Cuu Long Hotel

Cuu Long Hotel

Vinh Long's flashest digs

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Long a mainstay of the Vinh Long accommodation scene, the venerable, watermelon green Cuu Long Hotel was in surprisingly good condition and, with an excellent location, represents a slight step up from the Loc Phuc.

Travelfish says:
Green and shiny. : Stuart McDonald.
Green and shiny. Photo: Stuart McDonald

This is not a new hotel and while they’ve done a remarkable job keeping the property habitable, it isn’t as clean as the Loc Phuc nor anywhere near as shiny as the Saigon Vinh Long. Nevertheless for the money, especially once the river views are considered, this is worth considering.

Rooms are well–sized with heavy drapes to keep out the morning sun and perhaps some of the racket from the boats and traffic. Walls are wallpapered (which always strikes us as an odd choice given the climate) which gives the room a more dated feel, as does the furniture and the bed side lights. The whole place is fairly dated—just not in a premium red wine kind of a way.

The staggered balconies are large and not dominated by an air-con unit, though unfortunately, at least in the room we were shown they were unfurnished and a bit dirty. Rooms have air–con throughout and WiFi is standard. The rear wing is cheaper but doesn’t enjoy the river frontage—go with the river view if you choose to stay here.

Rooms are somewhat dated. : Stuart McDonald.
Rooms are somewhat dated. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Popular with tour groups at the more affordable end of the spectrum, Cuu Long Hotel will do the job and we found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Request a room on a higher floor to enjoy a better view (yes there is an elevator). If you’d prefer to spend a bit more, head straight to the Saigon Vinh Long, it is just a few minutes away on foot.

Contact details for Cuu Long Hotel

Address: 2 Phan Boi Chau, Vinh Long
T: (0270) 382 3656;  F: (0270) 382 3848  
Email: cuulonghotel@cuulongtourist.com
Web: http://www.cuulongtourist.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 105º58'19.77" E, 10º15'28.66" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room
Park view
490,000 dong 490,000 dong
Superior double room
River view
660,000 dong 660,000 dong

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Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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