When in Tagaytay: Stay Cool at Summit Ridge Hotel
Christa De La Cruz | Apr 01, 2014
In the topsy-turvy, non-routine schedule of a freelance writer who works from home, a staycation is just redundant. Why would I want to have a stay-in vacation if most of my waking hours are spent staying inside the house?
But imagine a couple of days when you can have a plush room to yourself, wake up to a refreshing view of the world’s smallest active volcano, and savor mouth-watering Filipino dishes. Not bad at all, right?
Choose Philippines was invited to enjoy these and more at the Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay, a home away from home.
Nestled atop the Tagaytay Ridge, hence its name, the hotel takes advantage of the cool breeze and high altitude, with its single-lined rooms with a balcony on one side and an open-air corridor on the other.
You’ll somehow forget that the dry season is upon us, and that it’s more than 35°C from your home place (probably polluted Manila). I think I even heard my laptop fan thanking me.
Yes, this is Arendelle, Queen Elsa is building a snowman, and the cold will bother you. Well, not that much, as you’ll enjoy the refreshing temperature.
You can always retreat to your hotel room, each with remote-controlled air conditioning units, and hide under the covers if it gets too cold outside. The idea is just to relax and pamper yourself.
Grab the remote and spend a day in front of the LCD cable TV. If you need to work (but why would you do that?), every room at Summit Ridge has its own router, so you don’t have to worry about getting disconnected when you’re in an online meeting with a client (but, again, why would you do that?).
If you get too pumped up with the coffee you ordered through room service, you can do some laps at the infinity pool until it gets too cold again. It’s a vicious cycle.
When was the last time you rested on the grass, stared at the clouds, and acted all dreamy? Your inner child will be very happy rolling on the lawn. Facing west, it offers a good view of the sunset as the lights nearby flicker on for the night.
When you’re done binge-watching, swimming, or even running around, you can sit on the couches and lounge the afternoon away.
C2 Classic Cuisine, the hotel’s in-house restaurant, offers cocktail drinks and snacks while you watch the sky change from a blanket of clouds to a curtain of stars.
Order a Mocha Frappucino and indulge.
Or get a glass of Tequila Sunrise. Because who were you kidding when you ordered that non-alcoholic frappé?
When it comes to full meals and buffets offered to hotel guests, C2 Classic Cuisine is on the top of their game. C2 never settles for less and brings forward their signature dishes of Filipino classics.
The recipes that most of us enjoyed as kids in our grandparents’ homes have been redefined to emphasize the local flavor and celebrate the Filipino ingenuity. Best of all, Tagaytay has the freshest ingredients for these signature dishes.
If you’re a big pork-eater, you probably can’t get enough of the Crispy Kare-Kare. Who can actually resist that crispy goodness? Don’t worry! Summit Ridge Hotel has an in-house gym at the second floor to help you get rid of the belly fat you just incurred.
But then again, you’re on vacation, right? You can always just stay inside the restaurant and sign up for C2’s Unlimited Coffee and Cake priced at Php199.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Summit Ridge Hotel - Tagaytay
- Telephone Number: (02) 240-6831
- Mobile Number: (0922) 852-6800
- Website: www.summitridgehotel.com
- Location: Km 58 Maharlika West, General Emilio, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City, Philippines 4120
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