Kim Nam Phuong
What we say:
Maybe we're a little quick to judge, but Christmas decorations in the restaurant in September are rarely a good sign. We're inclined to think they were left up late, not put up early -- from the look of the rooms, it seems they hadn't been attending to much around here since last Christmas. Accommodation is in grungy concrete huts -- the beachfront rooms are some of the least attractive, with plaster eagles spreading metal claws on the corners of the buildings. Bedding seemed musty, and the particleboard furniture seemed to have been crammed in without care -- there was a dresser halfway blocking the bathroom door. Year-round Christmas cheer aside, you can do better.
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Contact details:Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island. T: (077) 3846 319 F: (077) 3981 122
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl fan private b'room||8 USD||8 USD||Upto $10|
|Bungalow fan private b'room||16 USD||16 USD|
|Bungalow air-con private b'room||25 USD||31 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 5th September, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 7th November, 2008
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Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 3 ratings and 3 reviews
We love it
I felt I had to put in a review after reading the Travelfish review. We have stayed here several times over the years and found the place to be great, especially for the price. That the Travelfish reviewer visited in September and found the rooms ''musty'' is no surprise - that is the middle of the rainy season so almost everywhere will be damp and musty - and yes, they have the Christmas decorations up, but so what? We were just in Can Tho and the New Year topiary is taking pride of place in the riverfront gardens, even though Tet is some months away yet. Why confine your celebrations! The Kim Nam Phuong has recently repainted all their rooms and while the vibe is very relaxed, the staff do make you feel welcome. If you are on a budget it is hands down one of the best places to stay on the island, being close to town but still occupying a nice spot on the beach.
Kim Nam Phuong reviewed by Kitty2000 (Total reviews: 1) on
Avoid the touristy places, find character here
This place was well worth the price. The grounds aren't overly manicured, but have a woodsier feel. Chickens were running around the area too. The hotel has lots of charm, and doesn't feel cramped at all. There are hammocks around as well. The rooms were a little run down, but the beds and the beach chairs were comfortable.
Kim Nam Phuong reviewed by maricopacounty (Total reviews: 1) on
Great Value & Very Friendly Staff
I stayed at Kim Nam Phuong for a week, and wish I could have stayed even longer (I called Vietnam Airlines to change my departure date once - it's easy, with no service fee.) As mentioned above, my room was adequate, with a good-sized bed, fan and cold water (you don't need hot water on Phu Quoc), plus TV. The great thing is that my room was about 20 meters from the beach, yet was only US$7! Plus the staff is fantastic - mostly young folk who speak a decent amount of English, and are very eager to meet and interact with their guests. There are bikes and motos for rent, but not many. The food is good at fair prices. If you want more variety in your meals, Su's Cafe is very nice, also with a friendly staff, and it is a three-minute walk from KNP. While you're lounging on the nice piece of beach fronting KNP, look for a masseuse named Long (Luong?). She has hands of steel, and will get your knots out for - are you ready? - 50,000 VND/hour. That's US$3.12. I did a dive to the North (Turtle Island), and it was disappointing. Low visibility, and not much to see anyway. I went with Rainbow Divers, who were very professional and equally friendly. Word is that diving is better to the south (out-of-season when I was there), but I'd just save it for Thailand. Why dive anyway, when you've got a tan to work on? Everyone who was staying at KNP were in great spirits - probably because of the great deal we were getting! Stay there - I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Kim Nam Phuong reviewed by davio (Total reviews: 8) on
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