Wooden house in the city
If clean, comfortable and character is more important to you than location, then Lien Tho Guesthouse is a great place to stay.
To be clear, this guesthouse is located in town, on a quiet local road, but they’ve made the best of it – it really is a charming, cute little enclave with all doors facing a central garden walkway. Brightly lit rooms are on the small side but stocked with useful furniture like bedside table, a handy shelf/clothing rack and vanity. You’re also provided a flatscreen TV, fridge, kettle, WiFi, air-con and a small posh-looking chequered tile bathroom with rain showerhead. Maybe it’s all the polished wood in the room because Lien Tho feels like it has more polish and refinement than your average guesthouse.
Staying in Duong Dong town only makes sense if your plan is to do explorations of the island – it does put you in the middle but it is a commute to Long Beach, and it’s two kilometres to the night market/tourist centre. If you want your accommodation as a base rather than a beach home, Lien Tho Guesthouse is not a bad spot. We noticed the rate was cheaper on online booking sites than the walk-in rate we were quoted.
Address: 12A Ly Thuong Kiet, KP4, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc Island
T: (077) 397 8999; (094) 771 6363;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º57'54.97" E, 10º13'27.71" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||500,000 dong||500,000 dong|
|Triple air-con private bathroom|
Quad same price.
|600,000 dong||600,000 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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