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
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Yoga Classes/instruction On Site
This VIP maisonette is comprised of three bedrooms (two doubles and one triple), a wide private terrace with an al fresco dining area showcasing mountain views, and a connecting suite with outdoor bath.
Featuring the largest bath area of HOSHINOYA Guguan's accommodations, this maisonette is designed with the hot spring enthusiast in mind. There is a living space with dining facilities and a sofa looking out to gorgeous green views. The bath area also includes a sofa, for those looking to relax after a soak. The tatami mat flooring is made of rush straw, which fills the rooms with a soothing, earthy fragrance.
In contrast to HOSHINOYA Guguan's other accommodations, these two-bedroom suites are single-level style rather than maisonette, and therefore suited to more mature travelers of those traveling with children. Views out to scenes of Guguan can be enjoyed from the private terrace and also from the hot spring bath tub.
Accommodating up to three guests, this room type includes a spacious living and dining area, a large bathing area with a shower stall and a bench, as well as a terrace with views out to the forest.
This maisonette has one level for a bedroom and living space, then another for a bathing room with a shower stall and a bench. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the accommodation with natural light and blend the elements of indoor and outdoor.
Hot Spring Baths
In addition to hot spring baths within accommodations, HOSHINOYA Guguan also has shared indoor and outdoor baths, which are segregated by gender. The indoor baths are bordered with fragrant cypress wood, while the outdoor baths are a winding complex of pools, which merge into the natural scenery. Note that guests are asked to enjoy the hot spring baths without swimwear.
The resort's spa has a diverse menu of treatments, including massages and facials. These make use of traditional East Asian ingredients, such as ginseng and rehmannia root.
The resort's outdoor swimming pool is lined with shady gazebos, in a location separate to the hot spring baths, for guests looking for a more casual space for outdoor relaxation.
HOSHINOYA Guguan's yoga programs are taken at the water gardens and are focused around Qigong, which aims to provide health benefits for physical and spiritual balance.
Meals at HOSHINOYA Guguan are served in the Japanese kaiseki style, using everyday ingredients found in Japanese and Taiwanese cuisine, led by Executive Chef Shunsuke Fuji. The resort's restaurant features floor-level tables with sunken spaces for legs if diners find sitting crosslegged uncomfortable, standard tables, or private booths, which can seat up to 12 guests.
Pop into the Yuagari Lounge to enjoy delicious seasonal desserts with a view over the water gardens.
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