Lotte Hotel Jeju’s not as bougie as the Signiel in Jamshil, but it’s still a beautiful hotel and resort. Located right next to the ocean, the views are arguably just as stunning. On top of 500 guest rooms, this property has 4 restaurants, 2 bars, indoor and outdoor pools, and free parking.
It’s walking distance to the Jeju Teddy Bear Museum and Ripley’s Believe It or Not so make a note to stop by if you have kids. I had zero desire to see Ripley’s, but I’m bummed I didn’t have time to check out the Teddy Bear Museum. What can I say? I’m apparently a child at heart, ha.
The resort was stunning, like it legit took my breath away. So much so, that my mom and I woke up early to take outfit shots around the property, and I’m not exaggerating when I say there was a photo opp at every corner. There were even 3 WINDMILLS, and I loved that they had benches near the ocean so you could relax and enjoy the view. I spent a good hour there each night, soaking everything in.
The rooms were nowhere near as nice as the rooms at Signiel, but the resort more than made up for it. FYI, they have Hello Kitty character rooms available. They’re for families with kids, but I’m low key bummed I didn’t get to experience this firsthand.
Weird fact: the lobby’s located on the 8th floor. If you go down to the 7th, they have a free children’s club that’s located right across from the Lounge restaurant. This is where I got THIS apple mango bingsoo, which was totally worth the 40,000 won in case you were wondering.
Inside the club, they had a neon bowling alley and an arcade with VR games. On that same level, they have a foreigner-exclusive casino. Not gonna lie, it was a weird experience. Koreans aren’t allowed to gamble here so we had to flash our US passports to get in, and there was literally NO ONE there. In their defense, it was only 8PM so who knows. In any case, you’ll be able to gamble in peace if you so desire, lol.
As for the food, I only had breakfast here so I can’t comment on anything else. I dined at the Peninsula each morning, and it was just ok. Korean hotels have super elaborate breakfast buffets, and I’ve experienced several in different cities over the last few weeks. At 43 won per person, I didn’t think it was worth the money, but you guys should try it and judge for yourself. They do a mean abalone porridge so make sure you try that for sure if you go!
Here are more shots of the exterior for you guys! See the windmills in the back? The big one in the middle’s actually a bar called Pungcha Lounge. I didn’t get to go this time around, but I’ll definitely make sure to hit them up the next time I’m in Jeju Island. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Jejudo, I highly recommend this resort. Just make sure to avoid peak season ( 7/1-8/31) to get the most affordable rates possible.
Have any questions about Lotte Jeju? Let me know by leaving a comment below. I’m also working on a travel guide to this beautiful South Korean city so keep an eye out for that as well. Until then, browse more travel content here, friends! Sending so much love from the DMV.