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Bamboo Cottages & Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 103 Hotels in Phu Quoc Island
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Go immediately - it's paradise”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

We had a great time at Bamboo Cottages - you basically have an entire bay to yourself, free to roam up the beach. The cottages were simple and lovely, the food was delightful and we particularly loved the staff. Tony the bartender started when we were there, and he's the best. All the food was fresh and lovely. They have four Phu Quoc dogs that were just amazing - we would happily play there all day.
It's a small place, so you get to know everyone running it, which is lovely. They got us to and from the airport, arranged for a snorkelling boat to pick us up at their dock.
It's the kind of place where you don't really leave, as there's not much around - but if you're looking to read a book by the beach with a drink, do some snorkelling, and play with some great dogs, this is the place for you.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

We stayed at Bamboo Cottages and had a fantastic relaxing stay after some days of Ho Chi Minh city. The resort is located in the Nortwestern part of Phu Quoc which is not very developed.
There is no entertaInment or other resorts around so you are on your own. We had a beachfront bungalow which means that the waves break at only 15 meters from your bed. So if you want a bed with a view, this is the place to stay. The resort has a small sand beach but about 100 meters to the left (after the pier) there is a long sandy beach with clear water. Each bungalow has its own terrace and small garden which is not really a must because there is ample of space and the resort can not accommodate many guests. There is a wooden house in the middle with a big open room which houses the reception, restaurant and lounge area. The owner ofter plays nice CD's wih music of the 60's. A lady named Nhu takes very well care of the guests and remembers all wishes. When my wife broke her slippers she found other ones in no time.
The choice of food is limited but fresh from the market and delicious. So if you want to de-stress buy some books to read and install yourself here

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

This review is a little overdue. We stayed in the wooden house for 10 nights over Xmas and New Year 2011/12. We were the first to stay in the wooden house as it had just been completed. There is only one wooden house (just a few yards from the sea) and I didn't see inside any of the concrete bungalows, so I can't comment on them.

I went to Thailand in 2003, and stayed in some great little bungalows for about £15-25 a night. That was obviously a while ago. Prices will have gone up everywhere since then, and Bamboo is no exception. I guess what i'm trying to say is that I sort of expected more on first inspection. It was pretty rustic, with only basic facilities (no air con, fridge, tv - none of which are needed by the way and go against the idea of an 'eco resort'). But those were just first impressions. Please read on.

Over the course of our stay, we adapted very well into beach life. Our little hut became a home from home, and we got into a nice little routine. Like I said it's only a few yards from the sea (which is normally very calm - good for skinny dipping late at night ;o) and the sound of the waves at night is a wonderful thing.

If you come here, you have to know what you're getting into and enjoy it. If you want local nightlife, forget it (the town is 30 mins in a cab - although we did go there one night to watch a football match. And I guess the night market is worth a visit if you've never eaten in one before).

If you want to party, you're not in luck. If however, you want to really relax and get away from it all, which, after all is the point of a holiday isn't it? Then you'll have a great time. I'm not much of a morning person, so setting the alarm for breakfast was a *little* bit annoying, but understandable. Each day we turned up, 9.25 (sometimes 9.29) and we were always served. Yes the choice is limited but sometime I quite having those decisions made for me. We enjoyed the evening meals too although if I'm honest, most of the time I didn't need the rice. Xmas and New Year were great occasions, with more food than you could possibly eat. Then again, I don't tend to eat much in the heat. A spicy omelette in the morning and i'm good til dinner.

We were extremely well looked after by Felise and Tony right from the start, and I like to think we became friends. Nothing was too much trouble, in fact my overriding memory of the holiday is Tony saying 'no problem' to any request we made (normally for another 333 beer). The staff were all friendly and made us feel welcome. We really enjoyed our time there. They have dogs that I became friendly with during our stay, in fact a couple of days after we left one of them gave birth to 5 puppies. Gutted to miss that.

The resort runs a very reasonable water bottle refill scheme, which is an excellent idea to reduce the amount of plastic waste guests produce. If you have any plastic corks at home, they'll find a use for them at Bamboo. You can fill up from the big bottles in the main house, which is full of charm and very cosy at night. I'm not sure the photos online do it justice.

This place is out of the way. There's a little resort about 10 minutes walk away turning left out front if you fancy a sundowner somewhere different, and there's a small shop along the way if you want to pick up (very) basics and put some dong into locals's pockets. Walk down the beach over the stone jetty (best to take flip flops) and about 15 minutes away (depending on how long you've been here - slower the longer you stay and relax) there's a little family run restaurant that we sampled a couple of times for lunch (water spinach with garlic....*dribbles like Homer*). They seemed like really nice people.

Because we stayed so long (most people only stayed a few days) we encountered a lot of other guests. I remember one group who did nothing but moan about the lack of facilities, location, they even companied the the electricity went off at 2am! What were they thinking when they booked it? Fools.

Take a book, accept that you're somewhere with few amenities, and enjoy it. You've be well looked after (ask Tony for a Fresh Laundry), well fed, and you'll relax like you've never relaxed before. It's what holidays are all about. And if you stay in the Wooden house, give it a pat from me.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

We landed at Bamboo tired and weary from our travels around the country. It was exactly what we needed. We were well taken care of, the meals (three a day) were delicious, healthy, home-cooked, and the best we had during our two weeks in Vietnam. The rooms are lovely and quaint, and the atmosphere is serene, natural and nurturing. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet, sweet beach-getaway. -Carmen

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed 8 nights at Bamboo - over Christmas 2011 with our two boys of 7 and 9. Our boys did enjoy it- a great beach - other kids to play with, a lot of games in the common room - and Tony - a very friendly and warm manager's assistant/bartender (very cool). He added much to the ambiance of the place which was nice, informal and relaxed.

The location is great - on a beautiful and clean beach and off the beaten track. We hired motorbikles and explored pretty many other beaches but concluded almost always: our beach is best (one eexception being Sao beach with waves to jump in - but then it was much busier).

The rooms were nice and clean -for us an appropriate level of standard (but would be hot if the weather was hotter without the fan going all night perhaps) but perhaps still not corresponding well to expectations due to the price level. Now we know that it is expensive in Phu Quoc but it still has to compete with other options...still because of the friendly atmosphere and tasty food we could definately consider going back.

The main problem we had was the limited food options for kids - limited options for breakfast and some evenings chaotic long waits for food orders - which with kids can be problematic. But again - that is all part of the experience - which we do treasure!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Clean, tastefully styled beach front cabins, coupled with nice, friendly staff & good food.

You cant ask for much more when looking for a place to stay & Bamboo cottages turned out to have it all. We were looking for somewhere to stay at short notice when the accomodation we'd booked was of a poor standard. The staff did all they could for us & helped arrange a very special birthday suprise for my fiancee. Thankyou all at Bamboo cattages!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

I booked our stay at Bamboo as I liked the idea of a quiet getaway to chill out away from the crowds relax under the coconut trees. Bamboo was all of this, however it was not quite what my family needed for our stay in Phu Quoc. The food choice was very limited - a set menu for lunch and dinner and limited choices for breakfast. My children just needed to be able to order rice and noodles which was not an option at Bamboo. We did walk 10 minutes down the road to another restuarant which was ok, but not one we really felt like returning to. Bamboo is also very isolated which is great if that is what you are looking for, however if you want to go into town for shopping or a coffee or just to look around, it is around 30mins by motor scooter (at a daily hire cost). So, in summary if you are a couple looking for a quiet, no nonsense getaway with nice but limited food choices you will love it - beautiful beach, quiet and isolated. If you have children I wouldn't recommend it - not enough choice in terms of food and surrounding activities. The rooms are simple, mossie nets over the beds and an outside bathroom. They are cleaned daily however and are adequate if a little hot, when the generator is not on you cannot use the fan. The common room is lovely and atmospheric and a great place to relax and read a book and the lemon drinks were the best we had in Vietnam. So, it was with mixed feelings that we packed up and left after 2 nights of a 4 night stay and moved into more of a 'resort' type set up in town.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Bamboo Cottages & Restaurant
Address: Vung Bau Bay, Cua Can Village, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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Location: Vietnam > Kien Giang Province > Phu Quoc Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Phu Quoc Island
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Phu Quoc Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bamboo Cottages & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a small Vietnamese family-run getaway located on a secluded stretch of Vung Bau Bay. All rooms are housed in spacious cottages with views of the sea. All rooms have plush queen beds & unique tropical open-air bathrooms. Hot water is provided by solar panels. The kitchen serves authentic homemade Vietnamese dishes made with fresh seafood & organic vegetables. A part of Bamboo’s proceeds goes to the Together We Serve Foundation which provides scholarships to needy children. ... more   less 
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