Thursday, November 10, 2016

Great Sleeps: Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake, Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area, Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan


Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake  23 Zhongzheng Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County.  211 rooms.  Full-service spa; bicycle rentals.  Buffet breakfast; 4 restaurants, 2 bars.  Situated on the north end of Sun Moon Lake, this aesthetically pleasing hotel nicely integrates nature into the surroundings.  Large and colorful orchid arrangements are found throughout the serene premises,
orchids at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
orchids at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel

as are large windows revealing views of the ever-changing lake.
view of lake from Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
view of lake from Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel

Each guest room has floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony, as well as a deep marble bathtub that fills quickly with soothing natural hot-springs water.  
guest room at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
guest room at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
  
guest room bathtub at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
guest room bathtub at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel

My room, number 821, had a view of Wenwu Temple.
view of Wenwu Temple from guest room at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
view of Wenwu Temple from guest room at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel

Amenities include comfortable flip-flop slippers to keep (mine were a delicious shade of pink that I am wearing right now) and a matching cotton yukata pajama set to borrow.  By request, a pillow cart offers a choice of 28 different styles.  A recreation center provides a series of hot springs pools, including a children’s pool and men’s and women’s nude pools, as well as exercise equipment, an indoor children’s play area, and a pet room.
children's play room at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
children's play room at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel

Organized hotel activities include hiking, rock-climbing, bicycle and boat tours, and evening entertainment.  The breakfast room features a wall of windows open to a tree-filtered view of the lake.
breakfast room at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
breakfast room at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel


The food selection is extensive and tasty, and seating is available both inside and out on an expansive deck with heat-lamps.
mochi muffins in breakfast room at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
mochi muffins in breakfast room at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel

The Jade Luminous restaurant offers cutting-edge Chinese cuisine--for example, one dish included the entire scallop, which I had never seen before.
menu at Jade Luminous restaurant at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
menu at Jade Luminous restaurant at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
  
scallops at Jade Luminous restaurant at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel
scallops at Jade Luminous restaurant at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel


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images ©2016 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

8 comments:

  1. Love the idea of a natural hot spring bath in the room, and wow, what a view! Food looks interesting too.

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  2. Looks like you've had an amazing time in Taiwan, Carole. Thx so much for taking us along on the journey with you!

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  3. These places look and sound so terrific. We stayed at a place with a tub with natural hot spring water in our room- didn't want to get out!

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  4. I love the hot springs in Taiwan and it's been a while. Time to go back. This resort looks lovely!

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  5. Everything...location, pillow cart, Chinese food, orchids, hot springs, nude pools, wow.And in a country that is a must-see!

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  6. What an idyllic setting---made more idyllic to wake up to those Mochi Muffins!

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  7. Fleur de Chine looks like a wonderful place to stay. Those views, the food and the natural hot springs bath... what more could you ask for?

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  8. Fleur de Chine looks like a wonderful place to stay. Great views. The orchids are beautiful.

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