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Tea GuestHouse

131-1 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #259 of 687 Seoul B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The makings of a very good place are here, but the owners are overextended and can't give it enough attention. Our room was spacious with 2 windows but the sleeping mats were terribly thin. The courtyard needed sweeping and tidying (we did some of it ourselves) and in 5 days our waste baskets were not emptied. They served a nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Went korea twice, 1st time staying in a traditional hanok house. We arrived early around 10 plus, thus, the rooms are not ready. So we deposited our luggage and went to nearby attractions. When we will back around 3plus the rooms are ready. The rooms are not that big but are cozy enough for 2 pax. As we went in... More 

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I had guests visiting Seoul for the first time and they wanted to stay in a traditional house for a couple nights. I took them to the Tea Guesthouse. The owner was late to let us in, but the rooms were great, the mats on the floor were comfortable and the bathroom was clean. It was a great place to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the main Tea Guesthouse for 2 nights in early September. It can be hard to find for the first time so keep your eye out for the TripAdvisor signboard just outside the door, on the right hand side of the street. The main door is opposite a small church building with a large red... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at Tea Guesthouse for 2 weeks in early September. The facility was comfortably cozy and had a nice view of the town from the rooftop patio. We stayed in a room furnished with private bathroom and kitchen. Both were incredibly convenient for the long trip. The room was spacious, clean and came with a great... More 

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xaolee, 매니저 at Tea GuestHouse, responded to this review

Dearest Peter O, Thank you very much for your review. Did you enjoy time in Korea? We were very happy to have such a wondeful guests! And also, we are very sorry about your laundry service. We did not recognize smell of your cloths. We will try our best to not to make those inconvenience again. Thanks for your review.... More 

Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

To decide to spent certain time in traditional Korean Hanok house was unforgetable experience. The room were clean and fully equiped with modern appliancies such as TV, laptop, A/C, Wi-fi internet. Somehow different can seem to sleep on the floor, however it is only up to your expectations, there is still offered mattress, pillow and blanket to enjoy the night... More 

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xaolee, 매니저 at Tea GuestHouse, responded to this review

Dearest Guests, Thank you very much for chosen our Tea guesthouse. Did you enjoy our breakfast and traditional experences? It was very pleased to have such a lovely customers. We love to have you back here! Please take care and all the best for you! Best regards, Tea+Bamboo house Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This was our second time stayin in a Korean Hanok type of accomodation and it was a very nice experience. As with all Hanok stays, sleeping on the floor on a thin mattress is somewhat strange at first if you are not used to it - so if you don't want to try it out, choose a different type of... More 

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xaolee, 매니저 at Tea GuestHouse, responded to this review

Dearest Guests, Thank you very much for chosen our Tea guesthouse. And it was very happy to received such a warm message from you. Hope you enjoyed spending time in Korea. If you have chance to fly back to Korea or Bukchon Village, please come and say hello for us. We love to serve you a Korean tea. Thank you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We went to Seoul before, and we love the area where the guesthouse locates, that's why we wanna experience the real korea accommodation. But we were soooooooo disappointed, we were told we can only check in after 4pm, which were fine with us, but we discovered the reason by the time we arrived, they also have korea culture experience so... More 

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xaolee, 매니저 at Tea GuestHouse, responded to this review

Dearest Emily, Emily! Thank you very much for your review. This will be the good opportunities to us to state for whom misunderstand hanok experience. Firstly, we like to apologise you that we could not make you happier and satisfy of your choice. We are very sorry about that, you could have told us when you are here so that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed here (in their Bamboo house) in late April and had a lovely time. Easy to find and check-in. Good facilities which allow you to have a meal at home on occasion. Ondol (underfloor) heating was divine. Great location in an area whcih mixes tradition and modernity. Great hosts as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I spent here for three nights and every experience that I had was awesome. Actuallt I didn`t expect too much cause I heard a lot about Korean traditional house. For example, It is cold, unconvenient, something like that. But the room was modified a lot like a modern hotel. There`s toilet inside the room. It`s not like other traditional houses.... More 

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Samcheongdong / Bukchon
This historic neighborhood was traditionally home to Seoul’s middle and upper-classes. Now it’s most famed for its clusters of beautiful, traditional Korean homes (called hanok), many of which are found in Bukchon. Many of these homes have now been converted into restaurants, cafes, shops, and even guesthouses, and their unique architecture offers a look at Korea’s traditional beauty. Samcheongdong’s main and side streets attract locals and tourists alike for their quaint and charming scenery, while the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) serves as the residence for South Korea’s president. Art fans will love exploring the many independent and private art galleries in the area.
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