Piano Piano B&B
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Stunning traditional homestayAbsolutely gorgeous homestay in an equally charming village, we enjoyed every second of our stay here. The breakfasts were some of the best food we had on Kinmen. The village oozes serenity. It's a lovely stroll on paths down to the underwater harbour tunnels, and Jincheng town is a short taxi/scoot away. There is history everywhere and the architecture is fabulous. Five-star, highly recommend.
Well managedIf you have been to Kinmen, you would understand that a lot of historical houses are being converted into guest houses. The deal is, the Government would expend the money to do up the houses but in return, it would have the ownership for up to thirty years. Upon its completion, the Government would tender it out and then, receiving rent to offset against the investment it has put in. Walking around this breezy island, you would find that irrespective of suitability of its location, supply versus demand, guest houses are everywhere. It's quite intriguing that many guest houses have no people in them at all. In other words, service doesn't even exist. What I have learnt about Piano Piano is that the owner spent a considerable amount of time overseas before and so, he or she has a better perspective of what overseas travellers are looking for. The renovation is done tastefully and it exudes a certain charm or character. The area where this guest house is located is at Zhushan, where there's a tighter control of what's allowed to be built or not. The surrounding and ambience here is pleasant, with a pond surrounded by guest houses (four of them that are all managed by the same owner). The room that I am in is spacious with a traditional bed that's bed and sofa combined. I am spending a lot of my time in it reading, internet surfing and what not. That being said, it's not lacking of latest mod com such as WiFi, air conditioning. My room even has another floor that can place another couple comfortably inside the room. The bathroom is large and once again, it has all hair dryer, toiletries, heated toilet seat, etc. The caretaker, Ms Huang is very friendly. Her house is next door. You can ask her about anything and she would do her best to facilitate your stay here. The downside of staying in a village is that it's far away from everything. You cannot simply walk to nearby convenience store to get your supplies. Bus stop is just outside the guest house. Morning breakfast is generous (Kinmen specialty) and you will never be left hungry. I truly cannot fault this guest house. It's doing the best it could to facilitate my stay here and I have to say that it excels marvellously. Keep up the great work..
A lovely place to stayWe stayed in piano B&B I for four nights in November, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The B&B is in a 200 year old restored Fujian style courtyard house, located in a village of such houses, some restored, some being restored, and some in ruins. The suite consisted of three rooms - a bedroom, with Western mattress, a sitting room with a couch and armchair, central table, bureau, and table and chair, and a bathroom, with bathtub, separate shower, and Japanese style toilet. The room was comfortable and quiet, and the bedroom dark. A filling reakfast was served in the open air courtyard, and consisted of traditional Kinmen style food - some combination of thin flour noodle soup, rice porridge with meat and egg, steamed buns with vegetables, fried buns, steamed bread, cruellers, and soy milk. There's a comfortable lounge, and tables outside, and tea and fruit are available at any time. The manager on site while we were there didn't speak English, but could find someone to help when our Chinese failed us, and was very helpful. There aren't any restaurants or shops near the B&B but there is a town about ten minutes drive away. We didn't rent a vehicle, but the public bus system is good enough to get around on, with buses running about every 45 minutes to an hour, although it helps a lot to be able to identify place names in Chinese characters. You can walk to some nearby sights, including the Zaishan tunnel and Shuitou Old Village.
Nice modern decorated room in traditional housingI visited the Piano Piano B&B during week days. The B&B locates in a very quiet village where is rich in its history and culture. I really love the cozy, well-decorated rooms in the traditional housing. We are lucky to have the very keen and beautiful hostess being with us for one day. Her story of a humble girl deciding to moving from big city to hometown in distance is really touching! I strong recommend Piano Piano B&B to you.
Traditional Architecture, Modern ComfortWe stayed in this lovely southern China style B&B for 2 nights when we visited Kinmen. It was a great experience to stay in such a house - very charming and interesting with its history and traditional architecture, yet also very comfortable with the modern comforts. Our room was comfortable - air-conditioned, clean and bright. The bathroom had an automatic WC. Bed was of the traditional Chinese style - wooden. May not be too comfortable for very tall folks, although it was ok for us (our height is around 1.7 m - 1.75 m). We also loved to sit in the dining area or the living area - reading, relaxing or chatting with the manager. The staff were fantastic - taking good care of us, giving us fruits and tea when we are relaxing back at the property after sightseeing. The breakfast, whipped up by the manager, was good too. Would definitely stay in this property again should we re-visit Kinmen. After all, if it is fit for the President (President Ma Ying-Jeou stayed in Piano Piano 2 when he went to Kinmen), it is good enough for us!
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