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Monkey Island Resort

Cat Ba islands | South Halong bay, Cat Ba, Vietnam
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Ranked #6 of 38 Cat Ba B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is very badly managed, it's a beautiful spot but the rooms are very basic, dirty and damp. The food is average. It is very overpriced for what you get, stay here if location is all that matters as it's got stunning views, but not is you want a comfortable hotel experience

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Monkey island resort is beautifully located in Halong Bay. Quiet, clean and nice beach and outstanding because of very helpful and kind staff!!! Ideal for kids and there is a variety of good food: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So initially upon looking at monkey island resort prior to arriving in Vietnam this resort looks like a higher end resort and we decided to choose the 3 day 2 night boat tour and stay on the island. Boat was shocking, high marked up prices for alcohol and beverages as we expected. Managed to barta for cheaper drinks as a... More

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Rome, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monkey island resort is the only structure in monkey island, this implies some difficulties and higher prices (everything has to be brought by boat) but this is no excuse for poor services or bad quality given the prices. The restaurant is simply terrible, bad cusine, bad service, it often happens to be there and not being able to find anyone... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is small eco resort with 30 rooms, the private beach about 150m with mountain cover. This is small island but nice natural landscape. the view is special, similar Ha Long Bay anđ Lan Ha Bay landscape. Transportation service is very nice, anytime if you are in anywhere in Cat Ba island, after 30mins, they will take you by car... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from the sea as we were approaching the resort was awesome with white sandy beach. However, as we arrived then it seems to be not as good as we thought it be. The check-in process took about 30 minutes, which was way too long given the small size of the resort itself. The room was dark and poorly... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked 5 nights at Monkey island resort. The 'resort' was extremely difficult to reach for the independent traveller. In the end we organised for the hotel to send a boat to pick us up from cat ba island. However the staff who collected us on the boat were rude and left us waiting while they did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Doing a tour of halong bay we stayed 1 night on a boat and 2 Nights on monkey island. Definitely opt to do 2 nights or more to ensure you get the full experience. The food is unreal and the private tour of halong bay did not disappoint. All staff are as good as the amazing view.

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16 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed here as part of a halong bay tour and it was beautiful. We had a sea view bungalow which did not disappoint. The wifi is poor but everything else was great. Quiet, brilliant views and right on the beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night as part of a Halong Bay tour. We had an oceanfront room and it was incredible. There is nothing like sleeping to the sound of the waves. I don't think other rooms on the property are nearly as nice, so if you can, go for the premium here. The beach was... More

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Address: Cat Ba islands | South Halong bay, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Cat Ba
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Monkey Island Resort is located at a really lovely place in Lan Ha bay ( South of Halong bay). Staying here, please don't forget to take a tour to visit Lan Ha bay as it is unique beautiful area. ... more   less 
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