Hidden Valley Springs is a very nostalgic place for me. I’ve been here once as a child and I still can’t forget the memory of being surrounded by fireflies during our dinner here. Last December 2014, my family decided to spend our Christmas vacation here and I thought it will be nice to share my experience from this place.
The place itself is quiet, secluded and surrounded with lots of trees and different plants. I’m quite happy actually that Hidden Valley Springs didn’t change much based from what I can still remember from my first trip here. Of course, there have been some improvements like additional pools, improved rooms, and etc.. But what I’m happy about is that the trees and plants are almost perfectly preserved.
The rest house is really beautiful and has a bahay-bahayan (playhouse) feeling on it because of the attic. The rooms are also spacious and clean and the bathroom is artistically decorated.
The pools are clean and clear. One of their highlights is actually the water from their pools are all natural spring waters. Yes, you read it right. And that means no chlorine! Some of their pools are naturally heated while some are cold. If I remember correctly what the staff told us, the water from the lukewarm pools came from Mt. Makiling, while the water from the cold pools came from Mt. Banahaw. This fact combined that their pools are surrounded with nature makes Hidden Valley Springs a great place to relax and be at peace.
Another highlight of their resort is the Hidden Falls. An approximately 20 minutes of trekking will bring you to their Hidden Falls.
Bringing of foods and drinks are not allowed inside the resort. Eat-all-you-can meals are already included in their package. Honestly, I’m quite disappointed with their buffet lunch and afternoon snack but their buffet dinner and breakfast are great! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see any fireflies during our dinner. Not sure if it’s because of the rain.
Here’s a picture of their gazebo where they normally serve their meals:
The Lunch: (I forgot to take a picture of the desserts. But if I remember it correctly, the desserts for lunch are Gulaman, Assorted Fruits and Nata de Coco.)
The Afternoon Snack: (We took our afternoon snack early. The Ginataang Halo-Halo is not yet ready when we had our afternoon snack so I wasn’t able to take a picture of it.)
The Dinner: (Their buffet dinner is great and their dinner setting is very romantic: dim lighting complete with candles and some flowers on top of the table.)
The Breakfast: (Their breakfast is also great and served outside of the gazebo.)
Overall, my experience with Hidden Valley Springs has been great. They didn’t failed my expectations. If you love nature or are health concious (remember the all natural spring water and no chlorine pools) or simply looking for a secluded place to relax, then this could be the perfect place for you. I must note, though, that their prices are expensive and it could be a turn-off for some but, for me, the overnight package is worth it. After all, I love nature. 🙂
Here’s a copy of Hidden Valley Springs’ price list and resort rules:
Hidden Valley Springs
Ground Floor, Cattleya Gardens, 111 Carlos Palanca Jr. Street, Legaspi Village 1229 (Map)
(632) 840-4112 to 14
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