Dongrim Hotel, Sinuiju | North Korea Travel Guide
The Dongrim Hotel is a new luxury hotel (by North Korean standards) located in the North West of North Korea.
The name can be romanised as either Dongrim or Tongrim.
The hotel was opened in 2014 as a joint project between the local tourism company and a Chinese travel company.
Previously the only place foreigners could stay in this part of the country was the much older Amnokgang Hotel in central Sinuiju.
If you opt to extend your tour of North Korea with the Sinuiju tour extension, then you will spend your extra night at the Dongrim Hotel.
The hotel is located in the scenic wooded area of Dongrim Falls outside of the town of Dongrim.
The drive from Dongrim Railway Station to the hotel only takes about 10 minutes.
Dongrim is around 48km away from Sinuiju, so the following morning it will take around an hour and a half to get to Sinuiju to start your tour of the city.
The hotel has six floors and being a new hotel, is in very good condition.
The hotel area is popular with locals in the summertime with a waterfall, swimming holes and water slides available to cool off in.
The area also has a hiking trail to the second of Dongrim’s waterfalls which takes around an hour or more as a round trip.
In warmer months there is also a small BBQ tent set up in front of the hotel where you can enjoy BBQ’d lamb and cold beer.
For people travelling in groups, it’s also possible to rent a house for your stay as they have guesthouses located in the hotel yard each with multiple bedrooms and shared facilities.
Being a relatively new hotel, the interior of the hotel common areas and rooms are in excellent condition.
Having stayed in many hotels in North Korea, we can say it is one of the best hotels in the country.
The hotel is equipped with the following facilities;
Do be aware that hot water is limited here and your local guides will advise you of its availability.
The quantity and temperature of hot water does also seem to vary between rooms/floors as well.
The floors are heated in the traditional Korean way.
Power cuts are common here, so do ensure to have a flashlight handy.
As mentioned you will stay here if you opt for to do the Sinuiju tour extension.
The hotel sees many Chinese tourists throughout the year so it is usually busy.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your stay at the Dongrim Hotel.