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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We booked Phong Lan as walk in guests, and on first look the rooms seemed large, clean and comfortable, and for 10USD per night seemed like a good bargain. The young guy who sold us the room spoke good English and was pleasant. We were given the large, three-bed room on the top, 9th floor, with a balcony that had... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We went in after being disappointed in a room elsewhere. We were given a spacious balcony room at a very reasonable rate. The mattresses are very firm like a lot of other places. Staff were very helpful.

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We stayed here for one night hoping to find a sleepable bed for a budget price. Alas, the beds were like most in budget hotels in Vietnam—too hard (for a sixty-something Westerner, anyway). The view of the bay was beautiful though, and it was relaxing to sit on the balcony and watch the changing colors of the sky and water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We spent there two nights, the room on the 8th floor is nice and good size, with great bathroom, but the best thing is the view. The jung man working in this hotel was realy helpfull and rented us motobikes and helped to arrange way to Hanoi. We have enjoyed the stay and we can recomend this hotel.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed our time. Our room was huge and included a balcony with beautiful views, air con and a tv. The younger guy that books all the tours is super friendly and helped us with tours and onward travel to Sapa.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed one night here and it was pretty good. We had a balcony room with three beds which was large and clean. The staff are not the friendliest but were fine to deal with. The view of the harbour from the front of the hotel is stunning but the street noise is super loud so there's a tradeoff. Beware... More 

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Sacheon, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Cat ba town is pretty loud and busy, so it is not surprising that you can hear street noice even on the 7th floor. But the room had three beds, air conditioning, balcony (photo taken from the balcony), and clean but I wish it had curtains on all the windows. It was fine for a night.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The hotel has just been repaired and refurnished since end of April 2015. The rooms are really new and nice and clean, the view is breathtaking ( I stayed w my family in the 8th floor, the balcony is toward the ocean and there's other window toward the harbour). The price is cheap (we paid 35$ for 2 nights at... More 

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at the 1st floor room. The room is very big and clean (new wall painting), 2 beds, and a very clean bathroom with hot shower. It looks like new! Nice view - but not the best of the hotel. For a couple a dollars more you can get an even better view with balcony. The hotel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Not bad, not great. I was travelling with a friend and we were upgraded to the triple room on the top floor - great views but a mission to climb all the stairs! Beds were big but not very comfortable. Air con. On the main strip but being up a few floors meant were were away from the hustle and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Good location, the hotel has private bancony, overlooking Catba harbour, WiFi, refrigerator, telephone, AC and fan. This place is one of the chosen sweeties of a very popular guide book, and it remains a reasonable choice, if only because the owner,Mr David speaks English quite well, and can be very helpful in sorting out tours, and activities while you’re on the island. However, we felt he was resting on his laurels a bit when it came to some minor house-keeping matters. Nothing too serious it’s just that — well…stained linens, even when clean, are always a little disconcerting. And, to be honest. But Tom’s a savvy guy, and he’s probably going to read this, so maybe he’ll do something about it by the time you visit. Recommended by the guide book Lonely Planet and ... more   less 

Additional Information about Phong Lan Hotel

Address: No 214 - 1-4 stress, Cat Ba island | Cat Ba Town, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Cat Ba
Price Range: $10 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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