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.
Address: 175, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Island
T: (01672) 409 416 ; (0313) 688 468;
Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||US$12||US$12|
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