Ronghui Hot Springs
Ronghui Hot Springs
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Chris
Perth, Australia178 contributions
Jan 2020
Many pools with different experiences. There is a room you can sleep in, another with big two person beds you can watch movies and TV, a gym, and a large restaurant that serves a great variety of traditional food. there is a cafe that serves drinks and fruit. Something for everybody who like water. There are pools where the fish some as big as 4" will nibble at your feet and my favorite the hot pool 42 degrees of heaven. Would I recommend this Hot Springs, YES. Value for money, YES, Go there again, YES
Written January 16, 2020
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EERO42
Finland132 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
This Place is best to go By Metro line nr 1 and stop is Shapingba-station (nr 14)
See the Metro-map enclosered.
English speaking INFO in the nice train - tells when you are arrived
Take a taxi ( about 15 yean) and show the address of Spa ( see my picture of address)
You are on the spot
There are many,many different pools to meat like rose,red wine,rise wine.tee ,coffee etc pools
You will like them and be happy
Written May 24, 2016
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Sarah S
Chongqing, China49 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
I got off the metro at Shapingba and took a taxi, which cost about 14RMB. My driver dropped me off in front of the Radisson Blu because he wasn't sure where it was, but it was just a few steps away. They seem to have different discounts every day; on a Thursday in January I paid 135RMB (normally I think it's 165RMB). Staff spoke a little English, but not much. They seemed attentive overall, although some of the paper cup stations were empty.

The inside pool had massage jets that helped with some of my aches and pains. Outside was more relaxing. Some of the pools felt a little redundant, but relaxing. The outside air was cold enough that if I felt overheated, I could sit outside and enjoy the hot water again. It might not be so pleasant during a Chongqing summer. I tried wearing a headband to keep my hair dry, but that was useless. I finally accepted that I was going to get wet, despite not submerging my head. My skin felt very soft for a few days afterward.

Scan your wristband to keep track of the towels you use and the food you buy. Three towels are included, and I felt like that was a fine amount. The food was OK, mostly Chinese snacks. I did feel a little light in the head after sitting in the hot water, so I was glad to have the option to get a mantou and a Coke. I believe there is a fairly high-end restaurant in the spa as well, but I didn't try it.

In total, I spent about US$30 for the day. I could never afford this in the US. It was a little difficult to find a taxi to get back to the subway, and that kind of ruined my relaxed mood. I'd be willing to pay a little extra to have a staff member help me get a taxi.
Written February 6, 2015
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FDWorldtraveler
Los Angeles, CA464 contributions
May 2018
I really wanted to give this place a 5-Star rating, but this is not going to happen. The site has huge potential, it contains several sections with different types of services found in traditional spas/hot springs (foot massage, chairs with Thai massages and bubble massages, various types of baths infused with herbs/plants to soak in, indoor and outdoor sections. HOWEVER, basic rules aren’t observed. On one instance, I had to switch thermal bath because a lady had been talking on her phone, while in the bath, for 10 minutes without even pausing or taking a breathing in between words; it makes it very hard to relax, decompress and connect with nature when motor-mouth is going at it with maximum intensity. The rule of “peace & quiet” does NOT apply here. Also, be prepared to be surrounded with millennials more interested with capturing moments, selfies & poses (all self-proclaimed IG “models”) for their followers rather than enjoying the moment and relaxing (I got so annoyed I pulled my phone out to capture a few shots as supporting annexes to me review! lol). Some of the baths are lacking maintenance, with an abundance of leaves/twigs are the bottom and dead insects floating on the water. The resort offers lockers, slippers and towels, which is nice and convenient. There are several outdoor lounging chairs surrounding most of the pools/baths and expect several staff members walking around and offering you free tea, which was a nice bonus. Ok, now they just started blaring aweful techno music in a section, which just topped motor-mouth on her phone. That’s it, I’m out! I’m really confused as to whether this is a hot springs/spa or a beach club! Unless you have a lot of time to spend in Chongqing, I would not make this on top of my list!

Written May 23, 2018
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karlkoh
Singapore, Singapore40 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
As guest in Radisson Blu hotel, we were given vouchers for Ronghui Hot Springs. The hot spring is just 100m outside the hotel. We had to show our room card together with the voucher for free entry.

As it was week day the resort was not crowded. The changing and locker rooms were clean and well maintained. There were so many different type hot springs like wine, lavender, mint etc. There was fish spa for fish to nibble at your feet. It was ticklish but fun.

We really enjoyed ourselves trying different hot springs. There was also a room with heated floor to lay down and relax. This is the best hot springs we experienced.

Fortunately, we had a late hotel check out, we were able to spent 3hrs relaxing at the resort.

Should we be in Chongqing, we would definitely visit this hot spring resort again.
Written June 17, 2016
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Ken T
Hong Kong, China25 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
I was somewhat dubious prior to my first experience of hot springs, but this was really lovely. A great thing to do after several days walking around the giant construction zone known as Chongqing. Go on a cool and/or rainy day. The facilities are spotlessly clean and the grounds immaculate. As you soak your troubles away while watching the mist rising up from the myriad number of pools dotted amongst the gardens/rainforest you'll be discovering a uniquely Asian experience. Just bring your swimming costume. Go on a weekday during working hours and you'll virtually have the place to yourself.
Written September 17, 2015
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James B
Oxfordshire, UK4 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
A taxi from Shapingba was 14RMB. In the summer, price is 119RMB. In the winter, I think it is 189RMB. Went you're finished in the evening, go up the stairs in the central bit outside the changing rooms and you get free fruit and biscuits and can relax in comfy chairs
Written September 8, 2015
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Solay2k
Chennai (Madras), India12 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
After reading so many good reviews me and my friend decided to visit the place yesterday.... From Jiefang bei taxi charged around 40 rmb. Awesome checkin... no deposit nothing.. Informed 50 rmb discount on entry (not sure why) hence it costed only 119 per person... good access key used for lockers and all payments... Got in to indoor pool had fun with the multiple types of warm showers and water massage chairs which works after wading hand at sensor... Then moved to have some bite by 2 fish spa, was tingling experience but good... Then explored around 20 different small hot spring named after medicines and noted as good for health such as honey milk aloe lemon etc but I personally did not feel the actual flavor, they are all like same hot water... so we got bored after using a few... then used the wave pool to swim and had done burgers and ice cream in the side shop using electronic tag... Then out door warm pool sauna dry and wet sauna.... forgot to mention the awesome massage for 90 minutes at 200 yen.... Felt amazing... Few items were not working such as kids pool, cold sauna, etc. Only 3 towels are allowed free now.. So use within limit and avoid 3 yen per additional towel. One ala carte restaurant and a buffet was inside... did not check 110 yen buffet in 3rd floor but did checked restaurant and noted nothing in English.. So settled with snacks shop burgers and drinks..not bad... Overall Amazing experience felt so light and refreshed for the week ahead... if some more cold pools were arranged in between different hot bath it would avoid the boredom...
Written September 28, 2014
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keith_roam
Australia386 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
Clearly the best hot springs in Chongqing. Has it all. Has the greatest variety and more of everything working than at other hot spring resorts. Has many and various water jet beds, chairs, jet spays etc that have more working and more variety than at other Cq hot springs. Our massages were available when we wanted and in an instant. Wave pool operates some hours. Has waterslide. Was given an electronic wrist band on entry that works the locker and records all expenses with no fuss.

Like other hot springs, entrance is for 24 hours. Our entrance cost around AUD$20 - we paid RMB110 from showing our room no & card for Radisson Blu next door - price would have been 139 and it seemed that for certain ?times price was 169. Seems to have around 50 pools ranging from numerous Chinese medicine to wine, coffee, citrus etc (so many!) and at good temperatures right up to mid 40s. Has a pool of small fish that nibble, but uniquely, also had a pool with fish 2 or 3 times the size seen elsewhere.

Taxi driver had to ask locals how to find Radisson Blu. English explaining much about Ronghui before entry was very limited, so it was a bit hard to figure before going in. However once inside all pools and facilities have an English translation of the explanation sign. Was asked by staff not to take photos. Restaurant is reasonable prices (eg 30RMB for a plate) but the food stall on grounds is half this or less. Discovered our massages were 20% discounted when paid up on exit - perhaps due to Radisson Blu room. Paid AUD106 (CNY 602) for Radisson Blu including a fabulous breakfast. At Ronghui hot pools a 90min Chinese massage cost us 159RMB. Hot tea and cold water available free at several stations through the hot springs complex. All very good here.

As a comparison to Ronghui, if you are prepared to accept 80% of Ronghui's range of content and working facilities, you can get a hot spring entry for free as part of your accommodation at Bishan (Tianci Hot Springs Resort) or entry daily at Nanan (the wonderful Haitang Xiaoyue Hot Spring Resort which has most facilities and is truly extraordinary value). But if you want the best - do Ronghui.
Written May 12, 2014
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Frog The Wanderer
Boston, MA286 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is an amazing spa. I ended up staying 6 hours. Lots to do as there are maybe 30 different pools some with traditional Chinese medicine. There is an ice steam room and dry steam room. There are also scrub boxes. One with sand and one with salt. Huge! There is a fish foot spa where I spent a lot of time. I tried cupping for 39 yuan! Also the imperial massage for ~150 yuan, which was unique and good. Great experience overall. If you don’t mind the sun or want the sun, go in the middle of the day as most locals don’t want to be in the sun. It was getting a bit crowded when I was leaving at 5PM. However, mid day I had the place to myself. There is a kids play area and a surfing pool that I didn’t explore on purpose. Every time the surf pool stopped, a ton of kids poorest out of the area. Every time the surf pool started, loud music would come on. In the back, in the 7 Chinese herbs pools - you can’t hear the music so, when you hear the surf pool come on go to the back or explore indoor areas like the salt and sand scrub areas. Very relaxing. I suggest to dip into each pool quickly first and see what you like, then come back to really soak in your favorites.

People at the front spoke English. Simple process. You get a wrist band that adds up services at the front. The wrist band has your locker number on it. The locker has slippers and a towel. The towel can be exchanged at several spots (I believe only 2 times). There is water and tea throughout the area. At exit, pay first and it’s possible to pay by card. The checkout will give you a card to insert into turnstiles to let you exit. I walked over to Radisson Blue immediately to your right when you exit to take a cab back to the center. Simple.
Written July 15, 2018
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