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.
240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Lotte Hotel World is located in the Jamsil area of Seoul. It is directly connected to both Lotte World, the world's largest indoor theme park, and Lotte World Mall, the largest multiplex in Asia. The nearby Seokchon Lake also creates a beautiful ambiance. The hotel is equipped with facilities to host international events and gatherings though banquet halls and meeting rooms of various sizes. The Lotte World character themed room is also available for a special experience.
50, Noseongsanseong-gil, Noseong-myeon, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Located in Noseong-myeon, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Myeongjae Historic House was built by Yun Jeung (pen-name: Myeongjae, 1629-1714), a scholar during the reign of King Sukjong (r. 1674-1720) of the Joseon Dynasty. It is said that although the king granted him a government post on eighteen occasions, Yun, being a straightforward sort of person, declined them all. As he practiced the virtue of simplicity and sharing in life and taught it to younger generations, the house escaped destruction during the Donghak Peasant Revolution (1894) and the Korean War (1950-1953) thanks to the efforts of his disciples. Thus, in keeping with his character, the house looks moderate compared to the homes of other aristocrats, although it exhibits a refined interior and a scientific design. The house consists of a sarangchae (men’s quarters), anchae (women’s quarters), and daecheongmaru (main floored room) configured in a square layout. The sarangchae itself consists of the keun sarangbang (large room) flanked by a daecheong and a numaru with an open view of the village and a mountain, the jakeun sarangbang (small room), the ansarangbang (inner room), and the daemungan (gate). To the right of the house is the spectacular sight created by a platform filled with hundreds of crocks for traditional sauces and condiments. The wall situated between the sarangchae and the anchae was designed to prevent people from looking into the anchae. There is also an open space below the wall from which one could see the shoes of a visitor, thus enabling the occupants of the anchae to know whether there was a visitor or not in the sarangchae. In addition, the gotganchae (storage quarters) situated next to the anchae is designed in such a way that it diminishes in size towards the north because the summer wind blowing from the south escapes the narrow passageway of the north, so it blows faster and the surrounding area gets colder, while the wind winter blowing from the north escapes the large passageway of the south, protecting the building from the bitter wind of the north. Therefore, the storeroom at the north end of the gotganchae remains cool even in summer, thereby preserving the things (food and other commodities) stored there. The guestrooms of the house include the three sarangbang rooms in the sarangchae building and the geonneonbang (a room opposite the main living room) in the anchae. The entire sarangchae building including the numaru can be rented too. Guests can also rent the thatched-roof byeolchae in the courtyard, which features a choyeondang equipped with a sound system and a beam projector, as well as a modern bathroom, for group meetings or performances. The house also runs a variety of paid traditional experience programs including Gukak (Korean classical music), tea ceremony, natural dyeing, and so on. Other noteworthy features of the house include the sarangchae’s distinctive gate, which combines a sliding door with a hinged door, the looming presence of a mountain to its rear, and the little round island (pond) planted with an old crape myrtle at its front.
12, Jungang-daero 196beon-gil, Dong-gu, Busan
Toyoko Inn Hotel is Asia’s largest business hotel chain and has branches in the USA, Germany, the UK, and China in addition to 242 branches in Japan.
The Busan Station branch of Toyoko Inn Hotel is located within walking distance of Busan Station and offers clean and comfortable guestrooms at affordable prices. By eliminating frivolous services and facilities, Toyoko Inn Hotel is able to offer reduced room rates without sacrificing basic comforts.
The hotel operates under the mantra ‘comfortable and clean accommodation near the train station’ and is geared mainly towards business travelers who need some rest and relaxation before continuing on their way. Desktop computers with wireless internet connection are available at the lobby for guests’ convenience.
22-2, Sejong-daero 14-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Daewoo Motel reopened in 2013 with neat facilities after remodeling the rooms. The place is good for solo travelers looking for an inexpensive lodging. There are three types of rooms: single room, double room, and twin room. The rooms are equipped with a desk which can also be used as the dressing table, refrigerator, safe deposit box (except the single room), and bathroom with the latest interior. The room is rather spacious even with a lot of luggage. Water purifier serving both hot and cold water and a microwave are positioned on each floor to enable simple cooking. Free simple breakfast composed of bread, coffee, etc. is offered in the morning.
Daewoo Motel has good access to tourist attractions and shopping malls; Namdaemun Market, Deoksugung Palace, Myeongdong, and Euljiro Street are located within 10 minutes’ walk, and the Youth Street in Jongno and Cheonggyecheon are one station away by subway. Bukchang-dong, the place where Daewoo Motel is situated, is famous for delicacies together with the neighboring Namdaemun Market. Euljiro Whelk Alley, Jongno Pimatgol, and Gwangjang Market are also located near Daewoo Motel so that you can enjoy the diverse food selections of Seoul.
The staff at the front desk will help you find travel information in English, Japanese, and Chinese.
129-15, Gucheondong 1-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Muju Sun Flower Cottage Hostel is a family-friendly rental cottage located in the Muju Gucheon-dong Tourist District. It is a great place to appreciate the beautiful, majestic scenery of Muju and refresh yourself in the midst of Gucheondong Valley's clean nature. In particular, Muju Sun Flower Cottage Hostel is adjacent to the valley located in the upstreammost part of the tourist district, fully benefiting from the goodness of the region with its great mountain and clean water. With its deck near the valley, the place is just right for spending time playing in the water during summer and looking at the scenery of the valley during spring and autumn. The herbal tea provided to the guests is brewed from the wild herbs collected and roasted by the owner and is on the house. At the cafe, guests can help themselves to the herbal tea, coffee, toast, and fried eggs for breakfast. The room names Sunflower, bellflower, daffodil, cherry flowers, etc. are easy on the ear. All rooms are heated from the floor (Ondol) and are in the color of lavender, creating a comfortable atmosphere.
737, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Hotel Riviera is a top-class hotel that was first opened on December 12, 1987, with the philosophy of creating a whole new hotel culture. The hotel is located south of Yeongdong Bridge in Cheongdam-dong, offering the convenience of the Olympic Expressway for transportation.
The hotel is perfect for business travelers providing high-speed internet in each guestroom. Interior design and lighting is very modern providing a luxurious experience. Hotel facilities include restaurants, sauna, fitness center, indoor golf center, and more.
49-23, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
The main building in Seoul is a traditional Korean cultural space renovated by Jeong Yeong-jin, a human cultural asset, from a hanok with a history of 130 years. Traditional flags, fences, pavilions, chimneys, and jangdokdae are holding the blue sky with pine trees, creating a harmonious Korean-style house. Passing through the elegant tall gate, as you see the jangdokdae, a small but clean hanok will be revealed, and the pine trees and bamboo trees added to the natural beauty, while the loving Gomusin placed on the stone brings back beautiful memories.
Rakkojae is a place where the customs of the aristocrats in the past are melted in various places, creating a wonderful atmosphere by carefully reviving the pavilion, ponds, and daecheongmaru. Especially, Daecheongmaru adds the beauty of the margins of hanok to give you a sense of refreshment. As the old scholars did, sitting on the pavilion makes the time flow slow and the wind that passes over the Sotdae feels special.
In addition, you can experience the beauty of Korean tradition with various programs such as tea ceremony, jjimjilbang, royal robes, and kimchi-making along with traditional Korean food. Rakkojae's accommodation, reminiscent of a nobleman's house in the Joseon Dynasty, is well-kept and comfortable that it is comparable to a luxury hotel, and the natural jade-covered ondol rooms and firewood jjimjilbangs made of cheongito provide a healthy journey for many guests.
66, Oak valley 1-gil, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
Oak Valley is a family resort that offers a beautiful facility with golf courses, thrilling ski slopes, leisure and convenience amenities, and European-style condominiums. The resort's golf courses were designed to work with the naural environment and the course-management is eco-friendly. The resort offers both a members only and public course and a variety of events are ongoing throughout the year.
Other amenities include a banquet hall, wedding hall, swimming pool, tennis court and mountain biking course.
15, Hoemun 3-gil, Imsil-gun, Jeollabuk-do
This hanok (traditional Korean house) is located in Deokchi-myeon, Imsil-gun, Jeollabuk-do. Opened in June 2020, it has quite clean facilities and a comfortable structure. Seomjingang River flows in front of the village, and Baengnyeonsan, Hoemunsan, and Palbongsan Mountains surround the area like a screen.
A wide grass lawn of 6611 m² around the four modernized hanok buildings offers a picture of pastoral comfort with pine trees and a water wheel. Each house is rented out as a whole unit and includes one ondol (under-the-floor heating system) room, one bedroom, a living room that doubles as a kitchen, and a restroom. “River” and “Wind’ units have raised open floor space, while the other two “Mountain” and “Field” units have narrow wooden porch along the outside of the rooms. All units have a standard occupancy of 4, but their size of 66–82 m² allows them to host up to 8.
Each unit also comes with an outdoor table. Guests are prohibited from cooking strong-scented food in the unit but may rent out the barbecue grill to be used in the lawn. The swimming pool opens in summer.
88-13, Chusan-gil, Ulleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Healing Stay Kosmos is located at the edge of a cliff next to Songgotsan Mountain in Ulleungdo Island. The exterior is in a spiral shape, reflecting the trajectories of the sun and moon. The six-vault structure, which extends outward in a spiral shape from the center of the building, is the most essential element—each of the vaults form an independent space inside. Due to the spiral shapes, the entrance to the vaults temporarily blocks the landscape outside; however, as the guest enters further into the vault, the view to the surrounding landscape gradually opens up, and each vault reveals a unique view. This allows every guest to naturally immerse themselves into the hotel’s beautiful architecture and the surrounding landscape. The hotel also observes strict hygiene and disinfection to ensure the safety and convenience of guests. The maintains the cleanliness of every room and bedding every day. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the hotel staff regularly ventilate and disinfect all facilities and a designated disinfection and quarantine manager strictly monitors the staff’s compliance with the social distancing manual. The hotel also provides a complimentary healing kit, which includes a hand sanitizer (as well as a trekking map and specialty snacks from Ulleongdo Island), to all guests.
10, Gangnam-daero 69-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Seoho Hotel is located in the transportation hub of the Gangnam district of Seoul, and is near many tourist attractions. The rooms are quiet, clean, and comfortable. Gangnam Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 10 is located within a 5-minute walking distance.