A nice place, but too far from the beach.
We spent a week at the Chez Que Forest Bungalows near the resort of Long Beach on Phu Quoc.
The hotel has around 6 bungalows spread across beautiful landscaped gardens with a fair sized pool. Alongside the pool is the main house where Daniel, the hotels young owner lives. this is also where we’d have breakfast every morning.
The breakfast changes everyday but you do not have a choice. Over the week we had a variety of dishes including seafood noodle soup, purple rice with Mango and beef and eggs. Its served with a changing fruit platter, iced coffee and juice.
I thought the breakfast was pretty good but Julie wasn’t too keen on a couple of the dishes and was frustrated at the lack of choice.
It’s kind of a weird set up. Daniel plays the same music playlist each day which seems to be a variety of classical songs alongside his favourite tracks from the kids film frozen. If I hear that song one more time I think I’ll stab someone.
Despite having six bungalows, there were only two sun beds. this meant we found it hard to enjoy the pool as there aren’t really any alternatives. Daniel did add two more after we requested these, but four is still not enough if the hotel is fully booked.
The bungalows are pretty far from the beach and the main restaurants and bars of Long Beach. you definitely need a motorbike which cost VND 150k. this ended up being a bit of a pain and we felt pretty isolated at times. The hotel only serves breakfast so getting lunch and dinner involves a drive. Not good if you want a couple of beers.
It’s probably worth noting that the rooms do not have cable TV as is stated on booking.com. They are however nice and clean. Our bed was however like sleeping on a wooden plank so you need to enjoy a firm bed to be happy…
We paid around £24 a night which was one our our dearest stays in Vietnam. The places is very nice, but the price, along with some of the niggles I have mentioned already mean that we have marked down our scores.
Due to the the niggles and the location if we were to go back to Phu Quoc, we wouldn’t stay at the Chez Forest Bungalows again.