This was an old residence built in 1972 and was recently transformed into a 1970s style Taiwanese guesthouse. There are a wide variety of rooms to fit different budgets: shared bath, private rooms or suites, or hostel type arrangement.
Want to fix a snack, warm up take-outs or showing off your culinary talents in a full kitchen? Wireless or wired, no time to waste or taking it easy. This big house can take good care of you.
It is the only guesthouse on this quiet street, with a shady walkway leading to an old fort wall ruin and South Gate. A block away from the old town street with lots of eateries and shops. Enjoy the quiet evening with a neighboring church and local residences.
Located in the heart of old Heng Chun town, 2 blocks away from the main Heng Chun transit station where you catch an express bus to the high speed rail and other major train stations. Hire a taxi or rent a motorcycle (the most popular form of transportation) near the transit station. Don't forget the helmet!
Furnished with wood furniture from Chiang Kai-Shek's martial law era, artwork from South East Asia, the guesthouse gives you an authentic experience to 1970s Taiwan.
The only BnB in town that has a large courtyard and a roof top viewing deck. BBQ with the host in the yard, have morning coffee or afternoon tea on the roof top to see the distant Quan Mountain and sunset. It offers more than a room to spend the night.
Welcome to our guesthouse. We hope to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Please take a moment to read our simple house rules below.
•Check-in time: 3 pm to 10 pm; Check-out time: 11 am.
•Every room is cleaned by our staff every day. Respect their work and the room.
•The front door will be closed at 10pm. In case you want to enjoy the night life, we can provide you with a key. There is no deposit, but if you can give us back the key, you will be charge 300 NT
•For an additional person: 300 NT.
•Please no loud noises (music, TV, chatting, playing) after 10pm.
•Smoking is prohibited in the room; you will be charged 1000 NT for special cleaning fees if cigarette smoke is detected by our cleaning staff. You may smoke outside, in the courtyard and in front of the guesthouse. Ashtrays are provided.
•Please lock your door when you leave your room, you are responsible for the room and your personal belongings during your stay. Help us conserve energy, please switch off lights and AC when you vacate the room.
•Kitchen provides everything you need (fridge, microwave oven, gas cooker, hot water pot, dishes). When you’re done, someone may use after you. Please wash your dishes.
•Alcohols are not prohibited, but take it easy with Taiwan beer, so people won’t hear you snore!
•The surfboards, ping pong table are available, portable chairs for your use, free of charge.
•Washing machine is available for 30NT per load; our staff can assist you with the operation.
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It's near to the bus station and it's clean, but there are many ants in my room. But overall, it's a good living experience
We had a nice stay in Gwen's house, the room is clean and decent, the bed is quite soft that makes me enjoy my stay there. Thanks Gwen for providing such good place for us. I'll definitely consider for my next trip to Hengchun. :)
I had a nice stay in Heng Chun. The air conditioning and bed in this room are both lifesavers. The shared showers are okay, but offer no outside changing area, so that is a bit awkward to either get changed in the humid shower or run back to room. The toilet areas has stalls and is also shared by everyone on main floor. Be aware that there is not much to do before 9 am or after 6 pm in Heng Chun. I recommend going to bus station and taking first 9 am Ping Tung bus to Bai Sha beach (I was there in mid-May and was the only one on the beach from 9am - 10:30am!). Much quieter beach in general than the others nearby. Buses from the station to various areas, including Kenting, are only about 30 kuai ($1 USD). Sort of annoying to wait around for them, but they come often enough. You MUST have international license to rent a motorbike - this I really wish I had known! Would be much faster to get around, but I didn't have the right license.
We had great stay at Gwen's place. We would recommend this place to young travelers that look for reasonably priced accommodation, nice atmosphere, supportive host.
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