The Chae Library
On my most recent visit to Jeju Island, I spent a lot of time exploring the island's Hanok (Korean traditional house), and I've been missing them ever since returning to Seoul. Then I discovered The Chae Library accommodation in the heart of Seoul, Jongno area.
The fact that it was brand new piqued my interest even more, so I scheduled an alarm for when reservations would be available. After making a reservation for one night, I was astonished to see that I could drive to such wonderful accommodation in under an hour.
The Chae Library is a Hanok in the heart of Seoul's Jongno neighborhood
The Hanok's interior was stunning as soon as I stepped inside and I couldn't have imagined that I was in the heart of Seoul city.
The popularity of Hanok has been rising recently. For a long time, Hanok architecture was one of my favorites, and I'm happy to see that the trend is expanding the number of options for Hanok construction and making it even more attractive.
You'll find this accomodation not far from Gyeongbokgung Palace. As you can see the narrow alley, I began to wonder if there could be a Hanok accomodation.
Once I opened the gate, I could see the picturesque Hanok scenery in front of me and felt like I had reached another world.
In addition, there were Gomusin (Korean traditional shoes), with white flowers for females and red flowers for males.
It's a great finishing touch that complements the traditional Hanok. I figured that this sort of thing would go down well with visitors from other countries. Perhaps that's why the Hanok hotels in Jongno are so well-known among international visitors. Because of its proximity to Gyeongbokgung Palace, I believe that staying in this Hanok will be an amazing experience for foreigners.
This place was good to show the traditional Hanok style while also combining it with the modern design. The yard's green pine tree and the willow branches that seemed to flow over the tiled roof created a scene that could have been plucked straight from a Korean painting.
The Chae Library with 3 Bedrooms
The round windows in the room we stayed in were beautiful. In my opinion, this was the most appealing room in this accomodation.
There is a bathroom right next to this room, and another bedroom on the opposite side of the bathroom. Since it was so new, there weren't many reviews to go on, but it was great to have some quiet time in well-separated rooms. I think that three families or three couples would have a wonderful time here.
The room on the other side of this one is the third and last one. This room is preferable because of the television. There is, of course, air conditioning in every room.
There is space for up to 6 guests over 3 separate rooms. My husband and I had asked some close friends over, and four of us ended up staying the night.
A lovely bookshelf that complements the Hanok style.
Surprisingly, all of the furnishings here appeared to have been built just for this Hanok. Everything in the house, from the kitchen appliances to the bedrooms and even the bookshelf and chairs, seemed as if it had been curated by a renowned artist.
And I filled all those bowls with the delivery I had ordered.
After we were done eating, we used the Beam Project to watch La La Land. It was a little challenging, but we managed to get Netflix streaming on the beam projector by using Google mirroring. Wonderful memories were made when re-watching La La Land in the Hanok.
Could there be a more relaxing way to spend time like this?
A relaxing soak in the tub is the next activity I'd like to share. It was fantastic to unwind after a long day by watching an entire film on a beam projector in the tub.
As you can see, there is a tiny fireplace. You can also use it as a fireplace by filling it with ethanol and lighting it. When I tried it, the fire lasted for about an hour. So, I think it would be good to start a fire before you go into the tub. Bathroom amenities include a natural-scent room spray. Perfect healing for the body and mind.
You'll get a text message from the host before you check in with the number to call to get instructions on setting up the beam projector and lighting the fireplace.
I also learned that this library concept is just one of four accomodation under this brand 'The Chae'. Stayfolio, well-liked for its lovely lodging options, is rumored to be the only place where reservations can be made. The other three 'The Chae' accommodations were just as lovely, and I hope to visit them soon.
By the way, parking is a major problem in this area. It's an area where automobiles can't drive down the alley, so you'll have to park elsewhere and unload your belongings. Therefore, I suggest that you use the public transportation.
I was very pleased with this opportunity to relax in the heart of Seoul. The accommodation was so lovely that I found myself taking numerous photographs for use in blog postings. It's expensive for just two people to go, but a group of friends or other couples can have a great time there. My time at a Hanok in Seoul was so enjoyable that I hope to return.
Address : 12 Pirundae-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Website : thechae.co.kr
Instagram : @thechae_official/
Reservation : book here
Writer : tac_god
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