Was looking for a place to soak for an hour or two away from the hordes of mainland Chinese tourists and thought this might be the place. It was NT$380 to enter and NT$120 for a towel that is just slightly larger than an oversized dishtowel. (So bring your own towel!) There are three decent-sized pools as well as a small basin to dip your feet. If the place is empty, as it was for my first hour, it can be quite blissful surrounded by the potted plants and trees and view of nearby hills. But after about an hour a number of noisy mainland Chinese tourists arrived and that was the cue: time to go.
The locker room is relatively clean, and you'll be given a lock at check-in to store your belongings. Can't really imagine staying overnight in this place as it features two-hour specials and doesn't have much else going for it. You're better off staying elsewhere.
We just stay one night for double bed room in spa spring resort and feel a little bit disappointed, the room is big enough though. 2 things to add value may be just the spa function in the bathroom & the staff there not charging me additionally for the 2-kid stay. (Maybe because of already charged of high season rate (mid-autumn festival). The cleanliness of the room, including the mattress and also the changing room in the roof for the outdoor hot spring need great improvement.
Wasn't expecting much based on the average and less than average responses on Tripadvisor. However, the place was not as far off as what many people have said. Its about 10 mins walk from Xinbeitou mrt station. Maps just outside the mrt station can point you in the right direction. It can be a dread if you had a big luggage to drag tho. A backpack would suit better as the ground was not smooth tarred road.
We were early. Registered but couldn't check in until 3 pm. Many hotels in the area have checkins much later (as late as 7 pm) as they cater to the day trippers who come for the hot springs. So we left out luggage at the reception and ventured out. Receptionist was a lady who shot off like a machine gun, so good luck to those not conversant in Mandarin.
Room is clean, fairly spacious with amenities well provided for. There is a private and big hot spring tub in the room, hot spring tub in this cold weather is certainly more than welcome. Very comfortable. The bath room was a little more shabby compared to the room, but still not anything I would actually complain about.
They serve typical taiwanese porridge like most hotels there. There is a good view of the city from the restaurant at the 5th floor. Dont forget to get your onsen eggs to cook just outside the hotel.
While here, also don't forget to visit the roof top public hot spring. There are 3 pools, one of which has a jacuzzi and a foot soak pool. Since Beitou is much neglected as a tourist spot, its nice and peaceful when we were here. We had the pool to ourselves on our last day prior to check out. Good atmosphere here.
In retrospect, I think I would have rather stayed here compared to the more accessible hotels nearer the MRT that I had considered. Its near to other attractions in the area.
I have to fight the war on terror so I send my best friend all over Asia for vacations paid for by me.. When I sent her to Spa World Spring Resort she reported that she had the most wonderful time. I got her a deluxe room with all the trimmings and she says the waters are the most refreshing in Beito. The amenities are very well maintained and the staff is extremely helpful to resolve and answer any questions you have. I highly recommend Spa World Spring Resort for couples and friends for that special memory. Yes I am an American.
We payed NT$1480 (£30) for the room which allowed 2 hours to soak in the private hot tub. The room itself was decent and the bathroom was ok. Water was boiling hot so if u r a first time soaker like us, mix some cold water first then slowly add hot. Staff also speak some English so it's helpful. Location of hotel is like 15 to 20 mins walk for new Briton station (only stop on pink line). Defo recommend to experience at least.