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Pothonggang Hotel

Ansang-dong | Pyongchon District, Pyongyang, North Korea
Pothonggang Hotel
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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28 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
52 hotel reviews
271 helpful votes 271 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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Canberra Australia
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283 reviews 283 reviews
150 hotel reviews
388 helpful votes 388 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Welcome to the Euro zone! Everything must be paid for in cash, preferably Euros, take plenty with you. My 2 minders stayed in the room next to mine. We went everywhere together, except to the former East German embassy which is now converted downstairs to a bar and rec for ex-pats. The room and ensuite where adequate, and there was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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70 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2009

Very clean room but of a Chinese 3 star standard. Cable TV includes CNN, AlJazeera, StarWorld, NHK and the enlightening local channels. Excellent and cheap laundry services. Very good restaurant with excellent service. Very unusual place to say the least.

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