Timberland Highlands Resort
Timberland Heights, Barangay Guitnang Bayan II, San Mateo, Rizal
Rates start at P2,800
At a Glance
Rooms: Available with a king bed or two twin beds that can accommodate up to two persons and two children
Food and drink: Filipino, Asian, and Western specialties available for a la carte, weekend buffet, or in-room dining
Staff: Young, energetic, and attentive
Why you should stay: Affordable accommodation with panoramic views of the Metro
(SPOT.ph) San Mateo, a municipality in the province of Rizal, is situated on the slopes of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. It is home to Timberland Highlands Resort, which is just a 30-minute drive away from Quezon City via Batasan Hills. The resort is an ideal destination for families and friends seeking a quick escape from the city without the hassle of lengthy road travel.
Here's what you need to know about Timberland Highlands Resort in San Mateo, Rizal:
Driving up the winding road that leads to the resort gives off a road trip vibe reminiscent of weekend getaways to Tagaytay and Baguio. Towering trees welcome you as you ascend the ridge, while a panoramic view of Metro Manila and a gentle breeze reward you upon arrival at the resort.
Timberland Highlands Resort has been around since 2018, but they've recently added room options and an expansion wing, including the Premier Deluxe Room. With its twin beds, the accommodation is ideal for families. The wooden feature wall creates a warm and homey feel while the green headboards give a splash of freshness to the room. The natural light reflects on the floor and the ceiling, making the space feel airy and clean.
What to Do
Swimming is the most popular activity at Timberland Highlands Resort. The main swimming pool is a lap pool, while the dipping pool is ideal for kids. Loungers are available for those who love bathing under the sun.
In the morning, the overlooking view of the city from the fitness center will get you motivated to run on the treadmill. Jogging around the resort is also a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy. The resort has a badminton court and a basketball court available for additional rental fees. If you are an adrenaline junkie, there's even an indoor wall-climbing facility.
If you are here for a relaxing weekend staycation, you can simply lounge at the viewing deck and enjoy the cool afternoon breeze while admiring the sunset. In the evening, pamper yourself with a rejuvenating in-room massage.
Where to Eat
Ridge Cafe is the all-day dining restaurant of Timberland Highlands Resort. It serves Filipino, Asian, and Western dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant has an indoor dining area and an al fresco dining area.
A must-try for families or groups of friends is the restaurant's family set meal, which has Chinese and Filipino options. Buffets are also offered during weekends.
The breakfast buffet spread includes a variety of Filipino and Western hot dishes. Freshly baked pastries and bread, as well as salads and fruits, are also offered. You can also order egg dishes cooked to your preference.
Timberland Highlands Resort is in Barangay Guitnang Bayan II, San Mateo, Rizal.
Rates start at P2,800. For more information, visit Timberland Highlands Resort's website.