Center of Seoul - High Class B&B

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Seoul, 110-220, South Korea
Your host, Hyunchung
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* 126 Mansion

Enjoy an antique atmosphere in the heart of culture and art in downtown Seoul. Be our guest and make yourself at home. Make your travels in Korea more special than ever!

126 Mansion is a Guesthouse which is located in Palpan-dong(aka Samchung-dong), the centre of culture and art, in downtown Seoul.

Palpan-dong is just around the corner from Gyungbokgung, the first royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty. This place has been at the very centre of the Capital city of Korea since the old days of the royal dynasty; in this area, eight Panseos(Ministers of the Joseon Dynasty) used to reside here hence where Palpan-dong(an eight-Panseos’ village) got its name.

Within a 3-minute walk from our Guesthouse, you can see a variety of galleries, shops and cafes in a busy street. Han-ok Maeul (Korea’s traditional house village) is within a 10-minute walk. It is about 5 to 30 minute walk to Seoul’s most famous historic sites such as Gyungbokgung, Changdukgung, and Deoksugung. Also you can get to Myung-dong, Dongdaemun and Namdaemun markets, and Gwanghwamun square.

Equally, we are proud of the picturesque surroundings of the 126 Mansion. Just beside our Guesthouse, there is a beautiful promenade of the stone wall of Gyungbokgung leading to Cheongwa-dae (the Blue House).

126 Mansion is a high-class Guesthouse providing comfortable, spacious living. Our guest house is situated with a nice view so that you can see Gyungbokgung and Cheongwadae. Guests can also expect excellent service in our relaxing dining room and experience a fine example of modern day living in a traditional space.

All of our rooms are equipped with Korean traditional ondol. (an under-floor heating system), Each room also has an en-suite bathroom.
Breakfast is included.
We will welcome you with exclusive hospitality.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great charming place with lovely host. It is really well located.
    Breakfast is good: continental or korean! Internet works fine.
    I would go again if I have a chance.

    June 2014
  • This place is a real "down home" experience. Forget a hotel and stay here. Awesome experience. Super friendly and their breakfast is awesome. After we stayed here, we moved to a traditional guesthouse (because our conference paid for it); it wasn't as comfortable & cozy as this place. The location is beautiful as well, very awesome neighbourhood brimming with coffee houses and shops. Great food around the area. We will come back and stay here again. Guaranteed.

    November 2013
  • We stayed with Hyunchung for a few days. What a great experience! We loved the intimate and comfortable environment Hyunchung has created in a really cool part of Seoul. Hyunchung was so accomodating, the room was very comfortable and warm during the cold winter in Seoul, and the food was fantastic. There is nothing like a home-cooked Korean meal! We would highly recommend staying here.

    February 2013
  • What a lovely place to stay in Seoul! Great location where lots of sights are within walking distance. Quiet, quaint, and quality people.
    The room was CLEAN, had working A/C and TV and was just right for one person. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends!

    August 2012
  • Hyunchung and her family have created an extraordinary place with their 126 mansion and cafe Soul Kitchen, where guests getting friends the way we all look for. We had wonderful days there over christmas and new year 2012. We were invited and integrated to family and friends. Since Hyunchung has the very special gift to bring really nice and interesting people together and let them feel happy and at home.
    The location of the place couldn't better be, in the middle of Bukchon, one of the old districts in the heart of Seoul with galeries, little shops and a lot of cafes, just in walking distant to two of the famous palaces (great areas with park) and the National Folk Museum the street above and a lot more to discover. A bus station is nearby and the metro 15 min in a nice walk. Hyunchung and her sisters will help you in many ways, with tips and information where to go, even show you the way. We loved our room there, looking to the park of Gyungbokgung and enjoying the ondol (the floor heating) since Seoul was really cold, but with the sun shining nearly all days. We recommend the korean breakfast to all (the western kind is also very tasty if you insist in your habits), it's a wonderful start for a day in this exciting city. Hyunchung thanks for your warm hospitality and your kind friendship, and if we are lucky to come back to Seoul, we will be glad to stay at 126 mansion again.

    January 2012
  • Staying at 126 Mansion was great. The hosts were very fun to talk with and the food and drink were wonderful. It is a little far from the subway, but not far enough to be a big deal. We loved how close it was to so many things. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Seoul.

    October 2011
  • We stayed in Seoul for one week September 2011.

    Not being familiar with the layout of Seoul, we were looking for a location that was central and interesting. 125 Mansion is both.

    Location: near the blue house, many embassies, bukchon village and next to the gyeongbokgung palace. Close to the metro (~15 min walk) and many buses. Very close to Insadong.

    126 Mansion: a lovely 2-story building (first floor is kitchen/dining/gallery) with bedrooms on the second floor. The room we stayed in, was a bit on the small side but perfect for our needs: we were in Seoul to go sightseeing and visit family, so not a lot of time was spent in the room. There were small amenities (coffee, tea, lotions) available for guests. Breakfast was an option of American/Western (eggs + bacon) or Koean breakfast. Both options are excellent.

    Internet access available to guests was very convenient.

    I think the best part of the visit was how welcome we felt while we were staying at 126 mansion. Hyunchung and her sisters were very helpful -- helping with taxis, finding local stores, introducing us to makali!

    When we left, I felt like we were leaving friends Will definitely stay again if we have a chance to visit Korea.

    One note about the bathrooms: I read another review that mentioned the Korean style bathroom (I had no idea about this until visiting Korea) so I was prepared -- all other bathrooms in Korea (that we saw) were some iteration of this style

    September 2011
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Dongguk University, Graduate School, Film study
Hello, greetings from 126Mansion in Seoul. My two sisters and I have all worked in the art industry; my older sister is a clothing designer, my younger sister likes to paint although she is not a professional painter; and interestingly some of her better paintings are on display in our house. She truly has many gifts, she is a barista and also cooks very well. She runs our coffee shop on the first floor. Finally, as for me, I have worked in the Korean film industry. In 2009, on one fine autumn day, we found this house (126Mansion) in a wonderful area. As soon as seeing it, we fell in love with it. At the time, the location of our house had been empty for some time and was more like a ghost house. However, we could imagine just how lovely could be if we renovated it. Immediately we loved the neighborhood, it’s very historical and also very modern and safe, clean, and no large apartments, and of course lots of good places in within walking distance. This area is known as Samcheong - dong. We decided to make this house a home for travellers, opening up this house to and for people from all over the world. Generally speaking, people who visit Seoul they think Seoul is kind of shoppers paradise and that’s all, and not really so historical, not so cultural, but it’s not true. If you would stay this area, you will be able to discover many amazing points of interest. I really hope people who visit Seoul experience the various sides of Seoul, and have a true traveler’s delight. We have great passion for communicating with new people, especially who are curious about Seoul, and Korea. Upon your arrival here in our home we can recommend some really nice places, ones not really known as traditional tourists’ spots. That would be our pleasure. Please, don’t hesitate to talk to us. Lastly, I want to introduce to you my mom. She is an older lady but even in this chapter of her life, still very passionate and healthy, and of course a great cook. Early in the morning she prepares a Korean breakfast for our guests like you. I am so proud of my mom and her food. If you would like to try Korean food, please don’t miss my mom’s food. We are looking forward to meeting you, all of you wonderful travelers from all over the world. Hyunchung
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