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Eliza R wrote a review Mar 2020
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.
Date of experience: April 2019
mikeclearwatersg wrote a review Jan 2019
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions37 helpful votes
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. …
Date of experience: December 2018
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Orlando Guiked A wrote a review Aug 2018
Baguio, Philippines132 contributions46 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: July 2018
Iris Joy wrote a review Aug 2018
New Zealand105 contributions13 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: September 2017
Rufina V wrote a review Aug 2018
Baguio, Philippines4 contributions
They do have lot of pools for children and adults which is a good place for family bonding also or any occasion.
Date of experience: July 2018