Unveiling ‘Shilla Stay Seodaemun’: Dive into Authentic Reviews from Korean Travelers and an In-depth Price Breakdown of this Seoul Hotel!

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Shilla Stay Seodaemun (★★★★ 4 Star), situated in Seodaemun, 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 Seodaemun

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 ‘Shilla Stay Seodaemun

‘Shilla Stay Seodaemun’ is ranked 1st in the Seodaemun 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 Shilla Stay Seodaemun.

Source: Agoda

In a modern building next to Seodaemun subway station, this contemporary hotel is 33 minutes by subway from both the 14th-century Gyeongbokgung Palace and Dongdaemun Market.

The warmly decorated rooms feature wood floors, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms include living areas, along with city and mountain views.

A casual cafe serves breakfast and lunch. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, an exercise room and free parking.

Source: Google Maps

Shilla Stay Seodaemun

  • Grade: ★★★★ 4 Star Hotel
  • Address: 76 Chungjeong-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: http://www.shillastay.com/seodaemun
  • Telephone: +82-02-6388-9000
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM

Shilla Stay Seodaemun

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at Shilla Stay Seodaemun.

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: 8.5 / 10, based on 5,872 reviews

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: ratings on Agoda
Shilla Stay Seodaemun: ratings on Agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated ‘Shilla Stay Seodaemun’.

Shilla Stay Seodaemun has earned an excellent score of 8.5 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘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.

LocationShilla Stay Seodaemun is located right in front of the subway line 5 station, providing excellent transportation convenience. The fact that the airport limousine bus stops right in front of the hotel also seems to be a significant advantage.
Room Rooms were generally reviewed as clean. However, some reviews noted that the rooms were small, especially lacking space for three or more people.
BreakfastThe opinions on breakfast were not explicit, but some reviews mentioned that the breakfast was very satisfying.
FriendlinessThe friendliness and professionalism of the staff were generally positively reviewed. In particular, the presence of English-speaking staff was considered convenient.
FacilitiesThe evaluation of additional facilities varied, but some reviews mentioned that the gym was small but adequate for use.
PriceSatisfaction relative to price was generally high. Especially considering the location and service, some opinions regarded the price as reasonable.
OthersSome reviews mentioned issues such as poor sound insulation leading to noise disturbance, and difficulty for taxis to pull up in front of the Shilla Stay Seodaemun.
Overall
Opinion
The advantages of Shilla Stay Seodaemun included its excellent location, friendly staff, and clean rooms, while disadvantages such as room size, sound insulation, and inconvenience in using taxis were also mentioned.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 8.1 / 10, based on 983 reviews

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: ratings on Booking.com
Shilla Stay Seodaemun: ratings on Booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated Shilla Stay Seodaemun.

Shilla Stay Seodaemun bagged a very good score of 8.1 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas of ‘Location’.

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.

LocationShilla Stay Seodaemun is located right in front of the subway station, providing excellent transportation convenience. In particular, the proximity to major tourist spots was considered an advantage.
Room Rooms were generally reviewed as clean. However, some reviews noted that the rooms were small, especially lacking space for those with a lot of luggage.
BreakfastOpinions on breakfast varied, with some reviews praising the variety and taste of the menu. However, some reviews mentioned disappointment with the repetition of the same menu.
FriendlinessThe friendliness and professionalism of the staff were generally positively reviewed. However, some reviews expressed negative opinions about the staff’s English proficiency.
FacilitiesReviews of additional facilities were generally positive, but some reviews mentioned issues with the room’s air conditioning not working properly.
PriceSatisfaction relative to price was generally high. Especially considering the location and service, some opinions regarded the price as reasonable.
OthersSome reviews mentioned issues such as poor sound insulation leading to noise disturbance, and the small size of the refrigerator in the room.
Overall
Opinion
The advantages of Shilla Stay Seodaemun included its excellent location, friendly staff, and clean rooms, while disadvantages such as room size and issues with air conditioning were also mentioned.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.1 / 5, based on 1,759 reviews

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: ratings on Google maps
Shilla Stay Seodaemun: ratings on Google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, ‘Shilla Stay Seodaemun’ has impressively clinched a rating of 4.1. 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 Shilla Stay Seodaemun with their top ratings of 4.3.

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 positively evaluated the location of this hotel. It is close to Seoul Station or Seodaemun Station, making it convenient to use the subway, and there are direct buses from Incheon Airport, providing good accessibility. However, the lack of nearby elevators or escalators was pointed out as an inconvenience.
Room Opinions on the cleanliness of the room varied. While some users evaluated the room as neat and clean, some expressed dissatisfaction, pointing out problems such as the smell of the room or water leakage.
BreakfastThe evaluation of breakfast also varied. Some users praised the breakfast as delicious, while others advised not to expect the quality of breakfast.
FriendlinessMost users positively evaluated the friendliness of the staff. Especially, foreign users expressed satisfaction with the staff’s good English skills and friendly response.
FacilitiesThe evaluation of the Shilla Stay Seodaemun’s facilities was limited. Some users pointed out the absence of a fitness center.
PriceUsers’ satisfaction for the price was not clear. While some users evaluated high satisfaction for the price, some users evaluated low satisfaction for the price.
OthersSome users expressed dissatisfaction with the location and fee of the parking lot, and the parking service. Also, some users left opinions that they felt uncomfortable with the noise due to poor soundproofing.
Overall
Opinion
The major advantages of Shilla Stay Seodaemun are the convenience of the location and the friendliness of the staff. However, improvements seem to be needed in room conditions, breakfast quality, and parking facilities.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Shilla Stay Seodaemunplays 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: “Weekend Getaway with Mom: A Review of Our Stay at Shilla Stay Seodaemun, Including Breakfast”

Summary of the Blog Post

Last weekend, I enjoyed a staycation with my mom at Shilla Stay in Seodaemun. We booked through a live special offer on Yanolja, and the price was 198,200 KRW. The hotel is located in Migun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, which was a convenient location as we planned to visit the Blue House.

We checked in at 3 pm, and though the lobby was filled with people, we didn’t have to wait long. Shilla Stay Seodaemun has a lounge bar where you can enjoy unlimited draft beer for 9,000 KRW per person. The hotel has three elevators, which were sufficient, and we were assigned a room on the 10th floor.

The room we got was a double room, which was clean and cozy. The bed was soft and comfortable, and the room was well equipped with a desk, sofa, and TV. The bathroom was bright and clean, and it was convenient to have amenities and a toothbrush toothpaste set.

Breakfast the next day was from 7 am to 10 am, and a variety of foods were prepared. We could enjoy brunch, salad, Korean food, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and more. Bread, desserts, and fruits were also well prepared.

After check-out, we stopped by a nearby Mega Coffee for a coffee. Overall, the staycation was satisfying, but I’m not sure if I want to go back at the same price. There weren’t many places to eat dinner around, and we had to use public transportation several times. However, we had a good rest, and it was worth the price.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/alsxmt/223251093695
Shilla Stay Seodaemun

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: city view

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: city view

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: breakfast

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: breakfast

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: breakfast

Source: https://blog.naver.com/alsxmt/223251093695

(* 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
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
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Dressing room
  • Electric kettle
  • Fitness club privileges
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Socket near the bed
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

4.2. Location

Adress : 76 Chungjeong-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

Airports
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 14.6 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 47.3 km
Public transportation
  • Seodaemun Subway Station 60 m
  • Chungjeongno Subway Station 660 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Kangbuk Samsung Hospital 360 m
Shopping
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 1.4 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven 80 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM 910 m

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Namdaemun Market 1.2 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 1.4 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 1.9 km
  • Insadong 1.9 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 2.3 km
  • N Seoul Tower 2.5 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 2.7 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 3.4 km
  • National Museum of Korea 4.8 km
  • Lotte World 13.1 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Seodaemun Subway Station 60 m
  • Agriculture Museum 170 m
  • Susubori Academy 340 m
  • Kangbuk Samsung Hospital 360 m
  • Seoul Gyeonggyojang House 360 m
  • Ddokdo museum seoul 390 m
  • Tokebi Storm Theatre 420 m
  • Embassy of the Russian Federation 450 m
  • Fanta-Stick Theater 450 m
  • Embassy of Norway 460 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’

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: lowest price on Hotels Combined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $87 when booking through ‘Trip.com’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $94 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Trip.com’ and ‘Vio.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $74 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Super.com’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘Shilla Stay Seodaemun

Shilla Stay Seodaemun: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from the Shilla Stay Seodaemun official website. The lowest price on the official website was KRW 115,000. Applying the exchange rate at the time of inquiry, which is KRW 1,320.5 per dollar, the calculated result comes out to be approximately $87.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the ‘Trivago’ offers the best deal at USD 74 for a stay at the ‘Shilla Stay Seodaemun’ 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 Shilla Stay Seodaemun, 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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