Ali BaBa's Hotel
175, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Island T: (01672) 409 416 ,
(0313) 688 468
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. Anyway, it's a big building with a wide staircase – no elevator – and although it's seen better days rooms are spacious, clean and bright, and many boast sea views through slightly grimy windows. Rooms differ, so look at a few before deciding. A good deal for the price, and it's near the centre of things.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: US$12, high season US$12. Notes: