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“Nice spa like experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hot spring Street Xingyi Road

Hot spring Street Xingyi Road
Xienyi Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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Ranked #16 of 91 Activities in Taipei
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Wellness & Spas
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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“Nice spa like experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We went to the Golden Spring Hotel to have their private hot springs. Got a small room with no bed and no toilet. NTD1080 for 90 minutes.

The room was small.. somewhat toilet size with a window which you can open to let the cool air in during this winter time I was here. There's a dry area to change up and table to rest. A square tub for the hot spring water. A cold water section and a shower section. Come equipped with soap and shampoo and towels.

90 minutes was just nice. Now I know why the ones with a bed comes with 2 hours. You feel like sleeping after a nice 40°C-60°C soak...

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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“Take Your Pick of Hot Springs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The river that flows along this beautiful street can get steamy at times.

If you're in a public mood, why not try the public springs? It's cheap. It's communal. It's full of sights.

Otherwise, there is a plethora of hot spring hotels that flank the street. They range from cheap, and affordable, to crazy expensive. Don't worry, no one will try to trick you into staying at a 15000 nt hotel. They show their prices when you enter, or ask.

If you're in a park and people watch mood, there is a nice park in the middle of this street, complete with fountains, monuments, and a museum.

Bring a friend, bring a date, or bring the family. Hot Spring Street is a novel way to spend an afternoon.

Visited August 2012
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San Jose, California
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“Food and drink and stink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

There are a couple dozen fantastic beer houses (restaurants) along this road, the food is uniformly superb at all of them. Best experienced in summer as a cool breeze at the end a hot day. Many places have facilities for a private hot springs soaking. I actually like the pungent foul-smelling rotten egg odor coming from the dormant volcano this area sits on, because I am now conditioned to associate it with the good food and giant mugs of beer you get, although I wonder if Taipei will survive if the volcano ever erupts.

Visited February 2012
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“24 / 7 open, soak in healing waters whenever you wish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Living now 3 years in Taipei, i go to one of the two most popular ones in the lowest part of this area (bigger is the Huang-Tse; smaller the Chwan-Tan, but this one with excellent massage) at least once a month, desirable would be weekly. Men and women have separate areas.
Easy public transport access till over 10 p.m., useful for way there in summer nights (better to avoid daytime stay in the hot season of the year). Quite packed on winter weekend and holiday afternoons, sometimes people queue. Usually very few non-Asian foreigners, but locals give you - with the famous Taiwanese friendliness - all the advice you may need.
Good to stay 2 - 3 hrs, take enough water or tea with you - and a towel. Eating in the associated restaurants next door awards you with free coupon for hot springs (to be used within 2 weeks or so). Reception offers also free taxi call, never waited over 10 min. Free shuttles to the car parkings, the walk is maybe 5 min. (parkings are in the valley a bit upstream).
Coming by metro, exit at Shipai and take bus 508, 535 to Shingyi Rd. 3rd stop. Bus goes up the hills, from bus stop walk downhill into the bottom of river valley. All signposting in Chinese, with exception on signs on the main road.
The sources are 1 - 2 km upstream, it is a nice hike from a later bus stop. Another hiking trail is accessible next to the parkings. Water in the springs has differing properties and medicinal effects, but the odor is strong for oversensitive individuals.
Although locals go mostly in the colder half of the year, i recommend summer cool evenings or nights, as a welcome escape from the city's humid heat. It is a surprisingly distinct difference.

Visited August 2012
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