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Phong Lan Hotel

No 214 - 1-4 stress, Cat Ba island | Cat Ba Town, Cat Ba, Vietnam
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Not bad, not great. I was travelling with a friend and we were upgraded to the triple room on the top floor - great views but a mission to climb all the stairs! Beds were big but not very comfortable. Air con. On the main strip but being up a few floors meant were were away from the hustle and... More 

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Kromeriz, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Hotel is just on the main street of cat ba city, just like 2min walk from the port. Owner was very friendly and helpfull. He helped us arange od day trip to halong bay and lan ha bay and monkey island and so on. They also serve delicious breakfast in the hotel. Overall we really enjoyed the stay there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had booked ourselves a double room but we were given a triple room at no extra charge. The room itself was massive and clean. The air conditioning was poor and didnt provide much relief from the heat. The best part was the view we had from our balcony. We were on the top floor and you could see the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A double room was only USD 15 per night. I came here because it was recommended in my guide book. The place was basic but has everything you need to feel safe and comfortable. I thought it was great place to base because it is in the center of the main strip on the water. I asked for, and was... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We took a quick one day/one night detour from Nam Cat to check out Cat Ba Park. Phong Lan is a basic guesthouse which offers tours, moto rentals and also operates a restaurant. I don't have too much to say about this place as there wasn't anything outstanding about it from a service perspective or the rooms. WiFi signal is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The sea view was great. Otherwise our stay here was very unpleasant and I would suggest avoiding staying here. Staff were not only unfriendly but tried to charge us $39 as we left rather than the $19 advertised which led to a 2 hour argument conducted through a neighbouring hotel owner as the staff/owner at this hotel speak no English... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We paid $24 for a triple room at phong lan that was supposed to have a sea view but instead it was at the back on the building with no real windows. We the moved to a hotel for $10 a night that was nicer, cleaner and had a view! People keep talking about mr tom, and perhaps he was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Mr Tom is very friendly and speaks good English. He is very willing to arrange all that is needed for your stay in CatBa, whether it is tours around the area or transport to and from. The rooms are very clean and the view over the seafront is wonderful. I went to other hotels first and they were more expensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The view from the balcony is just amazing, the owner Mr. Tom is very friendly and the price was super cheap as well. The Bathroom was clean, the beds were very comfy. I would definitely stay again! There is no Lift in the building, but that was no problem for me and my friends.

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Cardiff
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Mr Tom is certainly fun, helpful & convincing! We didn't stay at the hotel but used the travel services and were sold a boat trip that was on a nice, clean boat, with a good guide who speaks English very well and we would see a cave, kayak, visit monkey rock and have squid for lunch! All for $25 (should... More 

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Address: No 214 - 1-4 stress, Cat Ba island | Cat Ba Town, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Cat Ba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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