Hotel Review: Ha Long Plaza Hotel

Ha Long Plaza Hotel: Room with a Beautiful View

A Vietnam trip is not complete without taking the famous Ha Long Bay Cruise. For this trip, we wanted to maximize our time for our scheduled Ha Long Bay Cruise and the best way to do this was book our accommodations in one of the hotels nearest to Ha Long Bay.

Spacious Rooms at Ha Long Plaza Hotel
Spacious Rooms at Ha Long Plaza Hotel

Location, Location, Location

The Ha Long Plaza Hotel (check rates) is right by the bay—this means, a stunning view of this majestic natural wonder all day. Our rooms are perfect for sunsets and sunrises however we were not able to witness it since we arrived at the hotel after dinner and the next morning was pretty hazy. If you are planning to book a room here, I definitely recommend booking a room at the top floors of the hotel for the best views.

Outdoor Swimming Pool
Outdoor Swimming Pool

The hotel is also around social and commercial establishments. When we wanted to stay in, we could enjoy the peaceful confines of our room. If we wanted to party and meet other travelers, there are hotspots around where we can get dinner, grab a drink, or just have fun. We prefer shopping thats why after checking in at the hotel, we visited the night market for some souvenir shopping. Quick Tip: Ask around to compare the prices of the same product you are planning to buy for you to get the best bargain.

Ha Long Plaza Hotel Lobby
Ha Long Plaza Hotel Lobby

Well-Kept Hotel

Every nook and cranny of the hotel was beautiful and spotless. You can stay at any of the public areas and find peace and quiet. The rooms are also big and beautiful, with great bathrooms that invite you to take a long, luxurious bath. It was a lot of fun and very, very tempting to just stay in and not leave at all!

Great Value for Service

Service is one of the most important things for me when choosing a hotel to stay at. Fortunately, the staff at Ha Long Plaza Hotel (online booking) were very warm and accommodating. It’s like they’re welcoming us into their home. They’re attentive and polite, as well as kind and helpful when we needed anything from additional towels to simple directions.

Souvenir Shopping at the Night Market
Souvenir Shopping at the Night Market near Halong Plaza Hotel

So Many Things to Do

One primary reason to stay in Ha Long Plaza Hotel (hotel info) is to check out Ha Long Bay itself. The hotel can help you find a tour that’s within your budget, even if you’re on a time constraint. If you’ve finished with the tour, the hotel also features a lot of other activities within the premises to keep you busy.

Our Room
Our Room


They have flat screen TVs inside the rooms, an excellent Wi-Fi signal, pools, saunas and gyms for those who wish to keep fit even during vacation. Whatever age you may be, you won’t be bored if you stay at the Ha Long Plaza Hotel.

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup for Breakfast
Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup for Breakfast

The only downside, I have to say, is the short time we spent at the hotel. If we could, we would have stayed at this hotel for our entire trip. If you don’t want to spend the night in one of the junk boats, booking a room at the Ha Long Plaza Hotel is the best option. You’ll get the comfort of a hotel while having Ha Long Bay itself as your backyard!

Our Ha Long Bay Cruise was sponsored by Cebu Pacific. Cebu Pacific flies from Manila to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam twice weekly every Tuesday and Saturday, leaving Manila at 10:30PM and arriving in Hanoi at 12:30am. Return flights will leave Hanoi at 1am every Wednesday and Sunday, and arrive in Manila at 5am.

For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to, or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888. The latest seat sales and promos can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.

Ha long Plaza Hotel (Book Online)
8 Halong RdBãi Cháy
Halong / Bai Chay, Halong, Vietnam

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