Located at the West shore, along a lava stone coastline, the IGH pension attracts by its extremely bright and cosy apartments with a large window front facing the sea.
The apartments are very clean and offer a fully equipped kitchenette. Depending on the category, sofa, stereo and coffee table are also provided. Our room had an extremely comfy King size bed and the typical Korean floor heating system (Ondol) made sure that nobody was freezing over the night time hours. For summer, the air-conditioning makes sure, you don't suffer a heatstroke!
In addition, IGH offers a private DVD "cinema" for their guests with a wide selection of Western movies as well as (since recently) Internet access from two PC stations.
Due to its relatively remote location, a sound sleep is guaranteed. Due to the same reason, however, a car is recommended.
Only drawback for those who need it:
No pool is provided!
- Extremely quiet
- Very nice staff
- Private DVD room
Do try to stay in a minbak ( private home) when you're in Cheju. I'm glad I did, the gracious hostess at this minbak lent a cosy family atmosphere to the whole place and made me feel very welcomed. On the last day, she even walked me to my car and emailed her New Year Greetings when I returned.
This is a little red earthern house framed with tangerine trees near the beach. There's also a full-fledged kitchen for your own use .
If I were to return to Jeju, I'd stay near SeongSan Illchubong, the volcanic crater. Why? Because waking up early to see the sun rise over Seongsan Illchulbong is a must in these parts. Words can't descibe the spectacle that I saw so I'll put a picture..
I've just listed one tourist hotel over here but there are more yokwans ( traditional inns) clustered around the site of the crater. Trouble is, these Yokwans rarely take reservations, it's more on a walk-in-availability basis. The hotel I've listed is a 3* joint , be patient when you give them a call. Korean English can be trying at times..
This hotel resort lives up to its 5-star reputation in both accomodations and service. I would highly recommend this resort.
The Shilla is located next to two other 5 star resorts-- the Hyatt and Lotte. There are 429 guest rooms with all the modern (and expected) amenities of a resort of this type. Dignitaries and heads of state have stayed here including a U.S. President (although, not in my room :-)
The resort is fashioned in a southern European style and is beachside (although there is a walk involved through lush gardens and landscapes).
They service people for rooms, restaurant-bars and the concierge staff, were all extremely helpful and gracious.
Plan on being bowed to, being greeted with a smile, and having few English language barriers.
It is a honeymoon destination resort area as is the entire area.
The resort has both an indoor and outdoor pool, 3 restaurants (Continental, Korean and Japanese), 2 bars/lounges, a casino (plan on showing your passport as no Koreans are allowed inside), duty dree shopping and a gift shop, on-site rental cars, tours, photo shop, Jeju specialty shop, Cloisonne' shop, sauna, game arcade, kids club, karaoke, a wonderful spa, tennis courts, fitness center and indoor golf range.
The rooms either face the beach/ocean or 6,000 foot tall Mt. Halla (I had the mountain views).
The rooms are quite spacious and efficient and include a large balcony.
The beds are Asian style and form and bathroom has a full tub with shower attachment, full shower, toilet with a bidet incorporated in it, and all other standard and expected amenities.
My wife, who is a korean native, booked that hotel. The website is in Korean only, even though these guys speak a liiiitle bit english.
First we missed the turn of the mainroad a few times until we finally found it.
When you turn into the dead end street of the hotel, you see that lovely Jazz Village. 4 wooden houses, looks like Canadian Buildings, soft Jazz Music from the speakers and just a great surrounding!
Very good location on the south side of the island just of Highway 12.
Excellent Rooms, great service and great view to Hallasan.
Previously described in this tip section as a first class, 5 star resort-spa.
Previously desribed as having everything on-site that a guest would expect of a resort of this caliber.
Haewabada Pension in Seongsan was recommended to me by someone who had stayed there before, and I, in turn, will pass on the recommendation, because I think the place is great.
It is a charming pension, with a great location, near both Sunrise Peak and the ferry port for Udo (Cow Island).
The brick chalets are set in a pretty garden on the east coast of Jeju-do. The chalets are spacious and have great facilities, including a kitchen area, computer with internet access, television, refrigerator, under-floor heating, and a balcony.
The price is 60,000 won per night, but in low-season it can be negotiated down to 40,000 won.
It was during my previous visit to Jeju-Do in April that I noticed a signboard guiding the way towards the so-called "JAZZ VILLAGE".
After checking their website (unfortunately so far only in Korean!), I instantly decided that this is going to be the place to stay during my next visit.
It was a good decision!
The Jazz Village is a relatively new (opened in January 2005), blockhouse-style pension in the Southern part of Jeju-Do in a very quiet and convenient location, only about 5 minutes drive from Jungmun beach.
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and could even speak a little English. To live up to its name, soft Jazz music was constantly being played on the outside, creating a romantic and relaxed atmosphere for the young and the young at heart...!
The rooms are spacious, clean and equipped with everything you might possibly need, incl. a large TV, DVD player, kitchenette, fridge, sofa, air-con, hair-drier, kettle, shower gel and shampoo.
The bigger apartments have two or even three storeys with spiral staircases leading to the upper floors.
- new, clean and extremely cosy
- friendly, English-speaking staff
- outdoor swimming pool
- DVD player in room
- open air cinema (once a week)
Yu-chae-kkot Valley Pension, there are located at the wonderful scenery of Aewol Shoreline. This Wooded house style Pension is the best view to sea and the sound of the waves at the balcony. There are best Accommodation in Jeju Island.
Large size room and Bed.
Cookout Barbecue facilitys.
TV/ Refrigerator/ Air conditioner/ Hair Drier
The Shilla Hotel is a gorgeous but also expensive place to stay. We were lucky and made use of a special offer for an extended weekend and then even got upgraded to the "Corner Suite", which had a view over the adjacent golf court and lots of palm trees. The staff was very comforting and friendly, helpful at any time.
The facilities are splendid: Indoor and outdoor pool, which can be connected during summer time and nice weather, huge garden, gym, Spa and a casino.
Also a perfect place for meetings, conventions, etc.
Great location, great facilities, great view!
I stayed with a family of three for two nights. I found them through a website run by the Jeju government. The original site I used doesn't seem to be working anymore. I emailed the government about 3 weeks before I was to arrive, and received a reply from the family about a week later. It was only about 20,000won a night, they offered me a very clean, comfortable room in their apartment, and even treated me out to dinner the first night. They lived near the downtown area in Jeju City, and this allowed me easy access to the bus system. They were very helpful in showing me how to get around the island and they were happy to practice their English and help me plan my short stay there. Unfortunately I don't know if the same system is still the same in Jeju, as the link I had used originally doesn't offer the same deal. But if you follow the link below through to the lodging pages, you can find access to other homestays on the island.
It's just the chance to meet with some nice local Jeju folks and stay in a local home.
Together with The Shilla Hotel it's definitely one of the best places to stay on Jeju-Do... but also one of the most expensive ones: The Lotte Hotel.
Nothing for budget travelers but something for everybody who enjoys staying in an elegant, cosy and extremely luxurious manner.
+ Spacious, clean and comfortable rooms
+ All rooms come with private balcony
+ Indoor & outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, tennis courts, Casino, Duty Free Shop, rental car company, daily vulcano show
+ Extremely polite and obliging personnel
+ Design and overall environment
- Very costly
- Breakfast buffet is rather Asian-oriented
- Language barrier (rental car, gift shop, ...)
Accomodation around Songsan-Ilch'ulbong are hard to find, as they all speak korean only.
Ilch'ulbong Tourist Hotel offers the best possibility of english speaking staff.
It's just a few minutes from the Mountain.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The Shilla Jeju enjoys one of the most spectacular settings on the stunning Island, Jeju. The Shilla Jeju is set in its own private 21-acre cliff-top gardens at the centre of the comprehensive Jungmun Resort Complex on the South coast of Jeju lsland. Since the opening in 1990, as Korea's first 5 star resorts, The Shilla Jeju has been the most prestigious venue in the Jungmun Resort Complex. The Shilla Jeju resort, the premier destination in Jeju, is at the forefront of a new tourism and conference era, attracting world-class conferences and becoming the address for thousands of VIPs. As a world class resort, the service focuses on satisfying guests beyond their expectations.
you can see the Han-Ra mountain, and nice night veiw. There is great garden.
Lotte Hotel is a great choice for your stay.
Jeju Lotte Hotel is together with exemplary hotel services, state-of-the-art facilities, exquisite duty free shops, renowned department stores, and lavish leisure facilities, Lotte Hotels are becoming globally recognized as leading hotels of the future. Lotte Hotel offers the very best in service.
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