The Secret Romantic Guesthouse is a thrilling 2023 South Korean historical television drama starring Shin Ye-eun, Ryeoun, Kang Hoon, and Jung Gun-joo. It is scheduled to be released on March 20, 2023, on SBS and will air every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 (KST).
This series follows the story of Guest Summer Palace, a boarding house that defies stereotypes, and its residents who all carry secrets. One day, they band together to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of Lee Seol, who disappeared 13 years ago.
The Secret Romantic Guesthouse Kdrama Profile
- Drama: The Secret Romantic Guesthouse
- Also Known As: The Love Story of Flower Scholars , Flower Scholars’ Love Story
- Director: Kim Jung Min
- Screenwriter: Kwon Eum Mi
- Genres: Historical, Mystery, Romance, Drama
- Original Network: SBS ViuTV
- Total Episodes: 18
- Airing Period: Mar 20, 2023 – May 16, 2023
- Airing Days: Monday, Tuesday
- Time Slot: 22:00 KST
- Duration: 1 hr. 10 min
- Country: South Korea
- Language: Korean
The Secret Romantic Guesthouse Kdrama Plot Synopsis
Yoon Dan Oh (played by Shin Ye Eun), the youngest and beloved daughter of a wealthy family, had lived a privileged life until fate took a cruel turn. Stripped of her carefree lifestyle as a cherished daughter, Dan Oh now bears the responsibility of supporting her family and running the Ihwawon Inn with them.
The inn welcomes visitors to Hanyang, mostly young men who are preparing to take the civil servant entrance exam to become ranking officials. Three of these young scholars, Kang San (played by Ryeoun), Kim Si Yeol (played by Kang Hoon), and Jeong Yoo Ha (played by Jung Gun Joo), each with their own secrets, cross paths with Dan Oh as they all work towards their goals.
As they prepare for the exam, the quartet discovers clues related to a strange disappearance that occurred thirteen years ago. They combine their knowledge to unravel this mystery, but their hearts also become entangled in unexpected ways. Will they be able to solve the puzzle before them or succumb to their emotions. (Source: Viki)
The Secret Romantic Guesthouse Kdrama Cast
Shin Ye-eun portrays Yoon Dan-oh in the series, a mistress of livelihood during the Joseon Dynasty. Her confident and charming personality catches the attention of both the flower scholars in the show and viewers alike.
Ryeoun plays the character of Kang San, a martial arts student who comes off as cold and aloof.
Kang Hoon takes on the role of Kim Shi-yeol, Dan-oh’s best friend who often bickers with her but still offers her dating advice.
Jung Gun-joo portrays Jung Yu-ha, a noble scholar known for his delicate personality and his ability to empathize with others.