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Sosan Hotel

Chongchun Street, Pyongyang, North Korea
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Sosan Hotel
Ranked #8 of 8 hotels in Pyongyang
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I liked Andy74's review and his philosophical spin on his stay at the Sosun. I would add just a few things. The halls are dark and smell like grease and cigarette smoke. For five days, we had no hot water and the lighting is useless if you like to read. The beds are hard as rocks and the carpets are... More

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Tokyo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

I stayed there in 2007 too, on the same trip that Bottman was there (Hey Bottman!). AndyH74's description is pretty accurate, though I never managed to get any hot water. My problem was the outlets--in theory they're built to accommodate international plugs, but in practice, not so much. I think I broke like three in my room, trying to jam... More

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Boston, MA
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34 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

If you're one of those rare visitors to the DPRK (aka North Korea), you're probably not looking for luxury lodging, nor do you have many options. I hear the Yanggakdo Hotel is the really high-class choice, but I didn't want to waste money on a room so I picked Sosan. It's not centrally located (it's off at the end of... More

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Seoul, Korea
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

The Sosan Hotel is, to be honest, not a great hotel. Built in the 1980s for the World Student Games (which was the DPRK's answer to the 1988 Seoul Olympics) it sits in isolated, brooding splendour - what's the opposite of splendour? - in the middle of a large and empty sports complex on the western side of Pyongyang. Going... More

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Fregene, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2007

The hall of the Hotel Sosan in Pyongyang was very large and cold in April, the month I was there. First they gave me a room on 19th floor, which I found unpleasant because it was too cold. I exchanged it with one on the 20th floor, where all the rooms had the heated floors, 26°C, delicious! The Hotel Sosan... More

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Quito
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2006

The hotel itself was rather old, but recently renovated, resembled a Sheraton or Hyatt. It has great facilities, a pool, bars, internet access (remarkably), and even cable! Although it was inhabitable, it was inhospitable, as very few knew english, and those who did - was fairly incoherrent. Guards are stationed around the hotel, and they're generally alright if you do... More

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Address: Chongchun Street, Pyongyang, North Korea
Location: North Korea > Pyongyang
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Ranked #8 of 8 hotels in Pyongyang

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