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“peaceful natural accomodation” 4 of 5 stars
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The Whisper of Nature Bungalow
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Cat Ba
Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“peaceful natural accomodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed 3 night's here, climbed Navy Peak, strolled the village and rode bicycles to and from the harbour daily to access tours. Quiet, peaceful location with good food, rooms and opportunity to mix with other travellers and share experiences.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

They ask foor ( not less ) money for the moto transfer from the 5 km away berth. HAHA thats really a big joke ! Bungalows can be nicer with less concrete, and can also be cheaper!
Nice nature like everywhere on catba.
The two nights could have been calm , IF not a [--] dog was barking for the whole night and nobody was caring about ( we habe been only vistors at this tim ein january ). I really was in the mood to tape his mouth but didnt find the tape....
And getting away : No clear information about the schedule of public boat. We found out by incident. They asked us to pay for private boat.....
Once is enough

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank ully b
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Arcata
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This was the highlight of our 17 day tour of Vietnam. Getting there was a delightful adventure via taxi, bus, ferry, water taxi and bike. Lan Ha Bay is beuatiful. I loved the water taxi trip to and from Cat Ba city. The bike ride was fun. Great hiking into the national park from the Bungalows. The hotel site itself was lovely and peaceful. Excellent food! The host was very welcoming.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank We_canoe2
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Soest, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

We loved whisper nature bungalows. Getting there is a real adventure first a bus from hanoi luong yen station 190.000 dong per person. To haiphong.A from cat ba town little boat bought as to the viethai quay. After that we did not go to halongbay because this was so nice. You should not pay more than 500.000 dong for the whole boat trip.than you cycle to the bungalows a beautifull ride. At night the neighbours do sing 2 hours of karaoke. Well if you can make stop you better join. We had a seriously great time with them. Be carefull for the lady who sells pearls she is ridiculously high in her price. Smile and wave! We had a great time kayaking. Overall loved it!!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Dominican Republic
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great place that we went with because of reviews here. I would say this is not a resort though. It is a few bungalows out at the end of an isolated valley. it has lots of country sounds at night and not much going on other than the great hike to navy peak and short walk to a cave. there is a school you can visit. the bike ride from the ferry (which you can take from and back to cat ba easily) is lovely, even special. great to be in a car free place. i recommend biking back toward the harbor at sunset and just stopping once out of town to hear the jungle come alive. i would say staying here for a night and doing the hike is a must if you are visiting the area for a few days. the guys that run the place are also great cooks and very helpful. they could add some more hammocks and comfy seating to help encourage guests to stay longer than just a night. rooms had ac, but we found the night time temps to be cool enough not to turn it on. hot during the day.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Six of us stayed here for two nights over the autumn long weekend break in Vietnam. From Hanoi, we caught two coaches, a fast ferry, another coach, a taxi, a small boat and rode bicycles to get there -- but it was well worth it.

This is an isolated medium-grade resort in the middle of Cat Ba Island, which is in the middle of Halong Bay. We stayed in tiny bungalow chalets, each with a bathroom, and ate in a cafe by a steam. It was idyllic. We saw rare langurs in the jungle treetops. The stay included use of bicycles. It poured overnight but we still managed extensive periods of cycling, kayaking and swimming.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good. There appears to be a big dormitory building for backpackers.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Staying at Whisper Nature Bungalow was one of the highlights of our stay in Vietnam and Cambodia. We arrived in at the beginning of a typhoon, which added to the excitement. First a Ferry to Cat Ba city - where most people stay - then a short motorbike taxi to another jetty. A one hour ride in a bamboo boat - as trip around the bay - took ust to the jetty where we were picked up and drieven six stunnning kilometers to the Bungalows. We had three peaceful nights in the, albeit basic, bungalow, but were looked after very well buy Duan and his wife, who cooked special, delicious, vegetarian meals for me every night. If discos and bright life are your thing, then this is not the place to be, but for relaxation, wildlife, and a very personal service, (not to mention the extremely good value) and a complete antidote to the traffic and buzz of the city, this place is not to be missed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Whisper of Nature Bungalow
Address: Viet Hai, Cat Ba 1000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Cat Ba
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Cat Ba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A short walk from the sea leads to Viet Hai Village, a new APT Travel community tour development. The comfortable bungalows are located under one of the steep mountainsides of the island’s National Park Reserve. There are seven single private bungalows, a large bungalow for groups of people to share and a triangular bungalow where a bar is located with food, drink and wine. Next to the bar is an open space with some tables for you to relax, drink amongst the trees and stones of the untouched natural setting, beside a very clean stream. A movable stage can be provided for music and song. ... more   less 
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