Shilla Stay Samsung: A Remarkable Journey! Quick Overview, Lowest Price Analysis, and Unveiling Global & Korean Guest Reviews

Last Updated on December 9, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Shilla Stay Samsung” Hotel’ (★★★ 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:

Shilla Stay Samsung

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 “Shilla Stay Samsung” Hotel

Before proceeding with the detailed analysis, Let me summarize a brief overview of the “Shilla Stay Samsung” Hotel.

shilla stay samsung
Source: Hotelscombined

“Located in the trendy Gangnam district, this upscale hotel occupies a sophisticated high-rise building within 0.5km of a subway station and a 14-minute drive from Lotte World. The clean rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges. Some rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city. Upgraded rooms include additional lounge areas and desks. Suites offer separate living spaces. Amenities include a sleek restaurant, a stylish 21st-floor bar, and a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy city views. There is also a gym and event spaces. Parking is available.”

Source : Google Maps

Shilla Stay Samsung Hotel

  • Grade : ★★★ 3 Star Hotel
  • Address : 506 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Official Web site : https://www.shillastay.com/samsung/index.do
  • Telephone : +82-02-2175-9000
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM

2. Comprehensive Reviews from Global Guests

I will share the comprehensive analysis results of reviews from actual guests who stayed at the “Shilla Stay Samsung” 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

shilla stay samsung : reviews on Agoda

This is the rating for “Shilla Stay Samsung” Hotel from users who booked through “Agoda.” Out of a possible 10 points, the hotel received a score of 8.6, with the highest marks being awarded in the ‘Location’ and ‘Cleanliness’ 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.

LocationThe hotel is situated in a convenient area with easy access to Samseong subway station (Line 2) and COEX, making it a great location for both business and leisure travelers.
Room Rooms are clean, comfortable, and efficiently designed. However, some rooms are small, with very small or opaque windows, and overall, the hotel’s public spaces are limited.
BreakfastThere is no mention of breakfast in the reviews.
FriendlinessStaff are helpful, but sometimes may come across as curt due to their brief answers.
FacilitiesThe hotel has a 24-hour fitness center. However, there is a lack of other amenities such as room service.
PriceSatisfaction with the price is average. While there are many positive opinions about the location and cleanliness, there are also some drawbacks.
OthersMost reviews mention issues with the in-room air conditioning control, and there is currently a construction site next to the hotel, which can cause inconvenience for noise-sensitive guests.

2.2. “Booking.com” Comprehensive Reviews

shilla stay samsung : reviews on booking.com

This is the rating for “Shilla Stay Samsung” Hotel from users who booked through Booking.com. Out of a possible 10 points, the hotel received a score of 7.6, 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.

LocationMost reviews provide a positive evaluation of the hotel’s location, emphasizing the convenient access to transportation due to its proximity to COEX and Samsung station.
Room Rooms are generally clean; however, some reviews mention that cleanliness needs improvement. There are occasional mentions of noise-related issues, and some reviews rate the room size as small.
BreakfastReviews vary with opinions on breakfast, with some mentioning that the breakfast menu is very basic while others express satisfaction with it.
FriendlinessReviews are generally positive about the staff’s attitude, but in some cases, staff are described as appearing tired or unfriendly.
FacilitiesThere isn’t any clear information about various facilities making it difficult to provide an accurate evaluation. There is a positive mention of the rooftop bar.
PriceOpinions vary on satisfaction compared to price; some reviews rate the hotel as satisfactory for its price, while others mention low satisfaction compared to the price.
Others Some complaints about slow elevators, building structure, and temperature control.

2.3. “Google Maps” Comprehensive Reviews

shilla stay samsung : reviews on google maps

The following is the rating summary from people who left reviews on Google Maps. Out of a possible 5 points, the hotel received a score of 4.1. Unlike other platforms that provide scores for specific categories, Google Maps interestingly rates the hotel based on guest type. The hotel received the highest rating of 4.2 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.

LocationBased on the reviews, the hotel has an excellent location with convenient transportation, making it a great choice for visiting COEX Mall, Gangnam, Songpa, and Jamsil. It is also close to the subway station, offering easy access.
Room Overall, the rooms are considered clean, but some reviews mention issues with clumps of dust and the provision of old towels. While there may be some noise complaints, the hotel generally offers quiet rooms.
BreakfastAccording to some reviews, the variety of breakfast options may be limited but clean. Opinions on the friendliness of serving staff vary.
FriendlinessGenerally, staff members are friendly, but some reviews rate them lower compared to other branches.
FacilitiesThe hotel operates a cafe on the 20th floor and a bar on the 21st floor offering wonderful views of Seoul. Amenities are provided refillable in accordance with environmental policies.
PriceThe majority of reviews rate satisfaction with the hotel in terms of price highly. Considering the location and convenience, it is recommended as a reasonably priced accommodation.
OthersAs considerations for parking, guests need to pay a parking fee of 10,000 won per day, and the entrance to the parking lot is mentioned to be narrow in the reviews.

3. Best Reviews from Korean Guests

The “Shilla Stay Samsung” 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 “Shilla Stay Samsung“, and I would like to share some of the best reviews with you.”

3.1. Best Reviews 1 : “Seoul Budget-friendly Staycation / Shilla Stay Samsung Deluxe Double Room & Breakfast Review”

Source: https://blog.naver.com/s2crystal/222925804024

Summary of the Blog Post

I had a chance to stay at Shilla Stay Samsung in Seoul for one night. I made a late reservation and couldn’t afford a luxury hotel, so I chose the 3-star Shilla Stay Samsung. The cost-performance ratio wasn’t bad. The hotel offers various room options, not only in terms of cleanliness and comfort but also in seating. It’s worth checking when making a reservation.

The room was pretty and clean. I finally enjoyed the quiet all night, and even got a surprise teddy bear gift! It was so cute. The next morning, we went to the cafe on the 20th floor for breakfast. Despite limited options, we had delicious food! The view was also great.

I recommend this hotel for those who want a light and comfortable staycation in Seoul! Next time, I will definitely try the city view.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/s2crystal/222925804024

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

3.2. Best Reviews 2 : “Seoul Staycation Shilla Stay Samsung Comfort Leisure Room City View and Hotel Gym, Breakfast Buffet Review

Source: https://blog.naver.com/crossroads08/222869557816

Summary of the Blog Post

Enjoy an incredible staycation at Shilla Stay Samsung in Seoul, located right in front of COEX. Shilla Stay Samsung offers various facilities and services, providing convenience and satisfaction to all guests. The Comfort Leisure Room City View is perfect for couples or solo travelers, with a large TV, soundbar, and other well-appointed amenities. You can also enjoy a beer in the rooftop bar while watching the sunset. The hotel features a laundry room, fitness center, and buffet breakfast for added convenience, making it suitable for business travelers and families alike. You can even bring food from COEX to enjoy a delightful staycation at Shilla Stay Samsung!

shilla stay samsung : bathroom

shilla stay samsung : breakfast

Source: https://blog.naver.com/crossroads08/222869557816

(* 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 [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean


Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible


Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen


For the kids
  • Family room


Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
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
  • Game room


Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff


Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]

4.2. Location

Adress : 506 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Airports
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 23.9 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 54.4 km
Public transportation
  • Samseong Subway Station 140 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Gangnam Severance Hospital 1.5 km
Shopping
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 9.3 km
Convenience store
  • GS25 80 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM 1.2 km

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Lotte World 3.1 km
  • National Museum of Korea 7.5 km
  • N Seoul Tower 8.1 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 8.1 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 9.3 km
  • Namdaemun Market 9.3 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 9.9 km
  • Insadong 9.9 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 10.2 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 10.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Samseong Subway Station 140 m
  • SM Town Coex Artium 150 m
  • WTC Trade Tower 160 m
  • SM Town Studio 170 m
  • Aso Gallery 220 m
  • Starfield Library 240 m
  • Seven Luck Casino Gangnam 270 m
  • Statue of Gangnam Style 340 m
  • Coex Mall Megabox 350 m
  • Kimchi Field Museum 380 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), excluding breakfast.

5.1. “HotelsCombined” Price Comparison

loest price comparison on Hotelscombined

The lowest price search result on HotelsCombined is $183 for a 1-night stay. This price is based on booking through “Hotels.com”.

5.2. “Sky ScannerPrice Comparison

loest price comparison on Skyscanner

The lowest price on Sky Scanner is $153 for a 1-night stay when booked through “Trip.com”.

5.3. “Trivago” Price Comparison

loest price comparison on Trivago

Strangely enough, Shilla Stay Samsung could not be found on Trivago. I also tried searching in Korean, but still couldn’t find it. Unfortunately, it was not possible to search for the lowest price through Trivago.

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.

Sites like “HotelsCombined,” “Skyscanner,” and “Trivago” offer similar functions, but seeing price differences like this indicates that careful price comparison is indeed a necessary action.

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 Shilla Stay Samsung, 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!