The Huichon Hotel is a basic local hotel and is one of the hotel options for those visiting Mt Myohyang on an overnight trip.
The hotel is located in the city Huichon in rarely visited Chagang Province in northern North Korea – in fact at the time of writing it’s the only place western tourists can go in Chagang Province so is great for those looking to collect all the regions of Korea.
The drive takes around 3 hours from Pyongyang, but most itineraries will usually go to Mt Myohyang first for hiking before heading here for the overnight stay.
From Mt Myohyang the drive to the hotel is around 30-40 minutes.
In Huichon the hotel is located opposite North Korea’s University of Telecommunications.
It is a simple building with four floors, and rooms have their own balconies.
Outside of the hotel is the car park area which you cannot leave, as with any other hotel in North Korea.
The interior is dated and in places in need of renovation, but it is a comfortable hotel.
Rooms have two beds, television, heated floors, and en suite bathroom.
The hotel is equipped with the following facilities;
Hot water and tap water is limited here, your local guides will confirm times it will be available on the spot.
There is no elevator here, so you will need to carry your luggage upstairs yourself, but do not hesitate to ask for help if you need it.
Despite the condition of the hotel, it is one of the best to visit as the staff are excellent and will do their best to make you feel comfortable. The local guides speak highly of them.
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