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“Completely overpriced” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thanh Kieu Beach Resort
Ranked #9 of 44 Hotels in Duong Dong
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Completely overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

After 5 weeks in huge cities, I decided to go to a quiet, lonely place for a couple of days to relax… and I landed here. Well, the room itself is not terrible it is just ways too expensive for what it is. The bungalows are charmless and cheaply built. When you go to the breakfast buffet you'll find half of the food trays empty and the other half covered by flies. The toast is not fresh.

The worst is their beach restaurant, though. You'll pay about twice as much as in the restaurants around and the service is just horrible. I once ordered a soup in the afternoon, there was hardly anybody else around and the waiter managed to forget my order. Of course, there was no courtesy for that obvious mistake.

I wouldn't go there. But actually, the whole island is crap. Just tourists (mostly Germans and Australians which says almost everything) and prices around 5x higher than on mainland Vietnam.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights at thanh kiew. When we arrived we were greeted by the friendliest man. He paid for our taxi from the airport. The gardens were well kept. But thats where the good basically stopped. The ocean view bungalow had a view of mostly the restaurant roof and the rest was obscured by trees and bushes. The rooms are exactly as the pictures. No A/C or television as we expected but also no where to store clothes. The bed was like sleeping on concrete and pillows were well past there use by date. There is no tea/coffee facilities in the room, so if your after a cuppa you have to pay. No complimentary water either. Even after the room was cleaned it still didn't feel clean. The bungalows are in need of a bit of a spruce up inside and a paint job. With a bit of effort this place could be good. We are sure there are much better places to stay on Phu Quoc. We feel in comparison to other places we have stayed this would have to be the most disappointing. Overpriced for amenities. I would not recommend staying here.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

What I like most about this resort is the food - delicious, but a little bit overpriced. You should try their grilled fish or prawn - my favorite dishes there.

Lack of air-con in the room but there is a mosquito net, so it's fine.

The beach is beautiful, couldn't ask for more.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Budapest, Hungary
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

We were there in November, 2012. If you like to have a lovely cure rest away from your everyday rush...pick this. Just the necessary things (simple cute house with bed, cabinet, locker, bathroom) but clean and gives the hidden charm right on the white beach. Gives the simple nature feeling with delicious breakfast (vietnamese coffee, fruits, eggs, pancake etc). Beautiful garden around the house and perfect beach which is wide enough to have space and shadow.
The road is challenging to the hotel by the way!
We were satisfied. Would stay there again.

Room Tip: Beach front is beautiful but garden rooms are as close to the beach as other rooms:)
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

The Thanh Kieu is a fine little place and you can't say anything bad about the beach and swimming (I defy you to). Lack of aircon in room meant there was a fan which is fine, but also a mosquito net. Haven't had one since I used to live in West Africa decades ago. Same old problems though - don't tuck it in absolutely everywhere and one of the little horrors will get in sooner or later. Loved the great big safe. Maybe it was the time (last week or so, early Feb 2014) but everywhere on Phu Quoc seemed to close down around 9:30 and we never found the TK restaurant/bar open in the evening (not a problem, lots of places nearby). Staff pleasant and not too in-your-face (which I don't like). Maybe some people like more input from staff (see other reviews). Takes all sorts. Would definitely recommend this place, but get to Phu Quoc in the next two years if you're coming - it's getting developed fast. Dai Beach is being built up and probably will go private soon; other areas similar. Could be Phu Ket by 2020 (of course you may like that).

Room Tip: Were well back from beach but still perfectly alright. They're all good.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

The beach is beautiful, the sand white, the water clean and cool and inviting.
The Coco Beach location on Phu Quoc's western coast is ideal. It's just that the resort itself seems to be sleep walking. Staff were unusually taciturn for Vietnamese, who everywhere else couldn't do enough for us. There's a slightly rundown feel about the place. That said, the buffet breakfast was better than adequate, and the cabin with a view of the beach was of a good size, simple, with an excellent open bathroom, no AC, but a reassuring mosquito net over the bed. The cabin came with a terrific triple-lock clunker of a safe that belonged in a museum, but which could probably withstand a bazooka shell. The resort sits in the best part of the beach, beside some far more expensive resorts with excellent restaurants.
All in all, however, the resort was probably very good value.
Phu Quoc itself is going through a revolution. More and more foreign airlines are coming into its new international airport. If you're planning a visit, do it soon, before the place becomes Vietnam's Phuket.
A cheap motor scooter is an ideal way to explore the further reaches of the island, but only if you are already a skilled rider. While traffic is nothing compared to Hanoi or Saigon, the roads themselves are mostly rough, largely unmapped and challenging to say the least.

Room Tip: Cabins nearest the beach gain a little of the sea breeze, which - since there was no AC in our room...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steve S
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Odense, Denmark
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250 reviews
124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

Stayed here in a sea view bungalow for three nights over a weekend in January 2014 and enjoyed it. Made use of the free airport pick up offered and was met by a taxi upon arrival. Check in was fast and I think I got the best bungalow around. It was simple with fan, two beds and an old safe, a bit of hangers for your clothes and a minibar with cheap drinks. The open bathroom was very nice qith outdoor shower and green plants. The net over the bed was just enough to keep most mosquitos away at night. The beach is very nice and there was always a bed available. Staff was very nice and the breakfast was okay although a bit sparse when we came late. The egg and pancake station made up for it. Service at the beach restaurant was very slow but the food good. Lots of good places to eat around and walking distance to the night market if you are fit for it. Recommended.

Room Tip: Our sea view bungalow was worth the little extra.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Thanh Kieu Beach Resort
Address: 100C/14 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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Region: Vietnam > Kien Giang Province > Phu Quoc Island > Duong Dong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Duong Dong
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Duong Dong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Thanh Kieu Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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On the sunset side of Phu Quoc Island. "Enjoy Your Life with sun and sea air." ... more   less 
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Thanh Kieu Coco Beach Hotel Phu Quoc Island
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