Private room

16 Guests

1 Bedroom

7 Beds


Private room

16 Guests

1 Bedroom

7 Beds

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About this listing

Situated opposite Halong Bay, Family Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Cat Co 1, 2, and 3 beaches. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi access and rooms with mountain or sea views.
The hotel is a 4-minute boat ride from Cat Ba Fishing Village.


The space
Bathrooms: 7
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest

Description

The space


Situated opposite Halong Bay, Family Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Cat Co 1, 2, and 3 beaches. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi access and rooms with mountain or sea views.

The hotel is a 4-minute boat ride from Cat Ba Fishing Village and a 40-minute boat ride from Tuan Chau Island. The city of Hai Phong is an hour’s boat ride away, while Cat Ba National Park is 18 km away.

Cooled with air conditioning and a fan, rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with shower facilities, towels and slippers.

Guests can use the business centre at no charge. Travel arrangements can be made at the tour desk. The 24-hour reception staff can assist with massage, airport shuttle and ticketing services.

The neighborhood

Cat Ba is the largest of the 366 islands spanning 260km2 that comprise the Cat Ba Archipelago, which makes up the southeastern edge of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam. Cat Ba island has a surface area of 285 km2 and maintains the dramatic and rugged features of Ha Long Bay. It is commonly used as an overnight hotel stop on tours to Ha Long Bay run by travel agents from Hanoi. This island belongs to Haiphong city - the most famous city of industry in Vietnam.

Cat Ba is the largest island in the Bay and approximately half of its area is covered by a National Park, which is home to the highly endangered Cat Ba Langur. The island has a wide variety of natural ecosystems, both marine and terrestrial, leading to incredibly high rates of biodiversity. Types of natural habitats found on Cat Ba Archipelago include limestone karsts, tropical limestone forests, coral reefs, mangrove and sea grass beds, lagoons, beaches, caves, and willow swamp forests. Cat Ba Island is one of the only populated islands in Ha Long Bay, with roughly 13,000 inhabitants living in six different communes, and 4,000 more inhabitants living on floating fishing villages off the coast. The large majority of the population can be found in Cat Ba town, which is located at the southern tip of the Island (15 km south of the national park) and is the commercial center on the Island. Since 1997, Cat Ba town has grown rapidly and has become a tourist hub for both the Island and greater Ha Long Bay. Especially, almost all surface of this island is deployed free wifi access points as well as 3.75 generation mobile networks, which can make visitors can easily work when traveling.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Please contact us to arrange transfer from Hanoi.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

48 Reviews


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Nari User Profile
March 2017
Mr Luan's place is very central and our room looked out over Cat Ba Bay. The room was simple, but all we needed for our stay and pretty good by Vietnamese standards. The family runs a massage and hair salon in the base of the building - perfect for a quick stop on the way up to your room. The room was up four flights of pretty tight stairs which was a bit tricky, but well worth the view once up there. Mr Luan was awesome in helping organise our stay. We hired scooters from him and rode the island all afternoon (highly recommended) and he was so helpful in arranging our transport and giving us advice. Could not be more grateful.
Luan User Profile
Response from Luan:
Thank you very much
March 2017

Matt User Profile
March 2017
The Family Hotel has great views, is clean, spacious and the family are super helpful. We had hair and nails done in the salon downstairs...great. It's also very close to all the amenities and they rent scooters which made for a great day out for us. Many thanks.
Luan User Profile
Response from Luan:
Thank you very much
March 2017

Inge User Profile
February 2017
Luan and his family were very friendly and helpful. The view from our window was wonderful, and there was plenty hot water.
Luan User Profile
Response from Luan:
Thank you very much
February 2017

Zak User Profile
February 2017
Luan's place is perfect for anyone looking to experience the Cat Ba1 Luan has accommodation and a lovely rooftop overlooking the bay. It's hard to find good English speakers in Vietnam and luckily Luan was fluent. Location is great ( on the quieter end of Cat Ba), scooters for rent at the doorstep and friendly service. The only upsets I could see some people having is the 4 flights of stairs and the unavoidable noise from the main road in front of the building. Will visit again, highly recommend staying here.
Luan User Profile
Response from Luan:
Thank you very much.
February 2017

Mead User Profile
January 2017
We booked this Airbnb short notice when another place on the island cancelled our reservation. It was clean and had a good view of the bay on Cat Ba. What it lacks in character (it's a hotel, not really an Airbnb), it makes up for in convenience. Luan had motorbikes available for us to rent, did a quick load of laundry for us, helped us book transportation from Hanoi, and recommended good local restaurants. Also, if you're looking for a tour, he can help with that, and the first floor of the hotel is a salon, so if you're looking to pamper yourself with a manicure or massage while on the island, they have that too! We mostly just slept here and spent our time climbing and kayaking elsewhere on the island, and it works great as a place to crash at night.
Luan User Profile
Response from Luan:
Thank you very much for your review.
January 2017

Nik User Profile
January 2017
This place is great-- All you really need for staying in Cat Ba! The location is central and within walking distance to all the main restaurants and rental areas! Luan helped set us up with our bus to and from Hanoi and motorbike rentals -- we had a lovely time!
Luan User Profile
Response from Luan:
Thank you very much!
January 2017

Alexander User Profile
January 2017
Nice and clean place with panoramic harbor view. Host is very hospitable and helpful.
Luan User Profile
Response from Luan:
Thank you very much
January 2017

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Hanoi, Vietnam · Joined in October 2011
Luan User Profile

=== WELCOME TO HANOI OLD QUARTER HOMESTAY ===
Dear all,
My name is Luan, I have worked for 10 years as local guide, and I travelled in many places especially in Vietnam. My biggest dream is to travel all over the world and be able to share my great knowledge about Vietnam. With my family, we decided to support each other and open Hanoi Old Quarter Homestay.
My main objectives was to include what the travellers want the most which is experiencing the authentic Vietnamese life and exploring local activities. Today, I consider that the authentic Vietnamese life has become quite rare. Whenever or wherever you travel you all want discover new customs and learn more about a culture. So this inspired me to the host and share my home with the travellers from all over the world.

=== MY FAMILY ===
Hanoi Old Quarter Homestay opened as the interfering cultural place to connect friends with new friends. The homestay couldn’t be more authentic without my family, all raised and born in Hanoi. As a longstanding Vietnamese tradition, my family includes three generations:
Me and my wife Nguyen Nhu Quynh (Name of the flower which only hatch in midnight of the lunar new year) – She works as the official staff. She also can speak Chinese because she lived in Shanghai for 3 years. We have a 20 month-old son together, his name is Do Truong An (Peaceful forever).
Nguyen Do Khai – My younger brother – a high school student.
Nguyen Viet Thuy – My father – He is a retired cook. He can help you with the Traditional Vietnamese Food with an authentic taste. If you want to learn how to cook some tasty Vietnamese dishes or enjoy a family dinner, feel free to inform me in advance then we can prepare the dinner for you.
Finally, my mother Do Ngoc Lan also the Housekeeping Executive – She has been working in three star and four star hotel for 15 years. So you can feel the cleanness, comfort and relaxation at my home.

=== ACCOMODATION ==
My home is located in the Old quarter, the heart of Hanoi, surrounded by good restaurants and shops, in green, quiet streets within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake which is the perfect environment to enjoy your holidays.
The cosy rooms are lovely decorated with air-conditioning. Some of the rooms have a balcony with a nice view of the Old Quarter streets. The others rooms are located in the back of the building, which guarantees you a relaxing and quiet night.

=== EXTRAS ===
- Pick up service from and to the airport
- Renting or buying motorbike
- Laundry
- Family dinner
- Local Tour Arrangements

I have been working in tourism industry for 10 years. Traveling all around my country from the north to the south, experiencing all the local culture and authentic places of Vietnam.
Each year, I help more than 1000 guests who became my friends later to experience d the authentic places and real landscapes of Vietnam.
I always offer the best rates guaranteed. I have not had the working office or company. So I do not have to pay the government tax or operating fee. Moreover, I have the good relationship with all the hotel owners or tour suppliers. That is why I can offer not only the best local knowledge but the best rates also.
In order to make our own brand, I have created Local Tours Vietnam.
Our mission statement: “Stay as locals, Play as locals”.

With our traveling passion, we really hope to bring Vietnam to the world.
"I love Vietnam and proud of its amazing nature, a deep orient culture blended with local traditional customs and its unforgettable history. Showing them to you, my travelers, is my passion. Your satisfaction about the trip is my happiness. You will come back to visit a place when you like a place so much. Thus making you falling in love with my country is my mission. I will customize your trip upon your special requests to help you with just a limited time, but so much to enjoy"

We offer the personalized tours, tailored to suit your own itineraries, times, etc. They can be for just one person; a couple, a small family group or a group of friends. Prices may be adjusted depending on the number taking part in the tour.

Just contacting us to get the best trips and vacations in Vietnam
Best regards
Luan

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