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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2016

I liked this hotel, where I stayed in October 2015 when visiting the Friendship Exhibition. This was the hotel I could get without paying extra. Yes, it was not quite as luxurious as the Hyangsan hotel must be (or the Yanggakdo of course), but it was alright. It had a somewhat oriental look to it. There was a hotel shop,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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153 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a night in this hotel after arriving in North Korea as part of my solo package tour to climb the Mount Myohyang the next morning.  It was 2.5hrs drive from Pyongyang and it was a magnificent building.  The room is basic with a CRT TV with pretty bad static and showing only local channels.  Upon check-in, was been... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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76 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Good rooms, clean, thin mattress and thin pillows. No running hot water (cold only), hot water given to you in a large thermos (we used it for coffee/tea in room). Thermos was still ‘warm’ in the morning. TV channel was only the NK propaganda channel. No electricity until 6pm (hence why all ‘cold’ drinks were warm). Hotel was dark but... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014

The Chongchon Hotel is one of the regional hotels that is part of many of the standard tours to the DPRK. Our tour was at the beginning of September 2014. If you are visiting Mount Myohyang and the International Friendship Exhibition, you will most likely stay here. It is a very ornamental looking hotel with its pagoda style front as... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Had a one night stay on a countrywide tour and I can honestly say that this hotel had the hardest bed !! My room otherwise was very warm and comfortable. Hot water in the bathroom and no probs with electricity. Had a good breakfast, impeccably served. A good base for visiting the International Friendship Exhibition and the Pohyon Buddhist Temple,... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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209 reviews
208 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Due to the not so good reviews I had low expectations. But I was surprised, that I had nothing to complain. Room was spacious, clean, comfy. The furniture was dated, but that does not matter. Small booksop. Nice bar, where I had a nice evening with my driver and guides. Food in restaurant (dinner, breakfast, lunch) was also good and... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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314 reviews
203 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Interesting mural to greet you when you arrive. Room a little on the small side but the water was hot and the beer was cold which probably helped with the sleep that night. A number of bars and pool tables to fill in time after dinner. Food was average but ok.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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279 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

If you happen to find yourself in Hyangsan and your tour operator promised "first class all the way" and you end up here then you've been misled. The only decent place to stay in this city is the Hyangsan Hotel, not this drab excuse for an inn. At the Chongchon I found hairs in my bed and hairs in my... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2013

A decent hotel with a rather cold lounge and a heated room, our room had a very nice view on the lake side, on entrance we were asked at what hour we want hot water and at the mentioned time we indeed had hot water, both diner and breakfast was enjoyable and the bar had good beer and a kind... More 

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louisville,colorado
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108 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

No choice of hotel but an interesting stay. Furniture from the 50's, very hard beds, moldy smell in the bathroom, tv does not work, dirty carpet. On the plus side: decent food was served, staff was very nice, view of the river with a patio on your room, and a cute gift store.

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Address: Hyangsan-gun, Pyeonganbuk-do, Hyangsan, North Korea
Region: North Korea > North Pyongan Province > Hyangsan
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“Easy one this. You get the room you are given.”
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“Check bed for hairs on mattress before agreeing to stay in any particular room.”
 of 5 bubbles 7J1AIL, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
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