Tsuwu Hot Spring
What We Love
- Experience hot-spring culture at this elegant boutique spa hotel, with in-room hot springs and more Taking in the authentic Taiwanese hot spring experience in the hotel's hot spring pools
- Luxuriating in a private hot pool in the privacy of the guest room
- Dining on mouth-watering seasonal delicacies from Tsuwu Library
What To Know
- Most people come just for the spa and hot springs
- Opt for the 10-course dinner for a taste of Taiwan
- The rooftop restaurant has sweeping views of the mountains and coastline
A little ways from Taiwan’s picturesque Yangmingshan National Park, Tsuwu Hot Spring is an elegant spa hotel that offers an authentic Taiwanese hot spring experience. Yes, that includes communal indoor hot springs where visitors have to visit fully unclothed. The hot springs are separated by gender and comprises three, cypress wood pools of differing temperatures. Rich in minerals, the waters are said to help sooth your skin. For those who prefer not to disrobe, you can take a walk down to the public baths where they allow you to don swimsuits. Each guest room also has its very own personal bathing pool. The ceramic tub is a large, shallow pool, but has regular water piped in rather than hot spring water.
The boutique hotel sits amongst pine trees in the Yangminshan region. It was designed to follow the natural terrain of the river valley and offers a stunning view of misty mountains from the windows. Its minimalist form, with clean lines and simple structure allows the beauty of its surrounding scenery to play a bigger role in soothing your mind and soul. Inside, the hotel has the same minimalist style with large windows bringing in natural light. Aside from taking a bath in the hotel’s hot spring facilities, you should also visit the Kaiture Spa for a massage.
How to Get There
A fair bit of a drive out of Taipei but the hotel provides a 2-way shuttle at NTD200 per person. It was just a little difficult locating the pickup point at the Taipei Nangang station. Overall a very pleasant stay.
This is a boutique hotel. Scenic and quiet, distant from downtown Taipei. Hot spring tubs are beautifully made with glass mosaics.
We visited during Chinese New Year so paid for a marked up rate. The stay included dinner and breakfast buffets which were both delicious. The hot spring quality is decent. Wish the service were better; staff members didn’t show much smiles to us.
1. There is a hot spring tub in your room so it is more privacy and you can see a mountain view.
2. Comfortable bed and room is quite big.
3. Cozy bathroom
4. Staff were professional but barely speak English and they don’t really want to try except one guy who tried to speak English. As a reason, the staff didn’t seem to care Non-Chinese speaking guests much.
5. Breakfast and Dinner were great. There were many choices.
6. They really need to clean windows as they are so dirty and quite ruin the view.
7. Nothing much to do, see and eat around here.
Quiet ambience with very helpful staff located within the Yangminshan mountain. The room faces the mountain, gorgeous view, good amenities with a personal hot spring tub in the room for the shy ones who may find it odd to be naked with strangers. Food is good with a good selection. An overall good experience. A very relaxing good stay.
Rather small hotel and located inside a developed estate where there are numerous residents actually living there. It was a weird sensation to see their households not far away through the hotel window. Seeing the poor view had me felt we weren't there for a vocation.