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“Friendly clean accommodation - good value for money” 4 of 5 stars
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Duc Tuan Hotel & Restaurant
No: 210 - 1/4 Str, Group 17th, Cat Ba, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #3 of 14 hotels in Cat Ba
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Friendly clean accommodation - good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here 4 nights in a private room with a good view of the harbour. Clean and very large room (2 double beds with plenty of room to spare). Wet room bathroom is ok.

Good breakfast provided. Didn't book any tours in the 'travel agent' downstairs but weren't hassled to book any tours through the hotel.

Would stay here again.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This place was awesome to stay for the 4 days at Cat Ba! Centrally located to everything, a block away from the Good Bar and Asia Outdoors we couldn't have chosen a better place.
Our room was very large and spacious. We were a little cold and were given extra blankets. Bathroom was really nice, shower was warm, a little on the lower pressure side but that didn't phase us.
They made breakfast just the way we liked it too.
Would recommend this place to anyone wanting somewhere nice but cheap to stay on Cat Ba.
One thing is they didn't mention to us that they pull the roller doors down at night, so after a night out at The Good Bar, we were lucky to have some sober friends to help us find our way back.
Other than that though it was an awesome place.
Thanks for everything guys!!
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Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I'm not sure why this hotel gets such great reviews.

It's a distinctly average hotel with hard beds and dull breakfast.

On the plus side it is in a great central location and the hotel manager was very helpful arranging an excursion last minute.

One word of warning, if you are booking a trek through the national park, take walking boots and be prepared for some very steep and difficult climbs up and down rocky hills. One of my party slipped getting several cuts and bruises and my legs are still aching three days later! Great fun though!

Stayed December 2013
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buituananh, Manager at Duc Tuan Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Thank you for your review!
We do not want to dispute this assessment, here is the statement depends on your understanding. But i just would like to explain to you that when you wrote this review, you have to thinking about the price you paid?
The price from $16 - $18/night included: coffee, tea for free in side the room. Breakfast: 01 large and two eggs, or a plate of mango cake, or banana cake...chicken noodle soup, beef noodle soup, pork noodle soup may be...up to you for chowing. There are also accompanied by a banana...i don't understanding how you say silly? ??
The buffer is surely not to be in a five star hotel, we only need to meet the majority of .
tourists should spend that savings in maintaining but quality. We usually have a good review because they understand the value of knowing their money and what they enjoy at Duc Tuan hotel!
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Lang Son, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

i went to the island of Cat Ba in the last days of november. The weather is bad, raining and cold. After considering the past couple of mini hotel, i went to Duc Tuan, especially this hotel is no shill out the welcome, so it gives me areal quiet rare since arriving in the island. i feel alittle friendly when stepping into. room rate is $17/night, included breakfast...the most important thing about this season is all sea view rooms at this hotel are air heating ( according to the hotel staff said ). right as they say, in a fully furnished room, not luxurious, but consistent with the price paid. in a warm room, hot showers 24/24, have tea and coffee. breakfast was delicious. standing in a room with a panoramic view of Cat ba bay through a window.
very friendly staff of this hotel!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ha Noi
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I went to Cat Ba island with my wife and son, we stayed Duc Tuan hotel for 3 night. the room is nice with a view, it was cleaning. good breakfast. peoples in the hotel very kind and to help you fully information on this island!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

A clean, tidy, well-located hotel. The hotel is also situated close to the Cat Ba Town bus drop off from Han Oi as well. No long walk after a long journey to the island. The food at the hotel is okay, however the staff seem quite distant and as the restaurant doubles for the lounge during the day you can be confused about who is working and who is off duty.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights as me and my girlfriend decided not to go with typical halong bay tourist tours that cost arm and leg and dont really see much. This proved to be best decision made. Found this hotel on booking.com very cheap for double room with air con and fan including breakfast. Room was clean and good size, made a change from some of places in Hanoi, breakfast was good big portions and clean. Main highlight of this was me and my gf loved how nice the family who own it are. The owner was so friendly we rented motorbike from him for three days for really good price just 4 dollars and he gave us a map and told us what to see n where to go. Best 3 days so far in vietnam only complaint is that we didnt stay here longer and went to ninh binh which turned out to be worst place in vietnam.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No: 210 - 1/4 Str, Group 17th, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Cat Ba
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 14 hotels in Cat Ba
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