Cassia Cottages

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

Box 43, Duong Dong Phu Quoc Island Vietnam, Duong Dong, Vietnam
Cassia Cottage - The Spice House
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Cassia Cottage the perfect choice

by TripAdvisor Member veejay

Wow, I was so relieved to find that I had made the perfect accommodation choice with Cassia Cottage. If you don't like huge resorts and you're looking for a place with its own character and charm, on the beach and with a pool, look no further, Cassia Cottages is the place for you!
We were met with a transfer from the airport and driven to Cassia Cottages where Mai was waiting to meet us. We were offered a beautifully presented fruit platter while we completed check-in details.
We were then led to our room - one of the ocean-facing rooms. How lovely! It is one of about four rooms joined by a covered verandah and as the name suggests, they all look out to the water and only a short stroll to the beach. Between the rooms and the beach is the pool with pool lounges and umbrellas. There are also lounges and chairs on the verandah.
The room was very spacious and airy, helped by the very high ceilings. What really impressed me was the soft furnishings. Very modern, casual approach in creams and brown. The bed had the word 'welcome' spelled out on it in bamboo with the hotel booklet adorned with lovely red hibiscus. Very nice touch.
The bathroom was large enough, in the usual Vietnam style with no screening around the shower - so make sure you put the lid down on the toilet before you turn it on! On that note, we were able to have a look in one of the other non seafacing rooms, which I'm guessing is a bit newer. The room size was a little smaller with a smaller verandah but with the newer bathroom came a slightly more modern look with a shower screen keeping the water away from the rest of the bathroom.
Breakfast was fine with a small but adequate selection which was as good or better than other bigger places we have stayed in. The breakfast chef does the best eggs 'over easy' that we have ever had!
We had more meals than we usually would at the restaurant within the grounds. Yes, they were a little more expensive than other places but we found them to be very nice and it saved us from heading out in the rain and dark to find somewhere on the beach. We found the beef hotpot to be absolutely delicious and if you like desert, go for the banana pancakes or ice-cream. Yum.
I needed to keep in touch with home while there and the internet/library room has 3 computers with headsets, so that was the most convenient in Vietnam.
Jim and family were away on holiday but Mai and the other staff did an excellent job in their absence. Unlike some places in Vietnam it really felt like the staff enjoyed their work and made us feel most welcome.

You can't go wrong at Cassia Cottage

by TripAdvisor Member texastech2207

We stayed at Cassia Cottage for 3 nights in early Aug 2008 and loved our stay. The weather was quite bad our first night (but we visiting during rainy season) but was great the other two days. We stayed in a pool-side room (1C) and it was fantastic - no TV but you're not there for the television anyways. The pool was beautiful and overlooked the ocean - and the beach right in front of the resort was every bit as nice as other great beaches we've been to in Asia (Phuket/Boracay/Bohol). The manager (Australian who's name escapes me now) was very friendly and accomodating - he helped us setup a tour of the island and recommended things to do. The food was really good - which turns out was needed b/c there aren't many options in town. Our only recommendation was for the hotel to get a high chair for babys at the restaurant - we were traveling with a 1 year old and it made eating difficult....they assured us however they would have one made so you should be OK if you are travling with little ones now. They also had free internet and a great massage service (for so cheap)! I would stay here again in a heartbeat - this place is just as fantastic as the big 5* chains we've stayed in across Asia.

Relaxing in a beautiful setting

by TripAdvisor Member kenneval

We spent four nights on Phu Quoc at Cassia Cottage in August, hoping to chill during our two week tour of Vietnam. This was easy here because we were lucky to be there during dry days of the rainy season so were able to lie by the pool and stroll along the empty beach to nearby bars. Jim, the manager was extremely helpful and friendly, making us very welcome. All staff were polite but not all speak English, as this island is new to tourism. On one day we toured by car to the waterfalls and unspoilt bays in the south of the island. There are larger more expensive hotels nearby, but Cassia Cottage has a more personal feel and at a reasonable price.

Loved the accommodation and hosts

by TripAdvisor Member Smally25

My husband and I spent five fantastic days at Cassia Cottage. The accommodation was brilliant, spacious, clean and charming. The hosts were fantastic, Jim, the General Manager was extremelly helpful, always cheerful and clearly works hard to promote the business. We enjoyed interacting with his family.

We enjoyed lounging around the lovely pool, walking along the beach.

The food at the restaurant was good and the staff helpful and pleasant. We highly recommend this place if you want to chill out. Sitting sipping cocktails watching the sun go down was paradise. Well done Jim and his team for running an excellent resort.

I was a bit confused about the Bed and Breakfast - as the place is more like a resort than a Bed and Breakfast. Thought the signs were great. Trying to find the place would have been difficult as the actual resort is down a side road and it would have been difficult to find had we not seen the sign on the road at the top of the drive.

Keep up the good work.

Patricia and David


by TripAdvisor Member hrobinsonx

We stayed four nights at Cassia and LOVED it. It is not fancy...we called it glorified camping... but it has lots of personality and great amenities like massage and pedicures available. The staff is great, the manager Jim and his family were always a pleasure...I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
The food was sooo great. We ate nearly every meal at the Cassia, when we did go elsewhere to eat we were disappointed and wished we would have eaten at 'home' .
We walked down the beach to the Veranda and it looked very nice but lacked any personality, it looked like any other resort any where in the world. Not what I like for my vacation but maybe you do.
We loved Cassia from beginning to end. If you don't like geckos in your room or having to sleep under a mosquito net then this isn't the place for you! We were sad to leave and hope to go back one day soon.

Phu Quoc paradise!

by TripAdvisor Member jtzt

We originally booked to stay 3 nights here but ended up staying 7. It is an incredibly laid back and relaxing place to be. The rooms are very comfortable and spotlessly clean - we have been travelling for 9 1/2 months and I think I slept better here than I have in all that time.

The food in the restaurant is great - varied and well priced, and there is a small, but good, wine list.

The manager and his staff are incredibly friendly and pull out all the stops to make sure you have a good time. One person in our party was a little bit ill and the managers wife took him to the local pharmacy to help sort things out. Little things like that make a huge difference.

Fantastic value for money (a really good breakfast is included in the price), and if we re-visit Vietnam we will definitely stay here again. I strongly recommend as a great place to spend a few (or more!) days.

Laidback place by the beach

by TripAdvisor Member TNygaard

This is a small "butique" place and the atmosphere is very laidback and cosy.

The rooms a nice and clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

The manager Jim really seems to take an interest in you having a good time and is eager to provide information about the sights of the island, other restaurants etc.

We stayed 4 days at Cassia and had a very good time.

Go and enjoy it...

by TripAdvisor Member JAMChristchurch

We loved our time at Cassia, quite simply it is a real find! The minute you are greeted at the front of the property and your luggage is trolleyed to your room you get a real feeling that everyone is here to make your stay relaxing. We were greeted with a plate of fresh fruit and then taken to our room. We stayed in the garden cottage set back a little from the main accommodation, wonderfully clean great bathroom,and oh so quiet. The pool at cassia is great and given the sea at that time of the year had lots of waves we used the pool frequently. We had been told it was the rainy season and that the island was not so good in August but we are so glad we went, ok it rained sometimes but that wasnt much. Staff in the restaurant are great. The massage on site is a great way to start your day. We appreciated the NZ managment! We didnt see much of the island, that was by choice thou as we were at the end of our month in Vietnam and wanted a place to chill out before returning home. Pleased we chose to fly as opposed to doing a land/sea trip. Easy one hour flight from HCM

Terrific Place

by TripAdvisor Member pbirkmeier

Wonderful suites and singles right on the ocean. Nice pool. Friendly, helpful staff. Great restaurant. Good location on northwest side of island, close to main town and airport. Would love to come back again.


by TripAdvisor Member KerryandAndrei

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor (which were all really good) we decided to spend 5 days on Phu Quoc at Cassia, and we were not dissappointed! We had an excellent stay here. My correspondance with in advance of our stay, was always answered really promptly, by more than one member of staff, and when i had a problem paying a deposit online, the response from the Webmaster was also really quick and explained the reason in good detail.
We were collected by our driver as requested to be taken to Cassia and from then on we didn't have to worry about anything, apart from if it was going to rain (which was out of our control!) The manager Jim met us on arrival and explained about Cassia and made us really welcome. We were taken to our room, where our bags had already been taken, and the room was gorgeous! We had a garden view room at $45 a night and it was lovely - such a comfy bed and really clean!
The food in the restaurant was also excellent! Lots of Vietnamese choice as well as some western dishes - and huge portions! Great ice cream as well! We ate so much! (we are not used to huge portions in Asia!).
Internet was also free for guests which was a bonus when it rained. Jim was also great at giving my husband a lesson on a motorbike before we ventured out to explore the island.
Honestly, we could not fault the service here - the staff were so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.
If you do stay here, be ready to relax and eat and chill. One thing to note is that it is very quiet here - the restaurant closes at 9pm. There are a few other options on the beach, but do not come to Phu Quoc or Cassia if you are looking for a party time, as it is a paradise to relax in!

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Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary questions!

by Lauren5020

Hello VT,
Looking for advice on our Vietnam/Cambodia itinerary. Any tips or suggestions?
Any good Mekong boat suggestions?

Also looking for hotel advice! Any favourites or places to avoid??
We aren't budget, but not high end...thinking: middle of the road price.

Day 1 - Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 4: fly to Phy Quoc Island
Day 4 - 7: Phu Quoc Island
Day 8: fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 9 - 11: Mekong river to Phnom Penh
Day 12-13: Phnom Penh
Day 14: Bus to Siem Reap
Day 15-16: Siem Reap

We are on holiday, so 4 days in Phu Quoc is a necessity :)

Thanks for suggestions and ideas! Lauren

Re: Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary questions!

by Steven.Quinn

Well planned Lauren!

I reckon Sasco Blue resort or La Cassia Cottage resort in Phu Quoc island. Certainly there are more choices for you there.

Since you got your detail plan, I believe you've got your ideas of those Mekong detal boat. They're all good. Go ahead for anyone looking good to you!

Have a noce holiday Lauren.

Re: Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary questions!

by hcosgrave

Hi Lauren - If I were you I would leave Phu Quoc until the end of the holiday. If you do the temples in Angkor justice you will be in need of a rest afterwards - and where better than Phu Quoc.

Re: Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary questions!

by hientonkin

i think the same thing, 4 days relaxing should be at the end especially after Siemreap, tons of walking and too much temples.

Re: Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary questions!

by sanscott

We have been to both.. more than once... personally I like the boat ride on the Tonle Sap.. like a National Geo. movie.. but both times I took it the weather was great so sat on the roof.

In Siem Reap we liked the tour with because it was reasonable, private, and included a village visit.. a good introduction... and loved La Masion HOtel..on main road but small and comfy.. rented the tuk tuk outside the hotel for day to tour Angkor Wat.

Also if time check out Sianhouk ville. Bus from Phnom Pehn is $7.. a good bus with an attendant.

In HCMC consider a cooking class at Vietnam Cookery Center.. I think I have it on my blog - more info on my blogs..
Enjoy.. both destinations are great!


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Box 43, Duong Dong Phu Quoc Island Vietnam, Duong Dong, Vietnam

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Address: Box 43, Duong Dong Phu Quoc Island Vietnam, Duong Dong, Vietnam