A couple weeks ago, the family went on a little staycation at Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay, a charming little bed and breakfast south of the metro. There are only seven rooms in Discovery Country Suites so even if its full, its still quite cozy. Each room is different in size and decor so it just feels like a big vacation home. Parking is readily available with people to immediately help you with your bags.
This was actually my second time to go there, I think the last time I was there was in 2007. Irene and I were very happy with our stay then so when they invited us to visit again, we were quite thrilled. Check in was a breeze, once I sat down and told the staff my name, they took care of everything immediately.
Lo and behold, our room, Andalucia, was the same exact room we had stayed at the last time. I had the feeling of returning home.
Lauren, was actually too young to remember the last time we were there but immediately felt at home. She commandeered one of the beds for herself, rolling around excitedly.
Then she noticed the banner and photo frame containing one of our pictures. She was quizzing us on how the staff got that. I was not surprised as this is something I expect at any Discovery property, having experienced the same level of beyond the norm service in Discovery Shores Boracay.
A fruit basket with two bottles of water was beside the windowsill, with a nice view of the Taal Volcano. The lounge chairs there are a perfect spot for reading a book.
The room has a comfy, rustic feel to it, where you can just kick your feet up and relax. Heavy and dark wooden furniture add to this look.
The nice and big bathrooms with the fluffiest bath towels I’ve ever used.
While settling down in our room and unpacking, we heard a little knock and was served glasses of their fresh pineapple juice with mint. So nice and refreshing.
If the weather is right, you can take a dip in the outdoor jacuzzi with a view of majestic Taal. Too bad we left our swim wear.
Every afternoon, they serve complimentary cheese and wine cocktails at Restaurant Verbena.
Sit and enjoy a glass of red or white wine partnered with nuts, dried fruits and a number of different cheeses.
Looking for a spot of entertainment, this cabinet holds books, dvds and even board games you can borrow and enjoy.
There’s also a little surprise good night courtesy of the staff, warm milk and cookies and a slice of chocolate cake.
Complimentary breakfast for all guests is served at Restaurant Verbena also, unlimited juices, tea, coffee and bread as well as a plate from their breakfast specials.
My favorite from the bread and pastry plates was this lemon poppy seed bread. I had at least 2 while waiting for my breakfast plate.
I was looking for something meatier so I picked the Verbena Steak and Eggs (P490). Chimichurri-marinated tenderloin tips with salsa, fried eggs and roasted potatoes.
Lauren got the Baby Pancakes (P280) from the kids menu, which came with sausage, bacon and scrambled eggs. She, as expected, swapped the sausage with Irene for more bacon.
Irene choice was the Verbena Country plate (P490). Smoked bacon, longanisa, Parmesan-baked tomato, garlic rice and three eggs.
Here’s a view of their bright and cheery kitchen, made even brighter by the wonderful staff.
Lauren was so disappointed when we had to check out, she fell in love with the room and the wonderful staff at Discovery Country Suites. Something I’ve learned staying at Discovery properties is that you are treated like family. Service goes beyond the usual and always from the heart.