Summertime Seoul Escapes: Hotel Regent Marine The Blue Jeju

Hotel Regent Marine The Blue Jeju Island South Korea Toronto Seoulcialite

Since ex Co-Pilot wasn’t supposed to leave the peninsula before departing for good in October, we decided to spend the 4th of July weekend in Korea.  Jeju Island is said to be the “Hawaii of South Korea”, so we hoped for blue skies and plenty of sun.  Ex Co-P decided to head out to Okinawa, Japan with his new girlfriend of 9 days (thumbing his nose at the military).  I had already requested the days that fit his schedule and a hotel with a rooftop pool and breakfast included (because hotel breakfast is more important to him than sightseeing).  Instead of a wild ride around Jeju Island, I had a relaxing stay at Hotel Regent Marine The Blue Jeju.

Hotel Regent Marine The Blue Jeju: Location

Hotel Regent Marine The Blue Jeju is conveniently located for travelers flying in and out of Jeju International Airport. It’s only 10 minutes away by car!  Outside the hotel is a small midway with a carousel and some rides for kids.  You’ll find a BBQ chicken joint directly inside the hotel, and a convenience store right outside.  Beyond the midway is a McDonald’s (for late night eats and even later hangover breakfast).  Venture out along the boardwalk for fresh seafood, bbq, and other Korean food.

Hotel Regent Marine The Blue Jeju: The Room

I was very happy with the view from our first room.  Prices for a Saturday night in August start at around $100 USD.  This room could easily accomodate 3 people as there was a Queen-size bed as well as a Twin.  The bathroom had a rain shower system, advanced toilet, and plenty of counter space.  I was very happy with the view from our first room.  We looked out onto the ocean which was calm and serene.  In our second room we looked out onto the sea as well, but moreso directly into a parking lot and some basketball courts.  We had 1 bed which was absolutely mammoth.  California King with 2 comfortors?  Good for blanket hogs!

Hotel Regent Marine The Blue Jeju: Dining

The hotel has it’s own restaurant with breakfast included for guests.  With Korean, Chinese, and Western options, there was something to suit every palate.  They had plenty of rice, meat, fish, and even congee and dim sum.  I enjoyed their scrambled eggs with some fresh fruit and decided to indulge in a waffle with real maple syrup.   If you’re a cereal person they keep things fresh with a cereal bar at the back by all the pastries.  Various types of coffees and juices are available, too.

Hotel Regent Marine The Blue Jeju: Pool

The pool looks directly out to the sea.  A family-friendly space, my only complaint is that it doesn’t open until 1 PM.  By 3 or 4 o’clock the sun begins to hide away on the other side of the hotel.  This is perfect for Koreans who tend to be more conscious of skin-care.  We wanted to catch some rays!  Our Sunday Funday at the pool was the perfect place to make some new friends and get a tan in our short, sunny window.  No diving!

Hotel Regent Marine The Blue Jeju: The Fitness Center

The fitness center at the hotel is quite small but was pretty much empty the entire time I was there.  The machines look quite new.  You’ll certainly have your pick of what to watch on their giant TV screens which have several English channels as well as the standard Korean top picks.

Monday – Sunday: Open 24 hours

20 Seobudu 2-gil
Cheju, Jeju-do
South Korea
Jeju Island Sunset Hamdeok Beach

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *