If you pick the cheaper NK tour, you are more likely to be allocated to this hotel. Almost all of the visitors are from mainland chinese, and i joined the mainland tour. Like everything in NK, it's built in the 80s. The decors are old but the Koreans try to keep everything clean and tidy. It has sauna, massage and activities room in the basement. The rooms are heated and the beds are also heated, dun expect wifi :) Ask for a higher floor and rooms facing the city, you will be able to enjoy Pyongyang night view.
Rooms are tidy and clean, but the beds are to hard. Noisy air con, hot water in the shower takes forever (+ 20 minutes). Breakfast was a disappointment, coffe a disaster (weak) (Bring you own instant) Lunch and dinner was like most places in NoKO. Tip: try the hairdresser and manikyrist, also you must visit the karaoke parlor in the basement. No internet is avalable, they say it will be, but you have to come back tomorrow.
recently renovated hotel. Stayed here on my second visit earlier this month for the first time. I think it rates with many of the other better hotels in Pyongyang. Breakfast was however a disappointment.
was on business here found the hotel to be ok, the staff helped as much as they are trained to. There was some noise at times, sounded from under the ground. Left the friendly staff a box of old survive to fight manuals, and a load of fullers earth. Overall very different to what im used too regarding the area.The boss however is doing as much as he can to change the area, Climate may well be in for a change. see it before its lost.
I stayed here for 3 nights during a tour (for the marathon). The hotel is a bit dated but there was nothing at all wrong with my room. It was clean, comfortable, warm (there was an electric blanket) and I would describe it as having character. There was no issue with electricity whilst I stayed. Hot water was at set times but this was fine. We were out most of the days on the tour and when we came back it was available for 2-3 hours and was very hot. There is a TV with foreign channels (Aljazzeera and another that I cannot remember the name of) .The staff at reception were friendly and the porters were great. There was a shop that sold souvenirs, a lot cheaper than other places. Breakfast was basic - the pancakes were fantastic. I would have no problem staying here again. If you want 5 star luxury this is not your hotel. But if you want a clean, comfortable room and a hotel with character then this hotel is perfect.…