First, let me just say that I have ZERO expectation of any hotels in Pyongyang, partly because of reviews I've read on Lonely Planet and other websites.
So this hotel actually surprised me by offering a relatively clean room (albeit a bit damp and dark) with TV and a huge fridge - seriously it must be 1.5m tall which makes you wonder what it's for. lol
The only real problem was water as we were told hot water is only available after 10:30pm. The bigger problem was as soon as I turned on the bath tap, the water coming out was REDDISH BLACK which is disgusting even for a zero-expectation traveler like me. Luckily the hotel staff was able to fix it after we complained at the front desk.
The hotel is complete with a few souvenir stores and a karaoke room, as well as a very dodgy massage parlour. And a swimming pool too though I've not tried these facilities.
I came here with a tour group from Dandong, and the reason we didn't stay at the Yanggakdo was that it was full with foreigners and diplomats due to the 9.28 celebrations. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because we were able to sneak out of the hotel at night, something I heard is not possible when you are on Yanggakdo island.