Thursday, October 28, 2010

One Tagaytay Place : Taking a cool break down South

It has been a while since my family went on a trip. This realization came when a long weekend was announced and my sister started throwing suggestions on where we all can go and what we can do. You see, ever since Papa's brain surgery, he has been more unwilling to go out, this is despite the fact that he has improved a whole lot! Of course, Tagaytay was our unanimous choice as it continues to be our favorite long weekend getaway.

Anyway, we took the plunge. I made some advance reservations at One Tagaytay Place after seeing wonderful comments and photos from fellow bloggers Bong, Arpee and Eric and left it all up to Him as we pray that Papa will join us for this trip. We were all in need of a breather from work, after all.

The drive up to Tagaytay was a bit slow due to the traffic along Bicutan, Paranaque. Oh, how I miss those days when it would just take us an hour to get from San Juan to Tagaytay City Proper. We arrived at 3PM and after a relaxing lunch at Sonya's we headed straight to One Tagaytay Place to check-in for the night. 

I made my reservation online and I was able to score a great deal! Our room rate for a deluxe room was just only for P3900! Both rooms were located at the 5th floor which gives us a better view of the hotel's surroundings. My dad loves hotel rooms with a balcony and I'm glad that both our rooms has a wide balcony.

The room was pretty small, I was a bit surprised as the photos that I saw in my fellow bloggers' sites were quite impressive. Then again, most of them featured the one bedroom suite while we just got the simplest (and smallest) room in the house -- the Deluxe Twin Room

Still, my family enjoyed our stay at One Tagaytay Place as our rooms were very clean. While the toiletries were kept to the bare minimum (a small bottle of shampoo, two bars of soap, a box of cotton swabs, a box of shower cap and a shaving kit), I liked it that the fixtures are very new and there are no insects found during the entire duration of our stay.

The next morning, my sister and I braved the freezing cold water and practiced our strokes in the pool. I really do need to improve my endurance as I found myself panting after an hour of swimming.

Paul, on the other hand, went to check out their game room. They have a small billiard table, a dart board and Wii! How we wish they could improve more on their amenities to make the hotel more family-friendly.

Nonetheless, our stay was very pleasant and we will definitely consider this again on our next visit to Tagaytay. My mom loved its location was it has a 7-11 store right in front and is located along the main road. You won't miss it as you drive towards Tagaytay Highlands.

One Tagaytay Place is located in Barrio Sungay, Tagaytay City.

5 comments:

  1. hello! is there a limit for a number of people that can stay in a room?

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  2. @nana: I'm guessing max of 3 per room but it can be a bit tight na with an extra bed ah :)

    @sab: i got it for less than 4k a night :) best to reserve online

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  3. hi fran,
    is the room over looking?thanks

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  4. @Ian: unfortunately you wont be able to see Taal volcano from here as the hotel is located at the other side of the road (inner side)

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