Psy, Parasite, and Squid Game have made known to the rest of the globe what was already well known in Asia: South Korea is one of the hippest, most inventive nations on the planet. Seoul, a contemporary yet firmly traditional metropolis, is the star of the show. Here, mirrored skyscrapers coexist alongside tile-roofed temples, bustling fashion districts, rooftop cocktail bars, charming tiny teahouses, and green public parks.
Travelling across the nation still seems like an adventure. The country’s excellent public transportation system makes it simple to go from the capital to beach hotels on Jeju Island, Busan‘s Miami-style resorts, charming hot spring getaways, and mountain hideaways inside enormous national parks. Let’s do a bit of check on the hotels so that you can enjoy your stay even more while you sink into South Korea!
The hotel industry is a vibrant mix of worldwide five-star chains with opulent interiors, reliable business hotels with a plethora of amenities, design-driven boutique hotels, and elusive inns – worth a visit!
Park Hyatt Seoul – Style!
The Park Hyatt Seoul is one of the classiest five-star hotels in the city, located in the famous neighbourhood of Gangnam, which Psy immortalised in a song for its upscale, stylish atmosphere. You can see a forest of high-rises in the distance through the windows of white, minimalist rooms outfitted with large LED displays displaying photos of K-pop idols. The Ocelas Spa’s relaxation rooms, granite infinity pool, and rooftop restaurant all provide views that will give you a future shock.
Four Seasons Seoul – Culture!
This cosy luxury hotel, located directly across the street from Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jongmyo Royal Shrine, and Bukchon Hanok Village, mixes the friendliness of traditional Korean hospitality with every swanky modern convenience. There is a restaurant open every night of the week (keep an eye out for the treasures unearthed beneath the Market Kitchen), and the public areas are lavish and welcoming, decorated in simmering bronze tones with white-gold sofas and lovely flower arrangements. The Palace View Executive, which offers club lounge access and vistas of the royal complex, is the one to reserve.
Hilton Gyeongju – Cherry Blossoms!
On the banks of the picturesque Lake Bomun, which is bordered by 9,000 king cherry trees, sits this sizable international resort. They bloom in April, turning the landscape into a picture of pink and drawing visitors from all across South Korea to picnics, parties, concerts, and the yearly Gyeongju cherry blossom marathon. Though the rooms are all interesting, they all have balconies with views of the lake, mountains, and parks. Other amenities include an indoor pool, squash courts, a jogging path, and a number of pubs and eateries.
The Shilla Jeju – Beach!
The Shilla is one of the nicest locations to stay on Jeju, a rocky volcanic island that attracts Korean and Japanese travellers for weekend getaways. The low-rise resort, modelled after the Hamptons, is ten minutes from the Pacific Ocean‘s lapped Jungmun Beach. It is encircled by three lagoon-shaped swimming pools (one for kids, one for adults, and one indoor pool for winter), threaded with gardens, and packed with recreational amenities, including a Guerlain spa and a casino (only accessible to foreigners). Trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and sailing are all nearby activities.
Park Hyatt Busan – Vibes!
This glass and steel tower hotel seems as if it has been transferred from Miami as it stands sentry on the posh Haeundae Marine City beachfront, overlooking the Sea of Japan and Gwangang Bridge. Before heading to their serene, modern suites with gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious granite bathrooms, visitors check in at the 30th-story sky garden. Get any pains touched away at the seven-room Lumi Spa after a day at the adjacent Haeundae beach, which tempts with Korean and European therapies inspired by the ocean.
Kensington Hotel Seorak, Sokcho – Mountain Views!
The quaint English décor at Kensington might not win any design awards, but the hotel’s setting in the mountainous Seoraksan National Park is unbeatable. The park, which is a Unesco biosphere reserve, is renowned for its towering mountain peaks, pine woods, granite cliffs, gaping caverns, waterfalls, rock pools, and historic Buddhist temples (Sinheung-sa dates back to the seventh century). Back at the hotel, you may reserve a western-style bedroom with an en suite bathroom or a traditional Korean ondon room with heated floors and futons.
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square, Seoul – Shopping!
The sole five-star hotel in Dongdaemun, a district famous for its vibrant stores, indoor markets, independent designers, and the picturesque Chunggyeecheon Stream. Shop ’til you drop, then immerse yourself in a world of modern luxury, darting from the LEED-certified indoor pool to the L’Occitane spa to the rooftop terrace of the Griffin Bar — loveliest at night illuminated in the glow of fairy lights – before collapsing contentedly in your tranquil suite.
What boosts memory is the comfort, ease of mind, and relaxation you have in your mind at the end of the day, and I am sure these places of stay would make your moments cherishable with love!