We stayed in the the Haemil Guesthouse for five nights. The young couple who run the place made us feel very welcome and served us tea and little snacks free of charge during our stay. They also cleaned our rooms daily. I would say that this was the best and kindest service I have experienced in my travels so far.
The room was very clean and compact but very cozy and had a small en-suite bathroom. In the room we had a lovely korean style chest of drawers and a little fridge as well as a tv. A kettle along with a small selection of teas and instant coffee and a jar of tasty biscuits were in the room as well. Free wifi was available everywhere in the guesthouse. Because the haemil has only three rooms and lies away from the main road it is very quiet which makes for a good nights' sleep.
We also had access to the shared living room at any time where we could use the water purifier for hot or cold water, get brewed coffee or, if we wanted too, use the microwave or the computer. Breakfast was served between 8am and 10am, and was really tasty (something different every day, mostly Korean food, sometimes western style). We ate Korean style, sitting on comfy cushions on the floor at a low table. We could also sit in the little courtyard on at a garden table to relax after a lot of sight seeing.
I can recommend the Haemil Guesthouse for anyone who wants to experimence a traditional Korean hanok homestay in the heart of Seoul. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. 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 Guesthouse: General: 24-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 conditioning. Services: room service, airport shuttle, business centre,laundry, dry cleaning, breakfast in the room, ironing service, fax/photocopying, concierge service, internet - Free! Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. Parking - no parking available. ... more less
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