ASMALLWORLD is currently offering at 3-for-2 deal for stays at the Conrad Seoul until December 31. Known as one of the best hotels in the South Korean capital, with prices usually above the €300 mark, this is a great deal – especially as it includes free breakfast, US$100 (~€92) to spend at the hotel during your stay, and even gets you double Hilton Honors points and is a refundable fare.
This 3-for-2 promotion is officially valid until December 31, but you can get room rates for €250 or less (when booking three nights) until October. The prices are quite consistent during the year, rarely fluctuating by more than €20-30 during the week. As our availability calendar shows you, weekends are more expensive.
The rooms at Conrad Seoul are very large, measuring 48 m2. You’ll be granted an upgrade (based on availability). This upgrade will probably consist of you getting a view of the river, which may not sound like much, but is definitely worth it because the view is stunning.
The Conrad Seoul is an elegant hotel, located on top of IFC Mall and directly across The Hyunday Mall, some of the most high-end shopping centres in Seoul. The hotel offers all the usual 5-star hotel amenities, such as 24-hour room service or a gym. There are various restaurants on-site, where you can spend your US$100 (~€92), e.g. a steak house on the top floor with a beautiful view of Han River and the Namsan Tower.
I stayed at this hotel in May and was very satisfied with the room, breakfast, and location. The room was absolutely high-tech, with automated blinds, a huge TV, a Dyson hairdryer, and much more. Breakfast offered both Western and Korean dishes. Hilton Diamond members also get lounge access, on the top floor.
Yeouido Park is just a short walk away and probably the best park along the Han River. Also, there are many bus lines in direct proximity to the hotel that’ll take you almost anywhere in the city, and the subway can take you directly, e.g. to Gimpo Airport and Gangnam. The subway station can be reached underground through the IFC mall, which can be very useful on rainy days.
As you can see, the price for 2 and 3 nights is the same, so you are just saving the difference of the rate but also you are getting all the perks from ASMALLWORLD.
While you’re paying €229 per night with breakfast (and other extras) at ASMALLWORLD, Hilton charges €400! That means that you’re saving almost 50%. Add the double points, the upgrade, and the US$100 (~€92) hotel credit, and you might actually be saving quite a bit more than the 3-for-2 percentage of 33%.
You’re also paying a good price compared to other 5-star hotels in the area, such as the Fairmont Ambassador Seoul, across the street, which charges around €272/night (refundable, but without breakfast or any other extras).
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