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Cat Ba Harbour

Practically every place to stay in Cat Ba is located along the harbour road (1-4 Street) or the Nui Ngoc loop. For our purposes, we'll refer to the two branches as Nui Ngoc (east) and Nui Ngoc (west). It's rare for places to include breakfast we've mentioned it if breakfast is included, otherwise assume it's not.

  • Nam Phuong Motel

    Nam Phuong Motel

    A good all-round choice

    188, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Island
    T: (01696) 941 996;

    We loved this hotel, despite the beds being as hard as boards – that's probably what they're made of – and the pillows not much softer. It's got three things going for it. Firstly, the staff are ... Read the full review of Nam Phuong Motel.

    4 stars Under USD 10 3 votes Backpacker
  • Sea Pearl Hotel

    Sea Pearl Hotel

    Rare midrange choice

    219, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba
    T: (031) 368 8567; F: (031) 368 8418

    You won't find many midrange hotels in Cat Ba, so it's just as well that Sea Pearl is a good one. Rated as three stars, it's a far better choice – in our opinion -- that the dreary Holiday View ... Read the full review of Sea Pearl Hotel.

    3.5 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
  • Cat Ba Sea View

    Cat Ba Sea View

    A slight upgrade

    220, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Island
    T: (031) 388 8210;

    Located on the junction of 1-4 Street and Nui Nuoc (West), from the outside Cat Ba Sea View looks more expensive than it actually is. For a large hotel with elevator, reasonably comfortable beds, ... Read the full review of Cat Ba Sea View.

    3.5 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Hoa Phuong Hotel

    Hoa Phuong Hotel

    A bit of character

    1/4 Street, Cat Ba Island (towards beach end of main strip)
    T: (031) 388 7735;

    We like Hoa Phuong Hotel. We're not sure if it was the smiley petite woman carrying around a toddler who showed us the room, or the rooms themselves that won us over, but either way the rooms are a ... Read the full review of Hoa Phuong Hotel.

    3.5 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Cat Ba Harbour Inn

    Cat Ba Harbour Inn

    Spacious and cheap

    309 Nui Ngoc Rd (East), Cat Ba Island
    T: (031) 388 8324;

    We couldn't find the Cat Ba Harbour Inn at first but when we did we wondered how we'd missed it: it's a huge green building, although in our defence is set back off the road. It's also an odd place, ... Read the full review of Cat Ba Harbour Inn.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Sun and Sea Hotel

    Sun and Sea Hotel

    Smart rooms at budget prices

    26 - 28 Nui Ngoc Rd (West), Cat Ba Island
    T: (031) 388 8315; F: (031) 888 475

    This is classed as a two-star hotel – whatever that means – but rates are in the budget range, and these were some of the smartest rooms we saw on Cat Ba Island in this price bracket. The hotel ... Read the full review of Sun and Sea Hotel.

    3.5 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Ali BaBa's Hotel

    Ali BaBa's Hotel

    A steal

    175, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Island
    T: (01672) 409 416;

    Previously Ali Baba's Hotel was the Trang Anh. We're guessing they wanted to differentiate themselves from the wealth of other hotels with Vietnamese names, but Ali Baba still seems an odd choice. ... Read the full review of Ali BaBa's Hotel.

    3 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Noble House

    Noble House

    Convenient but noisy

    1/4 Street, Cat Ba Island (opposite the entrance to the pier)
    T: (031) 888 363;

    Slap bang in the heart of Cat Ba town, Noble House wins a spot in our listings for its location, not just directly opposite the pier but also above The Good Bar, which seems the place to be for ... Read the full review of Noble House.

    3 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Princes Hotel

    Princes Hotel

    Past its best

    Nui Ngoc Rd (East), Cat Ba Island
    T: (031) 388 8899; F: (031) 388 7666

    While once Princes Hotel was the superior choice in Cat Ba Harbour, it's now been out-classed by both places in the same price range and cheaper options. That's not to say it's a bad choice: the ... Read the full review of Princes Hotel.

    2.5 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange

Away from the Harbour

There aren't many places to stay other than town, but a couple of pricier options are located on the nearby beaches and Monkey Island, and a so-called eco-resort is found inland.

  • Sunrise Resort

    Sunrise Resort

    The luxury island choice

    Cat Co 3 Beach, Cat Ba Island
    T: (031) 388 7360-3; F: (031) 388 7365

    Sunrise is a beautiful resort with a big pool and plenty of umbrellas and sun-loungers along the short, narrow strip of beach it rests upon. The beach is open to the public so gets busy, but you can ... Read the full review of Sunrise Resort.

    3.5 stars USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange
  • Cat Ba Eco-Lodge

    Cat Ba Eco-Lodge

    Escape the crowds

    Xuan Dam Village, Cat Ba Island
    T: (031) 368 8966;

    This place, around 13 kilometres from Cat Ba harbour, used to be called Suoi Goi Cat Ba Resort, and remnants of that time remain, such as the branded bed runners. In fact, we're not convinced much ... Read the full review of Cat Ba Eco-Lodge.

    3 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
  • Cat Co Beach Resort

    Cat Co Beach Resort

    Lovely spot

    Cat Co 2, Cat Ba Island
    T: (04) 3928 5786 (ext 227); F: (04) 3928 6388

    Sitting right on its own stretch of Cat Co 2 beach, we wouldn't call this a resort so much as a selection of huts scattered around a pretty garden. Although to call the “seafront bungalows “huts ... Read the full review of Cat Co Beach Resort.

    3 stars USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange


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