The last time I’ve been to this exclusive resort was two years ago— Hubby and I had an initmate wedding anniversary celebration here. Last week, when I was searching for a private, classy and inexpensive resort in Antipolo where we can celebrate the long weekend with my family, I didn’t think twice when I thought of Date & Dine Resort & Residences. I immediately booked the Rustic Room (King room) for us via Booking.com.
The resort can be found in Beverly Hills Subdivision (boundary of Taytay and Antipolo). It was indeed a perfect choice because we were able to have family bonding in such a quiet place with an awesome view.
Upon entering, we felt we were HOME. Upon check-in, the staff explained to us about the payment. We just paid for 2 sofabeds @ P500 each for the 2 kids (includes breakfast). We were amazed to discover that they really made an effort to provide excellent service to their guests. It was quite the same as before, still very clean and they have made some improvements. There is a common living room and dining room in the first floor and all the rooms for the guests are located at the basement.
We were escorted to our room (the Rustic Room). It was big enough for 2 adults and 3 kids. After fixing our stuff, we went to the gym and decided to have our afternoon swim. That afternoon, we had the pool for ourselves!
We have enjoyed the privacy that we really wanted and it was definitely a time and money well-spent for our family bonding. The staff got our order for dinner and breakfast ahead of time so they can prepare in advance. They specialize in Italian food in their menu but they also serve selected Filipino dishes.
I think we just spent around P1500 for the dinner and extra breakfast for Baby Bruce. The price is really reasonable enough paired by excellent service from the staff. In other restaurants and hotels, they do not grant requests like changing of sausage or longganisa to hotdog. When I requested to have hotdogs instead of longganisa because I do not eat the latter, the staff instantly agreed. We had our dinner at past 7pm. It was served in our reserved area (the lovers’ spot). After that, I had a scheduled foot spa service in our room at exactly 8pm.
If there is one thing that we didn’t like is the WIFI connection. Though they have provided us with passwords, those were useless because we have used our mobile data to connect to the internet and be updated in my social media accounts. Hubby, on the other hand couldn’t use his mobile data because of the weak signal in the place.
The following day, before we had our breakfast, we walked for a while and headed to the gym. We noticed that they have upgraded their equipments.
After that, we had our breakfast in the poolside. Another improvement that we have noticed was the presentation of their food.
The staff were always kind to accommade our request for family pictures 🙂 After breakfast, we prepared for our morning swim before we finally say goodbye to D & D.
What elese can I say? Our first visit here was quite perfect, now it’s more special— definitely sweeter the second time around because this time our kids are already here 🙂
For more information, you can personally visit their website: http://www.dateanddineresort.com/
Phone Number: (02) 571 4122