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Haevichi Hotel & Resort Jeju
Ranked #8 of 93 Hotels in Seogwipo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 November 2011

I stayed at Haevichi for two nights in October. It has beautiful views. The staff was friendly and respectful. I liked the bathroom (big, has very modern/luxury look). Breakfast buffet was pretty good.
The only complaint is its location... It is pretty far from the airport and from everything else in JeJu Island.
But besides its location I was very satisfied!

P.S. Iris was filmed here!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Before we arrived at the hotel we knew it was meant to be extremely luxurious, located right by the beach-side on the island of Jeju, about 20-30 minutes drive from Seogwipo.

We got on the complimentary hotel shuttle service that runs from Jeju airport for the 45-60 minute journey to the Haevichi resort. When we arrived and walked through the foyer it was pure luxury. The extremely large hotel was adorned with marble throughout, on the floors, the walls everything was extremely plush.

The check-in was quick and efficient and it was our first chance to see the fantastic lobby of the "hotel" area of the resort, which looked like the inside of a Cunard cruise-liner, an incredible first impression.

The room we had was in the resort area of the hotel and was not quite as luxurious as those in the hotel section, but nevertheless it was a fantastic room we got. Incredibly spacious, a huge walk-in bathroom with an overhead shower facility and a balcony looking out over the sea.

As for amenities the hotel had pretty much everything you could ask for due to its isolated location. It had a convenience store, spa, swimming pool, games arcade, pharmacy. Three excellent restaurants and a bar overlooking the Jeju coastline.

The only minor fault we had with the hotel was that one of our party contracted some kind of 24 hour illness the night after eating bibimbap at one of the hotel's restaurants which marred our visit somewhat as we missed a day we were meant to hike up lake hallasan.

The only other fault with the hotel is the location, it really is in the middle of nowhere, it's close to Seogwipo but not on the doorstep and the airport is a good 45-80 minutes away depending on traffic.

However, if you want 5-star luxury during your stay on Jeju island i highly recommend a stay at the Haevichi resort and hotel, just don't have the bibimbap!

Room Tip: Rooms in the hotel area of the hotel are more luxurious
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Saints_B
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

We headed to Jeju Island after 10 days in Seoul and Gyeongju. We met the free shuttle at the airport with no problem. It was about a 45 minute ride to the hotel. We got off the bus and went to check in, turns out we were in the wrong building. There is a hotel and then there is a resort. I would have thought the resort side was nicer but it wasn't. The hotel is really swanky and very expensive.

We were then sent to the resort side. The bellmen were very sweet and helped us with our bags. We checked and went to our very large room. Honestly, I have stayed with friends who have smaller apartments. It was huge! I did ask about an upgrade when we checked in and they said no. We made this reservation through a Korean travel agent - Plaza 21 for our conference. We requested to be on the beach.

So we checked out our room. It had a flat screen tv, fridge, stove, plates, cups, fridge, cooking utensils, two beds, huge bathroom.

It didn't have an ocean view, although our view was beautiful, and it didn't have a bathtub. I love taking baths on vacation so that was a bit of a disappointment. We immediately went out looking for something to eat. It was around 4PM so there wasn't much open in the area. We went back to the hotel and they had a little deli open. We ended up pay $50 USD for two sandwiches, a coffee drink, and a dessert. Needless to say we never ate there again.

Here are some of the Pros and Cons of this hotel:

PROS:
1) Location - the views are spectacular
2) Pool
3) Jeju Folk Village is literally next door
4) There is a convenience store in the basement!!!
5) We pre paid for the breakfast buffet and it was excellent
6) Tons of restaurants within walking distance
7) Huge room
8) Horse and Carriage - There is a gentleman outside who will take you on a short carriage ride around, it was nice.
9) Same day laundry service - expensive but fast
10) Great service with many English speakers on staff

CONS:
1) Too many kids
2) The pool was great but it was always crawling with kids
3) No romance - the hotel was always full of kids running and screaming everywhere, breakfast was the same
4) The pool was supposed to be open until 10PM every night but every single night everyone was asked to get out between 9:30 and 9:45PM. I still don't understand this.
5) No beach. My idea of a beach must be different. You have to walk about 300 yards to the "beach". It is a location with sand but when the tide is out you have to walk very far out to the water and again there were HUNDREDS of kids and teenagers there screaming and playing.

I would not return to this hotel just because I was looking for a romantic beach hotel, I wouldn't describe this location as that.

I do think we got our money's worth however, it was clean and spacious. I just wish we had paid more money to be in another part of the island where we could literally walk out of our hotel onto the sand.



We realized on the very last morning that there was a laundry room for guests to wash clothes. At this point we had already paid almost $50 to wash 6 items of clothes. Funny how no one mentioned this to us. We absolutely would have sacrificed an afternoon to wash all of our clothes for a cost of $5-$10, uggggggg

Room Tip: Try and prebook an ocean view.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

I recently stayed at the Haevichi for a pleasure/business trip. Service was polite and efficient, which to me, is perfect. The rooms are luxury, with a separate shower/tub room, commode closet and vanity. Large closet also in bath area. The beds are fine, not the best for Americans I suppose but good quality.
Location is about 45 minutes from Jeju airport, but worth the drive. There is both a condo and a hotel area, my exposure was to the Hotel area.
Dining for dinners was buffet style, and serve both Korean and world dishes, so any appetite will be rewarded.
Next door to the resort is a folk village explaining life on Jeju many years ago. If you have spare time, take the tour. Aslo a small town abuts the resort, walk through it, grab a drink at a sundry store, and immerse yourself in Korean life, if just for a short while.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

As others have noticed, the Haevichi has two different parts - a western style hotel and a traditional Korean condominium "resort". We mistakenly booked into the resort side of the property (more on this below), but switched to the hotel for about double the price. The review scores are for the hotel only, though based on our brief visit to the resort side, it would get 4 stars for Cleanliness and Rooms (a 1-star drop from the hotel) and 4 stars for Value (a 1-star improvement over the hotel). Location and Service are identical.

A note on Korean "condos": the term "condo", and in this case also "resort", is used a bit differently from how Americans typically use it. A Korean condo has a couple of rooms, often with bare floors (you sleep on traditional Korean mats), a living room area, and a kitchen/dinette area. Condo buildings are very much like hotel or apartment buildings, with each condo just another door in a hallway. When Korean families go on vacation, they will often rent a "condo" and bring the whole family (and their own food) and have a big party. The Haevichi "resort" side has these types of condos. In our case, we rented a sea-view "suite" in the resort, which turned out to have two bare-floor rooms, one room with a western-style bed, a small balcony (which did indeed face the ocean), and a good-sized living area and kitchen with 6-seat table. It did look nearly identical to the pictures on the Haevichi website, though the furnishings are a bit dated - probably from the 90's. It wasn't a bad room, really, but rather it was just way more space than we needed, and not quite the "hotel experience" we wanted. In the USA, "resort condo" conjures a separate living facility, possibly in a duplex or quadplex formation, with some extra privacy compared to a traditional hotel. Korean condos are not like that.

For about double the price (approx. six hundred thousand won per night; there are cheaper options, but the resort side is the cheapest), we moved to a sea-view deluxe suite in the hotel. Double what we wanted to spend, but wow the Haevichi hotel is a nice hotel. The staff (both resort and hotel) are extraordinarily polite and helpful. They immediately found us a room in the hotel, came to the resort to pick up our bags and move them to the hotel, and patiently explained the price difference and all of our options at the hotel. I can't say enough about the excellent service, which really is par for the course almost everywhere we've been in Korea.

The room, which I am sitting in as I type, is clean, modern and well-furnished. Walls are paneled in dark red wood, and the matching cabinets are well-built and attractive. Counters are stone and wood, room is carpeted (and unlike Korean houses and "condos", removing one's shoes is not required), bathroom is marble and the same dark wood. The suite has a small half bath in the entry, a desk and tea/espresso bar (both complimentary, as is the bottled water; there is a small assortment of snacks and alcohol - including 17-year-old Ballantine's and Chivas - in a drawer; nothing is electronically monitored, so I assume you could take a water or Coke and replace it without being charged), a living area with a 40"-ish HDTV, a bedroom with a super-king bed and a 30"-ish HDTV, and a large bathroom with dual sinks, a large shower area with adjacent tub and 20"-ish HDTV. Lighting and Do Not Disturb settings are controlled from wall panels scattered about. TV channels are in Korean of course, though there are a couple of Japanese and Chinese channels, plus CNN in English. WiFi is free throughout the hotel, though there are several network SSIDs covering different parts, so you may have to reconnect as you move from room to restaurant to Resort-side. There is also a wired internet connection in the room. Room outlets are 220V "European" (two round plugs) style, except for two 110V outlets, one in each bathroom, which accept American-style plugs (along with a few other styles, it seems). Transformers are available from the hotel. Decepticons are extra.

The balcony overlooks a lava rock "beach" (most of the Jeju coastline is covered in jagged black volcanic rock) complete with a lighthouse. The small balcony table is perfect for morning or evening coffee. The bed is firm, but not hard; pillows are soft (too soft for our taste, as hotel pillows tend to be). Noise in the hotel seems to be nearly non-existent. I don't know if the rooms next to us are occupied or not, but we haven't heard a sound outside of our own room. For adult couples on a romantic getaway, this is a plus. Ahem.

The hotel common areas are clean and modern. We ate a late dinner the first night at Sum Mora, the hotel's restaurant. We missed the buffet (which is supposed to be very good), but my girlfriend (a native Korean) assured me that the Haemeul Songedeopbeop (a sort of rice bowl with stir-fried seafood & vegetables) was good, and my Chinese Noodles w/Black Bean Sauce was tasty. Prices are on the high side, as you would expect. One small food negative - this morning I paid 9,000 won (!) for a mocha latte at the hotel deli/cafe and it really wasn't very good. The milk wasn't so much "steamed" as it was "heated up with steaming water", and the chocolate syrup wasn't mixed with the espresso before the milk was poured, so it stayed globbed at the bottom of the cup. Disappointing for a three-dollar cup of coffee, never mind the almost nine dollars it actually cost. We ended up buying chocolate milk and using the in-room Nespresso machine to create equally-mediocre chocolate-flavored milky coffee for less than 1/10 the price. Back on the positive side, lunch at the Resort's restaurant was quite good. Beware the 10% VAT charged at all hotel facilities. Better to find food off the property, if you want to save money.

There is an indoor pool/hottub/spa/gym area ("Winter Garden") and an outdoor pool with an ocean view. We haven't tried any of it yet, but it looked clean. As we walked around we noticed a small gift shop with typical tchotchkes, and what appeared to be a free Wii arcade room with two consoles and flat-screen TVs, with couches.

There's a small tourist-support retail/food district just off hotel property, and it's a short 10 or 20-minute drive to any of a couple of small towns nearby. It's about one hour across the island to Jeju city (and the airport). There are several famous tourist attractions on the Haevichi side of the island, though, so don't fear that you'll miss out on anything just because you're not in the biggest city.

I can't say I would pay this price if i came here frequently (unless I somehow get filthy rich), but for a first-time-ever trip to Jeju, the Haevichi was an excellent choice.

Room Tip: The highest floor with regular suites is the 7th
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Haevichi Hotel & Resort Jeju

Address: 537, Minsokhaean-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 63629, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Jeju Island > Seogwipo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Seogwipo
#4 Business Hotel in Seogwipo
#5 Spa Hotel in Seogwipo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Seogwipo
Price Range: ₹ 11,063 - ₹ 28,960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Haevichi Hotel & Resort Jeju 5*
Number of rooms: 503
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