It is the season for enjoying and having fun. I mean it is summer right? Although it seems that it is going to be the rainy season soon, we must always live to the fullest and enjoy God's gifts.
One of those gifts is of course are friends. Thankfully, my friends and I got that much needed R and R and time together.
Last Thursday, my friends went all the way to Tagaytay to relax (and to watch Game of Thrones marathon). (sana sa bahay na lang para masnakapahinga ako! HAHA!) We stayed at Hotel Kimberly found inside inside (really inside) Tagaytay.
This hotel is more of a retreat place for families and friends that want to stay away from the noise and the urban jungle. I believe this has been a go to place for small meetings and team buildings of different companies. When we were there, there was a group of yuppies checking in and were undergoing a sort of corporate planning but it didn't bother us.
Because of its location, you would definitely need a car to access all the tourist attractions and restaurants found in the busy areas. Although public transportation could be used, it is a bit difficult because of the frequency of Jeeps in the area. Tricycles, I believe are readily available.
Reservation was easy. It was also great that they called a day before to check and remind me about the reservation.
|from the parking lot|
|Filipino inspired lobby?|
|old tv.. but it served its purpose|
|yeah they messed it up already!!|
NOW PLAYING GAME OF THRONES!!! hahaha!
|See the card with holes? thats the keycard.. hahaha reminds you of old code machines|
Wifi was free and available. It was fast and was present all throughout the hotel area. They had added services available like in room massages which added to the chill factor.
One of most important pet peeve I have would be dirty, inadequate and awful washrooms. I don't like going and staying at places with unacceptable private areas. The washrooms in the hotel was okay. Although there are rooms for improvement, for the price we paid, it wasn't lacking but was not also one of the best.
|clean faucet area.. with the toiletries|
|bidet ... CHECK!|
Thankfully, I had a remote and a huge space in my memory card. The girl friends went all over the place to take their photos!! Time to seat back and relax (and to get out of the way!!! )
So, us guys went around and looked for other things to do.
There are actually a good number of activities to do in the area itself. The hotel has a small game room which also has 2 treadmills and a stationary bike. The place has a pool table, pingpong table, fooz ball, and an air hockey table. They have 2 pools, which are actually a normals sized and small one for kids. Plus, they have an outdoor activity area which houses the different venues for team building. And yes usage of these facilities is all part of the room rate.
|where to play?|
|and I almost fell|
|chilling like villains|
|bought groceries for that after dinner snack / nightcap|
|goofing around with Mr paper head!!!!|
I enjoyed the place but the company of my friends, I enjoyed more. After another sleepless night (with just barely 2 hours of sleep), we were off...
|looking forward to new adventures...|
Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay
Brgy. Kaybagal, Amadeo Road
Tagaytay City, Philippines