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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the spacey and comfortable room, which had all the amenitied except free tea. TV channels included also al Jazeera and there was a splendid view to Pyongyang downtown from the room. Location itself is very "central" too :-) There are bars and shops in the hotel. Breakfast was too simple.

1Thank Erton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised to find this hotel on TripAdvisor! Is not a hotel you can go anytime with family or friends. This hotel is on a little island and no one can set foot outside. The lobby is very stylish and it actually looks like a five star hotel. It also has a casino, but when I entered it, people...

1Thank Xiaodantz
Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the two (other one is Korio Hotel) "best" hotels to stay in Pyongyang! Its a huge hotel with 47th floors and almost 1000 rooms! At the top there are a revolving restaurant, which does not revolves and a panoramic view to the city, but imposible to watch at night because the Windows reflects the interior lights!....

1Thank RuiCardoso
Hong Kong
Reviewed 31 October 2016

As one of the few hotels open to foreign travelers, this was an okay choice. The decor is very much early eighties. An office in the lobby offered long distance phone lines to call home. I haven't tried the pool, bowling alley, massage, table tennis and karaoke room in the basement, but they are there!

2Thank Yau Baby
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This was my main hotel on a 6 day tour of DPRK. It's huge, only houses tourists and usually most of its 1000 rooms are unoccupied. It is a bit dated by western standards but my 28th floor room was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was fine too, with reasonable toiletries and towels. Breakfast wasn't bad, but only weak instant...

1Thank Clothcreature
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

As hotels around the world go, this would not be my favourite. However as part of a package, you dont get much choice. Cane here for the marathon. The lifts are a disaster ( take your life into your hands each trip) and are regularly out of order so busy times mean a 15-20 minute journey. Food is basic and...

1Thank munchkin2849
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at the Yanggakdo Hotel, although old and not too well maintained the hotel is still a lot of fun. they boast about the revolving restaurant (dosent work) but most of the entertainment is an what seems like a bunker in the basement of the hotel, here there is several bars, pingpong, billards, bowling, swimming pools,...

2Thank Ziggy28104
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I was there for six nights, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The views are magnificent, the service and food very good. The ground-floor shop is invaluable and very low-priced. However, the room had that faint odour of decay -- twenty years of cigarette smoke, or perhaps dampness? Most irritating were the lifts -- plenty of them, but still running on 1980s...

2Thank Rachel_Hornbeam
Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This really is not good and if like being watched 24/7, bad food, rude staff, power cuts and cockroaches then they is your place. Supposed to be highly recommended for business but how on earth they managed to come up with that we will never know. The only positive note was a random wifi/internet connection we managed to locate that...

2Thank Shropshire78
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Monumental hotel, right in the city centre, with a mausoleum kinda of entrance hall where marble has been placed EVERYWHERE. At night you are locked in so that no escape is possible as it is not possible to reach the 5th floor, the floor which does not 'exist'. On youtube there are plenty of info about the 5th floor so...

3Thank OnTheRoad150301

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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Additional Information about Yanggakdo Hotel

Address: | Yanggakdo Island, Pyongyang, North Korea
Region: North Korea > Pyongyang
Price Range: ₹ 5,080 - ₹ 30,478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 168
Also Known As:
Yanggakdo Hotel Pyongyang
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Because of the antiquated lifts, it's most convenient to be closer to the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Rachel_Hornbeam, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No choice and you are returned to same room on return visits within the same trip. Maybe 3 stars at a push.needed airing.”
 of 5 bubbles 593susiev, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You can't choose a room. You take what they give you!”
 of 5 bubbles AlanIngham, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go for upper floors if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrysT717, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors = Better views. Most likely you will not be able to choose upon check-in, so request at time of booking”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewGibraltar, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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