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Royal Villas Halong
Ranked #24 of 62 Hotels in Halong Bay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good hotel with amazing breakfast buffet”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

The hotel is good, the location is not far from the beach bars (go out, turn left and walk 15 mins), the breakfast is fantastic and the pool enjoyable. BUT if you plan to book the visit to the bay at reception please note that the harbour is literarly 5 minutes by feet once you leave the hotel and turn right. The "package" offered by the hotel included also the transporation to the harbour by taxi: a JOKE. I can throw a stone further than the distance of the harbour, you just need to know it's there (I have not been smart). Also we paid like 3 times the amount I saw written on the ticket given to me to step on the boat... I wonder how much I actually paid the people showing me the bay compared to what I paid to the hotel!
Please note that the bay is AMAZING so do try and spend as much time as you can on a boat (do 6 and not 4 hours).

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

The staff at the hotel were very friendly and informative the rooms are spacious and the views from the room on a high floor were amazing.

Halong bay itself was a disappointment there is nothing to do in the town itself and over the bridge in their city there's even less to do...

There is only so many mountains in the sea that you can see and 2/3 days on a boat would be just too much for me... Al a once off halong bay is great but won't return...

I highly suggest the hotel

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed in Royal Villas Halong Hotel for one night while waiting for the Starlight Cruise. Wonderfully decorated hotel with excellent service from the reception through house keeping to room service... Excellent.
The room was on the 8th floor with a breath taking view of the bay. The toilet with very good toiletries and well kept.
Food in a vast buffet with local and international food. exceptionally good.
Too short a stay. Should have stayed more

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

It is more of a Villa and the restaurant was fine to dine. The rooms were spacious, we never expected such a quality food, and I was inspired. The only thing which I did not like being a woman is that they casino was displaying more photos of call girls and it seemed to me as if they were inviting only men there and not women. Otherwise, the quality of good and customer service was too good. I enjoyed my stay in this hotel and would recommend to anyone. The swimming pool was another delight and deserves a good rating.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Semarang, Indonesia
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We stayed in the villa section of Royal Halong and we thought this hotel met our expectation. The room was extremely spacious, with big bathroom as well. It was clean and everything works well inside the room including the internet connection. The breakfast food was pretty good with nice selections of vietnamese and international breakfast. The location of the hotel is also pretty good within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, and the night market.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Choosed this hotel on Agoda for my 5 days business trip recently and it is really a great choice. Hotel upgraded me from Superior room to Deluxe room with sea view, room is very clean with elegant design. Breakfast was limited choice but quite ok compare with other hotels in the same area. Hotel has swimming pool and especially "Casino" and it is only Casino in Halong for you be refreshed after long day travelling or doing business. Staff is very attentive and friendly. Hotel has good location for whom want to enjoy day boat tour as it is very near to Bai Chay Tourist Harbour. Thank you Royal Hotel and Villas, I definitely will come back and recommend your hotel to my friends.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Ha Long R, Director of Sales at Royal Villas Halong, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Warmest greetings from Royal Villas Halong ,

We are very happy to receive your great support and review on Tripadvisor.

We hope that Royal Villas Halong and its all staffs will have another chance soon to welcome you as well your family to stay with us.

Best regards from Royal Villas Halong!
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Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night, rooms were lovely and tidy.

After checking in we decided to have a look at the casino - very awkward..... the hotel displayed posters of call girl hotlines and seemed to cater more for "men"

All in all if that dosnt bother you it was a great room and breaky was a all you can eat with a lot of different type foods.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Additional Information about Royal Villas Halong

Property: Royal Villas Halong
Address: Ha Long Street, Bai Chay Ward, Halong Bay +8433, Vietnam (Formerly Royal International Hotel & Villas)
Region: Vietnam > Quang Ninh Province > Halong Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Halong Bay
#13 Spa Hotel in Halong Bay
#15 Luxury Hotel in Halong Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Villas Halong 4*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deluxe Room: Safety and spacious with beautiful bay view, 36-square-meter Deluxe rooms promise a very comfortable and joyful stay in Royal Hotel & Villas Halong Bay. Beside the 4-star-standard facilities and amenities, en suite bathtub separated with shower, the rooms are equipped anti-insect screen on doors and windows which guarantee opportunities to sink yourself in the fresh air from sea for your memorial stay. Suite Room: This is exactly what we call Suite room! With 72 square meters, divided into one living room and one bed room, the rooms welcome you as a VIP with everything you need for a truly comfortable and memorial holiday in Halong. Besides, the outdoor terrace roof with table and chairs beneath a big umbrella, on place you could enjoy Halong Bay view night and day. ... more   less 
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