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Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse

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2-164 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On top of its small hill, we had a pleasant stay at this traditional hanok. Anguk area is also very cute and easy access to the main palace. The hanok isn t one however, it is small and cozy, rooms aren t big and spacious. We did enjoy the traditional heating system which makes you feel in a cocoon. The... More 

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Buckhonmaru, Manager at Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello “Great experience and confortable stay”, It was good to hear that you like to stay with us. We were so glad that you have fun, and had a great experience to stayed in the hannok, ate Korean style breakfast, and worn the Korean Hanbok. We were so happy that you’re fond with them. There’s one thing that you mentioned... More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room is small but comfortable enough. Owner and his mom are super friendly and mom's cooking is superb! You will get to enjoy her cooking every morning if you stay in the guesthouse. Too bad that we only had one breakfast with them as we need to rush to airport this morning. Otherwise would love to eat her Korean pancakes... More 

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Buckhonmaru, Manager at Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello “Interesting insight into Korean Traditional Housing”, Awh….You’re so nice. But that’s ok, I’m sure that we will meet again, and we will make you and the friends Homemade Korean Kimchi pancakes when you come back. You’re always welcome to stay in this graceful and quiet place of Bukchonmau. See you and the friends again in the future! Take care!... More 

Eilat, Israel
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

if you want to feel like at home please stay here . This is an excellent Korean experience. The family are so kindly and helpfully. The house is very clean. Also have free break fast and wifi. Our next trip to Seoul we will stay there again

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Buckhonmaru, Manager at Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello “Excellent experience”, Thank you for saying so! You’re the great friend of us. Yes, we do provided free Korean style healthy breakfast, and Mama Kim was the Excellent Cook. Everyone who had stayed with us that keep saying: “you can miss a lot of things while traveling in Korea, but when you’re here in Bukchonmaru, you cannot miss Mama... More 

Marseille, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both Mom and son do their kind best to welcome you and make your stay special, living the experience of a true Hanok, Korean traditional house, graceful and quiet. Mom's korean breakfast is not to be missed. Carole, France

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Buckhonmaru, Manager at Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello “heart warming experience”, Welcome! We were so glad to have you to stay with us! And we are so happy that you had experience lived in the true Hanok , ate traditional Korean breakfast, and dressed in traditional hanbok. We want to do our utmost to provide the friends with the best quality of services. We hope our guesthouse... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location was really easy to find to begin with. On top of that, the hosts were also very nice and friendly. Breakfasts were also superb and the room we stayed in was very clean and equipped with a heated floor. All in all, it was an enjoyable stay at bukchon maru guesthouse and I would definitely go back again!

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Buckhonmaru, Manager at Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello “5 star experience!”, Thank you for saying so! It was good to hear that you like to stay with us. We were so glad that you have fun. Maybe next time you could invite friends to stay, and experience the hannok, Korean style breakfast and wearing the Korean Hanbok.( traditional Korean clothing) again !We will do our utmost to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Even though we only stayed for 1 night,the owner welcome us very warly and treat us like a family.The mother prepared us delicious breakfast and help us to try the Hanbok,Korean traditional dress.The son was very nice and helpful.He guide us the way to the guesthouse during our arrival.When we arrived,he welcome us and introduce us to what Hanok means... More 

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Buckhonmaru, Manager at Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello “Warm Traditional Experience”, It was wonderful to hear from you! We treat every guest like family friend. We want our guests feel like home while they stay with us. If you took some of the pictures about our Bukchonmaru guesthouse, please tell a friend about us. So we could have a chance to welcome them when they’re here in... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We enjoyed very much our 2 nights stay in the guesthouse. It is such a wonderful experience for us and especially for the kids. It is a quiet place and the host is very helpful. We book the family room with private washroom, it is very tidy and clean. =)

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Buckhonmaru, Manager at Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi “quiet and peaceful place”, It was good to hear that you and the kids like to stay with us. We were so glad that you have fun. Our family rooms with private bathroom could hold up to 6 guests. Maybe next time you could invite friends to stay, and experience the hannok, Korean style breakfast and wearing the Korean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed in a family room with a private bathroom attached to it. Bukchon maru is a cozy and heart warming place which allows you to experience the traditional korean culture in full. The hosts are exceptionally friendly and helpful, especially they can master both mandarin and english fluently. Delicious traditional korean breakfast will be ready every morning and you... More 

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Buckhonmaru, Manager at Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello “Best service ever!” We are so glad that you had experience the traditional Korean in full. Stayed in the hannok, ate Korean style breakfast, and worn the Korean Hanbok. We were so happy that you guys make it, we will do better to help you out for getting to places. Because your business, we care! That’s why we are... More 

Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you want to stay in a quiet, nice and warm hearted place, it's a good choice. This family will take a great care of you. Very good traditional breakfast and we like so much the area around. We spent 3 nights and hope we can come back with our children in a near future. We highly recommend this Hanok.

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Buckhonmaru, Manager at Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello “Charming, warm and careful”, Oh Wow! Thank you for your kind command! Please come back again in the future, because we really enjoyed serving our friends, and making sure they feel comfortable like home, and have memorable memories while staying in our guesthouse. We've always try our best to serve our friends. And so glad that you got good... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

After a great experience staying at a Japanese machiya, I decided to try staying at a Korean Hanok when I had a business trip to Seoul. Chanced on the Bukchon Maru guesthouse on Tripadvisor, saw the good reviews, and just booked. It was a lovely experience. A place with heart. The welcome from the Kim family was warm and genuine.... More 

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Buckhonmaru, Manager at Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello “I Bukchon Maru Hanok Guesthouse” Wonderful! We‘re really appreciate your long and warm comments. What a great honor to meet you and made your trip enjoyable! We try our best to welcome our friends. So glad that you had a great time while stayed with us. Yes, you’re right. Every guest had stayed here and keep saying they... 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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