13-2, Bukchon-ro 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Located around the tourist information center in Bukchon Hanok Village in Jongno-gu, which is famous as the noblemen”s residential area during the Joseon Dynasty, Cheong Yeon Jae, meaning “a clear and clean connection that further advances to more precious and better relationships”, is a Korean-style boutique hotel that was established by renovating an old hanok, which was originally built in 1935, and opened in 2014. Korean red pine wood was used for building the hanok, while the stones used for the Korean floor heating system decorate the yard. The outstanding structure of Cheong Yeon Jae radiates its charm along with the tiled-roof stone wall and a large gate. The hotel has five guestrooms with pure Korean names – Daon, Dorae, Jini, Sinae, and Doran. Daon, meaning “every good will come“, is a byeolchae (detached house) consisting of two rooms, a bathroom, a small yard; and entering the main building, a “ㅁ”-shaped hanok structure with a small yard, four rooms and a living room is situated in which Dorae, meaning “live a healthy and long life”, the anbang (main room) of the hotel, has a large window with the view of the yard. Jini, meaning “all the luck of the world”, is a cozy room decorated with amiable items. Sinae, meaning “cool and clear”, is a spacious room. From the small courtyard that stretches out in front of you, you can feel the scent of nature. Lastly, Doran, meaning “gather around for a friendly chat”, is a small yet cozy room. The living room and the kitchen are situated between Rooms Dorae and Jini. Every room is equipped with an air conditioner, colorful bedding filled with cotton, and a refined bathroom for guests’ comfortable stay. In addition, its rafters on the ceiling, walls papered with hanji (Korean paper), and wooden furniture add sophisticated and antique atmosphere to the accommodation. Cheong Yeon Jae also provides a Korean traditional clothes experience program, which includes clothes for men, women, and children, and a traditional tea ceremony program to promote Korean culture and help guests to create interesting memories. Moreover, it offers Korean-style breakfast that is prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients every morning and is loved by guests.
46-7, Jungang-daero 692beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan
Angel Hotel located near Seomyeon Station, Busanjin-gu has been in business since 1982. The interior of the lobby on the first floor shows very well how things were back in those days. It's within 10 minutes away from Seomyeon Station, which is at the center of the Busan Metro System, on foot, making it more convenient for the guests to take a subway to go to many of the tourist destinations in the city. In particular, Jeonpo Station on Busan Metro Line 2 is only 5 minutes away. It’s where you want to get off if you want to visit the famous Jeonpo Café, which is listed as one of the "Top Tourist Destinations of 2017." The hotel is a great place to stay if you’re planning to visit the Seomyeon Youth Streets, Lotte Department Store, and NC Department Store, where there are lots to see, eat, and buy.
125, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Busan
Toyoko Inn Hotel is a Japanese hotel chain with 208 franchises in Japan and many more across the globe. Toyoko Inn Hotel - Busan Station 2 is located in central Busan, near a subway station. In addition to 491 clean and cozy guestrooms, the hotel has free internet services, a laundry room, and a communal dining hall on the second floor.
29-29, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Corea Condo was the first condominium-style accommodation in Korea. Among the company's three locations, Corea Condo Jeju is situated within the Jungmun Resort complex. Guestrooms offer views of the ocean stretching to the horizon. Visitors can enjoy a variety of attractions nearby the condo as well as the many amenities of the condo for a comfortable stay.
8-7, Jirisan-daero 2897beon-gil Danseong-myeon, Sancheong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
As one of the two most widely known traditional Hanok villages in the Gyeongsang-do area, the other being the famous Hahoe Village in Andong, Namsa Yedamchon of Namsa-ri in Sancheong has also been dubbed one of Korea's most beautiful villages with the breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of Jirisan Mountain surrounding it. As its name Yedamchon ("village with old walls") suggests, the village is famous for the walls about 3.2 kilometers long in all surrounding traditional Korean houses called Hanok. These walls, which symbolize the "nobility and propriety of Confucian thinkers in the past," are now designated as Registered Cultural Heritage No. 281.The village has many valuable cultural properties, nine of which are inscribed in the list of heritage protected by law, including the Historic House of the Choe Family (Gyeongnam Cultural Material No. 117) and the Historic House of the Yi Family (Gyeongnam Cultural Material No. 118) as well as walls enclosing the houses in the village. Designated as a "theme village" focusing on traditional rural life, Namsa Yedamchon provides visitors with a variety of programs designed to help them experience farm village life, traditional folk games, tour to historic houses, and village school life in the past. Located at the heart of Namsa Yedamchon, the Historic House of the Choe Family features the layout of the traditional homes owned by Confucian scholar-officials in the south of the Korean Peninsula during the Joseon period. The house is characterized by an imposing figure with high and beautifully decorated walls enclosing its premises as well as an exceptionally tall gatehouse (soseuldaemun) and a 230-year-old plum tree standing in the courtyard. The family that had called this house their home originated from the head family of Jeonju Choe's Clan based on the Historic House of Choe Pil-gan in Hangnim-ri of Goseong, Gyeongnam.The main building (anchae) of this house was completed in July 1920, and the family guesthouse (sarangchae), in September of the following year. Other buildings, including the wings of the main gate, storehouse, and cowshed, were also built around the same time. These buildings are arranged to form a square layout with the main building placed at the center of the rear part and two "middle gates" flanking the guesthouse. At the western middle gate is a wall called Naeoedam ("in-out wall"), which was built to keep the main building and gate wings from the visitor's eyes according to the Confucian teaching that preferred dividing a space into two, one each for the male and female members of a family. The main building of the house has a six-bay by three-bay structure with wooden-floored verandahs (toenmaru) front and back, hip-and-gable roof supported by five main beams, and lofty ceiling and raised foundation. It consists of the main bedroom, two subordinate rooms, a kitchen, and a wooden-floored central hall, all furnished with beautifully decorated windowed doors. The guesthouse features a similar layout, a five-bay by three-bay structure covered with hip-and-gable roof consisting of two rooms on each side of the central wooden-floored hall and a "pavilion hall" (nugakbang) with raised floor. The building is placed on the foundation built by piling hewn stones, and it has a superstructure supported by round columns. The gatehouse is a four-bay by two-bay structure facing east, with a wooden-floored hall open to the south, a bedroom, and a pantry. The storehouse on the east of the house is a five-bay by two-bay building with two rooms -- one large and the other small, used for the storage of grains and farming equipment, respectively -- and a treadmill. In 2014, the Historic House of the Choe Family was selected as an Outstanding Hanok. The house has been extensively renovated by the owner, the eldest grandson of the Choe Clan's head family, to provide three modern guest rooms -- two in the family guesthouse and one in the gatehouse -- all furnished with clean toilet, TV, air conditioner, Wi-Fi system, and refrigerator. The house also provides a variety of programs including folk games to help its guests have an exciting cultural experience.
※ Please note that reservations are essential for stay during winter season as services are subject to change due to weather conditions.
228-33, Taegi-ro, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
Nestled at the foot of Taegisan Mountain, Hanhwa Resort Pyeongchang is comprised of ski slopes, a horseback-riding facility, swimming, hiking and other leisure sports facilities available all year round. In addition, it houses a golf club, tour gondola, aroma health care center, walking paths, sauna, banquet hall, bowling site, arcade, convenience stores, pharmacy, and other convenient facilities.
21, Gyeryong-ro 141beon-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
126-20, Soraji-ro 327beon-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
'Salimchae is a 'hanok' guesthouse located in Soraji-ro, Paju where Gongneungcheon Stream and Hangang River meet. It's a great place to stay for those planning to visit some of the popular tourists destinations in Paju including Odusan Unification Observatory, Paju Jangneung, Heiry Art Valley, Young Jip Bows & Arrows Museum, Paju Book City, and Simhaksan Mountain, because they are all within 5km away from the guesthouse. It's also a mere 6km away from Geumneung Station on the commuter rail service Gyeongui-Jungang Line, making it an easily accessible place for those using public transportation. Situated in a 264㎡ area, the guesthouse consists of two stand-alone buildings booked as a whole -- 'Gangbit Baram' and 'Byeolseojeong' -- and guestrooms with an attic room in the main building. The guesthouse can accommodate up to 60 people. The guestrooms in the main building offer a great view of Hangang River nearby. There are a seminar room with capacity of 150, a children's playroom, a ping pong table, a foot volleyball court, and a swimming pool for guests’ use.
20, Insamgwangjang-ro, Geumsan-eup, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Located in Insamgwangjang-ro (Geumsan-eup, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do), the Geumsan Oriental Medicine Spa is an accommodation complex consisting of a health spa facility and a range of studio apartment-type guestrooms including twin, family and suite rooms of different sizes. The complex consists of the Oriental medicine spa on the first basement level, which operates from 5am to 10pm; the Footbath Café, which provides a foot bath facility and herbal teas, and the Korean restaurant, which serves ginseng short rib soup and various Korean beef dishes, on the first floor; and various auxiliary facilities including the Kids’ Café, massage shop, and fitness center, on the second floor. The Spa is located in the central area of the venue of the annual World Ginseng Expo held in Geumsan, which is well known for its excellent medicinal herbs and ginseng. As the Spa is adjacent to the Geumsan Ginseng Exhibition Hall, Geumsan International Ginseng Distribution Center, Geumsan Fresh Ginseng Market, and Geumsan Ginseng Yangnyeong Market, guests can easily experience and purchase ginseng, fresh ginseng, and a variety of medicinal herbs. Geumsan’s specialties are Ginseng Makgeolli (raw rice wine) and deep-fried ginseng.
55, Sinnae-gil 7beon-gil, Gaegun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Daemyung Resort in Yangpyeong with only 30 minutes from Seoul offers visitors a relaxing accomodation along the Hangang river. With total of 191 rooms and 20 different facilities, as well as 7 exhibition and seminar rooms, visitors can enjoy various activities while enjoying the peaceful rest.
43, Baraemi 1-gil Bonghwa-eup, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
This historic house has been the home of the descendants of Kim Yeo-byeong, one of the tenth-generation ancestors of its current occupants. Kim Yeo-byeong was born as the fourth son of Kim Seong-gu (courtesy name: Oheon, 1641-1707), founder of Uiseong Kim's Clan at Baraemi Village in Bonghwa and who was a great-great-great grandson of eminent Neo-Confucian official-scholar Kim U-goeng (courtesy name: Gaeam, 1524-1590). The house is comparatively large, featuring a square layout with a lofty five-bay gate building (soseuldaemun) and the main house of seven bays. The main building (anchae) of the house, located against the backdrop of a pine hill, is believed to have been built over 400 years ago before the founder of the family arrived at the village. The family guesthouse (sarangchae) was renovated in 1876 by Kim In-sik (courtesy name: Amun, 1855-1910), who served as the caretaker (Chambong) of Sunghyejeon Shrine, and Grand Master Tonghun before founding Joyang School, which would later become the present-day Bonghwa Elementary School. The name of the house, Tohyang, came from the courtesy name of Kim Jung-uk (1924-1967), a grandson of Kim In-sik. The latter was conscripted by the colonial authority ruling Korea at the time to serve the Japanese puppet state Manchukuo but fled during a military drill to become a freedom activist fighting against Imperial Japan in the Chinese cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou. He returned home after the 1945 Korean Liberation and studied in Jungang High School and Korea University before serving as a budget officer at the Economic Planning Board. The name of the house inscribed on the plaque hung under the roof of the gatehouse was written by his son Kim Jong-gu in honor of his life and achievements. At the front courtyard of the house is a lotus pond including barbecuing equipment and pottery kiln. In the rear garden is a folk playground with facilities and equipment for swinging, traditional Korean seesaw, shuttlecock-kicking, pitch-pot, and top spinning. The front courtyard also features rustic ceramic pots and rooftiles bearing poetic passages written by the mistress of the house who is a prize-winning poetess. The house provides visitors with an opportunity to experience traditional Korean cultural heritage such as pottery, calligraphy, poetry, and traditional musical instruments. Rich with the heritage of traditional Korean culture and lifestyle, the Historic House of Tohyang guides visitors to refreshment and healing obtained from the legacy of the peaceful rural life of days gone by.
12, Sejong-daero 22-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
New Kukje Hotel has 142 guestrooms and several subsidiary facilities including a banquet hall, a men's sauna and a restaurant. Moreover, its location in central Seoul provides guests with easy access to heritage sites such as Deoksugung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace, cultural attractions such as Gwanghwamun Plaza, Insadong and Cheonggyecheon Stream, as well as shopping districts such as Dongdaemun Market, Namdaemun Market and Myeong-dong.