So this is what “boutique hotel” means:
A Boutique Hotel is a small and intimate hotel, helt in a stylish design decor with a personal note. It has a unique character and distinguishes itself from other hotel brands. They are intimate in scale, creating the ambiance of being a personal guest in a private home, rather than just a hotel occupant.
The term ‘boutique’ was born when in 1984, when Ian Schrager and his business partner Steve Rubell opened together the Morgans Hotel in New York City, comparing it to a ‘boutique’. The term was used initially in USA and the UK. While the first boutique hotels opened in London and San Francisco in 1981.
I decided to give a “boutique hotel” a try, and picked Lee Boutique Hotel Tagaytay primarily for it’s location and price. I travel a lot for work and have stayed at some expensive hotels that were really nothing special. So I was quite elated with myself later on for finding this gem.
My room: I chose Regency King, The room was huge. Children 12 years and below may stay in the room free of charge provided they share existing beds.(Maximum of 2 kids per room) Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
- Air Conditioning
- Bath Amenities
- Cable TV
- Ceiling Fan
- Coffee Table
- Coffee/Tea Maker
- Complimentary Bottled water
- DVD/CD Player (On Request)
- Daily Newspaper
- Dining Table
- Electronic Key Card
- Face Towel
- Hair Dryer (On Request)
- Hand Towel
- Hot & Cold Shower
- In Room Safe
- Electric Kettle
- Mini Bar
- Mini Fridge
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Rain Shower
- Room Service
- Safe Deposit Box
- Smoke Detector
- Wireless Internet Access (Complimentary)
- Comfy Bed
Open Deck Venue :
Expect a most relaxing vibe and enjoy the tranquil beauty of the wonderful view of Taal lake. You can have breakfast in the rooftop lounge area.
Next the location:
Wow this is a great spot!!!
Lee Boutique Hotel is located in Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tagaytay.
The bus station is just nearby. So for those who are using public transportation like I did on this trip, it is definitely convenient. There are also a lot of restaurants and shopping malls and the Mahogany Market, just 1 very short jeepney or tricycle ride away. My advice is that there is no fixed amount for the tricycle fare. So it’s better to ask the driver and agree on the fare before you ride one. There are lots of Coffeeshops in this location, there is the ever popular Starbucks nearby and the newly opened McDonalds Cafe. A very strategic location indeed for “coffeeholics” like me.
Tourist Spots in Tagaytay:
Tagaytay is a popular holiday town south of Manila on the Philippine island Luzon. Known for its cool climate, it sits on a ridge above Taal Volcano Island, an active volcano surrounded by Taal Lake.
Our Lady Of Parish Church
The famous New McCafe Tagaytay.
Grab some Pasalubong at Good Sheperd
Relax with Fish Spa at Tierra De Maria
Reminisce the 50″s while dining at Memory Lane
Holland Flower at the Flower Farm
Purple Owl for a romantic date
Explore the bee world at Ilog Maria HoneyBee Farm
Race with friends on a Go Cart at Tagaytay Highlands
Masjid Al Huda ( Muslim Temple )
KOREAN TEMPLE (Entrance Fee: FREE)
Sonya’s Garden ( Entrance Fee: FREE)
TAAL VISTA TAGAYTAY (Entrance Fee: P50 per head to view)
Bag of Beans
I purposely didn’t recommend the zoo because in my humble opinion, there really isn’t that much to see there, it’s honestly a waste of your hard earned money.
and of course don’t forget to try to TREK TO THE CRATER OF TAAL VOLCANO.
There are a whole lot of guides along the area who are willing to take you on the trek to this undeniably marvelous centerpiece of Tagaytay.
Its a nice and clean Boutique Hotel. The hospitality of the staff and the excellent service all made it a memorable stay. I would certainly plan another trip to the hotel. And good space available for cars.
Totaly worth it!.. Lee Boutique Hotel