30 Jul 2010

Coex Intercontinental Hotel – Seoul, Korea

The majestic Coex Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul is a 5 start hotel in the business district of Seoul. The Korea World Trade Center complex, the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, COEX Grand Intercontinental Seoul Hotel and Hyundai Department Store & the Sam-seong subway station are all within walking distance. Right below the hotel is the largest underground mall in Seoul; the Coex Mall which has over 200 shops & housed both AK & Lotte Duty Free shops, which happened to stock all the major luxurious brand names.

Night view:

Coex Intercontinental Seoul

Coex Intercontinental Seoul 1

Day view:

Coex Intercontinental Seoul 2

It is certainly a convenient location for those who are on business trips. Throughout the duration I was there, all rooms were fully booked. And every morning at the breakfast buffet, smartly dressed men & women sipped coffee & scribbled onto their diaries. I was probably the most relaxed one of them all!

Below: A video of my room. For the price, I thought it was pretty basic & I did expect more for a 5 star hotel! But since this is Seoul, Korea, where space is at a premium, this is probably as luxurious as it gets.
Note: 37 sq m, with high speed Internet (payable at USD25 per 24hr usage), pay TV, private safe, shower & bath tub, minibar & coffee making facilities, hair dryer.

Charges are from 260,000 won (RM754.00)  to 380,000 won (RM1101.00)  (depending on the period of your stay). (RM1 = 345 korean won). Peak periods are when the charges sky-rocket of course.

Pardon the loud exclamation that there was no TV ;-) . There is one, hidden behind some cupboards! And even bibles for prayers in the drawers.

Coex Intercontinental Seoul - amenities

Since the room is so expensive, you get FREE fresh water, FRESH FROM THE TAP! ;-)

Coex - water safe

The desk is well-equipped with sufficient powerpoints, but do make sure you bring your own international adapter. Electrical sockets (outlets) in South Korea (the Republic of Korea / ROK) usually supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. If you’re plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need.
But travel plug adapters do not change the voltage, so the electricity coming through the adapter will still be the same 220-240 volts the socket is supplying.

Coex - power points

View of the lobby, check-in counters & general area at the entrance.

Coex Intercontinental Seoul 1

Facilities includes a fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool & an indoor driving range! And has anyone stayed in a hotel with has a pillow menu?  All in my next post! :yes:

Coex Intercontinental Hotel,
524 BONGEUNSARO, GAGNAMGU • SEOUL, 135-975 • KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Front Desk: +82-2-34522500 • Fax: +82-2-34308000

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30 Jul 2010

unkaleong says:

Hmmm…No flat Screen TV? I have been told that a suit and tie is what is deemed normal office wear in Korea ;)

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30 Jul 2010

Michelle Chin says:

Hello pages!!! Cute-nya

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30 Jul 2010

Sean says:

looks comfy! and definitely a step up from your singapore accommodation, heheh :d a shopping mall that’s just an elevator ride away from your hotel room is also a plus point!
but yeah, i kinda expected a plasma tv too … though i suppose there’s no point, since u wouldn’t bother watching any korean soap operas there anyway, rite :d

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30 Jul 2010

Leo says:

damn sure that the cost of staying is high given the star ratings!
When I went to Korea 4 years ago, the nicest hotel that I stayed was in Jeju Island.. 5 Star Hotel if I’m not mistaken. But after that, the hotels seemed to get smaller and smaller :P

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30 Jul 2010

vialentino says:

wow wow…nice 5 star hotel…must be very nice and comfort living in there….

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30 Jul 2010

sc says:

best when its business trips..paid by company! :) hmmm, surprising that the TV looks rather old..expected some new, high end TV ..hehehe

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30 Jul 2010

lotsofcravings says:

pillow menu? damn even ritz carlton in sg dont have, well then again, their pillow was so awesome, i didnt had to ask.

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30 Jul 2010

Selba says:

The hotel actually looks good for me… :)

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30 Jul 2010

Heidi says:

All the hotels I stayed in during my trip did not have a flat screen tv. All were old TVs and had quite a few channels to watch (but all in Korean)…even a gaming channel. hehe. :)

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30 Jul 2010

Andrew says:

omg 5 star and THAT tv. :(

Why not have Samsung LCD lolz

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31 Jul 2010

cariso says:

Yah lah, 5 star why doesn’t look like 5 star? :)

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1 Aug 2010

sophia says:

YAHOO! You’re back! Missed you, my dear!

And I’ve seen this hotel…but never got to step inside it.

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