voco Seoul Gangnam: An In-depth Insight from Global and Korean Guest Reviews and Price Analysis – A Chic Retreat or Just a Mediocre Experience?

Last Updated on December 10, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the ‘voco Seoul Gangnam’ (★★★★ 4 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:

voco Seoul Gangnam

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!

1. About ‘voco Seoul Gangnam

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

voco Seoul Gangnam

voco Seoul Gangnam

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Gangnam part of Seoul, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Don’t leave before paying a visit to the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and fitness center on-site.

Source: Agoda

voco Seoul Gangnam

  • Grade : ★★★★ 4 Star Hotel
  • Address : 144 Dosan-daero, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.ihg.com
  • Telephone : 82-02-542-0112
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
voco Seoul Gangnam: highlights
voco Seoul Gangnam: facilities


2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

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

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

voco Seoul Gangnam: ratings on Agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated voco Seoul Gangnam. The hotel has earned an excellent score of 8.9 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.

LocationThe voco Seoul Gangnam is conveniently located between Gangnam and Sinsa, and near Sinsa Station. While a few reviewers pointed out that it’s a bit far from the airport bus stop and requires walking uphill, overall satisfaction with the location was high.
Room Rooms are clean and spacious with particularly high praise for bathrooms and amenities. However, some reviews mentioned issues with cleaning or noise levels in rooms on lower floors next to the main road. There were also comments about inefficient bathroom design in certain room types.
BreakfastThere weren’t many direct mentions about breakfast but one review did mention that the breakfast was very good.
FriendlinessStaff received positive feedback for their friendliness and English proficiency amongst other things but there were comments suggesting need for more training for front desk staff in some reviews.
FacilitiesHotel facilities like gym and communal kitchen received positive feedback from guests. Also appreciated by some guests was the provision of free mini-bar service within rooms.
PriceOverall satisfaction with regard to value for money was good especially considering factors like location and room conditions.
OthersSome guests pointed out a need to improve soundproofing in rooms while others mentioned issues related to air conditioning system amongst other things.
Overall
Opinion
In summary, this hotel boasts a fantastic location along with clean and spacious rooms. The staff are generally friendly providing necessary facilities and services. However, there were some areas where guests expressed dissatisfaction such as cleaning standards, soundproofing in rooms or issues related to air conditioning system.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

voco Seoul Gangnam: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated voco Seoul Gangnam. The hotel bagged a fabulous score of 8.9 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’ and ‘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.

LocationMost reviewers found the location of the voco Seoul Gangnam to be very convenient with numerous dining and shopping options nearby. However, some noted that it’s a quiet neighborhood with most places closing by 10 pm and suggested that getting around might require taxis as they can be hard to find at certain times of day.
Room The rooms were generally appreciated for their cleanliness, brightness, and size. Some guests enjoyed the convenience of multiple charging cables and others appreciated good quality toiletries. However, there were complaints about poor sound isolation from street noise in rooms facing main roads.
BreakfastThe breakfast received high praise for its variety including both traditional Korean dishes and European fare. The croissants & bagels were particularly complimented.
FriendlinessStaff members were commended for their professionalism and good English skills, but some guests reported inconsistencies in service delivery between different staff members.
FacilitiesThe voco Seoul Gangnam was praised for its modern boutique style and amenities such as large TVs in rooms, gyms (although small), laundry facilities etc., but some guests mentioned problems like water spilling from tubs or malfunctioning air conditioning systems.
PriceThis aspect is somewhat mixed; while many guests felt satisfied with what they received considering what they paid, others expressed dissatisfaction over issues like poor soundproofing or lack of space to store clothes in rooms.
OthersSome reviewers appreciated additional features such as complimentary minibar replenishment daily or offering a large traditional Korean cookie upon check-in etc., while others complained about loud music in lobby/terrace areas or small bins in restrooms etc.
Overall
Opinion
Overall opinions are generally positive about clean & spacious rooms with great breakfast options & convenient location near metro stations/shops/restaurants etc., but negative feedback focused on issues like poor soundproofing against street noise or inconsistent service among staff members etc.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

voco Seoul Gangnam: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, ‘voco Seoul Gangnam’ has impressively clinched a rating of 4.4. 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 couples and family 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 users found the location of the voco Seoul Gangnam to be very convenient. There are various dining and shopping options nearby and it’s close to a subway station for easy transportation.
Room Rooms were evaluated as spacious and clean with comfortable beds and good facilities. However, some users mentioned discomfort due to poor soundproofing.
BreakfastReviews on breakfast varied but were generally positive with fresh and tasty food being provided.
FriendlinessOverall reviews about staff service and friendliness were positive though some customers pointed out inconsistencies in service quality among staff members.
FacilitiesThere were many positive comments about facilities within the voco Seoul Gangnam, particularly mentioning amenities like gyms and laundry services etc.
PriceSatisfaction level against price varied among users; while some felt that it was expensive, others considered it worth considering its location & services etc.
OthersSome reviewers positively mentioned additional services such as complimentary minibar refill etc., but others expressed complaints about issues like noise problems or lack of workspace in rooms etc.
Overall
Opinion
Overall, this hotel received positive reviews from many users for its convenient location, clean & spacious rooms & various amenities etc., but there were also criticisms regarding noise issues or inconsistent services among staff members etc.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that voco Seoul Gangnamplays 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: “Voco Seoul Gangnam Hotel: A Two-Day, One-Night ‘Staycation’ with the Summer Suite Day Package”

Summary of the Blog Post

This summer, I enjoyed a two-day staycation at the Voco Seoul Gangnam Hotel with their Summer Suite Day package. The voco Seoul Gangnam is conveniently located right in front of Gangnam’s Garosu-gil and is part of the premium IHG hotel chain. The package includes one night in a Premium One King Bed room with two breakfasts included as well as a voucher for bingsu (Korean shaved ice dessert) and a voucher for a 20% discount at the restaurant.

The room was spacious and well-maintained. A particular highlight was that the minibar was free for the first use. Additionally, the room offered a great view, perfect for enjoying the night scenery, and the bathroom was spacious and clean.

The bingsu included in the package was delicious. It’s served at a Western-style restaurant called Amarillo, which offers a variety of menus that I thoroughly enjoyed.

I was also very satisfied with breakfast. The variety of food and ability to order egg dishes directly were delightful aspects.

Voco Seoul Gangnam Hotel provides various facilities such as communal kitchens and washstands, and parking is 15,000 KRW per night for guests.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/mycrystal007/223174262853
voco Seoul Gangnam

voco Seoul Gangnam: room

voco Seoul Gangnam: bathroom

voco Seoul Gangnam: bathroom

voco Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

voco Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

voco Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

voco Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

Source: https://blog.naver.com/mycrystal007/223174262853

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

3.2. Best Review 2: “Right in Front of Garosu-gil! A Review of Staying & Breakfast at Voco Seoul Gangnam”

Summary of the Blog Post

I’d like to share my stay at the Voco Seoul Gangnam hotel located right in front of Garosu-gil street. The long-awaited staycation and breakfast experience there was simply wonderful.

The voco Seoul Gangnam is part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts chain and is located right across from the entrance to Sinsa Station on Garosu-gil street which makes it extremely accessible – a location I would highly recommend even to foreign tourists.

I booked the ‘Spring Blossom’ package which included a one-night stay in a premium king bed room, two seasonal cherry blossom drinks, basic photozone shooting rights, and an option to add breakfast for two.

The room provided a cozy yet spacious environment. It was well-equipped with small hangers, an ironing board, refrigerator and more. The voco Seoul Gangnam also adopted eco-friendly interiors including wooden card keys.

For breakfast, I enjoyed a meal at the Amario restaurant in the lobby. The menu was diverse and delicious – I strongly recommend not missing out on this breakfast!

One of the reasons why I recommend this hotel for long-term guests is because of the shared kitchen on each floor. It’s very convenient as you can cook your own meals.

From its location to its services, Voco Seoul Gangnam has won my heart and I believe I will be visiting frequently in the future.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yochiring/223051290910
voco Seoul Gangnam

voco Seoul Gangnam: lobby

voco Seoul Gangnam: room

voco Seoul Gangnam: amenities

voco Seoul Gangnam: bathroom

voco Seoul Gangnam: amenities

voco Seoul Gangnam: amenities

voco Seoul Gangnam: city view

voco Seoul Gangnam: shared kitchen

voco Seoul Gangnam: shared kitchen

voco Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

voco Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

voco Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

voco Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

voco Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

voco Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

voco Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yochiring/223051290910

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

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • A la carte breakfast
  • Alcohol
  • Bar
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Fruits/snacks
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
For the kids
  • Kids meal
Access
  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Couples only
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Litter boxes
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • 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
  • Fitness center
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fitness club privileges
  • Free bottled water
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Slippers
  • Sofa

4.2. Location

Adress : 144 Dosan-daero, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Airports
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 20.4 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 51.2 km
Public transportation
  • Sinsa Subway Station 480 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Wild Oriental Hospital In Gangnam 1.3 km
Shopping
  • Starfield COEX Mall 3.1 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven 70 m

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • National Museum of Korea 4.0 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 4.6 km
  • N Seoul Tower 4.9 km
  • Namdaemun Market 6.2 km
  • Lotte World 6.5 km
  • Insadong 7.2 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 7.4 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 7.6 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 8.1 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Thai Spirit 110 m
  • Patagonia 180 m
  • Line Friends cafe & Store 260 m
  • Andre Kim 270 m
  • Garosu-gil 330 m
  • Urban Art 340 m
  • Jun Art Gallery 400 m
  • Garosu Street 430 m
  • La Terre 21 (Wine bar) 460 m
  • Sinsa Subway Station 480 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’

voco Seoul Gangnam: lowest price on hotelscombined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $139 when booking through ‘Book with Hotel’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

voco Seoul Gangnam: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $155 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Priceline’, ‘Agoda’, ‘Vio.com’ and ‘eDreams’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

voco Seoul Gangnam: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $147 when booked through ‘voco Seoul Gangnam’ official website.

5.4. Official Website of ‘voco Seoul Gangnam

voco Seoul Gangnam: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from the ‘voco Seoul Gangnam’ official website. The lowest price confirmed on the official website was confirmed to be USD 157.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the HotelsCombined offers the best deal at USD 139 for a stay at the ‘voco Seoul Gangnam’. 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 voco Seoul Gangnam, 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!