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Pothonggang Hotel

Ansang-dong | Pyongchon District, Pyongyang, North Korea
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 5-star hotel is well located in town and offers all the comforts without the big brand names of international chains. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. All the expected amenities are included. Staff are very helpful and courteous. Good gym and the food here is amazing! A fantastic selection.

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Thank Gurleen H
Cranbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

So to start off with i couldn't pronounce the name of it at all. When we arrived my bags were "missing" but things did not got better from there on in, met a lovely receptionists who was not cooperative, the room was okay nothing flashy but it's worth the money. The room was well featured with a fridge, TV and... More 

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Thank Christian Z
Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Stayed here altogether three nights during our private tour in the DPRK, hotel reminded me of former USSR hotels in major Eastern European cities. Clean, good service, hard beds and you have the feeling your are "under watch" all the time. All in all in case I would be going back no reason not to stay again.

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1 Thank 40Matthijs1974
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

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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Thank Steven L
Lund, Sweden
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73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Thank Per W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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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6 Thank Richard C
singapore
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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139 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 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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5 Thank indirakah
Atlanta
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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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8 Thank Ankor94
Bangkok, Thailand
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145 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 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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Address: Ansang-dong | Pyongchon District, Pyongyang, North Korea
Location: North Korea > Pyongyang
Number of rooms: 162
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