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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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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located in a quiet street about five minutes walk from the main beachfront, this hotel is not brand spanking new, but offers clean spacious rooms, a small balcony and good bathroom. Staff are friendly and helpful and breakfasts substantial, if not overly creative (fruit, eggs fried, scrambled or omelet, toast, and of course, pho). They also offer dinner at extra... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's uphill walk for 5 min(400m) from the port, compare to most of backpacker's hostel is a little bit expensive, but it's a fare price. With a great room, clean and big. And most important of all in winter season, heater. Get your room, stuff dry and clean. The service is good too, most of staff are english capable, you... More 

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westport ireland
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We stayed in this hotel as part of a Halong Bay trip package .The service was bad the food was worse The rooms and décor and the location were fine but no effort made by staff. .As part of the package we were entitled to both lunch and dinner in this hotel There was a group of about ten who... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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101 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We liked the room, spacious and clean. Although there was nothing wrong overall with the room or service, it felt amateurish. Very little grasp of the English language. Breakfast was not very good and almost not enough.

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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Located just a few blocks off the busy beach front in a nice quite area of town. Rooms are clean & spacious with fresh bedding changed every day. Bathrooms are large, clean with seemingly endless hot water. Street facing rooms are light and bright, but also have slight street noise. Room 603 is the only real view room overlooking the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Made a reservation by booking.com. Arriving , we had to wait forever in the lobby before someone showing up. Finally we made our way to look for the staff, found them in the breakfast room, where the staff had a lunch surrounded by mountains of rubbish still from the breakfast at 3 PM. Had a quick look in the rooms... More 

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Potsdam, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great location just five minutes walk from the sea front. Sara, the main day time staff member, is the best hotelier I have ever seen. She is always prepared to help, offer ideas and answer questions and provide effective solutions - even at short notice. Great place to use as a base for exploring the island on foot, moped, boat... More 

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Switzerland
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The rooms are exceptionally spacious and comfortable, with nice views and huge windows. The AC is quiet and works just fine, while the free wifi is good and reliable. The only disappointing thing was their breakfast (scrambled eggs, omelette and three dry toasts with a bit of jam and butter) - it wasn't worth the additional money and you could... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Very avarage, but prices more then avarage, located aroind 200 m from main street on the beach, breakfeast not included, room is big with balcony for smoke which is good, the shower is very basic. Bascly its ok place

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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Catba Palace Hotel was not chosen by us but as part of the Halon Bay tour arranged by a Hanoi tourist office. It was a pleasant surprise to find that it turned out to be an excellènt choice close to all shops restaurants and other attractions in the area.Very clean throughout polite and friendly staff plus great food.

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