One of the places where I stayed for our Tagaytay weekend was Lee Boutique Hotel. We found a 10night stay deal from Cash Cash Pinoy for P2999, inclusive of breakfast. For the last several months, we have purchased so many dining deals through group buying sites and thankfully, we haven’t encountered any problems, unlike some horror stories which I’ve been reading in the net recently. Anyway, the first time I heard of Lee Boutique Hotel was actually through Cash Cash Pinoy. We thought the price was very reasonable and the rooms based on the website seemed pretty decent.
Lee Boutique Hotel is conveniently located along the main road before the Tagaytay Rotonda. After Breakfast at Antonio’s, we arrived at Lee earlier than the stated 2 pm check-in time, thinking that we could check-in to our room earlier.
However, the rooms were still occupied so we just went around Tagaytay staples such as the Good Shepherd Sisters store for ube and made like Korean tourists in People’s Park in the Sky (my first time there!)
Finally, we were able to check-in at Lee Boutique. Parking outside Lee was ample enough.
Upon check-in, we were asked for P3,000 as incidental deposit (redeemable at check-out), and they preferred cash.
We got a room on the first floor and since it was the very first room on the left just after the reception area, it was a bit disconcerting to have the front desk so close to the door. The hallway was very narrow so from there, I didn’t expect much from the room.
But they more than made up for the claustrophobic hallway with the size of the room. (I forgot to ask but I think this was already their cheapest accommodation, the Superior Room.) The room was very new and clean and I liked the interiors and the lighting. It was not done with a minimalist design but had an old world glamour feel to it, which made the room much cozier.
Yet the room was complete with modern amenities such as a flat screen TV and refrigerator and the room was big enough to accommodate a couch and a table with chairs.
I also liked the bathroom. Though small, it had a bathtub and the fixtures were quite new and modern, complete with a rain shower head.
The view from the room was the side street and the Aroma Hotel across the street. But the curtains were thick enough to block the light and the sounds outside (which were quiet anyway) plus the room was really just nice so I didn’t really mind the view.
Lee doesn’t offer room service. There’s a restaurant right next to the hotel called Oui Eat Drink Tea Rice (I’m not sure if they’re under the same owners/ management since they’re in the same compound) but when we wanted to order our afternoon snack at 4 pm, it was already closed. So we decided to have pizza delivered from nearby Yellow Cab. The reception staff offered to order for us and they have a ready stash of take-out menus precisely for this service. When the Yellow Cab delivery guy arrived, he was escorted by the reception staff directly to our room’s door.
One thing I didn’t like about Lee was breakfast. It was served a la carte at the Oui dining area and they didn’t offer us any choices. The beef tapa and danggit were very salty and the coffee was already cold. It looks like they didn’t even cook the food as we ordered it but that it was already prepared ahead, depending on the number of the hotel’s guests for that morning.
The boutique hotel also has a viewing deck where one can get a view of the Taal Lake but we didn’t have time to check it out anymore. These are pictures of the viewing deck and some of the other rooms from Lee Boutique Hotel’s website.
I got a copy of the room rates from the front desk and I must say that I was surprised when I saw their published rates.
At P2999 for one night, our stay was a pretty good deal. But without the group voucher deal, I don’t think the rack rates are that justifiable!
This post is for my friend V. of Slow Shuffling Shoes. Hope you find this post helpful for your weekend getaway. 🙂 Cheers!