Asin Hot Springs
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mikeclearwatersg
By mikeclearwatersg
Different “hotsprings” in Asin Town, Benguet
Dec 2018
Apparently, there are 3 different “hotsprings” in Asin town: Sinot Hotspring, Palm Grove Hotsprings and Asin Pooten Hostpring. They’re all near each other. There’s an apparent confusion as the photos in this section are a combination of Palm Grove and Asin Pooten so let me clarify them the best I can. Let’s start with Sinot. Our vehicle was blocked entering the road (see photo) and it seems the place has been closed for quite some time. When we asked the locals (we were having lunch in the local eatery), they mentioned the ownership is being contested by the indigenous communities in the area and thus while its being disputed, Sinot is entirely closed. There is a small-ish pool near the main road devoid of any signs but packed with locals at P100 per entry but it’s not hotspring. No parking. Palm Grove is adjacent to the small-ish pool. While it’s much larger, have better maintained grounds, huge parking area and bigger pools, the water is not hot nor from a hotspring. Entry is 120 pesos per person. We went in to check and found the water cool to the touch. Asin Pooten is about 2-3 minutes away by car. The place is walkable but the lack of sidewalk and steep curving of the mountain makes it’s dangerous especially with the fast vehicles speeding along this road. The place is larger than Palm Spring - more pools and parking. Outdoor table is P200 and cottage is P500 (which we took) on top of the entry fee of 150 each. It was packed of people when we visited. There are 3-4 big pools but none are hotspring. The only one that’s “hot” is a small circular pool that can fit 10 people and it’s dirty. You do not want to soak in it all. The warm water is continuously pumped into the pool by one hose that seems to be coming from somewhere. That’s it. The term “hotspring” is loosely adapted here. While the water may indeed be from a hotspring, the intensity of the hotness is not enough to fill several swimming pools. The rest of the pools in the area are fed with normal saline stagnant water. God knows when it was last replaced. So here’s the summary: - Are these places really hotspring? No. - Is the water from a hotspring? For Asin Pooten, only 1 small pool. Others are normal water - Is it worth the trip? No It seems there’s a place called Asin Hotspring and the photos seem to be different. We didn’t go to that one so any reviews would be great.

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Eliza R
Manila5 contributions
Apr 2019
This place has more than one pool. Great to chill and drink coffee because they also serve food and drinks. Not too difficult to visit also if you're on commute.
Written March 5, 2020
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mikeclearwatersg
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Apparently, there are 3 different “hotsprings” in Asin town: Sinot Hotspring, Palm Grove Hotsprings and Asin Pooten Hostpring. They’re all near each other.

There’s an apparent confusion as the photos in this section are a combination of Palm Grove and Asin Pooten so let me clarify them the best I can.

Let’s start with Sinot. Our vehicle was blocked entering the road (see photo) and it seems the place has been closed for quite some time. When we asked the locals (we were having lunch in the local eatery), they mentioned the ownership is being contested by the indigenous communities in the area and thus while its being disputed, Sinot is entirely closed. There is a small-ish pool near the main road devoid of any signs but packed with locals at P100 per entry but it’s not hotspring. No parking.

Palm Grove is adjacent to the small-ish pool. While it’s much larger, have better maintained grounds, huge parking area and bigger pools, the water is not hot nor from a hotspring. Entry is 120 pesos per person. We went in to check and found the water cool to the touch.

Asin Pooten is about 2-3 minutes away by car. The place is walkable but the lack of sidewalk and steep curving of the mountain makes it’s dangerous especially with the fast vehicles speeding along this road. The place is larger than Palm Spring - more pools and parking. Outdoor table is P200 and cottage is P500 (which we took) on top of the entry fee of 150 each. It was packed of people when we visited. There are 3-4 big pools but none are hotspring. The only one that’s “hot” is a small circular pool that can fit 10 people and it’s dirty. You do not want to soak in it all. The warm water is continuously pumped into the pool by one hose that seems to be coming from somewhere. That’s it.

The term “hotspring” is loosely adapted here. While the water may indeed be from a hotspring, the intensity of the hotness is not enough to fill several swimming pools. The rest of the pools in the area are fed with normal saline stagnant water. God knows when it was last replaced.

So here’s the summary:
- Are these places really hotspring? No.
- Is the water from a hotspring? For Asin Pooten, only 1 small pool. Others are normal water
- Is it worth the trip? No

It seems there’s a place called Asin Hotspring and the photos seem to be different. We didn’t go to that one so any reviews would be great.
Written January 7, 2019
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Orlando Guiked A
Baguio, Philippines132 contributions
Jul 2018
Very accessible pool areas from Baguio City Proper. This is just 30 minutes away from city proper if you have your own vehicle. Otherwise, there are a lot of public utility jeepneys that travel back and forth to the place.
Written August 19, 2018
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Iris Joy
New Zealand105 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
a good place to visit during the summer season here in country.
don't have to travel to La union to escape the heat.
place has been renovated over the years.
Written August 12, 2018
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Rufina V
Baguio, Philippines4 contributions
Jul 2018
They do have lot of pools for children and adults which is a good place for family bonding also or any occasion.
Written August 6, 2018
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Turki B
1 contribution
Jun 2018 • Family
The most terrible place in the world
I came to Asian hot spring pooten resort
The staff very bad attitude we asked for
Clean the small hot spring pool but they ignored
Us and they talking bad things they really make this place very bad the rooms dirty I think the management not there or don’t care cuz the staff
Really look like they owned the place they not respect anyone also there people leaved cuz of them attitude ( honestly better u close it than u keep it dirty I think also the local can’t not accept that )
Better they have a good management improve the place than give it to non educated manage it
Spend money for good management than u got little money ( if u have a good management the place will be so nice )
Written July 14, 2018
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brian c
Philippines36 contributions
May 2018
Sinot Hot Springs is the original and the best soak. several pools you can heat to your pleasure--i like very hot. it does not have food or lodging and closes at 5pm.. we inspected Pooten Resort, but lack of a good hot pool, overall cleanliness, lack of restaurant and the aforementioned less than friendly receptionist made us look elsewhere. We got a well-priced room at Riverview Resort. they have a great restaurant, friendly staff and nice, albeit not hot, pools. One can walk from there to Sinot for hot soaks. On a previous visit, we inspected Palm Grove Resort. We found the price high and they charge for using small individual pools so we gave it a pass. We have made 3 trips there and will do more i am sure.
Written June 8, 2018
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CJ J
9 contributions
May 2018 • Family
Strange isnt it? But over all its a nice place. The one kids pool gets too hot, and people push small kids under the hot water jet coming from the top pipe. Not good, otherwise its a nice fun place
Written May 23, 2018
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marivicjoanlaron
Baguio, Philippines55 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
With pools of different sizes, this caters to all ages, or even to any kind of occasion. Great and safe for water activities!
Written February 20, 2018
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Rosheen-Nova C
5 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Been here quite often,either just to relax or celebrate birthdays...they have a children's pool, 3 adults pool, 2 Jacuzzi pool, cr and shower rooms..u can also do bbq,wash plates and all...they also have a mini store where u can buy food and other stuff.. Well, if u r looking for a simple way to relax and enjoy then this s d place,everything s standard, actually much better than other resorts which has dsame prices..
but if u r looking for a luxury kind of resort then u might get dismayed...
All in all it was a great day.! D whole family had a good time..will definitely come back..
Written May 29, 2017
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