Roomine Pension – Luxury Accomodation on Jeju Island, Close to Sunrise Peak, Jeju, South Korea
Story by David Holmes & Katarina Kuruc | Lead photo: David Holmes
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Holmes Said: For all you men looking for a way to both dazzle and inspire the women in your life, I have a secret that is nothing short of extraordinary: ROOMINE. In a place as hotel saturated as Jeju, there are pensions, and then there are PENSIONS. Recently I had the opportunity of discovering the latter and want to spread the word about our positive experience there. On the northwest side of the island near shell beach off the coastal road is a particularly unique looking building. It stands apart from all those in the area because the architecture is not reminiscent of the typical Jeju style. Roomine is anything but traditional. With an open concept design, sleek modern look and vibrant decorative styling, the place screams “retro-cool California”.
The pension features 7 different rooms each with their own unique decorative scheme. There is also a beautiful cafe which has large bay windows overlooking the island coastline and nearby surroundings. Among other things, it serves some western dishes and good coffee, as well as excellent cocktails and great music. All of these things collectively work to develop good ambience and a romantic atmosphere.
All things considered however, the most defining attributes of this pension are the room designs and layouts, not to mention the evident painstaking decorative scheme found in each and every room. Suffice it to say if you are looking for a quiet weekend with the Misses (or Mister), then Roomine is the place to go.
Kuruc Said: Roomine truly is one of those rare gems on Jeju that leaves you wondering why you didn’t know about it sooner. Although on the pricier side, I can guarantee that none of you will be disappointed with the overall atmosphere and ambience of the place. Not only are both the interior and exterior architecture absolutely stunning, it’s location (albeit a little secluded) makes Roomine the perfect place for a variety of events. May I suggest anniversary getaways (hint, hint to all you gentlemen out there wanting to impress your special lady), birthday weekends…And, to all you ladies out there, Roomine is the perfect place for a low-key girls’ weekend!
As mentioned above, Roomine features seven fabulous apartment-style rooms. Each room includes a full bath, complete with a bathtub, small kitchenette and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the magnificent Jeju seaside. Also, each room has a unique theme and name. These include; Iris, Lily, Jasmine, Classic, Sky, Sweety and Cozy. Here is the scoop on each of the rooms:
Iris:The most expensive and the biggest of all 7 rooms. This room features a large living room space, a large TV, kitchen and even a dining area. Great for bigger parties who need more space.
Sweety and Cozy: These two rooms are the cheapest and also the smallest and cutest of the bunch. They each have small kitchen facilities, but, what they lack in size, they make up in comfort and personality! It is important to note, however, that Sweety does not have a dining area, so, if you are thinking about cooking your sweetheart a meal, keep in mind you may have to go picnic-style for a romantic feast.
The Pension: ROOMINE
The Cost: Seasonal pricing varying anywhere from 160,000 won to 270,000 per night (note: price subject to change at time of article publication)
The Directions: Follow road 1132 towards Hado-ri. Exit the sea shore coastal road heading west and continue onwards towards Sunrise Peak. If you reach Sunrise Peak, you’ve gone to far.
The Website: http://www.roomine.com (now with English information and booking options).