Located on the main road Tran Hung Dao, just across the street from an access point to the northern terminus of Long Beach, Hiep Thoai Hotel is an excellent guesthouse-sized hotel.
Rooms are bright, clean and tidy, filled with functional solid wood furniture including a desk/vanity, wardrobe and mini fridge. The addition of a wall mounted flatscreen TV and bedside table is a pleasant flashpacker perk at this price, and so is the air-con and WiFi. The wetroom style hot water bathroom also looks bright and clean.
Hiep Thoai Hotel is one of the best budget digs on Long Beach, if you don’t mind being away from the central Long Beach village action. You’d have to ride or drive to get to the beach’s main bars and restaurants. On the flipside, you are walking distance to town, just 550 metres to the night market and only 100 metres to the ocean. You can see the water from the hotel’s front entrance.
Address: 65 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
T: (0773) 981 060; (093) 812 5885;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º57'37.86" E, 10º12'36.76" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||400,000 dong||450,000 dong|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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