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Nuannuan, Keelung

Archinn Space

Modernized Guesthouse in the Mountains Invigorated with Youth and Nature

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  • A secluded guesthouse hidden in the Nuannuan mountains
  • Modern rebirth of an old courtyard mansion
  • Cozy sitting area with a warming wood stove
  • Outdoor terrace and barbecue area

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

Modernized Guesthouse in the Mountains Invigorated with Youth and Nature

Follow us in a northbound car, and watch the summer sun brush away Keelung’s heavy clouds. Without its usual rains, this harbor city is pleasantly charming. Today, Keelung is no longer a forgotten destination for travelers, and we are here to discover a youthful guesthouse surrounded by forests in the Nuannuan mountains—ArchInn Space.

 

 

Encounter a revitalized mansion down a secluded, verdant trail

After parking the car, you walk across the railway and head towards a secluded hiking trail hidden behind De’an Temple. Only after you make a turn, will you discover the small winding path under perfect camouflage of lush forest, pointing in the direction of Kinshan Temple. As the excitement of the unknown leads you forward, you step steadily upon the steep stairway, observing the sunlight and shadows falling on the ground. Farther in, you see a lintel carved with the Chinese characters “Fu Yuan” which literally means garden of blessing. Here, an otherworldly paradise spreads out in front of you.

 

At the end of the slate trail lies a sleek and modern building surrounded by greenery. This grand forest mansion with its vast sky vistas now exhibits its exclusive beauty under the diligent management of its current hosts, the Archi brothers.

 

Archi Yang and Archi Zone, with backgrounds in interior design and architecture, have accompanied each other through many phases of their lives, including academia, getting qualified as professional architects, and even building the dream of a lifetime together. Recalling the time they found this property by surprise, the previous owner was trying to get rid of it at a low price due to the severe humidity damage caused by long years of neglect. However, in the Archi brothers’ eyes, this 50-year-old courtyard house was no less than an unpolished gem. After three years of contemplation and revision, they finally agreed upon the ninth version of their renovation plan. Moreover, they insisted on completing the construction with their own hands. Their father, who was strongly against this whole idea from the beginning, became a long-term guesthouse tenant, working as a breakfast chef while enjoying his retirement in the mountains. Now, all three of them, father and sons, continue to create their ideal living space here together.

 
 

An ideal living space focused on people

Preserving the original structure of the courtyard house, ArchInn Space’s guestrooms spread along the side wing. In the living area, the cropped-legged tea table paired with floor cushions, rather than big couch or armchairs, was chosen by the hosts in order not to block the beautiful forest view. Without the hindrance of huge pieces of furniture, the space is kept simple for the utilization of their guests. All walls in the living area have been replaced by glass, allowing the four seasons to enter freely. Sunlight streams in between pillars and beams, falling across the wooden floors, warming up your every move.

 

Both considerate and meticulous, the Archi brothers always keep their guests’ needs in mind. For instance, the dehumidifier is running 24/7 to combat the humid mountain climate, offering you a good night’s sleep; the loft space in each room is designed for the delight of kids or playful adults alike; the handmade ladder with conscientious ergonomic construction allows you to effortlessly climb up into, and down from, the loft.

 

Five fully-equipped guestrooms are simple and compact, and for a reason: the Archi brothers hope that you would spend more time outside on the forest-encompassed terrace, appreciating the pink sakura blossoms, taking deep breaths of fresh air, and gazing upon the far-off town of Keelung under the romantic sunset. This terrace also serves as an outdoor kitchen, where guests are welcome to enjoy barbecue around a one-piece concrete island. Guests may also play in the water fountain built into the slate platform by the Archi brothers—a great way to cool down in the summer heat. Under the big banyan tree, construction will soon begin on an outdoor cinema, for sure you won’t be the only one in attendance at those future screening nights.

 

Sometimes you might just want to lie lazily on the soft carpet in front of the wood stove in the living area, letting the fire warm up your body while chatting with other groups of guests. If you are lucky, you will see the Archi brothers preparing party delicacies for you, which might include grilled steak, grilled chicken, fresh bread, roasted sweet potatoes, and more. The lingering aroma reminds you of wonderful travel memories that you are eager to share with your newly-met friends while waiting the start of the feast.

 

 

A youthful power that speaks out

The Chinese name of ArchInn Space means “gravity,” and is the Archi brothers’ first project undertaken for themselves. In their opinion, people’s lives are all connected, and spaces are likewise in constant interaction with each other. They also believe that every piece of architecture embodies a unique language, which can be made richer through accommodating different guests. Furthermore, they sincerely hope that their youthful energy will help them to grow roots in their hometown of Keelung. This guesthouse is merely a piece of the puzzle in their vision of the future—other plans include holding art events, educational workshops, and more. For them, the future is filled with boundless possibilities.

 

Gravity is a force that forever pulls towards the earth’s core, which aptly represents the Archi brothers’ attitude toward architectural work: youthful but not exaggerated, creative but not reckless. They are down-to-earth, and demand of themselves the production of influential works, the creation of ideal living spaces invigorated with their youthful energy.

 

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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Archi Room
2 guests

NTD 2,000 ~ 3,600/room

doubleBedshower

Breakfast included, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Up to 2 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List
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ArchInn Space—Whole Building
10 guests

NTD 10,000 ~ 18,000/building

doubleBedmountainViewkitchenbabyEquipmentoutdoorArea

Breakfast included, 1-story building, Mountain view, 5 2-person room with ensuite bath, 5 double beds, 5 bathroom(s), Booking of entire building includes beds for 10 people while 10 extra person(s) can be added with maximum occupancy of 20 people; in the event of booking entire lodging, only one group of guests will be accommodated at one time (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast included
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Holidays: Friday, Saturday, National holiday and the day before and The day before consecutive holidays
  • Extra person with extra bed: double mattress, pillow, cover, personal toiletries and breakfast included, Extra person rate: NTD500 per person; Each room can have 2 children under the age of 3 with no extra charge and no extra bed
  • Please note that, while the entire building may be booked by a single party, the host and butler reserve the right to access the common area.
  • Please note that the rooms are not equipped with TV or internet.
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • Open for bookings up to 6 months in advance.
  • Please check with the lodging for details on continuous stay discount.
  • 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.
  • The postponement will be reserved for 6 months. ;In the event of postponement, the deposit is transferable to another party.
  • 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)
  • 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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Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
      • It is recommended to transfer from 七堵火車站 by taxi: about 12 minutes, NTD150 (time and fare are for reference only).

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

No. 54, 金山街, 基隆市暖暖區, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Other Amenities: Mahjong, Seasoning, Cookware, Tableware, Mosquito repellent, Electric mosquito repellent, Electric mosquito swatter
  • Indoor Space: Dining room, Common room, Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Beverages and Refreshments: Tea, Coffee, Snacks, Tea set
  • Appliances: Air conditioner and heater, LCD TV, Projector screen, Blu-ray player, Refrigerator, Sauna, Rice cooker, Propane stove, Water dispenser, Electric kettle
  • Outdoors: Terrace, BBQ facilities, Yard
  • Family-friendly Facilities: Toys

Services

  • Travel information
  • Infant and toddler care essentials provided on site, such as: Baby bathtub, dishes and utensils (by reservation)
  • Foreign language service including: English

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 14:00 ~ 18:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accomodations without refund for bringing pets into the lodging.
  • Please make bookings in advance as we are unable to accommodate same-day booking.
  • Large luggage is not recommended due to the number of stairs at the lodging / due to the steep mountain road leading to the lodging.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We only accommodate guests with reservation and not open for visiting to ensure the privacy of our guests.
  • As the lodging is situated in the natural environment, your stay may be accompanied by some bug friends.
  • Please note that autumn and winter temperatures can be quite cold and dress appropriately.
  • Kitchen with gas range available. Please exercise caution when using the range, please help clean up after using.
  • Barbecue equipment available; We only take reservation for 10 people or more
  • Due to the special design of stairs, guests are advised to exercise caution regarding the safety of children and the elderly.
  • Please do not lock the front entrance to ensure the accessibility of other guests.
  • Please bring your personal ID or passport for check-in.
  • The lodging will not take credit card.
  • The lodging will not provide Taiwan Uniform Invoice (tax declared receipt) or regular receipt.
  • 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 lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations without refund for violation.
  • 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

Address
No. 54, 金山街, 基隆市暖暖區, Taiwan

Mobile
+886-932-335-308、+886-921-691-496
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Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/archinn54/

Email
gravityarchinn@gmail.com