Hotel Name: May Hotel Phu Quoc
Address: SS07 – S06+07 Sonasea Villas & Resort, Bai Truong Beach, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam.
Phu Quoc is a big island, and which area you stay in is just as important as which hotel you choose. The May Hotel is in the Long Beach area south of the airport. It’s a new hotel area, and I specifically choose this area to research new hotels planned in Phu Quoc. I will post a more extensive guide for where to stay in Phu Quoc another time, as it will take some time describe each area.
The May Hotel is in the Sonasea Villas & Resort Complex, which is a new urban area with a mix of mega-resorts and villa complexes.
The hotel is in a shopping area that is lined with shophouses, and there are more budget hotels and guesthouse-type accommodation here.
I was visiting in the midst of the global pandemic, so there were no international visitors apart from the odd itinerant expat such as myself. Most of the tourist-related shops were closed here, so it was a bit hard to judge what it is normally like here. Having said that, I will just review the hotel itself.
The hotel is in a shophouse row that can be entered from either side, and the airport taxi found it easily enough. The taxi from the airport was 120,000 VND ($5.23 USD).
The May Hotel is a family-run operation, and after a friendly greeting, I was shown to my room.
My room type was a “Deluxe Room with Balcony”.
The bed was a comfortable queen-size bed, and there were useful outlets next to the bed. The room has air conditioning, which is definitely needed in tropical Phu Quoc.
There is a little bench table you can clear to make into a workspace.
The bathroom was clean and in good order, with a decent hot water system.
As I was travelling when there were so few tourists about, there was no breakfast service operating. I did have dinner here one night which I requested to make sure they had something available. I had a great green pepper pork dish.
One of the most important bits of information for most people staying in Phu Quoc is how far away is the beach. The hotel is about 5 minutes walk from the beach. The big resorts have secured most of the beachfront by now, but at least here there is a dedicated path between resorts to get to the beach.
This is Long Beach, which is the main beach of Phu Quoc that faces west on the southern half of the island.
Overall this was a good budget option if you are looking to stay in the Sonasea area of Phu Quoc. Book the May Hotel Phu Quoc online or search for more hotels in Phu Quoc. If you are new to Phu Quoc here is my Phu Quoc trip report, and also a look at the massive amount of construction that was happening while I was there.