I don't need to spend a bunch of time raving over the food but one can't stay here without mentioning it. Five star hotel quality five course dinner really does accurately describe what you get. The place is very accurately described and represented on the website. If you *need* hot water and airconditioning this isn't for you. If you love food and nature this is a must visit place.
I would like to second the sentiments of the previous poster that this is not a "dredlocked hippie commune" with some crazy mantra you have to "buy into" but more like a place where young professionals that love food and nature gather. There were scientists, engineers, a teacher and a restaurant manager among others when I stayed. Late 20's early 30's clean cut crowd.
I would also like to clarify some [unintentional?] dis-information below. The dinner was charged not at 400,000 VND but at 280,000 VND which as of today amounts to $13.44 USD and it includes one glass of wine. Additional wine or beer is about $1.50 USD or you can splurge on a bottle of local wine for $7.68. This is as of mid-October 2012. The dinner price may fluctuate slightly with exhcnage rate and as perhaps king prawn may cost a little more than filet mignon or vice versa depending on what Peter selects for the nightly menu. I believe the food is underpriced not overpriced. We are talking about a five course meal with healthy portions for $13.44. Can you eat cheaper elsewhere? Yes but even the same quantity let alone quality of food is not super easy to come by for much cheaper unless you're talking about street vendors.
We were two sharing one room and our two day stay worked out to about $39 per person, per day including lodging, three meals a day and all we desired to drink both alcoholic nad non-alcoholic. I would not dream of complaining about the prices even at double the cost. The last time I ate food like this I probably paid $20 or $30 per entree.
Keep up the good work Peter and Rita.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Freedomland offers an home style hospitality, where you can relax amongst friends you have just met, swapping stories over dinner after a day of adventure exploring the island or a day of total relaxation on the nearby beach. As each day goes by, you will appreciate we are not a hotel. LOCATION: Located 15 minutes walk to Ong Lang beach, nestled in a jungle-like area in the North West of Phu Quoc island. 20Km from the airport (about 45 min. Drive); 10km from the main town (15 min. Drive) BUNGALOWS: We designed our bungalows in harmony with the surrounding environment. They are opened enough to allow air flow, furnished with fans (no A/C), wooden furniture locally made and mosquito nets. There is no tv plasma, no hot water (method Kneipp ;), no hairdryers, no minibar and no air conditioned in our bungalows. FOOD & DRINK: Exclusively for lucky freedomland guests, family and friends every night we cook a communal dinner when everyone has the opportunity to meet, enjoy the food and the ambiance. Peter's cuisine is a skilful blend of vietnamese and European cuisine. All the guests fell in love with the Peter's cooking, and he likes sharing his love for food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Freedomland Phu Quoc Hotel Phu Quoc Island