37-11, Mojeong 1-gil, Gunseo-myeon, Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do
Wolindang is a hanok stay located in “Mojeong Happy Village", Gunseo-myeon, Yeongam-gun. The name “Wolindang” means “The place where the moonlight meets the chimney smoke over the forest" in Korea. It was named as such because the locals make sure the structures are in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. With comfortable rooms and various things to do in nature, it's a great place to stay for a family vacation. Wolindang is situated on a hill overlooking the plain. There, you will see Wolchulsan Mountain to the east, Eunjeoksan Mountain to the west, and the fields in the northern part of the village. The village is most well known for its beautiful moonlight, particularly when it cascades down from the peak of Wolchulsan Mountain. It's one of the best places in the country to see the full moon throughout the four seasons. Even the guestrooms are named after the natural features of the village, such as “Mountain Sunset” where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset, “Crescent Moon” where you can feel the calm of the moonlight, and "Plain" where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the plains. There are Oriental paintings by Baek Seungdon and Kim Seungnam in each of the rooms, and that's why the rooms are collectively called "The Wolin Museum" among the locals. As you take a walk in the village, you will see many murals, which are the paintings of the 12 different landscape views seen from Wonpungjeong Pavilion at the end of the village. The murals include some poems written by the villagers. In 2005, the owner of this place moved back to this village, his hometown, and built this traditional Korean house in a large vegetable garden right below the house where his family has lived since the time of his great-grandfather. The house has all the features of a traditional Korean house, including the “numaru”, main floored room, flat stone floor, and red clay walls. The “numaru” and “toenmaru” in particular are great places to enjoy the wind and see the clear sky. Guests can enjoy a meal or tea in the "numaru" located next to the “Plain Room”. The flat stone floor is designed for floor heating from the kitchen furnace, just like the rooms in a house were heated in the past. The kitchen furnace can be used as a BBQ or to cook sweet potatoes. The floors in the room are covered with traditional Korean paper and furnished with starched sheets and blankets. There are a number of programs with nature as the theme for the guests to enjoy as well, such as the “Tea Drinking Experience” program where you get to make and drink your own green tea and yellow tea in the traditional Korean way and “Natural Dyeing Experience” where you can dye your own handkerchief or T-shirt using natural materials such as persimmon, safflower, and tree. Other programs include the cooking class where guests get to make knife-cut noodles with adzuki beans and Korean wheat dough. There is a volleyball court in the grass yard. These traditional experience programs and the large grass yard are two of the main reasons why large families choose this place to stay overnight. As such, this is one of the most recommended guesthouses for families with children or old parents planning for a trip.
23, Magokdong-ro 4-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
Hotel Luce Bridge is a 14-story building located in Magok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul. A mere 10-minute ride from Gimpo International Airport and only a 30-minute ride from Incheon International Airport, it's a popular place to stay particularly among group tourists from other countries as well as Korean tourists since one can get to the subway and bus stop within 5 minutes from the hotel on foot. Many business travelers choose this hotel for a long-term stay because of the trendy style, quality, and reasonable room rates. The hotel has various types of guestrooms, restaurant, banquet hall, and fitness center for the convenience of its guests. There is also a three-story parking building that’s big enough for the guests to park. In addition to the reasonable room rates, another great feature of this hotel is that each of the rooms is equipped with a kitchen.
225, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan, Korea
Hotel Aqua Palace is a cozy and comfortable hotel with a great night view of Gwangandaegyo Bridge and beautiful Gwangalli Beach.
Run in connection with the hotel is Aqua Palace, Korea’s only seaside water park. Main attractions include a 90m slide, a wave pool, and various bade pools (warm water massage pools) that are filled with water drawn from 816m underground. Since the park is indoors, guests can enjoy these and other water facilities all year round.
The hotel is equipped with various jjimjil-bang facilities, a golf center, and guestrooms ranging from deluxe and family rooms to executive and suites with stunning views and a sophisticated interior design.
1, Donggyo 2-gil, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do
Jinsong Hotel offers the refreshing elements of nature and ultimate relaxation in this Jeongnamjin area. Together with the Jeongnamjin market opening every Saturday and the scenic views of a nearby stream by the night, guests can get lost in the comforts of natural environment. The hotel is located 20 minutes away from the Boseong Tea Plantation and 30 minutes from the Haenam Ttangkkeut Maeul (the Southern tip of the peninsula). Other tourist attractions in the region include Yulpo Beach Resort, Sumun Beach Resort, Cheon-gwansan among others, providing one of the best places for sight-seeing. Jinsong Tourist Hotel is the choice hotel recommended for family and group tourists as it is the only hotel-class accomodation in this area richly endowned with tourist destinations.
24, Hangang-daero 71-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul-si
Hotel Elleinn is a top-tier business boutique hotel. It is only ten minutes away from Seoul Station and Yongsan Station, so it is a convenient choice for travelers arriving or departing by KTX trains. It is also close to subway stations Namyeong (Line 1) and Samgakji (Lines 4 and 6).
The hotel features a European-style interior and various convenient facilities including a coin-operated laundry room for long-term guests, and a business center with a printer, a copy machine, and a fax machine. All guestrooms are equipped with up-to-date desktop computers with a high speed internet connection. A bar in the basement can be used for business meetings.
With many tourist attractions nearby, including Myeongdong, Itaewon, Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market, Yongsan Electronics Mall Complex, N Seoul Tower, the War Memorial, and the National Museum, this is a very convenient hotel for business, sightseeing, and shopping.
113, Deungdae-ro, Seo-gu, Busan
Fabulously located along the seaside, Busan Beach Tourist Hotel provides an excellent view of the ocean. Clean and quiet guestrooms come with the sound of the waves and beautiful scenery of flying seagulls. Decorated in classical European style, each guestroom is equipped with a large balcony and high-end wooden furniture. The up-to-date facilities and great service will provide guests with comfortable accomodations. Furthermore, downtown Busan (Nampodong and Gangbokdong) and the famous Jagalchi Market are a 5-minute walking distance away.
132, Gwongwang-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Located at the center of the historic city of Suwon in Gyeonggi-do Province, Ibis Ambassador Suwon is the first and the only international hotel in Gyeonggi-do. 240 guestrooms are equipped with modern comforts such as free internet service, a LCD screen TV, a bidet, and an in-room safe, while subsidiary facilities include a fitness center and a sauna.
One of the big features of the Ibis Ambassador Suwon is the separated management system. Guestrooms are operated by Ibis Hotel, while wedding and convention management is handled by Novotel hotel chain. Both are included in Accor Ambassador Group.
As for the guestroom operation, in order to provide high-quality, customized service at affordable prices, Ibis Ambassador cut out unnecessary services such as bell men, door men, and valet parking services, while the remaining services and facilities are tailored to meet the customers’ expectations about comfortable accommodation.
Meanwhile, a wedding and convention center offers four meeting rooms equipped with the latest facilities, three wedding halls ready to hold special wedding ceremonies, and convention halls that come with luxurious facilities and service.
The Ibis Ambassador has a parking lot with 373 spaces, the largest one in Suwon. A restaurant called ‘Provence’ offers 120 international dishes. On the first floor, ‘Le Parisien’ bar offers guests affordable wine and beer as well as live band performances in a comfortable and romantic French ambience.
6, Gangnam-daero 107-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Located in Jamwon-dong, the transportation hub of Seoul and the center of the Gangnam business area, The Riverside Hotel has outstanding views of the Hangang River and downtown Seoul. The hotel is located a convenient 5-minute walk from Sinsa Station (Subway Line 3). At The Riverside Hotel, guests can enjoy dining, leisure, and culture.
All guestrooms look out on the magnificent nightscape of the Hangang River. Subsidiary facilities include a conference and wedding hall, a top-quality Japanese restaurant, a custom-tailored fitness system, a luxurious spa, an indoor driving range, 24-hour interpretation service, and customer service provided by English and Japanese speaking staff. The beautiful interior decorations and comfort items make a stay in The Riverside Hotel feel like home, perfect for business travelers.
69, Sinjindo-gil, Geunheung-myeon, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Jade Resortel is located in Anheung Port, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, which is packed with peaceful and tranquil places. As the hotel is surrounded by beautiful scenery and the sea, guests can enjoy a tidal flat and fishing experiences, swimming at the beach, and a sightseeing cruise around the nearby islands. The hotel’s view of the sunset over the western coast is sure to be an unforgettable moment for guests. Taean’s seasonal food items include webfoot octopus and blue crabs in spring; long-legged octopus and carp in summer; jumbo shrimp and gizzard shads in autumn; and cubed snailfish soup and fresh oysters in winter.
436, Taepyeong-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Artstay Seogwipo Harbor is a great place to feel Jeju’s culture, art, and nature. It is located directly on the Lee Jung Seop Street, which is home to Lee Jung Seop Art Museum and House as well as many picturesque boutique stores and cafes. Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market, located 10 minutes away by foot, is a good place to sample Jeju’s traditional foods.
There are 241 rooms, divided into mountain and sea views. Sea view rooms enjoy a great view of the Seogwipo Harbor and the sea all day long. All the rooms, including the Deluxe Double, Deluxe Twin, Premier Twin, Premier Family, Junior Suite, and Royal Suite are decorated with a unique combination of beige and base colors. Patterned carpets and chairs next to the balcony add to the appealing design, complete with bedding made from environmentally friendly materials. The terrace of the Royal Suite is furnished with a whirlpool bathtub with a view toward the sea. The living room is separate from the bedroom, which is popular with family guests.
The crown jewel of the hotel is the rooftop terrace, where visitors can enjoy a romantic evening with a view of the Seogwipo Harbor and an exclusive outdoor whirlpool bath. Other amenities include the business center, which offers 24-hour computer and printing services; fitness center; a grand hall equipped with beam projectors and sound system; and The Art Restaurant. The Art Restaurant also offers a breakfast buffet with Korean dishes made from fresh Jeju ingredients, bread, and coffee.
109, Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Lotte City Hotel Mapo is a premium business hotel that opened on March 10, 2009. Conveniently located near Myeongdong, Seoul Station, Hongdae, and Yeouido, it has easy access to public transportation including the airport railroad to Incheon International Airport and Gimpo Airport. The hotel provides 5-star hotel facilities at reasonable prices.
The 284 guestrooms include 100 twin rooms, 182 double rooms, and 2 ondol rooms, while the subsidiary facilities include a swimming pool, a gym, and a business center equipped with free internet service, a fax machine, a copy machine, a printer, and stationary.
The double rooms feature a spacious workplace for business travelers, while twin rooms have a luxurious and comfortable interior. The family twin rooms are for family travelers, and ondol rooms provide a chance for visitors to experience the traditional Korean lifestyle.
The buffet-style hotel restaurant ‘Naru’ features an elegant ambience and fresh dishes cooked at its open kitchen.
1344, Chungseo-ro, Yesan-eup, Yesan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Grand Motel is operated by a poet named Deungdan and located in Yesan-gun, South Chungcheong Province, a beautiful rural village with an expansive view of the fields. Its location near a national highway and proximity to Sillyewon Station and Yesan General Bus Terminal make it accessible not only for guests with cars but also for those using public transport. Guests arriving at Sillyewon Station may contact the motel in advance for pickup services. About 8 min away from the Grand Motel lie the Asan World Flower Botanical Garden and the House of Chusa, which used to be the home of the famed calligrapher Chusa Kim Jeong-hui. Meanwhile, the Sudeoksa Temple and Yedang Reservoir is only a 20 min drive away. There are 24 rooms in the motel, with both ordinary and traditional Korean rooms. Special and VIP rooms are furnished with desktop PCs. The rooms are compact but have been remodeled recently, equipped with amenities like TV, refrigerator, table, toiletries, and hairdryer. All rooms are also complete with bathtubs. Finally, the most unique feature of the Grand Motel is its well-maintained healing garden. Walking across the grass lawn and seeing the blooming flowers are some of the highlights during the stay. The motel does not have breakfast options but offers instant noodles upon request.