The hotel is located at the centre of cat ba. The sea view room I had was the most pocket friendly in the town and gave an amazing sea view when I woke up in the morning. Food was good and the staff is friendly and helpful. Trung at the desk helped me with the tours at cheapest rate in the town and he could speak more than decent English which is an advantage. Only problem I faced was the non functional air conditioning which during day could be troublesome but then with these rock bottom room prices and sea view, I don't mind this.
Stayed here for four nights earlier this week.
Host helpful. English a little limited, but got by ok.
Hotel basic but perfect for the price. Room comfortable and clean. No aircon (have to pay extra) but fans efficient.
Location is very good- near bars, restaurants and harbour. Noise isn't at all loud at night.
Breakfast here very nice too.
Stayed in the dorm room at bay view for a couple of nights. The hotel is run by a really lovely family, always ask how are you and what are your plans are. Really helpful behind the desk with booking buses etc. Food was good and they would do take aways for you if needed. The room was basic but you got fresh linens and a towel everyday and free locker usage. The showers were hot but the toilet was pretty stinky, but to be honest so was Cat Ba in general. Really can’t complain for the price of the dorm. Perfect location and base for your time in Cat Ba, would definitely stay again.
Don't pay attention to the bad reviews on here. They are clearly from a long time ago and a previous owner. Trung and his family are lovely people that run a great budget hotel. He organised a day boat tour around Lan Ha and Ha Long bay that was amazing, for $10 less than other companies. Also upgraded us to a nicer room because it was quiet, at no extra cost. Food in the restaurant is also lovely and very reasonable. Only downside is slightly uncomfortable mattresses, but that is standard for cheap places in SEA. Highly recommended!
It was a pleasant stay in Bay View Hotel :-). Very good location I must say, very close from all what u need. The room was spacious & many beds. Just not that many toilet unfortunately. The roof top was lovely, we could see a very nice sunset most of the time, without walking too far. The staff were so friendly & they help a lot. The room rate was very cheap :-D. Definitely will come back one day!