I first came across this apartelle in Agoda while looking for affordable accommodation during one of our previous stays in Tagaytay for a weekend trip. After checking their website and reading some reviews online, I contacted them to make a reservation.
The room was priced at Php1600, good for two, inclusive of breakfast. The staff we talked to was accommodating and instructed that Php1000 be deposited to their account so that we could be reserved.
The place was good, peaceful and quiet since it was located a little way off the road. The room was also cozy and the amenities were satisfactory. They have the basics–airconditioning, cable TV, hot and cold shower, plus basic toiletries. There’s also a refrigerator at the reception area, and we were able to request for the storage of some of our take-out food.
There’s no restaurant in the apartelle. Instead, breakfast is brought to each room at 7 am in the morning. Ours was tocino with egg, fried rice, and 3-in-1 instant coffee–nothing ordinary, but ‘sulit’ considering the affordable price of the room.
If you’re considering this place, though, take note that it’s located a bit far from main Tagaytay (Olivares), and there are no jeepneys passing by the area. We had to take a tricycle each time we needed to go to Olivares (which cost Php40 one way). Another option would be to ride a trike or walk to the nearby market (which was also quite a distance) and hail a jeepney there.
Note: If you’re coming from Manila via a shuttle/van, you will pass by this place before you reach Olivares (it’s in Barangay San Francisco, and across the street is a Colettes store). We didn’t know this, so we dropped off at Olivares and ride a tricycle, only to find out later that we were just going back and that we actually passed by the place during our van ride.
Here’s Jessar Apartelle’s website: http://jessar.webs.com/