Located in Gyedong-gil in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Doo Guesthouse offers a place to experience hanok stay, as the name Doo means "stay."
While the exterior of the house retains the traditional hanok style, the rooms are equipped with heated flooring and air-conditioning. The doors have two layers to keep the heat inside the rooms and provide better sound proofing. The modern bathroom and kitchen facilities add to a comfortable and pleasant environment. Guests can even fix themselves simple meals in the kitchen. The hanok features a spacious square-shaped courtyard and a beautiful garden, and the stand-alone housing units are available for individuals, friends or families. Free internet service and various tourist maps are also available. Staff members who speak foreign languages are available to assist foreign guests.
Hanok Stay refers to staying in a traditional Korean house. It is a good opportunity to experience traditional Korean lifestyle and culture. The traditional houses available for hanok stays are decades to hundreds of years old. They have been somewhat renovated for the convenience and safety of its guests, but the traditional Korean style and sentiment are still retained.
Old furniture, paper-pasted windows, and props like soy jars add to the traditional ambiance. Most homes for hanok stay have electronic goods, including a TV set, and Western-style toilets, but some still have traditional toilets. If you prefer a Western-style toilet, you are strongly recommended to make reservations in advance. Some houses offer various programs to experience Korean culture, including tea ceremonies, pottery making, and traditional Korean folk games. Simple meals are usually available at an extra charge.
Houses for hanok stay vary in size; some are very large with a guest house and a main building, while others are small with only bedrooms and a living room. Room rates also vary widely. You are recommended to consider various factors when choosing one, such as the room rate and nearby tourist attractions.
That's a beautiful traditional Korean house. Enjoy everything in the house. Staffs are super nice and helpful. There are many Korean clothes for the guest to try. Recommend to stay here extremely!
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