Our overnight stay at Sonya’s Bed & Breakfast is one of the most unforgettable moments of my life. Before I share why, let me describe the wonderful accommodations at Sonya’s Garden. For just Php 3,000 per person (Php 3,400 per person during weekends & holidays), we’ll be able to enjoy the overnight stay plus complimentary breakfast & dinner or lunch.
Check-in time is at 2PM & check-out at 12 noon. We got one cottage which costs us Php 6,000 in total. Since we went with the driver, we added Php 1,000 for his accommodations which also includes breakfast and lunch or dinner. The driver’s room is uber nice too! See the pictures, they do share one room but look how comfortable it is!
This is their washroom, loved their shower area!
We, on the other hand, were given this room first. I asked if we could move to another cottage as I wasn’t comfortable with how the washroom was situated. As you can see in the picture below, the one facing the window is actually the restroom! 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. Oh how I loved the room, we actually tried to stay in all 3 rooms hahaha!
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.
This is my favorite part of the cottage. Guess what room this is? It’s the washroom! And this is why staying at Sonya’s Bed & Breakfast is so unforgettable! It was in this room where Nick asked me to be his girlfriend 🙂 Maybe it’s the romantic atmosphere, and the wonderful ambiance and decor of the washroom, but it really was a great place to just sit down, talk, and take in the beauty of Sonya’s Garden. The wonderful gravel floor with the little pebbles, the stone tiles, the fresh flowers, it can truly be romantic, and even memorable.
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.
The walk from the main entrance to the cottages has two main walkways, and on that corner of that intersection, there is also a nice little resting place, sort of like the mini cottages you find at the beach. Well, Sonya’s also has one of those, as seen in the picture below.
The walkway is also a great place to just stop during the evenings, even for just a minute or two. Because on a clear night, like the night we stayed, when you look up, the beauty of the sky just consumes and inspires you. The stars come out, and in the silence, you can really feel the calmness and even the romance of it all.
Now, below, this is the area where they plant herbs & this is also where we had our cooking lessons. the dalandan basil tea, the tarragon tea, the tomato and mango herb mixture, all the herbs that are used in the cooking at Sonya’s all come from here. This is where all that magic happens. The freshness of their food, comes from the fact that their Garden is just magnificent and has the best varieties of herbs and plants. This is why Sonya’s lunches are so good, like I wrote about, because of this greenhouse.
Sonya’s Garden is best for taking pictures too! The picture below is actually a signature area where people take their shots! hahaha! If you see this kind of picture, you would know that it’s from Sonya’s Garden. Couples usually have their pictures taken there. Actually, there’s just so many places that you are able to take a picture in. It’s really because the garden itself is really just sooo beautiful.
My favorite picture of all 🙂 I’ll never ever forget our experience at Sonya’s Garden. I definitely would want to go back there just to reminisce. Before you leave though, do not forget to sign the guestbook in the cottage. Nick actually wrote on their guestbook, a whole two pages! We’ll have to request to get a copy or see it next time we go back.
We actually read all the earlier entries and you can see that a lot of people do celebrate their special days at Sonya’s Bed & Breakfast just like me & Nick. 🙂
Sonya’s Bed & Breakfast
Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite 4123, Cavite, Philippines