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Pothonggang Hotel

Ansang-dong | Pyongchon District, Pyongyang, North Korea
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Pothonggang Hotel
Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Pyongyang
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Atlanta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
17 helpful votes 17 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 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
53 hotel reviews
272 helpful votes 272 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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274 reviews 274 reviews
147 hotel reviews
356 helpful votes 356 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 reviews 70 reviews
67 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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Maribor
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2007

I will give you more details later. But besides Korio Hotel this is a place to go to if you go to Pyongyang. A night there will cost you around 100$.

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Address: Ansang-dong | Pyongchon District, Pyongyang, North Korea
Location: North Korea > Pyongyang

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