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Monkey Island Resort

Cat Ba islands | South Halong bay, Cat Ba, Vietnam
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Ranked #7 of 37 Cat Ba B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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San Francisco, California
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53 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in to Monkey Island Resort on 24th June 2014 for 6 nights. We stayed in a Deluxe Beach View Bungalow which was lovely, the room was spacious and clean and the bathroom especially the shower was excellent. Whilst the aircon is only available from 9pm - 6am, there are fans in every room, but please remember that Monkey... More

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Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed on Monkey Island for two nights in early May this year and overall had a pretty wonderful time. However, this was more to do with the stunning location and scenery than the service and resort quality being top notch. We had researched where to stay in Halong Bay for a good twelve months prior to arriving and first... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place has two things going for it: the amazing view and the friendly staff. If you like food, stay somewhere else, it's tasteless and outright horrible. Even worse, the staff knows the kitchen is awfull. The island is secluded, peaceful and very beatiful. The huts are romantic but very basic. The air con works at night but hardly brings... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were a couple who stayed here one night. Had a wonderful time here. The bangelow was very nice and clean. Wished to stay there for one more night but the bangelow we had which was one of those with the beach view was unfortunally full booked the next night. Got a bbq dinner which was very nice. The staff... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

From the moment we landed on the island to the time we left, we were made to feel at home. The management and all the staff go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. The location itself is a 'get away from it all' destination. There are limited activities besides relaxing, swimming, sleeping and eating. Drinks at the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a must if you're visiting Halong Bay. I would recommend staying 2 nights - it's a real island breakaway where you can just chill. The food is excellent.... buy large waters on the main island - every cent saved makes a difference.

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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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