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Enjoy lifeís simple pleasures at Estancia Tagaytay
Source: Manila Bulletin
Author: *
Date: 2006-05-01
 
THE cool wind, the lush surroundings and the breathtaking view of Taal Lake...

The harmony of this place brings inner peace, and everything about it reminds us of the divine. Tagaytay is no longer just a summer escape, but a year-round destination for those who want to engage in weekend trysts.

Estancia Resort Hotel in Tagaytay City, only 90 minutes away from Manila, lets you get away from it all, but not quite far from it all, as it gives you that "home away from home" experience. Estancia tries to make your visit as welcoming and comfortable as staying in your own home, still letting you enjoy those simple pleasures. Even the locals rave about the hotel and extol its virtues over the other flashier ones in the city.

As soon as you arrive, a member of the staff greets you with a glass of fresh juice and promptly takes care of your belongings. The warm reception indicates what is yet to come ó attention and care by the friendly and courteous staff, basically accommodating every request their guests may have.

The resort has 10 executive suites, four deluxe rooms, four superior rooms and 22 nipa huts, all tucked in this four-hectare property.

The rooms are tastefully decorated, clean and very spacious. Each room is uniquely designed and provided with amenities such as airconditioning, cable TV, hot and cold running water, mini bar, refrigerator and IDD/NDD phones. It also boasts of the view of a sprawling terrain and the splendid Taal Lake. Among the rooms, the nipa huts are the most in-demand, especially among foreign guests and local celebrities.

Dine al fresco at The Pavilion by the poolside or at the Mobís Bar and Restaurant. Enjoy sumptuous local and foreign fare cooked the "lutong bahay" way, such as the Crispy Tawilis, Batchoy, Bulalo, Bistek Tagalog, Kare-Kare, Lechon de Carajay, Crunchy Chicken, Porkchop and Apple Compote, and their bestseller, the Tanigue Steak. Others offered in the menu are Crispy pata, pansit, pancakes, leche flan, plus a variety of sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and fresh fruits.

After indulging in delicious homecooked meals, unwind or jam with family and friends at the Eterna Video and Music Lounge. Enjoy a cocktail or two, or belt your hearts out at the KTV lounge.

For travelers who need to mix business with pleasure, there are seminar facilities to suit small or big corporate events. The resortís four function rooms are spacious enough to accommodate a maximum of 80 persons. Live-in conference packages are available.

Other facilities include a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor jacuzzi, sauna, billiards and dart hall, and a childrenís playground.

Resident manager Benjamin Singson, who has been working at the resort since it opened 15 years ago, said that Estancia got its name from an island in Iloilo with the same name. The former owner of the resort hails from the said province.

Estancia Resort Hotel is located at Zone 2, Barangay San Jose, Tagaytay City.
 

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