Jeju Arumdaum Resort – located near Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak)

Arumdaum Resort Jeju

Pictures from Booking.com.
Top: a triple room (double and twin bed)
Bottom: The exterior of the hotel

I was originally only looking for guesthouses near Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak), knowing that we were going to have to wake up super early to go see the sunrise. After  browsing through several websites, we decided to splurge and found this little resort.

Our biggest criteria was to have a private room for three girls. Jeju Arumdaum Resort – Arumdaum meaning beautiful in Korean, gave us just that and maybe a little more. This was also the most luxurious night we had on this trip (we were traveling on a tight budget).

We found this hotel via Booking.com (Jeju Arumdaum Resort)Our triple room was $142 (which included all taxes and fees). 

Address: 
5 Siheung-ri, Seongsan-eup
Seogwipo, 699-903

Driving Distance: 

It is located on the east coast of Jeju island. Although the location is great for Sunrise Peak, it’s really inconvenient for everything else on the Island. I recommend this place if you are planning to rent a car, and planning to go to Sunrise Peak. There are no restaurants nearby, so always remember to eat before heading back or have some food ready in your your room – I guess that’s when having that little kitchenette will come in handy.

We stopped by the Manjang-gul Lava Tube before arriving at Jeju Arumdaum Resort making the drive a little shorter. We did have some issues getting our GPS to find the resort. There are several ways to enter in a location on the GPS: 1) phone number (the easiest) – didn’t work 2) name – English name didn’t work 3) address – sort of worked. We ended up typing in the address provided. Although the exact address did not show up, we just followed the directions hoping that we would find the resort.

You should also be careful when following the GPS directions. It took us down some small roads, making the drive a little scary – the roads were narrow, through a residential area, with some tight turns. Try to stay on the highways if possible.

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The front entrance

I know it’s called a resort but honestly, its just a cute little hotel. Our room had a private balcony, a private bathroom (that’s a luxury when you’ve been staying at guesthouses), 1 double bed and 1 single bed, a kitchenette, a flat screen tv (with lots of channels), and AC. There are horses in the back area of the hotel, along with bbq facilities. Our one night stay included breakfast which wasn’t bad at all. That’s a lot more than what we were asking for and a lot more than what we could explore.

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Rooftop Terrace (on the 4th floor) with ocean and Seongsan Ilchulbong views.

The kitchenette came with a stove, a bar top counter and a fridge. Of course the kitchenette was fully stocked with pots, pans, cups, plates, and utensils.

Our private balcony included an ocean view (the ocean smell), and a view of Sunrise Peak. If you don’t feel liking getting up super early to hike Sunrise Peak for the sunrise, you can always just enjoy the sunrise peak from your own private balcony. I would consider doing that next time or if I had more time and stayed at this resort for another night.

Our room was located on the forth floor giving us a great view, if you are staying at a lower level you can always make your way up to the forth floor (rooftop) terrace.

Arumdaum Resort Jeju Balcony View

View of Sunrise Peak from our balcony

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Breakfast buffet: toast, scrambled eggs, sausages, salad, some sort of cream soup, and orange juice (coffee was also available)

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A little swing by the parking lot. The parking lot is practically empty during the day and full in the evening.

Arumdaum Resort Jeju Back Horses

There is a terrace in the back with BBQ facilities. Although you will not get any ocean views or views of Sunrise Peak, you will get a view of wild (?) Jeju horses.

Arumdaum Resort Jeju Driving To

Driving towards Sunrise Peak as we were heading to Seogwipo (1.5 hour drive away)

Sunrise Peak from Arumdaum Resort Jeju

A closer shot of the Sunrise Peak and the little town at the base of Sunrise Peak from Jeju Arumdaum Resort.

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