As we arrive at the hotel via taxi, our doors are swiftly opened by the doormen and our luggage unloaded quickly. Check-in was easy as the lady we dealt with could converse well in English; was given only one key (old style) for the room. The lobby isn't a very large area with only a few lounges and I believe a tourist desk. There is a small flight of steps up from lobby to the elevator whereby the doormen assist you with the luggage but after that you're on your own. The hotel isn't huge with only 5 levels (if I recall correctly) and a couple of very slow lifts servicing the complex (we took stairs most of the time). Our room 315 was clean, 2 single beds and a hot springs tub in the bathroom (loved that!) and had views over the garden. Due to the sulphuric hot spring water from the bathroom the room does have a constant lingering smell, however is bearable. Noticed a lot of rusting in the bathroom and we think house keeping could do better with the cleaning/maintenance. There are about 10 different outdoor hot springs pools for guests to enjoy; generally clean and tidy; yes you will find leaves and small bugs occasionally but that happens with outdoor pools! We ate at both restaurants and highly recommend the Japanese restaurant (unsure of the name but there's only 1). We didn't enjoy the dinner at the Chinese restaurant. We called front desk on a few times and they always answered on first ring, very polite and requests met immediately - very good service! We shall be back!
Very modern and nicely decorate rooms.
High tech furnishing (huge Sony TV).
Free mini-bar (only replenishments need $).
Huge mirror in room, making it look bigger.
Nice view (of houses downhill).
In-house hot springs (indoors and outdoors).
Steam room and sauna.
Personal bathtub with spring water.
Comfortable bed and pillows.
3-5 minute walk to the MRT/city centre/park (there is a hidden staircase just further down the hill).
Very expensive compared to hotels around the area.
Nothing beside/near the hotel to do/see/eat.
Very pleasant stay in this hotel. The breakfast was out of expectation. The staff were helpful and courteous. The overall facilities are good enough. Even though there's typhoon, our hotel was not being affected much. Definitely increditable and impressive.
Great place for private hot spring as the bath tub is quite big. 5 mins walk to all the beitou library and 8 mins walk to metro.
The bath room shower head a bit rusty not sure is due to the hot spring. The stuff are all very friendly. Overall recommended for people who like privacy.
The hotel is situated very close to the New Beitou MRT station, and the facilities looks very new. The room is very clean and spacious. The bed and pillows are ultra comfortable, so much so that my partner and I gave up our day plans to laze on the bed. The hot spring water is piped into the room, so that we can enjoy it from the privacy of our room.
One of the best hotels I have stayed in and we will definitely go back again.
Taipei's mountainous district to the north, Beitou is famous for the hot springs that flow from its many geothermal vents. Its rejuvenating spas and resorts are just 20 min from the city center on the MRT Red Line. Visit in spring to explore an extinct volcano swathed in cherry blossoms and steam in Yangmingshan National Park, or try the public springs near the Hot Spring Museum, open year round.
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