Rated 4 out of 5 by Gooey Staff was very friendly and helpful
The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the downtown area, near Myeongdong, Lotte shopping center and other attractions. The staff speaks english and is very friendly and helpful.
September 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Always good but need more care about housekeeping
I love this hotel in Korea.
This place is my favorite "holiday spot".
Always kind staff and calm and easy access to famous shopping mall.
But last time, I spent my weekend in Executive Suite. There was dirty big couch in living area. Between cushions, some garbage stuck there. It was quite disgusting...
But this happen was first in my other a lot of night in Westin Chosen. So I belive that this happen will never occurred.
Thank you to all staff in Westin Chosen.
September 15, 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 4 out of 5 by Kang95 Always comforting
Every staffs from the lobby to roommaids, showed sincere and warm attitudes.
When I check-in, it'd be nicer if she gave me word about floor/view before it's fixed. It was great the staff well-noticed my SPG membership and benefits. Execeutive lounge was crowded due to rush season which I understand. Service was not bad however It would be better not seeing running staffs. Food is delicious but it's often insufficient for numbers of guest.
September 11, 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 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 5 out of 5 by MrChang This hotel is located in a prime location
I had to make a connection flight in Incheon to Shanghai for a meeting next week, and I thought to myself, why not have a stopover so I can explore this beautiful and captivating city of Seoul for a few days. Thus, I have decided to stay at the Westin Chosun for four nights, and it has been an excellent experience. The moment that I arrived at the hotel lobby, I was promptly checked in by Lily Lee who kindly offered me a corner room on the 11th floor. I have reserved a standard bedroom, but the size was adequate for tourists or businessmen alike. The room was clean and has a comfortable king bed, a small sofa and a Samsung TV with lots of American as well as European TV channels. All in all, the service was excellent, especially the high level of English spoken by the staff, and the local sightseeing tours that the Concierge department has recommended me was exceptional.
In addition, right after I have checked out on September 13th, a staff from guest services kindly offered to take my luggage and ask me to wait in the sitting area for an airport shuttle. However, the staff failed to notify me on time before the shuttle has departed. Consequently, just when I was about to take a taxi instead, a staff named Nam-wook was very professional and asked one of his colleagues to immediately contact the shuttle bus and ask it to turn back. Nam-wook then carried my luggage and waited with me before the bus came back on the side of the hotel and loaded my luggage onto the airport shuttle. The level of service that I have received from this hotel was beyond my expectation, I highly appreciate it.
Stayed between 9th of September to 13th of September.
September 14, 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 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 4 out of 5 by okey5250 Great hotel to stay
Great hotel to stay with family.
August 4, 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 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 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 5 out of 5 by Nevangel629 Exceptional staff, club lounge
My husband and I spent 5 nights here on vacation in November. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty! The front desk staff was proficient in English and helped us hail taxis, get directions, and made recommendations. They also offer pretty good foreign exchange rates at the front desk.
The club lounge was exceptional -- probably the best I have encountered during extensive travel in the US and abroad. The food quality and variety was excellent and facilities were beautiful.
Our room was also wonderful! Very comfortable, with a view of the City Hall Plaza. They have heated floors and typical Westin amenities.
Overall, a wonderful experience! I look forward to our next trip to Seoul and couldn't imagine staying anywhere else.
December 12, 2012
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 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 4 out of 5 by EdSG Good Experience
I am very pleased with the hotel facilities and services.
August 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DrChung Very nice hotel
Convenient and efficient. The ambiance of the main lobby was truly 5 stars. Front-desk check-in staff was excellent. I specifically like to give praise to Mr Victor Lee's great service. He spoke very good English & helped me search for my SPG membership number as I did not have it with me. Once he confirmed my membership, he immediately waived the in-room internet charge which was very thoughtful of him. There is one area in the F&B that I find a bit disappointing was with the buffet breakfast ...its not really up to the standard of a 5 stars hotel (especially in taste). The biggest fault was not providing a 'butter knife' with the bread plate.
June 8, 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 totoro Local Package stay
As far as the service and facilities at the hotel, I definitely recommend it, however, the gifts belong to the package, I would not. The quality of the Heavely blanket failed to meet my expectation, far less than the same level of goose blanket sold at a department store. If a blanket is an aim of my stay, I would have been better to choose to buy at a market, not from the hotel.
February 24, 2013
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 5 out of 5 by supatight80 Hermes Bath Products!!!
The Westin Chosun is truly a top notch hotel. Everyone is so professional to a fault and it was just a pleasant experience.
Rooms are very high tech too and they have an iphone for you to use in room.
Kodus to the staffs in the club lounge as well. Very Friendly. Hotel is located in the prime high end shopping area in Seoul as well.
August 18, 2012
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 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 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 Ben2012 Full of character and excellent location
Proximity to myeong dong and the duty free department stores will be attractive to shoppers. It is also a situated directly above the subway station, and a short walk away from the underground river.
Great views from the club lounge, and also terrific fruit selection (kiwis and grapes).
Nice gym facility.
October 21, 2013
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 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