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Alley 7

The Fabulous Rebirth of an Old House at the End of an Alley

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Dear b&b Three Heartfelt Promises Certification

  • Comfortable old house combining the retro sophistication with European antiques
  • The host’s collection of North Europe designer chairs and furniture shared to use
  • Five rooms, each decorated in the style of a different country

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

The Fabulous Rebirth of an Old House at the End of an Alley

At three in a scorching summer afternoon, you roam the bustling Tainan city. All of a sudden, you seemingly bump into the entrance of Alice’s Wonderland in this city: at the end of a secret alley, you see a wooden fence door painted sky-blue. Pushing it open, you look upward, seeing the arc of the balcony on the second floor frame a cloudless blue sky. Walking along with the stone brick, you come in the front of a light brown double door. “Knock, knock, knock”—Alley 7 gracefully opens in front of you.

 

 

Shanghai Meets European Antiques

Inspired by the style of old Shanghainese houses, Alley 7 leads you to walk through the time tunnel, back to 40 years ago. Through the antique tap, the little garden is watered; in front of the mottled white wall, all kinds of green, including chartreuse, emerald, jade and lime green, composes a charming splash ink painting in the bright sun of this southern land. The water lilies welcome you with their blooming blossom as if beautiful young ladies rested their adorable faces on hands, staring at you. Opening the door, CJ, the host with a pair of glasses, is chatty and kind. No matter which topics the conversation is about, the plants in the garden or the frogs hidden within, CJ’s passion will spontaneously overflow and can clearly be seen through his shining eyes.

 

Entering the house, you are greeted and directed to the living room by Fish, the hostess, at the bar of the kitchen. In the living room, the montage of light, shadow and colors shows on the two huge windows with black square frames: small trees swing, and the silhouettes of branches and leaves play on the wall of the next door. On the wooden table by the window are placed a few dishes of mango slices and cold-brew tea. Feasting your eyes on the combination of bright yellow sweetness and the purely fresh coolness, you are relieved from the summer heat. Sitting on the vintage soft leather armchair under the gentle light of the lamp on the corner, you concentrate on reading a book taken from wall bookshelves, or, browsing the postcards on consignment and smiling at some warm phrases or a few humorous lines on them.

 
 

A Creative Kingdom with Five Rooms, Each Centered around a Unique, Classic Chair

Walking along with the garden path to the back of the house, you reach the Room 1A, the South of France, for a sweet lady like you. The light orange patterns bloom on square bricks paving a row of aromatic beauty. Hitching up the skirt and slightly lifting the tip of your straw hat, you walk barefoot in the room as if you breathed the air of sunny Southern France. Even the light green sofa becomes silky grassland on which you can freely rest.

 

On the wall of the stairway by the living room, you take off a pair of soft leather slippers. Following the stairs, you come to Room 2A--the borderland of Thailand of latitude 18°. In this room, the white meshed curtains draped over the bed, and the sun of this southern land filters through the window. You settle yourself down on the long sofa by the window, and he sits on a vintage chair, which is olive green. Or you both stay by the small balcony, picturing your vacation in Chiang Mai. Next door, in Room 2B, the sled chair makes the whole space a loft in New York: the mottled ceiling, pipe clothes hangers and a spacious wardrobe made of a wooden ladder. The roughness of the light industrial interior design melts in the balanced blue-green walls and a retro chandelier, becoming as gentle as a peaceful lake.

 

On the third floor, the smell of rushes prevails in Room 3A. The warm sunlight comes from two rectangular windows in the room, and the rattan triple chair also opens its arm to all the visitors. Girls freely jump or lie down on the futons. On the porch where the trees compose the splash ink painting can be reached breeze sometimes visits this Japanese-style room with light in a slow and delightful afternoon. Or you can bring simple luggage to visit North Europe before the summer leaves. In Room 3B, with the white wall and the light brown interior, all you can feel is the purity of simplicity. A Denmark lounger is placed by a Norwegian seagull chair. A pair of old French lamps are fixed on the headboard; the natural light sent out from the cover paints the wall with small light dots as if a starry night shone only for you in the room.

 
 

Memories of a Light-Hearted Trip Out in the Sun

Next day, the daylight spreads on the panes along with the black aluminum window frame. CJ tells the stories of classic furniture and chairs he has collected in the house casually, and Fish shares her signature snacks with you. Both he and she have the warmth in the smiles, which exclusively belongs to Tainan. When the slightly rusty hands of the clock point to half past eleven and the pendulum regularly swings, you close the book in hands. You pick a few postcards from the wood box on the wooden table in the living room, putting them in your notebook and ready to set off. You continue your trip, leaving without obsession because you know well that at this end of the alley—Alley 7, will always open.

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

+7

1A
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,400 ~ 3,700/room

doubleBedbathtub

Breakfast not included, On the 1st floor, Indoor 26 m2, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+5

2A
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,400 ~ 3,700/room

doubleBedshowerbalcony

Breakfast not included, On the 2nd floor, Indoor 33 m2, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Up to 2 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List
+6

2B
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,400 ~ 3,700/room

doubleBedshowerbalcony

Breakfast not included, On the 2nd floor, Indoor 30 m2, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+6

3B
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,400 ~ 3,700/room

doubleBedbathtubbalcony

Breakfast not included, On the 3rd floor, Indoor 26 m2, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+6

3A
Guests: 4 people

NTD 3,200 ~ 4,800/room

doubleMattressshowerbalcony

Breakfast not included, On the 3rd floor, Indoor 30 m2, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 2 double mattresses, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast not included.
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and The last day of consecutive holidays
  • Peak days: Friday and The day before consecutive holidays
  • Holidays: Saturday, National Holidays and Consecutive Holidays
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, double mattress, pillow, cover and personal toiletries included, Extra person rate: NTD500 per adult, NTD200 per child under the age of 12; Extra amenities: NTD100 per cover
  • For safety reasons, we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 4.
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • Accessible room(s) on the ground floor suitable for travelers with large luggage or disbilities.
  • Please note that some rooms are equipped with open bathroom designs. Please refer to the room specifications list for details.
  • Please check with the lodging for details on continuous stay discount.
  • Long stay discount: Stay over 30 days and enjoy
  • 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 (with a handling fee of NTD15 charged):
    • 100% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 14 days prior to reservation date.
    • 70% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 10 ~ 13 days prior to reservation date.
    • 50% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 7 ~ 9 days prior to reservation date.
    • 40% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 4 ~ 6 days prior to reservation date.
    • 30% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 2 ~ 3 days prior to reservation date.
    • 20% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 1 days prior to reservation date.
    • No refund will be made for canceling on reservation date or no show.
  • Postponement should be informed 7 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).;The postponement will be reserved for 4 months. ;In the event of postponement, failing to inform the lodging 7 days (the check-in day included) prior to the reservation date, the deposit will be forfeited in proportion as stated in the cancellation policy above.
  • In case of natural disasters (such as earthquake, typhoon, etc.) and other circumstances of force majeure, when the local government announcing office and school closures,the full refund will be transferred(with a handling fee of NTD15 charged) or a postponement in 4 months (the check-in day included) can be reserved for one instance.
  • 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

By car

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After booking is confirmed, please contact the host for transportation details.

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Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space: Living room, Bar counter, [EN]理餐區
  • Other Amenities: WiFi, Books, Magazines
  • Beverages and Refreshments: Tea, Coffee
  • Appliances: Air conditioner, Microwave, Refrigerator, Capsule coffee maker, Water dispenser
  • Outdoors: Yard

Services

  • Travel information
  • Arts and culture merchandise

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 16:30 ~ 18:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand. please inform the lodging for late check-in time upon booking
  • Check-out time: before 12:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules. Additional NTD500 per hour will be charged in the event of late check-out.
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging.
  • For the energy saving and eco-friendly purpose, please bring your own Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Due to the age of the lodging, sound insulation is poor, please walk quietly and lower your voice.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please step lightly and lower your voice.
  • Please inform the lodging of the correct number of guests in advance, and no extra person is allowed on the check-in day. The lodging reserves the right to refuse adding extra persons in the event of a violation.
  • In the event that guests showing up with less people than booked, fees will still be charged for the rooms and rates as the original booking.
  • Please inform the lodging in advance if you have visitors. Guests and visitors can only meet at designated areas, please contact the host for details.
  • Guests are not permitted to use the kitchen facilities
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please do not let children run around or make loud noises unattened.
  • Please keep your valuables safe as the lodging is not responsible for the loss of or damage to valuable items.
  • Please turn off the lights and appliancess when not in use.
  • Please do not move, destroy, or remove the equipment in the room. In the event of damaged or lost property, the lodging may take the following action(s): Ask for full monetary compensation for any damaged or lost property
  • 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.

Contact Info

Mobile
+886-972-925-810
* Let the host know that you are a Dear b&b reader when booking, and you will get a limited postcard upon checking in!

Contact Hours
10:00 - 21:00

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https://www.facebook.com/Tainan.alley7

Email
Tainan.Alley7@gmail.com