Gangnam hotels are located in the southeastern part of Seoul. The official name of the area is Gangnam-gu (‘gu’ meaning local government district). There are 25 of these districts in Seoul and Gangnam is one of the most expensive and affluent areas. As such, the majority of the hotels in Gangnam-gu cater primarily to the particular desires of international tourists looking to stay in luxury hotels while in South Korea. You can, however, find a Gangnam accommodation without spending your entire trip’s budget if you plan ahead and book in advance.
The Coex International Hotel Seoul (pictured) is one of the finest Gangnam hotels. There are 650 guest rooms at this high rise hotel, each of which is equipped with DVD players, LCD televisions, large bathrooms, plush bedding, and mini bars, just to name a few of the standard room amenities. This Gangnam accommodation also features a sprawling indoor swimming pool, fitness center, full-service health spa, and onsite dining at two different restaurants (an Asian fusion restaurant and an American-style buffet). You can enjoy room service and dedicated concierge attention 24 hours a day and the staff will be pleased to share helpful information, including antique shopping in Insadong, river cruises on the Han, and details about the COEX shopping mall, the largest underground shopping center in all of Asia.
The Ramada Hotel Seoul is a perfect example of Gangnam lodging that is both conveniently located nearby many local attractions and equipped with a wide range of amenities. The Ramada features all of the amenities that modern travelers have come to expect including a swimming pool, spa, and sauna, onsite dining, and 24-hour concierge service. The guest rooms and suites are also extremely comfortable and provide such pleasing features as plush bedding and bathrobes, fine furnishings, and flat-screen televisions. But the amenities at this Gangnam accommodation, as luxurious as they may be, play second fiddle to the awesome area in which the hotel is located, Samsung-Dong. This business and entertainment complex is situated in the heart of Gangnam. This area is well known for its vibrant nightlife, excellent dining, and world-class shopping. The hotel is also located just minutes from the Korea World Trade Center and the COEX Convention Centre. It is one of the most centrally located hotels in Gangnam-gu. Several subway lines service this area, which makes getting around to other parts of the city a relative breeze. Booked far enough in advance, you are likely to be surprised at the inexpensive rates you can secure at this luxury hotel.
The Imperial Palace Hotel Seoul is another one of the hotels in Gangnam-gu where you will be pampered by the comprehensive range of luxurious amenities. The Imperial Palace provides its guests with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, spa and sauna, several restaurants for on-site dining, and 24-hour concierge service. There is a large fitness facility, and enjoying the health spa is a great way to unwind from a day of touring the city. There’s even an indoor driving range at this accommodation, making it an even more appealing choice amongst business travelers looking to keep their competitive edge while traveling. It is a relatively inexpensive option for Gangnam hotels that offer this many luxury features.
As you’re looking for hotels in Gangnam-gu, keep in mind that this is an expensive area so you will be best served to book as far in advance as you can. Also, some of the hotels offer discounts for online booking.