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Qin Inn
No.64 Qianshuitou, Jincheng Town, Kinmen 00893, Taiwan   |  
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Ranked #3 of 91 Kinmen B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful house in a peaceful environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Shui Tou Village is probably the most beautiful village in Kinmen. It is a plus to stay in this 80-year old house in the village. The house is a 4-fold compound in Minnan architecture style blended with western architectural style. The host spent lots of effort in renovating the house, adding some modern facilities while preserving the traditional character of the house. I can just stay in this house all day to admire the artwork of the house and enjoy the peaceful environment!

It takes around 10 minutes to get there by bus from the pier, and 25 minutes by bus from the town. Buses are not frequent, though. The best way to travel around and enjoy Kinmen is by bicycle. You can borrow bikes for free from the tourist office.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

My Australian friend David and I stayed at Qin Inn from 13 to 16 April 2012 and have nothing but praise for the place and its proprietor Chiang Lin. The inn is located in an old triple-courtyard traditional house that has has been beautifully restored by the Taiwan Heritage Board. Chiang who leases the house to run the inn is a designer who has moved to Kinmen to get away from the hurly burly of Taipei; and his artistic flair and laidback sentiments are keenly felt when you see how he has done the interior of the house and the way he receives you on arrival.

David and I appreciated the orientation tour he gave us of the inn's neighbourhood, pointing out to us the only eatery in the village, its closing time and where to borrow our free bikes, etc. A lesser innkeeper would have just put a map in our hands. To cap it all he said at the end of the tour, "You will need the exact change to catch the bus. If you do not have coins, let me provide some small change for your notes". We were bowled over by how thoughtful he was.

Over our 4-day stay, we were surprised by the extent he would go to be hospitable. One afternoon on learnng that we could not find a historical relic during our bike ride, he offered to drive us out to the site, some half an hour away.

Chiang is a also a film-maker having made a documentary on the military history of the island. If you can speak Mandarin, you will find him a veritable repository of knowledge about the place. Never mind if you can't speak the language, the guy has enough English to help make your stay a comfortable one.

Of course, I like Kinmen Island very much. Shuitou Village where Qin Inn is located is itself a major conservation site of historical buildings. Regular buses take you into town under 20 minutes. I will be back and I hope Qin Inn will have rooms available for my next visit.

The Chinese name for Qin Inn is 水头一家亲. For more info you can go to its webpage qininn.tumblr.com

Russell Heng
Singapore

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.64 Qianshuitou, Jincheng Town, Kinmen 00893, Taiwan
Location: Taiwan > Kinmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #3 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Kinmen
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