Family stayed two nights in their family ondol room.
ATMOSPHERE. You know that "if you stay in one hotel, you've stayed in them all" feel? This place doesn't have that. It feels VERY unique with its old-Korean architecture.
VIBE. Very backpacker. People clutching their Lonely Planet guidebooks as they arrive. We were the only family with kids staying there, but the owners made us feel welcome and we never felt uncomfortable or out of place. Owners spoke great English.
THE ROOM. We had the family ondol room - spacious with ensuite bathroom. No air conditioning, but plenty of fans.
SHARED FACILITIES. Plentiful eggs and toast for breakfast. Only one computer with internet access. No wireless.
LOCATION. A little hard to find because it's tucked in with houses and homes. Fortunately, being the only hotel/guest house in the area, locals were quick to point us in the right direction. The guesthouse is also in a neat location, right alongside Tumuli park. Plenty of restaurants in all directions.
VERDICT. How often do you get to stay in an old-Korean house? Great price and a great atmosphere.
- Also Known As:
- Sa Rang Chae Guesthouse Hotel Gyeongju