‘Vista Walkerhill Seoul’ Uncovered: Global vs Korean Guest Reviews and Lowest Price Analysis

Last Updated on December 8, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the ‘Vista Walkerhill Seoul’ (★★★★★ 5 Star), situated in Gwangjin-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:

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: review

This luxury hotel is no stranger to my blog. In fact, I’ve previously featured it in my post titled ‘Traveling to Seoul: Top 10 Five-Star Hotels 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!

1. About “Vista Walkerhill Seoul

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of Vista Walkerhill Seoul

Vista Walkerhill Seoul
Vista Walkerhill Seoul
Source: Agoda

Overlooking the Han River, this chic hotel with a hip vibe occupies a contemporary glass tower, and lies 7 km from Lotte World theme park and 14 km from Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Sophisticated rooms with funky, modern decor have flat-screen TVs, minibars and Wi-Fi (fee), as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some have balconies, river views and/or whirlpool tubs. Suites add living areas and wet bars, while upgraded suites add kitchens. Room service is available.

There’s an informal sushi cafe, and a high-end Italian restaurant with river views, plus a trendy bar with DJs. Other amenities include a spa, an indoor pool and a gym.

Source: Google Maps

Vista Walkerhill Seoul

  • Grade : ★★★★★ 5 Star Hotel
  • Address : 177 Walkerhill-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.walkerhill.com
  • Telephone : 82-02-455-5000
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
Vista Walkerhill Seoul: highlights
Vista Walkerhill Seoul: facilities


2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at Vista Walkerhill Seoul.

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

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: ratings on Agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated Vista Walkerhill Seoul. The hotel has earned an excellent score of 8.9 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’, ‘Facilities’, and ‘Service’.

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

LocationVista Walkerhill Seoul is a bit difficult to access by public transportation but it’s located near Acha Mountain and Han River which makes it great for walks around the area and there are frequent shuttles to Gangbyeon(Line 2) and Gwangnaru(Line 5) subway stations.
Room The rooms are spacious and well-upgraded with clean conditions; the bed is comfortable as per reviews received from customers however some guests have expressed discomfort with the open structure of the bathroom and the somewhat worn-out bedding.
BreakfastSome guests were disappointed with the lack of variety in the breakfast buffet and found it quite expensive.
FriendlinessThe staff were highly rated for being very helpful and friendly.
FacilitiesVista Walkerhill Seoul offers a range of facilities including a gym, swimming pool, and particularly unique is an outdoor space called ‘Skyard’ where guests can watch stars or have a foot bath.
PriceOpinions on value for money vary, but overall there was a high level of satisfaction.
OthersVista Walkerhill Seoul has well-established facilities and services for babies including sterilizers.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated Vista Walkerhill Seoul. The hotel bagged a very good score of 8.5 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Staff’, ‘Facilities’, and ‘Comfort’.

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.”

LocationVista Walkerhill Seoul is renowned for its surrounding environment and exceptional views. Offering a panoramic view of the Han River and nearby mountains, it’s truly a sight to behold. However, some guests reported difficulties in locating the parking area and check-in spot.
Room Most guests were satisfied with the cleanliness and comfort of their rooms. Some, however, mentioned that certain aspects of the room appeared slightly worn or dated.
BreakfastOpinions on breakfast were mixed. While some guests praised its taste and neatness, others compared it unfavorably to similar hotels at the same level.
FriendlinessThe hotel staff received high marks for their friendliness. Many reviews highlighted their excellent service and responsiveness.
FacilitiesVista Walkerhill Seoul offers a variety of attractions and facilities for guests. However, some found it inconvenient that they had to bring or purchase a swimming cap to use the pool.
PriceThere were several negative comments related to high prices at the bar.
OthersA few customers experienced individual issues such as problems with air conditioning.
In general, customer satisfaction was high due to factors like the hotel’s views, staff service, and room conditions; many expressed an intention to revisit.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: ratings on google maps

Next up, we have ratings summarized from reviewers on ‘Google Maps’. From a possible score of 5, ‘Vista Walkerhill Seoul’ secured an impressive 4.5 points. Interestingly enough, unlike other platforms that provide category-specific scores, Google Maps rates hotels based on guest types – with couples bestowing the hotel with the highest ratings at 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.

LocationSome customers expressed moderate satisfaction with the location and accessibility. Although it’s a bit far from the downtown area, many reviews highlighted the impressive view of the Han River.
Room Most customers were very satisfied with the cleanliness of the rooms. However, some reviews mentioned that improvements should be made regarding bathroom layout, privacy issues, and lack of bidets.
BreakfastThe assessment of breakfast was generally positive. There were many opinions stating that a diverse and high-quality range of food is provided.
FriendlinessThe friendliness and service level of staff received high praise from customers. This aspect was considered one of the major advantages of this hotel.
FacilitiesSatisfaction with various facilities such as indoor swimming pool, spa, fitness center was also high. Outdoor facilities like foot bath gardens were popular among hotel users as well.
PriceSatisfaction in terms of value for money varied depending on individual values. Given that it offers high-quality services and facilities, it can be inferred that overall satisfaction in terms of value for money would be high as well.
OthersSome reviews pointed out parking issues while positive evaluations were given to food quality and taste offered at bakeries and restaurants within the hotel.
Vista Walkerhill Seoul receives high satisfaction from its customers due to its view over Han River, friendly staff members, excellent breakfasts, and various amenities. However there are also some areas indicated for improvement such as accessibility due to location distance from downtown area and bathroom structures including absence of bidets etc., If these minor drawbacks could be improved upon then an even more perfect hotel experience could be provided.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Vista Walkerhill Seoulplays 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 1: “Family Staycation in Seoul: A Review of Vista Walkerhill Seoul Hotel Deluxe Twin Room with Han River View”

Summary of the Blog Post

Last weekend, I enjoyed a staycation at the Vista Walkerhill Hotel with my children.

Vista Walkerhill Seoul is located on Walkerhill Road in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul and check-in time is at 3 PM and check-out time is at 11 AM. The Deluxe Twin Room River View we stayed in had a clean and sophisticated atmosphere and offered a full view of the Han River from inside the room.

We also used the indoor swimming pool which had an amazing view of the Han River through its wide windows. The minibar in the room was provided for free and it was a great place to have a good time with my children. We didn’t use breakfast separately but look forward to dining at Pizza Hill on our next visit.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/dneyppah/223148777264

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: bathroom

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: swimming pool

Source: https://blog.naver.com/dneyppah/223148777264

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

3.2. Best Review 2: “Comparing Breakfast Buffets at Vista Walkerhill Seoul: A Domestic Staycation Recommendation”

Summary of the Blog Post

I’d like to share my recent experience at one of the recommended staycation spots in Korea – Vista Walkerhill Seoul Hotel.

Distinct from the Grand Walkerhill, Vista Walkerhill Seoul offers a modern and hip atmosphere that is particularly popular among young couples.

One of the unique features of Vista Walkerhill Seoul is its mobile check-in service which allows you to access your room immediately without waiting time. Also inside the room, a sleek interior and spacious desk are provided making it convenient for any work-related needs.

However, the biggest attraction was undoubtedly the night view of Han River. It was an unparalleled staycation experience in Korea while spending time overlooking the river.

For breakfast, I enjoyed a meal at the Grand Walkerhill. With a variety of food and appropriate seasoning, my satisfaction with breakfast was 100 points excluding the price consideration.

Although not perfect, Vista Walkerhill Seoul is a recommended staycation spot in Seoul for couples in their 30s and 40s! If you want to see the beautiful night view of Han River, make sure to visit at least once.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/amyangela/223094407466

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: room

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: night view

Source: https://blog.naver.com/amyangela/223094407466

(* 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
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service


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
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


Things to do, ways to relax
  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • Foot bath
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Massage
  • Mini golf course
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Yoga room


Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Infirmary
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • 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
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Blackout curtains
  • Closet
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]

4.2. Location

Adress : 177 Walkerhill-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Airports
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 27.4 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 59.4 km
Public transportation
  • Gwangnaru Subway station 1.3 km
  • Amsa Subway Station 1.6 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Rijeu Obstetrics & Gynecology Cheonhojeom 2.2 km
Shopping
  • Starfield COEX Mall 6.6 km
Convenience store
  • On-site
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Lotte World 5.0 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 10.8 km
  • N Seoul Tower 10.8 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 11.3 km
  • Insadong 11.3 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 11.3 km
  • Namdaemun Market 11.8 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 12.0 km
  • National Museum of Korea 12.0 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 12.1 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Casino 20 m
  • Paradise Walker-Hill Casino 60 m
  • Walkerhill Duty Free Shop 80 m
  • Jack Nicklaus Golf Center 440 m
  • Ulchangmomchang Workerhill 820 m
  • Sion Kidokkyo Bakhwajum 890 m
  • Achasan Mountain Ecological Park 970 m
  • Achasan Mountain 1.0 km
  • UNIQLO-AX 1.1 km
  • Yeonghwasa Temple 1.1 km

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’

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: lowest price on HotelsCombined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $164 when booking through Agoda

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $199 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Trip.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $141 when booked through ‘Expedia’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘Vista Walkerhill Seoul’

Vista Walkerhill Seoul: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from the Vista Walkerhill Seoul official website. The lowest price confirmed on the official website was confirmed to be KRW 269,175, and USD 197 was calculated by applying the exchange rate of KRW 1,361 at the time of inquiry.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, ‘Trivago’ offers the best deal at USD 141 for a stay at the Vista Walkerhill Seoul. 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 ‘Vista Walkerhill Seoul‘, 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!