This past weekend Nicole and I visited Seoul. We traveled to our usual hangouts: Itaewon, Oktoberfest, and Praha. I won’t reexplain everything we did. However, if you’re interested in any of those places, check out my last trip to Seoul for my birthday.
A Room With A Pool
For Nicole and I, motels end up being cheaper than staying in a hostel and they’re usually really nice. Many of them even give you toothbrushes, facemasks, individual packets of instant coffee, and maybe a little bottle or two of orange juice. The one we stayed at this weekend really took the cake.
We took the subway to Sinchon near Hongik University in Seoul. Sinchon is the Love Motel district in Seoul. Its probably known for other things, like its Parkour Park, and a Smoothie King, but we mostly just stay there for the night and then leave.
We found a love motel called Hotel Jade a few minutes walk from the subway station and asked for a room. They took out a laminated card with a list of all of their rooms. Lots of love motels have themed rooms. Some of them are plant themed, some have pool tables, or Spongebob pictures. Its really a crap shoot what any one particular love motel will offer. [divider_flat]
Nicole and I looked over the laminated page. Most of the rooms were just a general color theme and relatively uninspiring, that’s when Nicole and I noticed the suites at the bottom of the page. The fanciest suite included a pool, in the room. Not a pool to share, but your own personal pool. The best part? The room was only about $176 a night. Nicole and I booked it and took the stairs down to the basement level, because of course you can’t have a pool in your room if its above other floors.
The room was two stories. On the first story, that the entrance leads into, is a bedroom and bathroom area with a king size bed, glass shower, massive TV (I’d guess 55″), and of course a desk with a desktop PC. I’m not sure why, but all love motels that I’ve ever stayed in have included them.
From the main floor, a staircase leads downstairs to the pool and a small wooden deck with some lounge chairs and a few towels. This room was awesome, but the water was freezing, like Arctic Ocean freezing. Since we paid for the room already, and it had its own pool, Nicole and I decided we would be doing ourselves a disservice if we didn’t at least swim a bit. We did a few laps in the pool before getting out. If you do decide to stay in the pool room, I definitely recommend staying there during the summer time.