메모리펜션 Memory In Jeju Pension

COUNTDOWN: 92 DAYS TO KOREA.

I’m going to share with you a great place to stay in Jeju!

(1) Memory in Jeju

Details~
메모리펜션 Memory In Jeju Pension
Address: 강정동 3380-1, Seogwipo
Contact: +82 64-738-8933
Website: mpjeju.com (Korean; English website is on the way)
Email: memoryjeju@naver.com (English)
Memory in Jeju Pension Facebook page (English)
Memory in Jeju Pension VisitKorea profile (English)
My review in Tripadvisor (English)

Back in 2012, I was planning to stay in Jeju for 5D4N. As usual, I turned to Tripadvisor and considered those hotels/pensions/guesthouses featured there (Memory in Jeju Pension was not featured in Tripadvisor back then. In fact I was the first reviewer!). However I didn’t find any that satisfied my criteria.

My criteria in finding a place to stay in Jeju were:

  1. Near to the nature / close to the sea (basically different from staying in Hotel and Hanok in Seoul)
  2. Reasonable price/ value-for-money
  3. Owner able to speak English (especially important to me since English is not as commonly spoken in Jeju as compared to Seoul)
  4. Preferably a pension (I don’t want to travel all the way to Jeju and stay in one of those big hotels with hundreds of rooms. Neither do I want to stay in guesthouse since I am travelling with my parents and sister)

I first saw Memory in Jeju Pension’s profile in visitkorea.or.kr (useful website that I often use!). But I couldn’t find any online English reviews of this pension. After much search, I finally stumped upon a Korean sharing about this pension. though I don’t understand what he/she wrote (Google Translate it but not much of a use), but I saw the photos he/she posted were exactly the photos featured in mpjeju.com. I feel assured and motivated to stay in the pension, so I called Darcy, the owner. He spoke good English and told me to drop him an email with my details. I did that and had a wonderful stay in the pension!

Just to summarise from my Tripadvisor review:

  1. Pension is new (built in 2010) and looks like a modern European toy-land
  2. Pension is located in Seoguipo City
  3. Directions from Jeju Airport: At Jeju Airport, you can take limousine bus number 600 (as of Sep 2012, it costed 4,500 Won per pax). The journey takes about 1 hour & you can get off at World Cup Stadium stop, which is also the entrance of Emart (big supermarket in Jeju, with a small food court inside). From there, you can take a short car/cab ride to reach the pension (about 5 mins)
  4. Pension is surrounded by trees and garden, and about 10 mins away from the sea
  5. Darcy the owner speaks good English, friendly and helpful
  6. There are 2 kinds of room – for 2 pax (single storey) or 4 pax (double storey). My family and I stayed in the double storey house
  7. 2-storey house comes with a mini garden, 2 bathrooms, a fully furnished kitchen (electric kettle, rice cooker, oven, refrigerator, pots & pans, utensils, cups & wine glasses, wine opener…), TV with many channels, small balcony on 2nd floor, a dressing area, 1 double size bed & 1 sofa bed
  8. Also available: wireless internet (signal is strong), hair dryer, towels, toothpaste, soap, shampoo & body shower. Darcy mentioned that there is no toothbrush, so we brought ours along
  9. Useful for non-korean speakers to bring along the name & address of the pension in Korean, as well as phone number of the pension so that you can pass it to any cab driver/ locals with ease

So there you go, you know where to stay when you next visit Jeju! You can always drop me a note if you want to find out more!

I miss you, Memory Pension.

(Will post more photos of the Pension soon!)

(3) Memory in Jeju(9) living room(11) living room(12) kitchen(21) bedroom(25) 2nd floor balcony(27) Memory in Jeju(31) Memory in Jeju(38) Memory in Jeju

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “메모리펜션 Memory In Jeju Pension

  1. Pingback: A story about Darcy and his fishes | skiesy

  2. Pingback: Darcy’s fishing | skiesy

  3. Pingback: JYJ’s Junsu’s hotel, Jeju Toscana Hotel (and where else to stay in Jeju) | skiesy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s