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Victor Charlie Hostel 2 - Cat Ba - Restaurant
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9.0 Excellent (633 reviews)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: excellent, the hotel's receptionist is enthusiastic and thoughtful, she is the most helpful person. She had our luggages loaded underneath the tourist bus which arrived at the hotel while we were not there. i appreciate that. Proper breakfasts, beautiful and clean rooms with moutain view
10.0 Excellent
Pros: For me, spend time staying in this hostel is one of the most best experience that i have in Cat Ba. Staff gave me a lot of information and places to go ( you have to rent a bike to get to all of the places in Cat Ba but the hostel have them and good price too ), all of the service are great and the also gave us voucher for a restaurant ( you can take it everytime ) and it's was amazing. Cool
10.0 Excellent
Pros: very good , everything is cheap
10.0 Excellent
Pros: breakfast is very good ,
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious room. We had a nice view from our room. Staff are very friendly. Helping us book everything (bus tickets, scooter hire, trips to Lan Ha Bay) at cheap prices. We had a great time here. Thank you very much!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: high recommend
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay, exceeded my expectations! Excellent value for money. Clean, comfortable and spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. Staff really helpful when arranging tours and transport.
Cons: Bed was quite hard.
6.7 Good
Pros: Good value for money because it's very cheap. The staff allowed to to check in early around 09:00
Cons: A lot of cockroaches in The bathroom coming from sewage. The beds are not made right and missing bedsheets between bed and blanket
Catba Lucky Family Hotel - Cat Ba - Bedroom
2
9.0 Excellent (453 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Cat Ba Lucky Family Hotel in Haiphong, you'll be near the beach and minutes from Cannon Fort, and close to Cat Co Beach. This hotel is within the vicinity of Tung Thu Beach and Cat Ba Island. Make yourself at home in one of the 8 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary bottled water, and housekeeping is provided daily. Take in the views from a rooftop terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Continental breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 9 AM for a fee. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kenny is an outstanding manager who does everything to help you have a great holiday. He organised 2 day trips and a night on a fisherman's floating house for us. Plus buses to and from Hanoi/Nimh Binh. He also makes great pancakes. What a star!
Cons: Would be useful to have some lockers for valuable items.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kenny is the best Host you can find in Catba, He is super Helpful and friendly, He helped us with Everything and always give great recommendations what was worth seeing on the Island. The Hotel also offers Transportation to and from the Hotel at very Reasonable Rate, I highly recommend taking this option. Kenny Take care of everything. Thank you so much for an amazing Stay Kenny.
7.1 Good
Pros: - Kenny was very helpful eg. Organising tours, making nice breakfast - Convenient location - Great to have the whole hostel room to myself (I was lucky) - Tours they recommended were excellent
Cons: - Hostel room would be too small if there were more than 3 people, bunk beds were squashed next to each other (the head of one bed is right next to the foot of another bed) - AC wasn’t working well in the room (sometimes worked, sometimes not) - Room was great value but they charge a pretty big commission for booking the tours (50k (10%) more for the boat day trip, 230k (33%) more for Sapa tour)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The stuff was really amazing, so friendly and helpful and organized a lot for us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kenny was amazing. Very nice guy
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What an Amazing Host Kenny who go out of his way to assist you whatever you need. He booked bus an wonderful 1 day Tour for 25$ , it is insane Value for Money. The room was reasonably clean and provided what you needed. The location was in a quiet area but still walkable to all Restaurants and Bar in Town. Thank You Kenny for a great Stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, Kenny is a hard working man there, he tries to help out in any way possible.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I ended up staying here for 6 nights with my brother after initially booking for 2 (usually a good sign). I was in the dorm which was clean, cheap and had a private bathroom and private shower room which were both clean and the water was hot. The room also had a good AC unit. The hotel itself is a short walk off the main high street, I would argue in a perfect location - close enough to reach anywhere easily on foot but just far enough to be away from the noisy tourist/party areas. But the best part about this hotel/hostel isn't the room, it's the staff. Kenny is a great guy, he was amazingly friendly and helpful. He helped book our tours at very fair prices and gave us superb tips on food locations and nice spots to hang out for a beer/coffee. He even cooked breakfast for us and invited us for lunch on a couple of days and didn't charge us anything! And if that doesn't tempt you, you can challenge him to a game of pool at secret garden.
Cons: Nothing not to like. There are no lockers but I didn't feel worried for my belongings at any point.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Just off the melee of the Main Street through Cat Ba town itself, you are near the action but slightly away from the noise. A short walk takes you to good restaurants and the coast. Lucky, the owner, really made this stay as he gave genuine recommendations and organised a tour of Halong Bay, and a bus to Ha Giang, at a very competitive rate. Working single handed, Lucky took real care to make sure we had a comfortable and enjoyable stay tailored to our interests. The room itself (dorm) was comfortable enough and clean.
Cat Ba Green Hotel - Cat Ba - Building
3
9.0 Excellent (311 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Cat Ba, 1.3 km from Dau Be Island, Cat Ba Green Hotel provides accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are room service and an ATM, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel, each room has a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Guest rooms at Cat Ba Green Hotel include air conditioning and a wardrobe. The accommodation offers a terrace. A business centre and a bicycle rental service are also offered by Cat Ba Green Hotel. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Cat Ba Ferry Station, Cannon Fort and Ben Beo Harbour. The nearest airport is Cat Bi International Airport, 54 km from Cat Ba Green Hotel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Really friendly staff and great tipps for activities on Cat Ba. Helped us organizing a boat trip to less touristy places in Ha Long Bay. The breakfast was great! The room had enough space and all facilities needed.
Cons: The scooter rental in the Hotel was a bit adventurous since we got our bikes with no gas at all and they went out at the First hill we had to pass. So we couldnt drive to the gas station but had to buy the petrol at the street for a higher price. However, the staff was really nice and gave us back some of the money.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Receptionist was fluent in English and really helpful Room was spacious we were upgraded for free Plenty of plug sockets Hair dryer Iron on request Booked trips and transfers through the hotel at a fair price.
Cons: Mattresses don't breathe well Closes at midnight
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing. Very accommodating and helpful for things to do. Would definitely book again
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Chinh was lovely and very accommodating. She arranged mopeds, a kayaking trip to Lan Ha and our bus to Tam Coc, all at a great prices. We were upgraded to a bigger room when we arrived, and pointed in the right direction of some great places to eat off the main strip which were really reasonably priced. Thank you for a great stay.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Extremely good value for money, clean, the owner was lovely, everything we asked for was perfect, got early check in as well as a complimentary breakfast when we arrived after a sleeper bus at 9 am.
Cons: A tiny bit far from the main street (steep walk)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful owners that can arrange great tours around Cat Ba. The rooms are decent and what you can expect at this price.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: -Big room with fan and AC. - The place is really clean NO bugs as in other hotels in Cat Ba -They rent bikes -Have a lot of sugestions for things to do (tours). We booked our 1day on a boat with them. -What we most liked about this place were the the 2 sisters who are in charge. Always a smile, asking how our day was and helped us with everything.
Cons: Sometimes the wifi didnt work so good on my wifes phone on the 4th floor. I highly recomend this place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very kind stuff in this hotel. They helped us with laundry, with the bus to Da Nang with two changes, rented us motorbikes and recimmended a day trip on boat (Cat Ba Vision) which was really great!
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Everything was perfect
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It is a place with a good price-quality value. Its very hygienic, best bathroom in Vietnam untill now. The owner is very friendly and open, she is always ready to answer your questions. She speaks english and french very well! There is also a good breakfast in the morning.
Cons: Nothing
The Whisper Of Nature Bungalow - Cat Ba - Building
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8.9 Excellent (145 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Whisper Of Nature Bungalow in Hai Phong (Cat Hai), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Cat Ba National Park and Lan Ha Bay. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: The location and the view is breathtaking! So beautiful it’s indescribable!
Cons: It’s very difficult to get there. Almost impossible to make short trips to cat ba city.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location just past the village amongst scenic farmland / bushland. The staff were extremely helpful in telling us about the local sights and also assisted in organising transport back to Haiphong afterwards. The food was delicious too. A wonderful stay.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great stay in peaceful location away from Cat Ba town. Whisper bungalow is situated right by the Cat Ba National Park making it a perfect location to explore; the boat ride over was amazing to start with! Whilst I was there I went on a great boat trip swimming and kayaking around Lan ha bay. Cuong the owner was really welcoming and helpful - organising the boat trip and transport from the hotel. The food there was amazing - some of the best I’ve had in Vietnam. I’d definitely recommend staying here if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of Cat Ba town.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Rooms had a comfortable bed, fan, air con, mosquito net and a washroom type bathroom. Outside of rooms have small table and chairs to sit and relax. Location is in Viet Hai fishing village which is a wonderful tranquil setting away from the hustling towns and cities. It is located at the other end of the national park and is a short walk from the bungalows to the start of a hike which has amazing views (around 400m from bungalow and hike of 45min-1hr each way). You can hire bicycles to go around the village and it’s so peaceful! The owner and his family are very attentive and did everything to make our stay good. The food was good and they helped arrange transport and offered to arrange activities if we wanted them. Note: we had to get a 45 min ferry from Ben Beo harbour to Viet Hai where we were picked up by electric buggy. This was all explained when we made our booking and went smoothly! Couldn’t be happier with our stay here! Thanks :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Extraordinary place in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Very special and the staff very friendly. Totally recommend it if you are planning to stay in a place surrounded by nature and live a real experience
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very relaxing. You will have to catch speedboat here but the loacals are very friendly
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Secluded location, excellent food, helpful host
6.7 Good
Pros: The staff were super friendly and helpful, we booked 3 days but I had a bag leg and could not do much hiking. As that’s the only thing you can really do there the staff told me I can cancel one day for free ! :) the cabins nice and comfortable
Cons: The food was limited, there was no menu with prices and you can only eat at the set times, and don’t get a choice of what you eat. The location is only accesible by ferry and once your there the only thing you can do is go hiking. It’s a nice place to go escape the world but has limited activities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good information on typhoon whipa. Very good handling of the situation. Thank you Cuong!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location in beautiful jungle village Something different from the tourist locations perfect for relax and clean your spirit. Great food
Chu Long Hotel - Cat Ba - Building
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8.8 Excellent (206 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Chu Long Hotel places you in the heart of Hai Phong, within a 5-minute drive of Tung Thu Beach and Cat Co Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was clean and the shower was amazing. It's really well located and easy to find. The guy who greeted me was really friendly and helpful
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was absolutely perfect. They did above and beyond (with a lot of patience) in helping us to find the best transportation to continue to north Vietnam (Cao Bang). We enjoyed our time here and stayed another night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best places I booked in Vietnam, and for a really good price. Also, the manager of the hotel is so helpfull, evreything we needed he helped us with a smile.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great stuff! Gave us our room till the time of the bus, even it was after the check out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Well located and quiet part of the strip. Cheap bike hire.
Cons: All very good very satisfied
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Host was very friendly.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent food the staff is so friendly the place always so clean and bedroom too.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The bed was very comfortable Big shower (in Vietnamese terms) Location is on the main road, 5-10 min walk from every restaurant or bar in the city The staff were very nice and helpful The breakfast was very good
Cons: There was construction on the entrance of the hotel. They also forgot a dirty towel hanged in the toilet in our room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Host was absolutely great. Spoke good english and was very helpful, arranging for us tours and motorbikes for good prices, as well as buses in and out of town and providing tips on where to go on the island, and all with a smile. Highly recommended
Cannon Fort Cat Ba Hotel - Cat Ba - Building
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8.7 Excellent (1,241 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Hai Phong (Cat Hai), Cannon Fort Cat Ba Hotel is within a 5-minute drive of Cat Co Beach and Lan Ha Bay. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location, very big bed, very friendly staff
Cons: N/a
7.1 Good
Pros: We had a double bed that was ridiculously large; around 3,50 wide.
Cons: There is no separated shower. Everything in the bathroom will get wet.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff were so nice and helpful. Greeted every time with a warm welcome and a big smile. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. Location was excellent, such good value for money
7.9 Good
Pros: Nice hotel. Comfortable beds but no cortain. They clean toilet every day. Breakfast is ok, they have a couple of option but is not as what they show in the pic, still ok. The location is also good. I didn't book bus or tour with them coz they were quite expensive
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast, although it's a la carte breakfast, we can eat as much as possible. Great service, Binh was very friendly and helpful. The room was nice and clean, the bed was big for 1 person, however, it's not so comfortable to sleep. I couldn't sleep until 2 am. However in general, the hostel is very nice, good location.
7.1 Good
Pros: Awesome breakfast and super comfy bed!
Cons: The room smelled like a wet dog and the the bathroom was super small and insufficient for 6 people using it
7.9 Good
Pros: One breakfast a la carte plus buffet of fruits and coffee. Good! Nice and comfortable bed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awsome hotel, extremely clean and nice. Super friendly staff. Great chicken noddle soup for breakfast. And this is the winner factor, the beds were actually comfy!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect. The guy from the reception was super nice and really helpful! Welcoming every time with a warm welcome and a big smile Location is great, really close to all attraction. Room is excellent, comfortable and huge bed. Unfortunately there was strange smell in the room. Breakfast is absolutely delicious, you can choose a big variety of meals. I really recommend this hotel to everyone!”
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was really nice.. you get to choose a main course from around 15 different options. You get also unlimited hot/cold drinks, and butter and jam. The staff was really helpful and nice. The room was very clean and tidy, so was the bathroom. Soap and Shampoo are provided. Overall, one of the best places in Cat Ba Island I would say.
Cons: The location was up a hill, so pretty exhausting to reach, but a walking distance from the shore. The prices for tours and busses are quiet high as compared to other places.
Nhat Mai Hotel - Cat Ba - Building
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8.7 Excellent (439 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Nhat Mai Hotel has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Cat Ba. This 1-star hotel offers room service and a concierge service. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and currency exchange for guests. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. With a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at the hotel also boast free WiFi. All guest rooms at Nhat Mai Hotel come with a seating area. The accommodation offers a buffet or à la carte breakfast. Nhat Mai Hotel offers a terrace. Dau Be Island is 2 km from the hotel, while Soi Sim Island is 19 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cat Bi International Airport, 53 km from Nhat Mai Hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good receptionist.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: good breakfast
5.4 Okay
Pros: Not far from bars and restaurants. Correct breakfast.
Cons: Too basic, with no sheets and needs a deeper cleaning.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: nice and clean for in room
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Room was big, nice and clean, not too noisy, breakfast were also good. Best thing is the staff, always nice and helpful, even in unpleasant/difficult situations. We have actually decided to stay 1 more night. Overall a great experience, we are very thankfull and glad we chose Nhat Mai Hotel
Cons: Beds are a bit harder, but some people might actually prefer that.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The apartment was modern and clean and the location is perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: -modern facilities -beautiful pool -nice staff -highly appreciated a motorcycle rental option
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I like Every thing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was just in the center, the staff was beyond amazing, best staff I’ve got in Vietnam so far! The aircon and shower were great and the bed and pillows super comfy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was neat and clean and impeccable. Very professionally a managed. Location is very convenient for all purpose. High level of privacy and extraordinary customer service
Cat Ba Sweet Potato Homestay - Cat Ba - Building
8
8.7 Excellent (411 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Haiphong, Cat Ba Sweet Potato Homestay - Hostel is close to Tung Thu Beach and Cannon Fort. Make yourself at home in one of the 11 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms with showers are provided. Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in a common area. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was super friendly and helpful. When the motorbike I had rented had a flat tire the man from the reception didn't hesitate and picked me up and brought me back to the homestay. So nice.
6.3 Good
Pros: Upon arrival, I had no issues, the staff were super friendly and the food was great, the overall place was very clean.
Cons: Unfortunately I woke up to find bed bugs on me, which was a very unsettling experience. However by this time, the staff were all asleep, so I had to notify them in the morning, due to the language barrier it was a little difficult to explain. I was offered another room, to then realise it was the same room. I tried to explain that I didn’t want to stay in this room and I was offered a private room double the price. I also tried to ask about laundry, but again was difficult and went no further. Following this I checked out of the property.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were super lovley, the food was delicious and there was free bike rental. Location is wonderful if you would like a bit of peace and quiet
Cons: Location is about 3km from the town, but it is an easy scooter ride in.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really nice family runs Sweet Potato, and they take really good care of you. There were four breakfast choices daily. The bed was comfy. The bus will drop you off and pick you us right at the property, so it is super easy to get there and away. Also ate dinner there two nights and it was very good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are clean and comfortable, the breakfast is very good and you can refill your cup of coffee or tea. The people there is lovely and willing to help you.
Cons: It was everything good, just if you don't have a bike it is far from everything.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The family who manage the place are terrific! They are friendly and helpful and they really seem to care about their guests. They let me bring a small table up to my room, and accommodated me wonderfully.
Cons: The cheap, metal doors throughout the place are hard to open and close.
7.9 Good
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful, food was good and room the has a good value for the price. They helped us to book tours and the transport back to Hanoi.
Cons: Overall was good, for me too "strict" with the prices, like 20% for an early check-in or half day motor bike rental for a night ride to the city for dinner and back. They could have cleaned the room, changed towels and clean the toilet bin for a 3 day stay.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Really is great value for money ... very peaceful ... and very comfortable ...
Cons: It’s about 3km our of the town so you’ll need a motor bike or a good set of walking shoes
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome family who owns it. They were very friendly and helpful. The food was also really good. Room was clean and comfy. Loved the stay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Yummy breakfast, good coffee
Cons: Slow internet
Thanh Trung Hotel - Cat Ba - Building
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8.6 Excellent (375 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located within 20 km of Soi Sim Island and 1.3 km of Ben Beo Harbour, Thanh Trung Hotel offers rooms in Cat Ba. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides room service, a shared lounge and currency exchange for guests. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. The shared bathroom is equipped with a shower and free toiletries. At the hotel each room includes a wardrobe and a private bathroom. A buffet breakfast is available daily at Thanh Trung Hotel. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Dau Be Island, Cat Ba Ferry Station and Cannon Fort. The nearest airport is Cat Bi International Airport, 54 km from Thanh Trung Hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - location, in the center of Cat Ba - the staff was very nice. We booked a trip with them and it was very well-organized. - the room was very clean
Cons: nothing, everything was great
7.9 Good
Pros: Overall good. Nothing special.
Cons: Annoying that you had to take your shoes off and change into nasty little slippers that only fit tiny feet.
7.1 Good
Pros: The staff was soooo lovely!!!! They were really loving and helpful.
Cons: The smell of Vietnamese food in the hallway and bathroom. The matrass felt like a stone.
4.2 Okay
Cons: The hotel had no towels in room no water supplied took me two hours to get in at night as it was locked and person lying asleep inside door would not recommend this hotel when complained in morning staff was rude
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff Comfortable bed, clean room. Great location!
Cons: No sheet to sleep under. A sheet fitted to the bed but nothing to go over your body.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: And the end of an alley, 7 min walk from the pier. Quiet during the week, but there's a karaoke so it was a bit noisy during the weekend.. Owners are a very kind family, you can book tours with them.. (as anywhere else in VN). New hotel, comfy (very hard bed though), clean, air con works well..
Cons: The 6th floor is awfully noisy from 6:30 a! Don't ever do the laundry... clothes not really clean and wet.
4.6 Okay
Pros: Good location and friendly staff. Breakfast was ok.
Cons: The room was very dirty. It had clearly not been cleaned for some time. There was chewing gum on the bed head, dead bugs, mouse dropping and cockroaches, a bogey on the wall, and lots of mysterious swears and stains on the floor and walls. There was also no bedding provided, which was bizarre and made sleeping uncomfortable and cold. We slept fully clothed. The bed was also so hard it felt like sleeping on a plank of wood - it was just some timber and a foam overlay.
7.5 Good
Pros: The rooms were clean and modern. It had a tv with English channels. The beach is 30 minutes walk away. The staff are friendly.
Cons: Mattress was very hard with no sheet just heavy blanket. We asked for a sheet and they gave us one. They put pressure to book the tour and bus with them. We had already booked the bus and they asked us a second time. Regretted booking the bus to Ha Giang as they said it was with Cat Ba discovering and their reviews were good. However they put us on a different cheaper night bus that stopped constantly to pick up locals. They were sleeping in the aisles. They won’t stop for a toilet break until a girl cried, then they made us go on the side of the road like animals. It was disgraceful!! Avoid booking the bus with them.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was really nice and comfortable stay in this hotel! The staff helped us with everything and also the breakfast was amazing. We absolutely recommend this hotel.
Cons: Everything was good.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is hidden in the alley, but it's far from the busy noise of the main street (there are two karaoke bars nearby, but not that noisy I think). The owners were incredibly nice, they were here for us to resolve any issues. The room was spacious, clean, they have an elevator which was convenient. They offer tours to Lan Ha bay or motorbike for rental (they are intermediary, i.e. the tour is run by Eco Tourist Cat Ba, motorbike rental by someone else).
Hai Son Hotel - Cat Ba - Building
10
8.5 Excellent (638 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Cat Ba, within 2.3 km of Dau Be Island and 19 km of Soi Sim Island, Hai Son Hotel offers accommodation with a shared lounge and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. Boasting a concierge service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel all rooms include a wardrobe and a private bathroom. à la carte and Asian breakfast options are available every morning at Hai Son Hotel. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at the accommodation. Cat Ba Ferry Station is 600 metres from Hai Son Hotel, while Cannon Fort is 1.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cat Bi International Airport, 53 km from the hotel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Just stayed one night and everything was good. Generally I don't like staying in hotels and I just do if I have to. For me the value for money was great and the people friendly. Thanks.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We was well looked after by this host I forget his name but the went above and beyond to make us feel welcome I fell ill and he called tge doctor stayed with me through out I was laid up for 3 days in this time he brought me food water and didn't want anything in return. What a lovely family run business The views from the 6th where we had 2 apartments we outstanding this place is something else we paid £6 per night go and see for yourself you won't be disappointed Thanks for being there for me Hai son hotel ❤️
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Rooms were simple but clean. Shower had good pressure and warm, beds comfy, Aircon working and effective and quiet
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and welcoming place! Great view! Nice staff :) didn’t know so much English, but offered us a great tour in the islands (captain jack tour) in a good price. Was a nice hotel.
Cons: I wish they had a better English speaker staff
7.1 Good
Pros: Is good 2 star hotel. The level is very similar to other hotels in Cat Ba. The room is really basic. For 1-2 nights is ok.
Cons: Its was quite noisy because of some works on the street. Staff is moderate friendly. Maybe because they are not good in English.
7.9 Good
Pros: Location good, view really good. Staff helpful and friendly
Cons: Noise from Karaoke bar next door till late most nights. Cat Ba not the nicest of towns.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The location of the hotel was great, and the view was fantastic. There is even a small balcony from which to enjoy the view. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful. He helped us book a great value tour of ha long bay with captain Jack tours and also a comfortable bus to Ninh binh (Daiichi travels). Overall good value for money!
Cons: The bathroom floor looked very dirty, with lots of stains. While the property has a great location, it's technically not on the beachfront but does have a good view of the sea. The Wi-Fi was quite patchy and stopped working at some points.
7.5 Good
Pros: Very pretty view over the harbour . Decent room . Not expensive. Quiet area
Cons: Strange smell in the room sometimes.
6.3 Good
Cons: Stained sheets and bathroom wasn't very clean
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good balcony and views from room The location is close to the main bars and evening events.
Cons: Couldn't pay using card which was difficult as we booked our return journey to Hanoi through them which meant it was a larger bill. We had to walk to a cash point to get out the money. Bathroom is a wet room
Trang Toan Hotel - Cat Ba - Bedroom
11
8.4 Excellent (182 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Cat Ba, 1.3 km from Dau Be Island, Trang Toan Hotel offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and a shared lounge. With free WiFi, this 2-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen. The hotel features family rooms. At the hotel all rooms come with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Guests at Trang Toan Hotel can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Cat Ba Ferry Station, Cannon Fort and Ben Beo Harbour. The nearest airport is Cat Bi International Airport, 54 km from Trang Toan Hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly owners. Big room. Tucked away up a quiet side street
Cons: Hard mattress
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: The only person here who speaks English is a young boy, I presume the owners child. The room smelt of mould quite badly and the toilet didn't flush. On our first night we returned to the hotel after eating dinner, (no help or advice from the owners as to where to eat) and went up to our room. Shortly after we heard raised voices and loud banging from downstairs. I was scared as the voices were obviously arguing, it became apparent that they were FIGHTING downstairs in reception. My son went down to see what was going on and this seemed to defuse the situation. It smelt of smoke and they were drunk. A nightmare, if I was a solo female traveller I would have been terrified. We left the next day although I had booked 4 nights. They charged us for 2 nights but I was just happy to get out of there. AVOID like the plague, dreadful place
5.4 Okay
Pros: Decent location Spacious room
Cons: Sheets aren’t changed, felt damp and sweaty Very loud early in the morning and late at night from the staff (family) downstairs, felt like they forgot they were running a hotel and had no regard for their guests Big inhumane tank with turtles and giant fish trying to escape, looked like a science experiment and was also woken up by the turtle trying to escape the tank ( yes I’m serious) Everything got soaked in the bathroom because of the placement of the shower Staff spoke 0 English, was hard to communicate One of the beds was rock hard so we had to share a single bed
10.0 Excellent
Pros: They have a little kid that can speak english , he looks 10 years old but he rules their homestay , you will like him!
7.1 Good
Pros: Staff helpful
Cons: Crochroach in room and smelt rusty with crochroach
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very nice staff, we had two doubles beds in our twin room and they served us breakfast even if we woke up after the breakfast hours
Cons: We were supposed to have a view and we didn’t have. we didn’t have water in the minibar
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Towels and toiletries were provided and there was a hot shower, a fan and good air conditioning. The staff were friendly and helpful and cooked a nice breakfast and delicious coffee! Good location, not too far from the main strip and near to lots of traditional Vietnamese restaurants.
Cons: The hotel was a bit hard to find initially, located down an alley. The wifi wasn't great during our stay but that may have been because of the weather.
8.8 Excellent
Cons: Notthing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Central, clean and comfortable.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Motorbike rent service Friendly staffs Good location
Cat Ba Valentine Hotel - Cat Ba - Building
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8.6 Excellent (42 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Cat Ba Valentine Hotel in Hai Phong (Cat Hai), you'll be steps from Cat Ba National Park and 13 minutes by foot from Tung Thu Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.8 Okay
Pros: House was new
Cons: I found the owner a untrustworthy we hired a motor bike of him bike felt unsafe notice front tyre was flat he said he would book a boat trip went to pay for it he told us sorry not available and tried to sell us a more expensive trip so we missed out on Cat Ba island Boat trip and the last thing he booked us a bus to get of island charged us $500.00 VND and put us on local bus got to ferry without a ticket lucky lady at office let us on.It was trip from hell wouldn't recommend staying there. Or using him to plan any activities.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel manager is a very good person and a great professional man. He always helps you with everything you need. The rooms are clean and the beach is very near from the hote bly motorbike andl it's amazing!!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Hotel is fresh nad seems brand new. The owner very helpful and nice, comfortable beds. Breakfast was great (the same every day, but really good!). The hotel is about 1,5km from the city centre. We had a motorbike each day, so not a problem- without it might be a bit problematic. You can rent a motorbike in the hotel, avarage cost.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The owner went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. He even lent us his personal scooter and let us shower in the room far after check out time. He speaks good English and is really kind.
Cons: We picked this hotel because we wanted to be a bit far away from the noise of the city centre but the hotel is on a main road, so there’s some traffic noise early in the morning. We couldn’t see the nearby beach from the room and we didn’t go to check it out so we can’t comment on that. Great breakfast but could offer more options.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything is brand new so in perfect condition. It’s exceptionally clean and Mr Mao the owner can’t do enough to help you. He organised the hire of a very good scooter for us(unlike the one we had rented on the first couple of days from a place in the town). When we brought back a bottle of wine and asked if we could have a bottle opener he went out on his scooter and returned five minutes later with one. We had a deluxe room with balcony and it was lovely. We also liked the fact that we were on the edge of the town, out of all the noise. It’s a good 30 mins walk into the town but we hired scooters so it took us only 5 mins or so.
Cons: There’s not anything we didn’t like except perhaps for the fact that in the description of the location online, it gives the impression that you are on a beach with water sports facilities. In reality you are a 10/15 minute walk away from a beach, where the facilities are rather basic. Also there is an awful lot of building work going on around so not very pretty to look at. However I would always choose this hotel to stay in again if I ever come back.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The owner speaks excellent English and is extremely responsive to emails and in person. The location was very good for us as it was away from the busy part of town and very quiet, with a beautiful view of nearby mountains. A cab costs only 30,000 Dong ($1.50). The breakfast was very good and the hotel is new and extremely clean.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable, clean, spacious, newly reconstructed, very helpful staff, cheap bike rental, calm area. Great value for money.
Cons: Breakfast could be better (very greasy fried eggs) but whenever we asked for sth different owner made it for us right away. A bit far from town, motorbike is needed.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: I wish we had bicycles available.. enjoyed being away from downtown if you will but 20-25 minute walk to core was a bit inconvenient. The location was great to a beautiful secluded beach!!! If bicycles were available I would give it a perfect score... room was beautiful, clean and lovely shower. Breakfast was outdone!!! If you’re on scooter ... perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the place. At first we thought the guy was too pushy as he opened by asking where we were going next and was really keen for us to book a ferry, but once we got past this, he was amazing. The room was clean and exactly as pictured. Spacious, with a big window facing outwards. The owner bought some fruit to the room, helped us clean off the sand before we went back to the hotel room after a day at the beach and also helped us open a corked bottle of wine, with a chopstick, and was no less decent when we got back late and we troubled him to open the front door! (If you read this, we're sorry!) The only thing we regret is not getting his name, as we'd like to name him personally in saying thank you for an excellent stay.
Cons: I didn't like that there were so few guests! More people need to stay here.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very nice stay at Cat Ba Valentine hostel. We liked the location of the hostel (outside Cat Ba town but accessible with 5min motorbike drive). The owner was very kind and very helpful. He lend us his own motorbike the last morning of our stay, as we have had to return the one we had rent. Moreover, it was the cleanest hostel we stayed in during our stay in Vietnam We recommend!
LE Pont Hotel - Cat Ba - Building
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8.3 Excellent (1,449 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a terrace, Le Pont Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Cat Ba. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a bidet. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. There is a front desk at the property that can assist guests with tour arrangement and ticket service. The hotel also offers bike hire and car hire. Dau Be Island is 9 km from Le Pont Hotel, while Sung Sot Cave is 14 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cat Bi International Airport, 36 km from the property.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: 1.- There are bed bugs in the bedrooms and my partner was bitten by these. I uploaded photos to be aware 2.- We know it is common to find mice in Asia, but it was enough to see a mouse in the breakfast room. We arrived at the hostel at night very tired to sleep and already in bed we found ourselves with the plague of bedbugs. I went to complain and they immediately gave us another room, without checking if it was true what we were telling them, this implies that they already knew there were bed bugs. The next day we left very early as we had a scheduled tour and again we arrived late and tired. On the second day in the morning, in the other room my partner was full of bed bug bites. This is why we had to change Hotel. There was not an apology, I asked to speak with the manager or owner and they did not allow me, with the excuse that he does not speak English ...
5.0 Okay
Pros: The room itself is big.
Cons: Small toilet and shower. You almost have to sit down on the toilet to take a shower. Wasn't clean at all. Breakfast is ok, but not rich. It was annoying to get services from the staff as they weren't present at the lobby.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Clean, comfortable and generous breakfast for the price! The guy on reception was very nice and helpful :)
Cons: Nothing!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location, cleanliness
Cons: None
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Good location friendly staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic private room, clean, air-conditioned, with breakfast for little money
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - really good breakfast: a la carta and you were able to ask as much as you wanted. - Duong (or John) from the reception was nice and willing to help you with everything.
Cons: We have a problem with the hot water from the shower but we tell them at the reception and the problem was solved within 10 minutes. We also had a problem with the motorbike that we rented cause it was not starting after having some driving around but they send someone to fix it and when he realized that the problem was going to take longer to solve then he just let me took his motorbike and continued with my route, the bikes were old so they knew that this things may happened and i didn't get charge from it.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Excellent staff. Very helpful and knowledgable.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast (which was included) was great! The staff were very friendly and the rooms were large and clean. It was easy to rent a bike from the hotel, they do laundry and they have tours available. Basically everything you need all in one! It's right in Cat Ba town so everything in town is within walking distance. Even being right in the middle of town, everything gets quiet around 10:30-11pm which is great. I'm a light sleeper and still slept great here! The room had a fridge and AC which is very much needed in the hot humid air here! We only booked 2 nights here at first, but booked the remainder of our time on Cat Ba (an extra 5 nights) because we liked it so much!
Cons: The only thing that was a little confusing, which is not the hotel's fault at all, is that when I booked the hotel through Google maps, it showed the hotel in a different location that what it actually was. There is Le Pont Bungalow Hostel, and Le Pont Hotel (this place). Le Pont Bungalow Hostel is just outside of Cat Ba town out on the point, but this is where Google maps showed me the Le Pont Hotel was, so we were quite confused when the reception told us that it wasnt the right location. The Le Pont Hotel is actually in the middle of Cat Ba town. Again, not the hotel's fault at all, but just be aware of that!
Overview Reviews
Situated in Cat Ba, 2.7 km from Dau Be Island, Central Backpackers Hostel - Catba features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with an outdoor pool. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. At the hostel, the rooms are fitted with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Central Backpackers Hostel - Catba offers a continental or à la carte breakfast. The accommodation offers a sun terrace. Soi Sim Island is 17 km from Central Backpackers Hostel - Catba, while Ti Top Island is 49 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cat Bi International Airport, 51 km from the hostel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast is great
7.1 Good
Pros: It is a good hostel, the staff is very helpful. The activities offered by the hotels are affordable. The breakfast is good and includes.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: the swimming pool the free hour beer
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location Nice pool Lots of other backpackers, opportunity to meet people from all over Affordable scooter rental
Cons: The bungalows are very cute, but the ants really liked our room as well. I think they may have been falling from the ceiling as we kept having to shake out the bed sheet due to more ants appearing (no food was around). I’m sure the other rooms (inside) would have been fantastic!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff are great and always smiling, food and drink deals offer good value, beds are comfortable,
Cons: Some of the bunks were squashed in the corners. Limited amount of showers
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room is really comfy and clean. Everyone working there are really friendly. Is a party hostel but by 11pm is pretty quiet.
Cons: The hostel is quite a walk from town.
7.9 Good
Pros: Nice atmosphere in the evenings. Room was nice and comfy
Cons: The private rooms are right by the pool so the music at night is quite loud but its turned off at 11pm so not too bad. In the morning however, a dull repetitive luliby song is played non stop from about 6am until 3pm. It drives you insane. Everyday i was there i complained for them to turn it off. It wakes you up at 6am and then plays all while your getting ready and then when you come back from being out its still on. Awful music. Doesnt take much to make a playlist.
7.1 Good
Pros: Great social area, and a great pool! Free beer by the way from 7-8pm
Cons: The property is located in the nature but it doesn’t really get the feeling of the nature because there are no hiking routes around, and you still have to take taxis to the city itself. The beds aren’t comfortable and the rooms are quite small for 8 people..
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place to meet backpackers!
Cons: Crowded! Sleeping before 11 not possible
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very kind staff, good prices and lots of free beers.
Cons: The cabins are really noisy but the rest of the hostel is great!
Catba Island Hotel - Cat Ba - Building
15
8.3 Excellent (761 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Catba Island Hotel in Hai Phong (Cat Hai), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Lan Ha Bay and Cat Co Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle and a ferry terminal shuttle are provided for an additional charge.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was super friendly and helpful
Cons: The interior looks worn, you find stains on sheets, could need some renovations.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Spacious and clean room, including well working A/C, fan and a fridge. Very welcoming and nice staff, uncomplicated check in, laundry service and motorbike rental. Free water and very good breakfast with several options. Although we booked a twin room, we received the family room with two big double beds without any additional charge. The location is very good, close to nice restaurants and a few minutes walk to the beach. Highly recommended!
Cons: Wifi weak from time to time.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very Nice staff, super clean room and good breakfast :) loved our stay !
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location was good, staff were extremely friendly and the young lady at reception was amazing and so helpful with everything. Breakfast wasn’t great but what do you expect for the price.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spent 01 night at Catba Island Hotel. Location is great, staff is extremely friendly. Value for money. Will recomend to friends!
Cons: None
7.1 Good
Pros: Great staff, really kind and helpful. Really good location. 2 fans and 1 AC and two double beds were really nice.
Cons: Unfortunately the bathroom smelled really weird. It kind of influenced the whole stay cause you knew you would always have to have this weird smell in your nose. In the beginning also the bed room itself smelled like kind of lacquer cleaning stuff but this one could be eliminated by using AC and the fans.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Located just near the main road with all the best restaurants and travel agencys. The hotel is clean and provides u great hospitality and value for money. The hotel staff especially reception staff are very helpful and will guide u throughout your stay.The staff were very helpful and every question we had was answered with a smile. Overall experience was awesome.I'll recommend this hotel to every Backpacker or couples. ישראלים צעירים מקום מושלם וזול כולל ארוחת בוקר חמודה תבלו!.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice clean room. The team was really nice and helpful! We had free cold water and even watermelon when we were waiting the bus. Nice advice and near from the different activities!
Cons: Breakfast really basic and small but for the price it was correct. The room on the street side wasn't really soundproof but the lady who welcomed us took very well care of us until the end and it balance the inconvenience
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The service was amazing, we got our room upgraded and they helped us with everything we asked about, from booking day trips to refilling our viettel sim card. The location is great, especially if you rent one of their motorbikes since the beach is about a 5 min drive away. Also one of the most popular bars in cat ba is just around the corner.
Cons: We lost a tanktop using the laundry service. They knocked the price for the laundry service off the bill (after we asked for compensation), which was nice, although the service costed 80k and the tanktop 350k.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Xiu the receptionist is awesome. Is by far the one person with best english in vietnam and she gives you awesome recommendations, she set up motorbike rental for us, bus transportation and everything for good value.
Cons: The bathroom
Cat Ba Central Hotel II - Hostel - Cat Ba - Building
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8.3 Excellent (677 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Cat Ba Central Hotel II - Hostel in Hai Phong (Cat Hai), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Tung Thu Beach and Cat Co Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: That "s the good idia to stay here, good service and good breakfast for your family
7.5 Good
Pros: Overall It was a good stay, nothing fantastic but I was satisfied in the end
Cons: Rented bike didn't meet expectations, they were too, had problem with starting and we had to change our tire in the middle of jungle, the staff was communicating and sent us help but it took a lot of time, so we had to managed ourself.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: clean room
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and friendly personnel
Cons: Little hard bed
6.7 Good
Pros: Bed comfy. Good view from the room as it was a lake view room.
Cons: Boy at reception is nice but doesn't speak English.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: great stuff big rooms new decorated and very clean
Cons: no breakfast. need to walk to nearest restaurant
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet location from the main street. Very nice quality hotel, I was given an upgrade to lake view on check in, what a lovely surprise. Rooms are large, clean and comfortable. I would recommend this hotel for couples and solo travelers.
Cons: Nothing to dislike.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The Show was good as well as the bed.
Cons: Some ants were in the room
4.6 Okay
Pros: Hotel is not close to the main street so is quite calm.
Cons: Hotel stuff not present when we had to pay, and they overpriced the tours. If you look in the town you can find them cheaper. Also our room was supposed to have views to the mountain but we couldn't barely see it. Hotel price too high for what is offered.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Room is large , clean, worth the money.
Cons: We are very happy about the place.
Bao Long Guest House - Cat Ba - Bedroom
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8.4 Excellent (103 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Bao Long Guest House is located in Cat Ba, 19 km from Soi Sim Island and 1.1 km from Ben Beo Harbour. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. The accommodation provides a shared lounge, a concierge service and organising tours for guests. At the guest house every room comes with a private bathroom. Popular points of interest near Bao Long Guest House include Dau Be Island, Cat Ba Ferry Station and Cannon Fort. The nearest airport is Cat Bi International, 53 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
7.9 Good
Pros: The location was great, in the middle of town and easy to get to the country side by bike. Good air con. Strong WiFi. Good breakfast every morning. Staff very helpful.
Cons: The beds were so comfy, felt plasticky and hard. We extended 3 nights and they still charged us nearly double for the Saturday night even though we don’t think they were fully booked.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Comfy bed, great air con, nice shower! The room was spacious and had good light considering the small window. The staff here were so friendly too! Location was good too...lots of restaurants nearby and a short walk to the front.
Cons: I don't like to give negatives but the room wasn't exactly the cleanist. Apart from that, it was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great stay at Bao Long Guest house. Very clean, well located, the bed was really comfy and the room and bathroom seemed to be renovated. The hosts are also super nice. Would definitely recommend when staying in Cat Ba!
10.0 Excellent
Cons: great value for money in a great location.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Room was very big, super clean and the location was good. It's not in the center directly which is good because its more quiet. We enjoyed it.
Cons: Sometimes it was very loud during the night because of the restaurant on the first floor. Also there were people smoking in the house and being very rude. Dont know if it was family or other guests.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location was great, quiet but only a few minutes walk to the Main Street, maybe 15 to the beach. The family who runs it are lovely and kept our stuff for us overnight while we were on a boat trip. They organised our bus to Ha Giang and let us shower at the hotel before we left.
7.5 Good
Pros: Good location, a little walk from the main street so it's quiet but still within walking distance from everything.
Cons: The room cpuld have done with a sweep each day, or at least something for us to do it ourselves as it got dirty.
6.7 Good
Pros: Staff were very friendly. Good value for money
Cons: The floor was sandy and hadn't been cleaned. The doors had glass and so had to put a towel over door to block light and privacy
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We liked the male host, he was very friendly. The room was nice and quite modern, including fridge and working AC. The location is great surrounded by very nice places to eat. It is possible to rent a scooter at the hotel for 100 d/day.
Cons: You have to pay 100 d/towel. The main door from the room is with glass (not see through) which is disturbing if people next door have light on. We recommend to take an eye mask or to cover the glass. The bathroom is quite small.
Thu Hoai Hotel - Cat Ba - Building
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8.3 Excellent (263 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Cat Ba, within 1.3 km of Dau Be Island and 20 km of Soi Sim Island, Thu Hoai Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. The hotel has family rooms. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Cat Ba Ferry Station, Cannon Fort and Ben Beo Harbour. The nearest airport is Cat Bi International Airport, 54 km from Thu Hoai Hotel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cheap and well located place Kind and helpful staff I got a high floor room which made my experience more "quiet"
Cons: Noisy very early in the morning Room with no window
6.3 Good
Cons: Problem with ventilation. Room smell pretty bad. It wasn't clean - in the night table I found a lot of empty plastic bottles.
7.1 Good
Cons: A lot of dust on the fans
6.7 Good
Pros: Clean and quite comfortable. Beds ok. Bathroom nice. Good air con and fans. No issue with dampness or wet in the room as per other reviews. Able to shower after check out. Good value for area. Very central.
Cons: We were greeted by a nice lady but after check in only young staff were around for the first day who spoke no English and were not so helpful - they just laughed rather than trying to communicate with us when we asked for help. Very hot in dining area. Breakfast was not consistent. Food better on day 2, coffee better on day 1! Down an alley way.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Nice and helpfull staff.
Cons: Very hard bed, hotel generaly is not clean really bad breakfast.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice finish and quality of the built
Cons: No non smoking rooms
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is helpful and booked a cruise and bus tickets for us for reasonable prices.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner was a lovely lady and was very accommodating and helpful, even when I booked the wrong 2 nights it was not a problem at all. She also helped us move to another room opposite as we extended our stay and booked a great boat trip around the bay for under £10 it was amazing value. We had breakfast a couple of times was very simple but also cheap. The location is good not far from the main Street. It was also good there was a backup generator as the power kept going out in the storm. The room was nice and big and clean with good aircon and fans. Great value especially during the week. Thank you :)
7.9 Good
Pros: Staff were friendly, amazing location, great sized rooms. Spotless bathroom.
Cons: Bed's could have been a little more comfortable.
Hoi Lake Farmstay - Cat Ba - Building
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8.2 Excellent (519 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hoi Lake Farmstay in Hai Phong (Cat Hai), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Cat Ba National Park and 9 minutes from Lan Ha Bay. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: This homestay is good if you wish for a quite stay away from cat ba center. Its in the middle of the national park and after 6:00pm you are practically by yourself!
Cons: You have to take into consideraton that its 30min away from cat ba town with an easy road but no lights, its uncomfortable for dinner time or other plans if what you are looking for isnt specifically to be in a nature retreat. The food also isnt very good and since theres nothing around it limits your choices a lot.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: View and cleanliness
Cons: The facilities restaurant and the breakfast weren't great
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely location. Easy to get there by bus of cab from the ferry. Nice restaurant & plenty of choice of food. Lots of fun places to check out around the hotel.
Cons: We had to walk in from the main road. We couldn't swim in the lake due to too much alga in it. Only comment on the Staff that their english could be better it was kind of a struggle understanding each other.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The location and surroundings are stunning. Staff is very nice and helpful.
Cons: Food wasnt really good, especially dinner. I stayed with two of my friends and we had a problem with renting 3 motorbikes, there were never enough, and it was weird because it wasnt fully booked overthere.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location is amazing. The farmstay area is very clean. The lake is super pleasant to jump in after a hike. Staff is very helpful and is willing to arrange transport. They take you to bus stops on their motorbikes. The hike to Ngu Lam is breathtaking and only 35 minutes starting from the farmstay. A must do!
Cons: Food is basic. Breakfast is not a buffet, just one plate that you can not choose.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It's hard to beat the location if you want to be close to nature and have easy access to hiking trails in the national park. Great birds and butterflies!
Cons: The food from the restaurant is poor and there are very few other food options nearby. Must travel to town for good food. There are lots and lots of ants everywhere in the facility, though not too bad in the room (they must spray often). Misleading name, too, since the lake is actually a small pond and it's an ordinary hotel, no farm that you're staying at.
7.9 Good
Pros: The cabins sit right on the lake surrounded by nothing but nature. We fell asleep with the sound of singing frogs! Really great.
Cons: The lake looks very tempting but it's not great for swimming; warm, smelly and full of algae. A tiny part with clear and cold water is perfect for a quick dip. The place is very secluded and staff has little knowledge/experience with international tourism. Ordering meals/drinks is quite a challenge eventhough staff is trying their utmost.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful scenery, very helpful and kind staff, lovely and clean bungalow, hot water and good location to explore National Park
Cons: The food was avarage
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location is perfect! We didn't mind the distance to the cat ba center as the route to the center is very nice and beautiful. Such a beautiful setting: surrounded by nature! We loved the little bungalow and it's interior. Don't expect to have great wifi (but we didn't mind). The bar has great drinks and you can also use the pool table for free. I recommend this place more than a hotel in cat ba of halong bay center!
Cons: We expected more from breakfast, everyday was the same meal and not that delicious: Fried egg, meat (i'm a vegetarian), piece of bread, 2 watermelon pieces. This is one of the most expensive places we stayed in Vietnam but the breakfast didn't show this. Also, the first night we stayed in Hoi Lake Farmstay there was a loud strange karaoke private party going on, with such a beautiful, quite location we didn't expect this to happen.
5.8 Okay
Pros: This place has a lot of potential. The layout is charming - bungalows overlooking a pond in a rainforest clearing. The surrounding vegetation is lush and pretty. If you like peace and quiet, this is a nice location. The bungalows are cozy and relatively well-equipped, with comfortable beds. The receptionists are friendly.
Cons: This place has a lot of potential but unfortunately it is poorly managed and overpriced. It is in an isolated place with no transfers offered from town and the staff do not provide instructions on how to find it (particularly important if you are travelling by motorbike). The place is guarded by a pack of ferocious dogs after dark, who will attack you if you are not escorted by staff. The staff failed to inform me about this and I learnt this the hard way. It was inconvenient to come and go after dark as a result of the dogs (you have to call the staff by phone before arriving at the gate). This would be have been ok if the restaurant at the property were decent, but it is extremely overpriced and the food is poor quality. I would have been happy to eat in town, but entering and exiting the property was too much of a nuisance. The included breakfast is very meagre, especially if you don't eat meat or bread (the staff don't offer something else if this is the case). The hot water in my room didn't work and when I told the receptionist, she already knew about it and advised that I needed an hour to heat up - again, no forewarning about this. On one of the days there was a power outage, which caused all kinds of inconveniences - again the staff did not keep guests informed about what was happening and what measures could be taken to get things done without power. The management reluctantly offered me compensation, but only after a stressful confrontation, in which I insisted on receiving a discount. The stay was still extremely expensive by Vietnamese standards. In general, I am happy to pay higher prices for an excellent experience, however this place was very disappointing. Even after the power outage discount, it was still wildly overpriced. In Vietnam I stayed at a range of other outstanding places which cost a fraction of the price.
Nhat Anh Hotel - Cat Ba - Bedroom
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8.2 Excellent (346 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Nhat Anh Hotel offers accommodation in Cat Ba. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle in the room. Rooms have a private bathroom with a bath and bidet, with slippers provided. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The area is popular for snorkelling and diving. The hotel also offers bike hire and car hire. Monkey Island is 10 km from Nhat Anh Hotel, while Sung Sot Cave is 14 km from the property.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Outside view (sea view) was nice
Cons: Bathroom could have been a bit more cleaner No hangers in the bathroom and room
7.9 Good
Pros: Value for money. Facing the waterfront. A short walk to the busy area. Staff is there to help for tour and bus inquiries. Laundry available. Breakfast included for the price I pay for the room. Aircond and fans are working well. Bathroom by myself. Free upgrade to 2 big bed room. Great place to chill.
Cons: Nothing much to complain as this is really value for money hotel. With that price normally can only get bunk bed but this is a big room and bathroom all by myself. Maybe abit rundown but it's still good to stay there to chill.
6.3 Good
Cons: The room and the bathroom was smelly, didn't have any ventilation. The rest was ok, breakfast was nice and the staff to.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The view to the habour was nice
Cons: Services was not existing, the room was not clean and we didn't really enjoy our stay that much. I was good we only booked one night
7.9 Good
Pros: The owner changed the room for us with a really nice view of Cat Ba from the 5th floor. Delicious breakfast included, specially the Noodles soup. Friendly staffs and good laundry service.
Cons: We rented a bike here and it were broken on the way, we were far away from the town. We wasted money on gas and bike-taxi (total 300k) to take us back to the town but the hotel didn't support us at all. And we still have to pay for the day before so total were 400k for the bike mean while we couldn't go anywhere else.
7.9 Good
Pros: The view from the family room
Cons: Shower broken
2.5 Mediocre
Cons: Stuff not friendly. The hotel was very dirty. We had to change our room 2 times. The smell is in the room was bad
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location Very good value
Cons: Old equipment (shower not working)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location, very helpfull staff, who helped us book anything from tours to scooters. Clean rooms, that have what you need and no more.
Cons: The breakfast was very basic, but gets the job done.
6.7 Good
Pros: calm location, yet close to main promenade
Cons: finding a receptionist was a challenging quest. little storage space. mouldy bathroom, insufficient ventilation - window into a corridor with shutters