Lam Ha Eco Lodge
Off the beach eden
What we say:
The name Lam Ha Eco Lodge doesn't seem to refer to sustainable agricultural or green energy habits, but rather to the hotel's lush grounds. It's easy to feel as if you've escaped to a jungle retreat, with the green canopy and forested walkways. But you didn't come to the beach for the jungle, and a stay at Lam Ha will cost you a 100-metre walk to the beach through a beachfront resort that has rooms for roughly the same price. The rooms are homey and comfortable, with TV, air-con and hot water showers but there is nothing in the rooms that you won't find at other locations on the beach. If you can't find a room on the beach, this is a good spot for overflow, but we'd suggest looking elsewhere first.
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Contact details:Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island.
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Standard - Double||15 USD||25 USD|
|Bungalow air-con private b'room||15 USD||30 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 5th September, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 19th February, 2012
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Rated 3 out of 5
Based on 3 ratings and 3 reviews
Lam Ha Scam Resort
The room at Lam Ha Eco Resort (LHER) was ok: two king single beds with A/C, a fridge, hot water, and a TV (unfortunately it had only one channel). The only bad things we noted were a broken bathroom door handle (a common sight in SE Asia), and a cage of four overzealous roosters right outside our room. On our last day we asked the English-speaking owner if he knew a way for us to get to Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC). Big mistake! He quoted us 475,000 VND each (250,000 for a taxi to the ferry for 2 people, 250,000 each for the ferry to Rach Ga, and 100,000 each for the bus to HCMC ). We were assured that the taxi driver would hand over our ferry and bus tickets when we got to the ferry terminal. The taxi ride ended up coming to 150,000 VND (an easy 100,000 VND profit for the Lam Ha Eco resort owner), and the envelope the taxi driver gave us contained no bus ticket. We questioned the taxi driver but he spoke no English and sped off. It was at this point we realised we had been scammed. Overall the owner of LHER extorted 300,000 VND from the two of us and we still had to pay 110,000 VND for a minibus from Rach Ga to HCMC. In summary, these guys are con artists, stay well clear if you value the contents of your wallet!
Lam Ha Eco Lodge reviewed by jimdare (Total reviews: 1) on
Lam Ha Eco Resort
Have seen some pretty bad reviews for this place on other websites & while it is surprising that it is the Lonely Planet's choice for Phu Quoc, for the price you pay it's a pretty good deal. We paid $13 per night for a double room and stayed 3 nights. The first room we went to did have an ant problem, but they were happy to show us some other rooms and as they were free it was no problem to move... The staff there did speak very little english so when we had some questions they called up a mystery woman and gave us the phone! But we seemed to get by. There are places closer to the beach, but you are just a 2 minute walk and there are nearby restaurants and the popular Beach Club resort is only a few minutes walk down the beach. So all in all, I wouldn't say this was the best place to stay in Phu Quoc but if you're a budget traveller it fits the bill pretty well!
Lam Ha Eco Lodge reviewed by Nickt (Total reviews: 1) on
Cheap and chilled
Firstly, this place turned out to be a lot cheaper than it's listing stated in the Lonely Planet which was a nice (rare) surprise. AC rooms start from $13, or a spacious bungalow with AC & own kitchen is $15. The resort has a very chilled out vibe, with lots of greenery, plants and flowers, hammocks and scattered eating huts. You will also find free range chickens and the occasional herd of cows roaming about. The rooms could probably do with a bit of a makeover, but they are clean and comfortable enough for the price. Incidentally they DO have mosquito nets, and it takes less than 5 minutes to get to the beach. This is a family run business, and although most of the staff speak little, if any English, they are lovely, helpful and do make you feel very welcome. Whilst there the extended family were celebrating the life of a family member who had died 20 years ago, and they invited every single guest to celebrate with them, laying on a delicious meal and a disco!!! If you want swimming pools, fancy rooms and expensive western food go somewhere else, but for a budget, friendly laid back experience, come here!!
Lam Ha Eco Lodge reviewed by lynchee (Total reviews: 1) on
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