I was planning on writing a good review until part way through our stay.
We were booked into this hotel as part of a Ha Long Bay tour.
Check in was quick and easy, up we went to the 10th floor. Our room had an amazing view of the bay from a little balcony, a little obstructed from the buildings in front but a great view nevertheless.
The whole hotel is dated, which is fine and considering it's $15pn accommodation it exceeded our expectations, although, they were very low after a horrible night on a junk.
On our second last day housekeeping decided to steal some items from our room and they actually confessed, bery unexpected. Reception staff decided to replace the items but obviously that doesn't make it ok, the damage was done.
Otherwise, our stay was good. Cat Ba island was a refreshing break from the craziness of Hanoi and I urge anyone traveling to Cat Ba to stay longer than one night. There's not much there in the way of nightlife/entertainment but the natural beauty of the island (over development aside) and Lan Ha bay on your door step warrants at least a couple of nights stay.
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included