If you’re planning your trip, you might be searching for where to stay in Korea. But a hotel experience can make or break a trip. And if you’re looking for a memorable experience, you might want to check out these wacky theme hotels in Korea!
Language Note: Pension refers to a type of weekend getaway rental in the country side.
Cozy Design House is a unique interior designer company in Korea that focuses on pension getaways. Their rooms appeal to the consumers in us as they base their room designs on popular products and consumable such as a Starbucks cup, a cup of shin ramyun, a Volkswagon minibus, Gucci shoes, Banana Milk and many more. These are all designed by the same company, but there are several locations with different owners.
Down at the southern tip of Korea is the small port city of Tongyeong, a popular weekend getaway for many Koreans. There you’ll find ChezLee Pension, which has imperial style rooms designed for the royalty of historical kingdoms around the world.
별소네 펜션 (Novel Pension) located in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province, offers accommodations for fantasy lovers. Their rooms are named and designed after Snow White’s apple, a Smurf hut and an ambiguous fruit with a hat on top from the Wizard of Oz. There’s also an Orange, just because.
At the Platinum High Heel Suite of the brand new Christie Hotel (Sindang-dong, Seoul), you’ll find an extra large high heel doubles that’s not only for decoration, but also functions as a bath. The shoe theme even carries over to a wine holder in the shape of stilettos.
This unique love motel in Seoul is meant for raunchy hip hop lovers that love parties. That is, if we’re to believe the graffiti on the wall (read: “love party”). There’s also a stripper pole on a stage with changing colors as well as karaoke machine. Word to yo mama.
This pension out in Gangwon Province has drawings on the walls and ceilings of each room. Turn off the lights and you can have a disco party with your significant other at On the Hill Pension.
Hotel Bobos in Suwon is a collection of decorated rooms without a central theme. There’s an ice room, pharaoh’s lair, fairy tale world all in one single building of imagination. And love.
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