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|
as are large windows revealing views of the ever-changing lake.
|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 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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
|scallops at Jade Luminous restaurant at Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake hotel|
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