Halal Hotels Seoul
The Muslim community is centered in Seoul and there are a few mosques around the country. According to the Korea Muslim Federation, there are about 100,000 Muslims living in South Korea, and about 70 to 80 percent are foreigners.
By Crescent Rating, South Korea is 54th rated among most Muslim-friendly countries.
How many mosques are there in South Korea?
Due to the presence of Seoul mosque, the Itaewon district consists of many halal restaurants and grocery stores.
Today there are also mosques in Busan, Anyang, Gyeonggi, Gwangju, Jeonju, Daegu and Kaesong.
Like other tourists, Muslim travelers coming from Islamic countries have particular requirements when they choose the destination for their vacation. Among these requirements, Muslims are concerned about the availability of halal compliant foods (no pork or alcohol in food) and a clean place to pray.
Many international hotels in Seoul do serve halal food that is slaughtered in accordance with the teachings of Islamic Sharia and is free of any substances forbidden by Islam such as pork and alcohol.
Other Islamic countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Oman and Brunei continue to be popular with Muslim tourists. Among non-OIC countries, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, Japan and Taiwan remain the top five respectively, but show improved scores on the index.
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1. Lotte Hotel Seoul 5* – Halal Hotels Seoul
Linked to Euljiro 1-ga Subway Station (Line 2) and Lotte Department Store, this luxury hotel provides 10 food and beverage options and rooms with an LCD TV. Guests can also make use of the fitness centre and spa.
Modern rooms feature carpeted flooring and views of the city. They are equipped with a desk, minibar and safe. The private bathroom comes with a shower and bathrobes and slippers are provided.
Guests can enjoy a variety of cuisines including French, Italian, Chinese and local specialties. La Seine offers an international buffet and a live kitchen. Peninsula Lounge & Bar serves beverage and dessert along with an afternoon tea set. Local dining and nightlife activities can be enjoyed in the nearby area.
A 2-minute walk from the Euljiro 1-ga subway station, this sophisticated hotel is 15 minutes from Dongdaemun Market by subway.
Offering views of downtown Seoul, the warm, modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and desks. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, while suites have living rooms. Club-floor rooms and suites offer lounge access and breakfast for no charge. There’s a female-only floor.
Continental, Korean, Japanese or cooked breakfast is available for a fee.
Dining options include 5 restaurants, 2 bars, a bakery and a tea lounge. There’s a stylish spa, an indoor pool with hot tubs, and a fitness center offering personal training.
Linked to Euljiro 1-ga Subway Station (Line 2) and Lotte Department Store, this luxury hotel provides 10 food and beverage options and rooms with Luxury interior. Guests can also make use of the fitness centre and spa Also In-door swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a variety of cuisines ranging from Korean and Japanese to Chinese and local specialities.
La Seine offers an international buffet and a live kitchen. There is also Peninsula Lounge & Bar, which serves various beverages and desserts in addition to an afternoon tea set.
Location: good and central, with easy access to metro station (about 5 minutes’ walk). The nearest station is Euljiro 1(il)-ga (Line 2). Even though we did not use it, the KAL airport limousine stops right in front of the hotel.
The Lotte Department Store is just below the hotel, so shopping is a breeze. I also like the food hall there. The hotel is also near underground market where you could find pharmacy and other shops.
Food: Throughout my stay I had my three meals at the club and really enjoyed it. The food selection is adequate, especially the vegetables and fruits. They even have halal dishes for Muslim guests which is unusual. We were confident that the food was halal because it came with halal certificate from the local Muslim authority.
This hotel located at the heart of Seoul. Within comfortable walking distance of tourist and local attraction such as Myeong Dong where you could find various beauty shops (one very reason to come to Seoul) or if you are fond of hawker stall offering varieties of mouthwatering snacks.
This area also for you should you after Halal diet.
This hotel is adjacent to shopping mall (Lotte) and walking distance to business district.
Friendly staff, excellent service, check in and check out time were great.
Good location for shopping and food. The cab fare from Incheon airport should be around 55,000 KRW plus toll charges. Tell the cab driver you are going to Lotte Euljiro.
If you are a Foodies, on the right (coming out from the hotel) across the road is the Myeongdong Nite Market, you can check out the local street food. Lotte Departmental Store and Lotte Duty Free is just next door on the right side of the hotel. Stayed on the club floor.
The Club Lounge is situated on Level 31 main building. Tea is served from 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Free flow drinks including alcoholic from 6.00pm to 8.00pm with canapes. Halal food is available at the hotel (by request).
. The breakfast menu was vast and it included all sorts of food to satisfy any type of taste. We are Muslims so we have to eat Halal food but we had no problem choosing edible items. We tried some eastern veg food and they were all delicious!
The staff are truly friendly and helpful. The room is clean and neat and what I liked the most is that they clean the room without misplacing your stuff. I have the habit of putting things is a specific order ad not once did they misplace anything.
Have many nice restaurants with many variety and actually I loved breakfast there. Many middle eastern travellers like it yet it’s expensive, but seoul itself is an expensive city.
Have many halal restaurants around the hotel Indian and Iranian.
How much does a room costs at Lotte Hotel Seoul?
Prices start 242$/night for Superior Double – Main Tower. The Premier Double Room is 370$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This double room features a bathrobe, minibar and electric kettle.
Where to book online – Lotte Hotel Seoul – Halal Hotels Seoul – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Seoul during – Korean Kimchi Festival – which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Seoul on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. THE PLAZA Seoul, Autograph Collection 5* – Halal Hotels Seoul
Presenting boutique accommodation in central Seoul, the well-designed Plaza has free WiFi and an indoor pool. A 2-minute walk from City Hall Station, it offers easy access to the city centre.
Beautifully decorated using modern design elements and soft colours, the air-conditioned rooms at The Plaza feature automated curtains and a large flat-screen TV. Each also comes with tea/coffee making facilities and room slippers.
A 2-minute walk from the City Hall metro station, this sleek hotel is a 27-minute bus ride from the 14th-century Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Contemporary rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus safes and Nespresso machines. Suites add separate living areas. Some provide access to a club lounge with complimentary breakfast, snacks and drinks. Room service is available.
Parking is free. Other amenities consist of 4 restaurants, a bakery and an ultrachic cocktail lounge. There’s also a gym, an indoor pool and a spa, plus meeting and event space. Breakfast is available.
Very nice room modern finishing , n very nice location and close to brand mall and big commercial street ,the pool and spa is nice, all day dining is ok but no to much HALAL food for Muslim.
There’s internet connection all over the hotel.
Even though it is a highly subjective point of view, I can feel the European dignity from the culture of Autograph Collection, whereas I feel the American luxurious comfortness from that of JW Marriott.
This Plaza Seoul, Autograph Collection also has same DNA.
Even though there seems to be no solution in hardware like small size of the rooms (the size of Deluxe Room is 30 sqm and that of Premier Suite is 40 sqm, even without bathtub), the property has wonderful location in the central of Seoul (right in front of Seoul City Hall), fine amenities with Hermes, good qualities of food and top notch services by her staffs with professionalism.
There are many brands of Marriott in the northern part of Seoul. But if I should select one, I would like to recommend this Plaza Seoul, Autograph Collection.
There’s also a great gym that you can go to in the next building over that I would highly recommend. It has a squat rack, benches, heavy dumbbells, and everything else you could want. You can even work on your golf swing there – which I did not, but I was amused that it was present. They also have a Korean style sauna, which I would recommend if you’re a foreigner and are comfortable with nudity.
It’s very relaxing after exercising to use the sauna, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
he location of this hotel cannot be anymore perfect; it is centrally located, close to the Myeongdong shopping area and the subway entrances is right outside of it. We will definitely stay again!
How much does a room costs at THE PLAZA Seoul, Autograph Collection?
Prices start 210$/night for Deluxe King or Twin Room. The Club Premier Suite
is 368$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This suite comes with a living room with a sofa, coffee table and a desk. The living room and the bedroom are both fitted with a wall-mounted TV with satellite and cable channels. En suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower and free bath amenities.
The suite includes access to the club lounge.
The club lounge is available from 06:30 until 22:00 and offers the following benefits: – Four complimentary food and beverage services including continental breakfast, afternoon tea service, hors d’oeuvres and desserts – Free use of the sauna and fitness centre – Free use of conference room for 2 hours – Complimentary dry cleaning service of 1 shirt or blouse per night.
Where to book online – THE PLAZA Seoul, Autograph Collection – Halal Hotels Seoul – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Seoul during – Korean Kimchi Festival – which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Seoul on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel 5* – Halal Hotels South Korea
Located inside an entertainment complex including a cinema, theatre and department store, Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel is directly connected to Shindorim Subway Station served by Line 1 and 2. The hotel houses an indoor pool, spa facilities, a fitness centre and an on-site parking area.
Modern rooms are fitted with a Smart TV, a safety deposit box and ironing facilities. A minibar and tea/coffee-making facilities are provided. Some rooms include club lounge access.
A minute’s walk from the nearest subway station, this contemporary hotel is a 57-minute ride from the Gangnam District and a 16-minute ride from Yeouido Park.
Minimalist-chic rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms offer Nespresso machines, as well as private-lounge access, breakfast and refreshments.
Amenities include a refined buffet restaurant with skyline views, as well as a lobby lounge and a cafe. There’s a fitness room and a spa.
Tried room service as the beef is halal, as we know all Australian beef is halal and slaughtered according to Islam Muslim requirements, tasted some traditional Korean food, very nice spicy kimchi.
Get a T money card from the reception or concierge desk. Basically this card is the equivalent to a UK oyster card. Is used for traveling the underground or buses at a discounted rate.
Rather then passing Single fares. The good thing about the Korean t money card is that you can use the money you load onto the card not just for the transport, but also for food etc in local shops like 7/11 etc.
Across the street there is a home Mart, this is a big supermarket grocery so you can buy nappies, food, clothes at a cheaper price.
How much does a room costs at Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel?
Prices start 182$/night for Guest room, 1 King, City view. The Club lounge access, 1 Bedroom Executive Suite, 1 King is 277$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This double room has air conditioning, bathrobe and iPod dock.
Where to book online – Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel – Halal Hotels South Korea Seoul – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Seoul during – Korean Kimchi Festival – which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Seoul on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. G Guesthouse Itaewon In Seoul 3* – Muslim Friendly Hotels Seoul
G Guesthouse Itaewon is only a 1-minute walk from Itaewon Subway Station (Line 6) and a 15-minute drive from Seoul Station. The property features a roof garden where guests can enjoy a barbecue and views of N Seoul Tower. The property provides complimentary breakfast as well as free WiFi.
Rooms here will provide you with air conditioning and a seating area. Featuring individual locker, free toiletries, private bathrooms also come with towels. Extras include a desk. Guests can choose to stay in private or dormitory-style rooms.
At Guesthouse G Itaewon in Seoul you will find a shared kitchen and dining area where complimentary breakfast is served. Services include luggage storage, and cell phone rental. The property hosts a weekly movie night on Thursdays.
A 3-minute walk from both Itaewon subway station, and a busy street lined with shops and eateries, this funky hostel with striking murals on the exterior and interior walls is 25 minutes from the National Museum of Korea by bus.
Simple rooms and functional mixed and female-only dorms (sleeping up to 10 guests) come with free Wi-Fi and lockers, plus heated floors, air-conditioning and private bathrooms. Upgraded dorms and rooms add flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and microwaves.
A breakfast buffet is included. Other amenities include a cool shared kitchen, a casual rooftop bar with a BBQ, and free laundry service. Bikes can be hired.
Built in 2014, G Guesthouse Itaewon is only a 1-minute walk from Itaewon Subway Station (line 6). Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the guesthouse and Seoul Station is about a 15-minute drive away. Rooms here will provide you with air conditioning and a seating area. Featuring individual locker, free toiletries, private bathrooms also come with towels.
Extras include a desk. Guests can choose to stay in private or dormitory-style rooms. At Guesthouse G Itaewon in Seoul you will find a shared kitchen, dining area and the prayer room for Muslims.
It’s so muslim friendly. There are many halal food near the guesthouse and also a Mosque. There is also prayer room in this guesthouse.
The room is clean and comfortable. The location is very strategic and near subway station. I met new friends here. I love this guesthouse and I would stay here if I have a chance to visit South Korea again.
The guesthouse has a nice rooftop where you can have a nice view on itaewon and Namsan Tower.
The guesthouse have free breakfast every morning and also free laundry. The rooms are really comfy and clean and you have free WiFi everywhere in the guesthouse! Also, the area of Itaewon is very convenient for vegetarian/vegan food and also halal food.
Highly recommended for Muslim travelers. They provide halal breakfast and prayer rooms. Also Itaewon is full of halal eateries! Seoul Central Mosque is located in this area. A couple of minutes away from subway station.
The location perfectly sit in the middle of trendy life of Itaewon district. So many restaurant within walking distance, 7 eleven, subway entrance, near to Olive Young, and many more.
If you’re a muslim then you should stay here, because so many Halal restaurant around this hostel.
Nice place, friendly staff, nearby amenities, clean facilities. As a solo Muslim traveller, its quite convenient, as the Seoul central mosque is only a few minutes away on foot. Lots of halal eateries around. Convenience stores are just around the corner. Don’t speak Korean? It’s okay… most of the signages have English language on them.
Some of the younger crowd do understand English. Its 3 minutes away from the subway. With lots of shops, cafes that’s worth checking out.Would give it a five thumbs up… if only I have them. Am certainly coming back on my next trip to Seoul.
How much does a room costs at G Guesthouse Itaewon In Seoul?
Prices start 63$/night for Deluxe Twin Room.
Featuring Ondol, Korean heated flooring, this room comes with a 33-inch flat-screen TV, fridge, microwave and dressing table with a mirror. The private bathroom comes with a shower and free toiletries.
Where to book online -G Guesthouse Itaewon In Seoul – Muslim Friendly Hotels Seoul – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Seoul during – Korean Kimchi Festival – which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Seoul on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel 3* – Muslim Friendly Hotels South Korea
Making no compromises to style and comfort, Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel offers ultra-modern rooms with free WiFi. It enjoys a convenient location in popular Itaewon District, just 3 minutes’ walk from Itaewon Station.
Artistic murals stand out against the pure white walls of each room, while mirrors give the room a futuristic edge. Each room also comes with a flat-screen TV and a glass bathroom.
The hotel offers various meal options including Japanese, Belgian and Traditional Halal dish.
Set in a funky, contemporary tower, this fashionable hotel is in the Seoul city center, a 6-minute walk from the nearest metro station and 31 minutes by bus from Yongsan Park.
The sleek, trendy rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as iPod docks and colorful artwork. Suites add minibars, and sitting areas or separate living rooms.
Amenities include a chic, modern cafe and a lively nightclub, plus a gym, a chocolate shop and a conference room. Breakfast is available for a surcharge.
Well-placed in the nightlife, culture, restaurants area of Seoul city, Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. The hotel lies 2.Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities.
For those of you who want to venture out, Itaewon Street, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Itaewon Subway station are just some of the attractions available to visitors.IP Boutique Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Seoul.
The hotel is supposedly for couple but with my 2 older kids, they love the hotel because of its coziness and very comfortable. Situated at Itaewon, where it’s easy to find halal food, easy access to public transport to many tourists place, I would definitely recommend this hotel. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful.
Good Location in Itaewon, 2mins away from train station. Location is good with restaurants, 7-11 and starbucks nearby. Bus 6030 from/to Airport is juz across the hotel. Buses to most tourist places is also easily available nearby. Love this hotel, unique and comfy.
For muslims, halal food is all around the area, with a Big Mosque up the hill. Good base for those who wants halal food in Seoul.
The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful, also they are very attentive and reactive to the customers’needs. The room is clean thebeds sheets are changed every day as well as the toiletery. Nescafe capsules are complementery offered. The location is perfect near to Itaewon station, the area is full of Halal Restaurants & shops for muslims and also
Non halal restaurant nightclubs and bars for those who would like to party. Nice boutiques nearby to shop and a Medical center with an international health section for foreigners.
We liked the neighborhood both for easy access to halal food e.g. Halal Guys has an outlet here, and the interesting thoroughfare ; somewhat retro and colorful on one side of Itaewon, and on the other, on Hannam Dong, somewhat artsy- think Music Library with 17,000 vinyl records in its collection, on the other side, all within walking distance.
Bathroom was lined with mirror for a modern twist and equipped with a bathtub.
Location was perfect, nearest metro was about 6 mins walk and airport bus limousine is just across the street. A lot of cafes and convenient stores along the hotel area, with Halal food readily available across the street about 10 mins walk up hill (turn left after MR. Kebab) this makes it the best stay ever.
How much does a room costs at Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel?
Prices start 59$/night for Superior Double Room.
This air-conditioned double room comes with a safety deposit box, a bathrobe and slippers.
Where to book online – Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel – Muslim Friendly Hotels Seoul – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Seoul during – Korean Kimchi Festival – which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Seoul on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
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