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7.7
  • Airport transfer

  • 800 meters to the beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

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7.8
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Triple Hot Deal
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  • Ocean view
  • 16 m²/172 ft²
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Deluxe - 2 Queen Beds
Deluxe - 2 Queen Beds
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  • Sea view
  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe - Double
Deluxe - Double
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  • Beach view
  • 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Hot Deal
Deluxe Hot Deal
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  • Sea view
  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Triple Room - 2 Days 1 Night
Deluxe Triple Room - 2 Days 1 Night
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  • 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Superior Twin Room - 2 Days 1 Night
Superior Twin Room - 2 Days 1 Night
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  • 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Double Room - 2 Days 1 Night
Superior Double Room - 2 Days 1 Night
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  • 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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7.7
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Cleanliness7.4
Facilities7.1
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service7.8
Value for money7.5
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8.4
Tuyen from Australia
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
Good value for money”
The boat is a bit old but the room is clean and tidy. Staffs are friendly and helpful. We will come back.
Reviewed October 31, 2017
5.2
KOKKUEN from China
Solo traveler
Deluxe - 2 Queen Beds
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
Can be better.”
Rooms, especially, beds are way too small. Food just acceptable. Friendly crew. The ship is old but all ships there are old. A very responsible and chatty tour guide we've got.
Reviewed July 03, 2016
6.4
Chanapai from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
That's ok”
Guest on boat about 16 people, the staff set meal for 3 set but not enough for all, no refill no more food. You have to pay more beverage included water.
Reviewed June 30, 2016
7.2
Aleksej from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
One night at the boat”
The best thing was the night on the boat. So quiet. The food was not delicious, but normal cheap food. More Vietnamese style food would be great. Nothing special.
Reviewed May 18, 2016
7.2
Alina from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
Old boat but great staff”
I was travellig solo and joined papaya cruise for 2D 1N. Tour guide was very friendly and had a lot of knowledge. The boat itself was very old, and if someone's taking a shower in another room you have to wait as there is no water coming out. No hot water at all from the tab or the shower - make sure you don't join the cruise on a cold day.. However, had a nice sun deck upstairs, and the staff was nice. Food was very nice, and we had a cool bunch of people on the boat which was a lot of fun.
Reviewed May 14, 2016
8.4
HYUNJUNG from South Korea
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Wonderful!!!”
good food kayaking was nice actually it was really nice trip compared with the price. but the tour guide gave a wrong info about a tourist bus from Tuan Chau to NinBinh. He said it takes 2.5 hours but it took 6 hours......... It was aweful!!!( because we lost our precious time..... ) we spent all day for the bus...........
Reviewed March 25, 2016
5.7
jaye from Australia
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Ok, need a bigger bus ”
Ha Long Bay, good food if you eat seafood, cave tour
Ok stay on run-down boat. 4 hour trip from Hanoi uncomfortably jam packed into a bus with tiny seats (I'm a small framed 65 kg male).
Reviewed January 16, 2016
7.3
Melissa from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Value for money”
Clean rooms, friendly staff and good food
We enjoyed our one night stay on the cruise as the scenery was breathtaking. Rooms are a bit small but clean and well maintained. Tour guide was friendly and spoke good English (Nhat1287@gmail.com)
Reviewed January 06, 2016
9.0
DIANA from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2015
Great Experience of Overnight Cruise”
Wonderful Experience, Splendid Views & Good Food
I was recommended by a friend and after reading all the reviews, I decided give a try. No regret of booking an overnight cruise with Papaya Cruise - the tour guide is so friendly and helpful. My friends and I enjoyed the seafood lunch and dinner dishes but we wish they could provide more meals for breakfast which only comprise bread, jam, butter, fried eggs and dragon fruits. Wish to have more like ham, bacon and etc. We booked two deluxe twin rooms but we were given one deluxe triple room which is really huge and big. Love the room but I wish they could fix the room number 4 toilet door cause it can't be locked. Overall, we really enjoy the whole cruise. Thumb up to the No 1 (that's what our tour guide described himself) and the crews.
Reviewed November 19, 2015
7.0
Seng from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 1 night in August 2015
Cheap and affordable cruise in Halong Bay”
Cheap, friendly staffs,
We had a good time with Papaya Cruise. The staffs are friendly especially the tour guide, Mr. Ton. The food is generally passable with good portion. The room is relatively comfortable and spacious what with it being a medium sized boat. The rooms are air-conditioned but only after 7 pm. Overall, an affordable experience of staying overnight on a cruise in Halong Bay.
Reviewed September 01, 2015
7.0
marianne from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2015
papaya cruise”
friendly staff,
Reviewed March 29, 2015
8.7
reny from Indonesia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in October 2014
wonderful experience”
friendly staff,on time activity,value for money
We spend 2day 1night at Papaya Cruise. The guide is very nice. The crew is friendly and try to communicate even just say 'hi' or 'morning' (they only speak basic english). The food is delicious. They make non pork spring roll just for us (we don't eat pork). This cruise has a lot fun activity but they can make it all on time.Love it! I'll come back someday for spend more night with this cruise.
Reviewed November 02, 2014
10.0
Hung from France
Solo traveler
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 1 night in August 2014
Perfect holiday and great staff with papaya cruise”
Clean cabin, romantic sundeck, and good meals
I booked Papaya cruise through Agoda. They picked us up from the hotel fro free in the morning and took us 3,5 hours journey to reach Halong Bay harbour. I had the deluxe papaya cabin and it was pretty well maintain from the outside and the inside. My room was it came with a balcony with a sliding door and a spacious bathroom. It was really spacious for a room on a cruise and quiet as my room was on the upper deck and far away from the engine room. I was impressed by the sufficient hot water supplied for the guest. The lunch and dinner were served very good meals The staffs were very attentive and friendly that had make it up for the food. The cruise activities like eg: spring roll cooking class (it was so tasty but I forgot the recipe), happy hour on the roof deck during the sunset, kayaking to Bat cave, swimming Overall kayaking was the amazing experienced I had for this trip. The view was stunning and it was so peaceful around the bay with other group of teenagers came with their kayak and started making lots of noises and fooling around among their friends. It was great experience for me and a must visit destination if you are in Hanoi/ Vietnam.I would recommend to other tourist.
Reviewed August 20, 2014
10.0
Dmitry from Israel
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2014
GREAT STAY”
CLEAN BOAT AND FRIENDLY STAFF
I made booking throughout Agoda and first supplied them the booking number by email. They asked me how to pick up and where was I staying. Then they came to my hotel in the oldquarter to explain the program for the trip, free pick –up, water, ticket, even I got English speaking tourguide I had such a great time travelling to Halong Bay with Halong Papaya Cruise. With 2days 1 night staying overnight on the boat, cruising around the limestone islands and very beauiful cave. The cave visit was a highlight called the Amazing cave. Cabin was spacious even I booked the Superior cabin. All rooms come with large window with fantastic view of Halong Bay. Room's cleanliness were up to standard, firm bed, and modern bathroom. Obviously, the staffs were nice and friendly. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone who would like to do a boat cruise in Halong bay
Reviewed August 01, 2014
10.0
dai from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2014
Great boat and friendly staff”
Clean cabin, good meals, friendly staff
Last week, I booked a trip to Halong Bay with Papaya cruise. It was a perfect trip. Since I contact with them to have instruction I was guided clearly, They offered trip as a main company in the old quarter that I found somebody booked tours from them, The friendly staff with smiles all the long trip, caves was amazing and spacious. I have been to the spacious room with the helpfulness of staffs. They showed me how to use the A/C and how to enjoy the night trip. Thanks to them I had got a memorable tour in Ha Long Bay.
Reviewed July 24, 2014
5.0
soo from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2012
a poor old junk”
becareful, dont be cheated!
After delaying for an hour for boarding,we were told the Papaya Cruise is undergoing repainting and replace by a same standard junk.But it was an old junk with facilities wear and tear everywhere. The food is very lousy and poor and not even include water but have to buy expensive drink from them. The whether is very hot and we all sweating but were not allow to enter the cabin until returning from the caves tour. The worst thing is the current breakdown in the midnight and we were left unattended and blackout until the next morning! This is the worst trip we ever experience!!!
Reviewed June 14, 2012
8.3
Stephen from United Kingdom
Couple
Triple Hot Deal
Stayed 1 night in March 2012
Great trip”
Nice, quiet & relaxing
Busy start to trip - kayaking, visiting caves & a pearl farm with excellent guide. The rest of the time was very relaxing and the scenery stunning. We liked our room, it was small but not too small, the staff were very nice & helpful and the food was good.
Reviewed June 06, 2012
8.3
Margaret from Australia
Couple
Triple Hot Deal
Stayed 1 night in May 2012
Service with a smile”
Great location
We booked the Papaya cruise through Agoda as we liked the look of the old brown sailing boat. At first we were a little dissapointed because all the boats had been painted White due to Groverment regulations. Our Cabin with on suit was on the small side but meet our needs for the one night stop over. The staff did not speak English and it was quite hard to get them to understand. With out the aid of our tour guide it would have been pretty impossible.the food was plain.
Reviewed May 14, 2012
10.0
Dmitry from Israel
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2012
great boat ”
good food
had book the papaya cruise from agoda, i found that the cabins were tastefully decorated with dark wood furnishings and a decent sized bathroom which had a great shower,the cabin had very good heating.the crew on papaya cruise was so friendly and always smile. the food was very tasty and there was so much variety in the menu. the also gave us a demonstration on springroll making which was a nice touch. my boyfriend and i chose the 2 day one night trip. it is a sit-down meal and you help yourself to the dishes that are brought to the table. after lunch you are taken to the amazing cave. we returned to the boat where you could go swimming in the sea but the weather now abit cold, the dinner that night was very tasty with lots of seafood on the menu (for those who don't like seafood the chef will accommodate you). we were then steered around the fishing village in the rain for about 30 minutes but were not taken to actually step onto the villages to get a closer look which i had been given to understand that we would have been. the papaya guide mr lee very pleasant, he try to helping customer whatever they request.i cannot recommend this cruise highly enough. i would come back to vietnam and will take papaya cruise for 3 days 2 nights.
Reviewed March 17, 2012
6.3
Bui from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in March 2012
Old boat with expensive price”
Good halong Views
I had been booked this Halong package. The superior boat old and small, and they ask for the pick up USD$10 from Hanoi to Halong Bay. After discussion, they agree free for me for the transportation fee. ...I have no mood for my halong trip at all because the price too much difference. Anyway, staffs are so friendly. When we are return to Hanoi, they sent other to airport and i need spend extra 1 hour in the bus, bad management.
Reviewed March 16, 2012
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