Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay: Perfect Place for A Staycation


When the kids were much younger, I remember we would drive up to Tagaytay almost everytime there's a long weekend. The cool and crisp climate of Tagaytay makes it the perfect choice for a quick weekend getaway.  But the kids began having a lot more activities as they grew older, and so we were not able to to to Tagaytay as often as we want to. But it doesn't really matter because my mommy friends and I just came from a wonderful Halloween weekend in Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay to celebrate our Oreo Trip & Treats.
left to right: Michelle, Rina, Tin, Kris, Didi, Mish, Cai, Neva and ME!
All photos watermarked with "My Mom-Friday" are from Michelle Lim.

The SoMoms had such a great time with our kids during our Halloween Party because of the overflowing sweets and Oreo treats, and I shared how you can recreate the dessert buffet table here.
click here for DIY details on the dessert buffet

Hotel Kimberly was our home for the Halloween Weekend. It is a deluxe 4-storey hotel tucked in a quiet area of Tagaytay.  It is perfect for families with kids as the establishment has something to offer for everyone.
photo from Hotel Kimberly

The hotel has a very big open area where we did the games for our OREO Halloween Trip and Treats. Everyone came wearing costumes and here's my Darth Vader.
The open area was so expansive that we were able to have our trick-or treat and games in the garden. There's a lot of space for kids to run around and have fun outdoors.


A party won't be a party without games and prizes, right?!?
 

OREO provided a LOT of prizes and since it is everyone's favorite cookie, it didn't take a lot of convincing for my girls to join the games. 
Oreos were placed on the forehead and the kids did all kinds of facial contortions to bring the cookie down to the mouth. Photo from Rina.
The kids eat donuts tied on a string without using their hands.  It's harder than it looks! 
Of course, no Halloween trick or treat is complete without our favorite Spookie Cookie, Oreo! There were several trick-or-treat stops all over the hotel and the kids couldn't get enough of Oreos... always a long line at every stop!
 


Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay is owned by friends of ours, and we've always wanted to stay there but just couldn't find the time because of the kids' busy schedule. So when the hotel invited the SoMoms to visit their facility for the Halloween weekend, I just knew we had to say yes to that.

As I've mentioned earlier, the hotel positions itself as a hotel for families and kids. The pool, petting farm and playground are all to make sure that the kids get a lot of safe, outdoor fun. Your kids won't even notice their electronic gadgets here!  And because it is far from the touristy area of Tagaytay, the place is much more quiet - the perfect place for a staycation!


1. Pet the animals at the hK Farm
I think the petting farm at Hotel Kimberly can lay claim to be the singular major come-on to visit and stay at the hotel. All the kids, from the youngest to the oldest, were drawn to the animals here.


The free-roaming and domesticated animals are such a treat to all the kids!
Natalie met up with us before we left, and as I was telling her how the petting farm was the most charming attraction of their hotel, she shared that it was her husband's project for the hotel. We can surely expect more animals to join this menagerie! Photo from Stan Ong..

My daughters kept insisting to take a photo of this turkey.

I think we woke up this guy up from his sleep.  My daughter had to remind me that owls are nocturnal :)

2. Have Fun In The Sun
The first thing we saw when we entered the expansive greenery was this huge playground jungle which attracted the kids!

Even the teens found something to do in the vast playground.


The hotel has two swimming pools that the kids couldn't get enough of.

If you don't feel like joining your kids for a swim, but you don't want to leave them alone either, the lounge chairs are very comfortable so you can relax while keeping a close watch on the kids while they have some pool time fun.

3. Stay In and Relax 
Hotel Kimberly is located off the usual tourist path so this is the perfect place to go if you just want to stay in and relax.

We stayed in a Premier Room with 2 queen-sized beds.  It is very spacious and good for a family of 4, and can even accommodate an extra bed. There's a flat screen TV, a personal ref, and a wardrobe in the room.
Published room rates start at P5,500.  The published rate for this Premier Room is P7,700.00.

The bathroom is roomy enough, and comes with the basic toiletries.


I can just sit and relax, and catch up on my reading...


but, nah... not really.  "Ma, let's go down to the farm!" 


Hotel Kimberly has quiet sitting spots located at every floor that there's always a spot to sit and relax. Go read a book or magazine, play your favorite board game, or just enjoy an easy conversation with your family members.

Since the hotel doesn't lie on the main Tagaytay highway, it has no view of Taal; but the wonderful scenery during sunrise and sunset more than makes up for it, promise!


4. Enjoy the food at CafeK
The hotel's food outlet serves good Filipino food that's also very affordable.





Waffles are made on the spot.

5. Courteous and Solicitous Staff.
The restaurant staff at CafeK are the hotel's hidden gems.  They are very observant without being intrusive.  Edgar here attended to our group, and he quickly noticed that I only drank warm water.  By my second meal at the restaurant, he served cold drinks on everyone around me and politely told me that he will be back for my glass of warm water.  Yan ang service!
Of course, I quickly told Natalie about her super efficient and courteous staff!  She shared that they have gotten a lot of good feedback from guests about their staff. Rightfully so!


Thank you David and Natalie of Hotel Kimberly for the very nice stay. Big thanks also to Fifi Wong for the warm welcome. We will surely be back soon!
Next time around, we will definitely be taking the boys with us!  Thanks to Stan Ong for the beautiful photos of my girls and me.

HOTEL KIMBERLY TAGAYTAY
Amadeo Road, Brgy. Kaybagal North
Crisanto Ave., Tagaytay City, Cavite
Phone: +632 521-1888

Webpage: http://www.hotelkimberlytagaytay.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HotelKimberlyTagaytay/
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25 comments :

  1. I've been curious about Hotel Kimberly for a long time :-) Your photos showed that you had a great time! Maybe one of our family trips, we can check in at Hotel Kimberly or maybe better if more from the Mommy Bloggers Philippines community can have a community trip there too! Who knows!

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    1. Yes, go try it out! My girls and I did have a great time there. The hotel is perfect for families talaga.:)

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this! In all honesty, I was looking for a family friendly hotel in Tagaytay because we will be coming home in the Philippines for the Christmas season and we wish to have a quick getaway somewhere near manila. I'll be checking this hotel as one of our options!

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    1. Uyy, homecoming! Go bring your entire family here! They've added more animals to their petting zoo so the kids will surely have fun with that one, plus the hotel is generally quiet so the adults will enjoy a peaceful and relaxed vacation also.

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  3. I didn't know Hotel Kimberly is this pretty :) I always pass by this every time we go to Tagaytay but never bothered checking it out. Thanks to this post, I should pay more attention to this hotel as well :)

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    1. Hi Ayi! It's my first time to stay here, as well. You will find more to like when you check into the hotel.

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  4. Inggit ako we were not able to stay overnight! :) Glad you enjoyed your stay and it was really so much fun spending the day there with all of you!

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    1. Sayang nga you were not able to overnight. But all the action happened on Monday naman, chill na lang the next day... we just enjoyed the facilities of the hotel and relaxed.

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  5. It looks like a fun place for the kids! I've never been to Hotel Kimberly, but my dad, who has been there a couple of times to attend conferences, highly recommends it. I hope to bring the kids there soon!

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    1. Aside from weddings and corporate seminars, the hotel is also ideal for families with kids. The petting zoo is just adorable, my girls enjoyed the animals talaga. Go bring your kids soon. For sure mag-enjoy sila.:)

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  6. I heard a lot about Hotel Kimberly but unfortunately hindi ko pa na try :-) the place looks good maybe next time will try this hotel.

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    1. Hi Anna! Go try it out on the next long weekend.

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  7. We've always wanted to visit Hotel Kimberly, but parating busy..:( We might try this Holiday season, though... Christmas or New Year..:)

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    1. The weather in Tagaytay will be very nice in December, such perfect timing to visit.

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  8. The hotel looks inviting! Plus points for a lot of activities. I think Z might enjoy going here!

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    1. Go Chessy! Kris went back jsut last weekend, they added a pony na daw. For sure, Z will enjoy all the free-roaming animals there! He can also try feeding the animals. Baka buong araw, nandun lang kayo sa petting farm. There's really no need to go out anymore.

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  9. I love the part where the guests can go pet the animals. The kids would love that for sure! :) I've seen Hotel Kimberly also somewhere in Malate, Manila, is it from the same chain?

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    1. Yes, they belong to the same chain. My girls loved the petting zoo the best also. and Im just glad that we didn't have to go out anymore to keep the kids entertained.

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  10. Wow! I will include this on my bucket-list in the best hotel place in Tagaytay. ^_^ Ang saya lang kasi may play ground and two swimming pool.. ^_^

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    1. You forgot the petting zoo pa!:) For my girls, winner talaga yung zoo!

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  11. I've seen Hotel Kimberly for many years and have plans to go to Tagaytay. Aside from Taal Vista, this is actually one of the hotels which are in our minds. Seems you had fun, I wish the moms of Mommy Bloggers Philippines will get to have a retreat there in the future :-)

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    1. Hi Lani! Yes, we really had lots of fun. Go try this one out, your kids will surely love it here. You will love it as well, as you don't have to go out anymore to keep the kids entertained.

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  12. Hi mommy Tina. :) This is so timely, just recently me and my husband is searching a place in Tagaytay to stay in, to celebrate our wedding anniversary and a get together with family. We spent time relaxing in Tagaytay every once or twice in a year but never been here. Pinagiipunan ko talaga hehe. When I first saw this place (get attracted to the playground) I know for a fact my children will be happy to see this. Your photos look so inviting. :)

    Anyhow, out of thread, how can I be a SO Mom? Does it have qualifications or requirement? I hope in the future will have get together here :) ♥

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  13. I've been wanting to have a staycation there at Hotel Kimberly! I didn't know they have a farm.

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  14. I've been looking for a nice place to stay there for my vacation.

    Tagaytay hotel and other accomodation facilities like yours is one of a kind. It looks like an elegant hotel with nice foods and other intersting stuffs. I will surely choose your place for my next trip there. I will suggest you to my friends and relatives. :)

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