Unfortunately, when we got there, Java Jazz Lodging House is already fully booked since they only have 3 rooms available. So we walk further and found Keni Po, 5R Rooms for Rent and Little Falls Inn. We tried our luck in 5R thinking that Keni Po is fully booked (which happens all the time whenever I inquired from them). And yes, we were lucky. There were a lot of rooms available in 5R. Rooms available then were at Php 1,200 and Php 1,500. According to the receptionist, the only difference is the bed size but still can accommodate 2 persons. So we availed the cheaper one.
|entrance to 5R with ample parking space|
Our room number is 8 and we were located at the back of the building, second floor. I'd like to compare Famous Inn and 5R since I find some similarities on both accommodation. For reference, you may refer to this blog on my review on Famous Inn.
The room and toilet
5R and Famous Inn's room and toilet size are almost the same, though Famous Inn is slightly bigger. Both have mirrors on the side of the bed, again, a motel-like accommodation in Tagaytay. Both toilets have some drainage problems. I've experience clogged drainage in the bath side at Famous Inn while clogged sink at 5R.
|mirror beside the bed|
5R's room is somehow cleaner than Famous Inn since we don't get to see any ants or insects crawling. But the bedsheets and pillows seems clean on both lodging house. The airconditioning on these two were just right. Famous Inn, however, have a standby electric fan in case you wouldn't want to use the aircon.
In 5R, the towels provided were much thicker and seems cleaner than in Famous Inn. Toilet paper was new and not left over. A small soap was also included in 5R.
5R have a swimming pool located at the other side of the building at the back. Around the swimming pool area are cottages where you can stay and eat. I saw somebody grilling but I'm not sure if its part of 5R's amenities. There is also parking lot in that area.
|entrance at the pool area with parking space|
|the pool at 5R|
|panoramic view of the pool area|
Overall, our stay at 5R is ok. I prefer 5R over Famous Inn but my boyfriend prefers the latter. The reason I prefer 5R is that its cleaner with no insects crawling. The towel provided is "useable" than that of Famous Inn. Added points is the swimming pool although we were not able to try it. Similar to Famous Inn, if sleeping in a motel-like accommodation is ok with you but with added amenities such as swimming pool and you're on a tight budget then I recommend 5R. But if your budget is below Php 1,000 then you can opt to stay in Famous Inn than 5R.
I hope this review can help :)