Rakkojae SeoulSouth+Korea/Rakkojae+Seoul
 

This 130 year old Korean traditional house is reminiscent of an aristocratic Chosun Dynasty home. Standing in a square formation around the yard, the elegance of ancient noblemen can be felt in every crevice. The elegant pavilion, lotus pond, patio, and relaxing yellow-mud sauna heated with firewood enhance a healthy sleep on a natural jade ondol floor.

Starting rate: 253,000 KRW/night
 

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“The world is now emerging beyond its focus on self comfort and moving towards the pursuit of true relaxation, a healthy body, and a peaceful mind. In today’s era of cold modernism, exact science and calculative digitalism, there is a fervent need for something more. We at Rakkojae believe that elegance of Korea and the warm-heartedness of the Korean people is the answer to this problem. Rakkojae is truly a breath of fresh air from ubiquitous hotels. We provide an unforgettable travel experience that is sure to nourish your inner spirit. If the comfort from the lines and empty spaces of a Hanok is the beautiful hardware, the elegance and warm-heartedness of Korea is the elegant software that fills it. We believe that these factors are what create the emotions unique to Korea that cannot be felt elsewhere in the world. With the passage of time, Hanok develop an old fashioned ambiance and grace. It is a home that is in harmony with nature, where even the wind and the moonlight come to rest. A Secret Retreat that can only be experienced in a Hanok awaits you.”


Young Hwan Ahn - Master Carpenter and Human National Treasure

Young H. Ahn is a Master Carpenter and Human National Treasure who’s personal love for Korea’s hanok, traditional houses, led him to start the first Korean traditional home experience in the early 90s. Ahn’s seminal work in both preserving and celebrating Korean architecture is reflected in the two properties he created, RakKoJae Seoul and RakKoJae Hahoe, which are now run by his son, Michael Ahn. Both properties have received international acclaim and the value of Hahoe Folk Village was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site shortly after RakKoJae Hahoe opened. Captivated by the ability of a hanok to bring comfort and tranquility, Ahn started a carpentry school that promotes and preserves the ancient traditions of Korea’s craftsmanship.

"The world is now emerging beyond its focus on self comfort and moving toward the pursuit of true relaxation, a healthy body and a peaceful mind. In today’s era of cold modernism, exact science and calculative digitalism, there is a fervent need for something more,” says Ahn

Rooms

 

Far Bedroom (1 unit)

  • Far Bedroom (1 unit)
  • Far Bedroom (1 unit)
Far Bedroom (1 unit)
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The Far Bedroom is where you can experience the elegance of scholars from the Chosun Dynasty.
Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar, bathrobe, hair-dryer, TV, bathtub and shower.
Maximum: 2 guests.

Rates from 250,000 + KRW/night for 2 persons. (+10% VAT)

Master Bedroom (1 unit)

  • Master Bedroom (1 unit)
  • Master Bedroom (1 unit)
Master Bedroom (1 unit)
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This Master Bedroom delivers a cozy environment and the entire floor is made of natural jade (positive vibes for health)
Room Facilities : conditioning, safe box, mini-bar, bathrobe, hair-dryer, TV, bathtub and shower, natural jade floor.
Maximum: 3 guests.

Rates from 275,000+ KRW/night for 2 persons. (+10% VAT)

Patio room (1 unit)

  • Patio room (1 unit)
  • Patio room (1 unit)
  • Patio room (1 unit)
Patio room (1 unit)
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The Patio Room and private patio is where guests can truly feel the harmony of nature and the style of ancient scholars.
Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar, bathrobe, hair-dryer, TV, bathtub and shower.
Maximum: 2 guests.

Rates from 275,000 + KRW/night for 2 persons. (+10% VAT)

Separate House (2 units)

  • Separate House (2 units)
  • Separate House (2 units)
  • Separate House (2 units)
Separate House (2 units)
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This preserved “ㄷ” shape “Hanok” structure built 60 years ago features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a common covered courtyard that can be living area to accommodate the comforts of modern life. Each bedroom can be rent separately with a maximum of 3 guests It is also available for use as lodging for families or groups, as a whole house with a maximum of 5 guests
Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar, bathrobe, hair-dryer, TV, bathtub and shower.

Rates from 230,000 + KRW/night for 2 persons. (+10% VAT)

Facilities and Highlights

 

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Facilities and Highlights


 
  • Rakkojae Seoul highlight
  • Rakkojae Seoul highlight

  • Experience first hand how to prepare kimchi, or a traditional tea ceremony with the kitchen team of Rakkojae.
  • His passion for wood, carpentry and tradition prompted the owner to open a Hanok school to promote now-how and new talents.

Useful Information

GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 5
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Seoul
Currency accepted: KRW
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:  
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ACCESS
At Anguk subway station (Exit 2) , walk straight for about 300 meters at the intersection, go straight ahead in the 1 o’clock direction for about 50 meters and turn right in front of the GS25 convenient store and walk in about 150 meters to the entrance of Rakkojae Seoul.
Airport: Gimpo International Airport (GMP) - 27 km
Airport: Incheon International Airport (ICN) - 64 km
Railway Station: Seoul Station - 4.5 km
MRT Station: Subway Line 3 - Anguk Station (Exit 2) - 0.6 km

CONTACT
Rakkojae, 98 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu , South Korea
Seoul
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“Located just door to the Gyeongbokgung Palace and offering a traditional Korean experience, this restored, minimalist décor home has 4 hanoks (rooms) where the beds are made up in the evening.”
Kim, the discoverer.
 

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