Gallery Inn, Shi Wai Tao Yuan (Hua Lang Lü Guan 画廊旅馆,内厝澳)

Halfway up a hill in Nei Cuo Ao, this secluded fairytale bed-and-breakfast in an old stone house is one of the hidden gems of Kulangsu and, for that matter, of anywhere at all.

You might expect to see nymphs and satyrs runinng along the pathways up a forested hill in the magical backyard garden, where non‑B&B‑guests can also relax with a coffee or a beer.

Inside is a beautifully renovated lobby, café, and restaurant area, decked out with wooden artifacts in impeccable taste and vintage touches. The staff is friendly, and rooms are clean, pleasant, and simple.

Address: 201 Nei Cuo Ao Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China