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“Comfortable hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Holiday View Hotel
Road 1/4, Cat Ba, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #12 of 14 hotels in Cat Ba
Bratislava, Slovakia
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15 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Comfortable hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We have booked a three day trip to Halong Bay via agency in Hanoi and we spent a night in this hotel. It is situated in a harbour and easy to access by road. The room was quite big and comfortable and clean. In the hotel loby there is a bank and ATM. breakfast was quite poor, not much to choose but lunch and dinner was great vsriaty of food to have. We were on the third floor and still had nice view on the see. Jutt For overnight stay it was a bit of comfort for us comparing all we stayed up to now in Asia.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Our tourist agency booked this hotel for us and upon reading some of the not-so-lovely reviews, we were a little nervous. It wasn't glamorous, but certainly not a bad stay either. True, dinner was satisfactory, so we had some pho the following night.The basic bathroom is a standard that we found in mostly all Vietnamese bathrooms. But the room was clean and comfortable and we had a view of the bay.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liège, Liege, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

he building is old and not taken care of, the rooms are dirty (stains of humidity on ceiling), the shower did not work properly (spreading water all over the bathroom) and we had problems with power (most of plugs did not work so we were unable to recharge our cell phones). Not to mention the fact that breakfast was really poor.
Upon check out we complained but the receptionist said that since we had a standard room we had nothing to complain about and when I asked to at least have two small bottles of water for free in order to compensate all these problems he threatened me not to give me back our passports if I did not pay. It is a shame!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalow, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Worst hotel in Vietnam, Rude, sour staff, hard horrible beds, worst food in the country, terrible dining room staff and zero atmosphere to compliment the meal Filthy floors in the room and the bathroom was a joke. One night was too many but to cap the sleepless night off we were confronted with a handtowel that had actually got dirty and asked to pay for it! No return of passport until we did, huge argument ensued, they were so rude. Tour company repayed the money (not much but the principal) and then told me how not long before others were charged much more for a missing teaspoon. Ridiculous place.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The lobby is impressive, that all there is. Staff is not professional and unpolite. Rooms looks ok, the bathrooms are below any (hotel) standard, very, very basic. And then the worst, the dinner in the hotel, it was just awfull. We are foreigners, but I say many Asian tourist/visitors also not really enjoy there dinner. Very disappointing. The dinning room also has a bad acoustic. Next day the buffet breakfast was even more disgusting. I was glad to leave this hotel behind me.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

On our way to North Vietnam during late December 2011, we wanted to get away from Hanoi for a while so we headed to Cat Ba, with out intention to get to Halong Bay. So we stayed here. It's very high, compared to a lot of other hotels in Vietnam, and had some great views. The hotel was ok for us, the food was good, the rooms were clean and tidy. The only drawback was the design of the toilet/bathroom, which was basically together. There were no glass windows, or curtains, or tub, nothing like that. Just tiles on the floor, that's it. It was messy going in for showers with two other brothers, water went everwhere. But apart from that, the room was ok.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydenham, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

we stayed at this hotel for one night room was clean and staff very friendly,the view was magnificent, we had no trouble with noise and the food was very nice.
we would definitely stay there again...water pressure was good and it had a lift not many hotels in Vietnam have them.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Also Known As:
Holiday View Cat Ba
Address: Road 1/4, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Cat Ba
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Ranked #12 of 14 hotels in Cat Ba
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