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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing little island that really is worth a stay while doing a tour of Ha Long Bay. This island is much less built up than Cat Ba island. The trek up to the top of the island is also difficult for some but worth doing with sensible footwear, boasting beautiful views. The staff are very friendly. Kayaking is available as...

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's just right place for relax and enjoy your holiday. The beach is clean, water is so cool for a hot day. The sea view bungalows are perfect. Nice staff, great service! Will come back and recommend to my friends!

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the rustic bungalows are in keeping with staying on a small island in Halong Bay, the small sunbathing and swimming beach are good and the place is quiet (as long as you don't stay in the backpackers' hostel part), the food was, in all honesty, terrible. You're a captive audience and the resort doesn't make much effort to be...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want bad memories for your holiday, then this is the place to stay. Vicious rabid monkeys, rats in the bungalows, nothing worked - constant power outages and unpleasant service staff. All the things that make for a nightmare holiday. Try somewhere else on Cat Ba and avoid this place at all costs.

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MKI_Customer_Service, Giám đốc quan hệ khách hàng at Monkey Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear travelite4, Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor on our property. In our opinion, however, your review was not fair with our effort to bring the best service to guests staying here. Following your review, we would have response as below: Firstly – monkeys. As you known, our property is on Monkey Island and its name...

Monterey, CA
Reviewed February 5, 2017

We spent two nights and wish we had stayed longer. The facilities need some renovating, and the food is good-not excellent, it's all about the location and the service here. The facilities are to be expected for the natural weathering of this small island, though it was clean and very comfortable. We loved the private beach, having the island all...

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Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Having read reviews, I went to Monkey Island with average expectations. Writing this review in not stratght forward because our Monkey Island experience was complicated. BIG CON - Transfer/Transportation Monkey Island offered and we accepted the Hanoi to CatBa transfer. The company is an affiliate/owned by the same owners of Monkey Island. The transfer was a total disaster and not...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed January 30, 2017

I traveled here with a group of 6 friends during Tet (Lunar New Year) and had the most pleasant and wonderful experience of any part of our trip to Vietnam. The island itself is super gorgeous and remote and we were lucky enough to be one of only two groups there at the time, so we felt like we really...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed January 18, 2017

A truly beautiful setting, a while to get to but the company does everything imaginable to get you there smoothly. Guests of all budgets make the trip and, aside from the seaview huts, the others seem very small and there are even hostel-style shared rooms up on the ridge.....perhaps there'd be less beer cans strewn around at some truly beautiful...

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Virginia
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

This is by far one of my top vacation experience. The resort is very secluded (perfect for romantic getaways). There is a boat that'll take you back and forth from Beo Barbour. The staff is very nice and friendly. Food is excellent as well. We took the sea view room and the view of sea lying down on the sun...

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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We recently stayed at monkey island, the bungalow we stayed in was perfect two double beds, room was relatively warm, a/c and heater provided, shower great pressure and heat! (One of the best nights sleep I've had!) We made our way to the sky bar, which in fact isn't really a bar it's somewhere to take drinks and sit in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Monkey Island Resort is located at a really lovely place in Lan Ha bay ( South of Halong bay). Staying here, please don't forget to take a tour to visit Lan Ha bay as it is unique beautiful area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monkey Island Resort

Address: Cat Dua Island, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Cat Ba
Price Range: $70 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Monkey Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Monkey Island Hotel Halong Bay
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Cat Ba
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cat Ba
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“Ocean view in the center is the best, room 404 was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles CourtneyC126, Feb 5, 2017 | Read review
“Sea view "suites" are best, but still budget quality at luxury prices.”
 of 5 bubbles stanleynoel, Feb 2, 2017 | Read review
“Seaview huts a must”
 of 5 bubbles ThuraSH, Jan 18, 2017 | Read review
“all of the hotels in viet nam have only moderate quality mattresses. check before you unpack.”
 of 5 bubbles finishguy1, Dec 23, 2016 | Read review
“rooms close to the sea”
 of 5 bubbles rimuze, Dec 3, 2016 | Read review
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