‘Lotte City Hotel Guro’ Detailed Review: From Finding the Best Deals to Real Guest Experiences!

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Lotte City Hotel Guro (★★★ 3 Star), situated in Guro, 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:

Lotte City Hotel Guro

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!

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1. About ‘Lotte City Hotel Guro

Lotte City Hotel Guro is ranked 1st in the Guro area among the Top-Rated Hotels in Seoul as analyzed by HB. (For those intrigued, don’t forget to peruse HB’s previous post, ‘[A Local’s Insight] Discover Top-Rated Hotels Across All of Seoul’.)

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of Lotte City Hotel Guro.

Source: Agoda

Set in the Guro Digital Complex, a hub of the IT industry, this upmarket hotel is 14 minutes by subway from the Daeseong D-Cube City shopping and entertainment complex and a 29-minute subway ride from the National Museum of Korea.

Featuring wood furnishings and plush bedding, the subdued, upscale rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add living rooms.

Breakfast (fee) is offered in an airy, contemporary restaurant that features floor-to-ceiling windows and a terrace. Other amenities include a fitness room, event space and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Source: Google Maps

Lotte City Hotel Guro

  • Grade: ★★★ 3 Star Hotel
  • Address: 300 Digital-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.lottehotel.com
  • Telephone: +82-02-6210-1000
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
Lotte City Hotel Guro: highlights & facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at Lotte City Hotel Guro.

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: 8.8 / 10, based on 5,165 reviews

Lotte City Hotel Guro: ratings on agoda
Lotte City Hotel Guro: ratings on agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated Lotte City Hotel Guro.

Lotte City Hotel Guro has earned an excellent score of 8.8 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’ and ‘Service’.

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

LocationLotte City Hotel Guro is conveniently located near Guro Digital Complex subway station, with an airport bus stop right in front. There are various restaurants and convenience stores around, providing convenience to the users.
Room Rooms are spacious and clean, equipped with modern facilities. Specifically, the ‘Deep Sleep Room’ provides an oxygen generator and special pillows to aid in deep sleep. However, some users felt uncomfortable as the sandals used by the previous guests were left in the rooms.
BreakfastThere is insufficient mention of breakfast in the reviews.
FriendlinessThe staff are professional and friendly, with proficiency in English. However, some users felt that the friendliness of the staff was lacking.
FacilitiesLotte City Hotel Guro includes a coin laundry and a well-equipped gym. It also provides a free mini bar service.
PriceIt provides very satisfactory services for the price, especially offering great value when booked under 150,000 KRW through a promotion.
OthersThe Wi-Fi is stable, and an Incheon Airport shuttle bus operates right in front of the hotel. However, some users felt uncomfortable as toothbrushes or toothpaste were not provided.
Overall
Opinion
The strengths of this hotel are its excellent location, free parking, and clean and quiet rooms. However, some users felt uncomfortable as the sandals were not replaced daily. Overall, Lotte City Hotel Guro offers excellent value for the price and provides a satisfactory accommodation experience for the users.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 8.7 / 10, based on 1,015 reviews

Lotte City Hotel Guro: ratings on booking.com
Lotte City Hotel Guro: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated Lotte City Hotel Guro.

Lotte City Hotel Guro bagged a fabulous score of 8.7 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.

LocationMany reviewers mentioned the distance to the subway station, indicating that the hotel location is somewhat far from the subway station. However, some reviewers mentioned that the hotel location is close to the metro, which may reflect individual perception differences.
Room Most reviewers were satisfied with the cleanliness of the room, but some expressed dissatisfaction with the cleanliness of the room. Also, some reviewers mentioned the worn state of the furniture in the room.
BreakfastMost reviewers left positive comments about breakfast, especially praising the variety and quality of the menu.
FriendlinessMost reviewers positively mentioned the kindness and professionalism of the staff. However, some users expressed dissatisfaction with the attitude of the staff.
FacilitiesReviewers particularly left positive comments about the hotel’s gym, laundry facilities, and the shops and restaurants around.
PriceMost reviewers were satisfied with the price, but some expressed dissatisfaction with the price. This may reflect a discrepancy between individual expectations and the services provided by the hotel.
OthersSome users expressed dissatisfaction with the luggage storage service.
Overall
Opinion
The cleanliness of the rooms, the quality of breakfast, and the kindness of the staff are considered as the main advantages of the hotel, and these points contributed to increasing customer satisfaction. However, the distance to the subway station, the cleanliness of some rooms, and the attitude of some staff were considered as the main disadvantages of the hotel.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.3 / 5, based on 1,700 reviews

Lotte City Hotel Guro: ratings on google maps
Lotte City Hotel Guro: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5,Lotte City Hotel Gurohas impressively clinched a rating of 4.3. 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 guests awarding Lotte City Hotel Guro with their top ratings of 4.5.

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 reviews are satisfied with the location of the hotel. Although it’s a bit far from the subway station, the hotel is conveniently located with many restaurants and cafes nearby. The airport bus stop is right in front of the hotel.
Room The reviews on the cleanliness of the rooms are diverse. While most users find it clean, some users reported a strange smell in the room.
BreakfastThe reviews about breakfast are generally positive. Many users are satisfied with the variety of menus.
FriendlinessThe reviews on staff friendliness are generally positive. Especially, the front desk staff received many positive reviews for their quick and friendly responses.
FacilitiesWhile there’s no specific mention of facilities, there’s a positive review about the spacious and convenient parking lot.
PriceThe satisfaction with the price is high. Some users mentioned that it’s recommendable for business travelers and buyers in terms of price.
OthersThere’s an opinion that the speed of cooling the room temperature using the air conditioner is slow.
Overall
Opinion
The advantages include location, staff friendliness, and high satisfaction with the price. The disadvantages include a strange smell in the room and inconvenience in using the air conditioner.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Lotte City Hotel Guroplays 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: “Enjoying a Convenient Stay with Lotte City Hotel Guro in Seoul: From Accommodation to Breakfast Buffet. feat. Staycation at Lotte City Hotel Guro”

Summary of the Blog Post

After checking your text, I found that it’s already well-structured and grammatically correct. However, to enhance readability and attract more readers, I’ve made some minor adjustments to make the sentences more engaging and descriptive. Here’s the revised version in English:

“Lotte City Hotel Guro is my go-to choice when it comes to accommodations, and today, I’d love to share my delightful experiences at Lotte City Hotel Guro. Renowned for its plethora of nearby eateries, ample parking space, and courteous staff, this hotel is a gem nestled amidst a bustling cityscape of office buildings, offering a rich array of dining options.

My hotel experience began on a high note with a warm welcome from an amiable female staff member right after parking. I was allocated a room on the 13th floor, and what caught my attention was the unique wooden card key. The room, featuring a well-equipped bathroom with a bathtub and a cozy bed, was a haven of comfort for a weary traveller like me.

As an environmentally conscious establishment, Lotte City Hotel Guro has reduced the use of disposable items. If needed, toothbrushes can be purchased at the lobby. Complimentary amenities in the room included bottled water, coffee, and green tea, with towels and bedding replaced upon request.

The room was also furnished with electrical sockets, ample storage space, and notepads, making it a convenient choice for business travellers. I savored a relaxing evening outside the Lotte City Hotel Guro, and I highly suggest opting for a prepaid breakfast buffet for a discounted rate.

You can indulge in the breakfast buffet at Lotte City Hotel Guro’s C’ cafe, operating from 7:30 to 10:00. My breakfast, focused around a variety of salads, was a healthy start to the day. Moreover, I had the pleasure of enjoying the room and breakfast for free, thanks to the contest prize I bagged last November.

If a business trip or a vacation to Seoul is on your agenda, I wholeheartedly recommend Lotte City Hotel, with a special emphasis on their Guro branch.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/happyphotographer/222982810587
Lotte City Hotel Guro

Lotte City Hotel Guro

Lotte City Hotel Guro: room

Lotte City Hotel Guro: room

Lotte City Hotel Guro: bathroom

Lotte City Hotel Guro: amenities

Lotte City Hotel Guro: amenities

Lotte City Hotel Guro: breakfast

Lotte City Hotel Guro: breakfast

Lotte City Hotel Guro: breakfast

Source: https://blog.naver.com/happyphotographer/222982810587

(* 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
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Restaurants
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • TV [flat screen]

4.2. Location

Adress : 106 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Airports
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 12.3 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 39.5 km
Public transportation
  • Namguro Subway Station 840 m
  • Daerim Subway Station 890 m
Hospital or clinic
  • An Dermatologic Urology 440 m
Convenience store
  • Family Mart 340 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • National Museum of Korea 8.6 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 9.1 km
  • Namdaemun Market 10.9 km
  • N Seoul Tower 10.9 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 11.6 km
  • Insadong 12.6 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 12.7 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 13.1 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 13.5 km
  • Lotte World 18.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • E-mart (Guro Branch) 120 m
  • e Rabel Mart 200 m
  • Guro Digital Complex 240 m
  • An Dermatologic Urology 440 m
  • Imanyuel Kidok Bakhwajum 440 m
  • Gallery AG 760 m
  • Dorimcheon Stream 810 m
  • Gurori Park 810 m
  • Namguro Subway Station 840 m
  • Daerim Subway Station 890 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’

Lotte City Hotel Guro: lowest price on Hotels Combined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $61 when booking through ‘priceline’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Lotte City Hotel Guro: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $70 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Hotel.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Lotte City Hotel Guro: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $52 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Super.com’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘Lotte City Hotel Guro

Lotte City Hotel Guro: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from the Lotte City Hotel Guro official website. The lowest price on the official website was $61.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the ‘Trivago’ offers the best deal at USD 52 for a stay at the Lotte City Hotel Guro when booking through ‘Super.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 Lotte City Hotel Guro, seen through a distinctly Korean lens.

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


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