Josun Palace – a luxury hotel

Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is one of the most extravagant and amazing hotels I’ve ever stayed in. It is a top of the line hotel with incredible art, opulent decor and everything that speaks luxury.

Enter the hotel on the basement level and you’re met with a colossal statue of Daniel Arsham’s Blue Calcite Eroded Moses and marble floors. The hotel has a certain scent to it, apparently a signature perfumed scent. The hotel has valet service and doormen, bellboys on this level to assist with your bags.

Customers, sporting their designer handbags, shopping hauls and twinsets wait for lifts to the 25 floor, which is the grand reception lobby area. This area alone is about the size of 3 of my whole apartments. Plush velvet seats as you wait to check in, admiring the view of the city of Seoul. A giant Teddy of a Josun Palace mascot is there to greet you, as well as incredible bouquets of neatly arranged blooms.

Whilst it’s in Gangham, it’s not close to the main shopping precinct or trains, seems a bit more appropriate for corporate business clients. It’s right next to Centrefield Mall, that has lot of workplaces, and eateries.

Once you’ve checked in, note the rooms are mostly on level 27 and up. But you do have to change lifts between basement level entry and reception to get to rooms, which are via different lifts. Slightly annoying.

Level 24 for deli, which sells cakes, coffee, artisan gourmet products and wines.

Constans is the restaurant which does an incredible buffet (a bit too expensive at roughly $90 AUD for breakfast)!

There’s also the 1914 Lounge & Bar which has plenty of seating and an excellent cocktail list with signature cocktails. Drinks were outstanding. What’s strange is the 10,000-won cover charge to sit at the bar!

We loved their wellness area which has a top gym, with all the newest equipment, separate stretching space, private Pilates and trainers. Bottled water is provided and you are exercising whilst also having a panoramic view of Seoul.

In addition there’s a pool which is an instagrammers dream, or dream lives in reality, for there are plenty of photoshoots happening! Internal cabanas and deck chairs for relaxing too. There’s a lap pool, open swimming space and also a separate kids pool (that I preferred since it was warmer). You do need a cap, but they supply them. It also has a locker room with dryer for your swimwear and beauty products to use after your shower.

Rooms are huge, with comfy beds, work stations, a mini fridge and bar, plenty of mirrors and charging stations (including a wireless charging port). Bathrooms are great, with double vanity area, plenty of beauty products and they’re effectively managed by housekeeping.

Both in the rooms and hallways, there’s high quality art that’s worthy of admiring and it’s certainly evident that a whole lot of architectural and artistic flair went into this place.

Whilst the hotel is super fancy, there were plenty of families and children were welcome, as well as the Instagram influencers.

From every interaction, the level of attention and service is 5 star (10, If that were a possible rating).

We loved this hotel and couldn’t recommend it more. If only my finances allowed for this sort of stay more often!

Josun Palace

Teheran-ro, 231 Gangnam-gu, Seoul

South Korea

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