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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 July 2013

It was disappointing to find the hotel undergoing a large-scale renovation when I arrived. The famous breakfast buffet was closed, but a much smaller version was offered in the 34th floor restaurant. The gym and pool were closed, replaced by a temporary, very makeshift arrangement that included several treadmills and some weights. Not great, and a bit crowded, but functional....

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Darren M, General Manager at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte, Thank you for your recent review of our hotel, much appreciated. I was pleased to hear that the current works taking place have not caused too many disruptions to your visit as the team here are doing everything they can to ensure we minimize any inconvenience to our guests. As you have mentioned, the hotel is currently being...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Located above the CoEx Center in Gangnam, hotel offers easy connection to the airport (City Airport Terminal), subway (Samseong station) and shopping (lots of shops and departmental stores within walking distance). Therefore it tends to be overpriced compared to other hotels in Seoul. Hotel is also old and tired, probably in need of a facelift. But if you can afford...

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Darren M, General Manager at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our hotel here on TripAdvisor, much appreciated. Wow, how so much has changed since your visit back in March of this year....! In our ongoing endeavour to provide our customers with a higher level of service and enhanced facilities, some areas of our hotel and the underground access to the mall are...

Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

It is a very nice hotel which the location is very good and within 5min walking distance to the subway.... A little bit inconvenient right now due to renovation of the hotel and it is inaccessible from the basement of Coex,but well...all the upgrading works are meant to serve guests better. overall very good experience and thanks for the upgrade...

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Darren M, General Manager at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, responded to this review

Dear Yuji, Thank you so much for your favourable review of our hotel....much appreciated. As you have mentioned, the hotel is currently being remodelled and will see some exciting and new facilities including the largest pillar-less ballroom in a hotel in Korea which will all begin to come back on line from November of this year.... Our location is truly...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

The hotel looks great on their website and in older reviews. No indication that it is engulfed in a construction project on both sides. Even staying on the 26th floor you'd be awaken by the noise starting at 7 am. No pool or health club on premises, you'll have to schlep a long block to the Intercontinental COEX. For the...

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Darren M, General Manager at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, responded to this review

Dear Olga, Thank you for your recent review of our hotel here on TripAdvisor, much appreciated. As you have highlighted, In our ongoing endeavour to provide our customers with a higher level of service and enhanced facilities, some areas of our hotel are currently in the midst of remodelling works however our hotel will continue to open and operate as...

Reviewed 30 June 2013

Stayed here this last week. Agent didn't indicate that the hotel was under renovations--obviously the hotel would want to keep that a secret. The entire surroundings of the hotel are a building site. The gym is in a temporary location, and it is tiny, under-equipped and dismal, and that is one of the main things I look for in a...

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Darren M, General Manager at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of our hotel, much appreciated. I was disappointed to hear that your agent has not notified you prior to your visit as we have contacted all agents/guests who had prior bookings with us and advised of the upcoming works and additionally offered to move their bookings to our sister hotel the InterContinental...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

Wasn't exactly wowed by this place but the service was very good and everything functioned as it should. As the title indicates, the rooms (or at least mine) are jolly tired and could do with renovation, which I believe is happening soon. The hotel was opened in time for the 1988 Olympics - and it definitely has a bit of...

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Darren M, General Manager at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of our hotel, much appreciated. As you have mentioned, In our ongoing endeavour to provide our customers with a higher level of service and enhanced facilities, some areas of our hotel are currently in the midst of remodelling works however will all come back on line, bigger and better than before, beginning...

Sydney
Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

At first I was very pleased with this hotel. I had a quiet room on a non-smoking floor, which I requested by email before arrival. There was a great view (29th floor) and the furnishings and fittings are all very nice. There is a good range of food at breakfast, including both western and Asian options. There were renovations going...

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Darren M, General Manager at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent good review of our hotel, much appreciated. I was pleased to hear that the current works taking place have not caused too many disruptions to your visit as the team here are doing everything they can to ensure we minimize any inconvenience to our guests. Apologies for the inconvenience you did experience during...

Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Excellent hotel, best location in Seul, Near of convention center COEX mall, a big metro station, etc. Hyundai stores restaurants, direct KAL bus to airport, It is in remodelation and there are some noise, but not is a important problem. Bad : A hotel like this: have you to pay Internet? Ridiculous.Seul is a city with free internet in every...

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Darren M, General Manager at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent good review of our hotel, much appreciated. I was pleased to hear that the current works taking place have not caused too many disruptions to your visit and the team are doing everything they can to ensure we minimize any inconvenience to our guests. Our hotel will be offering free Internet to our...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 June 2013

The staff were helpful and the rooms were nice and big, but the bed was a bit too hard (and I like hard beds). The lobby was under renovation and was not able to walk underground to the adjacent shopping centre because of that. Excellent location in terms of accessibility via the KAL Limousine Bus. Not much Korean food around...

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Darren M, General Manager at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of our hotel much appreciated. Our location is really second to none and with so many local attractions, many within walking distance and all easily accessible, our hotel truly is a great place to base yourself whilst here in Seoul. As you have mentioned, In our ongoing endeavour to provide our customers...

Boston
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Dark and dated decor was a shock. The hotel felt like a cave, and while I am glad to learn that they are undergoing desperately-needed renovations, I wish I had been notified of this fact when booking. The bathrooms were old, ugly, and needed a serious upgrade. Rooms were dark dark dark. I attended an event at their sister hotel,...

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Darren M, General Manager at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of our hotel and team members, much appreciated. As you have highlighted, In our ongoing endeavour to provide our customers with a higher level of service and enhanced facilities, some areas of our hotel are currently in the midst of remodellng works however our hotel will continue to open and operate as...

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Samseongdong / COEX
A large business hub, Samseongdong is anchored by Korea’s World Trade Center, where many important business exhibitions and meetings are held. The enormous COEX mall sprawls underground, providing a myriad of things to do and see, including a large aquarium and movie theater. For a bit of peace and zen, head over to the ornate Bongeunsa Temple which is one of Korea’s most important places of worship. Or take a stroll nearby through the tranquil royal burial grounds of Seonjeongneung, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
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Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Korean
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Seoul, the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas is an ideal place for business travellers thanks to the hotel's proximity to KWTC, COEX, CALT, DFS, department stores and theaters. Operating with 517 spacious rooms, the hotel has completed a 10 month project of lobby, restaurants and banquet halls to look more glamorous. The new Grand Ballroom, the largest and the most updated in Korea is perfect for any event, while exquisite cuisines await you in all five hotel restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas

Address: 521, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Samseongdong / COEX
Price Range: ₹ 15,727 - ₹ 21,507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas 5*
Number of rooms: 517
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Also Known As:
Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas Hotel Seoul
Intercontinental Seoul
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Seoul
#22 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
#26 Romantic Hotel in Seoul
#37 Family Hotel in Seoul
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