Located in Alfonso, Cavite is a haven for ultimate relaxation and blissful tranquility called “Sonya’s Bed and Breakfast”. It is an hour away from Makati. Just take Sta. Rosa or Carmona Exit, from Tagaytay to Batangas, turn right at Buck Estates; it is the street after Royal Tagaytay Estates. The place is known for its deliciously concocted organic meals but they have ventured to bed and breakfast to give in to client’s clamor to stay in this cool fresh place.
We arrived at 3.30pm and were promptly checked in and taken to our room. After partially unpacking our bag I had a look around the room. It didn’t take me long before I realized I just wasn’t going to feel completely comfortable in this room. As you can see in the picture below, the one facing the window is actually the restroom! I decided to ask to be moved to another cottage as I wasn’t comfortable with how the washroom was situated. I definitely do not want to use the washroom or bathe without blinds or curtains! hahaha!
Sonya’s Bed & Breakfast staff were very nice. We requested another room, and they graciously agreed to our request and was moved to another cottage which turned out to be a spacious family cottage. It was a 3-bedroom cottage situated near the dining area.
There was no aircon available in the rooms, only fans but don’t fret as the temperature is bearable especially during night time. The outside area gets a bit dark after 9PM so you would probably want to stay inside the room and just relax after that time.
With the open windows, the breeze circulating throughout the room, the afternoons are comfortable inside the rooms. The evenings, you can really feel the coolness of Tagaytay, as the room gets really nice and cozy, and the fresh Tagaytay air greets every breath that you take. Even without air conditioning, you may still want to use the blankets too.
The room we stayed in was just fantastic. With an old world feel, it even had a nice little vanity desk for when you get ready, powder your nose, apply face lotion, etc. Even the divider that you see below gave the room another touch of old world ambiance. Not to mention they had such a wonderful variety of artwork on their walls. And on the tables were a few coffee table books and travel books too.
Sonya’s Garden is really a great place, aside from the beautiful rooms & yummy food, there are also activities that we can do. One is the art of doing nothing lessons that they offer for free for those checked in at Sonya’s Bed & Breakfast. Another thing you can do is to have some spa treatments at Sonya’s Garden Spa (for a separate fee).
You can also walk around the area which is really nice. Look at the walkway as seen below. Each step that you take, you will want to notice your surroundings. The variety of flowers, plants, trees, and greenery are endless. The beauty of the flowers and the surrounding was matched by the fresh air.