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Reviewed February 18, 2011

It's a shame they are "the pick" of the LP. Our waitress was chewing gum and wearing large headphones while serving... Thanks to the bar on the first floor it's difficult to sleep in this place. There are much cheaper, better and friendlier options on Cat Ba.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank baRt043
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Reviewed December 11, 2010

According to Lonely Planet, this hotel is recommended, perhaps the Noble House paid Lonely Planet to say this because I can not imagine ANYONE would enjoy their experience here. There are far better hotels for 5 dollars less than the noble house charges. The staff is incredibly rude for NO REASON. The whole hotel smells like a toilet. When we arrived, I went out on the balcony only to find USED bandaids and beer bottles, discusting. Clearly this hotel does not know a thing about hospitality. The happy hour is buy one get one free but when you ask for your second drink the staff rolls their eyes at you or goes to sleep on the couch. Upon checking out our passports were thrown on to the table. Another note, Slo Pony adventures is way overpriced. After one night we switched to the Cat Ba Dream Hotel and had a far more enjoyable stay, for a cheaper price.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MBB18
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Reviewed November 19, 2010

Didn't stay here as we read the appalling reviews.
However, we did go in for a beer at around 21.30 as there was not much else on offer and we were told we had to go upstairs to the noisy bar. We said we just want to chat and sit outside and she said no. We walked away and suddenly she changed her mind.
Miserable girl, totally NFI.
Beer price OK, food outrageous (didn't bother) and other drinks very pricey.
Entertainment was provided by one of the girls getting beaten up by a Vietnamese guy in the bar. None of the locals intervened and having read that it's not a good idea for a foreigner to get involved we let them get on with it. The other local guys just watched on....nice these Vietnamese.

Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
1  Thank Itcanbedone
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

Completely agree with the other reviews describing how horrible this place is. We happily dropped our bags off w/out checking the place out due to the LP review, which was the most off base review of any hotel I've ever experienced. We ended up packing our bags just after 10 pm when it became clear that the bar was so loud there would be no sleeping that night. The exceedingly rude staff comprised entirely of teenage girls yelled at us and threatened to not return our passports. We finally prevailed and went to a nicer hotel down the road that was half the price.
Did I mention the room was dirty, no trash can, no drain on the sink so dirty water just spilled all over the floor and onto our feet - it was truly disgusting and we are both seasoned travelers.
Steer clear of this place - despite it's easy location just off of the dock in downtown Cat Ba.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank KDG_40
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Reviewed September 11, 2010

I chose to stay in this hotel based on the recommendation of the well known guideline and because its central location.
I spent 2 nights and allover cannot recommend this hotel. The room decoration was nice but it was dirty, no sign of cleaning at all. On the first day there was no air condition from the afternoon through the whole night because of a power cutoff. It was possibly bad luck because there was power back after couple of hours, only the circuit supplied the aircon did not resume. The fridge got de-iced and a nice puddle appeared around it, no one cleaned it during my stay.
But the worst was the service, in the bar the young stuff had no other interest then have fun and to play pool with each other. I had to go there several times to interrupt them and they seemed surprised that the guest wanted to order something.
They certainly require an overhaul in customer service.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled solo
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Thank tigmacbp
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