‘RYSE Autograph Collection’ Detailed Review: From Finding the Best Deals to Real Guest Experiences!

Last Updated on December 6, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the RYSE Autograph Collection (★★★★ 4 Star), situated in Mapo-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.

RYSE, Autograph Collection

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!

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1. About ‘RYSE Autograph Collection

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of RYSE Autograph Collection.

It’s also a place that is much loved as a pet-friendly hotel 😊.

This upscale hotel is situated in a bustling commercial district, just a 9-minute walk from the subway station, a 4-minute walk from the Seoul Trick Eye Museum, and a 33-minute subway ride from the Myeongdong shopping district.

The stylish rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, smart TVs, safes, living areas, and tea/coffee makers. The upgraded rooms offer open-plan bathrooms without dividing walls and additional dining spaces. The sophisticated suites with two bedrooms come with kitchens, bars, DJ tables, and whirlpool tubs.

Amenities include an elegant bar and steakhouse as well as a rooftop cocktail bar. There’s also a fitness center along with meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 200 people and event spaces.

Source: Google Maps

RYSE Autograph Collection

  • Grade : ★★★★ 4 Star Hotel
  • Address: 130 Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.marriott.com
  • Telephone: +82-02-330-7700
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
RYSE Autograph Collection: highlights and facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at RYSE Autograph Collection.

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: 9.1 / 10, based on 3,788 reviews

RYSE Autograph Collection: ratings on agoda
RYSE Autograph Collection: ratings on agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated RYSE Autograph Collection. The hotel has earned an excellent score of 9.1 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 guests positively evaluated RYSE Autograph Collection’s location due to its convenience and proximity to shops, restaurants and subway stations in Hongdae area.
Room The majority of reviews praised the rooms for being clean and spacious. However, some guests pointed out issues such as air circulation or dust that needed improvement.
BreakfastThere were few mentions about breakfast in the reviews.
FriendlinessMany guests gave positive feedback on staff friendliness and professionalism, especially noting their English communication skills.
FacilitiesAmong hotel facilities, 24-hour gym was mentioned in some reviews.
PriceConsidering room size, cleanliness status, location etc., many customers showed satisfaction in terms of cost-effectiveness.
OthersThere were comments indicating improvements needed such as issues with sensor-responsive toilet system.
RYSE Autograph Collection scored high in terms of location, room cleanliness, and staff attitude; several customers indicated their willingness to revisit it while some pointed out areas requiring service improvement.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 8.9 / 10, based on 1,204 reviews

RYSE Autograph Collection: ratings on booking.com
RYSE Autograph Collection: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated RYSE Autograph Collection. The hotel bagged an excellent score of 8.9 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Staff’ 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.

LocationRYSE Autograph Collection is commonly mentioned to be centrally located in Hongdae, with easy access to public transportation and shopping areas. There are many coffee shops and stores around for convenience as mentioned by some guests.
Room Generally, the rooms were spacious, clean and gave a modern vibe as stated in the reviews. However, some guests pointed out that the cleanliness of the bathrooms was not satisfactory.
BreakfastOpinions on breakfast were mixed. While some guests praised the variety of menus and delicious food, others evaluated that satisfaction was low compared to the price.
FriendlinessThere were very positive evaluations about staff friendliness and service level. Reviews mentioning that staff were passionate and helpful have been repeatedly mentioned.
FacilitiesSpecific mentions about hotel facilities are limited but facilities such as Blue Bottle Coffee located on the first floor and local brand shops on level 3 were mentioned within the hotel.
PriceSome guests had high satisfaction with regard to price while a few users expressed slight disappointment due to expensive prices.
OthersA few users expressed complaints about other issues such as transparent toilet doors causing privacy problems and noise issues.
Overall, RYSE Autograph Collection received high scores for its location, staff service, room space & cleanliness. However a few users expressed negative opinions regarding price value, bathroom cleanliness & noise issues.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.6 / 5, based on 1,170 reviews

RYSE Autograph Collection: ratings on google maps
RYSE Autograph Collection: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, ‘RYSE Autograph Collection’ has impressively clinched a rating of 4.6. 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 the hotel with their top ratings of 4.6.

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 express satisfaction with RYSE Autograph Collection’s location. Specifically, its location in Hongdae and proximity to public transportation such as airport bus stops and subway stations were positively mentioned.
Room The rooms are modern and stylishly decorated, and many reviews showed satisfaction with their cleanliness. However, some reviewers mentioned finding dust or traces from previous guests (such as blood stains) in their rooms.
BreakfastSome reviewers rated breakfast very highly. There were also comments about a variety of choices being available.
FriendlinessGenerally, there were positive evaluations of staff service and friendliness. Some reviewers mentioned that staff members were attentive to their needs and left a special impression.
FacilitiesMany people positively mentioned facilities within the hotel like the gym and rooftop bar. However, some guests pointed out drawbacks such as expensive wine prices at the rooftop bar or late opening hours for cafes.
PriceWhile some reviews thought room prices seemed high, others expressed that overall it was a valuable experience despite this cost.
OthersSeveral reviews praised the modern interior design and sophisticated atmosphere of the RYSE Autograph Collection. Also, some positively commented on scents provided by the hotel.
The greatest advantages of this hotel could be its excellent location in Hongdae, clean and stylish rooms, friendly staff members along with satisfying facilities & services inside the hotel complex according to multiple reviews.. However minor issues have been pointed out too; among them are matters related to room cleanliness.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that RYSE Autograph Collectionplays 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: “Discover Hongdae’s RYSE Autograph Collection: A Renowned Korean Hotel with Amazing Breakfast”

Summary of the Blog Post

Today, I’m going to leave a review about the RYSE Autograph Collection Hotel located in Hongdae. This hotel is one of my favorites among the well-known Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Korea. With friendly staff, clean interior, good location, and beautiful interior, it is a hotel I strongly recommend.

The price range is around the early to mid 200,000 won on weekdays and late 200,000 won on weekends. They also have rooms available for pets, which makes it a good option for those traveling with their pets. However, they do not provide disposable slippers for environmental protection, so you need to purchase them at check-in or prepare them separately.

I booked a Creator King Room when I made a reservation, but I was upgraded to an Editor King Room thanks to the Marriott Bonvoy Platinum member benefits. The room allowed me to rest comfortably under the dim lighting, and bathtubs are provided in Twin Rooms or higher.

Breakfast is served buffet-style, and while the variety is not plentiful, the quality was quite satisfying. Among the hotels in Hongdae, the Rise Autograph Collection Hotel is especially recommended.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/lifeofbliss/222924522205

RYSE Autograph Collection: room

RYSE Autograph Collection: bathroom

RYSE Autograph Collection: city view

RYSE Autograph Collection: restaurant

RYSE Autograph Collection: restaurant

RYSE Autograph Collection: restaurant

RYSE Autograph Collection: restaurant

Source: https://blog.naver.com/lifeofbliss/222924522205

(* 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
  • Access all room by interior corridor
  • Accessible registration desk
  • Accessible rooms have doors 32-inch wide opening
  • Accessible route to the registration desk
  • Accessible vanities in some rooms
  • Adjustable height hand-held shower wand some 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 some rooms
  • Bathtub seat in some rooms
  • Close-caption TV
  • 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
  • Hearing accessible rooms some rooms
  • Lever handles on all guest room doors
  • Lowered electrical outlets in some rooms
  • Main entrance
  • Mobility accessibility in some rooms
  • Non-slip grab bars in some bathrooms
  • Roll-in shower in some rooms
  • Room windows that open
  • Safety chains and/or latches on all guest doors
  • Self-closing doors on all guest rooms and suites
  • Toilet seat at wheelchair height — some rooms
  • Transfer showers in some guest rooms
  • TTY/TTD compatibilty in some rooms
  • View ports in all guest room and suites doors
  • Visual alarms in all public hallways
  • Visual alarms in some guest rooms and suites
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • 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
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Cat-friendly
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Litter boxes
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • pet bowls
  • Pet-friendly [charges apply]
  • Pets allowed
  • Pets may not be left unattended
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Closet
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wake-up service

4.2. Location

Adress : 130 Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 10.7 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 43.1 km
Public transportation
  • Hongik University Subway Station 370 m
  • Sangsu Subway Station 710 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Charm & Charm C&C 500 m
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 5.5 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven 70 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM 290 m

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Namdaemun Market 5.0 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 5.4 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 5.5 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 5.7 km
  • N Seoul Tower 5.9 km
  • Insadong 6.1 km
  • National Museum of Korea 6.2 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 6.4 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 6.9 km
  • Lotte World 16.3 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Dongbang Sauna 40 m
  • Love Museum 80 m
  • Trick Eye Museum 90 m
  • Dress Cinema 90 m
  • Goguan Hanbok Photo-Studio Hongdae 90 m
  • Forever 2190 m
  • Hongdae NANTA Theatre 110 m
  • Hongdae Shopping Street 120 m
  • Mythos 130 m
  • ELCUBE 140 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’

RYSE Autograph Collection: lowest price on HotlesCombined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $200 when booking through ‘Booking.com’, ‘Expedia’, ‘Hotels.com’, etc. The majority of websites showed the same lowest price.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

RYSE Autograph Collection: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $219 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Trip.com’ and ‘Hotels.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

RYSE Autograph Collection: lowest price on Trivago

‘Trivago’ also showed the same lowest price as ‘HotelsCombined’. Many sites including ‘Booking.com’, ‘Expedia’, and ‘Hotels.com’ displayed the lowest price of $200.

5.4. Official Website of ‘RYSE Autograph Collection

RYSE Autograph Collection: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from the RYSE Autograph Collection official website. The lowest price confirmed on the official website was confirmed to be KRW 264,600.

Applying the exchange rate at the time of inquiry, which was 1,353 KRW per dollar, approximately $195 was calculated. However, there may be some error in this exchange rate application, so it seems appropriate to estimate it to be around $200, similar to other lowest price comparison sites.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the ‘HotelsCombined’, ‘Trivago’ and the ‘Official Website of the Hotel’ offer the best deal at USD 200 for a stay at the RYSE Autograph Collection. 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 RYSE Autograph Collection, 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!

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