The Artstay Hotel

The Artstay Hotel
1269-19 Hamdeok-Ri / 504 Johamhaean-Ro
Jeju & Seogwipo
Jeju Special Administrative Province 63333
South Korea

Sweeping Sea & Mountain Views

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Oct-2017
Ambience & Setting: 9
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $190 per person.
- $190 Accomodation 3D2N
- $0 Room Service

Nearby Attractions: Manjanggul Lava Tube, Seongsan Ilchubong, Cheonjeyeon Waterfall & Seonim Bridge, Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Jeongbang Waterfall, Glass Castle, Hallim Park, Teddy Bear Museum, Hyeop-Jae Beach, Yeomiji Botanic Garden, Loveland, Hamdeok Beach, Jeju Folk Village Museum, Jeju Education Museum, O'Sulloc Green Tea Museum, Aqua Planet Aquarium, Mini-World Miniature Theme Park, EcoLand Theme Park, Jungmun Lava Columns, Sangbansan Mountain & Yongmeori Coast, Oedolgae, Yakcheonsa Temple, Haengwon Beach / Conan Beach, Mount Halla

Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, Conference Rooms, Laundry Service, 1 Restaurant (Orsay Restaurant), 2 Lounges (Lobby Lounge, Rooftop Lounge), Cable TV, Garden, Art Gallery, Currency Exchange Service

Hotel Activities: Internet Surfing, Meetings, Sightseeing


Located about 45 minutes drive away from the Jeju International Airport in Jeju & Seogwipo, The Artstay Hotel near Hamdeok Beach offers a great place from which to explore the island. Beyond the nearby natural attractions such as beaches, mountain trails, and farmlands, The Artstay Hotel is also about an hour's drive away from the island's many theme parks. But the best part of staying here is the sweeping, panoramic views of the clear blue ocean and skies, and the sight of the vibrant greenery of the mountains beyond the city.

Ambience at The Artstay Hotel is modern and clean, with a quiet elegance. The warmly lit, spacious lobby hosts a rotating art exhibition, featuring works from local artists, drawing the eye of guests immediately upon entry. The clean lines, off-white and grey colours along the corridors have a calming, serene feel. The best location for me is the open rooftop, with the Rooftop Lounge, which has clear, 360 degree views of the beautiful settings around.

Rooms at The Artstay Hotel are clean, comfortable, and come equipped with a small but functional kitchenette. The queen size bed is large and comfortable, and the bathroom, with its grey tiles, is clean and functional, stocked with basic amenities. I can see why couples love the cozy room. The in-room internet wifi is fast and stable, but the cable television channels are rather limited.

Food at The Artstay Hotel is provided by the Orsay Restaurant. Generally, the local food is decently executed, though I've had better Western style selections elsewhere. However, there are a multitude of nearby cafes and restaurants, and it's almost a shame to stay here and not eat out. You could also choose to cook in the in-room kitchenette, though this may cause the cooking odour to linger within the room.

Service at The Artstay Hotel is courteous and friendly. Staff can converse in basic English, and carry out requests quickly and efficiently. I like that they'll share additional information on the area during check-in. However, the room service staff didn't properly make the bed during my visit, resulting in a semi-messy look for the bed. In addition, there doesn't seem to be a valet service available, though it's common in some of the other hotels here.

Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at The Artstay Hotel are geared towards the leisure traveller. While there is a business centre and conference rooms, these are relatively small and basic. Besides the many nearby eating places, the beach is right beside the property, along with several convenience stores. Within the hotel, there isn't much beyond the Rooftop Lounge, though I saw a Jazz performance being held at the restaurant during my visit.


The Artstay Hotel 01 - Exterior Facade

The Artstay Hotel 02 - Bedroom

The Artstay Hotel 03 - Bathroom

The Artstay Hotel 04 - Kitchenette

The Artstay Hotel 05 - Rooftop Lounge

The Artstay Hotel 06 - Conference Room

The Artstay Hotel 07 - Orsay Restaurant

The Artstay Hotel 08 - Stage Area

The Artstay Hotel 09 - Lobby Lounge

The Artstay Hotel 10 - Artwork