I sorely missed travelling the whole time I was pregnant. That is why our short trip to Tagaytay City last weekend was memorable. It was also our first time to tag along our barely two month-old baby Lucia. We stayed at the Summit Ridge Hotel which was kind enough to invite us for an overnight stay to try their facilities and amenities.
Summit Ridge, owned by the Robinsons Group, is the newest luxury hotel to rise in the city. I must say its direct competition is the Taal Vista Hotel controlled by taipan Henry Sy of SM. In fact, the SM and Robinsons malls will soon slug it out in the city, with SM Supercenter slated to open in 2011.
In the hotel category, Taal Vista remains an institution and projects more elegance. Its location with a nearer view of Taal Lake and the volcano is unequalled at present. But I must say Summit Ridge is catching up fast. More affordable room rates and the advantage of having a mini mall – the Promenade – beside it, with its array of coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, hardware store, gaming arcade and even a Robinsons supermarket. I like the whole idea because it can be a hassle driving around Tagaytay, or commuting here.
The hotel has a spacious and elegant lobby. I just wished they changed the staff uniforms . It was my first time to see front desk personnel of a de luxe hotel wearing polo shirts (!!). I think this is the common uniform for all employees of the Robinsons Group of Companies, but an exception should be made if the hotel is to exude an aura befitting its classy environment 😀
We stayed in a twin classic room which was also spacious and installed with modern amenities like an LCD TV and in-room wifi. Cable TV is important but reliable free wifi gains more points with me. Luckily, Summit Ridge had both. There’s also a balcony with a view of the scenic lake and its environs. I am actually more amazed with the fact that all five of us in the trip fit in the room – me, the hubby, baby and the twins. Thank God for their wide couch which was good enough to double as a bed. Ordering an extra bed at P2,000 is expensive, otherwise. That’s good enough to pay for a room in other places 😀
Summit Ridge Hotel has only one dining establishment – Annie’s slash C2 Classic Cuisine and I’m glad they chose one of the best. C2 is one of my favorite restaurants in Manila offering neo-Filipino cuisine and is owned by The Cravings Group. The buffet breakfast has a good, lean selection and for dinner, we savored C2 specialties like the pinakbet with bagnet, pork & chicken barbecue, bibingka souffle and biko barako (mmm, I just love their fresh take on Filipino desserts!)
Here’s a view of their elongated swimming pool overlooking a subdivision. The kids wanted to swim but they forgot their swimming outfits. LOL. Maybe next time.
For Summit Ridge Hotel reviews, I made one on Trip Advisor and also on my wedding blog, Wedding Fact Sheet on why the hotel can be a good venue for your dream wedding in the mountains.
Anyway, just to give you an idea, here’s the Summit Ridge room rates for the month of July 2010:
Twin Classic – P6, 550
King Classic – P7, 150
Twin/ King De Luxe Room – P7, 550
Two-Bedroom Suite – P12,000
Summit Suite – P14,000
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