Formerly known as Moon Garden, Lily Pond is a Bali-like escape hidden in the heart of Tagaytay City. Seated between Calamba road and Silang exit, this amazing place is not a hotel nor a bed and breakfast. It is a place where you can freely rent vacation cottages to spend the night or to flee from the busy city.
Everywhere you look is a complete delight. The villas are surrounded by lilies. The casa is wide and the place is filled with different kinds of greenery. Also, different sculptures serve as ornaments to enhance the beauty of this paradise.
Every room is a uniquely made concrete stand-alone that is very warm and spacious. From the floor to the walls, it is a perfect break from the usual hotel room layout. The furniture is well curated. There is no air-con available since Tagaytay is a cold place to start with. But you can request for an electric fan if you want. The bathroom is oddly impressive as well. There’s no door, only curtains. It has his and hers sink and a hot and cold shower.
The breakfast is included on the room package. However, you can still order additional food from their limited menu at a very reasonable price. Their menu consists of traditional Filipino food but with a classy twist. They have tocino, longganisa, scrambled eggs and bread to name a few. Their food also includes marmalade and fresh fruits depending on the season.
Since Lily Pond is not your typical place to stay, please expect that there will be no staff to welcome you upon your arrival. They do not have a front desk as well. Your point of contact will be the man named Tony and he will be the assisting you to your room. The booking process will be done online and you must deposit the full-payment first for confirmation. Also expect that the employees will not be of contact to maintain the privacy of the vacationers. They will not greet you unless you greet them. That is part of their training.
I highly recommend this place for couples, solo travelers and for those who just want to escape the busy metropolis. Although, I am not certain that this place will be suited for kids and elders since there are a lot of stairs going around the whole area.
Location: SVD Road, Tagaytay, Cavite (just off Calamba Road opposite Country Suites and Starbucks)
For reservations, you can call Bhong at 0939-913-9097. You can also check them through their Facebook.
Approximate Room Rate: PHP 2,990 for 2 pax, inclusive of breakfast
Check-in: Starts at 1PM