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Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Stayed here in a standard room and it was wonderful. The hotel is very cool, with swings in the lobby, elevators like an old suitcase and bold designed rooms. It's great, the surrounding neighbourhood is kind of sleazy, but every major city in the world has it (soho in London). However, even late at night, its never dangerous or intimidating...

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London
Reviewed 4 July 2013

Very good hotel in an international neighborhood of Seoul. Within walking distance you have a lot of restaurants and bars and it is about a 5 minutes walk to the underground station. The hotel has a very hip/fun design and I would definitely come back on my next visit in Seoul.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2013

I have stayed in this nice boutique hotel a number of times, but I regret to say the service is declining. The restaurant is a disaster with regards to service, we had a lunch/dinner the hotels restaurant and experienced the following: - The white wine was not chilled and served in the big red-wine glasses. - The waiter forgot our...

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Australia
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We spent 10 nights here and would certainly choose this hotel again. The decor is a feature, we liked the spacious lobby with its swings, art works and wonderful display of Korean pottery.Overall producing a sense of fun. The corridors to the rooms are dark but not long; this gives a contrast upon entering the room which is light and...

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Dublin
Reviewed 12 June 2013

Myself and my wife were her for 4 nights. Great location where all the fun is. Great bars and resturants on your doorstep. Rooms were nice and bed was very cozy. Bathroom is crazy. Really enjoyed the breakfast. Ate out the rest of the time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 26 May 2013

I cannot say enough good things about the location of this hotel. It is located in the international area and it is surrounded by eateries, clubs, bars, and shops. Also, the subway station is just a couple blocks down the street to the right. I never felt unsafe walking around in this area even at night. This is the area...

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Reviewed 18 May 2013

We chose this hotel because of all the lovely pictures of the website. It looks modern yet quirky at the same time. When we arrived, we were even more excited. The exterior and lobby of the hotel looked even more cool then expected. However, we were tremendously disappointed when we saw the rooms. The place felt old and tired. The...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Will recommend this hotel for the location alone. It is walking distance to the subway, walking distance to restaurants, weekend flea markets, 7-11 store, bars, really a great location. Front office service is also great and although the hallways are dimmed to give a club feeling, I like it. For the location alone, highly recommended

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I was on my way to China via Korean Air and decided to do a stopover in Seoul for 3 days and I am glad I did. I had never been to Korea, but did some research and found that Iteawon was the area I would probably like and then found the IP Boutique online. I took the #6030 bus...

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IPBOUTIQUEHOTELSEOUL, 매니저 at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your detailed review about your stay with us and we truly appreciate your kind compliments and thank you for rating us with five stars. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Kind regards, Resident Manager Young Park

London
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Good The hotel has great access from the Airport Hotel Bus but the numbers have changed from those on the Hotel website. The stop is just across the road and next to a controlled crossing. Decor is super cool; a fab refurb. There are abundant and diverse eating options nearby. Staff are professional, polite and comprehend English. The room was...

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IPBOUTIQUEHOTELSEOUL, 매니저 at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for choosing IP Boutique Hotel during your recent stay in Korea and for taking the time to share your impressions on TripAdvisor. We have room service and we regret that you were not able order it although the room service menu was on the table in your room. We look forward to welcoming you...

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Staying in Itaewon

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Itaewon
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Well-placed in the nightlife, culture, restaurants area of Seoul city, IP Boutique Hotel provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. The hotel lies 2.Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. For those of you who want to venture out, Itawon Street, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Itaewon Subway station are just some of the attractions available to visitors.IP Boutique Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Seoul. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including safety deposit boxes, car park, airport transfer, meeting facilities, 24hr room service.All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, IP Boutique Hotel hits the spot in many ways. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel

Address: 221, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04349, South Korea (Formerly IP Boutique Hotel)
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Itaewon
Price Range: $126 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 133
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#35 Business Hotel in Seoul
#35 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#53 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
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