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“A great place to stay when visiting Sokcho” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Esher House Pension
Ranked #3 of 55 Sokcho B&B and Inns
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A great place to stay when visiting Sokcho”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We rented two room at the Esher House in May 2014 and couldn't have been more pleased. The rooms are large, comfortable and well equipped. We only stayed two nights but with the small kitchen it would have been a great place to stay a week or longer. Out hostess Hana made breakfast for us each morning and delivered to our rooms.

It is in a great location for beach access. It is a 10 - 15 minute walk to the bus stop. We used taxis a few times. Hana had emailed us directions to the Esher House in Korea prior to our arrival so the Taxis drivers could easily find it.

Hana has taught herself English via the internet, which is very helpful in a city that has few English speakers.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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에쉐르하우스펜션, 오너 at Esher House Pension, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Hello^^
Thank you for staying with Sokcho Esher house pension and posting a valuable review on Trip Advisor.
I am very appreciative and grateful to you.
I heard you came to meet your daughter and hoped you have a good memories in Sokcho with my pension.
Sokcho city is the most popular in Summer.
Due to Sokcho beach's convenient location and natural beauty, it was voted as being the best place for people to enjoy their summer.
I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Sokcho Esher house pension in the near future.
I’ll remember you till then.^^

Warm regards
HANA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Woodford, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed at the pension for 3 nights and was greeted by Hana who was absolutely lovely and very helpful.

We stayed in a family room which was very spacious and had 2 double beds a dining table and a small kitchen area. The shower was powerful and water was always nice and hot. The accommodation was very clean and had underfloor heating, which was nice on the feet.

Breakfast was good although there were a couple of bits we had left because we are not use to Korean food. Hana was very perceptive and provided more continental food the following days.

The only thing we were not use to was the small towels as we use bath sheets at home.

I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone visiting the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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에쉐르하우스펜션, 오너 at Esher House Pension, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Hello^^
Thank you very much for visiting us and posting such a welcoming review.
I am very appreciative and grateful to you.
Once again, thank you very much and I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Sokcho Esher house pension in the near future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed on the sixth floor with a seaview, which comes with a Jacuzzi that overlooks the sea, which is really nice. As the rest had said, the room is comfortable and clean. The location is tranquil, the beach is nearby but not the best. We drove and got here easily, thanks to the English GPS. Hana is very warmth host, she speaks good English and always smiling. My room did not come with a washing machine so I used the one at level 1. She helped me with the operation of the machine (in korean language only) and even carried the laundry to the room when completed. She would prepare breakfast and served it at your convenient time. A very nice experience that we won't forget.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Hana and her welcoming family have created a clean, gracious spot for us here in Sokcho. With her charming ways and helpful attitude she offers us English only guests just what we hoped for. We were upgraded without even requesting it Breakfast is delightful beginning for our days of adventuring into this beautiful city.

Room Tip: Ask Hana! She wants you to enjoy your stay.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GrandmaNan2014
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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

For some reason I was expecting Esher house to be a small quaint building. This is not the case. It is a big building, however it is a lovely place to stay thanks to the welcoming host and the comfort of the rooms.

What I liked:
- the service is personal
- the room was spacious and clean
- the host is lovely. Like other reviewers have mentioned the host Hana is extremely welcoming. She speaks good english and she is always there to help: from calling a taxi and explaining to the driver where to take you to giving you maps, booklets and all the info you need to make the most of the area.
- the location is good: it is within easy access from the bust terminal where the bus from Seoul arrives (short taxi ride or even a walk if you don't have heavy luggage and you don't mind walking for 15-20 mins along the beach front).
- Near the nicer end of the beach on the quieter part of town.
- the hotel is a nice walk along the beach into town and near bus stops to reach mount Seoraksan and other areas of interest along the coast very easily.
- nice big room with fridge, sink, balcony (though when we went it was too cold to go outside)
- breakfast served in the room

The only thing that I didn't like too much was that the bathroom has no heating so it was a bit cold in the morning to take a shower in winter (although the shower pressure and the temperature of the water was lovely). This seems to be a standard thing in South Korea and we remedied by keeping the bathroom door open during the night so the heating from the room made it warmer.

Not a lot of choices of restaurants in the immediate vicinity; there are one or two nearby, however taxis in South Korea are inexpensive, so not really a problem.

I would definitely stay at Esher House Pension again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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142 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

I agree with other reviews that the owner "Hana" is very kind and helpful! The room on the 6th floor is big and enough for 4 people to stay. Breakfast is home-made style and good. The room/apartment is also well decorated and clean.

The Esher pension is away from town only 5 minutes and only 5-7 minutes by cab to the bus station. It's quiet but convenience. Taxi is our choice to get around Sokcho as the cost is reasonable and traveling from a plcae to another is not far. Seoraksan ia around 10 kms away.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Hana was extremely kind and a perfect hostess. She upgraded us for free, was very helpful with everything including directions. The room we had was great value, we had a nice view as well. The entire room was 100% clean and that was my favourite part of staying there. I would actually highly recommend this pension and of course I'd stay again. Thank you for the stay!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank A K
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Property: Esher House Pension
Address: 85-1, Haeoreum-ro, Sokcho, Gangwon-do 24900, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Gangwon-do > Sokcho
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Sokcho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Esher House Pension 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sokcho Esher House Pension is located within a minute's walk from Oeongchi Beach and a 5-minute walk from the popular Sokcho Beach. It offers contemporary rooms equipped with kitchen facility and free Wi-Fi access. The property is just a 2-minute drive to Oeongchi Port. Sokcho Expo Tower, Sokcho City Hall and Sokcho Port are conveniently within a 10-minute drive away. Fitted with parquet flooring, air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a dining table, a flat-screen TV, wardrobe and heating facility. The small in-room kitchen comes with a stove and fridge. En suite bathroom is equipped with shower. At Sokcho Esher House Pension, guests can enjoy a session of barbecue and simply relax at the sun terrace. Luggage storage, laundry service and free parking are also available. While self-cooking can be done privately in the rooms, guests may also enjoy a range of Korean and Asian dishes served at the restaurants nearby within a 7-minute walk away. ... more   less 
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