Christmas Eve at Sorak Park Hotel & Casino

My visit: December 24, 2011

Sorak Park Hotel & Casino
74-3 Sorak- Dong,
Sokcho- Si, Gangwon- Do,
Korea #217- 120

On our second night, DH and I were popping pills to battle our colds and muscle pain from skiing. One of the important things that travelers should bring is a medicine kit. Once when we were in San Francisco, DH suffered allergy from eating crabs. We were walking along the deserted part of Chinatown looking for a 24 hours pharmacy at 2 a.m. After that incident, I see to it that I never run out of Claritin in my kit again.

DH in our Korean room

After enjoying the whole afternoon skiing, we boarded the bus to our next destination, Mt Sorak. It was around 5pm when we arrived at our hotel. After checking in, we went straight to our room to prepare for the Christmas Eve Gala Dinner. 

Our room came as a surprise! It has a small anteroom where the toilet is located. A sliding door separates the bedroom from it. It has heated floor, a small TV, a personal refrigerator and best of all free WIFI/ LAN connection.

wooden sliding door

After enjoying the whole afternoon skiing, we boarded the bus to our next destination, Mt Sorak. We took off our shoes before entering our bedroom.

complimentary bottled water, safety box and a low table 

I guess this is how a traditional Korean room looks like. There's an ashtray on the table so I think this is a smoking room. Good thing, I didn't smell a hint of cigarette smoke or else I would have requested for a change of room. 

robes, hangers and emergency rope 

In every hotel cabinet, there is always a rope marked For Emergency Use.

220v electrical outlet

This hotel didn't ask for a deposit for an adapter. 

Christmas Roulette Buffet in Sorak Park Hotel & Casino

DH wears Zara coat, white polo, jeans, Adidas rubber shoes

SM Surplus black jacket, Terranova brown dress, Accessorize gray socks

reception area

This is a hotel & casino that's why we were given a W5, 000 coupon together with our room key. We didn't try our luck though because we called it a night after the dinner buffet.

seat number 62 & 63

4 buffet tables

10 minutes after I took the photo above, people were lining up from all four buffet tables. Coffee, juice and tea were free flowing that night. Beer is not free. 

The following photos were taken the following day before we check out. 

Sorak Park Hotel & Casino reception area

hallway leading towards breakfast area

lone Christmas tree

heater at the center of the hotel

photo right outside of our hotel

Nice mountain view, isn't it? Can't wait to share my Mt. Sorak photos!