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“Great value for a comfortable stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Duc Tuan Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Cat Ba
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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166 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Great value for a comfortable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

$20 gets you a room with a view, two beds, air con, a mini-fridge, a wet bath, and a good breakfast. Service at the desk is slack, perhaps because little English is spoken, but we had everything we needed. The location is great, right on the waterfront, and the restaurant is good and quite reasonable.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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buituananh, Manager at Duc Tuan Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you very much for your review.
Have a good luck in your life!
Mr: Tuan Anh
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I would say this place is 3.5 stars, but that is for Cat Ba. Big room, no pillowcases, no fitted sheets for bed. Terrible old towels. Good central location. Owner is a nice guy but did a hard sell with the bus tickets which I didnt like. I bought from Hoang Loang instead which is right next door.

Can't beat the location. ATM across the street and very central. Owner's family just basically hang out on the first and second floor of the hotel. Feels more like you are staying in their house then an actual hotel. Very cheap rate, though, compared to Sunrise where we wish we had booked.

I give this 3 stars though as the owner is nice, put us on a high floor, the rooms are clean, they (I think) change the sheets and towels. Verrrrrrrry basic vietnam bathroom.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank jason c
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buituananh, Manager at Duc Tuan Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank you for review!
I want to say for you know: - my hotel run by our family, our hotel haven't any star, only family hotel.
so you do comparison between the we with Sunrice resort is complete wrong, because my room only $12 - $20 ( with breakfast ), in sunrise resort from $90 - $200...
- about the towels, I'm really sorry you, we have equipped the new cloth on a regular basis but due to poor awareness of users, they used to mop the floor, wipe the shoes ... they put the old towel into and Our new towel away, so can not guarantee that there is always new towels. I would like to ask why you do not ask us to change while entirely possible?
Vietnamess, we have to saying 'five fingers also have a long fingers and a short fingers'
Mr: Tuan Anh
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Bir Jdid, El Jadida, Morocco
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Found this hotel via the travel service site. We were pleasantly surprised at the location, right on the bay and an easy walk to everything on offer on this charming little island. Mr Tuan joined us in the evening recommending tours, bike hire etc and we were all set. The staff were very young but absolutely charming, they didn't speak a great deal of English, (but then we didn't speak any Vietnamese) so, with the use of a phrase book and lots of hand signals we got everything we wanted. The different courses of the meals all arrived at the same time, but it seems to be how they eat in Vietnam. The food was all tasty and I couldn't find a thing to grumble about.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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buituananh, Manager at Duc Tuan Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Dear guests!
Thank you very much.
thank you for your confidence in our services and recommend us, you really are a broad understanding. I thank you and wish you and your family always had much luck!
We love !!!
Mr: Tuan anh
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We had a very comfortable few days at Cat Ba staying at this Hotel. the room was spacious and cool thanks to 2 air conditioners. the location was fantastic and the views were breathtaking. the manager was very helpful with our travel plans getting back to Hanoi and continuing on to Sapa. keep up the good work!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank KAMCOL
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buituananh, Manager at Duc Tuan Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Dear family!
thank you for recommend us with tripadvisor.
That is the most honest assessment. I wish your family always had much luck.
Good luck to you.

Mr: Tuan anh
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manchester, england
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31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed 3 nights in June 2012. This hotel is one of the better options in Cat Ba, but it's nothing special. The rooms are large and functional and the view is good, but the beds are very firm, rooms are cleaned to just an "OK" standard, and service is likewise just OK. Cat Ba is a strange place. The beaches are good (Cat Co 2 the best) but can get crowded when the overnight boat trips stop by the harbour around late afternoon. We went there as an alternative to spending a few nights on a boat visiting Halong Bay. I still prefer what we did to several days on a boat, but I wouldn't return. Halong Bay is quite polluted (sad really) although Lin Ha Bay is nice and clean - unspoiled in a way that Halong Bay is not (our boat trip out of Cat Ba took in both), although neither are a patch on anything Thailand or Malaysia has to offer. All in all if I had to recommend a place to say on Cat Ba this would be it, but I wont be rushing back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank pauld
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Petaling Jaya
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109 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Bunch of us stayed here for a night and to our surprise, the room was spacious and not bad at all. Need any tips or recommendations of what to do around the island and even tours to Monkey Island + Lan Ha Bay (including kayaking), just ask Mr Duc Tuan!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Donovan C
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buituananh, Manager at Duc Tuan Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Thank you very much for good recommend us.
Wish you and family allway happy in the life.

Mr: Tuan Anh
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Luang Prabang
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We stayed in the Duc Thuan hotel for three nights. We had a large room with a lovely bay view and two huge double beds, ensuite bathroom with warm water, silent air condition. As most bathrooms is SE Asia, it's a small bathroom with the shower in the same area as the toilet without a shower curtain.

The hotel is really cheap and you shouldn't expect the Hilton, but it is DEFINITELY worth the money. The food was nice, we tried the breakfast and dinner. We booked a daytour of Halong bay through the hotel, which was good value and rented two motorbikes. (the manager even helped us trying to get two automatic motorbikes instead of motorbikes with a shift).

Cat Ba is a lovely island. Do visit the national park!

Room Tip: The view is lovely so ask for a bay view room!
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Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank wee_twinkle
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buituananh, Manager at Duc Tuan Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 18, 2012
Thank you very much for good recommend We hope to see you in the futureus.
We hope to see you again in the future!
Mr: Tuan Anh
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Property: Duc Tuan Hotel & Restaurant
Address: No: 210 - 1/4 Str, Group 17th, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Cat Ba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Cat Ba
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Number of rooms: 17
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