I'm starting to like the idea of Staycationing as a means of traveling; to be honest, traveling -by that, I mean hopping on a plane and going to a totally different place thousands of miles away from home- requires loads of time and resources for something so short so a Staycation, to me, proved itself as a great, low- cost, instant alternative to traditional traveling and as an ideal break for those who need an instant breather, but need to be back in the city right away to catch up with duties.
Might as well document my staycations to give you an idea of where and where not to stay! First up is One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites.
On the quieter side of Tagaytay proper lies One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites, a modern boutique hotel. It's on the road going to Tagaytay Picnic Grove.
It's a modest hotel primped up with warm, wooden undertones to give the aura of comfort.
This also where you will find one of the up and coming restaurant destinations in Tagaytay called Amacena by Chef Luigi Muhlach.
The pool area. Small and decent. It's cold in Tagaytay so I don't think everyone would want to take a dip. Brr!
Here's our room. We stayed in a deluxe room for the night. It can fit approximately 2- 3 people; for the third person, an extra bed is needed.
The room is pretty cozy and doesn't feel cramped, although the walls have been showing signs of aging and needs a bit of restoration. The shower holder in the bathroom broke off, but good thing I was about to finish bathing when that happened. :/
There is Internet in the room, although connection gets pretty wonky at times. I don't know how others will feel about that, but as for me, I don't mind if there's only moderate Internet connection available when I am vacationing (or in this case, staycationing) because it's the only way for me to hide my damn smartphone and pay attention to other things that matter.
The shower holder incident was appeased with this nice view; I spent an hour on the balcony in the morning because the air was so fresh!
And welcome to the breakfast buffet!
To be honest, I wasn't expecting too much from their breakfast buffet, but I underestimated it. The breakfast food selection is pretty wide and good!
Bread and butter section; love the gourmet honey dips!
For the savory food, they have at least 7 savory dishes namely beef tapa, hamburger steak, cripsy tawilis, scrambled eggs to name a few, arroz caldo, bulalo soup, and rice. Of course their menu changes from time to time, but based on what I experienced, I am satisfied!
Overall, it was a good stay despite the shower head boo-boo because the bed is cozy, room is clean, service is good (the staff is pretty attentive and responsive to complaints, and a janitor rushed to me right before we left to return my jacket which I've forgotten in the room), and breakfast buffet is good. Another thing I like about the location is it's in the not-so-busy district of Tagaytay, making it more peaceful and quiet, but it's just a few minutes away from Tagaytay's restaurant row and entertainment centers.
Deluxe Room with breakfast for two is at P3,500.00++ a night exclusive of taxes and other charges. I recommend this place if you want a comfortable, but not so expensive staycation in Tagaytay.
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