Click here to go to our new forums at http://tw.forumosa.com
If you are a Forumosan Regular, when you log in for the FIRST TIME, you must RESET your password by using the Password Recovery system.

Usernames on the new forums must not contain any SPACES and must end with LETTER or a NUMBER; if yours does, you will be prompted to change your Username
Contact us at admin(at)forumosa(dot)com or @forumosa on Twitter or on our Facebook Page if you have any questions or problems logging back in

B&B rec in the mountains of Hsinchu and Miaoli counties

Moderator: hannes

Forum rules
When posting, especially when starting a new thread, please use a title that explains your post or thread, e.g. don't put "Help please!" when you could put "Where can I find a camp site near Kending?"

Please check your spelling, because someone may do a text search for your information, e.g. if someone searches for information on Xizhi and you have spelled it She Jher, they won't find it. Someone spelled camping as "campin" without a g at the end - again, it can't be found by a text search. For place names in Taiwan, please try to use Hanyu Pinyin as default, as that is the spelling most people know.

Please place links in your posts to sources of information. If you don't know how to hotlink text, click on the BBCode tips link in my signature to find out.

If you find a thread that is so hopelessly out of date that it couldn't be of use to anyone, please send the moderator a private message (with the URL of the thread)

If you spot two or more threads that you think could be merged, again, alert the moderator

Re: B&B rec in the mountains of Hsinchu and Miaoli counties

Postby cranky laowai » 08 Feb 2010, 11:48

Mucha Man wrote:
cranky laowai wrote:I've heard about a Japanese-era inn that supposedly one has to walk (not drive) across a long bridge to get to. Ring any bells? It sounds like the kind of place that would be either horribly run down or pleasantly rustic.
The place you are talking about is Hushan hot spring. It's nice. On a little island. It's a modern looking place now even if there is some jap heritage. You'll see a sign for it on the way in.

My wife had made reservations for Hushan, so we went with that this time. (NT$3000(?) for a four-person room, with breakfast.) I thought it was just OK. The food in the restaurant was nothing special; it would be better to go out. The tubs in the rooms were nice; but it took forever for the hot-spring water to come out hot enough to soak in. On the other hand, the water was especially silky feeling (in a good way), even for Tai'an. I liked the grounds. And the suspension bridge was an interesting feature.

On the whole, though, I think I'd take Tenglong over Hushan, at least as long as Tenglong isn't nearly full with tour groups.

A nice place to eat is just after you cross the long bridge on the 62 (maybe 10 km in); there is that weird hotel on the left before the bridge that looks unfinished (you can't miss it . Across the bridge on the left is a funky little cafe-restaurant run by two Atayal sisters. Good food and music.

We tried that yesterday. The food was indeed good, and the atmosphere pleasant. I wasn't crazy about the odor of dog (that being a dog-friendly restaurant); but it wasn't too heavy and we sat next to an open window, so things were fine.

I also drove up to Cedar Wood and have added it to my list of places to stay if I ever win the lottery.
User avatar
cranky laowai
National Security Advisor (guójiā ānquán gùwèn)
National Security Advisor (guójiā ānquán gùwèn)
 
Posts: 4713
Joined: 29 Jan 2001, 17:01
Location: Banqiao



Re: B&B rec in the mountains of Hsinchu and Miaoli counties

Postby meyers66 » 05 Jul 2015, 13:53

Thanks for the Cedar Wood url but way too rich for my budget. Hell one night in a room there is my 3 bedroom apartment rent for a month. ;) Not going to happen.

I am interested in good value, quiet, nature accommodation recomendations in Tai-an and Miao-li County areas. This includes camping. Please share. For your information I usually travel with my wife, leave no trace, and try to live low. ;)
meyers66
Memorized My Password (gāng jìhǎo zìjǐ de mìmǎ)
 
Posts: 67
{ AUTHOR_TOPIC }
Joined: 27 Oct 2004, 11:03



FRIENDLY REMINDER
   Please remember that Forumosa is not responsible for the content that appears on the other side of links that Forumosans post on our forums. As a discussion website, we encourage open and frank debate. We have learned that the most effective way to address questionable claims or accusations on Forumosa is by engaging in a sincere and constructive conversation. To make this website work, we must all feel safe in expressing our opinions, this also means backing up any claims with hard facts, including links to other websites.
   Please also remember that one should not believe everything one reads on the Internet, particularly from websites whose content cannot be easily verified or substantiated. Use your common sense and do not hesitate to ask for proof.
Previous




Return to Travel in Taiwan



Who is online

Forumosans browsing this forum: No Forumosans and 1 guest

cron