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Saigon Phu Quoc Resort
Ranked #18 of 95 Hotels in Phu Quoc Island
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Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Meh. I wouldn't stay here again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

My parents booked this place so I didn't have a choice although I think the existing reviews are accurate. Stayed here for 4 nights over Christmas in a panorama suite.

Pros
-nice pool. Very deep and clean although its tough to find a chair
-breakfast buffet is nice and runs 5:30 to 10:30 and includes a good mix of Vietnamese and western food
-housekeeping is great and your room is always cleaned early
-free bikes!
- close to town
-the spa is cheap and is open until midnight
-good movie channels
-robes

Cons
-dirty beach
- not enough spots at beach or pool
-shower could be cleaner
-smoking rooms
-very slow food and drink service

Pro and con: while its good that the room power is not wasted while you are out because you need the key to power it, it's not fun to come back to a hot room

Room Tip: Try to get a bungalow closest to the beach: VIP
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012 via mobile

The hotel and the rooms are not bad, but the prices I would expect a much higher level of service. The whole place has a feeling of neglect and the general feel from the hotel reflects this. We have just come from the La Veranda resort on the island and the hotels could not be more different with the La Veranda substantially outclassing it on every level, except price. I would not stay here again.

Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

We chose this hotel for our Christmas/New Years Holiday. We had some friends visiting from the states and wanted to show them a beautiful beach and hotel. Additionally, we were travelling as a larger group, as we have 3 children, brought our nannies and our friends are a family of 4. We travelled during peak season and had to prepay the entire room when I booked it 4 months earlier. Not a chance of a refund - which was fine, as I never needed to ask for one. HOWEVER, the service here continuously disappointed.

1. We had a booking for their large family suite (not sure of the exact name, but it is a bungalow, on the beach with a living room that connects two rooms. Addtionally, we booked a garden suite (we would have booked two of the same bungalows, but there weren't 2 available). Upon arrival, it took over an hour to check in. And the nervous tapping on the keyboard affirmed our suspicions...they had given our room away...the expensive $400+ night room. This was a huge splurge for us. They wanted to put us in 2 rooms on the beach, but we have a 3 year old and twin 1 year olds. How can we put them in a room without a door that connects to our room? We finally had to settle on a building close to the road and take 2 rooms and then move the next day in the middle of our activities. They offered us a free beach buffet dinner to take the rooms, so we would get out of their hair! ; ) We took it, then they tried to charge us for the other people in our party. We weren't the only one's sitting there for 1+ hours trying to check in. Finally got them to agree to give everyone the buffet. Thank you. Frustrating, but we had no choice but to accept the lesser room. We worked it out.

2. We specifically chose this hotel based on all of the activities they "offer" online. Babysitting, tennis, kids activities, etc. Pretty much none of them were available. The first day, I asked where the kids center was for babysitting. They pointed me to a room and I took the boys there. No sitter. Some 30 minutes later, i was told to just leave my kids there and they could play. Unsupervised. They are 1 year 4 months. What? Then they sent a male gym attendant to "watch" them. Finally went to the office, they said we need to book someone. OK. So I booked someone for the NEXT morning, went to drop the kids. Nobody arrived. I went to the office again and asked them where the sitter was. Said the sitter was sick. Decided against actually having a sitter while the kids were awake. I let everyone else go about activites so I could hang out with the kids in the room. So I booked a sitter for that night so we could take our group out for dinner, after the babies would be asleep. Was agreed on that morning. We make plans, at 5 that night, we are told that the sitter cannot come into our room while the babies are sleeping. They would have to stay up and go to the sitting room. We eventually just passed and let the nannies take turns going out and staying in. We wanted to give them a fun vacation as well.

3. The food is VERY overpriced. You can walk to the main road, turn left and walk 5 minutes and eat at this cool little hotel on the roof. We did. There were 8 of us. We ate and drank and filled up and spent $50...compared to our meager lunch at the hotel that cost us about $150.

The positives.
1. The beaches are beautiful.
2. When we did get our pricey bungalow...it was beautiful and comfortable. Great sitting area with a view of the ocean.
3. Breakfast buffet which was included was great.

I would caution on choosing this resort based on what they offer, as most things were not actually available. If you are travelling without young children and just want a beautiful little beach bungalow...go for it. It is pricey, but very lovely and comfortable.

Room Tip: Garden Suites are a bit on the tired side, in need of updating.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

Free hotel transport was waiting for us at the airport. Check in was very fast bell boys took us to our room within 10 minutes. We were in the standard rooms which were fantastic. Good beds free tea/coffee & TV.
Breakfast was superb night restaurant fantastic food service. (Thank you phu. waitress.) The pool & beach very clean with life guards.
Night market turn left out of hotel very cheap food/ souvenirs. Turn right out of the hotel you have restaurants & bars.
Went scuba diving with flipper diving club (padi) had the most enjoyable time out there as it was my first try dive. The manager Neil from England is a top man who would do anything for you and he made you feel safe at all times.
The level of service was outstanding.
In all this hotel is fantastic and I would go back.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

The hotel has a good location by the sea. The rooms have good beds (which is not the most common in Vietnam). The breakfast is tempting. You can get both Vietnamese and more western food.
Nearby the hotel you have the nightmarked. It is a small marked with lots of resturants. I recommand a vist.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012 via mobile

Free hotel transport was waiting on arrival and we were at the hotel within 10mins. Check-in was quick and the receptionist confirmed our return transfer and suggested check-out times. Free wifi everywhere as they have multiple routers. 

Large room and bed and a nice shower cubicle/bathroom. The beach chalet had great views of the sun setting over the horizon and watching the bats, there were no covers on the balcony chairs so they weren't too comfortable to sit on for long periods. Tried the inclusive breakfast on the first day, we got there late (10:30) not a lot of choice for western palates so we ate at Mondo's 10mins to the right for the rest of the week. 

The pool was the best feature of the hotel. The majority of guests tended to use the beach so there were always beds/towels available around the pool. The pool bar staff were friendly and were happy to spend time speaking to us. 

Check-out was just as easy and no problems with the accuracy of the bill. We were given a Vietnamese hat and a DVD of the hotel as we boarded our free transport back to the airport. 

Stayed here for 7nights and we thought it was excellent value. Phu Quoc is quiet but was great for us - already planning our visit for next year :-)

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

Our second visit to the Saigon Phu Quoc Resort was more pleasant than the first one. Mainly because the hotel had made efforts to upgrade the beach and not least that there was almost no plastic litter floating in the ocean this time. Our first visit – April 2011 – was spoilt by ocean garbage.
Efficient front desk had all arrangements made on our arrival. All staff was very polite, friendly and serviceminded. A good sized room with a huge comfortable bed. Cleanliness and tidiness to all satisfaction, as well as a breakfast buffet with significant variations of western and Asian food. The a la carte menu is not very exciting and the meat food at the restaurant was not tasteful. Go for the fresh seafood. The everyday varied dinner buffet was more exiting, with a variety for all palates.
At least one visit to the night marked is a must.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Saigon Phu Quoc Resort
Address: 62 Tran Hung Dao Beachside Boulevard, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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Region: Vietnam > Kien Giang Province > Phu Quoc Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Phu Quoc Island
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Phu Quoc Island
#12 Spa Hotel in Phu Quoc Island
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Phu Quoc Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Saigon Phu Quoc Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stretching over 4 hectares, on the West Coast, Saigon-Phuquoc resort and spa offers 100 bungalows and villas (comprise bedroom, sofa bed, living room, bar connecting with dining space and kitchen). The property hides under coconut forests and striking colour of flowers. From these balconies, you can enjoy the sunset on the Thai's Gulf. ... more   less 
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