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    How to pick the best choices for accommodation in Halong Bay

    How to pick the best choices for accommodation in Halong Bay

    • Phuong Ha

    Accommodation in Halong Bay is a concern of every traveler, whether looking for a place for camping or a luxury room in a fancy resort. Booking accommodation is dealing with the various options and alternative considerations. The article below will help you do verify the options of various accommodation in Halong Bay


    It is important to have a memorable trip to Halong Bay to pick it in your plan. Your family is going to spend most of the time on the cruise for some days.

    We will list some popular Cruise in Halong Bay that have a good reputation, service, facilities, and of course with license and allowance to cruise in Halong Bay (if any).

    You should complete a checklist with the following steps:

    Step 1

    How much time you will be in Halong Bay?

    You should define how long you will stay there to choose the suitable time for tour in cruise. As some tour booking will offer you some tours with the discount depending on your time.

    Step 2

    That’s your budget? 

    This lead to the options for you including High End & Private → Luxury → Middle-Range 

    Step 3

    Do your children accompany you? 

    Normally, the cruise cabin usually can hold 2 people only. The mid-range to luxury cruises should be chosen for travelers with a specific need like a special diet or more facilities.

    If you are looking for a bigger room for 2 adults and 2 children, the middle range to luxury shall be in the shortlist.

    Step 4

    Decide whether you and your accompany will love the crowd or quiet areas?

    Accommodation in Halong Bay


    Some famous attractions such as Surprise Cave (Sung Sot Cave), Luon Tunnel (Hang Luon, Titov islands… will have more people. 

    Bai Tu Long and Lan Ha Bay have some similar scenes and there are not so many tourists.

    Some recommended cruise as listed price down:

    Signature Halong Cruise

    Price from 240 USD per two days

    Signature Halong Cruise is the luxury Wooden Cruise in Halong Bay - Viet Nam, with 5-star international standard, with luxurious equipment. The visitors can discover spectacular scenes around Halong Bay including Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay…

    The signature activity in this cruise is participating in kayaking. The visitors are immersed in the immense sky and the blue water, rowing into the caves to discover the numerous spectaculars.

    Accommodation in Halong Bay

    Sunlight Classic Cruise 

    Price from 140 USD per two days

    Sunlight Classic Cruise has 8-sea view cabins on the boat (03 double Seaview Cabin + 02 Twin Seaview Cabins + 03 Triple Seaview Cabin). It is normally available for a small group with maximum of 16 customers on boat. 

    The cruise is designed in the traditional and classic form where customers can enjoy holiday with a clean beach, less touristy and quiet night.

    Wonderbay Cruises

    Price from: 79 USD per day

    The concept of Wonderbay Cruises is introduced in 2017. With the one-day trip to Halong Bay, you can stay to enjoy on the cruise, have lunch there, socialize with other travelers there, take photos and the most memorable moment during this trip.

    Accommodation in Halong Bay


    Step 5

    Find the next necessary information:

    Reviews in Trip Advisor, Luxstay, Sdisco, ...

    How many boats does the cruise have?

    How long has the cruise operated?

    Do they have permits to run the Cruise in Halong Bay?

    Step 6

    Finally, book your cruise via some websites such as:; Agoda; Sdisco

    The prices vary from 100USD per day with Mid-range cruise to 200 USD with Luxury cruise.

    With the travelers who do not want to stay the whole trip floating, then the resort, hotel, and homestay will be the best and reasonable choices. You can book the accommodation via the website of the resorts, hotels, and homestays or via some apps like:; Agoda; Luxstay; Airbnb

    These are the recommendation for accommodation in Halong Bay by these above-mentioned types:


    The resorts in Halong are divided into 3 main areas: Bai Chay area - the most crowded area for entertainment, Hon Tuan Chau - resorts for the peninsula, Hon Gai - the city center with many restaurants having a reasonable price

    Accommodation in Halong Bay

    In Bai Chay area

    Royal Lotus Resort & Villa Ha Long is the largest resort in the city. This is the first choice of accommodation in Halong for most families. The reason is that the location is in the crowded area, next to Ha Long night market and Marine Plaza. From here, the visitors can easily have fun in the Sun World Park area (6km) and visit Tuan Chau Island (7km).

    Address: Ban Dao 2, Hung Thang Street, Halong City.

    Price: From 300 USD per night

    You should note that before renting a villa, you should ask clearly whether or not to rent the entire apartment. In some cases, a guest who has been asked has to stay with another one.

    Sunshine Villa Halong is the most look for after the Royal Lotus villa. This is a villa with 4 bedrooms, accommodating up to 10 people, so it is suitable for groups or large families. Although there are many rooms, the space in the villa is not small. 

    Address: HA 11-4 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hung Thang Street, Bai Chay area, Halong City.

    Price reference room: From 200 USD per night

    Distance to Bai Chay Beach: 6km

    You should note that the villa is not near the market, so if you want to buy food for cooking, you must take a taxi or book with the house owner for food.

    Accommodation in Halong Bay

    In Tuan Chau area

    Villa Sea View Tuan Chau is located right by the sea and has a wide view of Halong Bay. The villa is designed to make the most of the sight of the glass windows, and the balconies on the side facing the sea. So the visitors who stay in any room also have airy space from the beach.

    In particular, the villa has up to 9 bedrooms, almost double that of the Halong villas mentioned above. But the number of visitors limited to only about 15-20 people (more people will have surcharges). It can be seen that the villa is very large but the rooms are mostly double rooms, focusing on private space. 

    Address: Ngoc Chau Street, Tuan Chau Island, Halong City

    Price: From 300 USD per night

    Accommodation in Halong Bay


    La Harbor Villa Tuan Chau is an apartment with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The apartment is suitable for families with about 10 people, especially those with elderly people who are afraid of climbing stairs. The design is in traditional Vietnamese style with wood as the main material, creating a warm feeling.

    The rooms are simple but warm and cozy. The main room is light yellow, brown and white. 

    Address: Tuan Chau area, Halong City, Quang Ninh 

    Price: From 200 USD per night

    Distance to Tuan Chau beach: 1km

    Accommodation in Halong Bay

    Hon Gai area

    FLC Ha Long Villa with the name Villa Royal Park will be the largest and largest villa area in the city. The guests will live in 5-star villas located on high hills, designed in the Mediterranean style. The apartments have an area ranging from 300 m2 to 1,500 m2, all of them have a private pool.

    Especially when staying here, you will enjoy all the benefits of the FLC Ha Long resort complex. Some outstanding entertainment services such as horse racing course, 18-hole golf course, sea view convention center, restaurant, spa, etc.

    Address: Column 3 - column 8, Hong Ha Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh 

    Distance to Bai Chay Beach: 9km

    • Full House Villa Ha Long brings modern design to young people. This is a 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom villa with entertainment areas for young people like billiard table, karaoke, etc.

    The garden of the villa offers an airy and lovely space with many trees. Set of tables and chairs and black iron swing for visitors to relax at any time. In addition, BBQ party equipment is also fully equipped, you just need to go to the market to buy food to cook with friends.

    Address: 27 Ngo Quyen Street, Cao Xanh ward, Halong City

    Price reference room: From 250 USD per night

    Distance to Bai Chay Beach: 8km

    Accommodation in Halong Bay


    You can choose hotels in Halong according to the following areas: 

    • The hotels along Ha Long Street are the most expensive because most are luxury hotels and have views of the bay. 

    • Hai Quan junction area also has many cheap hotels, with about 15 USD to 30 USD per night. Vuon Dao area has many hotels with reasonable prices, but it is more expensive than Hai Quan area. The prices range from 30 USD to 40 USD per night, depending on the time. 

    • If you want to rent a cheap hotel, you should rent in the area near Long Tien pagoda with a price of about 10 USD per night for 2 people.

    Accommodation in Halong Bay


    Some hotels you can take into consideration:

    Luxury hotels in Halong

    Novotel Hotel: Address: Ha Long Street, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long, room rates from 50 USD per night

    Muong Thanh Hotel: No 7, Lot 20, Dong Hung Thang Area, Halong City, room rates from 50 USD per night

    Ha Long Palace Hotel: 01, Lot 20, Dong Hung Thang Area, Halong City, room rates from 50 USD per night

    Accommodation in Halong Bay


    Mid-range hotels in Halong

    Seoul Ha Long Hotel: No. 03, Phan Boi Chau Street, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City, room rates from 25 USD per night

    IRIS HOTEL HALONG: 86 Tien Ong, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City, room rates from 20 USD per night

    Budget hotels in Halong

    Viet Nhat Hotel: 66 Building, Vuon Dao Street, Bai Chay Ward, Halong, room rate from 10 USD per night

    The Light Ha Long Hotel: 43 Vuon Dao street, Bai Chay ward, Halong, room rates from 15 USD per night.


    Keeping up with the trend of tourism experience development in recent years, the coastal city on the edge of Halong Bay - World Natural Heritage has appeared beautiful and unique homestays.

    Halong City can be divided into three main areas and homestays are also allocated according to each area with its own advantages.

    Homestay in Tuan Chau Island

    This is the largest area, where many ships visit the bay during the day or overnight, along with Tuan Chau area, resorts and many hotels. This is also a popular destination for travelers to Quang Ninh province. This area is quite quiet, not too hustle and diverse in dining, entertainment like Bai Chay or Hon Gai.

    Accommodation in Halong Bay


    Homestay in Bai Chay area

    It is the tourist center of Halong city, with lots of places to try the food, entertainment activities such as Ha Long night market, Ocean Park, Queen's cable car, beach, Bai Chay beach ... This is the most crowded and hustle area.

    Homestay in Hon Gai area

    This area is a quieter place for tourists but has a lot of interesting experiences such as Bai Tho mountain climbing, Quang Ninh museum, Long Tien pagoda ... there are many restaurants, entertainments but less crowded than Bai Chay area

    Homestay in Halong can be divided into 2 main groups:

    • Group 1: Group of homestays with yard and garden

    • Group 2: Group of homestays located on a high-rise apartment with a nice view, bedroom and kitchen in the form of an apartment

    Group 1

  • Banana and Rose homestay
  • Address: Ngoc Chau street, Tuan Chau island, Halong city

    Number of bedrooms: the homestay has 6 bedrooms with a maximum capacity for 16 people. Including 1 double room with garden view, 1 twin room with garden view, 1 double room with sea view - each room for 2 people, an area of 20m2; and 1 family room (maximum of 6 people), garden view, area: 40m2

    Room price: from 40 USD per room per night

    Accommodation in Halong Bay

  • Halong Ginger Homestay
  • Address: No. 33, group 2, Hung Thang, Halong City

    Number of bedrooms: Halong Ginger has 4 separate bedrooms and a shared bedroom of 6 bunk beds. Room size from 12m2 to 24m2.

    Room rental: from 20 USD per room per night (room for 2 people) and from 10 USD per person for bunk beds

    Halong Ginger is located near the center of Bai Chay area. The parks nearby are Ha Long Marine Time (0.5 km), Sun World Complex (3.6 km), Ha Long night market (3.5 km). If you want to buy fresh seafood at the market, you can walk to Hung Thang market (0.6 km) or Cai Dam market (1 km). From homestay to Tuan Chau port is 5km.

    Accommodation in Halong Bay

    Group 2

  • Brika homestay
  • Address: 1606, 16th floor of 17T2 area, Green Bay apartment building, Hoang Quoc Viet, Halong

    Number of bedrooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom for 4 - 5 people.

    Room rental: from 10 USD per person per night

    The location is located on the 16th floor. There is a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Popular places near the homestay are: Dragon Park, Queen's Cable Car (7 km), Sun Wheel, Halong Marina Plaza, Bai Chay Night Market. The homestay area is about 70m2, interior design is unique and modern, some decorations are handmade by the owner.

  • Momento Halong homestay
  • Address: 12th-14th floor, Green Bay apartment building, Hoang Quoc Viet, Halong

    Number of bedrooms: an area of about 100m2, with 3 bedrooms, 2 large bunk beds for about 10-12 guests.

    Room price: from 25 USD per room per night and from 15 USD per person (bunk beds)

    The service includes Wifi, modern TV, kitchen, amenities of the apartment such as outdoor pool, gym, parking space, playground for children, etc. The room is designed with a balcony overlooking the beach. In the summer, the homestay would rather to guests traveling with family or in groups, renting the whole unit. Price for the whole apartment is from 150 USD per night (group of 10 people)

    Accommodation in Halong Bay

    We hope that with our article, you can find the best matching option for accommodation to have a memorable trip to Halong Bay. 

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