I love spontaneous road trips and venturing off to new adventures and trying out new things! 🙂 Good thing that my family and P are game to go on with me to various adventures on my itinerary and my bucket list 🙂 Since it was the Holy Week and this was the only time wherein I could go on a vacation. P and I decided to embark on a spontaneous road trip going to Tagaytay last Thursday.
The road going to the South was quite congested as all travelers and vacationers were all headed in that direction I presume so in our hopes of finding an alternative route wherein we could escape the wild congestion ahead we tried to waze our way to Tagaytay and it brought us to various off land sketchy places. Good thing it was still early and there was still ample light that we were able to navigate our way back to the Main Road in the end. 🙂
Since P was already quite tired from driving along the long stretch we decided to have dinner at this nearby joint we found along the highway which turned out to be the classy and very savvy “Discovery Suites Hotel”, upon inquiring it turned out to be their Tagaytay branch and they had 7 suite rooms in that hotel which were all occupied at that moment and were also offered at quite steep prices since it was the peak season. I even asked the receptionist how much was their deluxe suite room and she said that for the Holy Week the room rate of their most expensive room which was occupied by two adults was at 22,000/ night and they were staying there for the whole duration of the Holy Week. Haha. You could’ve gone abroad on that rate already haha 🙂
Anyway, we were served first two complimentary dishes on the house which was their sour dough bread with three dips as our alternatives.
Then for our Main Course we were contemplating on having soup as our appetizer or salad to start off our meal but we both decided against it and opted instead for their Roasted Chicken and their Pork Dish which turned out to be their top of the line dishes and best sellers. 🙂 The presentation of these dishes were quite good and appetizing to the eye of the customer.
Customer service was also impeccable since the servers paid close attention to our needs like unfolding our napkins, always making sure we had something to drink and promptly responding to our requests for condiments and beverage refills. The servings were quite large and was already good for sharing so it will leave you full after consuming the whole dish on your own. Good thing we shared both our dishes. The chicken was very tender and soft to masticate and the flavor leaves an impression on you. However, their pork dish was a tad too sweet for my liking and I didn’t really fancy it’s taste that much so I had to ask for soy sauce to add a little more salt and flavor to my too sweet dish to neutralize it’s sweetness.
We were supposed to have dessert however we were already filled to the brim and we just wanted to go around the place to relax and unwind. It was definitely a cold and chilly air in Tagaytay that night since the place had a deck wherein it was overlooking the Taal lake and their very posh Starbucks just across the hotel. There was also a fireplace there wherein guests could just warm themselves up while helping themselves to glasses of orange and lemon water stationed nearby.
A jacuzzi was also in place for those who wanted to dip themselves and swim late at night however due to the chilly atmosphere no one dared to swim that night and everyone were dressed in their jackets and wind breakers. 🙂 It was definitely a night to remember since the ambiance and the overall appeal of the place was very enticing to vacationers wanting to get a breath of fresh air from all the stress brought about by the daily grind from the metropolis.