Cat Ba Harbour Inn
Spacious and cheap
309 Nui Ngoc Rd (East), Cat Ba Island T: (031) 388 8324,
(0904) 142 006
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, with dining tables and chairs on the ground floor that would look more at home in a Vietnamese conference room and a large area upstairs furnished with just a couple of fake leather sofas we doubt anyone sits on. Rooms are basic but spacious and some have tubs. Some have views, too, and at the same price as those without it's worth asking to check out a few rooms before making a choice.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 200,000 dong, high season 200,000 dong. Notes: