An elegant resort hotel, based on a Japanese style of hospitality (though not a ryokan as such). A peaceful, but convenient sojourn from the hectic pace of Taipei. Outstanding separate communal (and private) hot spring spa with outdoor covered hot spring, hot and cold plunge pools, sauna, steam room, communal showers (extra charge applies). In the Beitou area of Taipei. Also a fine outdoor patio swimming pool and adjoining snack bar, excellent restaurants, bar. Rooms all feature private stone hot tubs, emphasize the hot. Understated luxury, but luxury nonetheless. One of the more memorable places I've stayed.