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“Average package place” 2 of 5 stars
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Holiday View Hotel
Road 1/4, Cat Ba, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #15 of 16 Hotels in Cat Ba
København
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Average package place”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I stayed there one night as part of a package tour. It is situated near the harbour, and one can take a stroll along the main street. The dinner was ordinary and nothing to write home about, considering how good food you get almost anywhere, and the breakfasdt the same. Service nothing special. The best thing I can say, is the nice view from the window.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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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Toronto
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

We were setup at the Holiday View hotel as part of a bundled trip package and I really did not have a great experience there. I'll try to be concise in my explanation:
- the staff were down right miserable, they gave us a dirty look when we made any request
- the bed was old and dated, the springs were poking through the matress
- each morning the stray dogs would start barking on the street and wake us up (4am)
- the towels they supplied felt like sandpaper
- there was a large stain on one of the pillows (which appeared to be blood), when we called down for a replacement pillow, they hung up on us
- at the time there was construction next door that would start at 7am and end around 10am for the day (great schedule...)

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
65 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
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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Address: Road 1/4, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Cat Ba
Amenities:
Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 16 Hotels in Cat Ba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 120
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