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Helsinki
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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1,482 reviews
201 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 768 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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363 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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... More 

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Gold Coast
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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
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146 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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.... More 

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Geneva
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66 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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... More 

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142 reviews
134 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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... More 

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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

My two sons and I were in DPRK on a private tour. This was the hotel we stayed in as part of the tour. The place is huge, though I it seemed many parts were closed off when we were staying. The staff are friendly and helpful and the room ok, a bit tired but clean. I loved how the... More 

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  • Pool
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  • Free Breakfast
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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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