Gobangsan Hotel (5*)
If you’re looking for a spot of luxury, look no further than the Gobangsan Gueshouse. Owned by Air Koryo, the national airline, the Gobangsan Guesthouse is commonly used by foreign diplomatic missions and delegates. It features private gardens and docks directly onto the adjoining river. Fully furnished with modern amenities the hotel provides maximum comfort in a beautiful location.
Koryo Hotel (4*)
Seen as the ‘flagship hotel’ of Pyongyang, it is widely considered the best in the city and is number one on Trip Advisor. A four star hotel, opened in 1985, it is a landmark of the city standing 143m tall 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!
Yanggakdo Hotel (4*)
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.
Changgwangsan Hotel (3*)
Originally built in 1976 but recently renovated, the Changwangsan is a great option for budget travellers offering standard home comforts and basic amenities. Located in central Pyongyang the hotel has excellent views of the Cultural Hall and Pyongyang Ice Rink. The hotel itself has 18 floors and 420 rooms, spread across two main towers. Several bars and restaurants are also found in the hotel.
Haebangsan Hotel (3*)
The Haebangsan Hotel is located on Sungni Street in the central district of Pyongyang, right next to the offices of the Rodong Sinmun newspaper and in close proximity to the Grand People’s Study House and Kim Il Sung Square. It has 5 floors, 113 rooms, one restaurant, three bars, a hairdresser’s, a bar, a spa, a souvenir shop and a karaoke area.
Sosan Hotel (3*)
Located just outside the city centre, the Sosan Hotel offers stunning views of the night skyline along with peaceful natural scenes. It has 510 rooms across 30 floors and was opened on May 1, 1989. In 2015 it underwent major renovation on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea in which new, modern cladding and furnishings were added. The hotel features a spa and swimming pool.