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“What a host!” 4 of 5 stars
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Ngoc Lan Ahn
200 Duong Nui Ngoc, Cat Ba, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #11 of 14 hotels in Cat Ba
Chicago, Illinois
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“What a host!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

From the moment of our check-in our host was welcoming and actually very funny. He made a cabaret out of giving us heaters for the room, was helpful in suggesting places to go and WAY beyond the call of duty, even searched us out when we were late going back to the hotel. He stayed up and watched out for us when we had a little difficulty finding the place after a great night out in one of the pubs in the town. Nice, fresh made to order crepes for breakfast and a great send off when we left - I even got a hug! What a character! Very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

We have been there off season and enjoyed it. But don't go to Cat Ba during summer weekends and national holidays unless you love Asian crowds.
We are a family with 4 children, so we enjoyed the clean and spacious rooms with two queen size beds. Furniture is cheap - even the hotel is less than one year old, it shows already signs of wear and tear. Breakfast is ok if you avoid the pancakes.
The manager was very friendly. When the TV in our room didn't work and could not be fixed, he offered us to move to another room.
We paid 25 USD per night - good value.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

We stayed at this hotel during a tour of Halong Bay/Catba island. When my son was bit by a monkey the manager Mr Ding arranged transportation to a local doctor and then arranged travel back to Hanoi and traveled with us to the point of getting us in a taxi to get from Haiphong to Hanoi. I really appreciated his support.

E rest of the hotel eas fine, nothing exciting, but clean eith decent breakfast options.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 200 Duong Nui Ngoc, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Cat Ba
Amenities:
Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #11 of 14 hotels in Cat Ba
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