You can live Korean in Sydney
Wearing a Korean silk dressing gown in your room, having a meal in the restaurant specializing in Korean cuisine, experiencing a traditional Korean massage (with your thumbs) that will immediately cure fatigue or a hangover can, of course, be done in almost any South Korean hotel. But getting all the same, but thousands of kilometers from Korea, if you suddenly think of it, is quite difficult.
But still it is also possible. For example, in Australia. These specific services are offered to guests by the four-star Capital Hotel in Sydney.
Those who want to combine Australian and Korean exotics need to stay in special rooms designed by designers from Seoul and Busan. Such a room can be booked directly in the “reception” of this hotel. “Korean life” will cost you a little more than ordinary hotel life. A regular double room costs about $ 140 per day with breakfast. Korean-style room is $$ 150-160.
The walls of the Korean rooms are decorated with bamboo mats and the floors are covered with thick woolen carpets. There is everything necessary for brewing aromatic green tea, as well as for heating rice vodka. For greater exoticism, a hotel guest may ask to take out all the chairs and replace them with thin, stuffed with straw, pillows, which are supposed to sit on, legs bent under him. Other amenities in the “Korean room” are the same as in any other room of a four-star western hotel. The tourist, ordering a room, can choose the view from the window himself: either at the ocean port and the “sailing” building of the Sydney Opera House, or at the silhouettes of City skyscrapers.
Instead of the usual “buffet” of the inhabitants of the “Korean” rooms, the Arirang Korean restaurant awaits, where they will feed chimchi cabbage soaked in red pepper sauce, stuffed fern, wild grape leaves and boiled roots. If the guest doesn’t want to eat terribly spicy Korean food, then he will be prepared all the same, but with less pepper and spices. Guests of Capital will be able to warm up and sweat in the Korean Ginseng Spa, a wellness center that includes a Korean-style sauna, a gym and the same Korean massage.
Capital is located very conveniently in relation to the main attractions of Sydney – to the Sydney Art Gallery or the Royal Botanic Gardens only ten minutes walk.