After we had lunch at Leslies Restaurant, it was time for us to go to The Boutique Bed and Breakfast. The boutique offer personalized services of a bed and breakfast with only a handful of guestrooms. It is nestled amidst the slope of Tagaytay Ridge right in the middle of the city, just a few minutes from the Rotonda. It is easily accessible whether you drive or opt for public transportation.
Each of the seven rooms have been inspired and named by boutique of emotions - I Lust (located at the upper level presidential suite with private terrace and separate bathtub), I Dare, I Desire and I Dream (2nd level with private terrace), I Surrender and I Love (ground level with patio), and I Escape (ground level).
We reserved the "I Dream" room (Php 8,046.26, around US$183.00 including taxes and service charge), three weeks prior to the scheduled arrival. The package is inclusive of the following: an overnight accommodation, pamper me basket, churros and hot chocolate before bedtime, breakfast served in bed for two, 24-hour WIFI Internet connection and 10 minute facial detox for both couple.
The minute we walked in the hotel, we did not receive a proper greeting at the front desk (No verbal greetings. Even just a simple SMILE would suffice but NADA). The "ho-hum" front desk lady just got the reservation bank deposit receipt and after the paperwork was all set and done, another staff led me to a small powder room to get our "Pamper me basket", and I got to select of body essentials from the home made labeled "pamper me" line like soaps, shampoo, lotions and room scent. Toothbrush, bedroom slippers, loofah and laundry/storage bag are also included in the Pamper me basket.
A bellman took our baggage and led us to our room located at the second floor. Refreshing welcome drinks were served in the room. Thoughtful amenities include complimentary fruits and bottled water. There was also a personalized letter on the desk for us from the boutique owners.
The "I Dream" room is tastefully decorated with modern and contemporary furniture and painted in all white from wall to ceiling. The air-conditioned room is equipped with a king size bed with soft feather covers and lots of pillows, wall-mounted LCD TV, DVD player, ipod-ready speakers/docks and wireless Internet access.
The room also has a private terrace and the distant views encompass the mountains, Taal Lake and volcano.
The modern bathroom has walk-in shower, as well as a vanity area with square washbasin and towels. The most interesting feature of the bathroom is the full-height wall of clear glass that is obviously visible from inside and outside the room.
While showering it permits nice views of the mountains and blue skies. For the conservative ones just like us who wants to mitigate privacy concerns, no need to worry, there's a half curtain to cover if needed. Though I am not sexy, frankly, the clear glass wall made me feel like a sultry sexy siren. hehehee
(NOTE: This review is just my opinion and is based on past personal experience.)