GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: An Absolute Delight! Quick Overview, Lowest Price Analysis, and Revealing Global & Korean Guest Reviews

Last Updated on December 9, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the GLAD Gangnam COEX Center’ (★★★ 3 Star), situated in Gangnam-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:

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 “GLAD Gangnam COEX Center Hotel

Before proceeding with the detailed analysis, Let me summarize a brief overview of the “GLAD Gangnam COEX Center” Hotel.

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center
Source: Hotelscombined

“This modern hotel, situated in an area filled with shops and restaurants, is just a 2-minute walk from the subway station. The bright, welcoming rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms, minibars, and tea and coffee makers. Amenities include a complimentary breakfast buffet, a stylish restaurant and bar serving European cuisine, a cafe, a fitness room, and a business center.”

Source : Google Maps

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center Hotel

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: highlights
GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: facilities
Highlights & Facilities (Source : Agoda)


2. Comprehensive Reviews from Global Guests

I will share the comprehensive analysis results of reviews from actual guests who stayed at the “GLAD Gangnam COEX Center” Hotel.

Please note that the guests who left reviews are not only from Korea but also from various nationalities such as the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Australia, etc.

The following analysis is based on information compiled from data recorded on “Agoda,” “Booking.com,” and “Google Maps.”

2.1. “Agoda” Comprehensive Reviews

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: reviews on Agoda

This is the rating for “GLAD Gangnam COEX Center” Hotel from users who booked through “Agoda.” Out of a possible 10 points, the hotel received a score of 8.7, with the highest marks being awarded in the ‘Cleanliness’ and ‘Location’ categories.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests, mainly focusing on the most recent comments to ensure the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationMost people rated GLAD Gangnam COEX Center’s location favorably. They particularly liked that it was near the subway station and COEX Mall.
Room Some reviewers found the rooms small, but generally clean and pleasant. However, a slight noise issue disrupted sleep for some.
BreakfastThe limited variety of breakfast received mixed reviews, but there were plenty of other options outside the hotel, so it didn’t impact the overall satisfaction.
FriendlinessWhile the staff were generally friendly and helpful, a few mentioned language barriers.
FacilitiesSome reviewers felt constrained by the small facilities such as the fitness room and cafe, but GLAD Gangnam COEX Center’s geographic location offset these disadvantages.
PriceOpinions on value for money varied. Some found it reasonable considering the price, while others thought it was expensive and expected more services.
OthersGLAD Gangnam COEX Center’s sustainable branding and eco-friendly policies were acknowledged by some reviewers, who appreciated the hotel’s efforts in minimizing the use of disposable items.

2.2. “Booking.com” Comprehensive Reviews

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: reviews on booking.com

This is the rating for “GLAD Gangnam COEX Center” Hotel from users who booked through Booking.com. Out of a possible 10 points, the hotel received a score of 8.2, with the highest marks being awarded in the ‘Location’ category.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests, similarly to the Agoda case, mainly focusing on the most recent comments to ensure the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationGLAD Gangnam COEX Center’s location is very convenient, being close to major attractions like Samseong Station, COEX Mall, Starfield Library, etc. It has great access to public transport.
Room Generally, the rooms are clean and cozy, but some rooms are reported to be narrow, with issues like mosquitoes and worn-out mattresses. A few guests criticized the dim lighting in the rooms.
BreakfastNo comments were provided regarding breakfast.
FriendlinessThe staff was generally friendly and helpful, satisfying many guests. Some specifically mentioned the staff’s kindness.
FacilitiesSome guests criticized the small fitness center and the lack of basic toiletries in the rooms such as combs, shower caps, and hair straighteners.
PriceGLAD Gangnam COEX Center’s satisfaction with the price is favorable, with the location and services being helpful in justifying the expense.
OthersSome guests expressed dissatisfaction with the early check-out time at 11 AM.

2.3. “Google Maps” Comprehensive Reviews

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: reviews on google maps

The following is the rating summary from people who left reviews on Google Maps. Out of a possible 5 points, GLAD Gangnam COEX Center received a score of 4.2. Unlike other platforms that provide scores for specific categories, Google Maps interestingly rates the hotel based on guest type. The hotel received identical ratings of 4.3 from Solo guests.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests. Similar to the Agoda and Booking.com reviews, recent comments were prioritized to maintain the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationMost reviews mentioned the hotel’s excellent location. It is conveniently situated right next to Samseong Station, with easy access to nearby facilities such as COEX and shopping centers.
Room Rooms are generally neat and modern but small. The limited space makes it difficult to place luggage, and the carpeted floors can make the room feel less clean.
BreakfastFeedback on breakfast is limited, but the provided breakfast has received satisfactory reviews.
FriendlinessOpinions on staff friendliness are mixed. While some reviews say the staff is very friendly, others mention that they seemed dry and uninterested in offering service.
FacilitiesThe hotel has a small gym and coin laundry facilities. Additionally, there is a popular restaurant inside the hotel, so booking in advance is recommended.
PriceValue for money is generally not bad, but satisfaction may be lower than expected due to small rooms and insufficient ventilation.
OthersWhile there were some inconveniences mentioned due to construction and air conditioning issues, the hotel is overall clean and suitable for resting. It is an adequate business hotel for business trips or short stays.

3. Best Reviews from Korean Guests

The “GLAD Gangnam COEX Center” hotel is located in South Korea, so the majority of its guests are probably Koreans. I have found various reviews written by Koreans about the “GLAD Gangnam COEX Center“, and I would like to share some of the best reviews with you.”

3.1. Best Reviews 1 : “Seoul Cost-effective Hotel – Samseong Station GLAD Gangnam COEX Center (Standard Twin, City View)”

Source: https://blog.naver.com/pajamasis09/222898187256

Summary of the Blog Post

Last fall, I spent a happy 2-night, 3-day trip in Seoul, staying at the budget-friendly GLAD Gangnam COEX Center hotel near Samseong Station. I chose this hotel again this year because of its excellent location and convenient transportation.

The city view from the hotel allowed me to take many pretty photos of Seoul’s cityscape. The hotel participates in the ‘SAVE EARTH’ campaign, reducing the use of disposable products and helping the environment.

I enjoyed taking a break on the hotel’s sky rooftop, admiring the fantastic city view and experiencing the difference in atmosphere between day and night. If you plan to visit Seoul, I highly recommend staying at GLAD Gangnam COEX Center!

Source: https://blog.naver.com/pajamasis09/222898187256

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

3.2. Best Reviews 2 : “GLAD Gangnam COEX Center Hotel Review: Standard Double”

Source: https://blog.naver.com/msjh1012/223002412576

Summary of the Blog Post

I enjoyed a comfortable stay in a discounted Standard Double room at the GLAD Gangnam COEX Center hotel, perfect for a Seoul staycation. The hotel is located near Samseong Station, offering easy access to various attractions, including COEX.

The guest room has a clean and simple design with convenient amenities. GLAD Gangnam COEX Center’s additional facilities, such as the on-site cafe and express check-out service, provide great convenience for guests. Through my experience at this hotel, I recommend the GLAD Gangnam COEX Center to those looking for a hot place near COEX.

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: amenities

Source: https://blog.naver.com/msjh1012/223002412576

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

3.3. Best Reviews 3 : “Glad Gangnam COEX Center Breakfast, Room, Paid Parking Review, Samsung Station Hotel Recommendation!

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yoonjee0831/223087149901

Summary of the Blog Post

Recently, I enjoyed a staycation at the GLAD Gangnam COEX Center, which I found to be very satisfying in terms of location, value for money, and convenience. Its proximity to COEX made it even more appealing.

Located at 610 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, GLAD Gangnam COEX Center is a hotel with a modern and clean mood. The excellent location makes it convenient to use public transportation, and for those who use parking, the hotel offers a parking fee of 5,000 won per night.

I stayed in a standard double room, and I was impressed with the simple design and clean room condition. The room had a soft Simmons mattress, convenient outlet locations, and a variety of TV channels, which made my stay comfortable.

The bathroom was neatly decorated with white tiles, and shampoo, treatment, body wash, etc. were provided in large quantities. Please note that disposable toothbrushes, toothpaste, and razors are not provided.

One of the hotel’s advantages was its proximity to COEX. Also, Starfield Library and the Noted Donut Samsung branch were within walking distance, which was very convenient.

I booked this hotel through Yanolja, and thanks to various discount benefits, I was able to book it for 109,000 won per night. From my first visit, I was satisfied with the excellent room condition for the price, convenient public transportation, and proximity to COEX. I would like to recommend this hotel to those planning a staycation or trip in Seoul.

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: city view

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: breakfast

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: breakfast

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yoonjee0831/223087149901

(* 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]
  • Japanese
  • Korean


Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible


Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine


For the kids
  • Family room


Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms


Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Garden


Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundromat
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center


Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking


Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff


Available in all rooms
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapter
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fitness club privileges
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Scale
  • Shoeshine kit
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]

4.2. Location

Adress : 448, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Songpa, Seoul, South Korea, 5540

Airports
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 24.1 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 54.5 km
Public transportation
  • Samseong Subway Station 150 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Gangnam Severance Hospital 1.6 km
Shopping
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 9.4 km
Convenience store
  • Family Mart 170 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Lotte World 3.0 km
  • National Museum of Korea 7.6 km
  • N Seoul Tower 8.2 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 8.3 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 9.4 km
  • Namdaemun Market 9.5 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 10.1 km
  • Insadong 10.1 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 10.4 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 11.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Samseong Subway Station 150 m
  • SM Town Coex Artium 300 m
  • SM Town Studio 320 m
  • Aso Gallery 330 m
  • Starfield Library 380 m
  • Korea Cultural House 420 m
  • Seven Luck Casino Gangnam 430 m
  • Statue of Gangnam Style 500 m
  • Coex Mall Megabox 510 m
  • Kimchi Field Museum 540 m

5. Lowest Price Analysis

I will finally analyze the most important category in hotel reviews, which is the price.

I will compare the lowest price results provided by the most famous hotel price comparison websites, “HotelsCombined,” “Sky Scanner,” and “Trivago,” in order to identify the place that offers the best price.

Lowest price search criteria: 1-night stay from Wednesday to Thursday, 1 room (for 2 guests), including breakfast.

5.1. “HotelsCombined” Price Comparison

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: lowest price on hotelscombined

The lowest price search result on HotelsCombined is $104 for a 1-night stay. This price is based on booking through “Book with Hotel”.

5.2. “Sky ScannerPrice Comparison

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on Sky Scanner is $125 for a 1-night stay when booked through “Trip.com”.

5.3. “Trivago” Price Comparison

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on Trivago is $161 when booked through “Trip.com”.

The lowest price without breakfast was $129, but when breakfast was included, the amount was significantly higher, making it impossible to compete with other price comparison websites.

Based on the analysis, it can be concluded that “Sky Scanner” provided the lowest price among the three price comparison websites. And booking through “Trip.com” for a weekday 1-night stay yielded the most affordable result. It is recommended to consider this information when making a reservation.

Please keep in mind that the lowest prices can vary depending on the dates of stay and the timing of the search.

It is important to note that the current lowest price does not guarantee the lowest price in the future.

“The Lowest Price Analysis” I shared should be used for reference purposes only.

When considering a hotel reservation, I recommend re-searching through price comparison websites at the time of your accommodation planning to utilize the lowest price available at that specific moment.


And with that, we wrap up our review of the GLAD Gangnam COEX Center, 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!