My husband and I stayed here during Valentine's Day. PROS:The room that we got, the Premier Suite had a good partial view of Taal lake on the right side of the room, and on the left side was the view of Tagaytay Midlands/Lowlands. We had our own private terrace/balcony. The view from our room was nice, and we enjoyed the cool breeze. The suite was spacious. We had a comfortable king-sized bed.The bathroom also had a deep free standing tub that we enjoyed. What was nice about the room was the partition from the bathroom can be easily moved so that you can still see the partial lake view while you're soaking in the tub, or watch some television. I was able to watch complimentary classic romantic movies in our room from their DVD selection, and listen to some good CDs from their music library.The food was good, filling, and priced reasonably. I had Beef Salpicao, and my husband enjoyed the Crispy Fish Filet with Lemon Butter sauce. We also both enjoyed the Chili Cheese ( Fried Chili Stuffed with Melted Cheese in Crispy Rolls.) We had the privacy that we needed since the hotel only had 8 Suites. I recommend this for couples who want a quick, quiet, and private getaway. Away from it all...
CONS. When we arrived at the hotel, and checked out our room, I noticed that some of the towels, especially the ones for the feet inside the bathroom were not that clean. As if they did not bother to change some of the towels. I was able to see some shoe prints on them, considering that we paid almost 8,000pesos for just 1 night for the room only. I was told by one of the staff that the hot water for the bathroom is on for 24hrs, however when my husband decided to have a warm dip in the tub that night at 10pm, there was no hot water. My husband and I also decided to have a massage inside the hotel. I did not enjoy my massage at all. I've had better massages. I had a swedish massage, and my body ached more after she massaged me. I told her exactly the amount of pressure (which was "medium") that I wanted for my massage, but she failed to adjust. Either she would massage me in a painful way, or I couldn't feel the massage at all. My body should have felt better and more relaxed after the massage, but my body ached even more. That was a bummer, since I wanted to relax and unwind during our stay there. Upon paying our bill at the reception, I noticed that someone already checked "excellent" as our rating for our massage, but neither I nor my husband selected it from their survey!? The trays that were used for room service were dirty!!! As if they did not bother to wash those properly, considering that we paid almost 11,000pesos total for just 1 night's stay!?!? I was really disappointed with that. I expected everything to be clean considering that their price was a bit steep as compared to other hotels in Tagaytay. The staff should be more trained in providing good customer service as no one bothered to try to help us with our luggage, eventhough it was clear that I was struggling to bring my stuff. The staff needs more training. The only one who was more helpful and friendly to us was Trixie from the reception who assisted me with the movies and cds that I wanted. She was accommodating and friendly. But the others were not proactive in greeting us. After trying to enjoy the night without hot water, we both slept at 2am. Our breakfast was served promptly at 7am as requested, however the waiter loudly banged our door and shouted "Room Service" which irritated my sleeping husband. I would suggest to use the intercom first to advise guests that their breakfast is ready, instead of banging the door and shouting loud. It was a bang on the door, not a soft knock on the door. Also, I booked our room directly from their website www.8suites.com. For our room, the Premium Suite It was listed and advertised in their website that our package included complimetary chocolates. We never received those as well. It was too bad because we were there on Valentine's Day, and we thought that the hotel would make it more memorable for us since it was our honeymoon plus it was Valentine's Day. I even emailed Ms. Cheche from reservations at least 4 days before that we were going there for Valentine's Day and a special occasion. We paid almost P11,000 for one night in 8 Suites, which the amount was equivalent to our 3 day/2 night stay at Baguio Country Club in a Deluxe Room with a private balcony facing the golf course. In Baguio Country Club, everything was clean, service was excellent, and so was the food.
This hotel has the potential to be the "place to be in for couples" in Tagaytay, if they improve on the things that I've written here. Right now, I think we should have stayed elsewhere during our honeymoon on Valentine's...
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