My bf just started his sembreak and I wanted to take him for a vacation. While scouring through the net for possible weekend escape, I stumbled upon The Suites at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club. The place seemed to be a great venue to relax and unwind — I was correct!
I initially booked for an overnight (2pm-12noon) stay but we changed our mind a few days before our booked date and had it booked for day use (8AM-6pm) instead. The accommodation, free use of their pool, plus free breakfasts for 2 costs Php3050. The same amount for overnight booking.
Since it will be our first time there, I had a lot of questions. Good thing they were really very accommodating and they seem to answer all my queries 24/7 whether thru text or email. That’s great customer service! (As expected from a first-class hotel.)
How to Get There?
1. Take a bus going to Lipa via Calabarzon at Buendia Bus Terminal (Php100-135). Jam Bus with routes via Calabarzon seem to be able to get you there faster. We were given student discounts (yay!) and were charged Php100.
2. Take a trike from Lipa bus terminal to SM Lipa Terminal (Php40 for 2 pax). The buses used to end at SM Lipa Terminal but I heard that now Jam buses have a different terminal and are not allowed at SM Lipa Bus Terminal.
3. Take another trike from SM Lipa to The Suites at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club (Php60 for 2 pax).
The resort has a shuttle service (golf cart) that will take you to the reception area when you get there. That’s it then you go explore the place upon checking in.
Accommodation costs around Php2500 without the breakfast. Their breakfast meals cost around Php250 and their lunch costs around Php320 above. The breakfast was so-so but the lunch was really great. Big serving and definitely sumptuous. You may opt to have your meals outside of the resort. One trike ride away and you’re out there with several choices like Shakey’s, Goldilocks, etc.
TIP: If you intend to dine in their resto, make sure you’re not wearing short shorts and slippers. They’re quite strict with the dress code.
SUMMARY OF EXPENSES:
TIME ACTIVITY PRICE/person
7am Buendia bus terminal to Lipa via Calabarzon Php100
8:15 Trike from Lipa Bus terminal to SM Lipa Php20
8:30 Trike to The Suites at Mt. Malarayat Php30
9-5 Explore, Eat, Swim Php1525
5:15pm Trike to SM Lipa Php25
Bus to Cubao* Php132
*We decided to ride from SM Lipa instead of riding another trike at the Lipa Jam Bus terminal.
I liked the place so much I’m booked again at The Suites on November! This time with my family for my sister’s birthday celebration.
Tutubi gave a great and thorough review for The suites at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club.