Rothman Hotel’s (http://rothmanhotel.com/index.php) breakfast was surprisingly good. It was included in our booking through http://www.agoda.com . Considering what I paid, I found it cheap.
The rooms were okay for an overnight stay and it was clean, as well. Plus it was just walking distance to Robinson’s Mall, where the family and I , had dinner last night.
Check out was fast after breakfast since our accommodation were prepaid. From the hotel, we took the Manila-Cavite Expressway and Emilio Aguinaldo Highway via Roxas Boulevard on our way to Tagaytay. I don’t know if that was the shorter route or not, but it was a straight one. Thanks to the Montero’s GPS, we found the trip a lot easier than our 2010 roadtrip. 🙂
The view of Manila Bay and Bacoor Bay was beautiful. (Click on the photos below to enlarge.)
The travel time to Tagaytay was about 2 hours only. But upon reaching there, traffic was bad due to the Holy Week influx of travelers like us. It was already lunch time by the time we got out of the traffic jam.
We stopped at Dencio’s and got one of their Al Fresco tables.
The view of Taal Volcano and its surrounding lake is fantastic!
While waiting for lunch, we had some photo op. Of course, vacations aren’t complete without the cheesy and fun picture taking. ha ha
Thanks to my sister for some of the pictures.
Dencio’s Restaurant mostly serve local dishes. As usual their food didn’t disappoint. 🙂 Please note that if you’re looking for a high end restaurant, this isn’t it. But for the price and ambiance, this place is good for family outing.
Before leaving, we bought some delicacies , just outside Dencio’s. I love the bocayo and peanut brittles. 🙂
From Tagaytay, we had two more stops.
One was the furniture place. 🙂
And the fish feeding area at ……
You know, if you have kids or nephews and nieces, this is one good bonding activity. Seeing that they are having fun is definitely worth the trip. 🙂
After buying more goodies from Conti’s, we headed towards Lucena City.
We found some traffic while we were near Batangas, brought about by road construction and again, holy week traffic.
As it was getting late plus everyone’s tired, we all opted to just have dinner at McDonald’s before proceeding to our point of destination – the Queen Margarette Hotel.
With all the activities we had that day, we were so glad to be able to finally hit the bed. Their King Room has a very comfortable bed. And it was spacious. I so loved it!
I will share more about this hotel on my next entry. 🙂
Good night everyone!
Lea C. Walker
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