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“Stay here if you want rude staff and inefficient service.”
Review of The Noble House

The Noble House
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The Noble House
Ranked #42 of 77 Cat Ba B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Originally had planned to stay here for 3 nights. Gave my laundry the first night and was advised it would be done the next day. Well, we got a bag full of wet, unfolded laundry returned to us. Locked out the next day by the staff (apparently they close at 10PM), yet no one had advised us. Also, usually there is a staff member sleeping close to the door to let late comers in. Ended up leaving the next day after be sworn at by the staff for disputing the cost for the rooms and laundry service.

Hands down, the worst experience ever in such a beautiful and great country.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank John D
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

We ate here and it was an awful experience. Terrible food. Ended up having to go to a second restaurant to eat.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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1  Thank iz789456
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

Chose this place cause i wanted to climb with Slo Pony. The climbing and guys at Slo Pony are amazing but The noble house is so fare the worst and mosy expensive place i've stayed. The staff is rude, i had to ask three times for a towle and toiletpaper and The bar just below the rooms is open till 1am. Only go througt the front door if you are there to see Slo Pony.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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1  Thank Louise S
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

Simple - very rude, obnoxious staff (seemed arrogant thanks to LP recommendation), overpriced very hard bed, but mainly the horribly loud bar right below. Awake till half 2, left first thing in the morning. Should have taken more notice of the RAT running through the reception/restaurant when we first arrived. We moved to somewhere far nicer for half the price (Sunset hotel). Stay away.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank AMurphy13
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

This is a CRAPPY restaurant! The service was unbelievably unfriendly and lazy. We ordered a gin & tonic, the waitress came back and told us "we're out of gin"...and went away. She didn't ask us if we wanted anything else instead, no, she just went away?! We ordered Pizza and we knew that our Pizza was going to be ready soon because we could smell it burn in the oven. The so-called Pizza was disgusting and even though we were hungry as a hunter, we just couldn't finish it. While we were eating, the waitress actually started moping my feet! The restaurant was empty apart from us (I am not surprised!!!) so there was heaps of spare room that she could have cleaned. Instead, she started to clean under our table and on my feet.
One star is definately too much for this place, I'd give it a -5 if I could!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Thank TeJotta
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

I want to give no star if possible. Experience at the Nobel House
is simply horrible. The room is insecure,anyone with a card can
open the door and steal your things in a second. Rats were going
around and washed clothes were hanging all over the porch.
The room key is 304 but our room number is
actually 302. We only noticed this when we came back from outside
and couldn't open the door.
Did the owner already check our luggage with the 302 room key
and unfortunatally didn't
find anything? (We took everything valuable when leaving)
And if anything got stolen in room 304, would we be suspected
because we were having the key? How could this stupid mistake happen
or it's just a trap we didn't step in?

Anywhere you stay in Vietnam, you gotta watch out your belongings
all the time and never leave the room without them.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank Jia Y
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

We went to this place because of the lonely planet recomendation, however we quickly noticed it was overpriced. When we got inside the room and saw that anyone using a plastic card could open the door in 2 seconds (I tried), every door showed signs of being forced in and security was really poor, we saw rats and cocroaches going around, the staff was unpolite and barely spoke any english.

The owner of the place doesn't speak any english and belongs to the Mafia, after we checked out from this place we have been robbed in another hotel by the hotel staff itself and had a fight to try to recover the money, then we went to the Noble House because many foreigners are there, instead of help, the owner framed us in called the currupt police and kicked us out, he used force against my girlfriend and we couln't defend ourselves since there were over 50 locals and currupt police ... the rest of the story is complex and irrelevant but we managed to excape and return to China the next day.

Room Tip: MAFIA. NEVER EVEN GO IN If you however go in, notice that all the doors show signs of being forced...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank adrag0n
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Additional Information about The Noble House

Address: D Nui Ngoc, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Cat Ba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Cat Ba
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Noble House Hotel Cat Ba

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