Provista Hotel
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Provista Hotel

338, Seocho-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06632 South Korea
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4.0
#213 of 516 hotels in Seoul
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Compare to the other hotels, the all rooms are designed to a duplex room, it provides 14.5 m2 of more effective space for the guest, and it is to fit not only businessmen, but also long staying guest or family. Each room is provides with washing machine & cooking facilities, up-to-date local area network and business desk enabling your convenience and comfortable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Korean

Location

338, Seocho-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06632 South Korea
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 84 out of 100
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Gimpo Intl Airport
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Incheon Intl Airport
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Seoul National University of Education
6 minSeoul Metropolitan Subway
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John Y wrote a review Apr 2023
Bellevue, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location and excellent customer service. Big size room with cooking options. There are a lot of restaurants available behind the hotel. If you are looking for a service resident in Gangnam Seoul Korea, give this property a try.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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kingsandi wrote a review Mar 2006
los angeles
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Provista in March, 2006. Based on their website, the property would be about a year old; however, it seemed a bit older. It was still quite clean and adequately cared for. It's about a three minute walk to the Seoul University Education Center Station (Seoul Metro). Its proximity to the subway, free fitness center (decent equipment), and access to high-speed Internet, made the property a hidden value (I paid under $100/night, all inclusive). Starbucks Coffee across the street was also very nice. Beware, the rooms weren't as nice as the one I saw on the virtual tour (via Provista website). It's the nature of the web, I suppose. It's no Marriott (nor any of the four star resorts in the U.S.), but, I'd probably go there again.
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FormosaKT wrote a review Feb 2012
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 4 days with a couple friends who had lived in Seoul a few years earlier. It was booked based on the value and location, both of which the three of us considered quite good. My wife stayed here with 3 friends a year later and echoed our opinions. Quite a simple and pleasant place and served it's needs of providing a comfortable and safe place to sleep.
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Date of stay: April 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Choonglim wrote a review Dec 2013
Singapore, Singapore
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I love this hotel! We booked a Deluxe Twin Room for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids for 9 nights, and we requested for an extra bed in the loft. I paid extra for the bed in the loft. It was cold during our stay in mid December, so we spent most of our time in the hotel room. We had heated hardwood floors! The loft area had a low ceiling height, but my kids were happy to stay up there for the entire day when it was simply too cold to be on the street.

The kitchen came with everything you need to cook! Bring oil if you plan to fry. I made scrambled eggs for breakfast during our stay. You could buy grocery at the nearby supermarket called emart. It is less than 10 minutes walk from the hotel. The freezer compartment in the refrigerator did not work very well, our ice cream became cream. This seems to be the same everywhere. We never had a hotel freezer that kept our ice cream solid. Oh, there is also a McDonald's nearby. There is a place called Chinese Kitchen next to McDonald's. It sells Japanese bento (or lunchbox), fresh and hot! Although the name is Chinese Kitchen, it does not sell Chinese food. :)

It is not unusual to have kitchens in a hotel room, but it is really unusual to have a hotel room with a washer/dryer. It took me a while to figure out how to use it. The instructions are in Korean, but I have provided basic help in my photograph if you want to use it. I am going to book this hotel again should I visit Seoul again simply because I love the washer/dryer so much! You don't have to carry so many sets of clothes for your trip. How wonderful! The dryer worked very well! Of course, you know all clothes come out of the dryer are in funny shapes and some became "smaller". Borrow an iron from the housekeeping and you can fix the problem. Do remember to bring your own laundry detergent. You can also buy a small bottle/bag of laundry detergent at Diaso (everything from 1000KRW to 3000KRW) across the street opposite emart.

The shower area is enclosed, and the water pressure is reasonably good. If you find your water not warm enough, you will need to get someone to help you set the temperature right. The heater control panel is on the wall near the stairs to the loft. Everything is in Korean! We had a hard time trying to figure out how to use that panel. It is better to call the front desk to send someone to help you do that. :)

I almost forget to mention the heated toilet seat! I love heated toilet seat in winter! It is a bidet toilet equipped with cleaning functions.

If you like Korean BBQ, the other travelers have recommended a good one across the street. It was indeed very good! There were so many bowls of salads and pickles. The minimum order is 2 portions per meat selection. If you order too much, your table will be filled with plates and bowls, and of course, you will have trouble finish them. A couple of servers at this restaurant speak Mandarin.

There are 2 stations near the hotel. The National University of Education Station is closer, and the Gangnam Station is farther, taking about 15 to 20 mins walk. The streets in the Gangnam Station area have plenty of good cafes and restaurants. You can also find street foods in that area.

We took the Airport Limousine from Incheon Airport to Jinhueng Apt, and walked about 5 minutes to the hotel. The ticket costs 15,000 KRW per adult and 11,000 KRW per child (12 and under). You can pay cash or use T-Money cards when you get on the bus. You board the bus at the same level as the arrival hall, but you must go out to the street. The travel time was about 50 mins to an hour. We took the same Airport Limousine bus 6020 to the airport across the street in front of the hotel Artnouveau City 3. There is a 7-eleven store at the arrival hall of the airport whereby you can buy your t-money cards. There is a deposit on every card, but you can get a refund on the remaining value and the deposit at this 7-eleven store before leaving Seoul. Of course, this card can also be purchased at all train stations. The t-money cards can be used in many places, not limited to bus and train rides.

In general, Koreans don't speak English, but many stores have salesladies that speak Mandarin.

The thin walls were the only problem during our stay. We could hear the ringing sound of our neighbors. We could also hear next door's doorbell! On 4 nights of our stay, my next door family with young kid(s) always came back past 11pm, resulting in a few doorbell rings (probably coming from their friends/family members from other rooms). They also had their volume of the TV or radio on high, and they started talking loudly each time they returned to the hotel. They also sang (karaoke!) on one early morning at 2:30am! We all jumped up from our bed wondering what was going on. I could hear the lyrics of the songs so clearly! Glad they didn't stay long. During their stay, every morning, at 9:30am, the cleaning lady would press my neighbor's doorbell and we would all be woken up! Thin walls? Loud doorbell? The cleaning lady also pressed our doorbell at 9:30am if we forgot to put up the sign "Do Not Disturb". If you want to sleep late, please remember the door sign.

Although the walls were thin, we could not hear the traffic noise from the street. Our room was on the 11th floor.

The TV has many channels, but Disney is in Korean! :(

My kids love the loft, I love the kitchen and washer/dryer, and my husband and all of us can't live without wifi. A great hotel!
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Date of stay: December 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Perhaps, a room with no adjacent room would be ideal. We had a corner room, with only one...
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Karen F wrote a review Aug 2012
Southside, Florida
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My grown daughter and I spent a week at this nice travelers hotel. The Individuals that worked the front desk spoke English well and were always helpful. This hotel sports a nice coffee/pastry cafe in the lobby and an Outback Steakhouse on the "B" level. This was great for me 'cause after 3 days of Korean food I needed a steak! There isn't really any need for a car in this area since within 3 blocks of the hotel you will find lots of local shops and restaurants as well as the entrance to the Seoul Metro and the nearest Airport Bus stop (not a bad walk as long as you don't have much luggage.). If you bring your car, there are just a couple of parking spots on the front sidewalk. Don't know if there is another parking lot nearby. Let's talk about the room. We were on the 9th floor with a view of the main road out front and had 2 twin beds which was perfect for the two of us gals. There was also a queen(?) size bed in the loft. Note- for a country of short people, staircases have steeper stairs than what we are used to in the US. You will have to scale a narrow & tall flight to access the loft bedroom but what fun for the adventurous! There was a small kitchenette that included a washing machine (most Asians don't use dryers, they save energy resources by hanging the clothes to dry and this would have been ok if there was a clothesline in the room. We used all the furniture and the loft railing to hang our clothes - embarrassing when housekeeping comes by. Oh well!). There was lots of closet and storage space in the room so it was easy to keep things in order. There was a nice size TV, viewable from the entire room, and the two twin beds sported firm mattresses. The room was very clean, well maintained and QUIET - we never heard people in the hallway or next door on on the street below. We loved our stay at the Provista!
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Date of stay: August 2012Trip type: Travelled with family
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ResaViajero wrote a review Apr 2012
Stockholm, Sweden
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was staying at Provista Hotel for 3 nights. The room is quite nice for the price I paid. I got free wi-fi from the room, a gas stove for cooking if you want to, and the best part is a washer/dryer machine which is so convenient.

I had a hard time finding the hotel as Google map showed the wrong location. But if you are taking the metro, get off at exit #1at Seoul University of Education (not the Seoul University). Walk straight along the same main street after you exit. After passing the Standard & Chartered Bank, you will see the hotel on your right. There's a Provista cafe next to the hotel entrance as well.

Airport bus which leaves every 15-20 minutes at exit #3 and costs 15000 Won (around US$14) will take you directly to Incheon Airport.

The hotel is close to the metro but not quite close to the main shopping area. However, it's easy to take the metro everywhere. Just get a metro card similar to the Oyster card in London. Load it with some money and you are good to go. A tripis around 1000-1400 Won, depending on where you are going.

From the airport, you can take the express train to Seoul station (city center). It takes around 43 minutes.
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TheatreTraveler wrote a review Mar 2006
New York
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is clearly geared toward longer-term travelers (of which I was one), but it's a good value for a shorter stay as well.

Rooms are nicely designed and well appointed. Beds are a little firm, but I'm told this is the case throughout Korea. Rooms come with a small but workable kitchen, a washer/dryer, free hi-speed internet, and individual climate controls.

Rooms also have an upstairs loft, which makes it a nice option for families. Many rooms don't have beds up there, though, despite the website's pictures. I'm sure this can be arranged, but if you're counting on it I'd make that clear when you reserve.

The hotel is definitely geared toward business travelers, so you won't find a gift shop or a concierge. However, it has a lot to offer. The fitness center in the basement is fantastic, and there are three good restaurants on-site (one of which is an Outback Steakouse for those looking for a taste of home).

There is enough English spoken by the staff to get by, but it's limited at times and not to be taken for granted. Make sure to ask for English instructions for the thermostat, washer/dryer/etc., since the buttons are all labeled in Korean. A warning, though -- even with the English instructions they can be confusing to operate.

A word to the wise -- hot water is on-demand and controlled by the thermostat in your room. It takes little to no time to heat up, but this also triggers the heated floor. So make sure you turn it off when you're done showering! I made this mistake once and came home at the end of the day to a sweltering 90 degree room that took 24 hours to cool down (even with the windows open in the dead of winter)!

Location is not the most enticing to tourists, but the neighborhood has all the services you'd want (conveneince stores, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery), and there is a subway station (that serves two lines) nearby.

All in all, a great value and a wonderful property.
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Date of stay: February 2006
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Chelseafc777 wrote a review Apr 2015
Toronto, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nothing special, rooms don't get cleaned they get tidy, staff not helpful won't even call you a cab... Tv chanels are decent few in English gym downstairs is actully the best part about this hotel. Location is good enough really good food behind the hotel if you explore. Be prepared to face the language barrier.
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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CC7788 wrote a review Dec 2011
Hong Kong
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It's not the best location if you're in Seoul for shopping and eating. Taxi fares to the main shopping area is around 7,000 to 10,000 won depending on traffic. I'd rather pay more but to stay closer to Myong Dong next time to save the cab fare & time. The room is spacious, but the bathroom is small with minimal toiletries. Wi-Fi is only available at the lobby, not in the room, I find that very inconvenient.
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Date of stay: December 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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FGraz wrote a review Sept 2011
Shibuya, Japan
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at the Provista Hotel many times. I return for its convenient location and affordable rates. Over the course of several years, I had noticed that the property was not being well maintained and I thought that neglect might be undoing of this fine hotel. HOWEVER, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the property has been restored and the furniture in the rooms has been replaced. The Provista Hotel & Residence is certainly worth re-visiting.
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Date of stay: September 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Free wireless internet was available in my room, but first you will need to connect in the coffee...
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GyuTae L wrote a tip July 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wouldn't recommend here in the first place."
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SVDM wrote a tip Aug 2017
Heinsberg, Germany22 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose, if available and possible, a corner room on the backside of the hotel. Rooms have good A/C Units."
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bluebeachesdrawmein wrote a tip Sept 2016
singapore6 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"good location for airport bus shuttle"
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Freddy K wrote a tip June 2016
New York City, New York18 contributions23 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay in the back as its quiet but not a great view"
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HelenaLay wrote a tip Feb 2015
31 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Standard room is enough, because all the facility are same"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$143 - AU$182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
provista hotel and residence, provista hotel seoul, provista hotel residence
LOCATION
South KoreaSeoulSeocho-gu / Seocho-dong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
160
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Frequently Asked Questions about Provista Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Provista Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Seoul Escape Room - GangNam 1 (0.8 km), The Real Seoul (1.2 km), and Gangnam Underground Shopping area (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Provista Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Provista Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Provista Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Provista Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Provista Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gangnam Gob, Paris Baguette Gangnam Station, and Mies Container West.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Provista Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Provista Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Provista Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Provista Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Provista Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Namsangol Hanok Village (7.4 km), Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb (2.9 km), and Culture Station Seoul 284 (7.9 km).
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