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Yanggakdo Hotel

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you lucky enough, you will get placed in a room with a view of Taedong river with Juche tower covered in morning fog. There are also souvenir shops and bookshops with lots of things to buy as souvenirs from North Korea. There is also laundry services although a tad bit overpriced. As for the meal (breakfast and dinner), to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent 4 nights here and everything was fine. The bed was a bit hard and the room too warm at times but the windows are openable. Linen, toiletries etc were decent, hot water was plentiful, the hotel floor was quiet. Contrary to another review my room had a kettle and two cups (no tea or coffee though so bring your...

Thank LDB65
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a nice place to enjoy the luxury of Soviet - style hotel. As long as you are flexible, all is fine. The service is excellent and we got the room cleaned and re-cleaned whenever we left the hotel for a while. Impressive service and friendly staff for good prices.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is large and there is lots to do: there's a bookshop, a souvenir shop, a snack shop, various restaurants and more in the basement like bowling. The staff are friendly and the prices, although in RMB and not won, are very reasonable. Had a drink in the Revolving Restaurant which at the time was not, unfortunately, revolving. The...

3Thank RUvoyageur
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel rooms are OK for Korean standards, nothing special but nice and clean. The hotel staff will report everything back to your guides, what time you went to bed, if anything is missing from your room they will report it, one of the other travelers on our group were told their spoon was missing and they had to pay...

5Thank mhcd_2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really interesting hotel in the centre of Pyongyang. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Staying there in February an electric heater was provided in our room to ensure we were protected from the cold outside. There is lots going on in the hotel, the basement has a bowling alley, table tennis hall, pool hall, hairdressers, swimming pool...

2Thank damiengobrien
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 19 March 2017

There are not many hotels to choose from the going to the DPRK. For western people usually this or the Koryo hotel. I opted for this hotel due to the view (yes, when travelling solo you can actually chose BEFORE coming to the DPRK). The hotel is 170 meters high, has about 1000 rooms and was opened in 1995. In...

4Thank janao
Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Stayed here as part of a tour group and was frankly expecting it be worse than it is. On a positive it is secure you won't get any trouble unless you go looking for it. Was given a room up in the top floors and whilst slightly dingy inside due to poor lightening, however the view made up of it....

4Thank MacpG0
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Firstly I have to say that I have stayed in hotels all over the world which are on par with or worse than this hotel. When you consider you are in North Korea then this is quite an achievement. We did not have to deal with check in etc as this was dealt with by our tour leader. We were...

1Thank Rhiannon L
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Everything about the hotel was exactly what North Korea is about. The rolling blackouts, revolving restaurant and friendly staff. If your foreign you probably have no choice and will have to stay here. Embrace it and stay away from the staff areas!

2Thank Buzzcola

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Casino and Gambling
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about Yanggakdo Hotel

Address: | Yanggakdo Island, Pyongyang, North Korea
Region: North Korea > Pyongyang
Price Range: €70 - €420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 168
Also Known As:
Yanggakdo Hotel Pyongyang
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Sitiawan, Malaysia

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“The higher the better - but allow time for the elevators.”
claasm, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“you have no choice on the rooms”
mhcd_2000, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“As a western tourist you always get the best rooms!”
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janao, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms away for the lift.”
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  • Bed in twin room
MacpG0, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Twin room it is okay”
Limeza, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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