[ 宜蘭 ] 礁溪老爺溫泉之宿


[Saturday Morning] Chiao-Hsi Hotspring

Last Friday and Saturday was our big day! Had all the bosses and their ladies from the National SME Award (國家磐石獎) winning companies to visit our facility in Yi-Lan along wtih 2 other award-winning companies in the surrounding area. It was a pretty intense weekend and learned a lot from the other people and companies. These kinds of gatherings are certainly combined with some leisurely activity – for this one, we went to the nearby (although not exactly very close) hotspring resort town – Jiaoxi (礁溪). We stayed at the Hotel Royal Chiao-Hsi (礁溪老爺大酒店), one of the…


best hotspring hotels in Taiwan. The style is Japanese+minimalism and the service was superb (although the food was just okay). We had little time to go out to enjoy the swimming pool and public hotspring pools (and the “hotspring fish” – a specie of small Turkish fish that nibbles at the dead skin of your feet/toes). I said we “had little time” which means I MISSED all that goodies and only got to have hotspring spa in the bathtub in our hotel room, which wasn’t bad but it certainly took a bit too long to fill the bathtub.


Yi-Lan County, Taiwan. It’s a rather more “country-like” kind of place although it’s about 1 hour away by car from the bustling Taipei City.


View of the outdoor hotspring/swimming pool from our balcony on the 3rd floor.


Night view of the city lights in the distanc against the dull sky, which reminds me of what a wine coach once said about Champagne – “Drinking Champagne is like drinking the stars in the sky~” I like that comparison.

The bathtub in our room. This is actually viewed from the outside of the window looking into the bathtub. That’s why it’s important to keep the curtains covering the windows.

 


Dinner menu for the evening.

 


Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.


The main lobby area with another classy restaurant.


Yes I grafittied on the window. Early morning – before sunrise. It took me a long time to fill the bathtub with hotspring water But I guess the good side is that  got to see the “sunrise”.

 

Hotel Royal Chaio Hsi 礁溪老爺大酒店
W: http://www.hrjhotel.com.tw/

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