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Yanggakdo Hotel

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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...

Thank janao
Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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....

1Thank MacpG0
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

Thank Rhiannon L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Buzzcola
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm giving 5 stars because this is a 5 star North Korea experience. It's not a perfect hotel, but it is a perfect example of how DPRK is: it's a 47 storey hotel, but the first night we were the only people having dinner in one of the restaurants; there are staff employed at every bar, every shop, every facility,...

Thank MrsJackRabbitSlim
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I went to Pyongyang last april 2016 to accompany my husband running the marathon. It was the most interesting trip I have ever been. We stayed at the yanggkakdoo Hotel, it was more than I was expecting, clean and simple. Our tour Koryo tours, we took it in Beijing, was vwry well organized, friendly staff.

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Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting North Korea is an adventure in curing curiosity. A country that is so ostracised leads to lots of preconceived views of what awaits. It seems that you don't get much choice about where you'll stay, as the Korea International Travel Service will be hosting most visitors and they set up the hotel arrangements. You can relax, the Yanggakdo Hotel...

3Thank Peter A
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Stayed in this hotel in last December for 4 nights. Since it was during the winter period and was off-peak season, hotel was relatively empty. Hotel is located on an island and has a great view of the taedong river that divides East and West Pyongyang. It has hot water available for 24 hours, which is rare in other hotels...

2Thank terlunche
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017

If you've come to North Korea, it's fair to assume that you've done your homework and know what to expect. For me the Yanggakdo Hotel was part of the deal and I was aware of its idiosyncrasies before I went. But it was still an amazing place to stay. We were a small group of five on a cold January...

5Thank Scarrowmanwick
New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Visited DPRK for the marathon and the hotel was part of the package. Please beware that elevators can take a long time during peak hours (breakfast and dinner) and food is less than great. Highly recommended to bring food from China or wherever you are coming from.

2Thank Daniel M

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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: $99 - $592 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 168
Also Known As:
Yanggakdo Hotel Pyongyang
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“As a western tourist you always get the best rooms!”
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 of 5 bubbles janao, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms away for the lift.”
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  • Functional, hot water and toiletries.
 of 5 bubbles MacpG0, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Twin room it is okay”
 of 5 bubbles Limeza, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Enjoy what you get.”
 of 5 bubbles Scarrowmanwick, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Because of the antiquated lifts, it's most convenient to be closer to the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Rachel_Hornbeam, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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