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The Butterfly Valley Resort

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No.161 Guangdong Road, Ruisui 978 Taiwan
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#2 of 8 hotels in Ruisui
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Mary wrote a review Apr 2019
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Our stay was booked online and there was some communication problems as we did not understand chinese in the email. We ended up using Google translate and this led to some miscommunication (i.e. they thought we had cancelled therefore constantly having to reconfirm our booking). The location is in the countryside of Taiwan and was accessible by the close by Fuyuan or Guangfu stations. Which the hotel provided complimentary pick-up and drop-off. We quickly learnt that the resort mainly caters to Chinese speaking guests as there were very few English speaking staff, and signs were not translated. The villas are situated separately to the main reception, and there was golf carts that could take you there if needed. We had booked the Japanese suite and it was amazing. The room was spacious and sectioned off like a typical Japanese living space (entrance, main bed area, elevates floor seating, bathroom with spa). The highlight was definitely the private hot spring water spa. It was excellent quality mineral water as we had never felt so relaxed. The only negative was the drainage in the bathroom, as it could've been better since it was an open shower and the water never dried up. The mattress was comfortable but firm. We booked this mainly to see the Long Ying waterfall which is only a short hike from the resort. Unfortunately this trail was closed off due to a recent Hualien earthquake. There were many short walks throughout the grounds and up to the bridge. In general the place is run down and really needs a refresher. The butterfly house was dead. The plants were not looked after and this meant limited types of butterflies. Even the deers looked depressed. The butterfly exhibition was dusty and neglected. The outdoor public spas looked unappealing. Many areas were permanently closed and abandoned. They did not have any private spa options available when asked, even though there was a sign pointing upstairs for this. Note that you need to wear a one piece bathing suite to use these facilities. Dinner and breakfast were a mediocre buffet with limited options. There was a very lively indigenous show during dinner which asked for crowd participation. Seeing kids join in on the dancing and dessert making was heart-warming. After dinner we joined the night walk to see the fireflies. It was crowded and we were loss due to not understanding the tour guide especially in complete darkness. But we enjoyed it anyway as there were many fireflies to see. Overall, the staff were friendly and tried their hardest to make us feel welcomed. Our villa was amazing but the underlying issue still remains. The resort needs an update.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Li F wrote a review Sep 2018
Eastleigh, United Kingdom32 contributions3 helpful votes
You get exactly the five star experience you pay for - good service, beautiful location, lovely hot springs, good amenities, spacious rooms, good food with big portions. Some staff speak English. There are golf karts available very quickly to take you around the grounds. There are lovely gardens and walks, but be very prepared with mosquito repellent, which is provided free of charge in you room. It was a nice bonus that all drinks and snack provided in the mini bar was free of charge. Just refills are charged. Child friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Bay Dragon wrote a review Mar 2017
Bar Harbor, Maine89 contributions42 helpful votes
I came here the first time with my husband and our host and two kids on a gray day. There are walking and hiking trails for varying levels of experience and fitness, as well as a beautiful rock garden and an impressive collection of insects under glass. The best part are the hot spring pools, which are less crowded and distinctive in the kind of hot springs (sodium carbonate and not sulfur) and set in among beautiful cypress trees with a fantastic view of the mountains. The staff in the spa area are friendly and helpful. Changing rooms can get a bit crowded as people are leaving but otherwise well worth a day trip. Have dinner nearby at an Amis restaurant that specializes in homegrown pond vegetables and farmed fish at the Shin Liu Farm adjacent to the Matai'an Wetland Ecological Park, about twenty-minutes drive northwest.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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OzMaestro wrote a review Jan 2017
Greater Sydney, Australia37 contributions12 helpful votes
We visited this resort specifically for the hot springs. Two thirds of the hot springs facilities were closed for cleaning and maintenance but they still managed to charge full price. We had to purchase a towel which would have been an ideal towel if you were a new born baby. The towel was barely big enough to dry a frypan. Very disappointed
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Room Tip: If hot springs are what you are looking for I would look somewhere else
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Tina_ChaGC wrote a review Dec 2016
New York City, New York82 contributions20 helpful votes
It is a beautiful resort surrounded by mountains. It was unfortunate that paths toward waterfalls were closed during our visit. Overall, we still enjoyed our stay. If you do not plan to utilize hot spring bath and walking trails multiple times, it makes sense just buy entry permit only. The lodging is relatively expensive.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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US$122 - US$239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TaiwanHualienRuisui
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Butterfly Valley Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Butterfly Valley Resort?
Nearby attractions include Danongdafu Forest Park (6.9 km) and Niou Che Liao (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Butterfly Valley Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Butterfly Valley Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Butterfly Valley Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Butterfly Valley Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Butterfly Valley Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.