Saturday, December 1, 2012

Puzzle Mansion, Tagaytay - another entry to Guinness Book of Records!


Last weekend was a blast. Actually, I was already booked for Boracay from Nov 24 to 26 but some things didn’t "cooperate" so obviously, I wasn’t able to go back to the white sandy beach. But nevertheless, it turned out to be a surprisingly, awesome trip!
 
Desperate for an out of town getaway, we decided last minute to book another trip to Bicol. I decided to check for airlines bound for Legazpi or Naga Airports coming from Clark. Unluckily, almost all flights are from Manila; which is not that accessible since we live in Angeles City which is just 20 minutes outside DMIA (Diosdado Macapagal International Airport).

There was no other way than to have a “verrryyy” long drive. We left almost before midnight and by the time we were passed SLEX, we’ve thought that time is not enough, thus, won’t be able to enjoy Bicol since my leave was only until Monday and needs to report to work the following night. So again, we decided to just stay at Tagaytay and Batangas thereafter.

Our first stop was Tagaytay. I have been to this place several times so more or less had visited almost all of their tourist spots. I was able to talk to one of the locals and suggested that we visit Puzzle Mansion. He added that it is one of the budding tourist spots in Tagaytay now. Without having any hesitation, Puzzle Mansion it is! One of the not-so-good experiences that we’ve encountered was the puzzling way to Puzzle Mansion. I would blame it probably on the lack of directions and signage, making it a bit difficult to easily find the place. But once you are there……It’s all worth it! The Mansion houses 250 framed puzzles and still growing. Here are some of the stills I’ve taken…Mind you, THESE ARE ALL PUZZLES (wooden, paper, etc..)!


The portrait hanging at the back is made of 18,000 pieces puzzle! It is currently the biggest puzzle among her collections. 

The empty box that I am carrying is the one which Mrs. Gina Lacuna is currently working on. She intends to break her own record by finishing this 32,000 pieces puzzle! I will be back once this is done :) I've noticed that she is also fond of animals and nature puzzles.


There were also 3D Puzzles (never knew that these existed)! Posing beside this dog is so "Breaking Dawn-ish". LOL! 


We visited a week before Guinness Records was able to certify Puzzle Mansion as the World's Largest Puzzle Collection. On our day of visit, I was very lucky to meet and have a picture with Mrs. "Puzzle Woman" herself, Mrs. Gina Gil-Lacuna together with MMDA Chairman, Francis Tolentino. As of November 29, 2012, Puzzle Mansion was already part of Guinness Book of Records!


Puzzle Mansion is not only for puzzle enthusiasts. It is a bed and breakfast too! They have family and Deluxe suites that are reasonably priced. Included are breakfast, free entrance to the Puzzle Mansion and use of the infinity pool. Rates are as follows (as of this writing).

Family Rooms (features 2 twin double beds. LCD TV, Garden view; Max of 4 adults and 2 kids)
Rates: PHP6880 during Weekdays and PHP7880 during Weekends

Deluxe Rooms (features one queen size bed, LCD TV, pool view; Max of 2 adults and 1 kid)
Rates: PHP4480 during Weekdays and PHP5480 during Weekends

Superior Rooms (Queen Size Bed. LCD TV, with loft and sala area)
Rates: PHP 7880 during Weekdays and PHP8880 during Weekends

Zinnia or Blue House (Queen size bed with patio, private Jacuzzi and huge bathroom)
Rates: PHP 8880 during Weekdays and PHP9880 during Weekends


Aside from the accommodations that they offer, Puzzle Mansion also has function hall that's good for retreats, function halls, team buildings and meetings!


Over all, I enjoyed this trip! I also had an idea on where to spend our Summer next year. *wink wink*

Location: Cuadra Street, Brgy. Asisan, Tagaytay City 4120


14 comments:

devmommy said...

saw this earlier sa news. ang galing nya!

oktay usta yeşil elma said...

great

Jackie Yunun said...

@devmommy: Yeap. Me too was amazed when I met her. She was so down to earth but proud of what she achieved :)

Jackie Yunun said...

@ oktay usta yeşil elma:

Thanks much dearie for droppin by :)

Joy Calipes-Felizardo said...

We were here yesterday. and my kids loved the museum they now wanted to have their own collection of puzzles, yaiks. Bumped in to this blog while looking for Puzzle Mansion write ups. I'm your new follower, btw, hope you can check my blog out as well: www.gastronomybyjoy.com.
Happy New Year!

Jackie Yunun said...

I would agree that it is really an awesome place! Thanks much for the visit dearie; followed you too! I love the recipes on your blog because I am also into baking :)

abigail ong said...

cool, own a bussiness and show off your hobbies

mayla lagrimas said...

I love the swimming pool at the Puzzle Mansion, the room & most of all I love love love the Puzzle landmark of the world and oh the 3d puzzle..will love to visit the place too surely my son will amaze with all the puzzle display there,he loves to play puzzle too..

sherry ann gole cruz said...

wow,wish me and my kids could stay in a place like this!

rvermac said...

I miss doing puzzles. I'm blown away at the size of the Ravensburger box. Never did 3D puzzles either. Sounds very complicated.

gayle sy said...

Never heard of this place in Tagaytay. It's quite unique. Thanks for featuring it.

sherry ann gole cruz said...

my kids love puzzle,one of our me and mama activity at summer..

Cecille Capatan said...

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Puzzle Mansio. I want to go there with my son too because even though he was only a toddler we love to play puzzle and building blocks. Its like when your playing or trying to put together the ouzzle its makes me feel like a child again...

Thank you,
Ces

Joyce Gabriel said...

Hope my friends and I can visit this place ... it is very nice and proud entry for our country ..