HOTEL KARASHY: A New Chic Hotel in Seoul, South Korea
‘”Black is the beginning”
Inspired by the Zebra’s skin hues, Hotel Karashy’s interior focuses on black and white, attracting all kinds of visitors: couples, business travellers and tourists. Established in 2013 but recently bought by a new management, Hotel Karashy is now setting up a new classy and convenient accommodation in Seoul, South Korea.
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“The Rooms.” It’s the confident line uttered by Hotel Karashy’s Sales Manager, Jinsoo Soong, when I asked him what he thinks is the best part of the Hotel. I have no reasons to disagree.
My first ever Jacuzzi experience is provided by the Hotel Karashy’s Garden Spa Double Room and it was priceless!
Seoul is a walk-able city though its transportation is totally efficient and affordable. After kilometres of walk and getting lost (like how I used to be whenever I travel), it’s just great to come back to my room, lie down and relax with its Jacuzzi and immediately sleep.
What I could get in a Garden Spa Double Room is all about leisure. I had a huge bed, sofa to work, own fridge, coffee and tea, and separate toilet and bath tub with complete shower necessities. One thing that marked on me with this room is its unique-old-style-inspired speaker and a laptop. Not a big deal for others but it was for me. My works are mainly done online and definitely laptop is a must. My laptop happened to crashed during my stay in Hotel Karashy and luckily my room has one so I could immediately have an alternative to use for mail checking while listening to my chosen songs played in a vintage-like speaker.
Certainly a spacious room yet little thing have given emphasis and those should definitely be appreciated.
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Surrounded by Park and Establishments, you can easily find your spot around Hotel Karashy.
Three minutes away from Sadang Station (Subway Line 2, Exit 8), Hotel Karashy is within your reach. Buses to and from the Airports (Incheon and Gimpo) are in the corners of the Hotel.
Convenience Store is directly in front of the hotel while restaurants are like mushrooms around the area. For an easy grab of Korean taste, try the street food available near at the station.
Banks are also available some meters from the hotel. Location is definitely no doubt superb where the basic needs of your stay can easily be accessed.
One of Korea’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Seonjeongneung Tombs, is six stations (same subway line) or less than minutes away.
Bel Ami serves as the restaurant of the hotel where breakfast and other menus are served. During my three-night stay, I had the same set of breakfast (bacon, egg, salad, potatoes) and I was free to get bread and choice of cereals in the center table. The hotel offers an unlimited wine for 25,000KRW (around 21USD).
One of the highlights of Hotel Karashy is its gorgeous rooftop where party or simply a gathering of relaxation can perfectly be held. With grilling facilities, swimming pool and enough number of tables of chairs, guests can totally enjoy drinks of their choice while viewing the inimitable South Korea’s capital.
Skilled not only with Korean and English speakers staff, Hotel Karashy caters Japanese and Chinese hoteliers as well to better serve a number of foreign visitors.
Owned by Mr. Chul-hee Gwon, Hotel Karashy’s one of best brands is its hospitality. Though the hotel is on its setting-up stage where rooms of improvement are still very wide, the staff made me feel how professional they could be. I met two staff who studied in the Philippines during their primary school to improve their English knowledge and I liked how they tried to utter a single Filipino word or two just to make me feel ‘homey’.
Attentive as its best I could say, from the receptionists, housekeeping, restaurant staff and of course up to its Manager. Hotel Karashy is one great representation of an authentic and glamorous Korean hospitality!
When to stay: Winter is the busiest time in the hotel as well as in Seoul and nearby towns according to the hotel’s Sales Manager. Depends on your preference, Spring can also be a great season to visit South Korea because of the events and festivals offered such as the infamous Cherry Blossom Festival.
Better arrive at the Hotel during non-rush-hour as the station can easily be crowded. If bringing a large luggage and taking the subway, go to Exit 6 and across the pedestrian line going to Exit 8 for a convenient way. Exit 6 has an elevator while Exit 8 has only stairs and might be uncomfortable with travelers with big bags.
What room to stay: The Garden View is of course a best room to spend your nights at Hotel Karashy as it gives a unique blend of modern and nature. Perfect for couple travelers! Would be better to stay in rooms in the higher floors to have a glimpse of the city’s stunning night scapes. Moreover, get a view of every room presented on their site to match your preference if you’re traveling with the family or big group of friends.
Last Words: With the newest hotel rankings of South Korea, Hotel Karashy has been classified as a three-star Hotel. In five days of stay, I can give a 4.5-star rank (if there’s any) and if the choices of breakfast will be improved, it could easily reach a 5-star level.
A huge Thank You to Jinsoo Soong and to the rest of the staff of Hotel Karashy who have extended their hospitality on my four nights of stay. Wishing Hotel Karashy nothing but great years of satisfying its guests!
Note: The hotel stay is sponsored by Hotel Karashy, but the opinions in this article/review are my own.
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About the Writer
Jessica Ayun is a Freelance Writer who writes if 5-10 cups of coffee a day will be served. She used to work as a TV Researcher but her feet are always curious to step into new places so she decided to work in the communities of Visayas and Mindanao as a Documenter for almost two years, through a non-government organization (NGO). She tries to see the “real happiness” in every person she meets and every place she goes to. She will always choose mountains than beaches.
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