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Catba Palace Hotel

180 Nui Ngoc Street | Cat Ba Town Beach, Cat Ba 0313, Vietnam (Formerly Catba Fantasea Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for two nights. A bit pricy compared to what you get. Our room had a good location with a balcony, although not high up enough to be able to view the bay. The room was quite big, the bathroom clean but not super nice. The service at the reception was very helpful in planning our stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a family of 5 and used one room only. This was a bit cramped but worked out excellent and was obviouly of great value for us. When you arrive in Cat Ba the hotel is a bit difficult to find at first but the location is great. Close to town but a bit away from the potentially very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Modern, clean and spacious room. Hot shower (although they need to sort out the smell from the drains). WiFi OK for checking an email, but not so fast. Dinner is communal, homestay style - rice and chicken or fish, spring rolls, seafood. It was nice. Breakfast not so good, and very busy and noisy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I did stay there for 1 night for the holiday with my work mates in May. The hotel turned up to be very nice at first as the reception did a great job to give us an early check in ( we showed up in the hotel around 10:30 pm ) just took 5 minutes for a big group of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed here as part of a pre-booked tour of Halong Bay (Fantasea Cruise Line). We weren't sure what to expect because we didn't get to choose the hotel, but it was a really nice stay. A/C was great, fridge in room, pretty comfy bed, not a far walk to the water, good food, nice staff. Also, all the rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Roam freely, free swimming with the impression and feeling not forget heavenly sea Cat Ba, Cat Ba have cool fresh air, fine sand created many beautiful beaches, come here you will understand my feeling. Recomend to every one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I visited here choosing randomly from the Cat Ba hotels on trip adviser and then screwed up my booking, acidentally booking a week out. Not only were they incredibly helpful in still finding me a room but they continued to offer any assistance or support throughout my trip. The room was fine, you couldn't ask for more in this price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The hotel was part of a package tour; after a cruise around Halong Bay we stopped here for a night. We weren't expecting much (as one shouldn't when budgeting SE Asia), but the place was lovely. Clean rooms, good facilities, and friendly staff. The hotel is a 5 minute walk away from the nightlife. If you book a tour and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Booked a tour in Hanoi to Halong Bay and stayed here as part of the package. It was a lovely surprise - food was nice, location was great, the room was incredible, immaculately clean, great bed, amazing bathroom with awesome shower, balcony, HD TV, very friendly reception staff. Only minor negative was there was local building work that started very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stayed here for two nights and found the room large, light and comfortabele. It was a bit noisy and wifi wasn't great nut the bed was good and so was the airconditioner. Breakfast was simple but adequate. For other meals we used the many options around town.

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