Jamsil-dong

Seoul
Jamsil-dong
This area of Songpa-gu in Seoul is best known for the Lotte World Tower, one of Seoul’s most eye-catching and entertaining family malls.

In Jamsil-dong you can go indoor ice skating, visit a mind-boggling 3-D art space where you insert yourself in the paintings, watch a Disney-style show with the kids and take the monorail to an idyllic urban park in the Jamsil Special Tourist Zone.

Like most of Seoul, Jamsil-dong has changed dramatically over time. “Dong” means “district” and “Jamsil” means “place for sericulture,” which refers to the tradition of silkworm breeding in this once rural region.

Gaze up at the architecturally impressive Lotte World Tower on Olympic-ro. Head west, crossing over the Songpa highway to reach Lotte World, an entertainment precinct with the Lotte Department Store, restaurants, hotels, Lotte World Ice Rink and Lotte World Adventure, a giant theme park that includes the Lotte World Folk Museum,.

Try all the rides or spend a few hours in the swimming pools or on the ice rink with the kids. Regular parades, shows and narrated tram rides make the little ones forget all about their sore feet after a morning in the mall. There is also a haunted house for a spooky tour for the braver kids and adults. Still not scary enough? Then how about an indoor bungee jump?

The rest of Jamsil-dong is mostly a business district with offices and residential blocks. You can find most of the area’s restaurants and shops in the maze-like underground mall surrounding Jamsil Station.

If you don’t mind commuting to see all the central Seoul tourist sites, you could stay in one of the Lotte World hotels. This allows you to make the most of the cheaper room rates of the area and heavily discounted evening passes to the Lotte World Adventure theme park. If you’re a keen sports fan, you can watch a game at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in nearby Olympic Park.

A special side trip is Seokchon Lake Park, which used to be part of the Han River before the land was reclaimed. Seokchon-hosu’s Magic Island isconnected by monorail to Lotte World Adventure, so it’s really easy to get there. The park looks like something out of a fairy tale in early spring, when the cherry blossoms are out.


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Pharos Hotel
Pharos Hotel
3.5 out of 5
5, Olympic-ro 10-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 138-861
The price is £55 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, valet parking and a business centre. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (955 reviews)
"Large comfortable room, decent cleanliness. Noise insulation is acceptable, and plenty of food options in the area"

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2022

Pharos Hotel
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
4 out of 5
362, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-220
The price is £62 per night from 26 Jul to 27 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,439 reviews)
"It’s a really nice hotel and it’s in the middle of everything. Only problem this time was my room had many fruit flies for some reason and I don’t know what it was but I wasn’t able to catch a deep sleep. Everything else was ok."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2022

LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
L7 Hongdae by LOTTE
L7 Hongdae by LOTTE
4 out of 5
141, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 03995
The price is £72 per night from 30 Jun to 1 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,164 reviews)
"I’ve been a long time client of the property and stay in L7 Hongdae each time I am in Seoul. I am always very pleased by the location of the property, amazing view over Mapo, cleanness of the rooms and staff gentleness."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

L7 Hongdae by LOTTE
ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun
ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun
4 out of 5
36, Sejong-daero 11-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 04513
The price is £55 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,652 reviews)
"Staff is very friendly and helpful, i have covid testing questions, and the lady at the front desk went above and beyond, as far as to call multiple places to see if they were open and how much it cost"

Reviewed on 29 May 2022

ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun
Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
4 out of 5
366, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04323
The price is £61 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (946 reviews)
"Great hotel with good location and affordable price."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
The Shilla Seoul
The Shilla Seoul
5 out of 5
249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 04605
The price is £262 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,062 reviews)
"I have to say, the level of friendliness, courtesy and kindness among the staff here at the Shilla Hotel is quite wonderful. I'm a big fan of mindfulness--of being in the moment with attention and compassion for yourself and others--and I think the staff at the Shilla embody that mindset. That's ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2022

The Shilla Seoul
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