|KOREA’S MOST UNIQUE ACCOMMODATIONS (4)|
When a guest room is an art gallery in and of itself, you can enjoy art and culture from the comfort of your own room. Allow your mind and body to rest and be at peace. These hotels are so relaxing that they are not merely places to sleep; they are sometimes the very reason to travel.
Haevichi Hotel & Resort is a luxurious hotel and resort located by Pyoseon coast on
Jejudo Island. The beauty of this part of Jejudo Island was captured in a recent Korean
TV show that was filmed in this area. Indeed, the view of the sea from here is breathtaking.
The resort offers two types of rooms, Standard and Suite. Unlike the rooms at the hotel, both types come outfitted with a kitchen, helping the room feel more like home. The outdoor pool is warm even in the winter, allowing guests to swim outside all year round. The indoor pool features a baby pool and Jacuzzi so children can swim in a safe environment. There is also a spa, where professionally trained staff members provide the highest quality of care.
For families traveling with children, Haevichi has a Kids’ Experience
Zone offering a number of fun classes, including making paper dolls
and wooden accessories, and painting T-shirts. All classes cost 15,000
won and are offered every day in the atrium of the hotel.
Address : 537 Minsokhaean-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju Special Self-governing
Who says you need a body of water to take a cruise? There’s one place you can enjoy the same romantic feeling on land, and that’s Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht. Located in Jeongdongjin, this cruise-themed resort sits atop a hill, not the sea. The inside of the resort, which actually resembles a full-scale five-star cruise ship, will remind guests of what it feels like to be on the high seas. Indeed, the resort so resembles a cruise ship that it could, in theory, stay afloat if pushed into the sea.
Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht is situated in an area of eastern Korea that is said to afford some of the best sunrise views in the country. Every room above the third floor has a terrace that allows for a breathtaking vista. On top of the hotel and condominium rooms, there are eight suites available. The royal suite, set in the resort’s bow, boasts a commanding view of the East Sea through its windows. On the tenth floor is the Sky Lounge with a rotating floor, which allows visitors to enjoy a 360° view of the surrounding area. Horizon Restaurant, located on the eighth floor of the ship, offers both Korean and Western dishes, while the bakery in the lobby is known for its oven-fresh breads and cakes. With a theme park and a promenade nearby, there is something fun for everyone to do here.
Right next to the resort is Delaluz Yacht Club, which has real sailboats
on hand. Enjoy a variety of marine sports, from yachting and
kayaking to speed boating and parasailing.
Address : 50-10 Jeongdongjin-ri,
Namoonjae is a pension complex on a small island called Soeseom, which is located off the northeastern coast of Anmyeondo Island, Korea’s sixth largest. Anmyeondo Island, which is by the Yellow Sea, is connected to the mainland by a bridge that stops in Taean. Amazingly, the whole island has been turned into a European-style tourist resort, making it very popular among Korean and foreign tourists alike. It was named after a plant called “namoonjae” (seablite), which grows along the coast and turns from green to red every autumn.
Namoonjae is divided into two complexes, each located at the tip of the island. The spectacularly manicured garden is adorned with a number of interesting sculptures and the walkways between the two complexes allow guests to easily and comfortably tour the island.
The buildings of the first complex are surrounded by legions
of trees and plants; from spring to fall, wildflowers can be seen
blooming everywhere on the island.
For the artistically inclined,
Gallery Jun is worth visiting
to check out its diverse assortment
of ornaments and antique
decorations. Also, Namoonjae
Avocado Restaurant offers a
whole range of family favorites,
including pork cutlet and spaghetti,
as well as a great salad
There is also an on-site bbq site
by the sea and an outdoor pool
Address : San 19 Changgiri 3-gu, Anmyeoneup,
Tropical Dream is located near the beautiful Hallyeo Maritime National Park by
Geojedo Island. At this modern resort-style pension designed for complete harmony
with the surrounding nature, it is hard not to relax and take in the view.
All the rooms consist of five separate spaces, with each room affording
a view of the sea. And, of course, you can enjoy a private
spa in comfort of your own room.
Address : 16 Mangyang 1-gil, Irun-myeon,
Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do Province
Happy House Santorini was designed to look like Santorini, one of the most famous
and beautiful of all the Greek islands. Happy House Santorini’s white and blue walls,
wooden doors and tables, and outdoor pools lend the place a feeling that evokes a
calm, soothing atmosphere. Each building is named after a real village in Santorini:
Oia, Imero (from Imerovigli) and Fira.
One of the real highlights of Happy House Santorini is that all
the rooms have a whirlpool bathtub and terrace overlooking the
sea. The terraces are equipped with Mediterranean-style tables
and chairs. Near the beach you will find an outdoor pool and an
exclusive area for barbecuing. Guests can spend some quiet time
as they take in a breathtaking sunset against Jebudo Island.
Address : 80-32 Salgoji-gil, Seosin-myeon,
Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do Province
Casa Moro is situated close to Daemyung Vivaldi
Park, a resort that enjoys immense popularity
throughout the year. With Casa Moro’s rooms
offering beautiful views of Mt. Palbongsan and
the Hongcheongang River, some people are
content just to relax in their room. Perhaps the
most interesting structure here is a corner building
that actually looks like a rocket launch pad,
and there is also a tranquil café to relax.
Built with exposed concrete, Casa Moro’s interior is simple, yet
elegant and modern. Each room has a unique design. Scene-
Full rooms, also called Red Rooms, are replete with passion. All
the furniture and objects within these rooms are a bright red,
creating an upbeat atmosphere. Other rooms, including River-
Full, overlook the Hongcheongang River through floor-to-ceiling
windows in the living room, while WonderFull rooms are
decked out in black, white and silver.
Address : 209-26 Palbonggangbyeon-gil,
Seo-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
Although Over the Mountain is very much about its surrounding natural landscape,
the building itself is nothing less than modern and sophisticated. With its location at
the end of a forest path in a secluded part of Gyeonggi-do, you will almost feel like
you are in your own world out here.
One of the high points of the hotel is its unique room structure:
each is built to maximize natural lighting. In addition to a huge
glass window, other glass walls have been erected, blurring the
distinction between inside and outside. The open structure of
Over the Mountain, with its full-size windows in the living room,
hallways and bedrooms, almost makes it feel like a maze as you
walk around the pension.
Also available are a space for mingling with other guests, a café
at the center of the pension, outdoor tables, an outdoor pool and
Address : 75 Sumogwonno 386-beongil, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun,