Where To Stay: Gangnam, Seoul

Hotel The Designers, LYJ Premiere is situated right by the heart of Gangnam. One of the reasons why I love the LYJ Premiere is because of its location. 1. Just across the street is the whole Gangnam strip filled with shops and restaurants! 2. Breakfast wasn’t included in our rate but it wasn’t a problem — it was so easy to find coffee shops and brunch restaurants around the area. 3. It was also 100x easy to get to and from places since Sinnonhyeon Station was literally right there!

Here’s a brief overview of the hotel’s amenities. I wasn’t able to see any of these for myself, minus the lobby and the terrace (which I also did not have a photo of), so I heavily relied on the hotel’s website for the photos.
All photos are mine unless otherwise stated.

A M E N I T I E S 

L Spring (houses a massage, sauna, and snack bar)


Photo from LYJ Gangnam Premiere

Photo from LYJ Gangnam Premiere

Jardin De LYJ (indoor and outdoor bar)


Photo from LYJ Gangnam Premiere

Photo from LYJ Gangnam Premiere

LYJ Terrace (situated right by the entrance of the hotel)


Photo from LYJ Gangnam Premiere

LYJ Lobby



Quick Tip: the hotel doesn’t offer free adaptors for guests, however you can borrow one for a deposit of KRW10,000.

H O T E L R O O M

I had two issues, and two issues only with the hotel rooms.

  1. The space. It was very difficult to sprawl our luggages (we had two big sized luggages, and two carry on luggages) on the floor, given the space. We unpacked our luggages upon our arrival and placed all our stuff inside the only closet in the room. It also did not have a lot of space so I used the chair for some of my stuff.
  2. The lighting. Okay, sue me for being petty but I like my spaces well-lit. I like having the option to turn the room pitch black for sleeping, and crazy bright during the day when I get ready. However, the room we had, and the room we had when we visited last April also had terrible lighting. Even with all the room lights turned on, all the curtains drawn, the lighting was just not enough.


There was only one mirror in the room, and it was inside the bathroom. 

Aside from my two little issues, our stay at Hotel The Designers LYJ Gangnam Premiere was still good and I’m sure it’s a hotel to be considered again for when we visit Seoul. 🙂

Hotel The Designers | LYJ Gangnam Premiere
113, Bongeunsa-ro
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
TEL. 02.567.4000
FAX. 02.567.7093

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