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):
- Chen Sea Resort & Spa Phu Quoc, a 4* hotel, with its only 36 Villas offers to its guests a secluded and private location surrounded by the jungle and overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. The clients will enjoy the private beach and the water activities such Beach Volley, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Sailing, Windsurfing. The resort offers as well a tennis court, cooking class, bikes and Tours/Excursions. If you just want to lay down, you will find many sunlounge at the beach, in the garden and at the infinity pool's deck. For a total relaxation, you can pamper yourself at the Chen Sea SPA. The restaurant serves a mediterranean cusine and Vietnamese specialities.The chef and his team can also tailor a special menu according to individual requests. The Chen Sea Resort & Spa is also perfect for honeymooners and to organize your wedding at the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chen Sea Resort And Spa
- Chen Sea Hotel Phu Quoc Island