Estancia Resort Hotel brings a relaxing Tagaytay in your every visit. With Santorini-inspired villas, unadulterated terrain, delicious food and the beautiful scenery, it’s perfect for a grand family time, a charming business venue, or the venue for your dream wedding. I had a chance for a private tour and I immediately fell in love with the entire resort. It was very timely because of the stressful environment I’ve been several weeks now at work.
As a matter of fact, I dream of going back for a staycation. I’ve been to Tagaytay several times, but the visit is always filled with activities. I’m looking forward to relaxing and just letting time fly by me. The clusters of villas patterned after the villages of Greece’s most popular seaside island overlooking Taal lake and volcano is just one of the things I look forward to in my next visit Estancia Resort Hotel.
Located at Barangay San Jose in Tagaytay City, Estancia is less than a kilometer drive from the city rotunda or one and half kilometers from the city market coming from the Sta. Rosa (Laguna) exit of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). It is approximately a one-and-a-half hour drive from Manila. The resort hotel aims to be the Tagaytay staycation-of-choice with its 15 deluxe rooms, two deluxe family rooms, 18 Santorini rooms, two Santorini family villas, 11 casitas, and eight Executive Suites.
It is equipped for both business and pleasure with facilities such as outdoor and indoor swimming pools, jacuzzis, saunas, game rooms, and entertainment areas. It has function rooms which have been well-booked for corporate planning sessions, meetings, conferences, and social events. For 12 years now, Estancia Resort Hotel has been a favorite wedding venue with its vast landscape and a breathtaking view that highlights the romance of the occasion.
Ms Girlie Pe, the hotel’s General Manager shared, “We are on the third phase of our major upgrades, all based on consumer insights and keeping up with the demands of the times. Today we launch our new menu in the hotel’s restaurant Benedetto’s, a result of months of meticulous research and development by our Chef-Consultant Brando Santos. The restaurant sits 60 and we hope to be able to entice non-checked-in guests to just walk in and enjoy great food with a good view.”
“We added several exciting entries on Estancia’s menu to make your visit more memorable,” says Chef Brando, “the classic Pinoy favorite sinigang na baboy, for example, is served as pork belly simmered in calamansi-based broth, fried to a crisp, and served on a sizzling plate with calamansi gravy and adorned With the classic sinigang vegetables. The more popular dishes, bulalo and kare-kare, are homage to the well—loved Batangas beef.”
During the tour, I had the chance to savor some of the dishes at Estancia Resort Hotel’s Benedetto’s. I really enjoyed the Beef Tenderloin and Mushroom Salpicao served as appetizer. It’s tender and really meaty, I can eat with rice.
I also enjoyed the Gamberetti Aglio Olio pasta that’s rich and creamy. We thought there’s aligui in the mix, but we were told there’s none. I really enjoyed it. For the main dishes, I fell in love with the warmth of the soup of The Estancia Nilagang Bulalo and the tender Batangas beef.
My favorite and highly recommended among all the dishes is Sizzling Pork Ribs Sinigang with Calamansi Gravy. This is Estancia’s version of sinigang na baboy sa calamansi, deconstructed and sizzling, with tomatoes, onions, ensaladang talong, sauteed string beans and chilli, and crispy kangkong.
The pork ribs gave the dish the crispy texture and the thick Calamansi gravy giving it character. The vegetables balances the otherwise “sinful” dish, the sinigang broth wraps everything up for a delightful and familiar dish.
Experience your relaxing Tagaytay in Estancia Resort Hotel. I’m sure it’s one of the destinations that you’ll keep going back to. Get a 30% discount to hotel bookings from Thursdays to Sundays. Visit the resort’s website at www.estanciatagaytay.com.ph or call (046) 4131 133 to 35 or 0915 134 9426 for a private tour.