7, Yulgok-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Located near Gwanghwamun Gate, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Somerset Palace Seoul is a great hotel to stay for both travel and business. Within walking distance are a number of popular tourist destinations including Gwanghwamun Gate, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Sejong Center, and Insa-dong. It’s also easily accessible to various means of public transportation, such as Anguk Station (Line 3), Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5), and Jonggak Station (Line 1). It has a total of 400 guestrooms furnished with a personal safe and a home theater for the convenience of the guests. It also has a large parking lot, which is a good thing for the guests because it's very hard to find a parking space in downtown Seoul. All the rooms are furnished with washing machine, dryer, and iron for business travelers. Computers and printers are available in the Business Center located in the same building. Oher amenities include a rooftop garden, an outdoor swimming pool, and a Jacuzzi. The outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi are closed during the winter season.
22, Jujeongsan-ro, Suanbo-myeon, Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
Hotel is a first class (four-star) hotel located in Suanbo, an area known for
its hotsprings and natural landscape. The hotel has 101 guestrooms, a seminar room, lecture hall, conference room, banquet hall, and
grand halls for big gatherings.
The hotsprings of Suanbo boast an impressive 1000-year history and the water is known to be benefial for relieving fatigue and treating certain diseases.
6347-17, Iljudong-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
The deep blue waters of the ocean, the volcanic rock and cliff formations, and trees and flowers that are rarely found on land are just some of the fantastic sights that can be enjoyed at the Sono Calm Jeju. The resort complex is fully equipped with relaxation, leisure, and entertainment facilities. These include comfortable guestrooms, a fitness club, seawater pools, and other facilities that will cater to the guests’ every need.
Sono Calm Jeju has three categories of guestrooms: ‘Shineville’ in the main building, ‘Luxury’ in the new building, and the resort’s villa-style ‘Royal Suite’. All the guestrooms have large panoramic windows so visitors fully appreciate the resort’s superb surroundings. Some of the facilities available include a fitness club, restaurants, karaoke, cocktail bar, saunas, an outdoor swimming pool, banquet hall, and more.
14, Gwangwang-ro 408beon-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
51, Baraemi 1-gil, Bonghwa-eup, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Manhoe Historic House is located in the village of Baraemi, whose name means “a village under the sea.” As a place where literary and intellectual endeavors have flourished since ancient times, Manhoe Historic House’s representative structure is Myeongwolu Pavilion, where ancestors studied and recited poetry amid the beautiful landscape of Sobaeksan Mountain. It is said that about 1,000 poems were composed at the pavilion in the old days.
The house is also the birthplace of the independence movement in Korea. Local Confucian scholars led by Independence activist Kim Chang-suk gathered together at the pavilion right after the March 1st Movement in 1919 and wrote the petition for Korea’s Independence, which was eventually submitted to the Paris Peace Conference. Recently, many hundreds of letters exchanged between independence activists were also discovered at the house.
The house is a square-shaped hanok structure consisting of a ‘ㄷ’-shaped anchae (women’s quarters), a ‘ㅡ’-shaped sarangchae (men’s quarters), a jungmunganchae (middle gate building), and a courtyard. The anchae, which is over 320 years old, has been inhabited by the descendants of Kim Geon-su, a civil official of the late Joseon period, for six generations, The sarangchae, which is over 200 years old, was added to the original house at a later date.
The house was mainly built with red and solid Chunyang pine wood, and is well preserved as a result. The sarangchae has a half-hipped roof, and comprises a sarangbang (main room), daecheong (main floored room), geonneonbang (a room opposite the main room), and toenmaru (a narrow wooden porch running along the outside of the building). The guestrooms of the sarangchae and jungmunganchae include the Sarangbang, Seonangsil, and Baraemisil Rooms, of which the Sarangbang and Seonangsil are equipped with an individual indoor bathroom.
In particular, the anchae is a cozy well-insulated building comprising a daecheong in the middle, a sangbang room on the left, and a gobang (storeroom) and anbang (main room) on the right.
Every room of the anchae is decorated with paintings by the owner’s daughter, fabric artworks, and antique wooden furniture. The anbang, which has an attic and indoor bathroom, can accommodate up to eight people. Guests of the sangbang and gobang need to use the external bathroom.
Right next to the house is a farm covering an area of 6,600m2 where over 100 kinds of crops are cultivated organically, including wildflowers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, corns, peanuts, salad leaves and other vegetables, which are available for guests. Although the house doesn’t provide a breakfast, guests can pick vegetables in the field and cook them in the communal kitchen or at the BBQ facility in the outer yard. Meanwhile, the nearby Songyigukbapjip restaurant specializes in the delicious local dish made with pine mushrooms.
The house provides a variety of traditional experience activities including Tuho (stick throwing), Seunggyeongdo (chess), Neolttwigi (Korean jumping game similar to see-saw), Sijo composition (traditional Korean three-verse poem), a traditional musical instrument experience (six-stringed Korean zither, seven-stringed instrument, gong, etc.), and a woodblock printing experience.
176, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
JW Marriott Seoul is a luxury hotel with outstanding interior design that displays the beauty of Korean aesthetic. The hotel's restaurants are serviced by top chefs and food consultants. The staff aim to make each guests' stay a comfortable and pleasant one. Additional amenities within the hotel include various entertainment facilities and a fitness center offering personalized wellness programs.
17-1, Gyeonggang-ro 2213beon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
Gangneung Station Guest House is the nearest guest house to Gangneung Station. As it is located in the city center and almost all buses pass nearby, it is the optimal place to stay for tourists in Gangneung. First, it is situated around the Jeongdongjin shuttle bus stop and the bus stop to to Gangneung from which tourists can take a ferry to get to Ulleungdo Island. Guests can also easily reach the nearby bus stop for various bus services to Gangneung’s main tourist attractions including Gyeongpodae Pavilion and Sogeumgang Valley. Moreover, the free shuttle bus stop to Yongpyong Resort and Phoenix Pyeongchang, two of the venues of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, is also adjacent to the guest house. Offering guests relaxation amid a quiet and pleasant atmosphere, Gangneung Station Guest House is the ideal place to enjoy peaceful music with tea and coffee. It also offers a breakfast of hot rice and soup.
10, Samseong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Honey Crown Hotel features 61 guestrooms with a view of Hallasan Mountain as well as of the ocean. Guests may enjoy the only jogging track in Korea that is lined with subtropical trees and plants. In addition, the hotel has a banquet hall, an outdoor reception hall, an annex housing seminar rooms, and dining facilities.
15, Badeurae 1-gil, Dong-gu, Ulsan
Ulsan Hotel Good Morning is housed in Korea's largest industrial city, the business center of Ulsan. Good Morning Hotel provides a free environment for its guests to have a nice vacation and do business. Near the business hotel are Hyundai Heavy Industries, Hyundai Motors, and other large industries along with tourism areas such as Ulgi Park, Ilsan Beach, and more.
The newly constructed hotel offers large guest rooms in a delightful atmosphere and an internet infrastructure perfect for those on business. The suites, in particular, come equipped with PCs, combining a personal office and a waiting room. Restaurants include a Western restaurant, Chinese, European, Italian, and a seafood restaurant to please all guests of different tastes. Other facilities include an arcade, bar, Karaoke, and more, for one-stop entertainment.
45-41, Omokdae-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Situated within Jeonju Hanok Village, Siwon is a hanok experience hall designated by the local government. The names of its individual rooms carry such meanings as “a wish for a life full of love, health and joy”. Each room (except the Gadeukbang) has a small attic where guests can have fun climbing up and down a ladder.
The clay structure with a wood shingle roof is the source of many fond memories for the owner, a permanent fixture of the village, who was born and grew up in the house. The house was once called “the house of persimmon trees in Ssangsiam alley”.
Although the framework of the house was completed in 1954, it has only been open to tourists since it was repaired and renovated in 2014. The house has been fully insulated against draughts and sound-proofed, transforming into a comfortable, cozy guest house that retains the unique beauty of a traditional Korean hanok.
The house’s yard contains a small flower garden and a swing, as well as a space where guests can play tuho, a traditional game in which the players try to throw sticks into a canister, jaegichagi, and other traditional games. In addition, guests can try their hand at woodcraft by cutting and carving pieces of wood into artworks of their own making.
A number of attractions are within walking distance of Siwon, including Gyeonggijeon Shrine, which contains the portrait of King Taejo Seong-gye Yi, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty; Jeondong Cathedral, which features a European architectural design; Omokdae, where King Taejo defeated the Japanese army and held a banquet; Jeonjuhyanggyo Local Confucian School; Namcheon Bridge and Cheonyeonru Pavilion; Nambu Market, a foodies’ paradise; and the Youth Mall
177, Walkerhill-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
Grand Walkerhill is located in the center of Seoul, surrounded by beautiful nature and the Hangang River as well as the greenery of Achasan Mountain. It offers a comfortable resting place, banquet halls, and venues for entertainment, aiming to be a specialized premium hotel and valued as the best urban resort. It is equipped with 557 guestrooms, eight restaurants and bars, and nine banquet halls including a large banquet hall that can accommodate up to 1,000 people. The hotel also features an outdoor leisure sports area and kids club for a more exciting stay.
99, Hanji-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Beginning of brightness that is what Hanok Guesthouse Dankyung means. The name reflects the politeness and consideration of the people of Jeonju. It also carries the wish for the guests of the guesthouse to become polite and considerate as well.
Since it was built in June 1943, Dankyung has kept its original form intact through the turbulent period of Korea's liberation from Japanese colonization, Korean War, and modernization. Despite the traditional form, the approximately 70-year-old Hanok is convenient to use and is beautiful in shape, emitting its beauty and gracefulness to the visitors of Jeonju Hanok Village. Anyone staying in Dankyung will feel as if he/she has become a noble man/woman of old Korea.
The white birch garden at the entrance, maple tree, and apricot flower tree in the yard create a seasonal atmosphere. Dansil, Hyangsil, and Gyeongsil of the main building and Byeolsil and Dasil of the separate building are equipped with a wooden floor, giving off a delicate wood scent. The gallery opposite the garden displays artworks and provides a space for guests to have breakfast or drink coffee or tea. The rooftop of the gallery is a special place for guests so that they can enjoy an uninterrupted view of Jeonju Hanok Village over drinks.