We found Madame Cuc in the DK guide to Vietnam and decided to give it a try for our last couple of nights in Saigon. It is a sweet place! The staff is friendly and helpful and were some of the few people we encountered in Vietnam who spoke English, which would have been helpful if we didn't speak Vietnamese.
As other reviewers note, it is a LONG climb to your room. We were in room 402, which was actually up 5 flights. We had tons of bags, so the hotel employed a winch and cable to get our luggage upstairs. We, however, walked after depositing our shoes on a rack at the bottom of the stairs as requested.
The room was very tidy and functional. We had AC that worked and a balcony overlooking the very busy street. There were two double beds, a desk and a wardrobe cabinet. My kids liked that the cable tv worked, so after a long day we could watch Animal Planet.
The bathroom was ok. It had the usual shower/toilet/sink all in one room arrangement. I think something was leaking because the floor was wet constantly, which was unpleasant. But there was good water pressure and plenty of hot water.
Throughout the hotel there are stunning photographs that were taken by Mr. Cuc. It was much better than the usual hotel art one finds.
Breakfast is free and simple, with great Vietnamese coffee, french bread and jam. There were bananas in the lobby all afternoon and tons of street vendors at the market across the street if you want to grab a quick bite.
For me, the only real downside was that it was in an incredibly busy part of the city. Getting around, even on foot, was quite a challenge, especially during rush hour. And even in a cab during the non-rush times, it took forever to get anywhere. Also, this is definitely a back-packer kind of place, so it was mostly western or Japanese tourists. Up to this point, we had stayed in places frequented by Vietnamese tourists and preferred that.
We enjoyed our stay at Madame Cuc's, even with the steep stairs!
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