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“Wonderfully French in the heart of the Old Town” 5 of 5 stars
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La Tonnelle
44 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #43 of 111 Hoi An B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Wonderfully French in the heart of the Old Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

If you are after a typical French farmhouse with rustic features, right in the heart of the old town quarter, look no more.
This place will impress you especially if you are feed up with Asian designed rooms with a western edge to them. The room on the ground floor is the one to ask for as it is 2 rooms in one with a small kitchenette and a small private courtyard.
The room is A/C and the bathroom is just fantastic. No marble here folks, good old terrazzo on walls and floor. The food is excellent and the wine and beer cheap by Vietnam standards. $6-9 a glass for wine is the norm here as they import all of it except for Da-lat wine, which is terrible.
Even better is its position. You cannot be any closer to the shopping heart of Hoi-an as its in the same street as the Chinese Bridge that is 600 years old or so and you can watch the hustle on the street during daylight hours right from the front courtyard of the hotel. Don't get me wrong, this place is quite as there a re no cars allowed in the street, just tourists and locals.
The staff are really friendly (Hi Miss Chung) and speak english quite well and the owners are French, so the place really is, well, French.
If I went back to Hoi an, I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

La Tonelle is situated on a quiet no-car street near the japanese bridge. it has only 3 rooms and the 4 of us took the 2 rooms on the second floor. the rooms were on the small side but there was a big private living area outside that the 2 rooms shared.
The bed was very comfortable and the rooms were well-cleaned. Breakfast was generous, you could order as much of anything from the menu that you could eat. And they were not particular about the time you went for breakfast!
The lady who worked there, Chung, was very friendly and chatty. We got a recommendation from her for her sister, Luna's tailoring shop. We were very happy with the dresses we made there!
Overall for the price it was excellent value for money and we would stay there again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

La tonnelle is a great hotel right in the heart of Hoi An, about 200m from the Japanses bridge, a perfect location! Rooms are simple but very clean and have everything you need. The staff were so friendly and Would help you do anything you needed. The services were great, washing for $1.50 a kilo, bike hire for $1.50 a day and they will organize private transport back to the airport for $17. The only negative is that because the house is built with a lot of wood it can get quite echoey and if you have loud neighbours it may be hard to go to sleep. Would reccomend to anyone staying in Hoi An, purely for location and price.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My favorite hotel in Vietnam! Charming, quiet place near Japanese Bridge is very pictorial. Beautiful, clean and cosy room. Good cooking, and you might have a breacfast (good choice of local and european dishes) till 8 am till... any time you wish! Quite right practice I think. Very friendly stuff! I love my vacation in La Tonnelle.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

we stayed for 5 nights and loved the place. thanks for an amazing time. the staff were beautiful and we really appreciate their kindness to my husband and me,,,, but especially our son.there was lots of laughs and lots of fun and understanding.....even as our 4 year old had some traveling blues and temper tantrums.great value for money. chung, one of the staff was really good to us as were all the staff,i just wish i could do justice to their vietnamese names, which unfortunately i cant.the staff speak better english than i can Vietnamese. the kitchen was yummy and leoungs cooking school was fun and great. i agree with another review, chungs sister was a good referral for clothes.
Don't stay here if you are prone to complain about water smells and a few cobwebs or lack of slippers..........if you want 'stars' attached to your accommodation it's not for you.... if you want charm and friendliness and can reasonable understand you pay for want you get, you may like to consider this place.the staff try really hard to met your needs and exceeded our expectations and they put up with all our strange customs,,, like dragging masses of shopping home and our western style parenting. thanks.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Great location at the quiet end of the Japanese bridge, but still very close to where everything is happening. Room was simple but good and had everything we needed. Service was fantastic and staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfasts were very good, in a gorgeous setting. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We really enjoyed staying here. If I were to come back this is where I would come. The people working there are just charming, nothing too much trouble, you feel very comfortable there and it is so quiet and peaceful yet near to everything. Chung recommended a tailor, her sister and the work was well done and reasonable. We forgot some clothes at the guest house and one of the girls took a full speed 30 minute scooter ride to Danang to return us our stuff. How many people would do that?
Yes, there was a funny smell of drains but the place was clean and comfortable and I recommend it to anyone looking for some authenticity and contact with nice people who care.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 44 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
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Ranked #43 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Hoi An
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