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Sopoong Guest House

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

I'm sure here is the best place in Seoul! Weather was nice, host was friendly. And it was Very very comfortable! You can see Korean traditional house here. I love wood of Sopoong. I'm so excited! Thanks for Gamnip tea!!!! :)

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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

I made a party with my friends here. It's really good place for people who want to experience not only the traditional Korea house(Han-ok) but recent trendy things of Korea. The owner of this guest house is really cool and he makes some event like a small music concert! I strongly recommend this place!!!

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

It was great to see that the courtyard could be very practical and romantic for group use. Thanks for the review and you are more than welcome to our next Hanok concerts or Hanok galleries if interested!

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Sopoong, a traditional Hanok with modern facilities, is like a friend’s house and very comfortable to stay. Things are fashioned and proper enough for living. I met KJ, deokkku(an amazing painter) and his “shy shy shy” 친구. All of them are very friendly and considerable. Staying here is a very special experience and will enrich your journey in Seoul.

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Abby! It was great hosting you here and even grateful that we could invite you to dinner that night. It was pity I missed out saying bye in person, but your review makes me relieved and happy! Thank you and all the best back in Hong Kong! =) Best regards, KJ

Muskoka District, Canada
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed staying in this traditional house on a one-night stopover on our way home from Bali. It was in the middle of the city with so much to see nearby but nice and quiet at night. The traditional Korean breakfast was interesting and fun to try. We did end up grabbing a snack at a delicious...

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review yet my apologies if it was not 5 star enough experience! However, at least it seems your stay was worthy according to what you wrote here. Thanks!

Reviewed January 29, 2017

This place was absolutely beautiful! The location was very close to the Gyeongbuk Palace and is located in a traditional Hanok Village. It was so nice to experience traditional Korean culture and it was a lovely place to stay for the night. I enjoyed myself completely and am hoping to stay there again in the future. The area also has...

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review! Each review the gust wrote has a great power not only for this ranking system, but also for the encouragement to me and my managers! I always appreciate those who understand and enjoy the personality of guest houses and especially of Hanok - Korean traditional house, which could be not necessarily super...

Reviewed January 24, 2017

Sopoong Guest House gives travellers a genuine opportunity to experience traditional Korean culture without compromising on access to high-quality facilities and comfort. KJ is the consummate host, fluent in English and sensitive to the needs and demands of the modern, Western traveller, while able to suggest and provide access to the rich traditions and history of South Korea and advise...

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much Charlotte and Russel! This is the longest and most detailed review I've ever got in last 4+ years and cannot appreciate more for your time and effort to write all this out. Not only I was impressed by your review, but I also learnt again how my guests especially from a totally different cultural base would...

Reviewed December 15, 2016

The place offers so much more on different levels the stay itself was a unique experience. Located secretly within the alley the traditional architect embraces you with that heavy whiff of ancient Korean legacy. The wooden structure, traditional ceramics the beautiful tip of the eaves bent at such graceful angle just seem to instantly relieve you of all burden. And...

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

I have to copy and paste some of your expressions you made here. It was like I'm reading a novel not a review. Thank you for this beautifully elaborated words and I hope you don't mind if I take some of this awesome sentences haha. Thank you and please come back at your convenience!

Reviewed December 12, 2016

Well, If you're looking for not just staying, but also.. something really fun or meaningful experiences, i bet this sopoong guest house will get you a very very wonderful and romantic night. First of all, Sopoong guest house has a lot of various events like music performances, speeches that you can enjoy with reasonable price! Also, it has no rooftop...

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We do not pursue and cannot achieve perfection on every aspect, but this traditional house may present some different and meaningful experiences to those who seek for such values over hotel services. Yes, we hold cultural events like house concerts or small art exhibitions and hope more guests get a chance to witness this...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This house locate in the mid of alley and is near to the west gate of gyeongbokgung palace. It will be good for a group of 10 pax to rent the entire house. The host, KJ is awesome at recommending eatery places and surrounding place of interest.

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yeah, as suggested, I added the entire house private option for larger groups and that would be a good option for future guests.

Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for Chuseok weekend and had a lot of fun. KJ had green tea with us using the cool old set that they had available. The room was comfortable and the bathroom was clean and new. The floor mats were surprisingly comfortable as well. It's next to the place near a lot of restaurants and near the subway...

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! =) Yes, whenever I have some time with guests, it is my great pleasure to share some time with some great teas. It is also great to know that the thin yet comfy mats were good match for you. Some guests even bought it back home haha.

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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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"Where you stay is part of your journey." Sopoong is a traditional Korean house with high-end modern facilities. We are located in the heart of touristic sites and right next to the main palace - Gyeongbokgung. And it only takes 4 minutes away from the nearest subway station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sopoong Guest House

Address: 10-4, Hyoja-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03044, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Samcheongdong / Bukchon
Price Range: $52 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sopoong Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Speak to KJ and make one's preferences clear and it will happen ;-)”
charlottef550, Jan 24, 2017 | Read review
“Sound proof is not too good and thus it is important to try to keep your voice volume down by closing room doors. Since it is a quiet neighbourhood, talking sound tends to be amplifier when room door is open.”
, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“Very accessible to Gyeongbokgung Palace and near to Tosokchon (Samgyetang - Ginseng Chicken Soup ).”
gekkhim, Mar 28, 2016 | Read review
“The floor beds are super comfy in the winter.”
frankbM1132TQ, Jan 4, 2016 | Read review
“heated floors, traditional Korean style”
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