I'd been following the reviews prior to our 10 night stay in Chen, and was pleasantly surprised how enjoyable our stay and more importantly how reasonabley priced the food was.
We stayed in room 101, which was a beach front villa and in fact the most comfortable and had the best views we have ever had in all our stays in Asia. We would definetly recomend paying the little bit extra for a beach front villa.
In terms of food, as I stated earlier it is very reasonable compared to the majority of similar starred hotels we have stayed. As its an island you can only imagine how good the fresh sea fish were. We ate in the restaurant 9 nights out of the 10, and enjoyed every single of the meals and did not eat the same meal twice. We also ate breakfast every morning which was very enjoyable.
We found every single member of staff extremely helpful, and their English to be above average.
As former reviewers have pointed out the resort is 20 mins away from the town (which to be honest there's not a great deal there). If you want to get out of the resort during the day for a change, you can walk to the Mango Bay resort which is a 20 min walk along the beach, and offer great quality reasonable priced food.
Chen arranged a supplier to provide mopeds for our stay but strongly expressed that they were nothing to do with the resort, although all the paper work had Chen resort printed on it, which was strange. We used the moped most days to visit al over the island, which we enjoyed.
During the stay we visited the 2 other resorts we were also looking at when we were thinking of visiting Phu Quoc - La Verenda and Mango Bay resort, and I must say I think we were glad that we chose Chen.
Unfortuently we were unable to try water Ski-ing as it was still officially low season and the cooking course as the Chef was off the island.
All in all a very enjoyable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled discreetly in a secluded bay surrounded by a tropical rain forest, Chen Sea Resort & Spa invites you to lay down. This exclusive hideaway offers spectacular view on the Gulf of Thailand. Chen Sea Resort & Spa lies perfectly along a private and pristine beach offering privacy and serenity, everything is about peace and heaven. The Architecture of the Resort is inspired by the local environment with the use of natural material that is traditional to Vietnam. Chen Sea Resort & Spa offers 36 unique and spacious Villas. The open plan layout design invites our guests for both indoor and outdoor experience. Traditional oriental simplicity and refinement are the inspiration for the design and furnishings of all the villas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chen Sea Resort And Spa
- Chen Sea Hotel Phu Quoc Island