Cat Ba Island is one of the most popular destinations in northern Vietnam. The island is often used as a gateway for a visit to Ha Long Bay. As the hotels that are located in or around Cat Ba Town are the most convenient, we have chosen to stay at Catba Dream Hotel. Check our review of the hotel.

Hotel in Cat Ba, Vietnam: Catba Dream Hotel Review

Our Room

We wanted to book the room with the sea view but unfortunately the rooms of this type were fully booked so we’ve got the room "Partial Ocean View 2 Queen". That's the view from our window.

Hotel in Cat Ba, Vietnam: Catba Dream Hotel Review

Breakfast wasn’t included at Catba Dream Hotel but it was not a problem because there were plenty of restaurants in an easy walking distance and you can get your breakfast there.

The room we got at Catba Dream Hotel was basic but big enough as we had 2 queen beds.

Hotel in Cat Ba, Vietnam: Catba Dream Hotel Review

More attention should be given to the cleanliness, though. The bed linings were dirty. We found out that the sheets were not changed before our check-in as it was sandy under the blanket on one of our beds. We can understand that Vietnam is a country of tropical climate but still the bad smell of humidity in our room wasn’t appealing.

Bathroom is not the best but adequate.

Hotel in Cat Ba, Vietnam: Catba Dream Hotel Review

The room was a bit noisy during the night as the bar and karaoke are located nearby Catba Dream Hotel. The shared balcony on every floor is an advantage as there you can sit and enjoy the view not depending of your room location.

Location of Cat Ba Dream Hotel

Catba Dream Hotel is conveniently located in the center of Cat Ba Town close to everything you need for a great trip: beaches, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, tour companies, bus stop. Cat Ba ferry terminal is just 1-minute walk from the hotel and you can see it from the room. If you don't like walking and spending money on taxi, then the location of this hotel is the best for you as Catba Dream Hotel is very close to everything.


Catba Dream Hotel’s receptionist was really nice and helpful. He was always available whenever we entered and exited. He is eager to help organizing bus trips, boat trips, motorbike rentals or anything for you. We booked Ha Long Bay tour at the hotel, which was quite exceptional and cheaper than offered by all other tour companies we checked.

Room Price

For the price we have paid, it was a good value for money deal as Catba Dream Hotel was so cheap, super cheap. For a short stay on Cat Ba Island the hotel is probably a good budget option as its location is really convenient.

For current room prices check here: Catba Dream Hotel.

Our Rate: 6.5/10

Catba Dream Hotel has a potential to be good but it is run down and lacks of cleanliness.

There are other cheap hotels offering better quality in the same area.

Catba Dream Hotel Booking

This hotel on Cat Ba Island can be booked here: Catba Dream Hotel.

Other Hotels in Cat Ba

Other good hotels in Cat Ba that we were considering to stay at:

Bay View Hotel

Manh Vuong Hotel

Trang Anh Sea View Hotel

Catba Oasis Bungalows

Catba Paradise Hotel

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