I’m sure there are nice places to stay in Tagaytay, they’re just not open to the public.
The best place to stay is a log cabin, but we have no access to one anymore.
That is one of life’s regrets. My dream is to own a log cabin in Tagaytay one day.
I used to wish we had shares at The Spa and Lodge, but when I visited last year the place was in dire need of renovation. So sad.
I feel bad for the shareholders who deserve a well-kept place.
The boys don’t want to go home yet, so I went all over the place looking for a nice hotel to move into.
The first place I went to was Discovery Country Suites. It looks a like a big cozy house turned into a bed and breakfast. I’m not so crazy about the restaurant they set up in the lobby, but the food is supposed to be good at Verbena.
I checked out all seven bedrooms—most of them nice and cozy, but the bathrooms are all in bad condition.
Next, I checked out The Boutique. Don’t let the pictures and website fool you. Of all the places I looked at, this was the most dilapidated—from the lobby to the common areas, stairwell, and most especially the kitchen area. I had the urge to run out.
Right next door is The Theodore, so I walked over there.
The lobby looks like it was designed by a novice, but some of the rooms are OK.
The rooms are generally dark and moody, not for children at all. It has a bordello kind of feel, so maybe good for romantic couples.
What made me back out are the bathrooms—some have no walls (I hate open bathrooms), some are really small, you have to squeeze in to enter the toilet. So I gave up.
(Photos: No Doors)
Next I checked out the Summit Ridge Hotel, which is probably good for large company outings. It is really a budget hotel.
Last, I checked out Taal Vista Hotel and all I can say is, mas maganda pa ang Medical City Hospital. I gave up.
Time to go home!
After seeing all of that I conclude that the Inn at The Cliffhouse is still the best place to stay, but I’m not coming back.
We just have to make money and get a place of our own.
We are better off just going to Hong Kong or some other country.
We can take the kids to Baguio or to Abaca Resort in Cebu. I really want to see.
Here’s wishing for better hotels in the country.