We arrived at La Veranda in Phu Quoc after a few days' sightseeing in Saigon and were delighted to find that it exceeded all our expectations. This was our second trip to Vietnam but the first time in the South. We wanted to have a really relaxing break from the horrors of a very cold English winter so we booked for 12 days at La Veranda. The gardens are really beautiful, filled with lush shrubs and trees, with wonderful tropical flowers and the perfume in the evenings was superb. The site of the hotel is quite small but it felt spacious, with wandering paths through the gardens, small villa-style buildings and larger buildings on the boundaries. Nonetheless, even though the hotel was full throughout our stay, it never felt full of people. Plentiful sunbeds around the pool and on the gorgeous white sandy beach, staff to bring towels and drinks, an outdoor cafe for lunches and snacks and a wonderful terrace overlooking the garden and beach for breakfast ensured a very relaxing day. The food was superb with a large plentiful and varied buffet for breakfast, several buffets served at dinnertime on the beach in the evenings as well as a good restaurant meant that it was very tempting to stay within the hotel all the time. Our room, near the reception lobby, was spacious enough for us, with a good sized shower room and balcony overlooking the garden with comfortable chairs.
We both had a massage in the Spa and i had manicures and pedicure; the staff were good and with the new spa being built, the facilities will match!
We took the minibus into the little town nearby to sample supper in the market - a great experience and naturally very much cheaper than the hotel restaurant. We also hired a taxi (with the help of the hotel) to visit two other beaches for lunch and swimming. The beaches on Phu Quoc are amazingly beautiful, clean and almost empty. Not so many of the Vietnamese spoke good English but we made ourselves understood, and in the hotel there were always people around who could help out if language was a problem.
Costs in Vietnam are cheaper than in many comparable places and we felt that we had a really luxurious holiday at a very reasonable cost. We can't wait to go again!
This is not a hotel that attracts many families. Noise was not an issue and the rooms all seemed to...
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review on Trip Advisor! We are very happy that you chose to stay with us on your trip to the south of Vietnam and that it was the right choice for you. We greatly appreciate your feedback, staying with us for 12 days, you experience a lot more of the resort. Your kind comments about the garden, meals, spa and service are a wonderful compliment to the staff who continue to strive and improve their skills. It is nice to read that you enjoyed your experience on Phu Quoc.
We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again soon.
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