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Random Clicks: Estancia Resort Hotel, Tagaytay City

If you are tired of traffic, pollution of all sorts and you think you need to give yourself a break, you may want to consider spending two or three days in Estancia Resort Hotel in Tagaytay City. For an hour of travel from Manila, you will be greeted with a spectacular view of the Taal Volcano--which is not so bad at all. The resort hotel also has music and video lounge, billiard hall, restaurants, children's playground and sauna.

The restaurant overlooking the Taal Volcano. I like the lavender seats paired with white tables.

My serving of iced tea with lavender mums as centerpiece of each table.

The view outside the hotel.

The indoor pool with jacuzzi, perfect for those who don't want to be exposed under the sun. The stairs lead to hotel rooms.

The hotel rooms outside of the main building.

The hotel rooms up close. This room is good for 2 to 3 persons.

The pool area with sunken bar in the middle.

The sunken bar up close.

The souvenir shop just beside the pool.

Just one of the design treatment of Estancia reflecting a mix of Moroccan and Spanish styles.

The statue of a hunter guarding the pool. You may also call him  Machete.


If you want to be close to nature as possible, Estancia has several nipa huts where you can stay. You will be greeted with this view each time you look outside the window. 

There is Taal Volcano right there in the middle. A bit misty but nevertheless breathtaking.

One of the several conference rooms of Estancia.

The maze-like stairs going to the nipa huts.
Panoramic view of the hotel building.


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