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Raleigh, NC
Reviewed 16 February 2014

I recently had the joy of going to this resort in the mountains of Taiwan. The resort was beautiful and the scenery was excellent. They have a Hot Springs that includes outside pools (and spa) and even in your room. Hot Springs and champagne is SO RELAXING. The rooms are wonderful and the view from ours was the best...clouds surronding...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in a second floor moonlight suite with en-suite hotspring tub and a river view. It was part of a hot spring trip with this being the last hotel in a series of 3 hotspring hotels in Taiwan that we stayed at. (see my other reviews on Grand View Beitou and Hotel Royal Chiao Hsi) The...

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2Thank FindingNismo
Melbourne
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Location: Coming from Taipei, it is a bit of a trek with windy roads along the way. We took a TRA and then caught a taxi from the Miaoli train station. Taxi cost about 900NTD (neg) Onsen: Architecture-ly pleasing. Surrounded by mountains, and a river (murky) running alongside. Feels like a small luxury resort. There seems to be sufficient rest...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 9 May 2013

This hotel allow us to enjoy the beauty of the country side with a luxury hotel setting. I think this hotel is the only up to par hotel in this area if you are looking for 5 stars hotel experience. The price tag depends on which room you choose. Lower price room may have a hill side view only or...

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taipei
Reviewed 10 March 2013

The building itself looks pretty - especially at night. However, the room is not as comfy as we expected. That said, u don't have closet to put ur clothes ( only a rack) and hence have to put ur luggage on floor,which looks messy. The room is too dark - i have to use the flashlight from my cell phone...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 January 2013 via mobile

Everything is very posh & view is great! Service is excellent. Can't ask for more. Each guest is treated like a VVIP! Will be back again. Better to drive or hire a driver in Miao Li as the area is huge.

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1Thank Cherryblossomlover
Singapore
Reviewed 12 August 2012

This is one of the best hotels we have stayed in Taiwan, offering an escape from the city. The drive to this hotel, however can be long and winding. The room is furnished in dark wood, and may not be ideal for reading. However the room also comes with a balcony, with a table with 2 stools, overseeing the main...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 10 April 2011

We put Onsen Papawaqa in the GPS and drove out for the weekend to see what Tai'an was like. When we reached the hotel, we were so impressed by the building's nature-friendly design we decided to stop in and see if a room was available. For about NT$7000, we got a twin room on the ground floor of a side...

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5Thank JerseySam
UK
Reviewed 26 October 2009

Onsen Papawaqa is beautiful. It’s a spectacular hotel situated on the river in the foothills of the mountains. It’s original, different and seamlessly well conceived, with design and architecture that are stunning and simplistic. It has beautiful and well appointed rooms and a vast pool/spa/hot-spring complex. From the striking exterior of formed concrete, wood and glass, to the imaginative and...

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hualien
Reviewed 17 December 2008

We stayed here in mid October when the weather was just beginning to turn cold so as to enjoy the hot spring facilities in the hotel.I was looking for a luxurious experience and 2 choices came up during my search; the other choice being Cedarwood villa.I chose this hotel over Cedar because I liked its interior decor better. The room...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Onsen Papawaqa

Address: No.58-7 Yuandun, Jinshui Village, Tai'an Town, Miaoli, Taiwan
Region: Taiwan > Miaoli
Price Range: £143 - £256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Onsen Papawaqa 4*
Number of rooms: 314
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Onsen Papawaqa Hotel Miaoli
Onsen Papawaqa Taiwan/Miaoli
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“so expensive and not worthy at all”
ninazhan, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Note that some rooms are located in different buildings so if you are travelling as a family, do ask for rooms in the same building.”
Trumommy, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“higher floor rooms are better”
Susanfan, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Try to avoid the rooms that toilet bowl is adjacent to the spa pool.”
  • spa suite
  • amenities
Win555, 27 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Go for a suite as the price difference isn't that big.”
  • big room
  • Safe and fridge
  • Onsen with a view
  • Toiletries
  • onsen in the room
cashewnutt, 20 Apr 2014 | Read review
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