A destination in and of itself, Hoshino Resorts’ first property in Taiwan is located in the central mountains. The secluded retreat offers a tranquil space for those seeking relaxation amongst nature. The resort’s minimalist designs, ample space and natural materials complement the serene surrounds. Rooms are maisonette style with an entire floor dedicated to hot spring bathing, the highlight of the resort. The natural hot spring waters in the area are characteristically soft low-alkaline and naturally carbonated. The room’s sunken bath with light blue tiles has a constant stream of flowing thermal water, encouraging guests to unwind and take in the mountain views. Select room types also feature outdoor baths. Communal gender-segregated bath halls are also available with both indoor and outdoor baths. The resort restaurant features standard tables, booths, and Japanese-style low tables with sunken space. Kaiseki-style meals are served utilizing many ingredients native to the island and Taiwanese recipes and techniques. Around the property is a garden path along the waters, and gazebos planted along the route. Additional facilities and amenities include a spa, yoga programs, outdoor pool, Taiwanese tea sessions, morning forest bathing sessions, and dessert time at Yuagari Lounge. The nearest city, Taichung, is a 90-minute drive away.

Why We Love This Hotel

Wellness: The hot spring baths are the true heroes here, with their restorative, soothing and healing properties. Other resort amenities centered around physical and spiritual wellbeing include spa treatments, yoga sessions, forest bathing, superb food and drink, and much more besides.

Expertise: HOSHINOYA Guguan is Japan-based Hoshino Resorts' flagship Taiwan property, bringing the luxury, seclusion and superlative wellness experiences that the brand is known for to the island. When it comes to onsen, ryokan-style resorts and harnessing the power of remote hot springs, HOSHINOYA is the name to look for.

Location: With so much to enjoy within the privacy of the resort itself, you may not find the time to explore Guguan. However, if you do, you'll find the resort has great proximity to Guguan Temple, the Shao Lai Hiking Trail and scenic suspension bridges over the river.

Taichung, Taiwan
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  • Garden
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Yoga Classes/instruction On Site
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