50, Samil-daero 32ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Saehwa Hostel’s central location in Jongno, Seoul, gives it unparalleled convenience and accessibility for tourists. Many restaurants, markets, shopping streets, and tourist sites like the Tteok Museum, Jongmyo Shrine, and Changdeokgung Palace are located within walkable distances. Airport limousine bus service brings one from Incheon International Airport to Jongno 3-ga Station nearby, and Seoul Station is located a 15-min subway ride away. The hostel has various room types catering to solo travelers to groups of two to three, affordable prices, free international phone calls (Canada, Japan, United States, China, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Sweden, New Zealand), and a quadrilingual reception desk offering services in English, Japanese, and Chinese, making it ideal for international visitors.
There are 16 rooms in total, including the Single Ondol, Double, Twin, and Triple bedrooms. Each room is equipped with a bathtub to help the guests recover from their fatigue. The front desk has a shared PC and offers free massage chair, microwave, washing machine, and dryer services. There is a free breakfast every morning, consisting of breakfast cereals, porridge, cookies, soybean paste soup, milk, fruit juice, and toast.
129-15, Unmunsa-gil, Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
This hotel is nestled in the beautiful nature of Jiryongsan Mountain to the back, and Unmuncheon Stream to the front. It is located 5 min away by foot from Unmunsa Temple Bus Stop. The three-story building is furnished with a tasteful interior, the common spaces decorated with mint-colored wood on white walls, green plants and chairs hanging from the ceiling. There are five types of rooms in total, mostly intended for double occupancy. The Double and Twin Rooms have a view of the lush mountain. Family Room, which comes with plush bedding, feels like a hanok (traditional Korean house) thanks to the exposed beam design on the ceiling and the windows with wooden frames. The Superior King Room has a large bed and a bathtub for a comfortable stay. Free breakfast is available in the morning, and guests can also choose to grill meat outside, next to a hut and outdoor tables. A walking trail in front of the hotel brings one to Unmunsa Temple, which boasts a 1,400-year history.
5218-10, Chunhyang-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
This hanok (traditional Korean house) hotel shows a different interpretation of hanok’s traditional beauty from Jeonju Hanok Village. The name of the hotel encapsulates Jeonju’s spirit as a city of tradition and art, and the exemplar of the state of Joseon. The hotel complex stands on a plot of land spanning 19,840 m2, containing 11 residential buildings and other facilities like hanok restaurants. Each residential building is named after the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. Jeongjogwan contains six rooms,
all built to modern comfort for all age groups. Grade 2 Silver and Gold Rooms, which can house up to 6 guests, are especially popular for families. The rooms combine modern comfort with hanok aesthetics, like wooden exposed beams and wooden furniture, which help to fill the room with the elegant fragrance of wood.
The hotel has about 150 parking spots, a hanok cafe, and the Convention Center with spaces such as Daejanggeum Hall, Saimdang Hall, Chungmugong Hall, and Hunminjeongeum Hall. Samtaegeuk and Samjogo Restaurants are designated as COVID-19 Safe Restaurants by the city of Jeonju. Jeonju Hanok Village is reachable by car in about 7 min.
6, Bugok 3-gil, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
Located in Naun-dong, Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, Sunrise Hill Tourist Hotel is an ideal base camp for a leisurely trip. The hotel is close to Eunpa Recreation Area that offers a great view at night, and Wolmyeong Park, which is an ideal place for walking. There is a ferry terminal 10 min away by car that takes visitors on a tour of the Gogunsan Archipelago, a major tourist site in the city. There are a total of 40 rooms with slight variations in interior and are all furnished with mood lights on the ceiling. All rooms, from the Standard Double to the Deluxe Twin, Deluxe Ondol, and Suites are equipped with a refrigerator, an air conditioner, a bidet, a hairdryer, and an electric kettle. The large-screen TV also has the latest films on demand. All rooms are furnished with air purifiers and UV sterilizers for hygiene and disease prevention. The bathrooms are equipped with water softeners for smoother skin after showers. Suites are barrier-free for guests with disabilities. The hotel offers a rest area equipped with a water cooler and coffee machine, and the front desk offers simple information in English.
23, Magokdong-ro 4-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
THE FIRST STAY 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.
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.
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.
50, Sowol-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Millennium Seoul Hilton is located on the foothills of Namsan Mountain in Seoul, the center of business, culture, history, and shopping. The hotel is only 15 minutes’ drive away from the city's major business complex and an hour drive away from Incheon International Airport. Millennium Seoul Hilton offers plethora of food from four excellent restaurants, a bar, and a bakery. The hotel also has a business center equipped with high speed Internet connection as well as eight conference rooms and a grand ball room for business and banquet events. Other facilities include a gym, indoor swimming pool, aerobics studio, indoor golf range, sauna room, and spa.
37, Gunam-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
This 32-floor high hotel forms one of the towering giants overlooking Haeundae. The name of the hotel, “Lavi de Atlan,” means “life at Atlantis,” symbolizing the hotel’s wish to offer a comfortable rest in a fantastic surrounding. There are about 430 rooms in total, having a city view, half-sea view, and sea view. Superior and Deluxe rooms offer the view of Haeundae’s vibrant skyline, while the Corner Deluxe Double has a view of the city blending into the sea. Rooms with “Ocean” in their name have a view of the sea. All rooms come with a balcony for an even better view. AMYTIS Sky Lounge at the 32nd-floor of the building and the ALAIRE Rooftop Lounge offer beverage and food services with a great view of the surrounding area. The front desk has a number of items for rental, including a baby crib, wheelchair, umbrella, and multi-adaptor. Nearby sights include the famous tourist areas of the Haeundae, including Dongbaekseom Island, SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, and Dalmaji Hill.
22, Sports town-gil 399beon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
Located next to Uiamho Lake, KT&G Sangsangmadang Chuncheon is a cultural space that combines “art” and “stay,” and Sangsangmadang Chuncheon Stay is a space pertaining to the latter. Housed in a remodeled former Gangwon Sports Hall building, it features a quirky exterior and tasteful interior design. Ivory-colored walls, white duck-down bedding, and brown furniture blend in seamlessly with orange or light green highlights. The management’s attentiveness is made evident in the temperature control in each room and the variety of bed arrangements for greater choice. The first floor of the building has a restaurant specializing in chicken dishes, and guests also have the choice of cooking their own food in the communal kitchen equipped with an induction stove, microwave oven, refrigerator, and cooking utensils. There are even music practice and performance rooms for artists. The surrounding area exemplifies the beauty of Chuncheon’s lakeside nature, best explored with bicycles. Nearby tourist sites include the Gongjicheon Recreation Area, Chuncheon Joung Do Mullegil, and Soyanggang Skywalk.
327, Gwangwang-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
Opened in 1985, Cheoksan Spatel is a natural hot springs with strong alkaline water at 53℃, formed 4000 m below sea level. The water is said to be highly effective in the removal of impurities and treatment of skin conditions. Rooms available include both bedrooms and ondol (under-the-floor heating system) rooms. Each room has a small bath supplied with hot springs water in the bathroom. Guests are also offered a single-use ticket to the hot springs area.
There are plenty of onsite facilities as well, from the hot springs area with many different types of baths to ladies-only spa therapy at Spa Healing Center, walking paths through a pine grove, and an observation deck with a view of Seoraksan Mountain’s Ulsan Peak. Other attractions, such as Sokcho Museum, Seoraksan Botanical Garden, and Cheongchoho Recreation Area, is reachable by car in 10 min.
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 90 meter slide, a wave pool, and various bade pools (warm water massage pools) that are filled with water drawn from 816 meters 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.