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Pothonggang Hotel

Ansang-dong | Pyongchon District, Pyongyang, North Korea
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's face it: if you are travelling in the DPRK you are there because you are fascinated by the country, its people and history. You are not going expecting Western luxury. With that in mind this hotel is a welcome surprise. Considered to the best in the DPRK, initial impressions are of a 1970s Moscow Intourist hotel: lots of marble,... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This lovely hotel has the most lovely and charming staff who makes your breakfast, coffee and dinner to a nice time to remember with a smile! Lovely, to say it in a short way. And a lot of international TV-channels and telephone connections available.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I spent three nights in this hotel and they were all the same. The TV has on the same show of the leader saying something in Korean. Change the channel and its the same show just a little earlier or later depending on what channel you're tuned into. There is a bar but they don't really understand exchanging money for... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Arrived in Pyongyang end October for a business trip. Stayed in Pothonggang hotel as it name implies this is a Normal no frills business hotel. Styled in the 70s this Pinkish 9 storey building sits on a hill top over looking the Pothonggang river where the hotel is name after. There are no shops, convenience stores or cafes around the... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I thought the available facilities were quite good considering the location and the situation. Local Food was very good especially the bread. Please note the hand sewn tapestry on the wall of the conference hall. The craft and paintings are amazing.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Spent 4 nights here back in August and was quite satisfied. I was not expecting much. A bit like a Days Inn that needs a refurbish, but everything was clean and orderly. Nice modern TV with access to foreign channels such as CNN. Comfortable but basic bathroom. There was a small balcony attached to the bedroom but the door was... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Everything worked well, big room with balcony, amazing location for running along the river in the morning....waving and smiling to fishermen, people exercising, running, reading in the early morning light. Beautiful! Good choices for breakfast (included), though Korean set menu beats the European one by a mile. And....BRIGHT pink building stands out.

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Pyongyang, North Korea
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Very comfortable hotel by the standards of the country. One can find fault with the carpet on the stairs or criticize the décor of the dining room, but that is missing the forest for the trees. The hotel was very comfortable, with hot water available 24 hours a day in a country that often experiences rolling brown/blackouts. There is a... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Friendly and efficient service, very spacious rooms, decent breakfast, billiards room (3 tables and a manned bar), karaoke room, table tennis and golf screen room etc... All this for a very decent price. I wasn't expecting anything in particular but I was pleasantly surprised.

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San Antonio, Texas
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We recently went on a 4 day custom tour of North Korea. We were scheduled to stay at the Yanggkado Hotel, but upon arrival in Pyongyang our two guides (for 4 people) told us we'd been "upgraded"....as the Potonggang hotel is 10 years older than Yanggakado, we weren't sure that was true...but hey, we're in North Korea...it's not like you're... More 

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