Kensington Hotel Yoido

Kensington Hotel Yoido

16, Gukhoe-daero 76-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07238 South Korea
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4.0
#156 of 517 hotels in Seoul
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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The Han River is right in front of me. Plan unforgettable memories at the Kensington Hotel Yoido, which is optimized for hotel vacations in the city! Kensington Hotel Yoido, the best choice for those who pursue a modern lifestyle by boasting optimal accessibility to the hot place The Hyundai Mall, IFC Mall, and Yeouido Hangang Park! The View Lounge, which boasts a view of the Han River View, Enjoy comfortable service and a relaxing hotel vacation.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Paid public parking on-site
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
City View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean

Location

16, Gukhoe-daero 76-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07238 South Korea
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 90 out of 100
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Gimpo Intl Airport
11.6 km
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Incheon Intl Airport
42.8 km
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National Assembly
6 minSeoul Metropolitan Subway
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Helen C wrote a review Jul 2019
Devon, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the 2nd time I have stayed here, the first time in the Executive Rooms. Due to budgets at work we stayed in regular rooms this time but I hadn't been too worried thinking how big a difference could there be...
Quite a lot as it turns out. Rooms are very dated and in need to basic maintenance. My room could have done with the thorough clean. The bed linen had numerous holes in it and it wasnt changed throughout the whole stay (5 nights). The air conditioning was ineffective. I had to ask for a separate fan to allow any significant cooling in room....didnt sleep at all first night thanks to poor air conditioning. Additional fan helped although this added even more noise.
The bathroom was in poor repair. The toilet leaked continually. I had to put a towel down on floor as floor around toilet and under waste bin was soaking when I first arrived...quite disgusting.
Breakfast...often felt rushed. An okay selection, but definitely catering for a more Asian breakfast palate.
Given how well kept the executive rooms had been 2 years ago when I stayed I was very disappointed by the regular rooms, whole place needs a refresh.
Staff also not overly helpful, on making complaint about the bathroom and fault with toilet nothing was done. Remained broken for the whole stay.
I dont think I would rush to stay again should work take me back this way.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Patt P wrote a review Apr 2018
Lund, Skåne County, Sweden
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I have reasons why i may not go again
- the retro decorations throughout the lobby and the lounge
- the atmosphere of serious pressure at the front
- the strict check in time, and even that time your room may not be ready

Reasons to go back
- the location is perfect to enjoy the Sakura festival at Yoido Park
- and also for business trip if i have to visit the parliament or near by.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido
Responded 18 Jun 2018
Dear Patt P Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best for our customers with best facilities and services. please use our hotel always. Rober Chung Manager in Rooms Kensington Hotel Yoido
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ToninoGiallo wrote a review Jul 2017
Rome, Italy
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice hotel, good solution for a few days in Seoul. The breakfast is not really international but a mix with Korean style. The big problem here was the communication with the staff. They don't really speak English, they don't understand you very well. This is in my opinion unacceptable in a 5 star hotel. Please, put at the desk at least one English speaking person (one person that really speaks and understand English).
The internet connection works very well.
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Date of stay: July 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido
Responded 25 Jul 2017
Dear ToninoGiallo Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best for our customers with best facilities and services. please use our hotel always. Brian Lee Director of Rooms
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MdK550 wrote a review Aug 2019
Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was very hopefull about this hotel, since I saw the nice pictures from the front building and lobby online. However, my "premier room" was by far not premier. The room was outdated, smelled and there was bad arconditioning which made a lot of noise. Furthermore, a lot of things were damaged. Also the internet was not working or very slow. According to the front desk this was caused by the fact the hotel was fully booked. They suggested me to book another standard room a few levels lower (my room was at the 12th floor), so internet speed might be faster. I didn't even consider! Furthermore, I found an insect in the bathroom. See pictures attached. There was no optinon to get a free upgrade or a late check-out. I decided not to put any more efforts in this hotel and will never come back. How can this hotel ever advertise with 5-stars.. They even don't deserve 3 stars..
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Date of stay: August 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Pan J wrote a review Jan 2017
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice room with all convenient facilities.
You can use 4th floor lounge for executive room. Breakfast is decent. Airport limousine bus stop is just right in the front of the hotel. I stay this hotel several times during business trip.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Response from Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido
Responded 24 Jan 2017
Dear Pan J Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best for our customers with best facilities and services. please use our hotel always. Brian Lee Director of Rooms Kensington Hotel Yoido
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Chris B wrote a review Jun 2019
Saipan, Mariana Islands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 8 days on a trip in June. As there is an upscale Kensington on Saipan, the island we live on, we decided to venture to the Kensington in Seoul.
We were not disappointed. The is a first rate hotel. The rooms are twice the size of most Asian rooms and well appointed. It seems to be recently redone.
We visited the buffet for lunch and though pricey it was most excellent
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Date of stay: June 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A newly renovated room.
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Sailor11 wrote a review May 2019
Seoul, South Korea
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We've stayed here in the past, and it was a lovely room before, freshly renovated and clean. This time, it was one of their old, non renovated floors. It was dusty, run down, quite stuffy and smelly despite airing it out. Make sure you ask which floor your room is on and if it's a renovated floor. However, I did give it three stars because the staff were quite friendly! They even put something I needed frozen in their own employee fridge even though we stayed there for a whole week! And the breakfasts are very nice too. They even change it up a little everyday.
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Date of stay: March 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Freedom03226158816, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido
Responded 27 May 2019
Dear. Guest First of all, thank you very much for continuing to re-visit our property,And also take the time to give us your valuable feedback, especially when you are staying with us your experence. and thank you for your good comments for our team member and also the meal we provide. As you pointed out, there are floors in the rooms that need to be renovated, and management has plans to renovate them. But it's going to be done sequentially, and we'll be able to meet your needs and satisfaction. We will do with our best to help our employees for your experience to heal and relax in the inner city. I hope we would like to have the valuble opportunity to serve you again. Sincerely Kensington Hotel Yoido Director in rooms Kwang Un Lee
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bkSamanta wrote a review Feb 2019
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my second stay. Okay for couple of days. 5mins from Assembly Metro, markets closeby, breakfast just okay.IFC Mall 7 mins walk. During Summers, nice little markets near the river bank which is like 5mins walk. Yeoido Full Gospel Church is just opposite to the hotel.

However, be aware, they dont allow early checkins, so expect unusually long queue around 3pm. Found 50% of power points in room to be not working (they fixed couple of for me though).Room heater temperature adjustments are not the best.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Freedom03226158816, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido
Responded 6 Apr 2019
Dear Guest First, thank you for using Kensington Hotel Yoido. It is located in the Yeoido Station area of our hotel, so it is very convenient for you to use There are beautiful Han River and shopping malls around here, so many people use our hotel. We would like to extend to you our most sincere apolgsies regarding the your feedback which are the Early Check In and the room electric outlet some part out ot use voltage. In order to meet the Guest early check in, if we have rooms availble we provide the room before check in time 3pm policy. Our team will check the check-in section of your opinion and the electrical problems in your room. We will improve it by reflecting on the process and room problems. We will always do our best for you where are just there to help with whateever you need Kensington Hotel Yoido Director in rooms Robert Chung
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Paul K wrote a review May 2018
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed my stay at the Kensington Hotel.
After an initial issue that came up the first night that I arrived, it was resolved the following day.
The remaining days I stayed there were great.
Thank you very much.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido
Responded 18 Jun 2018
Dear Paul K Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best for our customers with best facilities and services. please use our hotel always. Rober Chung Manager in Rooms Kensington Hotel Yoido
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dtlau wrote a review Jan 2018
Thornhill, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel lobby and hallways look really nice. Room is spacious with good heating vent. But floor rug is really old. Bath room also needs to be upgraded. Wi-Fi is acceptable with a router for every room with speed about 10mbps.

Breakfast is little bit boring with limited Korean style choices. You will get fed enough food though. Coffee is not strong in Korea and you will need to add another shot of espresso if you enjoy Starbucks like strong taste.

Definitely need to increase temperature in restaurant as well as the lobby. You will need a jacket.

Right opposite the biggest church in Korea and I think subway is within walking distance.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kensington_Yoido, 프론트 매니저 at Kensington Hotel Yoido
Responded 18 Jun 2018
Dear dtlau Thanks for using our hotel while you are staying in Seoul. Eventhough we do our best for your convenience, we know sometimes you were not not satisfied with our services . Also we would like to say thank you again to leave your review for us at trip adviser. We promise we will still do our best for our customers with best facilities and services. please use our hotel always. Rober Chung Manager in Rooms Kensington Hotel Yoido
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YsabelChang asked a question Dec 2018
Manila, Philippines2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, how do we go to the hotel from Incheon Airport to Kensington Hotel Yeouida?
Answer from bkSamanta
Kolkata (Calcutta), India3 contributions2 helpful votes
Take 6030 Limousine Bus
alexxx702 asked a question Jun 2018
Aspen, Colorado5 contributions2 helpful votes
What would be the best way to reach the hotel from Incheon airport? (ICN)
Answer from Paul K
2 contributions1 helpful vote
By Bus. There’s an Airport Shuttle just outside the Airport Terminal. Ask for & go to the Ticket Booth. You will be sold a ticket for KWN14,000 (about $13) and directed to the Bus Stop where the Bus to the Kensington Hotel picks up passengers. The Bus will stop right outside the Hotel. The last Bus leaves around 10:30pm.
Answer from Bryce T
Hastings, New Zealand88 contributions65 helpful votes
I wouldn't stay there... Terrible service
leeyeongkee asked a question Jul 2015
Daegu, South Korea
8월 28일 1박 15개의 방이 필요한데요?
Answer from Junghee_Shine
Seoul, South Korea
안녕하세요 leeyounkee님, 켄싱턴 호텔 여의도 입니다. 8월에 서울 방문을 앞두시고 저희 호텔에 예약 관련하여 문의 주신 점 감사 드립니다. 저희 예약실로 전화 주시면 단체 요금과 좋은 서비스에 대하여 자세한 안내가 가능 합니다. 월요일~토요일 9시부터 6시 사이에 02-6670-7000번으로 편하신 시간에 전화 주십시오. 감사합니다.
Chris B wrote a tip Jun 2019
Saipan, Mariana Islands334 contributions154 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A newly renovated room."
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cyucyucyu wrote a tip Sept 2018
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"EPL / with a view of the river for SURE!"
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World Prof wrote a tip Jul 2018
Buffalo Grove, Illinois171 contributions85 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room on the street side of the hotel for better views. Also ask if a newly renovated room is possible."
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yipuchen wrote a tip May 2017
Taipei82 contributions26 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't pick the standard room and ask for the river view."
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arisubo wrote a tip Feb 2017
Daejeon, South Korea1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"you should enjoy lounge"
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PRICE RANGE
RM 426 - RM 646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lexington hotel seoul
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Lexington Hotel
LOCATION
South KoreaSeoulYeoido / Yeongdeungpo-gu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
225
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kensington Hotel Yoido
Which popular attractions are close to Kensington Hotel Yoido?
Nearby attractions include Yeouido Park (0.4 km), Jeil Amethyst Store (0.3 km), and Youngsan Art Hall (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kensington Hotel Yoido?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kensington Hotel Yoido?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Kensington Hotel Yoido?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kensington Hotel Yoido?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kensington Hotel Yoido?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zest, Hwahaedang Yeouido, and Jeongin Noodles.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kensington Hotel Yoido?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kensington Hotel Yoido?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kensington Hotel Yoido offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kensington Hotel Yoido?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Kensington Hotel Yoido?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace (7.2 km), Gwanghwamun Gate (6.9 km), and Deoksugung (6.1 km).
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