Hotels are classified into five categories: super deluxe
(five-star), deluxe (four-star), first class (three-star),
second class (two-star), third class (one-star).
Generally, a double room in a super deluxe hotel cost
approximately 200,000-400,000 won (use of extra services
and facilities not included); in a deluxe hotel 150,000-250,000
won, a first class hotel 100,000-150,000, second class
50,000-100,000 won, third class 30,000-100,000 won. The
prices of hotels vary depending on season and location.
Hotels above deluxe class usually have a fitness center,
sauna, a business center, restaurants and cafes. Hotels
add a 10% VAT and 10% service charge. The 10% VAT (hotel
tax) that was lifted during special tourism periods, such
as Visit Korea 2001 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup, is now
back in effect as of January 1, 2005.
Residence Hotels in Seoul
Fully furnished and serviced high-class apartment flats
for overseas visitors and business people who need intermediate-
or long-term lease. Full kitchen, high-speed internet,
restaurant, sauna, health club, etc.