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Monkey Island Resort

Cat Ba islands | South Halong bay, Cat Ba, Vietnam
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Ranked #5 of 38 Cat Ba B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks 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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Rome, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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ho chi minh city
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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San Francisco, California
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62 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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44 hotel reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
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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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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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