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Take A Look Inside: La Bella, A Santorini-Inspired Boutique Hotel and Residences in Tagaytay - Dbucketlist
Since I am receiving a lot of inquiries, let me quickly give you a peek inside La Bella Boutique Hotel and Residences. This Santorini-inspired hotel and residences caught my attention when I was browsing homestays near Manila in Airbnb. I was lucky to book a room for only Php 2762.40. That’s cheap enough to experience Santorini without leaving the country! La Bella Residences La Bella Residences has 5 floors if I’m not mistaken. It’s a mid-rise condominium developed by the Phoenix Sun International Corporation. The architectural design of the building and its interior is something you can compare to the cycladic houses in Santorini. The Room If you are interested to buy your own space, I believe they still have available units for sale. You might want to check with them directly here. But in case you just want to have a quick weekend getaway, then I would definitely recommend the host and the room we booked with her. Before I give you the direct link on Airbnb, take a quick look inside her room so you’ll know what to expect. Pros: The room was clean upon our arrival. The room is near the elevator. The room has the view of the pool in front. Interior of the room is very artsy. You can cook using their electric stove and/or microwave oven. You can store food and drinks in their mini refrigerator. They have an installed water heater in the shower for cold weather baths. They will provide you with two bath towels. Fast free wi-fi Cons: TV has no cable installed, just TV Plus. Not a smart TV either where you can watch Netflix shows. If you have your iPad/laptop with you, then ignore what I just said. Where to Book As promised, here’s the direct link to Kaycee’s studio unit via Airbnb. Note: If ever the direct link is no longer working just quickly search for La Bella in Airbnb. Residential Lobby La Bella Boutique Hotel Now in case you prefer hotel rooms instead of booking homestays via Airbnb, don’t worry because La Bella also has its own Boutique Hotel just beside the La Bella Residences. The room rates are a little expensive than the rates when you book a room with home owners but when you’re lucky, you’d get to book at discounted rates with Agoda! Hotel Lobby Amenities The condominium and the boutique hotel are both situated inside the compound in La Bella. They share the same amenities like the parking area for guests, restaurants, Bodhi Library and the pool. The Pool I’d like to think that one of the reasons why you’re reading this now is because you found photos online and saw that the pool in La Bella is quite interesting. If not, then I hope you find it interesting now that I’m sharing this with you. Look! It’s something unique, right? Pretty much something that can convince you to pack your bags and stay there for a night or even more! Well as for me, if not for some adulting stuff, I’d be there at least once a month but it’s not practical to do that. So maybe for some random days I needed some escape? You’d definitely find me there, swimming. Tee-hee! Organico Gourmet They also have restaurants and coffee shops inside like this one situated in the ground floor of the boutique hotel — Organico Gourmet. We didn’t eat there though. So maybe next time, I’d be able to give a review on that too. El Cucinero Another restaurant inside the compound is this spanish restaurant — El Cucinero. Bodhi Library and Cafe Last but not the least, you’d find yourself a secluded space to read a book and sip a cup of coffee! They serve hot chocolate and waffles too! Read more: Bodhi Library and Cafe How To Get There La Bella is located in Brgy. Neogan, Tagaytay. It’s easy to find if you use Google Maps or Waze. It’s near Antonio’s restaurant and Puzzle Mansion. From Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, drive past SM Savemore Tagaytay until Tower Ground Bulalohan and from there, start driving slowly so you won’t miss out the Antonio’s and The Cabana’s signboard. Turn right and drive straight until you see a signboard asking you to turn left and enter an alley going down to this tucked away paradise in Tagaytay. There’s a tricycle terminal just before you turn right the street so don’t worry if you’re going there via public transpo. Either you ride the Tagaytay jeepney that goes along the length of Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway or ride a trike from Mendez. Though I’m not sure how much it would cost you. Thank you for reading. Let me know if you still have questions, I’ll try my best to answer. With love, Danica