List of hotels in North Korea

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This is a list of hotels in North Korea.

Hotels in Pyongyang[edit]

Name Image Information
Chongnyon Hotel (aka Youth Hotel)[1] Located in Mangyongdae District on Kwangbok Street,[1] Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea. It has 30 floors,[2] and opened in 1989. [1]
Haebangsan Hotel Opened in 1962, this is the only second-class hotel open to tourists in Pyongyang. This hotel is located in Pyongyang Central District near the Taedong Bridge and Grand People's Study House. The hotel has 5 floors, 113 rooms, one restaurant, three bars, a hairdresser's, a bar, a spa, a souvenir shop and a karaoke area. However, the rooms here are not considered as comfortable as in the Koryo or Yanggakdo Hotels.[3]
Janamsan Hotel Kaesong Janamsan Hotel Staff waving.jpg The Janamsan Hotel is a second class hotel open to foreign guests in Kaesong. It has 43 rooms, a book shop, billiards, a barber's, cinema, a banquet hall and a total of 4 restaurants.
Koryo Hotel Dprk-hotel-koryo.jpg The second largest operating hotel in North Korea.[4] The twin-towered building is 143 metres (469 ft) tall and contains 43 stories.[5][6][7] It was erected in 1985[7][8]
Pothonggang Hotel (alternatively spelled Potonggang Hotel; official hotel signs in North Korea transliterate it as this)[9] Pothonggang Hotel.JPG This hotel has 160 rooms.
Ryanggang Hotel Ryanggang Hotel.jpg Located in the Mangyongdae District of North Korea,[10] it has 330 rooms.
Ryugyong Hotel Ryugyong Hotel - August 27, 2011 (Cropped).jpg A 105-storey pyramid-shaped skyscraper under construction in Pyongyang, North Korea. Its name ("capital of willows") is also one of the historical names for Pyongyang.[11] The building is also known as the "105 Building", a reference to its number of floors.[12] Construction began in 1987 but was halted in 1992 as North Korea entered a period of economic crisis after the fall of the Soviet Union. In April 2008, work on the building was restarted by the Orascom Group.[13][14] In July 2011, the exterior work was complete.[15] Features that Orascom has installed include exterior glass panels and telecommunications antennas.[16] In September 2012 photographs taken by Koryo Tours were released, showing the interior for the very first time.[17][18]
Sosan Hotel This hotel is has 510 rooms and 30 floors.[19]
Yanggakdo International Hotel Dprk-hotel-yanggakdo.jpg The largest working hotel and the second tallest building in North Korea, after the Ryugyong Hotel. The hotel is located on Yanggakdo (Yanggak Island), two kilometers to the south-east of the center of Pyongyang, the nation's capital. It rises to an overall height of 170 metres (560 ft) and has a slowly revolving restaurant on the 47th floor. The hotel is said to contain 1,000 rooms and a total floor space of 87,870 square metres (945,800 sq ft).

Hotels in provincial cities[edit]

Name Image Information
Majon Beach Guesthouse – also known as Majon Bathing Resort,[20] Majon Hotel,[21] or Majon Beach Resort.[22] Majon Beach Guest House, DPRK.jpg Described as "North Korea's Answer to Club Med",[22] the hotel is considered one of the best hotels in the country. It consists of a village of cottages located at majon beach, Hamhung. Each cottage has several rooms and limited hot water supply.[21] Travel to this resort is conducted by the Korean International Travel Company (KITC).[23]
Hyangsang Shangrila Hotel Located near the International Friendship Exhibition in Myohyangsan and contains a swimming pool, sauna and spa.[21]
Haeju Hotel Haeju Hotel (5063726586).jpg 1980s Soviet-influenced hotel in the city of Haeju (rarely open to foreign tourists).[24]
Kaesong Folk Hotel

(aka Minsok Folk Custom Hotel)[21]

North Korea-Kaesong Folk Hotel-Inside-01.jpg Opened in 1989 and is housed in 19 traditional hanok style courtyard houses, many of which date to the Joseon Dynasty and retain their original furnishings.[25] The complex has one hundred rooms.
Oekumgang Hotel South Korean built hotel, up until 2008 was used to cater for South Korean tourists to the DPRK.[21]
Kumgangsan Hotel North Korean hotel rejuvenated by South Korean workers, located near Kumgansan resort.[21]
Nampo Hot Spa Resort 20 km northwest from Nampo, consisting of seven villas with four apartments in each.[21]
8 March Hotel[21]
Tongmyong Hotel[21]
Songdowon Hotel Located in Wonsan.[21][26]
Masikryong Hotel[21]
Begaebong Hotel[21]
Homestay Private village constructed in a traditionally Korean style, containing approximately 20 two-storey cottages.[21]
Chongjin Hotel[21]

Hotels in Rason Free Economic Zone[edit]

Name Image Information
Emperor Hotel and Casino Owned by Hong Kong's Emperor Group, first opened in 2000.[21]
Piphagak Hotel[21]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Chongnyon Hotel North Korea aka The Youth Hotel". KTG DPRK Tours & Information. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Chongnyon Hotel". Emporis. Retrieved 2006-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Haebangsan Hotel North Korea". KTG DPRK Tours & Information. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "North Korea Travel Guides". HotelChatter. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  5. ^ "Koryo Hotel, Pyongyang". Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  6. ^ North Korea through the looking glass by Kong Dan Oh, Ralph C. Hassig, page 117
  7. ^ a b "Welcome To Info on Koryo Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea - Travel, Tourism, Hotels, Tours & Holidays". Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  8. ^ "Koryo Hotel (1985) | Structurae" (in German). Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  9. ^ "Pyongyang Photo: "Potonggang Hotel", not Pothonggang Hotel". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  10. ^ Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Service facilities (Archived April 3, 2013, at WebCite)
  11. ^ Funabashi, Yoichi (2007). The Peninsula Question: A Chronicle of the Second Northern Korean Nuclear Crisis. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. p. 50. ISBN 0-8157-3010-1. 
  12. ^ "Ryugyong Hotel". Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  13. ^ "Korea: N Korea Resumes Construction Of Luxury Hotel". MySinchew. 2008-05-25. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  14. ^ Staff (15 October 2009). "Will 'Hotel of Doom' ever be finished?". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  15. ^ Medina, Samuel (2011-07-22). "Ryugyong Hotel Exterior Completed". architizer. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  16. ^ Herskovitz, Jon (2008-07-17). "North Korea's "Hotel of Doom" wakes from its coma". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  17. ^ BBC News | North Korea's Ryugyong 'Hotel of Doom' pictures released
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  19. ^ "Sosan Hotel". Emporis. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  20. ^ "Majon Bathing Resort". Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Konsult 2015.
  22. ^ a b O'Carroll, Chad (17 November 2010). "North Korea's Answer to Club Med?". NKNEWS.ORG. NKNEWS.ORG. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "Majon Bathing Resort Brochure" (PDF). 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  24. ^ Willoughby, Robert (22 July 2014). North Korea (illustrated ed.). Bradt Travel Guides. p. 182. ISBN 9781841624761. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  25. ^ 김창훈 (2008-05-17). '잃어버린 50년' 시계는 멈춰있었다 (in Korean). Gyeongin Ilbo. 개성 당일 육로 관광은...점심식사 장소는 민속여관이었다. 조선시대 한옥단지를 여관으로 개조, 1989년 개장한 민속여관에서는 개성 토속음식들을 놋그릇에 담아내오는 '13첩 반상'이 관광객들의 허기를 달랬다. 
  26. ^ "Stock Photo - Songdowon Hotel Wonsan North Korea". Retrieved 24 April 2015. 

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