Friendly, comfortable and great location
Located in small tourist hub sometimes referred to as Long Beach village, Sunshine Bungalows hits the right notes with their neat, tidy and clean rooms just a two-minute walk to the most popular section of Long Beach – follow the road and you’ll find yourself right at Phuong Binh House restaurant and Rory’s Bar.
A cheerful and very sweet family own this hotel – they speak some English and German – and they go out of their way to make sure guests are comfortable and always greeted with a welcoming smile.
Guests will indeed be super comfortable with the bed, wonderfully soft by Southeast Asia standards and adorned with clean, quality white linens. Flashpackers will love the WiFi, air-con, flatscreen TV, electronic safe and minifridge. Bathroom is clean and the shower has warm water though the water pressure is meagre. It’s the little details that make this place so recommendable: a little table and chair set for each veranda, a foot wash station when you return from the beach, new rental motorbikes and a mini-shop with drinks and snacks. The only minor issue we had during our stay was that a few times insects from the garden came in through the large space under the door.
It’s pricey for a cosy guesthouse but you are paying a premium for being so close to the beach.
Address: Group 8, Quarter 7, Long Beach, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc
T: (077) 397 5777; (090) 302 4659;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º57'57.93" E, 10º11'40.48" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||850,000 dong||1,200,000 dong|
|Deluxe double room||1,200,000 dong||1,400,000 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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