In pictures: Hoshinoya Guguan, Taiwan

As big fans of the Hoshinoya brand (also known as the ‘Aman of Japan’ – go figure!), we were thrilled to find out the group was opening a resort in the tiny hot spring enclave of Guguan in Taiwan’s mountainous heartland. Predictably, they brought along a heavy dose of Japanese finesse, but managed to seamlessly weave in Taiwanese elements to retain a strong sense of place.

We stayed at the resort for two nights as part of a press visit for The Telegraph and Travel + Leisure Asia – you can find the full review of Hoshinoya Guguan here and here.

Hoshinoya Guguan Taiwan review blogger

Hoshinoya Guguan Taiwan review blogger

Hoshinoya Guguan Taiwan review blogger

Hoshinoya Guguan Taiwan review blogger

Hoshinoya Guguan Blogger review

Hoshinoya Guguan Blogger review

Hoshinoya Guguan Blogger review

Tips

  • While technically located in Taichung, don’t underestimate the distance from the city – it’s still a (scenic) 1.5 hour drive away.
  • Make the most of your time in the forest by participating in the complimentary tea-tasting sessions and exercise programmes.
  • While the hotel is very kid-friendly when it comes to amenities (there’s a special area in the pool, as well as a fantastic kids menu), the two-level rooms with open stairs can pose a danger. Opt for a single-level room to play it safe.

Info

424, Taiwan, Taichung City, Heping District, Taiwan
00 81 50 3786 1144
https://hoshinoya.com

Rates start at US$435/night (including breakfast) – Check availability

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