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Hotels of North Korea: Rakrang Hotel


The Rakrang Hotel is a 4-story located on the Taedong River in Rakrang district, opposite ssuk island where the Sci-Tech complex is located.

First opened in 2010 to domestic North Korean travellers and long term Chinese Business people, this hotel became open for foreign tourists at the beginning of 2018.

Its unique location North of Tongil Street and south of the Taedong river make this hotel an excellent choice for people wishing to stay off the beaten path during their stay in North Korea.

Rakrang Hotel Facilities

Rakrang Hotel features all the facilities you would expect from a modern hotel, and there is plenty of options to keep you entertained and relaxed after a long day of touring.

Bars – There are two bars located in the Rakrang Hotel. The first one is in the main restaurant on the first floor. They have bottled beer, Soju and can make up fairly decent (but also expensive cocktail). The coffee shop on the first floor also doubles as a bar in the evening. They have bottled beers, soju and various bottles of import liquor for sale, including whiskey and vodka.

Restaurants – The Rakrang Hotel features multiple restaurants serving up Korean food. The main restaurant as well does a traditional Korean performance from time to time.

Barber Shop – On the second floor of the Hotel is a men’s barbershop.

Beauty Salon – Also located on the second floor is a woman’s beauty salon.

Coffee Shop – Located to the right of the reception desk is a decent coffee shop that can serve up all the classics, including lattes, espresso, Mochas and Americanos.

Karaoke – There is a karaoke room available with songs in Chinese, Korean and English.

Massage Parlour – There is a Massage Parlour in the Rakrang Hotel. A massage costs 20 Euros and it is best to make an appointment in advance.

Sauna – There is a sauna located in the hotel. Perfect for chilling out in especially during the winter months.

Outdoor BBQ Area

Easily, the Rakrang Hotel’s highlight during the Spring / Summer and Fall months is the outdoor BBQ area on the Taedong River.

If you would like to have a meal here, simply ask your local Korean guides, and they can prepare fresh meat, seafood and drinks. A great way to take in a sunset and bond with your local guides.

Even if you are not staying at the Rakrang Hotel, but would like to have BBQ here, simply let us know during the booking process, and we can arrange it for you.

Rakrang Hotel Rooms

The Rakrang Hotel rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable and some of the most modern in Pyongyang.

Hot-Water is available 24/7 and the rooms feature a full range of amenities, including flat-screen TVs with access to English, Chinese, Russian and Korean Programming.

The rooms are heated in the wintertime and have air conditioning to keep the rooms cool during the hot summer Pyongyang months.

Staying at the Rakrang Hotel

The Rakrang Hotel is usually full of long-term guests such as Chinese business people and therefore is not always available.

Your best chance of staying here is during the Lunar New Year’s celebrations when these guests often return home to China.

There are rooms available periodically throughout the year, however, so simply get in touch with us, and we can help arrange your stay at the Rakrang Hotel.