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Haemil Guesthouse

152-2 Gwonnong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-380, South Korea
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Ranked #7 of 536 Seoul B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very authentic hanok experience. Yes, a little hard to first locate, but actually very close to the palace & in fascinating old Hanok section of Seoul. The hostess is truly delightful & sees to every need. Breakfast was a good Korean one & she has you try on authentic Korean clothing. We'd stay there again.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Haemil Guesthouse is one of the very few hanoks with private bathroom in its room. That's the main reason I chose it and was overjoyed the moment we stepped into this splendid little hanok! The host, Lucy, is an attractive lady who speaks fantastic English. You will be fascinated how well this young and beautiful lady has managed this place.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights as we wanted to experince hanok stay. Very lovely and quaint. Can be slightly tricky to find the place but once found very easy to access. Near to palaces and Insadong. Near to a lot of eating place. Walking distance to Gwangjang market. Lovely host and breakfast provided are the fuel for the day. Laundry can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed at the guesthouse at the first stop of our visit to Seoul. Our taxi driver had a bit of difficulty locating the place, but we were pointed to the right direction by a group of friendly youths who also helped us contact the proprietress (Lucy). Lucy showed us a shorter way to get to the main road, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I spent 3 nights in a double-for-single-use room at the Haemil Guesthouse, which I thought a charming and well-located hanok (traditional home). This traditional hanok is small – just three rooms and a small courtyard. I found a lot of charm in this small space -- the plants surrounding the courtyard table, the goldfish swimming in their table-top “pool,” the... More

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해밀한옥게스트하우스, Owner at Haemil Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment! I still remember your elegant smile. I'm so glad that you like Haemil Hanok. Thank you for your visit here again. Hope you have a great day and day. :) More

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife is from Korea and this was my first visit for her to show me around Korea. She wanted me to experience the traditional houses (Hanok), and so we booked Haemil. The property is really pretty, with a nice courtyard with beautiful flowers, and a very comfortable and relaxing setting. The room was very spacious, and we slept on... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We just want to stay in the traditional Korean house for a try and it was amazing. The Haemil guesthouse is very cozy and the rooms are very clean.We stayed in the larger room with toilet and shower inside the room and is spacious for the four of us. Thanks to Lucy, the owner helped us out in finding more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Dear everyone, If you go to Seoul, you should not miss this amazing traditional Korean house. I hope I can stay longer!! First of all, the rooms are very clean and the hygiene is Good. Unlike other hostels or hotels, there is no bed but you can experience the lifetime of Koreans in the past. There is free Wi-Fi provided... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed at this atmospheric place recently and could not be more enchanted with it! I've always wanted to stay in a Hanok (Korean-style house) and this one is very clean with enough modern amenities to make you feel comfortable even if you are unfamiliar with this kind of place. Sleeping on the heated floor was a great experience, although some... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

stayed a night there last week because my wife wanted to try it out, and while the location was aIright, it wasn't great. breakfast was terrible. a bowl of rice , a few bits of (nori) seaweed, dried anchovies (멸치), kimchi, and (brown laver) seaweed soup. l've travelled all over Korea, and stayed in all kinds of places over the... More

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해밀한옥게스트하우스, Owner at Haemil Guesthouse, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with your staying at Haemil. You stay at the TRIPLE room, so that's why it seeded expensive for you two. We offer different kind of breakfast everyday from Bibimbab to western dish. When you stayed here, you served with soybean soup, which many Koreans enjoy as their breakfast. I'm really sorry you... More

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Address: 152-2 Gwonnong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-380, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Featuring traditional Korean architecture, Haemil Guesthouse offers simply furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is just a 2-minute walk from Changdeok Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An 8-minute walk leads to Anguk Subway Station (line 3, exit 3).All rooms feature traditional wooden furnishings, heated flooring and Korean Yo mats for bedding. They are equipped with a personal refrigerator, an LCD TV and a private bathroom with bath and shower. Slippers and free toiletries are provided.Haemil offers a common living area, dining and kitchen facilities. A variety of dining options are less than a 5-minute walk away. Guests can also relax in the courtyard.Attractions such as Bukchon Korean Hanok Village, which features a traditional residential village and the entertainment options at Insa-dong are a 10-minute walk away. Dongdaemun Market is a 10-minute drive from Haemil Guesthouse.Facilities of Haemil GuesthouseGeneral24-hour front desk, Garden, Terrace, Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, Express check-in/check-out, Heating, Luggage storage, Allergy-free room available, All public and private spaces non-smoking, Air conditioningServicesRoom service, Airport shuttle, Business centre, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Breakfast in the room, Ironing service, Fax/photocopying, Concierge serviceInternetFree! Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.ParkingNo parking available. ... more   less 
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