A training work in progress
Part of the Hoa Sua school for disadvantaged youth, the Baguette and Chocolate Hotel is mostly a cafe that has four rooms above for training staff in hotel management.
It sits up the road from the town square and craft market in a French-style villa. The rooms are swimming in natural light, with small balconies, but basic in their fittings, although bathrooms have shower cubicles, which is unusual for the price. Winter heat comes in the form of electric blankets, so expect to spend a lot of time under the covers. There are no views but it's a cute place in a peaceful location and the included breakfast, taken in the cafe downstairs, is more than just bread and egg. Staff are all in training and many go on to take up jobs with large hotels and restaurants, but don't expect service to have been perfected just yet.
By Sarah Turner
Last updated on 14th October, 2013.