Seoul Olympic Parktel: A True Gem! Quick Overview, Lowest Price Analysis, and Insightful Global & Korean Guest Reviews

Last Updated on December 9, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Seoul Olympic Parktel’ (★★★ 4 Star), situated in Songpa-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:

Seoul Olympic Parktel

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 “Seoul Olympic Parktel Hotel

Before proceeding with the detailed analysis, Let me summarize a brief overview of the “Seoul Olympic Parktel” Hotel.

“This comfortable high-rise hotel located at the edge of the vast Olympic Park is a 3-minute walk from the nearest bus stop and a 13-minute bus ride from Lotte World amusement park. The comfortable atmosphere rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a minibar, and some rooms have bunk beds or antique furniture. Elegant suite rooms overlooking the park come with a living or dining room. There are four dining options, including a warm and cozy cafe with a circular atrium featuring Olympic posters on display. Other amenities include a fitness room and a banquet hall..”

Source : Google Maps
Seoul Olympic Parktel
Seoul Olympic Parktel (Source : Hotelscombined)

Seoul Olympic Parktel Hotel

  • Grade : ★★★★ Star Hotel
  • Address : 448 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Official Web site :
  • Telephone : +82-02-410-2114
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
Highlights & Facilities (Source : Agoda)
Official Promotion Video

2. Comprehensive Reviews from Global Guests

I will share the comprehensive analysis results of reviews from actual guests who stayed at the “Seoul Olympic Parktel” 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,” “,” and “Google Maps.”

2.1. “Agoda” Comprehensive Reviews

Seoul Olympic Parktel: agoda reviews

This is the rating for “Seoul Olympic Parktel” Hotel from users who booked through “Agoda.” Out of a possible 10 points, the hotel received a score of 8.5, with the highest marks being awarded in the ‘Location’ and ‘Service’ 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.

LocationSeoul Olympic Parktel is close to KSPO Dome and good for walking around Olympic Park, receiving favorable reviews. However, a few reviews mention it’s far from the subway, making it difficult to access by public transportation.
Room Many guests leave positive reviews about the clean and comfortable rooms. However, some guests experienced inconvenience regarding the room cleaning, soundproofing, and air conditioning.
BreakfastMost reviews mention that the breakfast service is very satisfactory, with a variety of options available.
FriendlinessGenerally, staff members receive high praise for their kindness and assistance. However, a few reviews express dissatisfaction with specific employees.
FacilitiesA GS25 convenience store is located within the hotel, which some guests find convenient. Nevertheless, some reviews state that the limited number of restaurants and shops was inconvenient.
PriceMany guests expressed satisfaction with the value for the price, especially for the breakfast service. However, some guests pointed out areas needing improvement.
OthersSome guests mention their enjoyment of a bubble bath in the hotel’s tub and the proximity to the nearby amusement park, Lotte World. Certain guests expressed admiration for the beautiful view of Olympic Park.

2.2. “” Comprehensive Reviews

Seoul Olympic Parktel: reivews

This is the rating for “Seoul Olympic Parktel” Hotel from users who booked through Out of a possible 10 points, ‘Seoul Olympic Parktel’ received a score of 8.3, with the highest marks being awarded in the ‘Staff’, ‘Value for money’, and ‘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.

LocationSeoul Olympic Parktel is located in Songpa-gu, Seoul and is near subway stations, making public transportation convenient. Nearby attractions include Olympic Park, Lotte World, and the Aquarium.
Room Rooms are generally small and tidy, but there are mixed opinions about cleanliness. The facility may be old, causing noise from the air conditioner. Some reviews mentioned finding hair on bed sheets and towels.
BreakfastBreakfast consistently receives good reviews for offering a variety of foods. Delicious menus, a variety of vegetables, and coffee left a good impression on visitors.
FriendlinessStaff members are generally friendly and helpful. However, some reviews expressed dissatisfaction with the staff’s attitude.
FacilitiesThe parking lot is outdoors which may be inconvenient. Wedding halls and convenience stores are located within the hotel for convenience
PriceSeoul Olympic Parktel is considered to have good value for money as it provides satisfactory accommodation for the price.
OthersSome rooms have issues with poor water drainage in the bathroom. Some reviews mentioned the bed being too firm and uncomfortable.

2.3. “Google Maps” Comprehensive Reviews

Seoul Olympic Parktel: google maps reviews

The following is the rating summary from people who left reviews on Google Maps. Out of a possible 5 points, Seoul Olympic Parktel received a score of 3.8. 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 4.2 from Families, Couples, and Solo guests.

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

LocationSeoul Olympic Parktel is located near the Olympic Park, making it a quiet and good location for walks. It is also close to the Lotte Tower in Jamsil. However, it may be inconvenient in terms of accessibility due to a slight distance from public transportation.
Room The rooms have become clean after remodeling, but there are still areas that need improvement. The beds are comfortable, the view is good, and the rooms are quiet.
BreakfastThe buffet breakfast is delicious and offers a variety of menu options. Overall, the satisfaction level is high compared to the price.
FriendlinessThe staff is generally friendly and provides good service, although some cases of unfriendliness have been mentioned.
FacilitiesSeoul Olympic Parktel offers various banquet and seminar rooms, as well as an underground smart sports experience center, making it a convenient place to hold events or gatherings.
PriceSeoul Olympic Parktel is considered to be good value for money after remodeling, providing satisfying facilities and services compared to the current price.
OthersThe Olympic Park walking trail is nearby, allowing for healing and offering an impressive view, especially at the Mongchontoseong garden and lake. However, parking may be inconvenient. It is also a place where you can feel the history of the Olympic Park and the 1988 Olympics.

3. Best Reviews from Korean Guests

The “Seoul Olympic Parktel” 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 “Seoul Olympic Parktel“, and I would like to share some of the best reviews with you.”

3.1. Best Reviews 1 : “Recommendation for a cost-effective hotel in Jamsil, Seoul: Seoul Olympic Parktel”


Summary of the Blog Post

I recently stayed at the Seoul Olympic Parktel in Seoul with my mother who came to visit. Surprisingly, the hotel was much more delightful than expected. It’s a 4-star hotel built in 1990, and though free parking is available, it might be a little inconvenient on rainy days. The hotel lobby features a mascot from the ’88 Olympics, welcoming every guest. Upon check-in, you’ll be informed about the breakfast and amenities.

The room we were assigned far exceeded our expectations, especially the view. The city view with Lotte Tower in sight was particularly impressive. The room was a standard twin room with two single and double beds, accommodating up to three people. Thanks to the recent remodeling, the interior and bedding were neat, and basic items such as a coffee pot, mug cups, and green tea were prepared. The bathroom was also neatened up through remodeling, but the lack of separate amenities was regrettable.

Breakfast is served at the restaurant on the first floor, with a variety of foods such as bacon, fried rice, and various salads. Moreover, croissants, fried eggs, juice, coffee, fruits, and cake are also prepared, allowing you to enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Lastly, the Olympic Park, where you can take a walk and sightsee after staying at the Seoul Olympic Parktel, would make the perfect combination. If you’re looking for a cost-effective staycation hotel in Seoul, I highly recommend the Olympic Parktel.

Seoul Olympic Parktel


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

3.2. Best Reviews 2 : “Seoul cost-effective hotel, Standard Twin Room review. Delicious breakfast at Seoul Olympic Parktel.”


Summary of the Blog Post

After the COVID-19 mask mandate was lifted, my boyfriend and I visited Seoul. We traveled by KTX train and stayed at Seoul Olympic Parktel hotel.

We enjoyed the Olympic Park view from our room, which had two queen-sized and single-sized beds. The breakfast was delicious.

The only downside was the poor soundproofing of the rooms, but if we all respect each other’s manners, it could be the best hotel. We plan to visit again.

Seoul Olympic Parktel: bathroom

Seoul Olympic Parktel: breakfast


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

3.3. Best Reviews 3 : “Staying at Seoul Olympic Parktel and enjoying the hotel breakfast buffet.


Summary of the Blog Post

While I live in the outskirts of Seoul, I don’t often stay in Seoul. However, this time, I stayed at the Seoul Olympic Parktel in Seoul to meet Master Choi Seul-hee from Nonsan. We had a chat while exploring the Bangi-dong wooden alley, ordered a whole chicken from BHC, and brought it to the hotel. All these experiences will become memories captured in photos.

The Seoul Olympic Parktel is a hotel built to commemorate the 1988 Seoul Olympics, with 233 rooms and various facilities. In particular, the view of the beautiful Olympic Park was impressive. The hotel offers a variety of facilities, from multipurpose facilities for teenagers to conference rooms of various sizes, and restaurants.

At the restaurant on the first floor, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet. Various menus are available, making it great for enjoying breakfast.

The three of us enjoyed hotel breakfast together after a long time. We woke up earlier than usual to have breakfast, starting the day with pineapple juice. The breakfast buffet had a variety of menus, from various vegetarian salads to bacon, sausages, and bulgogi, allowing us to enjoy our meals.

Seoul Olympic Parktel: restaurant
Seoul Olympic Parktel: breakfast
Seoul Olympic Parktel: breakfast


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

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Korean

  • Wheelchair accessible

Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

For the kids
  • Family room

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • 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
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden

Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service

Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Streaming service like Netflix
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]

4.2. Location

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

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 28.2 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 59.3 km
Public transportation
  • Mongchontoseong Subway Station 640 m
  • Gangdong-gu Office Subway Station 1.0 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Asan Medical Center 900 m
  • Starfield COEX Mall 5.2 km
Convenience store
  • GS25 1.2 km

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Lotte World 2.0 km
  • N Seoul Tower 11.8 km
  • National Museum of Korea 12.0 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 12.4 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 12.7 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 12.7 km
  • Namdaemun Market 12.9 km
  • Insadong 13.0 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 13.1 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 13.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Olympic Museum 150 m
  • Mongchon Museum 470 m
  • Olympic Park 480 m
  • Mongchontoseong Fortress 580 m
  • Soma Museum of Art 630 m
  • Mongchontoseong Subway Station 640 m
  • Seoul Baekje Museum 810 m
  • Asan Medical Center 900 m
  • SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium 1.0 km
  • Olympic Gymnastics Arena 1.0 km

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

The lowest price search result on HotelsCombined is $238 for a 1-night stay. This price is based on booking through “”.

5.2. “Sky ScannerPrice Comparison

The lowest price on Sky Scanner is $261 for a 1-night stay when booked through “”.

5.3. “Trivago” Price Comparison

The lowest price on Trivago is $261 when booked through “”.

Based on the analysis, it can be concluded that “HotelsCombined” provided the lowest price among the three price comparison websites. And booking through “” 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 Seoul Olympic Parktel, 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!