Last June 2014, my family and I decided to use our hotel voucher to avail the Deal Grocer promo for Crosswinds Suites in Tagaytay. Another reason for doing the staycation in Tagaytay was because it was to celebrate our two years anniversary as husband and wife. Me, my husband and baby drove up to Tagaytay for a weekend of relaxation at Crosswinds.
Before going to the place, I’ve searched for their website for information. All I know before is that the Crosswinds Swiss Luxury Resort is one of the high end projects in Tagaytay with Swiss inspired houses and landscape. Upon checking their website, here is the description of the luxury resort:
“Crosswinds is a haven south of Manila inspired by the architecture of Switzerland. Rows of picturesque chalets sits serenely on a lush terrain at one of the highest points of Tagaytay. Over 20,000 pine trees perfume the property with its sweet scent, further adding to the calm while music of interweaving winds soothe the senses”
We went directly to Crosswinds Resorts. Since there was a lot of houses and buildings in the area, we asked the guard in the entrance gate on where to find the resort suites. He gave us the direction to the resort which to head for Grand Quartier. If you are planning to avail the vouchers for Crosswinds, make sure to bring a car going there since the actual resort suites are quite far from the entrance gate. In addition, though there are shuttles provided for the guests, the shuttles are limited to certain periods of time. Also, you need to bring food, drinks and toiletries with you since the nearest restaurant and/or coffee shop in Tagaytay is few kilometers away from the resort. We only realized this when we directly went to Crosswinds without stopping over for lunch.
We checked fifteen minutes before two o’clock in the afternoon. The receptionist are nice and considerate since she gave us a room in ground floor because we had a baby in tow. She said that it was safer to put us in the ground floor considering that my baby is already walking and running along the perimeter of the resort’s lobby. We idly explore the room. The room has two single beds, a spacious room with mini-kitchen, bar and table, a veranda overlooking the luscious rolling hills of Tagaytay and a personal bathroom. We are also entitled to use their swimming pool but it was located on the other side of the resort suites and may need assistance from receptionist. What I like with our room is our very own veranda that we can use for sight-seeing later in the evening.
Since we haven’t eaten lunch, we put our things in the closet then decide to drive for restaurants around Tagaytay Rotonda. We decided to try RSM’s Restaurant along Mendez, Tagaytay and sample their bulalo. Since it was past lunch hour, the crowd to restaurants are few and we were seated on comfortable table that can fit few more person. We ordered their famous Bulalo soup and Inihaw na Liempo. Since the Bulalo soup is was good for serving few more person we take it out including the remaining rice. We stayed in the restaurant for an hour to enjoy the rainy and foggy weather of Tagaytay. Before heading back to resort, hubby and I decided to buy additional supplies and snacks for the night since the resort is not accessible to nearest stores and shops.
Once we arrived at the resort, I arranged our purchases on the table and keep our leftover food in the refrigerator for later consumption. We weren’t able to explore the place in the afternoon since it was raining. In addition, it was foggy and cold outside. Hubby was contented on watching the television, while my son was happily running and playing around the area. I, on the other hand choose to work on my laptop.
If you are the type of person who likes having many amenities to try for your staycation, kindly be reminded that in Crosswinds Resorts Suites, there are limited activities to be done. The place encourages you to relax and meditate on the chilly mornings and evenings. You can enjoy your time in your own room by catching up on reading, watching television or just simply look outside the veranda. Other than that, you can drive outside the resort to look for places of interests since the Palace in the Sky and Picnic Grove are one of nearest places you can venture.
During our visit it was a weekend so hubby and I decided to just stay in our room for the night. We did not make any plans of going out since the entrance gate of the resort is quite far from our accommodations and it was not advisable to drive due to poor visibility during foggy days. In addition, I don’t want to sit in the traffic going to Tagaytay restaurants in the evening.
All in all, I don’t have any rants regarding on our room accommodations and I since I am already contented on having a quiet times at night, it didn’t bother me to spend my whole day in the hotel room. In the morning we were provided by a free breakfast and enjoyed eating them in our veranda.