My guide from the tour company described this hotel as "The Alcatraz Of Fun" since it is strategically placed on an island so foreigners and tourists can"t wander off on there own. My room had BBC,and a nice view of the Taedong River and Pyongyang skyline. The hotel is very outdated and has a "retro" vintage feel to it. My bed was very comfortable and the room was clean. The beer at the bar was also decent. This hotel has plenty to do as mentioned in the other reviews. Overall, not bad considering that you are in North Korea.