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Cat Ba Sandy Beach Resort

Nam Cat Island | Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

It's the most beautiful location , but the resort is set up for 1 night visitors. Stayed for 3 nights and got really tired of the meny. Same food every day and only at special times. Breakfast is at 7-8.. To early even for a family with kids. And food is expensive. If not included count on about 1milj dong/day.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Terrible staff that are not willing to even give you hot water or ice. Not welcoming or friendly at all. Noisy generator in room which is small. Overpriced and horrible tasting food, this is the only option unless you leave the island during the day (like we did, we got sick after eating it). Overpriced water (x3 catba price). No... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This is the worst resort i have ever stayed in. We arrived at the island ,after being over charged to get there, with no greeting, walked along the deck to the reception which incredibly unsafe as there are holes and loose planks. Food wasn't included and cost $9US per meal (way too overpriced) which gave my entire group food poisoning.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Now,stayed 2 days in that amazing place,just added it to our Halong Bay cruise which was a lovely idea as very tricky to get there..if you wanna stay in isolated paradise for a while you would luv it...have in mind it is in the middle of nowhere and its just bungallow and amazing beach..as you cant move anywhere from the... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We called at this resort after a cruise but decided against staying there opting for the main part of town in Cat Ba. We had a great lunch at the resort but found the accommodation a little bit ' too basic ' The scenery is absolutely stunning, the staff good, drinks are reasonably priced in my view. I just can't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Nam Cat Sandy Beach Resort: A gorgeous location! We stayed here three nights. It has beautiful scenery and is quiet as it tucked away off the main waterway in the bay. A very affordable, isolated, rustic place with a great sandy beach for swimming. It is more a backpacker-style resort, so if you don’t expect luxury you will really like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This is just a beautiful place. Absolutely stunning. There are irksome things and if you really need things to be right read some of the low ranking reviews and make a choice. The setting is absolutely breathtaking. You can get canoes to go off and get more intimate with the landscape. We also just hired a man with a boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is paradise! After a regimented junk ship tour on day 1, we got on a little tug boat to Lan Ha Bay - the islands here are more spectacular than Ha Long Bay in my opinion and the smaller boat meant we could weave between the islands. We turned the corner to face the bay we would be... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a Ha Long Bay boat - island - boat tour which we booked directly through the Ca Ba Sandy Beach resort. This was about £120 for the 3 days which was great value for money as we had a 4 hour coach pick-up and drop-off on a fairly posh coach with... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I stayed here for my second night of a 3 day tour of Ha Long Bay, staying in a basic fan room. There's ongoing construction, so things aren't the cleanest looking. The room was rustic, but clean enough. The shower worked well, and there weren't any electricity issues during my stay. Food was pretty average, nothing to get excited about.... More 

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