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3 bedroom apartment for 2 adults & 4 teenage kids?

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3 bedroom apartment for 2 adults & 4 teenage kids?

I've been searching the accommodation listings in Seoul for suitable accommodation for a family with 4 teenage kids, but the best I've found so far is a family room at a hotel with double and two singles, and a separate twin room.

Ideally we'd just like a 3-bed apartment with double/twin/twin configuration.

I appreciate that this style of accommodation is often difficult to find, but I'm yet to find a city where it wasn't available at all, but so far Seoul is proving a challenge.

We're happy to stay a bit out of town with proximity to the subway/metro. Our budget is around 600,000 per night, but certainly happy to pay less if we can. The room configuration is more important to us that the other accommodation features.

If we're going on a family holiday, we don't want the kids off in some other part of the hotel if we can help it.

Any ideas to try?

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1. Re: 3 bedroom apartment for 2 adults & 4 teenage kids?

I'm a little unsure about hotels but I found some on airbnb.com. I've never stayed with anyone I've listed so I can't vouch for them but do look into them.

http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/226226

http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/265944

http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/103403

http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/104504

http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/415971

http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/400227

Airbnb, if you didn't know is a site where usually local people put up their places or second homes up for cheap prices for visitors. I've never used it myself but it sounds like a good idea.

You can also look into some serviced apartments like:

oakwoodasia.com/seoul/…apartments.php

…somerset.com/south_korea/…

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2. Re: 3 bedroom apartment for 2 adults & 4 teenage kids?

Thanks for your response.

The Oakwood will combine 2 x 2-bedroom apartments into a 4 bedroom, but there is still only 1 bed per room (queen & king) so we're still short of beds.

Similarly, the Somerset only has 2 bedroom apartments, with insufficient beds in that configuration too (only 1 x king and 1 x single in the standard 2 bed).

I've tried to look through as many of the serviced apartments in Seoul as I can.

Airbnb has a couple of nice places, but only one three bedroom place, and that only has one bed in each bedroom.

Hmmm.. seems like we might have to just do the multiple hotel rooms :-(

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3. Re: 3 bedroom apartment for 2 adults & 4 teenage kids?

If price is no object, Fraser Suites has three bedrooms suite.

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4. Re: 3 bedroom apartment for 2 adults & 4 teenage kids?

>>>If price is no object, Fraser Suites has three bedrooms suite.<<<

Thanks.

But again, it seems the three bedroom floorplan has a king bedroom, a double bedroom, and a single bedroom.

As a family of 2 adults and 4 teenage children (too big to share beds) we don't fit!

We need the second & third bedroom to have single beds, or even a bunk or similar in the kids rooms.

Edited: 01 May 2012, 12:49
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5. Re: 3 bedroom apartment for 2 adults & 4 teenage kids?

I've booked my accommodation at Fraser Suites and Oakwood. But I was thinking why can't you go for 2 apartments? Fraser Place has a suite which includes a large bed and 2 singles (for 4 people).

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6. Re: 3 bedroom apartment for 2 adults & 4 teenage kids?

Also if you are interested on Oakwood they have a 4 bedroom, which includes 2 singles and 2 large beds. Perhaps the larger beds can be separated.I found the assistance by one person at Oakwood to be absolutely first-class so if you want this person's direct email PM me. Perhaps he can help? Fraser to be honest were not the best in dealing with unfortunately.

The other place which is cheaper and can fit your budget if you go for 2 apartments is Han Residences. I am not sure if they offer daily rates though.

Edited: 01 May 2012, 18:05
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7. Re: 3 bedroom apartment for 2 adults & 4 teenage kids?

Well, I guess two apartments have some of the same issues as getting 3 hotel rooms. I'd like to stay together in the one space if possible, plan the next days activities and discuss the previous. Not to mention running to another room to mediate the use of bathroom, TV, etc.

Also, there is an element of value to it. You seem to easily pay 200,000 KRW for a mid-range double room. So, we're paying 600,000 for a mid-range place with rooms that we're unlikely to all fit in at the same time, which is more than a 3-bedroom apartment in a nicer place, with the only problem being the bedding.

The Oakwood seems to at least have a living space for six (six spaces at the dining table, etc). I'll email the Oakwood and see if there is any chance that they can split one of the larger beds in their 4-bedroom apartments.

Edited: 02 May 2012, 06:36
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8. Re: 3 bedroom apartment for 2 adults & 4 teenage kids?

It seems the Oakwood won't even let me submit my enquiry, because the minimum stay there is 30 days. We're only planning on six days.

The Han Residences layout seems to be much like Frasers. Two bedroom with 1 x queen and 2 x single, but we'd have to get another 2 bedroom just to get enough beds. The living space only has 4 chairs around table, etc.

Oh well.

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10. Re: 3 bedroom apartment for 2 adults & 4 teenage kids?

Oakwood - definitely allows daily usage as I have booked 6 nights there.