Definitely not a boring hotel. This hotel, in our opinion, is underrated. While the location maybe away from Tagaytay proper and you don’t have a Taal view, the serenity and activities that you can do in this hotel make everything so worth it.
The room is big and clean, there is balcony to enjoy the breezy summer weather at night while enjoying a cup of coffee, the staff are friendly, the breakfast buffet has loads of selections, the amenities and facilities are guest friendly, they have indoor activities like billiards and pingpong and then there’s the outdoor activities like visiting the farm or enjoy the teambuilding facility that they put up for their guests’ access.
All in all, this place is nice and worth the money you pay
I would like to commend the staff of Hotel Kimberly for maintaining their excellent service!
It feels like staying in a boutique hotel with your family! I would like to mention Arnel and Chito who stood out from the staff. Their attention to detail, amazing attitude (they took to heart the saying service with a smile!) and support to my family was really well appreciated.
Reception / Lounge
Vibrant colors are a no-brainer to attract kids. The moment you step into the hotel, the expansive view of bright and chic interiors will be the first thing to greet you. Having been jazzed up in the recent years by hotel consultant, Jeff Wong, it’s an instant go-to spot for photo ops. The light flowing through the floor-length windows gives the place that airy and spacious vibe, which are then complimented by the welcome refreshments to be served upon your check-in.
We booked a Premiere Suite for an overnight stay. The room was very spacious and had two queen sized beds with fresh white sheets and a full sized bathroom. The bathroom did NOT have a bathtub unfortunately (note to self: ask for a room with a bathtub next time!)
I’ve been told that the rooms have all been refurbished and it was pretty obvious that our chairs had new upholstery and that the room had painted not too long ago. The floors were not carpeted though, and only had tiles. Our room can probably fit 5 adults so if you’re looking for a place to crash with your family and/or friends, look for this room. The Premiere Suite came with free breakfast. Wi-fi is also free to all guests. Kids below 12 years old stay for free! The hotel has a cafe, Cafe K which serves familiar Pinoy food at very affordable prices.
I also got a chance to check out the Deluxe room which has one queen or two twin beds. The the room I saw had a queen. The bathroom is also big and spacious and the one I looked at had a bathtub too.
For hotel standards, their dishes are actually pretty good, and at reasonable prices. Among their staple meals is the Kimberly’s Fried Chicken (ask to include the special mushroom sauce not listed on their menu. It;s so good) Coming a close second are the Sizzling Pork Sisig and the Spicy Squid Oyster Sauce (strips of squid sauteed in chillies, bell peppers, onions and oyster sauce).
We had dinner at the hotel cafe. It is mostly local fare, but the servings are HUGE. The kiddie spaghetti was split in two servings because it was too much for my friends children. The single order of Bolognese seemed good for two. Gary ordered the lechon kawali bagnet, thinking it would be in small slices…and it turned out to be the size of an ulam for a family!
I was a little disappointed at the mango crepe I ordered during merienda though. The “crepe” was so thick & starchy, that the mango slices were lost in them. There was also what seemed like a mango syrup drizzled in it. I wasn’t really sure how it was a mango crepe.
Hotel Kimberly also boasts about its kid-friendly farm. Upon registration with the front desk, your family would be able to get a farm tour and feed the animals.
When I heard about the petting zoo, I was expecting a few animals in small cages that the kids can probably look into so that at least they’d get familiar with farm animals.
Nope. The hotel’s petting zoo is AMAZING! Just pass the pool and the vegetable garden, you find free roaming ducks, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, horses, hamsters and more. The animals are so used to being around people that you can actually get up close and even pet them!
They had so many animals which were very well cared for. Some of them were roaming around while some were in big cages. It was so fun seeing my friends children “interacting” with the animals. They were able to feed them and pet them and the caretakers were just nearby too, ready to help the kids out (or the animals haha) The collection of farm animals were also so varied. My favorite were the goats and rams which are free to roam the farm.
They also had peacocks, owls, parrots, and pot bellied pigs. The kids spent at least an hour and a half at this area and they were so happy feeding the turkeys, ducks and chicken. You can also ride the pony for a fee ( Php 200 for 30 min when we were there).
Game Room/Fitness Room
We spent a good part of our first day at the Game Room with the kids. The game room is spacious and carpeted. It had game tables and a small playset as well as Little Tikes cars and toys to keep toddlers busy and happy. The Game Room also has gym equipment so you can burn the calories from all the good eating you will be doing in Tagaytay.
The huge playground was a big win for the kids. There are obstacle courses and a volleyball court for the “big kids” to enjoy especially during team building exercises. We could leave the kids here the whole day and they still would not get enough of it. There’s a lot of room to run around and play games around the grounds or in the play room. Ang saya lang ng mga batang nagtatakbo! (These city kids heeehee)
A lot of the ingredients used in the meals served here are produce grown in their own garden. Introduce your kids to the simple pleasures of picking your own vegetables from their garden. Plus, if you want to get your hands on your very own basil or tarragon plants, they are available for sale!
The hotel is at Amadeo Road, Barangay Kaybagal North, Crisanto M. De Los Reyes Ave, Tagaytay. Coming from the highway, turn right at Petron, just follow the signs and in 5-10 minutes you will reach the hotel.
I love that the hotel is away from the highway so the area is quieter. However, all the major attractions/destinations in Tagaytay, like the Sky Ranch are just 5-10 minutes away. The hotel has two swimming pools – one for the adults and a wading pool for kids, a petting zoo and a playground area that the kids really enjoyed. It’s a relaxing retreat after a hectic day of driving and sightseeing.
Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay
Amadeo Road, Barangay Kaybagal North,
Crisanto M. De Los Reyes Ave,
Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 521 1888
Number of rooms: 50
Recreation & Play
- Full size swimming pool and children’s wading pool
- Game room with gym equipment, table tennis, darts, billiards and air hockey
- Outdoor playground, badminton and volleyball area
- Obstacle course for team building events
- Mini farm with animal petting and homegrown herbs & vegetables
- Complimentary DVD library with DVD’s in all rooms
- Bonfire area