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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stayed here a total of six nights during a combination aviation / general tour of the country in late Sept-early Oct 2016. The whole building is utterly fascinating. Definitely feels like being in a time capsule from the 60's even though it was built in the 80's. I'll spare you anymore non-practical advice and skip right to the few take-aways...

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Helsinki
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good hotel in Pyongyang. Some rooms are little bit worn but in general its really decent place. Breakfast was varied and the waitresses were firendly. Hotel has also quite good shop where you by alcohol, water and food if you like. This was actually the only shop we were allowed to visit.

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Anyone traveling to Pyongyang should already have adjusted their expectations; if so, Hotel Koryo is fine. Some things great; some things OK; some things disappointing. But, all in all, nothing to complain about. The hotel is a huge Soviet-era affair, with cavernous lobby and many shops and restaurants. As most guests will be "captive" in the hotel much of the...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is one of the two best hotels in Pyongyang, so the relative, local rating will be above our 'average' score. The entrance, lobby, reception and the hotel shop all look quite nice and somehow modern (from a Korean perspective). Doormen, chamber maids and reception staff are very friendly. The staff in the breakfast restaurant and especially in the shop...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is classed as a luxury hotel and it is very comfortable to be sure. However, it's dated by western standards. But who's standards are the ones to go by? My room was more like a small apartment than a hotel room, with a central corridor and separate bed and seating areas, plus bathroom. Bathroom nice enough. Non adjustable shower...

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1Thank AlanIngham
Gold Coast
Reviewed 19 September 2016

A poor 3 star hotel from the 80's trying to present as a modern 4 - 5 star destination. There is no room service on offer and when we wanted a corkscrew we were sent to every outlet in the hotel until in the end the restaurant relented and opened our bottle for us, which was a $46 bottle of...

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Was told this was the best hotel in Pyongyang - but it wasn't! Like most of North Korea this was drab, dismal and depressing and goes back to the 1950s! A better hotel in the capital would be the Potonggang Hotel.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2016

You are probably not coming here for the food or the hotels, but this was reasonably comfortable. Shared a room with a fellow aviation enthusiast. Chintz carpet and wall décor felt a bit like the 1960's. From the hallway, we had a step up to a little balcony with a couple of chairs and table with a view over Pyongyang....

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Geneva
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Big and comfortable room. Japanese "plastic style" bathroom. All was very clean. Restaurants were OK. Prices at the hotel shop look like really cheap while knowning where is located the Hotel. To be noted that few postcards (And stamps!) are available at the Hotel. It is possible to drop postcards there to be sent worldwide (it really worked!). From what...

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3Thank M_i_k_e_GVA
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is probably one of the poshest digs you can get to stay when you are in DPRK. but that doestnt mean you can expect the finest luxury elements you might be able to find in a 5 star property in the rest of the world. The Hotel oozes communistic building planning and pretty bland to the core. Though it...

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Koryo Hotel

Address: Pyongyang, North Korea
Region: North Korea > Pyongyang
Number of rooms: 211
Also Known As:
Koryo Hotel Pyongyang
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“Most likely, you will not be given a choice!”
 of 5 bubbles Raintree_Thailand, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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