ATC Hotel local standard
Our brief comments:
The ATC hotel is tiny - a single-story four-room French villa
built in 1929 with a roofed terrace surrounded by a rampant
garden in the process of overwhelming the building.
It's in the centre of Con Son's small town overlooking the
sea, but the garden jungle is so thick you'd be lucky to get
more than a glimpse of the sea from the front rooms. An attractive
feature is a small orchid garden at the rear of the property.
It's the only hotel on Con Son island with a bit of character.
Rooms are small and simple, with only basic facilities - no
bathtub or telephones - but are clean and quite attractive.
There is no restaurant as such: meals are prepared and cooked
in an adjacent kitchen and served on the terrace.
Don't expect anything resembling a conventional mainland
hotel - until the rest of the world catches on, Con Dao is
way off the beaten track.
Further along the seafront, the ATC company has two wooden
stilt houses in an attractive garden, each with two rooms
with large bathrooms and the usual facilities. At present,
logistics make it impractical for use by international visitors
- there is no restaurant, no telephone and the resident housemaid
speaks only Vietnamese.
However, a restaurant is under construction nearby. With
that, and the other problems ironed out, it could be a good
alternative to a conventional hotel.