Well it looks like a hotel, smells like a hotel, and sure acts like a hotel. I don't think anyone is that naive in thinking that North Korea would have an equivalent to the Sheraton so by North Korean standards it was nice. The beds are rock hard but well kept. I had hot water and clean linens every night so that was nice.
The food was.. food... But I think that's the reality of the DPRK. A lot of bean sprouts, rice and tofu. Breakfast consists of gruel and an assortment of bread.The beef strips were yummy though. Be prepared to pay for anything extra like liquer or pop.
The restaurant staff was amazing, super cute and helpful. However the bar staff MAY have reported me to the police and caused me a few "issues" leaving the country... so yeah... be careful of what you say/do. As friendly as North Koreans are, you are still in one of the world’s most oppressive dictatorship, and being granted access to the country is a privilege not a right. You behave according to their laws and their rules, even if you disagree with the regime.
If you follow that simple rule, then the DPRK is quite the experience. While you have no choice over hotels, if you are lucky enough to stay here it's a nice break from your day trips into crazytown.