Written by @Lan
As we need to explore the southern part of Jeju Island, we shifted to Bayhill Pool & Villa. (We stayed at Maison Glad Jeju before coming here, read our review HERE). Designed by architect Kim Dong Jin, Bayhill Pool & Villa is a luxurios pool villa located on the south of Haye-dong, Seogwipo City, Jeju. The property has one hotel building and nine villas.
The Main Building
The main building has 3 accessible floors. The upper 2 floors houses Studio Double, Studio Twin, Studio Suite, Hill Suite and Bay Suite. The other buildings houses the villas (Honeymoon, Pacific, Ocean, The Castle and Narnia-Restaurant, Roof Top, CINQ Mondes Spa, Wine Cave). The Ground floor of main building is where most facilities are located.
This is where guests check-in and check out as well as getting information or assistance from the friendly staff.
There is a small desk where guests may help themselves with servings of Tea and Tangerines. We were given Welcome Drinks (Tea) from this table.
Guests may purchase some essentials here such as shaving machine, toothpaste, toothbrush set, wine, gold cap and other miscellaneous items. The store opens from 0700 to 2300.
To the left after the main entrance of main building are other facilities exclusive for Bayhill Pool & Villa guests.
Lounge and Business Center
Integrated into one long space are the 24 Hours Business Center (with 2PCs and a printer) as well as lounging area where guests may sip their favorite beverages which can be ordered from the Poolside Bar.
Those in duo may comfortably lounge here as there are sofas meant for 2 pax.
Those in large group may take advantage of that comfy sofas having fun conversation while sipping favourite beverages or perhaps have a casual business meeting here.
This amazing poolside bar comes with perfect lighting. Guests may indulge in their offerings of food and beverages while letting the kids enjoy themselves at the swimming pool. (It was winter when we were here, so obviously no one was in the swimming pool).
If you are coming from the villas’ side (building B, C, Narnia or The Castle), you will get to a side entrance of the main building that will lead you the swimming pool.
Located opposite the Poolside Bar is this 16m X 5.6m swimming pool with 1.1m depth. It is functional during Summer from 0900 to 2200. The children’s pool is of 4.2m in size and 0.65m depth.
We didn’t get the chance to have a look at these facilities but according to Bayhill Pool & Villa, there are:
Free Public Laundry Service
Guests may ask more information from the front desk’s staff. One washing machine and a dryer are available for guests’ convenience.
Operation hours from 0900 to 2300
Mini-Z & RC Cars (Bayhill Arcade)
It is Bayhill’s unique entertainment ranging from outdoor RC Car space to indoor Mini-Z track. Operation hours, Indoor (0900 to 2300) and Outdoor (0900 to 2000).
Located behind The Castle is the promenade (walking trail) where guests may enjoy the view of Jeju’s sea and Mt.Halla.
“Naturalism in the Narnia”
The restaurant provides Halal-Meat upon request
This building is located between building B and C. It houses the Roof Top on 3rd floor, Restaurant & Cafe on 1st floor, CINQ Mondes Spa on B1 and Wine Cave on B2. Due to limited time, we were only able to visit the Restaurant for breakfast.
The restaurant is able to provide Halal Meat upon request. Muslim Guests are advised to place their request in advance.
The interior design of Narnia is indeed bold in the sense that it truly highlights ‘Naturalism’ concept.
Upon entering the restaurant, we were amazed with its bold signage. Foodwise, at Narnia, dishes are created with fresh seasonal ingredients and unique recipes!
There is a wide outdoor space at Narnia where guests may have amazing view of Bayhill’s surrounding nature!
While enjoying meals be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, guests may ‘blend’ in with the nature’s beauty viewed from large ceiling to floor window.
At Narnia’s outdoor terrace, there is a Grill Bar.
Due to limited time, we were at Narnia for 2 breakfast sessions only. What pleased us most is the restaurant’s team ability to prepare Halal-Meat for us.
For our first breakfast at Narnia, the Chef specifically prepared for us his version of Turmeric Rice with Halal Chicken Tomato Stew with Potato and Mushrooms. It was awesomely delicious, well-portioned and well-presented.
For our breakfast on the 2nd day, the Chef again surprised us with his version of Turmeric Rice and Beef Curry. The Chef assured us the meat’s Halal status in both dishes. For sides’ on both breakfast sessions: we were served Hummus, Breakfast Bread, Salad and Orange Juice.
The Castle Villa
The Castle is the most luxurious Villa at Bayhill Pool & Villa. The Villa is a single building with 4 floors. 6 guests are allowed with possibility to add 4 more pax. The Villa has 3 bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 kitchen and 3 bathrooms. It also has its own private cinema, karaoke, Jacuzzi and pool!
Beautiful chandelier greet guests upon entering the Villa!
A large living room that can be transformed as private cinema and karaoke. The space is next to an outdoor terrace for casual meal, party or BBQ.
On the other side is another small living room with large LCD TV. This space opens up to another outdoor space that has Jacuzzi and Pool.
Formal dining area with fully-equipped kitchen.
King-Size bed with finest Hungarian goose bedding.
LCD TV and at the side is the bookshelves.
Huge Walk-In Wardrobe
Bookworms will surely love this space!
Huge en suite bathroom with deep oval soaking bathtub.
2nd bedroom with King-Size bed and it’s own exit to the balcony. This room comes with an en suite bathroom.
The 3rd bedroom comes with 2 double-size beds and an en suite bathroom.
This type of Villa has two floors with a bedroom on each floor. It also has a living room, en suite bathroom for each room, a restroom, private pool and Jacuzzi. Both bedrooms are with King-sized beds complete with Hungarian goose bedding.
Private Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi.
Dining room with fully-equipped kitchen.
Stairs going up to 1st floor.
View from 1st floor.
Main Bedroom (1st Floor)
En suite bathroom for main bedroom (1st floor).
2nd Bedroom with en suite bathroom (Ground Floor).
The 1st Bedroom (Lower floor)
This category of suite is of duplex type with a bedroom each on the main building’s 4th and 5th floor . There are living room, kitchen, outdoor Jacuzzi and private Swimming Pool on the upper floor. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom. A restroom is also available on the lower floor.
The view from upper floor’s balcony
Stairs going up to upper floor of the Bay Suite.
2nd Bedroom (Upper floor)
Dining Table (Upper floor)
Kitchen (Upper floor)
This type of room is located in the main building and has 2 double-size beds with Hungarian goose bedding. It comes with 1 kitchen, bathroom and a decent size balcony. It does not have a Jacuzzi or private Swimming Pool but the room is large enough for 2 pax.
Small table between beds.
Desk and mounted LCD TV.
Glassware, mugs and plates for guests’ convenience.
Sink area 1
Sink area 2
Architecturally speaking, the design of Bayhill Pool & Villa is indeed amazing. It blends in pretty well with the surrounding nature. There is strong presence of the architect’s concept of going beyond the building design; thus creating ‘a location found only in this spot’! Such thought was well-translated in the overall design of this Villa.
Service was amazingly awesome. Staff were friendly, polite, informative and helpful. They do speak fluent English, creating two-way communication, effectively. We’re impressed with Narnia’s team and the Chef ability to provide Halal-Meat for Muslim Travellers.
We were also amazed with the facilities available in all Villas, Suites and Rooms. The view was amazing. Without a doubt, Bayhill Pool & Villa is one of the best accommodation in Jeju Island, specifically in the southern part of the Island. It might be pricey for some but the experience of staying here, priceless!
The stay at Bayhill Pool & Villa was part of the 5 days 4 nights FAM trip to Jeju Island. The entire trip was organized and sponsored by Jeju Tourism Organization.