Want to be lulled to sleep by the sound of falling water and a chorus of crickets, We stayed there for 3 days during the first week of June 2013 and found the place a little bit of paradise. It's aptly named, as being there is being in a lush garden surrounded by verdant foliage full of beautiful and fragrant flowers. We loved the cottage we were given (Fennel), which was quaint in décor and very generously proportioned (it was actually huge). The food was well-prepared and of good quality, although we thought it could be helped with a bit of variety. The spa had fine facilities, nothing fancy but more than adequate - and had excellent staff who knew what they were doing. Everywhere, we found the staff to be attentive, friendly, smart and happy to help - a great example of the warm culture of the people of Alfonso, Cavite. Ms Sonya took the time to chat and get to know her guests, would know them by name almost from the first meeting and often staff would let us know that she was asking after us to know if we had eaten. A true and gracious hostess. No wonder this place is a success. The rates are not cheap, but not terribly expensive either - one could just imagine what it would cost to stay in a place like this in ?Europe! We were sad to leave, and would definitely come back - a decision my partner made after our first evening here!
To those other former guests who complained in their reviews that there were ants and other insects in the room - well yes, there were. We found a few on a corner of the room, and we had an occasional 'visitor' (a moth, a butterfly). We weren't bothered at all by these - you're in the middle of a garden, for goodness' sakes, there's bound to be insects! The rooms are all screened so we never felt that we were in danger of getting bitten. (Note: The ratings option below won't allow me to not rate the pool and fitness centre - which is silly as Sonya's Garden doesn't have these facilities, so please disregard the 'Terrible' ratings for these two items.)
- Also Known As:
- Sonya`s Garden Hotel Tagaytay
- Sonya`s Garden Bed And Breakfast