Spring City Resort | Serenity In The Hot Springs Of Taipei

By Assia Hamdi | 27, Feb, 2020
Spring City Resort | Serenity In The Hot Springs Of Taipei

Spring City Resort is a 5-Star family friendly hotel with an awe inspiring mountain view. Within the resort resides impressive 9 multifunctional pools as well as four types of private spa rooms. Amazing isn't it? 

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Location

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From the outside, Spring City Resort might seem like your average city hotel, but the name of the Resort is a clever combination. The hotel is situated in an accessible spot within the City but still allows you to be transported to the healing, relaxing nature of Springs and to experience the benefits water has on your body. 

When people think of Taiwan and Taipei City, it may not seem obvious enough to them to consider these places as a Halal destination. However, Islam is slowly growing in Taiwan and it is estimated that about 0.3% of the population are Muslims. This explains the growing market of Halal options out there. 


Muslim-Friendly Aspects around the Location 

Spring City Resort, which has been given a crescentrating of 6, has many things to offer. From the Beitou Hot Springs and public baths, to the museums and the Ketagalan culture centre with an art gallery and exhibit hall. There are also a great number of beautiful Taiwanese temples to visit and since Spring City Resort is known for its Mountain view, a huge array of ecological parks, beautiful gardens and architecture are built around the natural landscapes. With so many activities in store for visitors, Muslim travellers need not worry about the lack of entertainment here.

Mosques and Prayers

As the Spring City Resort is located on the outskirts of Taipei city, the closest mosque or prayer room may be slightly further than what a Muslim traveller may be used to. The Taipei Grand Mosque is a little over an hour away by public transport and 30 minutes away by car. This is still a reasonable journey for Taraweeh or Eid prayers which can be arranged, but may be quite a distant for everyday prayers. 

Taipei Grand Mosque

Address: No. 62, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da'an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10650

Contact: +886-2-2321-9445

Website: https://www.taipeimosque.org.tw/

Nevertheless, worry not for Spring City Resort has assured Crescent-ratings that male and female prayer rooms can be made available upon request, during your stay. Prayer mats and directions, as well as a prayer time-table are all readily available upon request. The nearest mosque is the Taipei Grand Mosque.

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Resort Facilities

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Whether you are an esteemed guest at Spring City or you just want to experience the wide array of beautiful pools, Spring City Resort caters for both. The pools include a family pool, waterfall pool, octagonal calm pool, and floating pool, to name a few. 

  • Health-Benefits of the Spring

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Each pool has its own benefit, whether from the pressure or temperature of the water. An aspect unique to Spring City Resort is that it is located near Liuhanggu (Sulfur Valley), offering pure and milky coloured springs for guests. The benefits of the springs here has a long history; it is said to boost the immune system and even improve joints and arthritis pain. 

  • Privacy

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Although, swimming in the outdoor pools in a burkini or covered water-appropriate clothes is no problem, if you require further privacy, Spring City Resort offers a more intimate private Spring experience. The same care and spring water is available in a beautiful marbled spa for an affordable price (under $20). This means that Muslim travellers no longer have to be concerned with privacy. 

Furthermore, if you are a couple or family that would like to experience the spa everyday of your stay here, there is the option to stay in the Royal private spa. This is a room with an attached spa, which is cleverly designed to incorporate all the pools, in what would be a bathroom.

Last but not least, the hotel understands the need for a female-only spa, and thus, offers this option to female guests and visitors. The staff are trained to respect guests' personal choices and are happy to answer any questions regarding this female-only spa experience.

  • Rooms

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As a 5-star Hotel, Spring City Resort does not skimp on choice and variety. There are up to 10 room options, including 3 Villa options. There are various options for families, couples, group travel, and romantic trips. Each room focuses on allowing the light to flood the open space with feature windows that have nature and mountain views. If you’re looking for a specific experience, the Japanese room is styled with floor chairs and sleek sliding interior design, whilst the spring suite focuses its elements on a  garden style and light floral ambiance. 

  • Muslim-Friendly Room Facilities

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All rooms are fitted with a hand shower and Japanese washlets - perfect for wudhu. Prayer mats and timetables are also provided upon request. This should comfort Halal travellers by making them feel more at home.

During Ramadan and on Fridays, assistance and transport can be arranged to take guests to the mosque for Jumuaah or Taraweeh.

  • Food and Dining

This hotel prides itself in the Chinese, Japanese and Western variety it offers to its esteemed guests. As Taiwan’s main religion is Buddhism and most Buddhists are vegetarian as part of their beliefs, it is not hard to find varied veggie and vegan options. In a unique spin, Spring City not only has two wide-ranged themed restaurants, it also houses a bakery. Handmade breads, cakes and pastries can be picked up straight from the oven, and enjoyed while still warm. Such is the perks of having a bakery so close to you. 

  • Halal Food and Dining Options

The Spring City Resort provides Halal room service and halal breakfast upon request so Muslim guests do not have to worry about dining options. Also, this hotel does not serve alcohol and does not have a bar, in order to live up to their Spring relaxation theme.


Halal Restaurants Nearby

When visiting a new place, tourists often desire a myriad of food options outside their accommodation. A trip into the centre of New Taipei City leaves guests with endless Halal options, varying from Indian cuisine to Middle Eastern cuisine. 

  • Masala Art- Indian

Address: No. 1, Yumen Street (Taipei Expo Park - Ma Ji Square), Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan

Contact: +886-985-147-888

  • Tajin Moroccan Restaurant- Moroccan

Address: No. 3, Lane 144, Section 2, Keelung Road, Taipei, Taiwan

Contact: +886 2 2732 7296

  • Toko Sakura- Indonesian

Address: No. 27, Section 1, Xinhai Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100

Contact: +886 2 2364 3765

  • Halal Chinese Beef Noodle Restaurant- Taiwanese

Address: No. 1, Lane 137, Alley 7 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei, Taiwan

Contact: +886 2 2721 4771


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Isn't the Spring City Resort great? So many pools and spas to try, I volunteer as tribute!

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Address: No. 18, Youya Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 11243

Reservation: 02-2897-2345

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