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Machiya Hinoki B&B

A coquettish townhouse in Japanese Showa Style

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Dear b&b Three Heartfelt Promises Certification

  • Old Japanese Showa-style townhouse
  • Gorgeous vintage Japanese-style room design
  • Comforting bathroom with hinoki bathtub

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

A coquettish townhouse in Japanese Showa Style

The sunshine of Tainan City is as bright and warm as you remember. Bathing in the sun, you step into a narrow alley and see a townhouse standing quietly in the corner like a time machine. Machiya Hinoki B&B encases memories within wooden framed screens and illuminates its rooms in a style reflecting the Japanese Showa Era. While the beige door curtain at the entrance dances with the breeze, you push the front door open, and the fresh fragrance of rush fiber from tatami mats mixed with the mild scent of Taiwanese cypress welcomes you. Machiya Hinoki B&B gently embraces every heart traveling from afar.

 
 

The door of time in a southern home reveals its beautiful eclectic interior

As you step through the doors, the world outside becomes a distant memory. Like a portal to an earlier time, the variety you discover inside fills you with surprise. Here you see the eclectic magnificence of a two-story building with a Japanese-Western interior -- the Japanese-Western double room with its Western touch is quiet yet splendid like a lady with dangle earrings dancing under the southern sun. The small living area and the Japanese decorations eavesdrop upon the conversation between you and your lover. Surrounded by the fragrance of tatami and Taiwanese cypress, you find a pinch of zen along the sun’s rays. You decide to sit on the leather sofa and enjoy a cup of tea with each other. Let the sun caress your faces and the charm of the room blossom.

 

Heading up along the terrazzo stairs, the sunshine seems to open the fresh, cozy Japanese-style room for you. Through the rooftop, you hear an airplane soar overhead. You discover an aged space divider and a delicate light fixture that compose the image of a room with many layers. The Japanese-style sleeping area at the back awaits quietly for you to have a peaceful night like a set of old-fashioned slides showing the secrets and charms of this space. This is Attic Room where you can see blue skies through a window by the desk. A ladder reaches the small yet exquisite Japanese style attic, where roll-up sleeping mats on the tatami all sit quietly in the sunlight. At night, soak yourself in the fragrant hinoki bathtub and let the warm water flow over and ease your body. Light up the dim yellow night light for a good night’s sleep.

 
 

A tatami-lined space in a Showa-style townhouse

If you prefer more compact yet equally comfortable accommodations, there’s another Showa-style townhouse just a few blocks away. Visiting the Tatami Room is like traveling to a neighbor’s house in a narrow Kyoto alleyway. The gorgeous vintage lamp and the leather sofa are the visual focus of the space. The flooring on the ground floor is tatami embellished with flower arrangements, creating an enchanting atmosphere. Upstairs lies another room with a bamboo curtain opened half way to allow the warming sun into the room. The air is permeated with the fragrance of rush fiber from the mats. Both the living and sleeping areas are laid out with tatami mats of greenish yellow rush stalks and black fabric seams. There’s a light brown Japanese tea table and a couple of legless floor chairs in the living area. The pillar made of Taiwanse fir in the middle of the wall resonates with the calligraphic work of the Chinese character for “tranquility” hanging on the wall and the wooden-framed shoji paper sliding door.

 

At night, you slip out of your travel outfit and are ready for a comforting hot bath. Afterwards, you put on the Japanese bathrobe with indigo-colored patterns and the decorative headwear provided by the guesthouse, and pick up a Japanese paper hand fan, or a wooden bowl, teapot or tea cup from the Japanese tea table. Everything is easy and natural which makes you feel that you have resided here for a long time already.

 
 

A space is a metaphor for a mistress, concealing all the details of design

Lee, the owner of Machiya Hinoki B&B, created a Kyoto-style Japanese townhouse B&B, Hisato-An, in Tainan City in 2015. Over time, his mindset has changed and he decided to present a more mature work to travelers -- a Japanese-Western eclectic style B&B, or Machiya Hinoki B&B. With a smile on his face, he says, “if Hisato-An is a girl in traditional Japanese kimono, then Machiya Hinoki would be a mistress in a fashionable skirt.” Both B&Bs embody the grace of Japanese style but Machiya Hinoki B&B embraces a capricious and selfish character, and for that, carries an effortless charm.

 

Before leaving, you gently wipe off some of the dust slowly accumulating on the wooden window frame and watch the breeze carry it away in the sunlight. You recall the memorable moments spent here and decide to store them in this Showa-style time machine, hiding in the narrow alleyways of Tainan City.

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

+6

Japanese-Western Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,490 ~ 3,990/room

doubleBedsingleMattressshower

Breakfast not included, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, 2 single mattresses, Extra person is not allowed (more)

+6

Attic Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,190 ~ 3,690/room

doubleBedshower

Breakfast not included, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

+9

Tatami Room
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,190 ~ 3,690/room

singleMattressshower

Breakfast not included, In-room bathroom, 2 single mattresses, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Booking Info

  • Breakfast not included.
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Peak days: Friday
  • Holidays: Saturday
  • For safety reasons, we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 16.
  • 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.
  • Postponement should be informed 14 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).
  • 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

Inaccuracy may occur when using Google Maps Navigation. Please enter 府前路一段 for GPS location and contact the lodging when arriving.

Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
      • Tainan Airport: 5.5 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 臺南航空站.
      • Tainan Train Station: 1.6 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Jiansing Junior High School(Nanmen Rd.) Station Bus Stop: 0.1 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 府城客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from Tainan train station by taxi: about 5 minutes, NTD90 (time and fare are for reference only).

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

Inaccuracy may occur when using Google Maps Navigation. Please enter 府前路一段 for GPS location and contact the lodging when arriving.

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Other Amenities: WiFi
  • Appliances: TV

Services

  • Taxi booking
  • Travel information
  • Booking service for Scooter
  • Foreign language service including: English

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 16:00 ~ 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
  • Luggage storage service is available during 10:00 to 18:00, while the lodging is not responsible for any loss (please make arrangement with the lodging beforehand).
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging.
  • Please make bookings in advance as we are unable to accommodate same-day booking.
  • Due to the age of the lodging, sound insulation is poor, please walk quietly 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.
  • We only accommodate guests with reservation and not open for visiting to ensure the privacy of our guests.
  • Please refrain from bringing food and beverages into the room. Please go to the to eat, and please help cleaning up afterward.
  • Please bring your personal ID or passport for check-in.
  • 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.
  • NTD500 will be charged for key lost or damaged.
  • 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
+886-908-109-063
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Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Machiyahinoki/

Email
hisatoan9@gmail.com

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