Douglas House: Complete Relaxation in Forested Surroundings
Situated in a beautiful wooded area overlooking the vast expanse of the Han River, the Douglas House is an ideal place to escape from the bustling city center. Natural interiors and customized services of this city-center retreat ensure a truly relaxing break from the daily grind.
The central concept behind the design of Douglas House is based on ‘nature’ and ‘relaxation’. Natural materials and tranquil colors engender a sense of peace and serenity.
Three different room styles are available at Douglas House: the Douglas Deluxe, the Traditional Suite, and the Douglas Suite. A Douglas Deluxe Room envelops you in nature with its sensational interior and outdoor balcony.
The Douglas House Traditional Suite gives guests an authentically Korean experience with a Korean bed on the floor, Korea’s amazing “Ondol” in-floor radiant heating system, as well as a small table with floor seating.
Finally, the Douglas Suite gives the ultimate in relaxation with a full-size hammock in the room for suspended reading, and two balconies with wooden flooring, ideal for savoring a cup of fresh coffee. All of the guest rooms at Douglas House offer premium amenities, including a Bath & Body Set from the original Greenwich Village, New York cosmetics brand, C. O. Bigelow, toothbrush & toothpaste, and much more. Guests will also enjoy the complimentary stocked minibar, which includes beer, carbonated water & a snack-filled Loot Bag.
Step out of your lovely Douglas House guestroom to discover a wealth of fantastic amenities and services to enjoy. Sip on a complimentary cocktail or have a light dinner as you take in spectacular views of the Han River at dusk in the 3rd-floor Douglas Lounge. There you will also find a small kitchen area with an electric stove cooking utensils provided for you to exercise your own culinary skills should you so choose.
It is also frequently the site of our “Cook & Mix” session, where guests can learn the secrets of our in-house chefs, bartenders, barista and other experts.
A Heaven for Connoisseurs
Every morning guests at the Douglas House can also enjoy the light breakfast offered in the Douglas Lounge, as well as visit during the Douglas Hour to enjoy complimentary snacks, wine and beer in the evening. In addition there are also cookies and hard-boiled eggs on offer in the afternoons.
Breakfast is available from 7 to 10 am and includes fresh vegetables, bread, cereal, milk, juice, yogurt, hard-baked eggs, coffee and tea. We use a variety of vegetables that are certified grown pesticide-free, and the fresh basil on offer is grown by our hotel chefs. The delicious baked goods on hand include white bread, whole-grain bread, croissants, soft rolls, danish and focaccia – all of which are prepared by the patisserie in our hotel bakery. You can customize your meal by toasting the fresh bread to your liking in the Balmuda-brand toaster provided and by cooking your eggs any style in the Douglas Kitchen.
Running every evening from 7 to 9 pm, the Douglas Hour serves up complimentary simple side dishes and beverages that go perfectly with the fabulous night views afforded by the Douglas House’s prime location. Two white wines, two red wines allow you to pair your wine with the snacks to suit your taste, or you can enjoy an ice-cold beer or make your own cocktail if you prefer. Typically the side dishes available will include three types of cheese (Emmental, Brie and Smoked Mozzarella) walnuts, peanuts, dried cranberries, potato chips and nachos are also available.
On the first floor of the Douglas House, you will discover a primary demonstration of the Douglas House’s central concept, “My cottage where I relax with a book.” – the Douglas Library. The ideal place for weary tourists visiting the Douglas House to rest and revitalize, the Douglas Library was designed in association with Choi In-ah, the owner/operator of a famous bookstore and cultural space, who was in charge of book curation and design consultation. She carefully selected 820 books covering 7 different subjects to suit Douglas House guests. Relax with a book in the hammock as you soak in the music from a playlist curated by Daikanyama Tsutayati, the Music Concierge from Tokyo. Every week there is also a cultural salon which guests can attend.
In addition to all of this, the Douglas House offers a Multi-Room, equipped with an audio system radiating quality music and a pool table where you can enjoy billiards, a Meeting Room to provide space for guests to conduct business, and Laundry Room for long-term guests. From the moment you arrive until you depart the Douglas House, we have endeavored to create the perfect atmosphere where you can create the perfect moment. Once you have chosen Douglas House, all that’s left for you to do is to enjoy total relaxation.