Whether you’re coming to Seoul for business or pleasure, consider a serviced residence as a happy alternative to a hotel room or Airbnb during your stay in Korea. Serviced residences are fully furnished apartments available for short-term or long-term visitors. They provide hotel-like amenities and services (like housekeeping, room service, transportation, and fitness centers) to make your stay as convenient as possible. All of the serviced residences in Seoul are geared towards foreigners, and as a result, offer fully bilingual staff and services.
Here at 10 Magazine, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best-serviced residences in Seoul.
Located in Mapo-gu, DMC Ville aims to provide a stay in Korea that is both pleasant and comfortable. The different residences range from single, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments that are all fully-furnished. The facilities also include an indoor playground, pool, and exclusive sports center for its residents.The DMC Ville Vehicle is also available to residents, and provides transportation to and from Yonsei University, DMC subway station, Costco, and several other locations around Seoul.
Vabien Suite 1 Serviced Residence is located in an ideal business area and is the perfect place for those travelling to Seoul on business. Four different types of residences are available: the Deluxe Suite, Executive Suite, Residential Suite, and Vabien Suite. Each room is fully furnished and includes a variety of amenities such as air-conditioning, a dishwasher, a washing and drying machine, a television, a microwave oven, and more.
Marriott Executive Apartments, or MEA, operates under the motto, “You don’t stay here, you live here.” An award-winning hotel and serviced residence located in Yeoido Park Centre, MEA offers 103 stylish furnished residences that range from studio apartments, 1-bedroom apartments, 1-bedroom suites, 2-bedroom suites, to executive suites.
MEA’s facilities include a world-class fitness and spa, a swimming pool, a park cafe, a wine bar, and a library.
Brown Suites Residence is located within walking distance of Chungjeongno Station and Seoul Station. Its main clientele are those in Seoul on business, and therefore the residence’s facilities include business/conference rooms as well as other event rooms. Brown Suites Residence also offers various amenities in each suite such as LED TVs, fully-equipped kitchens, washing and drying machines, shower necessities, and more. Six different types of residences are available: the Deluxe Room, Deluxe Family Room, one-bedroom suite, two-bedroom suite, family room suite, and penthouse premier.
Fraser Place offers over 270 fully-furnished Gold-Standard luxury residences. Five different types of residences are available: studios, one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom apartments, and penthouse apartments. It is conveniently located in the business and cultural district of Seoul, so it is perfect for those coming to Seoul for either business or pleasure. Fraser Place offers many amenities, and every apartment offers a modern and well-equipped kitchen, free wi-fi, and washing and drying machine. Fraser Place also offers babysitting services, a 24/7 fully-equipped gym, and more.
Located in one of the best parts of Seoul, Oakwood Premier Coex Center is a luxury serviced residence center that offers a total of 280 fully furnished apartments. Oakwood Premier Coex Center offers a blend of extravagance and attention to detail along with the perfect combination of space, color, and rich designs to provide a quality serviced residence for both business and leisure travelers.
Orakai Insadong Suites is located within walking distance of Seoul’s commercial and business districts. Each of its rooms include amenities such as a fully-furnished separate living, kitchen, and bedroom area, central air conditioning and heating, a washing and drying machine, high-speed internet access, an in-room safe, and more.
Located in downtown Seoul, Somerset Palace Seoul offers comprehensive business services and recreational facilities for those in Seoul for business or pleasure. Guests can choose from several types of spacious serviced residences, that range from studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom or penthouse apartments. Each apartment is custom-designed with designer furnishings and fitted with a fully-equipped kitchen, washer, dryer, home entertainment system, satellite and cable LCD TV, broadband Internet access and telephone with IDD services.
The Classic 500 Pentaz Executive Residence offers spacious and luxurious suites. Four different residences are available: the Superior Suite Room, Suite Room, Junior Suite Room, and Deluxe Room. Each suite comes with a flat-screen satellite TV, an in-room safe, large seating area, free Wi-fi, a microwave oven, a rice stove, a washing machine, and a wine cellar. The Classic 500 Pentaz Executive Residence offers a free-use fitness center as well as a sauna, spa, indoor golf, and massage services at an additional price. To make your stay more convenient, a 24-hour luggage storage and international breakfast buffet are available.
Conveniently located in downtown Seoul, Ever8 Serviced Residence offers high-quality services at reasonable prices for those coming to Seoul for both business and leisure. It is known for its modern and environmentally friendly designs, and is located near Sinchon subway station for easy access to anywhere in Seoul. Ever8 offers currency exchange and luggage storage services to make your stay in Korea as convenient as possible.
All photos courtesy of the respective serviced residences.