This is my first ever review but I felt I owe it to all the staff here to do, so sorry it's taken so long. We stayed mid December 2011 and it is a new hotel which we loved as we often had the pool to ourself or with one other couple, so it was very relaxing after our 5wks traveling around Vietnam (staying in all types of accommodation-youth hostels to other 4star hotels). We walked along the beach and from appearances we decided that yes we had the best hotel, and after having average food elsewhere we just stuck to our hotel food which is usual for us! We loved the red flags on the recliners so we could just wave it for a drink or food. There is an amazing French head chef who is training the staff really well. My boyfriend wanted to propose to me so he talked to the manager and they went out of their way to make it special. We had a table right on the edge of the sea so we were separate from other guests, surrounded by candles and decorated with flowers. We had a 4course meal and wine all selected by the head chef (as my boyfriend isn't a foody like me so wouldn't know what to choose), which was all amazing and personally served by the head chef (so we had him to ourselves for the night for no extra cost - only the cost of the meal!) I was very surprised about some reviews saying food ok but not special - we stayed 1wk and the food was great esp breakfast where there was everything you could think of: a chef cooking eggs/omlettes/french toast adding exactly what you want, different vietnamese cakes, fruit, fry up food, salads, cold meats - we looked forward to breakfast everyday. I loved the decor of the rooms, the wooden bath is lovely and deep and the ponds and flowers around the rooms are kept lovely - the trickling water from the ponds are lovely to wake up to. My boyfriend looked forward to the sweet treat that would get brought to our room every evening - we loved the surprise. So yes this is a new hotel with trainee staff but we found it more endearing than a negative as they are so willing to please and be personal to your needs; and it isn't crowded or noisy! We were saying that we were glad we stayed here before it become established and therefore more busy. The only thing that I think would improve the hotel is that they should not have the same Philippine band on every night, even if it's just music over a sound system, because if the band isn't to your taste it's a shame to be stuck with it every night if you want to eat on the beach (this is applies only the beach restaurant there is another restaurant which is exquisite but we love to eat on the beach). It is a quiet place perfect for relaxing but you can hire a bike and go and explore the rest of the island - development is in progress so I say to experience authenticity go asap. Not all the roads are completely tarmac but I'm a learner and it's not to bumpy just very dusty on some roads (take sunglasses or you'll struggle to keep your eyes open). The hotel offered great trips but we just chose to go and explore alone. Personally we thought this hotel looked better than La Veranda and find the previous negative comments strange! Ps we saw a wedding here and they used the bridge over the large pond as an aisle to their beach wedding - very beautiful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stretching along the pristine beach, Long Beach Resort with 72 rooms open in the first phase possesses a unique architecture of Vietnam traditional village. The resort offers a new standard of exclusive and bespoke indulgence. Our unbridled luxury with obvious attention to design, details and pure escapism making the resort stand out in the region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Long Beach Resort Phu Quoc Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam