Seen as the ‘flagship hotel’ of Pyongyang, it is widely considered the best in the city and is number one on Trip Advisor. We will always try to use the Koryo Hotel for our group tours, subject to availability. Opened in 1985, it is a landmark of the city with twin towers stretching 45 floors high, each topped with a revolving restaurant offering panoramic, 360 degree views. There are over 500 bedrooms, five restaurants, several bars and coffee shops (including a micro brewery), an indoor swimming pool, a convenience store, and all the usual refinements of a high class hotel. Its basement karaoke bar is well known by JTS group tour customers as the location of the final night farewell party!
This vast, monolithic structure is the largest hotel in the country, with over 1,000 bedrooms and spanning 47 floors. It was built in 1995 and is situated on Yanggak Islet, in the middle of the Taedong river. It is popular with larger delegations. In the basement is a casino and leisure centre and there is a range of restaurants, bars and convenience stores. There are great views across the city from its higher floors. This hotel is ranked second on Trip Advisor and is our back up choice for group tours if the Koryo is unavailable.