Traditional guesthouse

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Scattered around Jeonju’s metropolitan centre are clusters of refurbished Hanok guesthouses where you can get a taste of traditional South Korean life. These single-storey buildings, with their distinctive boat-like roofs and timber frames, have been built to the same design for hundreds of years. They have many inherently eco-friendly features such shady porches and a uniquely Korean system of underfloor heating which keeps the interiors warm and cosy.

The Hanoks have all been renovated to a good standard without compromising their original character. The interiors are simple and efficient: uncluttered guestrooms, modern conveniences discreetly tucked away to make the most of the space, crisp white walls, wooden floorboards, TVs and a few pieces of traditional furniture on display. The beds are usually the roll-out variety and there aren’t many other furnishings in most guestrooms, leaving them open and bright. The colour-scheme is kept minimalist with neutral tones and natural materials. Most have Western-style tiled en-suites but some do still retain traditional facilities, so double check when booking if you have a preference. Though they’re not at the height of luxury, these modest guesthouses are great as a flexible base for exploring the sights and sounds of Jeonju.

A simple breakfast of fruit and bread is often included with your stay, and some Hanoks have the facilities to offer other meals too. Expect home-cooked, South Korean comfort food, such as bowls of bibimbap or hearty vegetable stew. If you’re a keen chef, opt for a Hanok with a shared kitchen where you can get involved in preparing meals and learning about South Korean cooking.

We Say
Basic, well-located accommodation which gives you an authentic glimpse of traditional South-Korean life.


Throughout Jeonju.

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  • Your Accommodation
    • Traditional Hanok house rooms
    • Standard room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Simple breakfast included
    • Meals available on request
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Garden
    • Wifi
    • TV in rooms

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