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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
*Total price provided for information only, based on accommodation for two people in a double room for the number of nights per property as indicated on this page, exclusive of recommended activities, properties that cannot be reserved online and restaurants.
Restaurant in town. Bibo, a French restaurant and lounge bar, is unlike anywhere else on earth. Its building dates back to the 1930s and once housed the Compagnie Générale Française de Tramways – abandoned it then became a place where street artists could find their expression and took the name Bibo. Today, Bibo is an offbeat place which combines the best of two different worlds: contemporary art and cuisine. In an underground setting displaying works by the finest contemporary artists from Keith Haring to Murakami, Executive Chef Mutaro Balde and Chef de Cuisine Conor Beach masterfully serve delicious French gourmet cuisine where everything, from the bread to the ice cream, is home-made. ... Learn moreless
Restaurant in town. Creative to the core, chef Vicky Lau has made cooking her platform for artistic expression. Trained in graphic design before taking the path of gastronomy, she conceives her dishes as “stories that can be eaten”, creating with each one a sensorial and emotional experience. The finest ingredients are selected to deliver a revisited Chinese cuisine with a hint of French influence, as in the “Ode to foie gras”, where Miéral duck is sublimated with a foie gras mousse and plum sauce. Great attention is given to the remarkable wine list, as well as to the restaurant’s discreet and elegant decor and the staging of the dishes. ... Learn moreless
It’s the strident whistling and occasional singing which welcome buyers to Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, the Bird Market. Along the walkways, curious and excited passerby negotiate the value of brightly colored passerines. Prices vary according to feather hues and the beauty of each bird’s melody. Bird markets, flower markets, fish markets and night markets- you can find everything in Hong Kong. From the popular stalls of the Kowloon Peninsula to prestigious designer label malls around the Central area of the Hong Kong island, you can explore two different worlds to satisfy your urge to shop.
In the evening, the Happy Valley racetrack becomes the heart of Hong Kong for a few hours. Before a lush green landscape spreading out over 5.4 hectares, the lights from the apartments create a singular backdrop above the jockeys racing full speed ahead. Horse racing is Hong Kong’s most popular sport. On Wednesday evenings, approximately 20 000 spectators place their bets alongside the tracks. From the beginning of September to mid-June, two racing tracks welcome the popular horse racing events twice weekly (some are featured in the World Series).
Hotel and restaurant beside a river. Blending into the surroundings, listening to the sounds of water, you are carried away by the life-enhancing hot spring. In the mountains, within one-hour travel from Taipei, this dream becomes a reality. Enjoy the views of forests and crystalline river water from the hotel and you may see how the nature expresses her beauty. The building is part of the mountain and inside, a blend of Taiwan aboriginal life style and autochthonous inspiration stands out. The private bathhouses allow guests to enjoy the spring water while gazing out over the peaceful river, and the aromatherapy treatments provide relaxation. The cuisine served in the two restaurants is up to the standards of any discerning gourmet. ... Learn moreless
Hotel and restaurant in town. It has been more than a century since the first hot springs hotel opened in Taiwan, and it became a destination thanks to the healing properties of the water. Villa 32 builds on this tradition and enhances it further by drawing on the delights of nature that surround it. Located in Beitou, tucked away between impressive mountains in a geothermal valley, this spacious villa has only five rooms – each with its own hot springs tub. Ming-Hong Chiu has succeeded in crafting a delicate and relaxing atmosphere by artfully combining the surrounding natural elements: water, wood, trees and stone, in the midst of lush vegetation covered in mist from the hot springs. ... Learn moreless
This is without a doubt the best tea room in Taiwan! Once or twice a month I come to this absolutely enchanting place, located close to the Memorial Hall. I really like the owner, a former architect turned tea expert. He will make and serve you a cup of tea with milk that is almost magical.
A visit to this delightful little town allows you to gain a better understanding of the history of the whole island. Founded during the gold rush, the town still has a distinctive atmosphere. When you wake up in the early morning, in the mist, the town is enveloped in a very touching sort of nostalgia. In 1989, the famous Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien filmed A City of Sadness here. The film was highly successful.
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. These modern little villas bordering the East China Sea come complete with their own private pools. Along with the offer of sports activities and esthetic treatments made of marine salts and medicinal plants harvested on-site, you are ensured complete relaxation if that is what you desire. But this peaceful and secluded hotel is also the ideal base for discovering the Yomitan Peninsula and the island of Okinawa, where you can enjoy the natural beauties of this preserved coast, while also taking in the rich historical and artisanal heritage of the ancient kingdom of Ryukyu. End your days dining amid the soft marine breeze as you savour delicate continental cuisine featuring the island’s best produce. ... Learn moreless