Shilla Jeju Hotel[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”]
Jeju, South Korea
Tel: (+82) 64 738 4466
Rate: $170 King + tax, Breakfast Included
King Room “Old Wing”
Location: The Shilla Jeju is on the south part of Jeju Island in the hotel zone and is approximately a 45-60 minute bus ride from the Jeju airport. This area includes quite a few other hotels, including the Hyatt Jeju, The Lotte Hotel and several other mid-priced hotels. This is home to the only ocean front golf course in Korea. Seogwipo city is about 10 minutes away and is a $3 cab ride. Rooms: We had a king room in the “older” wing of the hotel. The hotel is very modern, but the “old wing” rooms could use updating. Rooms were very clean, quiet and spacious as were the bathrooms. Bathrooms were done in marble and had generously sized soaking tubs. A word of warning if you go during the warm season, the hotels air conditioning units aren’t the greatest, so you may find yourself quite warm. I’d highly recommend booking a room on the “ocean side” of the hotel to catch the breezes coming off the ocean.￼
Facilities: The hotel includes a spa, two restaurants, a cafe and convention facilities. Breakfast is “buffet style” and served in three breakfast styles: American, European and Asian. The food was excellent and there was a wide array of foods (hot and cold) in all styles to choose from.
The hotel is a very nice property with well manicured gardens, a large outdoor pool and a sand beach. It’s quite a few steps down to the beach, so bring those flip flops.
Staff: The hotel staff was friendly and had a pretty good understanding of the English language. The concierge was helpful and there was a business center that had 8 PC’s for accessing the internet with a fairly decent connection. Jeju caters to the Japanese tourist and golfing crowd, so hotels here tend to be expensive and deals are rare.
Value: This hotel was a fairly decent value for the area, but next time we’d probably try the Lotte Hotel if the price were the same. That hotel appeared very new and just as nice as the Shilla.