Intercontinental Grand Seoul Parnas Hotel, How Is It? Honest Review.

A Luxurious IHG Partner Network Hotel.  One of Our Top Hotel Picks in Seoul. 

IHG Grand Seoul Parnas Hotel

I got a rich chaebol kid treatment, first class service in a world-class hotel at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas.  This seems to be the norm when staying at any IHG hotels in South Korea.

Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas is located in the center of Seoul, Samseongdong and Gangnam.  Just within walking distance to the COEX Mall, Samseong Station Exit 5 (Line Number 2), COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, CALT, Department Stores, Movie Theaters, and countless restaurants, cuisines and nightclubs.

Address to the Hotel

521 Teheran-ro, Gangnam Seoul

Check In and Check Out Time

Check in: 15:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM.

Interesting Facts About IHG Grand Seoul Parnas Hotel

Seoul Parnas Room Mini Snackbar

Seoul Parnas Room Mini Snackbar. Too High Priced!

It overlooks the scenic Han River, where many popular Korean dramas, movies, and variety shows were filmed over the years.  The hotel is centrally located in the hub of the business and culture of Seoul.

The Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas Hotel is a 30-minute drive to Gimpo airport, and Incheon International airport is roughly a 45-minute drive.  Samseong Subway Station, Line 2, is a short 5-minute walk away.

Because of its strategic location, it's no surprise that the hotel is extremely popular amongst business travelers.

The luxurious Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas attracts local and international business travelers due to the hotels' close location to the Korean World Trade Center Seoul Complex, the COEX convention halls, COEX exhibition centers, and Korea City Air Terminal.

The Seoul Parnas is close to duty-free shops, restaurants, entertainment, casino, and the Parnas Mall.  You don’t have to leave the hotel, just take the escalator or stairs which will take you underground to where it connects to all of these places.  For those wanting entertainment on the surface, it is close to tourist attractions.

Parnas Mall

Parnas Mall

Attractions Nearby IHG Grand Seoul Parnas Hotel

You can take the subway, taxi, or bus to these locations.  Gyeongbokgung Palace is about 11 km from the hotel, Lotte World is 3.26 km, Myeongdong Shopping Street is 9.01 km, Cheonggyecheon Stream is 9.4 km, N Seoul Tower is 12.63 km.  These are just a few.

The Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas has a 5-star hotel rating.  With that kind of reputation, you know the price to stay there is a premium.

About the Room

Seoul Parnas Room View 2

There are plenty of rooms at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas.  With 517 rooms divided into 34 floors, each room is a luxury experience waiting for you to stay in.

There is free wireless internet, minibar, cable TV, individual climate control, safe for your valuables and luxurious furniture.

Did I mention that the Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas is luxurious?  I loved sitting on the chair and writing on the desk because the desk was a piece of furniture I wanted to buy for my room at home.

The bed was full, comfortable and clean.  As soon as I saw it, I wanted to lie on it and just stretch.  The bathroom was very modern and clean.

Facilities and Features of Seoul Parnas Hotel

The indoor pool is available for guests year-round, and afterward, you can work out or do a little weight lifting in their world-class fitness gym.

There are even fitness classes for those that want it.

Later, recuperate with a professional spa treatment.  Sauna Fee is W42,350.

The Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas even has a ballroom.  After its remodeling completion in 2014, it can accomodate over 1,500 guests and is the largest ballroom in a luxury hotel in South Korea.

What To Eat

IHG Grand Seoul Parnas Hotel Dining Area

IHG Grand Seoul Parnas Hotel Dining Area

The hotel itself offers various cuisines from around the world as well as local Korean dishes in its six restaurants.

The hotel has a morning buffet which is world-class.  There are many different dishes to choose from.  I recommend you grab a little of each and go back for seconds.

I literally did not know what to eat each day because there was so much to choose from.  From the convenience store, I could take the stairs to the underground mall and choose from dozens of eateries.  There is Starbucks, bakery, ice cream store, and so much more.

IHG Rewards Membership and Points

I used my IHG rewards points to stay several days in a standard room at The Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas.  That week, it cost W215,000 per night, but I got in free using IHG rewards points.  I always say, "that the best stuff in life is free stuff."  Don't you agree?

Prices and amount of points to stay will fluctuate up or down depending on the season and month.  Expect to pay more for a room during events and business expos. Spring, Summer and partial winter months will also be very busy.

It was worth every IHG rewards points spent to stay at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas.  Would I do it again?  Yes!

My Final Thoughts About IHG Grand Seoul Parnas Hotel

Overall, the IHG Grand Seoul Parnas is a awesome hotel.  Lock in a great price at the hotel.

I hope to visit Seoul Korea again in the future, and when I do, the InterContinental Seoul Parnas will be on my reservation again.  Next time, I will reserve an Executive Suite.

Cute Asian Girl With Her Cat

Cute Asian Girl With Her Cat

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