Unlocking InterContinental Seoul COEX: In-depth Review with Global & Korean Insights, Price Analysis, and More – Your Gateway to Luxury!

Last Updated on December 10, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the InterContinental Seoul COEX’ (★★★★★ 5 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:

InterContinental Seoul COEX

This luxury hotel is no stranger to my blog. In fact, I’ve previously featured it in my post titled ‘Traveling to Seoul: Top 10 Five-Star Hotels Loved by Koreans’.

Drawing from numerous reviews from both local and global guests alike, we have prepared an insightful analysis that promises to engage all your senses. And above all else, we aim to assist you in making an informed decision for your memorable stay in Korea. Without further ado – let’s dive right in!”

1. About “InterContinental Seoul COEX

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of InterContinental Seoul COEX

InterContinental Seoul COEX
Source: Agoda

Featuring direct access to shops and a convention center at Starfield COEX Mall, InterContinental Seoul COEX in the upscale Gangnam district is a 5-minute walk from the nearest bus stop and a 6-minute walk from Bongeunsa, a Buddhist temple complex.

Polished rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines, as well as sitting areas and city views; some have minibars. Upgraded rooms add access to a private lounge. Suites provide living rooms. Upgraded suites offer dining tables.

Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include 3 restaurants, a lobby bar and a cafe, plus a gym and an indoor pool. Breakfast (fee) is available.

Source: Google Maps

‘InterContinental Seoul COEX

  • Grade : ★★★★★ 5 Star Hotel
  • Address : 524 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.ihg.com
  • Telephone : 82-02-3452-2500
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 11:00 AM
InterContinental Seoul COEX: highlights
InterContinental Seoul COEX: facilities


2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at InterContinental Seoul COEX.

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

InterContinental Seoul COEX; ratings on Agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated InterContinental Seoul COEX. The hotel has earned an excellent score of 8.7 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.

LocationInterContinental Seoul COEX is located in the heart of Gangnam and is rated for its convenient access to public transportation and proximity to shopping and dining options. However, some guests pointed out that it is quite far from major tourist sites.
Room The rooms are clean and spacious, with comfortable beds and systematic cleaning services. However, some guests pointed out that the facilities look a bit old, and there were reports of mold issues in a few places.
BreakfastOpinions on breakfast service varied but were generally positive. There were many opinions praising the variety and taste of food.
FriendlinessThe friendliness and professionalism of the staff were highly rated.
FacilitiesThe facilities (gym, swimming pool, etc.) received good reviews but some guests pointed out that the hotel building itself looks a bit old.
PriceSatisfaction with value for money was rated high. In particular, there was an opinion that it is a valuable choice considering it is a luxury hotel located in central Seoul.
OthersAdditional mentions included child-friendly facilities and services as well as accessibility to nearby convenience facilities such as COEX and Starfield COEX Mall.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

InterContinental Seoul COEX: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated ‘InterContinental Seoul COEX’. The hotel bagged a fabulous score of 8.9 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’, ‘Location’, and ‘Comfort’.

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.”

LocationMost of the reviews mention that the InterContinental Seoul COEX’s location is excellent. Many guests appreciated its proximity to key amenities such as COEX Mall and subway stations.
Room The rooms were generally praised for being clean, comfortable, and spacious. However, some reviews mentioned that the rooms looked outdated or had poor soundproofing.
BreakfastReviews about breakfast were predominantly positive. InterContinental Seoul COEX was commended for offering a variety of menus and high-quality food.
FriendlinessThe staff’s friendliness and professionalism received a lot of compliments. Reviewers mentioned that they were helpful whenever needed.
FacilitiesAuxiliary facilities also received satisfactory evaluations, particularly the gym and swimming pool.
PriceOpinions about price were mixed. While some guests considered it good value for money, others expressed dissatisfaction with high or unexpected charges.
OthersSome reviews suggested improvements in guidance or directions within the hotel.
Overall Opinion (including pros & cons): InterContinental Seoul COEX highlights its strengths in terms of location and staff service while expressing somewhat mixed opinions regarding room conditions and pricing. Nevertheless, overall, this hotel has received positive evaluations, with many guests expressing their desire to revisit.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

InterContinental Seoul COEX: ratings on Google maps

Next up, we have ratings summarized from reviewers on ‘Google Maps’. From a possible score of 5, InterContinental Seoul COEX secured an impressive 4.4 points. Interestingly enough, unlike other platforms that provide category-specific scores, Google Maps rates hotels based on guest types – with families, couples and business guests bestowing the InterContinental Seoul COEX with the highest ratings at 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.

LocationMost of the reviews mention that the InterContinental Seoul COEX’s location is excellent. Many guests appreciated its proximity to key amenities such as COEX Mall and subway stations.
Room The rooms were generally praised for being clean and comfortable. However, some reviews mentioned that the rooms looked outdated or were small in size.
BreakfastReviews about breakfast were predominantly positive. InterContinental Seoul COEX was commended for offering a variety of menus and high-quality food. However, some guests complained about having to queue on weekends.
FriendlinessThe staff’s friendliness and professionalism received a lot of compliments. Reviewers mentioned that they were helpful whenever needed.
FacilitiesAuxiliary facilities also received satisfactory evaluations, particularly the gym and swimming pool. But there was some dissatisfaction expressed regarding children having to wear swim caps in the pool area.
PriceOpinions about price were mixed. While some guests considered it good value for money, others expressed dissatisfaction with high or unexpected charges.
OthersSome reviews suggested improvements in hotel operations such as delays in check-in process.
This hotel highlights its strengths in terms of location and staff service while expressing somewhat mixed opinions regarding room conditions and pricing. Nevertheless, overall this hotel has received positive evaluations with many guests expressing their desire to revisit.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that InterContinental Seoul COEXplays 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 1: “Review of InterContinental Seoul COEX Classic Twin Room with Temple View Stay”

Summary of the Blog Post

I stayed at InterContinental Seoul COEX with my friend. We had to wait and get a queue number before checking in, but luckily we were able to check in earlier than expected.

Our room was a Classic Temple View room with a window overlooking Bongeunsa Temple. InterContinental Seoul COEX is part of the IHG hotel group and offers luxurious 5-star service and facilities. The room was spacious, the bathroom was large, and all the necessary amenities were provided.

InterContinental hotels are known for their generous room sizes even for standard rooms. We celebrated a special occasion with a mini cake and gifts prepared by the hotel staff, and we enjoyed our stay without going out much.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/noel2132/223132992672

InterContinental Seoul COEX: room

InterContinental Seoul COEX: bathroom

InterContinental Seoul COEX: room

InterContinental Seoul COEX: room

InterContinental Seoul COEX: room

Source: https://blog.naver.com/noel2132/223132992672

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

3.2. Best Review 2: “Seoul Staycation Recommendations: InterContinental Seoul COEX (featuring Club Lounge, Afternoon Tea and Happy Hour)”

Summary of the Blog Post

I enjoyed a staycation at InterContinental Seoul COEX in the early summer. Although it was a Sunday stay, I was able to use it for about KRW 250,000 with club lounge benefits and Starbucks gift cards which was very satisfying. I reserved a club room and checked in at the club lounge on the second floor where early check-in was also available. The room was a basic one but I got assigned to a high-floor Bongeunsa view which had great views.

The club lounge offered afternoon tea, happy hour and breakfast service where various bakeries and desserts were served for afternoon tea and diverse hot foods including LA ribs were provided for happy hour.

Despite its old age feel both in the room and bathroom which were spacious enough for convenient use though they felt somewhat old-fashioned.

Thanks to the kindness of the staff and professional service I had an enjoyable staycation.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/withjoy79/223207965201

InterContinental Seoul COEX: room

InterContinental Seoul COEX: room

InterContinental Seoul COEX: amenities

InterContinental Seoul COEX: amenities

Source: https://blog.naver.com/withjoy79/223207965201

(* 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
  • A la carte breakfast
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast service
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Snack bar


For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
Access
  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Exterior corridor
  • 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
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

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


Things to do, ways to relax
  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Massage
  • Mini golf course
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Yoga room


Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center


Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 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
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Private entrance
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service

4.2. Location

Adress : 524 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Airports
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 23.3 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 54.0 km
Public transportation
  • Bongeunsa Subway Station 290 m
  • City Airport Terminal 420 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Gangnam Severance Hospital 1.0 km
Shopping
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 8.6 km
Convenience store
  • On-site
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Lotte World 3.6 km
  • National Museum of Korea 6.9 km
  • N Seoul Tower 7.4 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 7.5 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 8.6 km
  • Namdaemun Market 8.7 km
  • Insadong 9.3 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 9.3 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 9.6 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 10.2 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Lotte Duty Free (Gangnam) 40 m
  • (Bandi&Lunis bookshop 70 m
  • AK Duty Free 130 m
  • Bongeunsa Temple 220 m
  • Josun Kyoyuk Munhwa Center 250 m
  • Starfield COEX Mall 260 m
  • Kimchi Field Museum 280 m
  • Bongeunsa Subway Station 290 m
  • Oak Bar 290 m
  • Baekam Art Hall 310 m

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’

InterContinental Seoul COEX: lowest price on HotelsCombined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $156 when booking through ‘Prestigia’

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

InterContinental Seoul COEX: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $200 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Hotels.com’ and ‘Booking.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

InterContinental Seoul COEX: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $193 when booked through ‘Prestigia’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘InterContinental Seoul COEX’

InterContinental Seoul COEX: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from the InterContinental Seoul COEX official website. The lowest rate I found on the official website was USD 162.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, ‘HotelsCombined’ offers the best deal at USD 156 for a stay at the InterContinental Seoul COEX. 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 InterContinental Seoul COEX, 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!