Our Sweet November began with an overnight stay at the Marriott Hotel back-to-back with a delicious steak dinner at Cru. The next weekend followed with a fun pasta making class for me at Global Academy and another overnight stay in Alabang. After my quick trip to Cebu for work, Paul and I ended the month with a 3 day break in one of our favorite out of town destinations -- Tagaytay City.
Others may find Tagaytay City boring but not me. I grew up going to Tagaytay so often and yet every vacation leaves me rejuvenated, happy and relaxed after. It helps that Tagaytay is so close to Manila that I don't get bored on the road going there and coming back home. That's a big plus as I really do not like long road trips. There are a lot of restaurants in Tagaytay yet I still have my favorites that I always end up visiting over and over again.
While waiting, we were also given our welcome drinks! Refreshing Pineapple Mint shake. I love anything with pineapple so I happily drank this while Paul had mixed feelings about this.
Given that the hotel only houses 7 rooms, expect top notch personalized service. Actually, it has been Discovery's signature to make every single guest special from the surprises that they would prepare on your arrival to the ones that they will discreetly leave waiting for you in your room before bedtime. I'm starting to lose count of the number of times the Discovery group has made us feel oh-so-special during our stay.
Taking a peek at their bathroom, I was surprised to see how huge it was. It has been a while since I've stayed at a hotel with a big bathroom. This is seriously even bigger than our room in Korea! I noticed though that it looked a bit old already. It really does feel like you're staying over at a relative's home instead of having the feel of a hotel. I'm not sure if it's because they're trying to achieve that "homey" effect or what.
I love this basket filled with toiletries!
After dinner, we checked out their DVD collection and it had a lot of early 2000s hits like How to Lost a Guy in 30 Days, Step Up, Runaway Bride and a lot more. Seeing that it had more girly movies, Paul told me to choose as he will most likely just surf the net. I got a couple of DVDs and began my short DVD marathon that evening and resumed this the following day before checking out. It felt so good snuggled under the thick, comfy blanket while watching a good romantic comedy movie. I can stay here for a week!
True, there's really not much to do in Tagaytay City but who ever said that a good travel destination should always be filled with action-packed amenities? This is my kind of vacation, a place where I can relax, bond with Paul, reflect, eat well and to catch up on sleep. In fact, I think I slept so much during this trip that my eyebags all disappeared after 3 days!
We had the best time at Discovery Country Suites and agreed to be back more often from now on. :)
Discovery Country Suites is located at 300 Calamba Road, San Jose in Tagaytay City. Call them at (046) 413-4567 / (02) 529-8127.