I’ve decided to travel with my mom every year during her birthday so for this year, I decided to treat her to an overnight stay in Tagaytay. Good thing I was able to purchase an overnight stay voucher at Hotel Dominique through a group buying site. The original price of the superior room is PHP 3,300 but I bought it almost half of its price.
Hotel Dominique is located in Aguinaldo Highway and just near the Tagaytay Rotunda. We don’t have a car so we only rode the bus from Manila (particularly at the bus station in Edsa – LRT – behind Sogo motel). The bus passed by Coastal Road then took the Bacoor, Imus, Dasmarinas then Silang, Cavite route. If you will be taking this route, you won’t miss Hotel Dominique because it’s just at the right side of the road and before you reach Olivares (Tagaytay Rotunda). You can tell the bus conductor to drop you off at the Olivarez terminal or Pink Sisters. If you drop off the Olivarez terminal, you’ d have to walk around 10 meters which is relatively ok if you only have your backpack with you.
From the outside, it looks like a low-rise condominium type of hotel but it was just the facade. After checking in, I was surprised on how big the lot was. While walking towards our room (we got the superior room located at the building behind the tree above), I felt like I was transported to another place which is completely different from the outside. There were different types of accommodations such as cabanas, villas, etc. which are suited for groups or families. I really like the European villa style. There is also a swimming pool which I guess be used whenever the temperature in Tagaytay is not that cold.
The room was small but it was already enough for me and my mom for an overnight stay. There were 2 single beds, refrigerator, cable TV, a dresser and electric kettle. The room had yellowish light so if you want your room to be brighter, just open the curtains. The beds were comfortable and clean although the pillow was a bit thin.
The toilet is just right. They have hair dryer! What I didn’t like it is that I need to wait for 10 minutes before hot water will flow from the shower.
They also offer room massage for a minimum price of PHP 600 per person. The masseuses are outsourced from a massage place nearby.
Commuting in and out of Hotel Dominique is easy. Jeepneys and tricyles pass by the front of the hotel. My only complain probably is going back to the hotel. We don’t usually get to ride a jeepney towards Silang so we always ride the jeepney with “Olivarez Terminal” signboard. Whenever we ride that jeepney, we drop off at the “Olivarez Terminal” and then have to walk around 10 meters more.
Overall, I really liked this accommodation. This is not overlooking the Taal Lake by the way so if you are expecting to see the Taal, this is not the place to stay. I would recommend this for groups or families who want to have a weekend getaway.
Km. 55 Aguinaldo Hi-way,
Brgy. Maitim II East, Tagaytay City, Philippines 4120