We planned this trip way back June or July 2009. We booked the Ceylon room for 3 days and 2 nights, but was luckily upgraded to the Nara Suite since we were the only guests that day. Upon arrival we were given welcome drinks while waiting for the room to be prepared, then Mr. Francis showed us the beautiful suite and we had to guess where was the hidden door leading to the bathroom :) The spacious room indeed has beautiful wooden SOJI sliding doors, pebbled floors, Japanese dolls and tatami mats, and a wonderful garden view. There were luxurious L'Occitane toiletries, of which when requested to replenish will be given by them. Wi-Fi was excellent inside the room, they also had ipod dock.
When we got back at night, the wine and cheese platter was already waiting for us inside the room. We also borrowed DVD from their library, after sometime our hot milk and cookies arrived. It was nice that they put the milk in a thermos so that it will stay hot for a long time. :)
Next day we had sumptuous breakfast en suite, I had Country Pancakes and my partner had Verbena Steak. It also comes with Bread Basket & Jams, Fresh mango & pineaple juice, choice of hot chocolate and fruit platter.
I asked them if they could surprise my partner a honeymoon set-up that night since it was our monthsary, they did it for free. Put rose petals and tea lights in the room. That night we also took a quick swim in the outdoor jacuzzi although it did not get hot since it was raining. (P.S. it will take about 1- 1 1/2 hrs to heat the jacuzzi)
The whole stay was actually rainy, I blame the weather since we were not able to go to Taal Volcano, but I still enjoyed the whole stay because I really loved the cozy room, we just turned off the AC most of the time.
We got up late on our last day but enjoyed the breakfast in the restaurant.
Of course there was fruit Platter, Baker's Basket, Hot Chocolate, Fresh Fruit Mango and Watermelon Juice, My partner chose their Verbena Country Plate, while I had Italian Sausage. We also ordered their bestseller Dessert: Bouchon's Chocolate Marquise (sooo delicious!) and when we asked for the bill, they said that Mr. Eric already made it complimentary, Oh what Joy! We were so thankful for everything. We were also allowed late check-out since there was no one to occupy the room that day.
Their location was alright since it was along the road, on the way to Picnic grove and Palace in the sky, quite near rotonda but since we did not have a vehicle, we always had to take tricycle going there, most of Palace in the Sky Jeeps are full, no hassle though since it was fast.
Amenities was amazing, free fruits, bottled mineral water, chocnut and dried candies inside the room. Loved the L'occitane toiletries. The room had safety deposit box, iron and board, hair dryer, clothesline, rain shower, coffeemaker, did I miss anything? :p
People were courteous, smiling and very accommodating. For photos to share, especially their food, but you can see some on my blog:
I think my pics are too big that I cant upload them here
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discovery Country Suites offers a relaxing respite from city life. The experience begins with a scenic drive along a wide open space, lush greenery, vast flower fields and pineapple plantations. Your journey ends with a panoramic vista of a majestic lake and a volcano. Luxurious suites, delectable country cuisine from the Miele Guide rated Restaurant Verbena, exquisite wines and cheese at sundown and warm fireside chats make your Tagaytay experience simply unforgettable. ... more less
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