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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
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night here and it was pretty good. We had a balcony room with three beds which was large and clean. The staff are not the friendliest but were fine to deal with. The view of the harbour from the front of the hotel is stunning but the street noise is super loud so there's a tradeoff. Beware... More 

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Sacheon, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cat ba town is pretty loud and busy, so it is not surprising that you can hear street noice even on the 7th floor. But the room had three beds, air conditioning, balcony (photo taken from the balcony), and clean but I wish it had curtains on all the windows. It was fine for a night.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The hotel has just been repaired and refurnished since end of April 2015. The rooms are really new and nice and clean, the view is breathtaking ( I stayed w my family in the 8th floor, the balcony is toward the ocean and there's other window toward the harbour). The price is cheap (we paid 35$ for 2 nights at... More 

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Montpellier, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at the 1st floor room. The room is very big and clean (new wall painting), 2 beds, and a very clean bathroom with hot shower. It looks like new! Nice view - but not the best of the hotel. For a couple a dollars more you can get an even better view with balcony. The hotel... More 

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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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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