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Koryo Hotel

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Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent three nights here. The new lobby is not indicative of the accomadations. Lobby is beautiful marble, cafe, kind of a bar, and small grocery store at one end. Rooms were okay in size, beds were very firm (hard), but we were so busy each day most of our group said they slept really well. Okay eccentricities, this is a...

1Thank William S
Tokoroa, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 3 nights here last July 16. It was certainly a little dated - a 70's time warp, but we had great views of the surrounding neighborhood. The staff were a little reserved but then again our guides did all the dealing with them. (Don't help yourself to toast in the toaster at breakfast or the girl behind the...

1Thank Marvy2
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The two best hotel options in Pyongyang are the Koryo Hotel and the Yanggakdo Hotel. The Koryo Hotel is a bit fancier: it almost feels like a Las Vegas casino from the 70s, which is surprisingly a positive aspect. But there's not as much to do. The Yanggakdo is just a bit more rough around the edges, but it has...

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

There was a Russian girl in our group who was born in the USSR and perfectly summed it up: "It feels so much like my childhood, it even smells like it!!" This hotel is the best place to get the communist chic of an era long ago. Probably the best place to be of its kind. An old but tidy...

1Thank tiggerle
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...

6Thank AndyLexKY
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.

4Thank ejhHelsinki
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...

7Thank Raintree_Thailand
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...

1Thank amsterdam05
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...

3Thank 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...

2Thank pfmor

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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!”
Raintree_Thailand, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You don't choose a room. One is chosen for you.”
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AlanIngham, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else.”
pfmor, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“room with a view over the city”
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Bearair52, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I resided on 33rd floor, high enough for a view, not too far for good pics”
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