Alova Gold Cruises Halong

Alova Gold Cruises Halong

Tuan Chau Port, Tuan Chau Island, Halong, Vietnam
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    8.3
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    8.0
    Very good

    "Plus the sites of Halong bay are stunning and our guide spok..."

    Vanessa

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    February 18, 2016

    8.3
    Excellent service

    Things you’ll love about Alova Gold Cruises Halong

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    • Air conditioning

    • Room service [24-hour]

    • Bar

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  • Tuan Chau International Tourist Island1.25 km
  • Lao Cau Islet2.56 km
  • Mui Bo Re So Islet3.61 km
  • Dong Thien Cung4.37 km
  • Dau Go Gotto4.8 km
  • Cai Be Islet4.81 km
  • Nui Luot Islet4.87 km
  • Chan Voi Islet4.97 km
  • Bom Me Islet5 km
  • Vung Ba Cua Islet5.15 km
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    Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center0.0 Km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportCat Bi International Airport (HPH)
    Distance to airport28.6 km

    Rooms available at Alova Gold Cruises Halong

    8.1
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    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 double bed and 1 queen b...
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    Deluxe Twin 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Deluxe Twin 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Double Room - 3 Days 2 Nights - Fullboard
    Deluxe Double Room - 3 Days 2 Nights - Fullboard
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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    Deluxe Triple Room - 2 Days 1 Night - Fullboard
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The meals were superb and the staff was fantastic."

      Kate

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      May 30, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Food superb fab variety and plenty of it Various activities visiting caves excellent"

      Terry

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      February 7, 2016

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Their new schedule took us to secluded areas to swim and kayak which was nice and the food was delicious."

      Kieran

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      May 22, 2016

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Great rooms on the boat as well, would definitely recommend."

    Louise

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    July 14, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Staff excellent."

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    February 7, 2016

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    Cleanliness8.0
    Facilities7.1
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service8.3
    Value for money8.0
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Kenneth from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in March 2013

    Sunny (Our Guide) Made It All Good”

    The one and only best thing is Ha Long Bay itself. The views were magnificent. Our guide Sunny was great, helpful and informative and Alova Gold was just the right size for us to meet everyone.

    Alova Gold Cruises is very good because of the following reasons: (1) The ship is just the right size with only 9 rooms, this meant that we had the chance to meet all the guests and mingle. (2) The food serve were the usual Vietnamese Cuisine and tasty. (3) The views of the bay together with the caves and places we visited during kayaking were magnificent.

    Reviewed March 19, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Neil from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in December 2012

    Amazing cruise”

    Service, scenery, food

    Spent 2 days on the cruise. It was incredible. Our tour guide Manh was friendly, fun and informative. Halong bay itself is amazingly beautiful. The ship is lovely too.... great rooms, food and the top deck is heaven for relaxation. We saw caves, monkeys and went canoeing- thankyou!

    Reviewed December 26, 2012
    9.0
    Exceptional
    junhyun from South Korea
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in December 2012

    Nice cozy cruise with impeccable service. ”

    Good food, attention to detail on service - the owner (who spoke english) was on board. Friendly staff.

    The boat had 9 rooms and it was a cozy atmosphere. I think the highlight of the trip was the efficient service by the staff and the surprisingly good food. Although the cruise manager (who is also the owner) is not on board all the time, he was on board when we went. He (who spoke english) was very friendly and attentive to our needs. I thought it was a good cruise for those who want to see Halong Bay at a quiet, relaxing atmosphere.

    Reviewed December 24, 2012
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Ondrej from Czech Republic
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Twin 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in August 2012

    Grat service”

    Boat only for 22 passengers and staff

    We did a 2days 1night tour with Alova Gold Cruises in Halong. Our pic up and drop of at hotel in Hanoi was in time. In small bus for 12 people, there where not so much space for legs. Driver was ok. Our giude Sunny was friendly. He spoke good English. Boat is nice, cabines are clean and spacious enough, there is a small bathroom with toilet, shower and basin, in the cabine. We had a time to try cayaking, and made a short trip to Ti Top Island first day. Second day we visited Cave. The food was very tasty - lots of variety. Boat does not venture very far into Ha Long Bay. We we told, that we could see the rock from. But when we asked, when where is it, we were told, that we already passed it, when we had a lunch. I will prefer to see it.

    Reviewed September 11, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Richard from Netherlands
    Couple
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

    Nice ship, poor itinerary”

    Comfortable, clean rooms and nice staff

    The ship was very new and and comfortable. Staff were polite and friendly and food was great, although we had the same meal two days in a row. The down side was the itinerary for the 2 day cruise, as the second day was spent on a much smaller and less comfortable ship.

    Reviewed August 19, 2012
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Melanie from Australia
    Group
    Deluxe Twin 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in June 2012

    Great Cruise”

    Good boat, great food.

    We did a one night cruise with Alova Gold and thouroughly enjoyed it. Long 3.5hr trip from Hanoi but well worth the drive. Our guide Tom was very informative and even sang to us which was lovely. The rooms on boat are small but adequate with toilet and shower. Air conditioning does not come on til 5pm but that didn't really bother us as we were up on deck taking in this magnificent place. We Kayaked through the bay, walked up a hill to see a spectacular view, swam and saw limestone caves. Food was wonderful and plenty of it. Highly recommend this trip.

    Reviewed July 01, 2012
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jonathan from Australia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in June 2012

    Amazing location - Worth the long drive!”

    Friendly service from the crew

    Halong Bay is one of the 'must see' locations in the world. Amazing collection of islands scattered through the bay - rock and jungle covered. The weather was very hot and humid (as expected) and there was a lot of haze during the day (easing in the evening) which limited long range visibility. Lots of other boats on the bay. A long drive from Hanoi - about 3.5 hours each way (with a refreshment and shopping stop half way). But interesting rice fields and small towns along the route. The boat crew were freindly, helpful and very service oriented. The boat itself was comfortable and nicely decorated. Bedrooms were compact, but with own ensuite. (Some minor plumbing leaks in the bathroom.) Food on the boat was very good. All up it was good value for money. Not the cheapest overnight tour, but a long way from the most expensive! Met people from all over the world - Nth & Sth America, UK and Europe (two couples on honeymoon) Our teenage son was the only young person in the group, but he mixes well with adults and coped fine. Definitely recommend this trip.

    Reviewed June 26, 2012
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jonathan from Australia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in June 2012

    Smooth sailing, smiling service and summer sweat”

    Friendly service from the crew & spectacular location

    Very calm waters and steady boat speed made for a very relaxing trip. The weather was very hot and humid, but the onboard bar had a good supply of water (not to mention beer and other options). Fortunately no summer storms the night we went (though there was on the way back to Hanoi). Friendly and experienced service from the crew made it a 'no fuss' expereince. The boat was conmfortable, though rooms were fairly compact. Halong bay itself is very spectacular and worth a visit.

    Reviewed June 26, 2012
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Paul from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in April 2012

    Fantastic service, a pleasure to be there”

    Well organised itinerary, they care about the details.

    It was my first time on any kind of cruise, and it was pretty amazing. The service was wonderful, the other travellers were similiar (westerners). It seems that this travel company go the extra mile when it comes to service and the details in the food. They let you know all the history of halong bay, and all the travel tips you need to know to get around as well. The time on the transfer is made entertaining and useful by the travel guide. For the price and all the included activities i think its an unbelievable bargain.

    Reviewed April 10, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Deng from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in February 2012

    Small but lovly boat”

    Must try the rice wine

    you get what you pay for...but with alova, you get more. the staff was really friendly especially martin who happens to partly own the boat. also, you have really got to try the vietnamese rice wine which is the highlight of my trip. food was excellently presented, activities were abundant and its a shame squid fishing was canceled because of the rain. overall an enjoyable trip and would really recommend this alova to anyone traveling to halong bay

    Reviewed February 09, 2012
    8.3
    Excellent
    Laura from United Kingdom
    Group
    Deluxe Twin 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in December 2011

    Brand new boat, immaculate with friendly staff”

    The boat was brand new, very clean and the food was fantastic

    We were really pleased with choosing Alova. The boat was brand new and had extremely friendly staff. The food was fantastic and we learnt to make spring rolls at a cooking class. Unfortunately the weather wasnt great, but we still had a fantastic experience. We enjoyed an hour of kayaking, a walk up a hill overlooking Halong Bay and squid fishing, as well as visiting the Amazing Cave. The tour was well planned and organised.

    Reviewed January 08, 2012
    8.8
    Excellent
    Louise from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Wonderful cruise with excellent staff”

    We really enjoyed the alova gold cruise, the staff were excellent and managed to sort us out when we had a slight disaster with the pick up (not their fault). All the activities are great and the food good. The drinks are a little pricey but appreciated their cocktail happy hour. Great rooms on the boat as well, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed July 14, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kate from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Amazing trip to Halong Bay!”

    We had the most wonderful time on this cruise. From start to finish, our guide Trung was friendly and helpful. The van picked us up on time and was a comfortable ride down to Halong City. Once we arrived, everything was very efficient to get us checked in while others were waiting for a long time to board their cruises. The trip to Ti Top island was a huge highlight as the views from the top are breathtaking. We enjoyed the kayaking, swimming, squid fishing, and the cave adventure. The meals were superb and the staff was fantastic. I cannot recommend this cruise enough!

    Reviewed May 30, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kieran from Ireland
    Couple
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Great experience, fantastic tour guide ”

    only negative thing is the beds were quite hard. but quickly brushing past that our tour guide Hong Mr. Ticket was great! made the trip so much fun and he knew everything.His assistant Alan was a great companion and the boat staff were so kind and professional. compared to most tours alova are quite cheap but the experience is not lacking. their new schedule took us to secluded areas to swim and kayak which was nice and the food was delicious. Definitely a must do =)

    Reviewed May 22, 2016
    5.2
    Hang from Singapore
    Group
    Deluxe Twin 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Not sufficent Hot Water at Cabin Room”

    The hot water is not sufficient for two persons in a cabin room. After I took shower, there is not sufficient hot water for the next guest to take hot bath and end up bathing with cold water at 8.00pm. Disappointing !!

    Reviewed May 03, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Alvis from Latvia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

    Good cruise with delicious food.”

    We took 3D2N cruise and it was very good. Food was more than enough and it was delicious. Also all kind of activities were fun. We went together with 2D1N participants but I definitely recommend to take 3 day tour, because the second day was the best and it was not in the schedule for 2D1N trip. And make sure you don't get the room next to the engine, because it is very noisy. We had this room for one night, but thanks to the friendly stuff it was changed to another the next night. Would recommend this cruise to anyone.

    Reviewed March 24, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Stephen from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    As advertised”

    The guides are what make this worth the money. The food is definitely above average and the rooms were adequately clean. The drinks during happy hour were severely watered down. Overall great experience though.

    Reviewed February 19, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Vanessa from United States
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Better than expected ”

    Beautiful, on time, good group

    I was worried about even taking a tour after reading so many negative boat reviews, but this trip was great. It was very on tine with the program and organized. We went to an island to swim/ hike to see the view. Kayaked to a cave and through the bay, learned to mans fresh rolls, went squid fishing. Boat is clean with hot water although water pressure gets low if a few people shower at once (like after kayaking). Food is average to good. First lunch and breakfast were nothing special dinner and second lunch were pretty good. As expected drinks aren't included, expect a water on the bus each way and one on the boat (so bring water), alcoholic drinks are expensive, especially mixed drinks. But they do have a nice but 1 get 1 happy hour during dinner. Guests on the boat were great all around my age I'd say 25-35 two young married couples, a few solo travelers, and a group or two of friends. There are only 9 cabins including the guide's so it's a small group which is nice we had 12 total. I'd recommend this trip, it was more than I wanted to pay but was well organized,very safe, and clean. Plus the sites of Halong bay are stunning and our guide spoke English well and was very helpful. As a side note I think this trip would be too short as a day trip since 7-8 hours is spent driving there. I did two days one night which felt perfect. I met a couple who thought 3 days two nights was a bit long. If you want more time I'd suggest doing this trip and maybe spending an additional night on Cat Ba island to explore there. We were lucky with sunny weather in Feb, if it was gloomy the entire time it might be less fun.

    Reviewed February 18, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Balazs from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Good value, especially with good weather”

    Good food, numerous excursions, and very friendly staff

    The stay with Alova Gold was really pleasant. It's not anything flashy, but the tour is a good value for the price paid. The best aspects included very friendly, professional, and trustworthy staff, including one of the guides named Hieu. The captain of the boat is also a well-dressed gentleman, somewhat unexpected. The food is really delicious, and if the weather weren't so cloudy/rainy (late December), then the kayaking and outdoor activities would have been much better. The tour does include pickup at your hotel in Hanoi (recommended), and the trip to Halong includes a couple of requisite stops at a souvenir tourist trap, but this seems to be standard with all operators, and there is no pressure to buy anything. It's best as a coffee/WC break. The three-day two-night excursion is worthwhile only if the weather is good; otherwise there is a lot of leisure time. Our tour included a hike up to Titop island (excellent 360-degree panoramas), a descent into an impressive but crowded cave ("Amazing Cave"), kayaking twice around some superb lagoons, and a stop at a pearl "museum" (again, a place to spend money if you wish, but there was no pressure to purchase). Again, this is a great, balanced trip if the weather is decent.

    Reviewed January 06, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Fara from United States
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Twin 2 Days 1 Night Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    Cruise”

    Great staff, wonderful food and most importantly, Toni the tour guide

    Usually I stay away from tours, to my very pleasant surprise, this was so much fun and very well organized. Very honest and accurate in their description of the tour with a wonderful, knowledgable, sweet and helpful tour guide. Thank you Tony

    Reviewed December 04, 2015
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