Wan Jin Hot Spring

Wan Jin Hot Spring, Wanli: Address, Wan Jin Hot Spring Reviews: 3.5/5

Wan Jin Hot Spring
The area
Neighborhood: Jingshan / Wanli District
The North Coast of Taiwan (Wanli District/ Jinshan District area) is filled with breathtakingly extraordinary rock formations, the most widely known of which is the various unique geological landscapes in Yehliu Geopark. The famous Queen’s Head, Fairy Shoe, etc., are absolute works of beauty by nature’s uncanny craftsmanship. One must also taste the authentic seafood cuisine when visiting the North Coast. Delicious dishes cooked with fresh catches are the favorite of gourmets. If you visit in fall, don’t miss the great taste of Wanli crabs. Jinbaoli Old Street is as busy as it was a hundred years ago. Here you can taste the local cuisine specials of sweet potatoes, jumping taros, etc. The area of Jinshan and Wanli is also a known hot spring resort, where you can experience hot spring baths and remove your body of fatigue and stress. The Juming Museum situated in Jinshan District gathers all of Master Ju Ming's life work in the art park. Located beside the mountains and neighboring seas, the important creations from varying periods by the sculpting master are displayed in accordance with different terrains and landscapes.

7 reviews
Very good

San Antonio, TX3,316 contributions
Nice bed and breakfast hot siring place
Dec 2019 • Friends
Nice bed and breakfast hot spring . The room was in a great size with partial sea and Mountain View. The hot spring facilities was good. Great place to relax for one night. The breakfast was very simple. The room has a large bathtub.
Written January 7, 2020
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Hobart, Australia14 contributions
Dated Spa Location
Oct 2019 • Friends
Arrived last night. Friendly welcome at the gate and a very nice outlook over the countryside.
Rooms. No matress on the beds only matress bases therefore you need to get the extra blankets out to cushion the dead hard sleeping base.
Breakfast. Ok but no hot drinks only cold coffee which appears has been there days.
Wifi. Ok but only in accommodation.
Rating. DEFINATELY NOT at 3 star.
Written October 20, 2019
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Mishima, Japan245 contributions
An utter waste of money. A bad joke. Stay somewhere else.
Dec 2018 • Couples
We arrived at the entry gate to be greeted by a sour-faced woman who demanded my credit card. I refused, saying I wanted to see the room first. She relented, and after a wait (in the rain) a woman called Melody arrived on her moped. Eventually, an old man arrived with his smelly min-van (with torn seating) and took us to the main building, which felt like a boys' boarding school from the 1950s..
Our room had a high ceiling, two queen beds, and a balcony (NO fridge, NO glasses, tattered towels with holes in). The place hadn't been cleaned for some time, and really needed renovation.
Melody assured us that the onsen in the room would indeed get hot - we just needed to wait about 20 minutes for the hot water...
In short, dowdy, neglected, totally unsatisfactory.

When it rained, there were puddles in the corridors, and the lobby glass roof (badly stained, poorly maintained) was leaky. The tiled stairs became super-slippery. No disabled access to the second floor (U.S.), a.k.a. first floor (U.K. style)!
The 'restaurant' was a garage frame with thin walls, faded, dirty plastic drapes to conceal packing cases and cooking utensils, and a surly 'barman'. No food, and exorbitant prices for Taiwan beer (80 NTD per bottle).
Breakfast was a dismal event. A few plates including (cold) fried eggs or scrambled egg, a few dishes of tofu, and coffee (tea was not on offer).
The young woman in charge of breakfast arrived late, so we had to wait half-an-hour for her to prepare everything. It seemed all she could do was smile nicely.
The baths were just about adequate - drained each night but not scrubbed or disinfected before refilling the following day. They were only available from 09.00 hrs.
outside, there is a cool bath, a medium bath (38 Celsius), and a hot bath (41 Celsius). The fittings and showers were all in a poor condition (not recently cleaned or maintained). The changing rooms were very basic. Lockers are available (take a 10 NTD coin with you to open the locker. It will be returned when you leave.)
The indoor naked bathing facilities were marginally better. Regarding the men's facilities, the sauna was only at 52 Celsius, and the other (steam??) room was not functioning. There were two indoor pools, and one small outside pool (22 Celsius).

The proprietor, Mr.Lin, gave us a grudging lift into Jinshan, just the once. He was not available on other occasions, or for our departure. His chief concern was money. He reminded me many times that I had to pay.
His English is poor, but his manner is simply grasping and mean. He 'repaired" the wifi, which wasn't working when we arrived. It still didn't work. Uncharitably, I began to think he wasn't prepared to spend the money on getting wifi to be operational.
A Taiwanese day guest remarked that we were the "first foreigners" she had ever seen there.

The general feeling was of uncaring staff, and a proprietor running the place for whatever money he could get, with no concern for maintenance, let alone upgrading what is potentially a wonderful place, surrounded by trees, peace and quiet.
Written January 2, 2019
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