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Reviewed December 12, 2017

an interesting retro hotel in North Korea. Popular with business delegates and diplomats, this the hotel that allows you to have closer proximity to the North Korean people. It is the oldest in Pyongyang and the newly renovated lobby is a draw. It has what is missing in Yangkakdo Hotel: the plenty comfortable sitting sofas. However, once you enter the corridor to your rooms, you find yourself in the 70s world. The carpeting, the door, the interior of the room have the 70s vibe and these make the hotel even more special. It does have all the necessary amenities and conveniences like an electric flask for drinking. The room is big and comfortable. The toilet is extremely old-fashioned and seemed like a capsule toilet.

Other hotel amenities include a gym, swimming pool, massage, billiards, a bar on the revolving restaurant (which has great views over the city centre of Pyongyang).

Breakfast is buffet-style (depending on the number of guests) and the food is decent enough.

  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled solo
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Thank terlunche
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

View of Pyongyang is a really different feel and unique experience to average Pyongyang restaurant and hotel. Here is a good choice if you will visit Pyongyang. 旅館緊鄰平壤火車站, 頂樓有旋轉餐廳, 供有多國料理可選,值得一住. 地下室的休閒設施很多, 還可以按摩. 2樓的外文書店 & 1樓的涉外商店, 也有很多商品可以購買.

Stayed: April 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Much more rustic than some capital city hotels but had all the basics. Hot water is limited but staff turned it on for us when asked. Service was very friendly and a great restaurant, accommodated vegetarians too.

Stayed: October 2016, traveled solo
Thank JetSetBlu
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

A 70's era hotel which is still back in the days, however being on a guided trip you will have no choice in being allocated the hotel.

The entrance foyer is grandiose, and located nearby in the hotel are a shop (which sells most goods) and a bar (which you may be lucky enough to try) which has a decent beer.

My room was basic but had the necessary amenities i.e power/water.

Breakfast is an average affair with an allocation of one cup of coffee unless you pay more.

The hotel is huge but the signs were there may have been 50 people in the hotel so it was very sparse.

Stayed: September 2016, traveled with friends
3  Thank s61blue
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

We were prepared for a low standard, so with such expectations I would say it did quite well. Staff were friendly and attentive and the rooms were alright. After a more basic experience at the hotel in the DMZ we were delighted to get back here. The bathroom amenities such as toothbrush through to sewing kit were unexpected. It seemed that they gave us a new toilet roll everyday even if only a third had been used – but as there was no spare they made sure we had enough? The beds were fine, but not sumptuous. The TV had Aljazeera news in English and some Chinese channels. We had taken headtorches as we were told the lights were too dim to read – this was unnecessary as the bed lamps were fine. Bottled water from the reception bar/kiosk was 4 for €1 which we thought was great value. Breakfast was simple – watermelon slice, freshly made omelette and toast was my staple – and the coffee was quite good. We had taken our own but never used it. The hotel is quiet. We estimated no more than 20 or 25 guests max during our 4 night stay – and 5 westerners including the two of us at its peak. Bearing in mind there are 37 floors they can handle many more. The staff / guest ratio is rather good one might say.

  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled with family
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3  Thank Ian D
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