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Jinning (S. Hill), Kinmen

Kinba Guesthouse

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Little Pug Leads the Way through the Creative Revitalization of an Old House

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  • A perfect fusion of modern style in a traditional Minnan residence
  • A huge courtyard perfect for party time
  • Featuring Little Pug, the cutest guesthouse dog ever
  • Passionate and lively husband and wife hosts

The Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

Little Pug Leads the Way through the Creative Revitalization of an Old House

As you descended from the airplane, the bright sunshine of Kinmen embraces you. Follow the winding alleys around old water wells and past ancient homesteads as you discover the daily happenings of this island. All of a sudden, an adorable and mischievous pug bumps into you, leading you to your final destination. As if breaking free from the heavy wartime history of the area, Kinba guesthouse is radiant with liveliness.

 

 

Each brick, each tile endowed with skillful design

Kinba is an amalgamation of historical buildings number 85 and 80. Inside the compact structure of number 85, the cute household pooch, Little Pug, passionately rushes forward in greeting and guides you down the hallway laid with red tiles. At the patio, the old-style water well, ingeniously surrounded with cylindrical bamboo tubes, creates a quaint scene. Green bonsai plants line stone shelves in mimicry of a Japanese courtyard, granting a pleasant vitality to the heavy dignity of this historical home. You spend a leisurely afternoon sitting on the threshold with Little Pug, soaking up the sunshine, chatting, leafing through a book. This is the simple life.

 

Drawing open the doors of the main hall, you find the place where the travelers who come to Kinba rest. The hostess, Maruko, has decorated the space in her favorite Japanese style, with simple wooden furnishings that bring warmth to the reserved atmosphere of the house. The spacious double room is ideal for a couple to spend some sweet time together. If you come with friends, the Japanese-style rooms in the wings adjacent the main structure are your best choice. Whether sitting and chatting freely on the living room tatami mats or lying down for a heart-to-heart chat on the soft-cushion couches, Kinba brings you an idyllic lifestyle.

 
 

When light industry meets historical home

Following Little Pug’s playful down the path, you turn progress a corner to find Kinba Guest House no.80. Emitting the fragrance of Chinese fir, this structure is still magnificent despite the long years it has endured. With his own skillful hands, Little Kang has harmoniously infused number 80 with the style of light industry. When you enter the main hall, the rich colors of the decor mingle with the terracotta of the brick, and the bright-yellow sofa and handsome chandelier display youthful vitality. The old leather case and sewing table personally refurbished by Little Kang revive the past in in this place, where old and new perfectly intersect.

 

With the sun setting in the west, a cool and gentle breeze blows through the open courtyard, and a characteristic Kinmen night prepares to unfold. You gather with your friends as the crystal-clear Koaliang, signature of Kinmen, is poured generously into small glass cups. You mix a special Kinmen cocktail of Koaliang and beer, and it’s bottoms up! Allow the cool, carefree flavor to wash away your worries. Deep in the night, you reluctantly climb the ladder into the loft where what was once a storage space has been transformed into cozy sleeping quarters. You drift into a deep sleep, where the fine evening continues on in your dizzy dreams.

 

 

A taste of local affection

Maruko, with her charming short hair and relaxed attire, was born on Kinmen. Little Kang, with his shoulder length hair, was born here as well. They both exude a rich islander quality. It’s hard to imagine that one of the simple people who now stand in front of you once worked in public relations for some fancy Japanese brand while the other was an engineer in the semiconductor industry! Weary of urban life, they decided to shatter all expectations and travel to Australia together for a holiday in search of better things. That journey not only inspired their love of slow, simple life, but also confirmed for Maruko that Little Kang would be her life partner. When their holiday ended and they returned to Kinmen, and they learned that the government was taking bids on some historical homes, Maruko and Little Kang unhesitatingly cancelled all plans to return to work in Taipei. They chose to stay in Kinmen, where the pace of life is more akin to Australia and to strive to create their ideal life together.

 

“Seeing as everyone is so much alike, we just want to be different!” They painted every corner of Kinba and chose every item of furniture themselves in order to make things just right. They used their experience in the big city to liberate themselves from the burden of history, infuse their space with trendy modernity and bring youthful vitality to Kinmen.

 

Walking into the main hall in the early morning, you discover that Maruko has already prepared breakfast. Crispy, deep-fried breadsticks dipped in delicate, tasty congee, together with mouthwatering sweet or savory sesame seed cakes, give you the energy to tackle the day. The rich history permeating Kinba guesthouse, infused with the youthful vigor of the hosts, revitalizes the impression of Kinmen, allowing the island’s rich nostalgia to live on.

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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Ming-Loft Lofthouse no.80
Max. guest: 2 people

NTD 2,200 ~ 2,400/room

doubleBedshower

Breakfast included、On the first floor、In-room bathroom、Separate bathroom and toilet、1 double bed、LCD TV、Up to 2 extra person (more)

Price List
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Ming-Loft Double Bed no.80
Max. guest: 2 people

NTD 2,000 ~ 2,200/room

doubleBedshower

Breakfast included、On the first floor、In-room bathroom、Separate bathroom and toilet、1 double bed、LCD TV、Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
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Japanese Style Futon Bed no.85
Max. guest: 2 people

NTD 3,500 ~ 3,700/room

singleMattressdoubleMattressshower

Breakfast included、On the first floor、In-room bathroom、Separate bathroom and toilet、1 double mattress、2 single mattresses、LCD TV、Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
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Simple Double Bed no.85
Max. guest: 2 people

NTD 1,800 ~ 2,000/room

doubleBedshower

Breakfast included、On the first floor、In-room bathroom、Separate bathroom and toilet、1 double bed、LCD TV、Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
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Kinba Guest House no.85
Max. guest: 8-10 people

NTD 8,000 ~ 8,000/building

doubleBeddoubleMattresskitchenoutdoorArea

Breakfast included、1 層樓建築、3 間 2 人房衛浴位於房內、1 double bed、2 double mattresses、衛浴 3 間、Yard、LCD TV、包棟正常床位可入住 10 人,不提供加人服務、[EN]包棟每日僅接待一組客人 (more)

Price List
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Kinba Guest House no.80
Max. guest: 8-10 people

NTD 8,000 ~ 8,000/building

doubleBedkitchenoutdoorArea

Breakfast included、1 層樓建築、3 間 2 人房衛浴位於房內、3 張雙人床、衛浴 3 間、Yard、LCD TV、包棟正常床位可入住 6 人,可加 4 人,最多可入住 10 人、[EN]包棟每日僅接待一組客人 (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Stay with breakfast: Chinese style (adjusted with seasonal ingredients)
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Holidays: Friday, Saturday and National Holidays
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, sofa bed, pillow, cover and breakfast included
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Cancellation and Postponement Policy

  • Refund for canceling your reservation due to personal reasons will be transferred according to the following rules:
    • 1.100% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 15 days prior to reservation date.
    • 2.70% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 8 ~ 14 days prior to reservation date.
    • 3.50% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 4 ~ 7 days prior to reservation date.
    • 4.30% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 1 ~ 3 days prior to reservation date.
    • 5.No refund will be made for canceling on reservation date or no show.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Lodging Info

Location

  • 2.
    • Distance between airport:
      • You may take flight from Taiwan to 金門.
        Local transportation includes bus、rental scooter、rental car、taxi.
        • Bus:南山二 , 1.7 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 金門縣公共車船管理處.
        • It is recommended to transfer from 尚義機場站 by taxi: about 30 minutes, NTD 320 (time and fare are for reference only).
    • After booking is confirmed, please contact the host for transportation details.

No. 85, S. Hill, Jinning Township, Kinmen County, Taiwan

Facility and Service

Shared facilities

  • Other Amenities:Seasoning、Cookware、WiFi、Books、Magazines
  • Appliances:Propane stove、Sauna、Drip coffee maker、Water boiler and warmer、Refrigerator、Water dispenser
  • Outdoors:BBQ facilities、Yard

Services

  • Travel information
  • Booking service for rental car, Scooter
  • Foreign language service including: English, Japanese

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 22:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging day(s) beforehand
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Breakfast time:08:00 ~ 10:00
  • For the energy saving and eco-friendly purpose, please bring your own Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • If guests book for an extended stay (more than one night), fresh bedding, covers, pillow, Towel, Bath towel and daily cleaning will not be provided.
  • Due to the age of the lodging, sound insulation is poor, please walk quietly and lower your voice.
  • We only accommodate guests with reservation and not open for visiting to ensure the privacy of our guests.
  • Kitchen with gas range available. Please please help clean up after using.
  • Please bring your personal ID or passport for check-in.
  • Smoking is not allowed indoor; please go to outdoor areas for smoking.
  • The following behaviors are not allowed: Drug using, excessive drinking, gambling, making loud noises, causing disturbances, setting off firecrackers, and any illegal acts. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations, charge for anything damaged or lost, and report to the police in the event of a violation.
  • Pets are allowed with prior notification to the lodging. We accommodate dogs of 30kg or less and up to 1 dog(s).
  • Please refer to and follow the pet policy as below:
    1. Please do not let your pets pee or poo indoors, and please clean up pet waste in the outdoor areas.
    2. Please do not let pets bite or chew the furniture and fabrics in the room.
    3. Please bring the towel, food bowl, and water bowl for your pets, and do not use the items in the room.
    4. Any loud barking or meowing should be curtailed to ensure other guests are not disturbed.
    5. Pets must not be left in the room unattended.

Contact Info

Address
No. 85, S. Hill, Jinning Township, Kinmen County, Taiwan

Mobile
+886-928-820-958
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Contact Hours
08:00 - 22:00

Official Website
http://www.kinbaguesthouse.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/kinbaguesthouse/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/kinbaguesthouse/

Email
kinbaguesthouse@gmail.com

LINE ID
@bko8464r

WeChat ID
kinbaguesthouse

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