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Longtan, Taoyuan

Before B&B

The Intoxicating Delight of Lingering Between Books and Beers

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Dear b&b Three Heartfelt Promises Certification

  • Integrating an independent bookstore and craft beer
  • Open a window and enjoy the rustic grace of the mountain landscape
  • Using undyed towels and O’right bath products
  • Danny, your hospitable and carefree host

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

The Intoxicating Delight of Lingering Between Books and Beers

In open fields only an hour south of Taipei sits a small villa, which brings together books and fine beer. Sitting brightly under a blue sky, the amber colored building of Before B&B invites you to join in writing the story of your unrestrained journey.

 

 

Sipping beer with your nose in a book

As you enter Before B&B, sunlight streams through large windows and spills across the square pattern of the terrazzo floors. The uneven wooden bookshelves along both walls give the sensation of being in a forest where the trees have grown to varying heights. In this staggered forest, the treasures hiding between the trees are not birds’ nests, but rather the book collection of B&B host Danny, as well as his collection of craft beer! According to Danny, books are like friends who enrich our innermost selves, while beer is a good companion for pleasant worldly conversation. These two items appear to be unrelated, yet they are Danny’s indispensable life companions. So the first floor of Danny’s B&B is an independent bookstore that sells beer. This design is not for profit, but rather to satisfy Danny’s heartfelt desire for sharing his passions with others.

 

“My B&B is a part of my life. It is an extension of me, so you have to appreciate my lifestyle to stay in my B&B.” Danny comes across as somewhat arrogant and proud, but after all, confidence comes from working hard at what you do. The moment his family decided to refurbish their aged courtyard home, the opportunity to create Before B&B was born. Black Forest is the name of the area were Before B&B is situated, while Before is actually a play on “b-four”, as in bed, breakfast, books, and beer - all delightful things which Danny just can’t wait to share with travelling guests. You may buy a book with which it was love at first sight, or perhaps a bottle of mouthwatering beer to pass a relaxing afternoon.

 
 

Volume after volume recounting the collage of life

Heading upstairs past walls lined with books, you discover that Before B&B is itself a colorful hardcover storybook, each page containing different scenery, as the names of the five guest rooms imply. Occasionally flipping this storybook open to the “life style” page, the central mountain range, however distant, appears right before your eyes. Occasionally opening it up to the “fiction & literature” section or the pages describing “indigenous literature” and light streams in through skylights, illuminating the split-level loft design of the B&B. Meanwhile, you share your discoveries with friends in the nooks beneath the stairs.

 

The page of this B&B storybook about “travel & food” is the tender green color of a grassy field, the warmth of the sun and the specs of pink flowers accompany you in welcoming springtime. Meanwhile in the gosling- yellow story regarding “kids’ picture books” you and your friends have ample room to roll freely around like children on the two large double beds. Yet no matter which meticulously collaged page you open the Before B&B storybook to, it is sure to bring your imagined scenery to life.

 
 

Discover story after brilliant story

Standing there in a simple t-shirt with a bottle of beer in hand, Danny looks just like the character Ling Hu- chong out of Jin Yong’s famous 1967 martial arts novel “Swordsman” who regarded the liquor in his cup as a lifelong friend. Most surprising, though, is that the practice to which he has devoted more than twenty years of his life is not what is in his cup, but rather what lies between the pages of his books! With a laugh, Danny proclaims, “Not a day goes by that I don’t read a book, nor a day when I don’t drink alcohol.” Danny exudes an open and generous humor, and is quite insistent on realizing the ideals he feels passionate about. Though it isn’t easy to operate a bookstore, he still hopes to use the magic of his shop to help people fall in love with reading. Even when work keeps him busy, whenever he meets a like-minded traveler, he’s more than willing to discuss books over bottles of beer all night long. Danny appreciates life and is apt to follow his whims, just like that free and easy character Ling Hu-chong, laughing his way through life.

 

When you arrive at Before B&B, please remember to leave your hurried urban pace at the door, take the time to truly enjoy a good book, a bottle of beer, or an amusing phrase from your amiable host, Danny. Shouldn’t everyone’s life contain just this kind of carefree comfort? On this trip, you need not travel far, just a little to the south and you can find yourself in the midst of lush nature, fine literature, and craft beer. Put yourself in a holiday frame of mind, and enjoy the intoxicating delight of books and beer!

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

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Aboriginal Literature
Guests: 2 people

NTD 3,825 ~ 4,500/room

doubleBedfarmViewbathtubbalcony

Breakfast included, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Balcony with view, Living room, Single-person bathtub, LCD TV, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+5

Life Style
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,975 ~ 3,500/room

doubleBedfarmViewbathtub

Breakfast included, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Single-person bathtub, LCD TV, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+4

Travel & Food
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,975 ~ 3,500/room

doubleBedfarmViewbathtub

Breakfast included, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Single-person bathtub, LCD TV, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+6

Fiction & Literature
Guests: 3 people

NTD 4,165 ~ 4,900/room

singleBeddoubleBedfarmViewbathtubbalcony

Breakfast included, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Balcony with view, Two-person bathtub , LCD TV, Up to 1 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List
+4

Kid's Picture Books
Guests: 4 people

NTD 4,760 ~ 5,600/room

doubleMattressfarmViewbathtub

Breakfast included, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 2 double mattresses, Small living room, Single-person bathtub, LCD TV, Up to 2 extra person (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast included
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Holidays: Friday, Saturday, National Holidays and The day before national holiday
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, pillow, cover, personal toiletries and breakfast included, Extra person rate: NTD700 per adult, NTD550 per child under the age of 12; Each room can have 1 children under the age of 6 with no extra charge and no extra bed
  • 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:
    • 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.
  • 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
  • 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:
      • 桃園機場: 33.3 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 桃園國際機場.
      • 中壢 Train Station: 9.5 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Puxin Train Station: 7.8 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • 新竹轉運站: 42.7 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 國光客運, 豪泰客運.
      • 虎嶺 Bus Stop: 1.4 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 統聯客運, 桃園客運.
      • A21 環北站 MRT Station: 10 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 桃園捷運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from 桃園高鐵站 by taxi: about 28 minutes, NTD490 (time and fare are for reference only).
  • Lodging provides shuttle service to and from transportation spot with reservation in advance. Please refer to the Booking Info section for details.

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

No. 76, Aly. 138, Ln. 115, Longping Rd., Longtan Dist., Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Other Amenities:Books, Comic books, Magazines, WiFi, Cookware, Tableware, Seasoning
  • Beverages and Refreshments:Tea, Coffee
  • Appliances:Air conditioner and heater, LCD TV, Microwave, Refrigerator, Sauna, Propane stove, Water dispenser
  • Outdoors:Parking lot

Services

  • Travel information
  • Infant and toddler care essentials provided on site, such as: Crib, Baby bathtub, dishes and utensils ,etc.
  • Outdoor parking lot

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:30 ~ 21:00. 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
  • Breakfast time:08:00 ~ 09:00
  • 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
  • As the lodging is situated in the natural environment, your stay may be accompanied by some bug friends.
  • Kitchen with gas range available. Please please help clean up after using.
  • Due to the special design of stairs, guests are advised to exercise caution regarding the safety of children and the elderly.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please do not let children run around or make loud noises unattened.
  • Please bring your personal ID or passport for check-in.
  • 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.
  • 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

Address
No. 76, Aly. 138, Ln. 115, Longping Rd., Longtan Dist., Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Phone
+886-3-479-7957
* Let the host know that you are a Dear b&b reader when booking, and you will get a limited postcard upon checking in!

Mobile
+886-905-016-957

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

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/wususlinB4/

Email
danny@isquare.com.tw