Thursday, May 11, 2017

Crosswinds Resort Suites – Tagaytay City


I woke up later than usual, dragged myself out of my one-bedroom suite, and then went out to the private terrace and the nippy soft wind brushed against my face. I turned towards the sun where it was just starting to peep into the mountains. It was a great way to start the morning, right at the comforts of Crosswinds Resort Suites in Tagaytay.

Tagaytay is the go-to place for people who want to escape the Metro Manila heat. It was March at that time and the summer is kicking off with a 30ish-degree weather with a real feel of up to 40 degrees. It was the perfect time for me and my favorite travel buddies to have a staycation.

It was Friday afternoon when we arrived at the main gate of Crosswinds Resort Suites which is managed by Hospitality Innovators, Inc. We took a bus from Pasay City (which should not cost you more than a hundred bucks) and then took a jeepney at downtown Tagaytay heading to People’s Park. 

From the gate, we asked for a shuttle that will bring us to the reception area. The uphill and downhill path provided a nice view of the rolling hills and the 20,000+ pine trees that dotted the 100-hectare property. It was the perfect escape we’re looking for.

Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay
Pine Trees lined the uphill and downhill roads
The luxury resort is located inside the leisure community of Crosswinds Tagaytay which features Swiss-inspired chalets. We were brought to the reception area and were immediately attended by the gracious receptionists. The checking in process was done smoothly and we were ushered to our room in no time.

Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay

The moment I stepped inside my one-bedroom suite (check for discounted rates), I was stunned on how huge it was. I immediately noticed the dining table with a gorgeous formal dinner set-up. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen with induction cooktop and oven, wash sink, kitchen utensils and a fridge.

Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay
One-bedroom suite
A wooden rack was filled with complimentary drinking water, coffee and tea-making facilities. The dining area also has a private balcony with a panoramic view of the highlands.

Moving on, I went to the living area and sat on the comfy couch. A huge flat screen TV rested on a wooden entertainment rack with a DVD player. There’s also an individually-powered AC that I think wouldn’t be needed much on a chilly weather like Tagaytay.

Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay
Spacious living area
I went to a door that led me to the toilet and bath which has another door that leads to the main bedroom. I went back outside to the living area and found another door that, again, leads to the bedroom. Quite cool eh?

Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay

The main bedroom is a sanctuary in itself. The four-poster bed with a romantic white sheer canopy was the focal point. The wooden end tables were adorned with bedside lamps and a separate work station rested beside the window. Opposite the bed were wardrobe closets. Again, there was an individually-powered AC at the bedroom which I didn’t think you’d wanna use when you’re in Tagaytay (c’mon guys, it’s not every day that you get to breathe pine-scented natural air).

Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay
Romantic sheer canopy on a four-poster wooden bed
I slumped on the couch on the living room, contemplated whether I should watch TV or probably cook something when I went into an effortless doze. The catnap lasted for hours that I was awoken by my buddies for our night out.

Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay
Indeed :)
We went back from our booze sesh around two in the morning. At that time, I was lugging myself to my bed when a friend mentioned that he could cook some noodle soup for the group. I went back to life with the thought of having something hot to eat, recovery food that is.

The group almost didn’t make it to breakfast the next day. We went to the restaurant just across our building at around 9:30, thirty minutes more and we’re doomed. The complimentary buffet breakfast spread was filled with local and international breakie favorites. I filled my plate with pork tocino, stir-fried veggies, and more. While my other friends indulged on crispy-fried dried fish

Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay
My breakie plate
We had one full day of, well, doing nothing. We went around the property and were surprised on the different activities that you could do whilst there (such as an outdoor pool, yes, swimming pool in Tagaytay is a nice idea).

Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay
A pool in Tagaytay City, why not?
Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay
Christmas Village
At around lunchtime, we all went back to dreamland as we cocooned on our individual suites and hibernated for hours.

On our last day, we checked on the other accommodation types such as the two-bedroom suite and the three-bedroom suite for future references. What I love the most about Crosswinds Resort Suites is that they do not ask for corkage fee for food and drinks that you’ll be bringing in. You could stock up on food and store it on their spacious pantry and fridge. We were planning to cook up some spaghetti on our last day but ended up calling our favorite food chain for a delivery. Next time we will be more prepared.

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It was the day before another work week will start. Everyone was languid and didn’t have the strength to move; easy and lazy on a Sunday. We had separation anxiety as we started to pack our stuff that signaled our departure.

Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay
Three-bedroom suite, perfect for families and friends
Crosswinds Resort Suites is perfect for those who are seeking refuge from the crazy metropolis life. A way of destressing just an hour or so away from Metro Manila. 


Crosswinds Resort Suites (check for discounted rates here)
Barangay Iruhin, Central Calamba Road, 
Tagaytay City, Philippines
Contact Number: (+63) 2.856.9601 | (+63) 917.571.4284
Email Address: reservations@crossswindsresortsuites.com

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