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Kensington Hotel Yoido

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice hotel, a bit dated and sometimes heating equipment or light switches dont work in room. Close in to downtown, nice staff and good breakfast. Rooms are spacious. Starbucks and steakhouse within walking distance.

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Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Cubfan765 Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best for...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only few stops from the airport, warm welcome in super cold winter, early check-in provided, clean and cozy room with the reasonable price, complimentary entrance for the executive club with snack and drinks all you can eat, walking distance from bus stop/train station. Awesome!!!

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Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Kanokporn K Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time I have stayed here, but both times in the executive room. First time was business, this my 2nd time was personal. although I had already booked a standard, I was automatically upgraded to executive. Actually both rooms are fine, big and comfortable. The main issues for me are: 1) central heating , and the remote control lighting takes...

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Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear THRS H Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice room with all convenient facilities. You can use 4th floor lounge for executive room. Breakfast is decent. Airport limousine bus stop is just right in the front of the hotel. I stay this hotel several times during business trip.

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Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Pan J Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best...

New Westminster, Canada
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We are currently staying at this property, and if there is one word to describe the room we are in is "OUTDATED". There appears to be 2 types of rooms here deluxe/executive and standard. We booked through hotels.com and with this property, the saying of "you get what you pay for" runs true. And it wasn't cheap either seeing that...

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Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear LMa1977. Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul and also taking your valuable time to write about us. Share your feedback with staff and will serve as a better service Thank you once again and We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Brian Lee Director...

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Kensington was the overflow hotel for a recent conference. I was on the fifth floor, a "standard" floor. I somewhat wonder if this review would be that much different if I'd been on one of the other floors. When I stay at a hotel, I care about a small number of things. Two of the fundamentals are covered, but...

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Dear Jeffrey H Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel contains two parts, one is renovated "executive" or "deluxe" floors, and the other - "standard floors". I lived on "standard floor", so I have got an incredible impressions from this so-called "5-star" hotel. Starting from the check-in, check-in hour is 3pm, otherwise "room is not ready". Ok, waited for 3pm, got the key, entered the room - what...

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Dear ReedCat Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best for...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Located at the wonderful business district of Yeouido, the hotel has a great English hotel look. The staff are smartly dressed and good to look at and the hotel and it's restaurants are featured regularly in Korean soaps. The buffet is very good with an Asian touch but is very repetitive, remaining unchanged. Loved the konjee and the fresh cappuccinos....

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Kensington_Yoido, 고객 담당 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido, responded to this review

Dear Letustry. Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul and also taking your valuable time to write about us. Share your feedback with staff and will serve as a better service Thank you once again and We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Julia SON Guest...

Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

So... how should I start? I'm so disappointed to stay here for another 10 days. We booked a standard room in a 4* hotel. For me a 4* hotel means that you have a good hotel and that it should be clean right? But our room is so... ugh... we have stains on the walls and the floor. We have...

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Dear Steven E. Thank you for choosing Kensington Hotel Yoido during your visit to Seoul and also taking your valuable time to write about us. Share your feedback with staff and will serve as a better service Thank you once again and We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Julia SON...

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this landmark place a number of times but was never impressed by this mid size hotel. But this time, I was genuinely surprised by a renovation my room showed. It's in a tasteful black and leather motif, maintaining its renowned NewYork character. Most of all, everything in the room not only worked but also beautifully appointed.

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Staying in Yeoido

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Yeoido
Along with Gangnam and Samseongdong, Yeoido completes the trifecta of Seoul’s three main business districts. Steel and glass towers are the most visible sights, reflecting Yeoido’s general association as a business hub. But Yeoido is also where Korea’s laws are debated and enacted by Korea’s legislators within the iconic National Assembly Building. For an escape from urban life, the Yeouido Hangang Park is one of the most popular parks along the Han River for Seoulites. Each spring, cherry blossom trees go into full bloom and the sight of the rows of pink trees and cherry blossom petals blowing in the air is a magical one that shouldn’t be missed if your timing is right.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kensington Hotel Yoido nestled at Korea's social, economic, and cultural center is a New York style luxury modern hotel. We provide best services to tailored to ensure success of business travellers visiting Seoul and offer comfortable and convenient services that help business travellers relax and recharge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kensington Hotel Yoido

Address: 16, Gukhoe-daero 76-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07238, South Korea (Formerly The Lexington Hotel)
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Yeoido
Price Range: ₹ 5,982 - ₹ 9,208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Hotel Yoido 4*
Number of rooms: 225
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Also Known As:
Lexington Hotel Seoul
Hotel Style:
#32 Family Hotel in Seoul
#69 Luxury Hotel in Seoul
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“Best room is one in a different hotel.”
  • I'm pretty sure I've seen this door on a mobile home.
  • Right out of a Home Depot bargain refresh.
 of 5 bubbles JeffreyH480, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Executive rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 196Ale, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms viewing the Han River are better.”
 of 5 bubbles J00Y, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you have to stay here stay on floors 7 to 9 only the other floors rooms really old”
 of 5 bubbles Goodtrip8, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room facing the river”
 of 5 bubbles TRIPSPJLEE, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
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