28-3, Jahamun-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Seochon Guest House is located in Seochon, which is becoming a hot place for tourists in Seoul, and precisely on the road to Suseong Valley, whichis filled with interesting stores and is also well-known for Park Nosoo Art Gallery and the House of Yun Dong-ju (poet). Seochon Guest House is nicknamed ‘Jaeminangol (interesting village)’ after Baekseok’s poem ‘Yeowunangol’, with the aim of providing a visit full of interesting experiences. Passing through a garden and entering the main building, the unique charm of this hanok building, the staircase to get to the first floor from daecheong (main floored room), catches the eye of the visitors. In addition, the building is decorated with various stylish objects including paintings and Korean musical instruments. The terrace situated on the first floor offers an open view of the surrounding area including roof tiles of hanok structures and alleyways in Seochon. It is said that Korean novelist Yoon Hu-myeong also appreciated the structure of the guesthouse, saying, “It is an interesting place.” Built in the 1930s, the house, which has many storage places, was taken by the owner couple in spring 2014 as they were attracted by the house during their trip to Seochon. After the repair work, the ground floor of the house was opened for guests from January 2016, hoping that guests could share their daily experiences and stories with each other. The guestrooms and the main floored room on the ground floor are open to guests, with the exception of the first floor, which is used by the owner couple. The living room is equipped with books, a curved TV, and a table. The tasty meal, which is served in the kitchen, consists of rice and soup with six side dishes and is much loved by guests. The guesthouse offers a total of four rooms – Jae Room, which is the most Korean-style room; Mi Room, which has a combined style of a Korean-style room and Western-style room; Nan Room, which is an ideal room for meditation with a beautiful paper window; and Ahn Room, which is equipped with a veranda and a pretty flowerbed. Every room has its separate charm with various comfortable bedding to provide a quiet and cozy bedroom for guests in the middle of the city. Furthermore, the guesthouse holds a pansori (epic chant) performance twice a year. The owner started learning how to sing pansori to promote the Korean culture and tradition to foreigners. When a pansori performance is held, the owner offers traditional Korean snacks and drinks including sikhye (sweet rice punch), sujeonggwa (cinnamon punch), traditional sweets and cookies, and tteok (rice cakes) to visitors, tourists, and performers. Moreover, it provides cultural programs such as a Gukak (Korean classical music) experience, Korean traditional clothes experience, and making Korean food experience, as well as other activities with guests, such as trip to the city wall between Inwangsan Mountain and Bugaksan Mountain, and the Royal Palace Tour to Gyeongbokgung Palace, etc., as well as a trip to a traditional market.
16-2, Bukchon-ro 9-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Dahmsojung, meaning ‘a house full of laughs’, is a hanok guesthouse that provides sincere services and comfortable relaxation. Located in the middle of Seoul’s city center, this hanok hotel-class guesthouse was built using traditional hanok construction materials including the 200-years-old Korean land pine from Gyeongju, and clay for rooms. The owner originally bought the land to build the residential area for the family, but wishing to promote the charms of the hanok building to foreigners, it was opened as a guesthouse in October 2012. This hanok guesthouse with modern elements is decorated with refined interior items. It provides a special breakfast that consists of steamed rice wrapped in a lotus leaf and tasty side dishes without any artificial seasonings. All the vegetables used for the meals are organic and cultivated by the owner. It also uses refined objects including high quality tableware, bedding (cotton bedclothes with colored stripes), authentic ceramics, lacquered painting by an artisan, and artistic living items. It carries out a cleaning and disinfection process every day as well. In particular, Hinoki cypress with a subtle scent was used for the bathroom. The home bar was installed especially for foreign guests who find it difficult to sit on the floor in the kitchen. These detailed consideration and decorations have attracted many guests including foreign diplomats, VIPs, and so on.
It also operates a hands-on programs including ‘calligraphy’ and ‘making a fan’ that are held on the main floored room and are popular among foreign guests. Dahmsojung offers guests sophisticated services and comfortable facilities with a clean and traditional atmosphere that attracts many domestic and foreign guests.
11, Eulji-ro 12-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Sieoso, meaning a temporary palace where a king stayed during his journey, seeks to make guests feel like a king and treats them like family with sincere services. It has a total of 41 guestrooms of different sizes: Twin Room, Double Room, Korean-style Room, Family Room, and Dormitory. It also offers a traditional Korean clothes experience for tourists. The roof garden, which is open 24 hours a day, is a popular space for exchanging experiences and memories among tourists from all over the world. The hotel provides breakfast from 7am to 9am as well as tourism information about Korea including Seoul.
12, Bangjang-ro Gochang-eup, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Hotel Seok Jeong Hill is mostly frequented by those visiting Seok Jeong Hill Country Club, which is only a 5-minute ride from the hotel. Because it's located away from the country club, however, you need not play golf in order to stay there overnight. The hotel is a 7-story building with 35 guestrooms that are clean and stylish. It also has a seminar room for workshops and business gatherings. The guestrooms can accommodate two or four depending on the number of golfers, and no additional guests are allowed to stay in the same room.
114, Yeongjong-daero, Jung-gu, Incheon
Located just 10 minutes away from the Incheon International Airport, the Hotel Yeongjong in Incheon is especially suitable for early departure or arrival. There are 169 rooms of four types in the 10-story building, suitable for both casual tourists and business travelers to choose depending on the purpose of visit and number of guests. You can have one double bed, two single beds, or a single bed. Rooms are elegant, comfortable, and pleasant overall.
Unseo-dong, where the hotel is located, is a home to different convenience facilities with many restaurants and large supermarkets nearby. There are buses bound for the airport or Seoul, and Unseo Station of the Airport Railroad is a 10-minute walk away. The hotel is a nice place to stay before going abroad or to get some rest after traveling. In addition, World Peace Forest, BMW Driving Center, and Incheon Bridge Museum are closely located.
200, Gangbyeon-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Silla Boutique Premium Hotel is a family-friendly hotel with children's facilities. The Premium Kids Deluxe and Premium Kids Suite Rooms are furnished with a low bed for the safety of children. The hotel has a total of 31 rooms with white and wood-toned interior. There are various room sizes such as Premium Double Bed Room for two and Premium Corner Suite Room for six. Hotel guests can bathe and use the sauna facilities in the spa SpaLux in the hotel building for free and buy everyday necessities from the 24-hour convenience store on the first floor. It’s a mere 5-minute walk from the Bus Terminal and only a 20-minute bus ride from Singyeongju Station. Most of the popular tourist destinations in Gyeongju City are within a 20-minute bicycle ride from the hotel as well.
31, Sanjeong 2-gil, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Jeonju Hotel offers an interrupted view, neat facilities, and comfortable beds. The six-story building has been renovated in 2014 to turn itself into a modern and convenient accommodation. There are three types of rooms: double, twin, and suite. Every room is equipped with a bed, a wall TV, a refrigerator, an air-conditioner, a kettle, and tea. Double and twin rooms are small but pleasant, whereas suite rooms are spacious and comfortable. There are PCs in double and twin rooms.
Guests can enjoy walking or jogging as the Ajung Lake, loved not only by visitors but also by citizens of Jeonju, is located nearby. The deck path above the lake is unique and nice to look at, especially when lighten up at night. The lake is about three-minute drive away from the hotel. Jeonju Hanok Village, the greatest attraction in Jeonju, can be reached in approximately 10 minutes. As the Dong Jeonju Interchange is just 1 kilometer away, guests can easily travel to suburbs or neighboring cities of Jeonju. It also takes less than 20 minutes to the Maisan Mountain in Jinan.
37-7, Jeondongseongdang-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Good Day is a traditional Korean house situated in Jeondong Catholic Cathedral Street in Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do. It was originally built in 1942 and remodeled in 2011 as a guesthouse by the current owner. The guesthouse has most of the features of a traditional Korean house still intact, but with modern amenities added for the comfort of the guests. The floor, walls, and ceiling are coated with red clay, and the ceiling rafters are visible as in most traditional Korean houses. Many guests say that sleeping in a room made of these natural materials helps them relieve fatigue. The rooms are well-insulated and warm for the cold winter days. The guesthouse is close to Gyeonggijeon Shrine, which enshrines a portrait of Taejo Yi Seong-gye, the first king of Joseon, and is conveniently located for those wishing to take a tour of Jeonju Hanok Village featuring hundreds of traditional Korean houses, Omokdae, and Jeondong Catholic Cathedral. In addition to these tourist attractions, there is also a traditional marketplace called Nambu Market with lots to eat and see. The guesthouse owner named it "Good Day" because he wishes all his guests to have a good day during their stay. He decorated every corner of the guesthouse with this in mind. The grass yard and colorful garden are beautiful throughout the seasons. The garden includes a mix of wild flowers, pine nut trees, fig trees, pomegranate trees, grape vines, and jujube trees. The “toetmaru (open living room with wooden floor)" right in front of the garden is also decorated with small flowerpots. The “toetmaru” is the most popular place among the guests because it’s a great place to enjoy the sun and breathe in the scent of flowers. On a rainy day, you can hear the raindrops falling down the eaves. There are six guestrooms at the guesthouse, named "Spring Waltz,” “Summer Tiffany,” “Autumn Pomegranate,” “Winter Festival”, "Sunshine", and "Welcome." The ceiling rafters are visible in all the rooms as in most of traditional Korean houses. The rooms are furnished with TV, refrigerator, and air conditioner. The bathroom comes with shower booth and bidet. People of different age groups come to stay at this guesthouse, and most of them say the guesthouse is clean and comfortable to stay in, thanks to the owner who sun-dries the sheets and blankets on the rooftop, cleans the rooms, and cultivates the garden every day of the year to make sure that the guests can have a comfortable, memorable stay. The guesthouse is conveniently located near a number of tourist destinations as well.
34-2, Guyeong 3-gil, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
Nabijam is a guest house located in the Modern History District which is the center of traveling in Gunsan. The guest house is just 150m away from the Japanese style house (Hirotsu House) in Sinheung-dong and 190m from Chowon Photo Studio which was used as the background of the movie ‘Christmas in August’. Tourist attractions within walking distance from the guest house include Yiseongdang Bakery where you have to stand in the line to buy bread, the old Gunsan Customs, Gunsan Modern History Museum, Gunsan Modern Architecture Center, and Gunsan Resistance Memorial Center. There are also many famous restaurants near the guest house making tour of Gunsan more pleasant.
The name of the guest house, Nabijam, is a pure Korean word which can be literally translated as ‘Butterfly Sleeping’ which means the looking of a baby sleeping soundly with its arms stretched wide outwards. The owner of the house made its name so wishing that the guests could sleel well like babies. There are 4 rooms in the guest house – Areun Areun, Sogeun Sogeun, Jaejal Jaejal and Todak Todak each of which can accommodate basically 2 persons and maximum 4 person. There are small attic attached to each room except the Jaejal Jaejal Room. You will feel as if you are in a relative’s house. You can hear information about traveling in Gunsan, good restaurants and the storiss of the community from the host who is living in the Anchae (main house). Good breakfast, prepared with local produce including the famous Bakdae, is available. The guests of Nabijam can have 1,000 won discount on the rental of modern clothes and additional 1,000 won discount by presenting the receipt of the spending in the Modern History District (the Time Travel Village). It is possible to do city tour of Gunsan by submitting an application. Please reserve your slot via email. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
116, Ingye-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye is InterContinental Hotel Group's (IHG) first business hotel to open in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do. Located at the center of the city, Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye aims to offer convenient services to tourists traveling within areas of Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. A total of 249 double and twin bedrooms take up the 3rd to the 14th floor of the hotel, offering a great view of the city park. All rooms are equipped with an i-Pod docking station and offer free Wi-Fi connection. Not only does the hotel provide free breakfast for in-house guests, but it also has a Grab & Go Bar where guests can enjoy a light meal as well as freshly brewed coffee.
1038, Poseok-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Located in Gyeongju City, Hwangnamgwan is a traditional Korean style accommodation which opened in April 2014. The place looks like a small hanok village with 4 one-story buildings and 2 two-story buildings, constructed on about 5000㎡ of building site. The buildings are equipped with modern convenience facilities but manage to preserve the antique flavor of traditional Korean house. All rooms are equipped with a bathroom. A bathtub is installed in the largest room, Numaru Suite. Auxiliary facilities include the seminar room which is located in the two-story building. There are a cafe and a pizza restaurant on the first floor for meetings or simple meals. Guests are given discount coupons for the cafe.
Various traditional plays can be enjoyed in the hanok. It is possible to take photos with the beautiful Hwangnamgwan building in the background wearing traditional Korean clothes. You can also play Neolttwigi, Tuho, and Jegichagi in the wide yard and experience twisting legs, bastinado, turning the millstone, fulling, Pogurak (dancing play), etc. which have appeared on TV dramas. It is possible to receive discounted services at nearby affiliated facilities: 50% discount at Spalux Jjimjilbang, Kids Cafe, and Sport Town Bowling Center. Famous tourist attractions such as Cheonmachong Tomb, Cheomseongdae Observatory, and Banwolseong Fortress are within walking distance; and the National Gyeongju Museum and Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park are likewise not far from Hwangnamgwan.