Lotte Hotel World

Our last two night in Korea was spent in Seoul and we stayed in Lotte Hotel World.

Well-stocked pantry

When was the last time you saw matchsticks in a hotel room? For me, I think it was before digital camera were invented.

Interestingly, there's also this outdated mobile phone for rent.

In this trip, this is the only hotel that has a bathtub.


Night view of the city from our room.

Ocean Palace Hotel

In our 7D6N South Korea tour, we spent two nights at Jeju Island in Ocean Palace Hotel. This is my favourite hotel for this whole trip.

This is one of the few hotels in Korea that provided toiletries.

There's a separate cubicle for the shower area and the toilet bowl.

The toilet is equipped with a very sophisticated flushing system, which has a butt washing function.

Yongpyong Ski Resort

On day 2 of our South Korea tour, we arrive at the Yongpyong Ski Resort and we checked into a room at Greenpia Condominium for the night.

Lobby at Greenpia Condominium

There's only one bedroom and it is not furnished with any bed, but with mattress that we can spread out on the floor.

View of the mountains from our room.

Before heading to this ski resort, we stopped by a house for lunch and to rent our ski wears. We changed into them in our hotel room and walk over to the Dragon Plaza to collect the ski gears.

KB isn't keen to ski, while I've already skied before some years back. However, our tour guide suggested that we still change into the attire to take some photos, since the rentals have already been paid for. So, that's what we did.

After returning our ski gears, we wandered around and found ourselves a dinner place.

The next morning, we opt to take the cable car up to Dragon Peak.

It's very foggy all the way up to the mountain top.

As the cable car travels to a higher altitude, there's not much to see, except snow and trees.

Here we are at the Dragon Peak.

It's foggy, windy and the temperature is negative 7 degrees Celsius... too uncomfortable for KB to stay outdoors for too long.

On the upper level, there's the restaurant that a scene in Winter Sonata television drama series was filmed in.

It seems like the restaurant isn't opened in the morning and the staff didn't stop us from hanging around to take photos.

Resom Spa Castle

Our first night in Korea was spent at Resom Spa Castle. Our room was in the Theme Block, while the spa facilities are in the basement of the Spa Block. Thus, we had to wear our winter coats and walk over to the next block to enjoy the spa. At the ladies locker, the locals just get undressed (or dressed) right in front of their lockers, while other ladies just walk around naked. There's a small pool at the end of the locker room for ladies who want to stay naked. Lucky for me, there's a few cubicles in the toilet and I changed into my swimwear there. Then, I'm ready to plunge into the hot spring water in the big common pool. It was the best spa ever.

One of the two rooms is furnished with two single beds.

The other room is of a tatami style.

The bathroom seems kind of small as compared to the other parts of the room.