Some people thought that I was in Baguio when I posted the pictures in Facebook but Crosswinds is situated in Tagaytay City. The 20,000 pine trees will welcome you so don’t forget to pull down your car windows to enjoy the crisp scent of the pine trees.
I checked the rates of Crosswinds Resort Suites and it is on the pricey side so when I saw their promo in Deal Grocer last month, I called my husband and asked if he wants to celebrate his birthday in Crosswinds. He said yes so he called the resort and check if June 5 is still available. Then I purchased the voucher and emailed Crosswinds to reserve. I received my confirmation the following day.
I bought the voucher at P2850 and the package includes
-overnight stay in studio room for 2
-room and amenities good for 2
-use of fully-equipped kitchen inside the room
-free use of view deck, swimming pool and car service within Crosswinds.
Last Friday, off we went to Crosswinds to celebrate my husband’s birthday +our last hurrah for summer before the resume of classes. There are few changes that I’ve seen like the Cafe Voila and CBTL.
We reached the Grand Quartier 2 at 1:30pm, I gave my deal grocer voucher, confirmation voucher and ID. Filled-up the form and gave P1000 for incidental deposit. I was advised to wait till 2PM for check-in.
I went back at 2PM to get my key but the room wasn’t ready yet and I need to wait for another 10 to 20 minutes. Ending, we were the last guests to check-in, the lobby was too small so you have no choice but to wait outside.
Moving on, we were satisfied with room. Ang bango niya talaga pagpasok mo. natanggal na init ng ulo namin sa late check-in. The room has two double sized bed, fully equipped kitchen, TV and DVD player, small table and balcony.
Since the package is room only, we brought our own food. You can bring your own food and cook it, no corkage fee. I bought palabok, pichi-pichi and cake for our merienda.
We had dinner at Leslie’s Restaurants Sky Ranch branch.
The following morning, I push myself to run, oops morning walk pala. I joined my hubby and we walked for 30 minutes. It is hard to jog or walk on top of the hill, parang gusto ko na lang gumulong sa pagod. Hehehe! Jack and Jill lang ang peg.
For breakfast, you can order set breakfast at P420/adult and P210/kid less 5% for DG coupon holder. But we had leftover so I just cooked rice. We had palabok, cake and pinakbet (from Leslie’s) for breakfast.
We went to Pool Area at 8AM, good thing that we’re the first guests so we got this mini cottage, nag-iisa lang yan dun. Hehehe!
There is a playground beside the pool area.
We dropped by at Santa’s house and Yule Shop at past 10AM but it was closed. So we went back to our room and prepare for check-out. I reheat the Delimondo Corned Beef at the microwave for our quick lunch.
|Photo taken during our morning jog|
We checked the Christmas Store but most of the items are souvenirs. Two years ago, there are a lot of Christmas decors in that store.
That was a short staycation at Tagaytay, the resort is far away from the main road so you will have the relaxation that you need.
1.The resort is really nice because it is not the usual staycation in a hotel or beach resort. I do recommend this for holiday vacation.
2.We were able to save because we brought our own food. You can cook your own food.
3.My husband called them and asked if we can bring one extra adult. They said yes and no extra charge.
4.Service is good, they will smile and greet you except for the attendant in the pool. He is not that approachable.
5.The bathroom has hair blower and bidet.
1.I reserved the room one month before our trip, check in time is 2PM so I was expecting that the room is ready by 2PM.
2.There is no towel at the pool area so bring your own.
3.No bath tub.
4.Santa’s house and Yule Shop were closed, it supposed to be open every Saturday and Sunday.
1. I brought paper plates, spoons, forks and plastic cups even plates, bowls, cups and glasses are provided.
2.I brought sponge and dishwashing soap and to my surprise, it is already available in their kitchen.
3. If you don’t want to cook or eat outside. You can just order food in Jollibee, McDonalds, Max’s, Yellow Cab, Shakey’s, Carlo’s Pizza, Classic Savory and Cafe Voila. Just ask the staff for the contact numbers.
Brgy. Iruhin Central Calamba Road
Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines
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