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Folk Hotel: Grounds Better than rooms...
The historic town of Kaesong is composed of traditional Hanok style houses, with their distinctive rood profile. And so, the Folklore Hotel in its compound near the centre of town is built from these buildings, laid out in a very pretty garden setting, with a stream running through it lengthways.
The rooms are traditional, ones bedroll is laid on the floor. The 'ondul' hearing system is electric. The less said about the wiring the better.
Attached bathrooms are functional, if rather large!
The restaurant where we at our meals is one where one eats sitting on the floor. The evening meal was OK. The breakfast was not so good.
Rather pleasant to stay in these traditional buildings, after the standard identikit nature of other hotels in the DPRK. Because the compound is closed (and locked at night), one is free to walk in what seems like a small park.
The brutal fact is, you have no choice of hotel. This one is interesting.
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Kaesong Folk Hotel: Traditional Korean accommodation
We stayed the night here, at the Kaesong Folk Hotel, in the middle of the old part of Kaesong which was spared bombing during the Korean War. It's a beautiful place with small traditional houses surrounding small courtyards and the whole complex has a little stream running through the middle of it. You don't have conventional beds here but instead, you sleep on the floor which has underground heating. Rooms come complete with a small fridge and a TV. My bathroom was the best looking one in the world and I couldn't get any water to come out of the shower, yet alone get any hot water. I also found three large bugs in the bath!
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Kaesong Folk Custom Hotel: Downtown Kaesong
This is a 2nd class hotel in Chanam-dong, the old center of Kaesong.
Built of traditional one-storey houses on either side of central stream dating from around 1900, this hotel opened in 1989. The 19 houses have 50 rooms altogether.
The decorations are traditional, and so is the furniture (beds are typical Korean: soft sleeping mats positioned on the floor).
Apparently it's possible to change money in the hotel, but I recommend doing it before you enter the country for favourable rates.
The restaurant's food is pretty damn tasty, and the souvenir shop has a decent selection of unique items to purchase.
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