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Tagaytay City | Estancia Resort Hotel

One of my favorite get-away from the Metro due to its cooler climate and scenery of the Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake is Tagaytay. So for our #TeamRHOfficial’s Christmas Party, it was a no-brainer when we decided to visit the place for the nth time because simply we wanted its breeze for Christmas.

We joined the Saturday rush going south and arrived just as the sun finally sets at the beautiful Estancia Resort Hotel. It is a charmingly spacious place and their Greek-inspired architecture greeted us immediately at their lobby and restaurant. They have three room types: native (made of wood and bamboos) room, modern room, and Santorini-inspired room. The place also accepts events like for wedding receptions, conferences, and such.

Our room was a Santorini Family Villa in their furthermost property which has the view the vast greenery, rolling terrains, and that of Taal Lake situated 2,500 feet above sea level. Before heading off for dinner, I did not miss to capture the view from my porch because it was just so lovely with the pine trees nearby. It really did look and make me feel so much about Christmas.

We eventually had our Christmas Party and birthday celebration for one of our #TeamRHOfficial buddies at a common room where we talked and laughed all night long relieving the year that was. Being with the team, it always feels like family I found in the Metro. And, of course, our special occasion would not be complete without our all time favorite Cebu's Original Lechon Belly which has always been with us through parties. 

We eventually retired to our respective villa and when morning came, we gathered again at Estancia’s restaurant where they offer different set meals for breakfast. Sunday slow-down it was, because we almost did not want to move from our beds thereafter and just wanted to linger at the lovely porch with its lovely view. We make the most out of our time in our villas, bonding, talking, watching movies, and such until such time we needed to head back home.

It was a short Christmas weekend escapade but was very much worth it especially because Estancia and #TeamRHOfficial made it memorable.

The exact address of Estancia Resort Hotel in Tagaytay is Zone II Brgy. San Jose Tagaytay City, Cavite 4120 Philippines. For more about the resort visit their website:

Elal of The Shades of Grey Travel and Photography
Elal is a traveler, student of life and photography enthusiast who wants to experience and capture what is raved and not raved about. For more about her travels, subscribe here, email at, or visit her portfolio.


Unknown said...

Nice place Elal!! Wink!

Unknown said...

powera...idol jd..:D

Elal Lasola said...

Awww thank you!

Elal Lasola said...

@malcolm: mas idol nako imong landscape and seascapes uy!

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