, and they opened the business center over an hour early just to accommodate my need for a one-page scan! I could not imagine that happening in an American hotel.
The executive lounge was very nice. I had many breakfasts and dinner-snacks (that could easily turn into dinner) up there, along with the open bar. It was a wonderful amenity, and the staff was always helpful and courteous.
Aside from those amenities, the hotel restaurants are pricey, yes, but the underground plaza food court and other areas are very close if you're budget-minded.
It has one of the nicest fitness rooms I have seen. Plenty of weights and aerobic opportunities.
Readers, I spent a LOT of time in my room, emailing, researching, working, Skyping, and I have nothing but nice things to say about the cleanliness, the helpfulness of the staff, the aid that was offered, and my overall experience.
April 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by EdSG Good Experience
I am very pleased with the hotel facilities and services.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robertd Not Sure Why There Are Bad Reviews
Great hotel - location, staff etc. The rooms are in a hotel 100 years old but are very nice. Needs a few new carpets as there is some wear and tear but nothing horrible. Besides the rooms the restaurants are great if not a bit pricey but it is a hotel in Seoul! Staff is unmatched of any hotel I have been to on any continent. Nothing is perfect and you can find problems in every hotel. Relative to other hotels the value here is excellent. Smiles abound.
March 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen52 This hotel is the best.
The hotel staff is excellently trained in local knowledge and customer service--the best I have experienced.
August 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GoGoRiRi expensive breakfast
5200KRW for a breakfast is too expensive.
August 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Comounaestrela Quite good.
The location is absolutely great - centre of Seoul. All staff were kind and friendly. The one thing I could not understand is breakfast and lounge service. Quality of food and service was nice but in terms of variety of food, it should be improved comparing with other hotel having similar rate. I have seen a guest who had complaints regaring this issue during my stay. I know that it was peak season but it cannot be the reason to minimise the range of service. Except that, I had great time with this hotel and I would like to visit again.
August 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jakim A front staff was irresponsible.
I got a package that contains 150,000 won hotel restaurant meal voucher and a night stay in your junior suite root.
I wanted to use the voucher for lunch in your japanese restaurant before I check in at 3 pm so I called your hotel and asked if I can use the meal voucher at your japanse restaurant before I check in and you replied that I can and told me to get a voucher from youe front desk. After arriving at the hotel, I went to the front desk and asked for the voucher. But a front desk guy told me that I cannot use the voucher at the japanese restaurant. I told him that I was never informed that fact and I even called the hotel to find out whether I can use the voucher at the japanese restaurant before I check in. But what he told me was that he is only 3rd party and he can offer me nothing because he knows nothing about what is going on between me and the call center.
1. The front desk staff saying "he is 3rd party" is totally nonsense. For customers, Westin is only one Westin. I dont care and need to know whether it is a fault of your front desk or reservation team or the representative call center. I could feel totally your selfishness among teams.
2. When I reserved the package offered to my company employees, I was neither informed that the meal voucher was restricted to use in certain 2 restaurants only and nor saw the statement in a promotion leafet. Also when I called you to check out the availability of the meal voucher at japanese restaurant before 3pm, you did not mention anything also. Then you kept saying that I cannot use the voucher at Japanese restaurant cuz it is their policy or whatever. Finally all of these uncomfort incidents ruined my precious lunch.
August 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by treveler40 oh, Dissappointments
Meanwhile, I visited westin chosun several times. I was satisfied with the room conditions, esp. comfort bed and cleaness of room and bathroom. But I was dissappointed this time, due to uncomfortable bed(too much hard!!!) and dirty bathroom. I was supprised in the bluish water stain onthe back of the faucet.
This points are to be improved.
August 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by WATER12 This hotel may not be participated with SPG.
The location is very good. The restaurants are the most famous and delicious one of Korea.
The service is not so bad. However they did not respect the T&C of SPG.The westin chosun seoul is very limited property of SPG.
March 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kwon Good Property!
I stayed 1 night.
I booked the summer package including museum invitations, free 2 cocktails and etc,.
But the staff gave me just room key without other package things at check-in.
So I was disappointed at first. but room was very nice and the food at the lounge was delicious and the staffs at the lounge were friendly and kind.
Overall, I was happy to stay at Westin Chosun.
August 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TED7 Good features for vacations
We visited this hotel because of my wife's pregnancy. After remodeling, this hotel is the better place. First of all, restaturant's food was very good and staff was very kind. Elevator is very comfortable because we just touched our room key and automatically moved into our floor. Additionally swimming pool is good. They operated the seperated line for only swimming and I can fully enjoy this without kids/beginners. Executive lounge is perfect for afternoon tea & happy hours. Nice food & tea, kind staffs and nice beverages.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SPGDaniel Top notch service and modern luxury
I had a fantastic stay - the staff was very friendly and ensured everything was perfect.
In terms of facilities - the accommodations were comfortable and beautifully designed.
For active individuals - the gym / locker facilities were more spacious than the average hotel and provided more than enough space to work out and clean up.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrD80 Awesome Hotel
Despite being the oldest Hotel in Korea, the hotel is well maintained and well kept. The facilities were first class and the hospitality was beyond doubt the best I have encountered with. Its a place where you can conduct your business meetings and at the same time bring your family to shop around since its just walking distance to myea-dong. Highly Recommended.
August 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TravelCherry Marketing
The room next to me was very noisy
August 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HappyFamily118 Superb Concierge
Concierge is superbly helpful. Give great recommendations and useful tips.
Only downside of the hotel is they charge extra on per night per room basis for connecting rooms which discourage family to stay...
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by YKNg Excellent Location, Friendly Staff
This was my 2nd trip to Seoul and was a stopover holiday for my wife and myself (returning from Guam on route to Malaysia).
As a SPG member, I have stayed in a number of Starwood hotels around the world and have not been disappointed with the hotels so far. My preferred hotel in Seoul was Westin Chosun primarily due to its excellent location. We wanted a hotel that was near to the tourist attractions, metro station, shopping complexes, restaurants and safe, and Westin fulfilled all these requirements.
Our 5 nights stay at Westin was memorable. The room on the SPG floor was just the right size for the two of us, the bed and pillows were nice and we had good sleep throughout our stay.
We arrived from Guam at about 9.30 am and was hoping for an early check-in. The front counter staff who specks good english was very helpful and we were pleasantly surprised that we could check in at about 11.30am.
Westin's location was superb and we were really happy that we could easily walk to the N Seoul Tower, Buchon Hanok Village, Insadong, etc. The metro station (City Hall) was located just beside the hotel and my wife was really happy that she could reach Hongyik and Ewa Womens University in a few minutes.
We had some of our dinners at the restaurants around the hotel, particularly the Korean Restaurant (Arirang) opposite the hotel.
We were hoping that we could catch the cherry blossom but unfortunately we could not see any flowers on this trip. Hence, we will have to visit Seoul again and my preferred hotel is still Westin Chosun!
April 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by JK47 Slightly above average business class hotel - good location
I have stayed numerous times at this hotel. As a plat I have always been upgraded to the executive level rooms, never a suite or junior suite. The rooms are clean but getting a little dated, and a little on the small side. The executive lounge is very good, the fitness and sauna excellent as well. The last few stays there have always been some minor issues (ie. no water in the room, no replacement of water at turndown service), sometimes you get some fruit waiting in the room, sometimes not.
Despite some issues, overall a good business class hotel, with a good location and formal service.
Note that the heavenly bed is not the same as a north american heavenly bed -- the mattresses are very firm.
October 25, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by canine1 Enjoy the breakfast
Room and facilities are great, well equipped gym and central location for historical sites and for those who like shopping. If you like Sushi don’t go to the Sushi restaurant, it’s a Korean take on the theme you will better quality food from a local street vendor. Breakfast buffet is recommend. Overall a top hotel to stay.
August 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by NotChosun Customer service does NOT exist!
Halls dark, Laundry carts are left in hallway 24 hours a day. Front desk lacks any Customer service skills. I was treated as a one time quest despite being Ambassador level.
August 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by v0322k1020 Still one of the best in Seoul
I have almost always stayed in this hotel due to its comfort and proximity to my office.
Although the room start to feel somewhat dated, overall experience is still satisfactory.
August 6, 2014