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Cassia Cottage or Beach Club?

Perth
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Cassia Cottage or Beach Club?

We are a married couple in our early sixties and are looking at a week at Phu Quoc Island.

We live in Australia and have travelled extensively throughout the world especially Asia, but never visited Vietnam.

Can anyone recommend one of the above hotels which are number 1 and 2 on trip advisor or are there any other recommendations?

Also, has anyone flown from Perth Australia and if so what route can you recommend?

Any comments will be very useful thanks.

montgomery, wales
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1. Re: Cassia Cottage or Beach Club?

We stayed at Mango Bay Resort - north of the main town and away from the main drag of hotels. This is an "eco"resort, very nicely spaced between natural rooms. Have a look at their website, and if you need any further info. do please private message me. We had an amazing and very chilled week there at the end of January.

Tiggy.

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2. Re: Cassia Cottage or Beach Club?

Hello,

I try to give you an idea what is the difference between the 2 hotels.

Cassia Cottage http://www.cassiacottage.com/ , swimming pool, A/C in a room, but more expensive (the cheapest room from $60 smartstays.com/cassia-cottage-resort-phu-quo… ) than

Beach Club http://www.beachclubvietnam.com/ no A/c, no breakfast with a room, no airport pick up, but you could get a beach front bungalow for $28 (this is the April price, in low season you could get it for cheaper price ).

Beach Clus has 4 bungalows, and 6 rooms , Cassia C has 18 rooms, and the bungalows. I think (howewer I have never stayed there ) CC more resort style, but looks very prity on the photos.

It is always depends on what you are looking for, privacy, nice beach without too much tourist, or the opposite one.

Beach Club is on the far end of the Long Beach, a little bit isoleted from the other hotels, while CC in the middle of the tourist resorts.

Because you are in your early sixties , I would recommend CC, if you want to choose between the 2 hotels, maybe CC suits you better than BC . (I chose BC , but I`m just 35 years old, and I do not like big resorts , and I`m sorry but I do not like too much tourist around me, and I like challange :-)) )

But you could check Sea Star or Mango Bay resort,as well, they have a very good review , lots of people recommend them on this forum .

http://www.seastarresort.com/eng/

www.mangobayphuquoc.com/swf/accomodation.html

And more info :

http://www.hotels-phuquoc.com/

http://www.phuquochotels.com/

http://www.hotelsinphuquoc.com/

www.phuquocstop.com/?S=23&C=24&T=0&2N=5&L==

Have a nice holiday!

zskin

Gyor, Hungary
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Sorry about some of the spelling mistake, I forgot to check it.

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Mango Bay is vastly overrated in my opinion. It's basically a wooden hut backpacker resort with an overpriced restaurant attached (nowhere else to eat nearby!) and good branding/marketing. The beach there is nothing special, the rooms aren't very clean, the beds are hard, service unremarkable and the restaurant offers little choice. It's also a bit out of the way if you plan to do some touring of the island, and you can forget going anywhere else at night.

Not stayed at Cassia, but stayed at Beach Club and I love it. The rooms are way better than those at Mango Bay, and they're right on the beach. Plus the service is fantastic and the bar/restaurant has plenty of variety and is reasonably priced.

montgomery, wales
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Have to disagree with the previous Poster - has he or she actually stayed at Mango Bay?

Yes, it is fairly basic, ie no air-con, fridges or phones in the rooms, but we found our fisherman bungalow to be very clean. The rooms are very well spaced out and really the whole ethos of the place is peace and quiet. The restaurant was fine with enough choice, but you could wander towards town and find a few little very interesting places to eat!! and we even found a tiny place next to Bo Resort. And for the more energetic the walk along the beach, around 1 hour, to town was fun, especially when you cut in and wander down the narrow little road parrallel to the sea, very friendly people getting on with their lives and always keen to practice their English!! Or the taxi ride into town was short and cheap and quickly arranged by reception...... We also hired a motor bike from one of the staff and did some great exploring of the island, both north and south. We went to Mango Bay for real peace and quiet which is what we got - so it is really a matter of "horses for courses" .......

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Yes, I spent 4 days there in December, and yes it was peaceful, but I felt it was way overpriced compared to other resorts on the island, especially the restaurant which is VERY expensive.

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7. Re: Cassia Cottage or Beach Club?

we just returned from vietnam and had a 4-day stay at sea star resort, which i give a giant thumbs-up. for $45, we had a nice little bungalow with a great view of the beach, AC, a decent breakfast and a fantastic location. of all the long beach locations, i think sea star has the nicest beach by far--lots of shade, trees and chairs that you can drag around, and they keep it immaculate.

they also have bungalows that are right on the beach, but these have a shared wall, and honestly though we were 30 steps farther from the sand, we loved having more privacy.

the staff couldn't have been nicer, and there was a good mix of families, couples, older, younger, etc. a fantastic spot! i'd stay there again in a heartbeat.

Gyor, Hungary
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8. Re: Cassia Cottage or Beach Club?

Purves_Grundy,

You stayed in Beach Club, can you tell me how far is it from the town by walk ? (I read info on TA,but one said 30 min. the other said 40 min , all right I know it depends on how fast are you , but just about..? )

What else do you suggest to see in Phu Quoc?

( I have already known the list like pearl farm, fish sauce factory etc )

I do not want to go by organised tour, I`m planning to hire a moped, and discover the island myself , Is there any unique places what I should see ? (

Thanks

zskin

Anyway, where is warnerbros ?

Saigon
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9. Re: Cassia Cottage or Beach Club?

You can just about walk into town from Beach Club, I guess it would take around 40 mins.

Plenty to see on PQ - Bai Sao beach, the north-west cape with its fishing villages & views of Cambodia, take a drive through the rainforest, take a boat cruise/fishing trip, and just rent a bike & drive around. Beautiful scenery. Go now before they ruin it!

Gyor, Hungary
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Thanks.

"Go now before they ruin it!"

I hope it is not too late...

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