Stayed at Remy's with my partner, Lorelei, for three days a month or so ago and loved the place. The staff, including Remy and his wife, are friendly and very helpful and the hotel is located in a beautiful part of the island, full of sleepy, winding lanes filled to the brim with quaint art and trinket shops, colonial buildings, restaurants and coffee houses. The place positively oozes charm, as does the hotel itself.
We stayed in a lovely room...can't remember exactly which one....with an unbelievably large, comfortable bed overlooking the gardens at the back. I happened to mention, in passing, that I like the odd beer and Remy immediately sent out for some to accommodate my need, though exploring the town itself meant that I never actually took him up on this act of hospitality. A menu was also available with plenty of good food options though, once again, the temptations of Gulangyu itself meant that this option was never taken up. At the front of the building there is a delightful flower and plant-filled courtyard area with room for numerous tables enabling the hotel's patrons to while away the hours sipping a cool beer or nibbling away on the various snacks available.
We left the island feeling thoroughly relaxed and refreshed. The purpose of my visit was to assess Xiamen as a place to live and work as I have been offered a teaching job there. As a result of our stay at Remy's (and Gulangyu itself) we vowed to try to find an apartment on the island. I really didn't hold out much hope as I know that apartments on the island are like gold dust. I am very pleased to say, however, that I have just signed a contract on an apartment just round the corner from Remy's and am moving in on Monday. A return visit to the hotel is very much on the cards. Can't really say much more than that. An excellent place to stay. Heartily recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We receive you in Family atmosphere, we speak English, German, French and Chineseour Villa has 8 rooms, fully equipped.we have a Restaurant reserved for our Hotel clients we provide high class Service Our motto is the customer is King ... even if we only have Queen size beds ...we can assist you in booking of trips in Fujian province : we have connection with a private driver to visit Toulo and even Chongwu ... more less