Tagaytay is one of the most popular tourist destinations if you are from Luzon in the Philippines. Locals also consider it as a common place for vacation getaways. Why? Since the weather in the Philippines can get really hot during the dry season, a lot of the people opt for taking short family vacations in cooler places like Baguio and Tagaytay. There are various places and activities you can easily enjoy for short stays with your family. So for this trip, we (Rachel, our 4 year old toddler, and I) decided to stay with Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay.
If you are traveling with a little one, Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay is your best bet. We can tell you that as our little one himself won’t stop talking about the farm and the playground, and his fun time with the other kids of the hotel. Read our full review and experience with this upscale family hotel in Tagaytay.
Where is Hotel Kimberly located?
Hotel Kimberly is located in Tagaytay (Province of Cavite). If you are looking for more adventure, it is 15 km from the famous Taal Volcano, which you can trek easily (if you’re traveling with friends or your family), or decide to trek the hard way with a guide, and much more advance trekking area). Another recreation place you can visit near Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay is the Sky Ranch. If you’re up to visiting a few other restaurants, need some mall time, or want to ride the Ferris Wheel and other fun activities to enjoy with friends, or kids. You can visit that too. Hotel Kimberly is located a little bit far from city centre in a quiet area, and built to provide you and the little ones ample recreation in the hotel, so we stayed a lot in the hotel while we where there.
If you want to get to Hotel Kimberly from downtown, it will take you just a few minutes by public transportation. You can go by jeepney, tricycle and if you are driving a car you will find a place to park. Check here for full detail information.
First impressions at Hotel Kimberly
We had a great welcome at Hotel Kimberly. The staff took our luggage and carried into the room while we were doing the check-in. Just opened the door and we were taking pictures of the great room set-up. When suddenly, the staff knocked the door. And big surprise! They were welcoming us with mango juices and chocolate cakes for us!! Rachel and I were traveling with our little one and he fall in love with this place. It was the beginning of total spoiled treatment for us during the weekend.
Eating and Going Around
You should know that there are some places to go out near Hotel Kimberly. Local places that you can go walking distance from the hotel to the main street or just take transportation and explore another areas. We can´t advice so much about that. We spent 48 hours inside the hotel and we didn´t leave any time the hotel.
Café@k Restaurant is the place where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner at Hotel Kimberly. For breakfast there is a buffet with different Filipino choices and Western. Bread, cereals, coffee, tea, milk, juices and local Filipino dishes like longaniza and tocino. You can also order eggs and omelette and the chef will cook for you in a few minutes. Some fruits and weets are also served.
During our lunch and dinner we tried many different dishes. Since tasty mango shakes and juices to local dishes like Bulalo (Filipino stew made from beef and marrow bones). We enjoyed with their friendly staff around the pool area. Did we mention that you have breakfast and dinner around the pool? We loved that! Bulalo, pizza, ribs, chicken and it´s like is focusing in children always french frites to spoil them!
For kids during the weekend feel in paradise. Since marsmallow barbecue for them at night to a night movie where they will get popcorn. As it´s not enough for them, if you have a children, the staff will knock your door at night to give you milk and cookies for them before sleeping. They know how to get a smile from them.
We enjoy dinner at Café@k and we tried buffet which was amazing. But also they serve a La Carte Menu. Bulalo is a must in Tagaytay since is the most popular dish. But we can recommend ribs with caramel sauce and fried vegetables rice. It was very tasty!!! All of us were very happy with the food.
Facilities, Services and Staff at Hotel Kimberly
Before mentioning the facilities of Hotel Kimberly, we will make a special mention for the staff. If you have any request just ask them and they will do their best to get it. We were very good welcome from Jeff who was coming from Manila to meet us and enjoyed the weekend at Hotel Kimberly in Tagaytay. We enjoyed great talks about travels, social media and of course all the details about the hotel. We love to know all the small details in the places that we are staying. If you sit down around the pool area, the friendly staff provide you a towel and refreshment with a big smile. If you are with kids they will watch them and try to entertaiment them.
Now we need to talk about the amazing facilities at Hotel Kimberly. Based in our little one words, his favorite part was the farm ha! Horses, rabbits, sheeps, birds. It´s a perfect enviroment for them. There are great activities like feeding animals that kids will never forget. And you can even ride a horse. In the farm area you can enjoy the sunset and at night the bonfires.
More facilities to make children paradise: playground. In this area you can find a couple of slides with different games for them. The area is great with grass and chairs and tables to stay more comfortable. In this area at night, the staff will add a mega screen and they will play a couple of movies. They will add banks, chairs and popcorn to make sure that everything is wonderful. Around the playground area there is a basketball court.
Pool area full equipped with tables and chairs. There are two pools, one for the children and for adults. The staff will provide them beach toys and salvavidas to them. We spent a lot of time in this area, since you can get wifi and charge your devices became our office for almost two days.
There are more games for children and for not so children ha! Table tennis and a basketball inside with other different games for them. Just in case is raining or too hot for them. There is also place for corporate events and to host weddings and special events.
We mentioned before about our room a little bit. It was big enough for three of us with a king-sized bed. A huge cabinet for all our belongings. A desktop to do our online job and small couch to feel more comfortable. The room has a balcony with a couple of chairs which is perfect for reading. The bathroom is very big with a tub and all the complimentary things that you need, even bubbles for the tub. More things avalaible fridge and heater where you can heat your tea or coffee. More complimentary things tea, coffee and also your comfy bathrope and sleepers to walk around your room. And last mention a big screen of TV with DVD. Our little kid enjoyed a lot since you can order hundred of movies for children. In this way they can relax after a busy day around.
Sure! We had an amazing time there. Hotel Kimberly is very peaceful place and full of entertainment. Our last memory when we left the hotel to make our staying perfect? The staff drove us to the bus station. They have shuttles to move around, a big car to drive you different points in Tagaytay.
If you want to stay at Hotel Kimberly, check their website to have full information or for any other enquirers.
If you want to read more about special places in the Philippines, read our review for The Lighthouse Marina Resort in Subic. And for more inspiration, our staying at PARKROYAL Penang Resort in Malaysia.