Excellent guesthouse but middle of nowhere
Flashpackers in search of a comfortable room may be willing to overlook Kinh Bac’s middle of nowhere location for its tidy, clean rooms.
It’s located on the main highway that runs smack down the middle of Phu Quoc’s skinny southern tail. It’s five kilometres to Bai Sao beach, making this hotel ideal for travellers who are getting around by motorbike and don’t mind a commute. What you get is a new, solidly built hotel with well-furnished rooms: tile floors, big windows, a firm bed, cherry wood stained desk, vanity and wardrobe. Lux touches include flatscreen TV, air-con, WiFi, minibar and a sparkling tile bathroom with electric heated shower. There is absolutely nothing in the immediate surrounding area but the price is right and it could work as a good base for explorations in the southern part of the island.
Address: To 7, Suoi Lon Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc
T: (077) 360 7778; (0903) 725 327;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º0'48.28" E, 10º5'13.75" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||550,000 dong||550,000 dong|
|Deluxe double room||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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