Review: Overnight Stay at Summit Ridge, Tagaytay

Summit Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay

Last week, a couple of bloggers and I got to stay at Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay for an event coverage for DOH. I haven’t been to Tagaytay in a while, so it was a welcomed treat for me. Tagaytay is especially cold during these months, and would be colder in the months of January until February.

It was a one and a half hour-ride from Makati if traffic is light, and the travel time could stretch to two hours at most. Tagaytay has always been a popular choice for short staycations because of the relatively shorter travel time and its proximity to Manila.

Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay Front Desk / Reception Area / Lobby

Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay Lobby

The hotel boasts of ten floors, with the tenth dedicated as an activity hall called the Skye Lounge. Two elevators provide access up to the ninth floor.

Fog in Tagaytay

I have never seen fog like that in my life.

Room features

Stacy, Cha and I shared one room. The room was a Classic Twin, with two single beds good for two people. Since we were three i a room, they added an extra bed. I can’t really tell you how comfy the single beds were because I took the extra bed for myself. But it looked more comfortable because the blankets included in the single beds looked thicker than mine.

There was Cable TV, which helped update me a lot about the status of the Visayas region during Typhoon Yolanda’s landfall. Also, Napoles’ court hearing which turned out to be frustrating for everyone involved, especially the audience at home.

The view from our veranda

Taal Lake, Tagaytay

 

Complimentary slippers

Other room inclusions were bottled water for three, toiletries such as shampoo, soap, conditioner, vanity kit, toothbrush and tooth paste, towels, a safe kept in the cabinet, and a sheet of paper you can write on. The sheet of paper wasn’t clean when we found it. Looked like it dried after getting wet.

SeriAsia Spa and Wellness

Other amenities include a spa on the second floor, as well as a gym.

Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay Gym

 

Inside the Gym

The gym is located on the second floor as well. When we visited the gym, there was no one there to assist you with the machines. You just have to plug the machines by yourself.

Mirror shot in the gym with Stacy and Cha

 

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool looked well-maintained, but I don’t think I’d be crazy enough to go for a swim in Tagaytay! Unless it’s a hotspring. It was even raining then, but Stacy was really determined to go swimming. Unfortunately, no one wanted to take a dip in the cold pool, and did not push through with her plan.

C2 Classic Cuisine Restaurant

For dining, the only restaurant in the hotel is C2 Classic Cuisine. It offers breakfast up to dinner.

Dancing to keep warm in Tagaytay

Later in the evening, we went to the Sky Lounge to explore. We were kind of expecting a rooftop, but when we went in, we saw doctors, health professionals, and other conference participants dancing enthusiastically, with a dance instructor leading them. There was nothing left for Stacy, Cha, and me to do but to join them.

I think we had too much fun dancing. At first, we were kind of shy, and Cha was the only one eager to follow the dance steps. Before we knew it, Stacy and I were dancing and putting on our game face, bring ‘da moves to the dance floor.

But the real show stopper was none other than Department of Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag.

The dancing doctor, DOH Asec Dr. Eric Tayag

He was so nakakaaliw. He performed a choreographed routine like his life depended on it. He looked so well-rehearsed, dancing to the song of Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop.”

From the Sky Lounge, Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay. This was pretty much the only view appreciable from that height

That night, I figured it was so difficult for me to sleep in Tagaytay because it was so cold! That, or the aircon was sec at 17 degrees celsius the whole night. I could not sleep a wink. The blanket included in the extra bed was so thin. :<

The wifi signal and connection was pretty stable anywhere in the hotel (or maybe except the elevators), so I also kept myself constantly updated through social networking sites during my stay in Summit Ridge Hotel.

Before we checked out, we had our room keys converted to bag tags! Yes, you can have your room card keys converted to bag tags for free. Just approach the front desk and they will assist you with that. Isn’t it a really cute souvenir of a memorable stay in Summit Ridge, Tagaytay?

Room key converted to bag tag!

Stacy and I at the Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay

Price Range: The rooms’ booking prices range from Php 5,000 for the Classic Twin (their most affordable room) to Php 10,000 for the Deluxe Suite (their biggest and most luxurious) per night. Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay is very luxurious, hence the price. It’s also very conveniently located along Aguinaldo Highway, which makes it easily accessible. It is located across Josephine, a famous destination restaurant in Tagaytay. I enjoyed my stay in Summit Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay, and hopefully I’ll have the chance to come back again and bring my family to enjoy a weekend staycation. -HANA

 

Summit Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay

Km. 58 Maharlika West, General Aguinaldo Highway, City of Tagaytay 4120

Visit Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay’s Website for more details

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