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Cat Ba Sandy Beach Resort

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not really sure where to start with this place. We paid £80 to stay here 1 night. When we got there we were told there we went to our allocated bungalow (more like shack) and it was twin not double. We complained and said it wasn't what we booked. They said there were no doubles left, we argued for...

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Sandy beach will only be a good place if you are looking for an isolated, quiet place and if you don't mind what kind of food they have to offer. If you are content with having a beautiful view and above mentioned points, this will be a good place for you. However, there are a few points that you do...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay here for a couple of nights, it was just what I needed after the hustle and bustle of the cities. It is definitely no 5 star resort, pretty basic accomodation and facilities, but the location makes up for it all. It was peaceful and tranquil, just looking out at the karst and not a tourist boat...

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Thank Rita H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

It is literally a lonely island in the middle of Halong Bay surrounded by the chalk cliffs the bay is famous for. We loved the place itself, the remote location, that you only could reach the resort by boat and that you are surrounded by pure nature and quietness. Also in our opinion the rooms were fine and you slept...

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Thank Waschibert
Taiwan
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Some of the reviews here criticise this resort for essentially not being a Hilton, however, that's what's good about it - it's a genuine, unique, simple, local resort. The beach and views are amazing. The facilities are all you need. The food is humble yet wholesome. The service, well, it's adequate. I certainly didn't want to come here to watch...

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Thank Jimmy E
Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

After spending a rather lack lustre night on a boat the night before, we were very happy to spend a night in the bungalow and really enjoyed it! Lovely and remote with stunning views. We got a motor boat to Cat Ba island for the day too. Waking up to the water lapping under the bungalow was very relaxing and...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The resort is very isolated, you can only get there by boat. We came as part of a tour group and stayed in a double room with no AC, the bed was rock solid! The room is very basic as is the bathroom. The very small beach area offers great views of the other islands near by, with free kayaking...

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Thank matt9478
NZ
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Well the Sandy Beach resort has a sandy beach, there's no doubt about that. And as far as Ha Long bay area places go, it's an ok beach. However the sun lovers will be disappointed by this place as the sun disappears at about 3pm. You can however look wistfully at the resort opposite as it bathes in the evening...

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Tairua, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 October 2016

It is actually on Nam Cat Is. We stayed here 1 night and we're glad it was not longer. Only one staff member actually spoke to us (on arrival) for the entire visit, and didn't believe us when we said several times that we had paid for an air conditioned room. He came back later with the remotes. The dinner...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

After a day marching round busy loud Hanoi we organised a trip to halong bay and cat ba through our hotel. got on the boat and spent a night on board before heading to our bungalow retreat on Cat ba. After being slightly disappointed by the boat Cat ba was a wonderful suppose and so beautiful, peaceful and wonderful staff....

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Catba Sandy Beach Resort is located on a private island - Nam Cat island - of Lan Ha Bay, Catba.What to do? Kayaking, Swimming on private beach Go fishing (please check to book) Relax at the beach Lan Ha bay and Viet Hai village tour (boat trip, bike, tour guide, entrance fees and lunch). Trip takes about 6 hours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cat Ba Sandy Beach Resort

Address: Nam Cat Island | Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Cat Ba
Price Range: RM277 - RM510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cat Ba Sandy Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“312 gives views on two sides and has air con”
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Gordon_Bennett_NZ, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The bungalows far from the restaurant are more quiet”
lolab800, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We used Cat Ba Ventures to book our travel to/from Hanoi, which made everything very easy,”
AndreaCheshire_UK, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms have A/C, but all face the water.”
dsanders614, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Dont bother with upgrades, the rooms are so close to see it makes no difference. view is beautiful no matter where you stay.”
achase2016, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
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