On the road down from Beitou Museum is this stylish hotel with a mixed-gender (swimsuit and swimming cap required), outdoor hot-spring garden complexes. There are beautiful views over the town and mountains from the pools – that's volcanic Guanyinshan in the distance. As well as rooms, the hotel offers meal-and-hot-spring packages for NT$1680. There are two restaurants, Taiwanese and Japanese.

Take a taxi to the resort. Otherwise, it's a tough 25-minute (1.3km) walk, the last part uphill, from the MRT station.