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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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Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Cat Ba
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Luyen, the receptionist, was a very smily, talkative and above all always helpful during our 1 night SMOOTH stay...................................................................................................

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

The rooms were very big. We had a nice comfy bed. The shower didn't really have any strenght, it was more like a leaking tap. Everything was very clean. They tried their best with nice furniture and everything, but it just doesn't has it. It feels cold and there is no ambiance. The breakfast was great and the staff very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were in this hotel because we participated in the fantasea halong bay tour. The rooms are quit big and very specious, but the ambiance makes the room feel a bit cold. The facilities are good and the staff is nice. Foods were included for us and it tasted fine. Location is good and wifi splendid! I don't know what... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have traveled throughout Vietnam and have stayed in many hotels. Most of the hotels have been great but I have been extremely disappointed with this one. On the day that we arrived the woman behind the desk seemed shocked to find so many people in her reception waiting to be shown to our rooms- she wasnt expecting all of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We had a big room on 5th floor at the rear of hotel so it was quiet (apart from the odd cockerel!). The room was a bit tatty around the edges and seemed to have a mix of furniture that did not really go together but for a couple of nights it was OK. Easy walk to/from the waterfront and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Location was good and price also good. Couldn't fault them on anythin they could change. One strange thing (now that I think about it) the hall ways are echoey even floor to floor... And if someone bangs their door very loud it sounds like a gun shot! (!?!!) ... Not really a fault of the hotel though... Maybe I am... More 

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