As a key global business destination, Seoul is regularly inundated with international corporate travellers either exploring new opportunities or liaising with representatives of their regional interests. In this capital of wealth and trailblazing technology, there is – unsurprisingly – a plethora of premium serviced apartments in Seoul to accommodate those visiting on business.
Planning your next business trip to South Korea’s dazzling capital? Discover some of the city’s finest accommodation options in our guide to the top 5 furnished apartments Seoul has to offer.
1. Grand Mercure Accor Ambassador Apartments
Offering a full range of apartment sizes with varying numbers of bedrooms available, the Grand Mercure Accor Ambassador Apartments has an apartment to suit every guest. These immaculately presented spaces are not only the epitome of sophisticated living, they also offer sublime views across the twinkling skyline of Seoul. Completing the sense of grandeur these apartments exude, all guests are granted access to a state of the art fitness centre, large pool, communal gardens and a residents’ lounge.
Conveniently situated within walking distance of Yongsan station, commuting in and out of Seoul from the Grand Mercure Accor Ambassador Apartments is easily accomplished. In addition to an on-site restaurant, and the many venues within the I Park Mall, the area is well serviced by popular local eateries, including a Bulgogi Brothers Korean beef restaurant and Shilla Famous Bakery, offering delicious local produce and confectionery.
2. Oakwood Premier Coex Center Seoul
Located south of the Han River, the Oakwood Premier serviced apartments in Seoul offer indulgent living spaces filled with luxurious home comforts. Ranging from one to three-bedroom apartments – and even a penthouse – these furnished apartments in Seoul have a distinctive charm, in no small part due to their opulent design and décor. Furthermore, this refined accommodation is complemented by the incredible Coex centre facility, within which the apartments reside.
With so much on offer right on its doorstep, guests of Oakwood Premier serviced apartments can invest hours of their time in the premium venues and attractions within the Coex centre. Featuring a casino, library, aquarium, art centre, and many more installations to explore, a trip to Seoul wouldn’t be complete without visiting this state of the art facility and enjoying its spectacular architecture.
3. Fraser Place Namdaemun Seoul Apartments
Situated further north close to Namdaemun, or the “Great South Gate” – formerly the main southern gateway to the old city – Fraser Place Namdaemun Apartments provide stylish and sophisticated furnished apartments in Seoul, ideal for those requiring a residence close to the city centre. With beautiful fitted furniture throughout within a purpose-built design, these apartments optimise space cleverly, whilst retaining a unique sense of style. On-site amenities include a fitness centre, steam room and even a communal rooftop area for enjoying the spectacular Seoul sunsets.
One advantage of these serviced apartments in Seoul is their proximity to the famous Namdaemun Market – the oldest and largest in Korea. Filled with hundreds of stalls and fixed stores selling traditional food and crafted goods, the market is a sprawling retail centre covering many city blocks. For an authentic Seoul experience, shopping in the Namdaemun Market provides plentiful opportunities to purchase souvenirs or gifts for colleagues.
4. Seoul Loft Apartments
Seoul Loft Apartments are the ideal serviced apartments in Seoul for those who appreciate the art of interior design. Offering voluminous spaces with high ceilings and plentiful light, not least are these living spaces architecturally impressive, but feature a premium finish with original furnishings and art to match. Situated in the Jongno-gu district, these apartments are not only close to a number of leading tourist destinations, but are also surrounded by transportation links, making for easy travel throughout the city.
Nearby Waryong Park is a beautiful retreat for escaping the bustle of the city. With plenty of footpaths to explore, as well as a host of sporting facilities, including badminton courts and fitness centres, the park is most enjoyed by those climbing to its peak to sample views of the majestic city below. You can also touch a piece of history by walking alongside the iconic Seoul fortress wall.
5. Marriott Executive Apartments Yeouido Park Centre
Truly living up to their ‘executive’ title, these Marriot serviced apartments in Seoul have been tailor-made to best suit corporate guests. With an exceptionally high finish and sophisticated décor as standard, visitors feel equally at home and lavished in opulence upon arrival. One of the most sought after aspects of these apartments is the panoramic views of the city and beyond they provide guests, with large floor to ceiling windows an intrinsic part of their appeal.
Enjoy unspoiled nature in the centre of Seoul and visit the Hangang Bamseom Island Eco-scape Preservation Area just a short journey from the Yeouido Park Centre. These now virtually untouched islets are home to 41 species of birds, as well as being a winter habitat for over 5,000 migratory birds. This incongruous oasis is beautiful to behold and should certainly feature on your ‘to-do list’ when visiting Seoul on business.
Now that you’ve seen some of the excellent accommodation we have on offer in Seoul, visit our main site for all serviced apartments available in South Korea – and peruse our list of properties we consider to be some of the best in the APAC region.