Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park: Decoding the Experience through Global and Korean Guest Reviews and Price Analysis – A Hidden Gem or Just Hype?

Last Updated on December 10, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park (★★★★ 4 Star), situated in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Korea? Or perhaps you’ve already secured your reservation? Then you’ve landed at the right place on my blog!!

I, HB (Hotel Boy 😎), am committed to providing you with the most comprehensive reviews of Korea’s finest hotels, unrivaled by anyone worldwide!

In this post, I have compiled the following information:

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

This luxury hotel is no stranger to my blog. In fact, I’ve previously featured it in my post titled “Experience Affordable Luxury: Best Four-Star Hotels in Seoul Loved by Koreans”.

As a hotel guide residing in Korea, I’ve prepared an objective and insightful analysis based on numerous reviews from both local and global guests, all through a uniquely Korean lens. This aims to engage all your senses and assist in making an informed decision for your unforgettable stay in Korea.

Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

1. About ‘Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park
Source: Agoda

Set in an industrial district, this upscale business hotel is a 2-minute walk from a metro station providing service to Heojun Museum and Haneul Park.

Airy rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and city or park views. Suites add living rooms and free-standing tubs. Room service is available.

Amenities include a relaxed restaurant, a low-key cafe/bar and a gym, as well as meeting rooms and 2 event spaces.

Source: Google Maps

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

  • Grade : ★★★★ 4 Star Hotel
  • Address : 10 Magokjungang 12-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.marriott.com
  • Telephone : +82-02-6946-7000
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park: highlights & facilities
Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park: highlights & facilities


2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park.

Remember, these reviews encompass perspectives not just from Korean guests, but also those hailing from various corners of the globe. Our forthcoming review draws heavily upon data gathered across platforms like ‘Agoda’, ‘Booking.com’, and ‘Google Maps’.

2.1. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Agoda

Agoda Ratings: 9.0 / 10, based on 2,188 reviews

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park: ratings on Agoda
Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park: ratings on agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park.

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park has earned an exceptional score of 9.0 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’, ‘Location’, and ‘Service’.

What follows is an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews, with our main focus on recent comments to maintain both relevance and freshness.

LocationMost of the reviews mention positively about Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park’s location. It’s appreciated for its proximity to local attractions such as Seoul Botanic Park and LG Art Center, and its closeness to the subway station was also seen as an advantage.
Room Reviews on rooms are generally very positive. The rooms are described as clean and spacious, with many guests recommending the park view specifically. However, a few guests expressed dissatisfaction with the cleanliness of beds and showers.
BreakfastOpinions on breakfast are mixed; while some guests were satisfied with the quality and variety of breakfast, others were not.
FriendlinessEvaluations of staff service attitude also vary; while many guests praised staff for their kindness and professionalism, some indicated disappointment in service levels.
FacilitiesInformation about hotel amenities is limited in these reviews but there were some opinions expressing dissatisfaction with certain facilities like Executive Lounge and parking lot.
PriceOpinions diverge when it comes to value for money; while some customers thought they could see enough value, others evaluated that it was not good in terms of cost-effectiveness.
OthersUsing robot service (COBOT) within the Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park received unique and fun evaluations from customers but several customers experienced inconvenience due to poor soundproofing.
Overall
Opinion
Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park scored high in location, room cleanliness, and staff friendliness among other things; especially park view rooms were recommended by many customers However, some customers complained about noise problems and cleanliness status of certain facilities as well as unclear opinions on breakfasts & cost-effectiveness.


2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 8.8 / 10, based on 771 reviews

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park: ratings on booking.com
Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated ‘Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park’.

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park bagged an excellent score of 8.8 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Staff’, ‘Comfort’, and ‘Cleanliness’.

Next up is an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews. Just like with Agoda, we’ve concentrated on recent comments to ensure that our insights stay timely and relevant.

LocationThe majority of users were very satisfied with the Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park’s location. In particular, its proximity to the subway station and adjacency to a park for strolling were mentioned as unique advantages.
Room There were many positive comments about the cleanliness and interior design of the hotel rooms. However, some users also expressed minor complaints such as mold in bathroom corners or insufficient soundproofing leading to noise from neighboring rooms.
BreakfastThere was high satisfaction with breakfast in terms of variety and quality. However, some users expressed disappointment when there was an additional cost for breakfast.
FriendlinessThe hotel staff received generally positive reviews for their friendliness, particularly noted during check-in.
FacilitiesSome reviewers appreciated nearby restaurants, cafes, and botanical gardens around the Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park but others mentioned missing amenities like a sauna within the hotel itself.
PriceSatisfaction relative to price showed mixed reactions; while some users rated high value-for-money satisfaction, others mentioned it being slightly expensive or needing improvements in facilities and services.
OthersSome users commented on aspects like room service quality or coffee quality within the Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park; minor inconveniences such as lack of bidet or food options in room bar were also noted.
Overall
Opinion
This hotel received overwhelmingly positive reviews regarding its location, cleanliness, and friendly staff members overall but there are areas where improvements can be made such as noise issues, pricing concerns and lack of certain amenities.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.4 / 5, based on 1,686 reviews

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park: ratings on google maps
Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, ‘Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park’ has impressively clinched a rating of 4.4. What’s intriguing is that unlike other review platforms that categorize scores by specific features or services, Google Maps rates hotels according to guest types. Here we see Couple and Business guests awarding Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park with their top ratings of 4.4.

Following this, we present you an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews. – just as with Agoda and Booking.com cases – we’ve prioritized recent comments to keep our insights relevant and timely.

LocationCourtyard Seoul Botanic Park is conveniently located with easy access to transportation, and many guests enjoyed its proximity to Seoul Botanic Garden for leisurely walks. There were also positive comments about the variety of dining and entertainment options nearby.
Room Most guests expressed satisfaction with the cleanliness of rooms and bedding. Some praised room size or interior design, while others suggested improvements like air purifiers in rooms.
BreakfastThe breakfast buffet received high marks for its tasty and diverse offerings, though some guests mentioned that breakfast hours were too short or suggested menu improvements.
FriendlinessOverall, reviews indicated that staff members provided good service and were friendly; however, there were some reports of unsatisfactory experiences.
FacilitiesAmong the Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park’s facilities, rooftop bars, coffee shops, and LG Art Center received positive feedback. However, there were comments about a lack of certain amenities like a swimming pool and cramped buffet space.
PriceGenerally speaking, reviewers felt that they received good value for their money given the location, facilities, and services provided by the Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park.
OthersPositive mentions included access to nearby walking paths and botanical gardens as well as convenience to airports and overall ease of transportation.
Overall
Opinion
Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park generally received positive evaluations regarding its location, room condition & cleanliness as well as staff service levels; nevertheless some pointed out areas for improvement such as enhancing breakfast service quality & time duration along with adding more amenities or addressing occasional staff rudeness issues.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Courtyard Seoul Botanic Parkplays host to a significant number of Korean guests. In my quest for understanding guest experiences, I’ve come across a plethora of reviews penned by Koreans. Allow me to share some of these standout reviews with you.

3.1. Best Review: “Experience a Perfect Family Staycation at Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park for Your Seoul Family Trip”

Summary of the Blog Post

As the autumn season approached, I chose the Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Botanic Park for a family trip with my child in Seoul. This place is surrounded by many places to visit with children and offers excellent accessibility for transportation. Particularly, it is located near Seoul Botanic Garden and Lake Park where adults can also enjoy a healing time in nature. Moreover, it’s conveniently located right in front of Magoknaru Station on Line 9 which makes public transportation easy to use.

The hotel interior was clean and the rooms were spacious; moreover, the park view from the window was absolutely stunning. Additionally, we could get necessary items delivered right to our room thanks to an AI delivery robot named COBOT. The specially prepared iHOP Kid’s Cation Package brought great joy to my children.

Breakfast is served at Garden Kitchen on the first floor, offering a variety of food and drinks to choose from. After breakfast, a morning walk in the Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park’s surrounding garden is also possible.

Parking is available free of charge, and identity verification is required at check-in.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yesun81/223195970848

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yesun81/223195970848

(* For a detailed review, I recommend visiting the original article.)

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Accessibility
  • Access all room by interior corridor
  • Accessibility for all meeting spaces
  • Accessible concierge desk
  • Accessible public restrooms
  • Accessible registration desk
  • Accessible rooms have doors 32-inch wide opening
  • Accessible route to the registration desk
  • Accessible vanities in all rooms
  • Alarm clock telephone ringers in all rooms
  • Audible alarms in all guest rooms and suites
  • Audible alarms in all public hallways
  • Bathtub grab bars in all rooms
  • Braille and tactile signage
  • Deadbolts on all guest room and suites doors
  • Electronic room key
  • Elevator
  • Entirely Route to accessible guest rooms
  • Entrance to on-site business center
  • Entrance to on-site fitness center
  • Flashing door knockers in all rooms
  • Lowered deadbolts on all guest room doors
  • Lowered electrical outlets in all rooms
  • Main entrance
  • Mobility accessbility in all rooms
  • Non-slip grab bars in all bathrooms
  • On-site accessible restaurants / lounges
  • On-site accessible self parking
  • Parking spaces for cars self-parking facility
  • Roll-in shower in some rooms
  • Self-closing doors on all guest rooms and suites
  • Toilet seat at wheelchair height — some rooms
  • Transfer showers in some guest rooms
  • Van parking self-parking facility
  • View ports in all guest room and suites doors
  • Visual alarms in all guest rooms and suites
  • Visual alarms in all public hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • A la carte breakfast
  • Alcohol
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast service
  • Fruits/snacks
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Kids meal
Access
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring

4.2. Location

Adress : 10 Magokjungang 12-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

Airports
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 2.5 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 35.8 km
Public transportation
  • Magok Naru 150 m
  • Sinbanghwa Subway Station 1.1 km
Hospital or clinic
  • HI FERTILITY CENTER 1.0 km
Convenience store
  • Family Mart 1.5 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 13.1 km
  • Namdaemun Market 13.1 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 13.5 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 13.6 km
  • Insadong 13.8 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 13.9 km
  • N Seoul Tower 14.2 km
  • National Museum of Korea 14.2 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 14.4 km
  • Lotte World 24.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Magok Naru 150 m
  • No Brand 520 m
  • Fitness The Pitbull 550 m
  • Seoul Botanical Garden 590 m
  • HI FERTILITY CENTER 1.0 km
  • Sinbanghwa Subway Station 1.1 km
  • Yangcheon Hyanggyo Subway Station (Line 9) 1.1 km
  • Yangcheon Hyanggyo 1.1 km
  • Balsan Subway station 1.2 km
  • Ewha University Seoul Hospital 1.2 km

5. Diving into Price Analysis

Finally, let’s delve into arguably one of the most critical categories in hotel reviews – pricing.

To pinpoint where you can get your money’s worth, I’ll be comparing rates from renowned hotel comparison platforms like ‘HotelsCombined,’ ‘SkyScanner,’ and ‘Trivago.’

Our criteria for this low-price hunt? A one-night stay from Wednesday to Thursday for two guests in a single room—breakfast excluded (as it often significantly bumps up costs).

5.1. Price Comparison via ‘HotelsCombined’

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $127 when booking through ‘Trip.com’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $146 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Trip.com’, ‘Hotels.com’, ‘Agoda’ and ‘Vio.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $133 when booked through ‘Booking.com’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

I also explored prices directly from the Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park official website. The lowest price confirmed on the official website was confirmed to be KRW 176,400. Applying today’s exchange rate of 1,353 won per dollar, it roughly calculates to about $130.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the ‘HotelsCombined’ offers the best deal at USD $127 for a stay at the Courtyard Seoul Botanic Parkwhen booking through ‘Trip.com’. You might want to keep this information handy while booking.

★ Do bear in mind, these rock-bottom prices are subject to change based on your stay dates and when you’re conducting your search.

★ Also crucial to remember – today’s best deal doesn’t necessarily promise future savings.

★ Consider this ‘Lowest Price Analysis’ as a guiding light rather than an absolute rule.

★ For savvy hotel booking, I’d recommend revisiting these comparison sites during your accommodation planning phase – you never know when you might stumble upon an even better deal!”


And with that, we wrap up our review of the Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park, seen through a distinctly Korean lens.

Yours truly, HB(Hotel Boy) – your trusted guide to best hotels in Korea. Stay tuned for more insightful reviews on Korea’s hospitality gems!