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. We will welcome you with exclusive hospitality.
The whole family was lovely! The food was delicious, and the neighborhood was amazing. So much to see in do within walking distance. Would definitely stay again!
Great experience! Already said it all in my first review :)
Hello, Anne I am very sorry for missing a chance to review for you, two. I have been very busy. Please excuse me for that. It was relly nice to see you, two. Hope you liked Seoul and as you told me hope you will come back to Korea, Seoul. It would be great to see you again. Hope everything is going well with you. Thanks for staying with us and best wishes!
Friendly place to stay in Seoul, away from the buzz in a quiet and beautiful neighbourhood! We never got tired of walking around the place, where you can find a wide array of small cafés and restaurants. It's really close to all attractions in Seoul and it feels like home. It was great to meet Hyunchung and her family and we felt very welcomed. They have good tips for places to see and where to eat. The room was convenient with all necessary amenities. Free internet connection and good breakfast available. Thanks for hosting us!
My 1st airbnb experience and it was amazing! :)
The house was great, clean, homey, warm, strategic location, surrounded by beautiful autumn scenery and the hosts were incredible.
Although I didn't have a chance to meet with Hyunchung, but her sisters were great, very friendly and always ready to help us with anything...
I highly recommend this place and definitely would love to come back...
Thank you Hyunchung and family for the great experience!
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Hyunchung and the entire staff and family at 126 Mansion were fantastic hosts. They are warm and friendly. The cafe is a great place with a must try breakfast and it helps that they select the other guests to also be such interesting and nice people that you can strike conversations with and build friendships.
I only stayed in the big house for one night. The room was on the small side, but very clean and tidy. I just wish it had a view and larger window. Overall, a good experience made better by such a fantastic neighborhood and good hosts.
I stayed the second time with Hyunchung and her family and it was as great as the first time. I've felt very welcomed since the moment I first entered their café/guesthouse. The room is clean as well as the little bathroom and the bed (mattress) very comfortable. The best part (in winter) is probably the enjoyable floor heating! From (phone number hidden) in the morning breakfast is served downstairs in the café. You can choose between western and Korean breakfast ("hanshik") and I can fully recommend the Korean breakfast even if you are not used to salty or warm breakfast. Try it out, it is unbelievable tasty! The location of the place is very well suited for sightseeing, having two palaces as well as an artsy area with a lot of cafés and boutiques reachable by foot.
If you want to see more from Seoul than just the main attractions and shopping streets, then 126 Mansion is the right place to be. You will meet many interesting and friendly people in the café and Hyunchung and her sister will always give you recommendations where to go and what to see. Thank you for your hospitality and your patience with my travel plans! Until the next time, in Seoul or Europe!
unfortunately, I couldn't go seoul and couldn't stay her place,because I was in bad condition :'(
but my sister visited and stayed this 126Mansion.
so,I'll state her impressions :)
amazing place to stay!! near Gyeongbokgung Palace and there was a lot of nice artistic spots.she could feel traditional culture of Korea!!
The room was clean,cozy and comfortable!!
winter of seoul was so freezing ,but ondol(Korean traditional heating system ) was working comfortably.
Korean style breakfast was so yummy !!!
also she could enjoy conversations with other guests ;)
Hyunchung,thank you for taking care of my sister :)
the next time I visit seoul,I really want to visit and stay her place!!!
126Mansion is located in a very chill and artsy place and they are right to say it is very safe as i there are police officers guarding outside 24/7. Although it is a 10 mins walk from the subway, you get to walk through the alleys of little designer shops and cafes. As i was a first timer in Seoul and also travelling alone, the hosts are really nice to ask about my day and also offer help as much as they can. It was good to think that i could return to a cosy place, especially during the cold winter. Not forgetting the korean breakfast every morning, they are indeed delicious! All in all, I loved this place and would most defintely return when i can. :)
Incredible kindness and also realness at this unique and beautiful family home/hotel guest house/restaurant cafe. Its sincere, charming and masterfully welcoming proprietors have a home business, or business home, which gives guests not only a private, clean, and cozy place to stay and live, but more importantly to a foreigner knowing no one, access to the cultural hub of their house's lobby/cafe/main floor. It was an awe to see this family's architectural feat of combining their own lives with their multiple businesses. They carry it off with immense kindness and hospitality that seems second nature.
Great breakfast too.
Hi, Daniel I am just back to work. So missed to review about you. Sorry for that. Also thank you for the nice review. I heard that you visited to pick up the socks. I hoped to see you again before a trip. Anyway It was very nice to meet you. And definitely I knew that you are a wonderful guest, traveler, and listener. Hope you are fine with everything, and see you again. If I go to Canada I will contact you. Take care!!
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