My group of 6 - 2 elderly and 2 young kids (3 and 5 years) - was visiting Taipei for the first time in early Oct. I researched the web for a hot spring which was family-friendly, clean, permits swimwear and hopefully not too expensive. Found Spring City and I'm glad we made the trip. I didn't make any booking - just walked-in. I chose the outdoor spa (NT800 per adult, unlimited time - we stayed about 1.5-2 hours at the resort in the end). Kids below 140cm get in for free.
My two little boys, who had their first taste of hot spring (soaking their feet!) by the riverside on our way up to the Resort, were apprehensive at first, but left with all smiles on their faces. The adults enjoyed it too, although some pools were a tad too hot (for amateurs like us, I suppose). There are 9 different pools with different 'themes', but 2 were closed when we were there. No complaints from us, cos we stayed most of the time in the two pools which were about 38 degreeC. It was also not crowded with only about 8 to 10 others in the compound. The female locker rooms were clean, neat and spacious, and everything (big and small towels, slippers, 'shower cap') is provided in a little carry-basket - so you can just bring yourself.
A small shuttle-bus ferries the resort's guests to Beitou and XinBeitou MRT station every hour or so, but the resort staff will remind you to 'reserve' your seat beforehand by informing them of your intended departure time, so it's important to take note of the time as you enjoy your soak in the hot spring. It's amazing what a good soak in the hotspring can do - My boys fell sleep on the MRT train on our way back to Ximending at about 6+pm, and slept through till the next morning without dinner. :)
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- Also Known As:
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