If you love to travel and you have a long list of destinations on your bucket list, then Tagaytay should be one of the few places you should visit first. Tagaytay is known for its wonderful scenery and admirable climate not to mention its high standard of living and best of all, the place is encircled by a number of restaurants, fruit stands and other shopping destinations.
Ive been to this City several times already and I have stayed in various types of accommodation from hostel to 4 star hotel and to tell you honestly, Staying at Taal Vista Hotel is was also listed on by bucket list until I got an invitation from their Marketing and Comunications to experience an overnight stay in their hotel.
Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay
After gathering in Starbucks 6750, their shuttle service brought us to the hotel and after an exchange of pleasantries with Mr. Walid Wafik – the General Manager of Taal Vista Hotel, we headed to The Café on the Ridge for our lunch.
Filipino Heritage Cuisine
The restaurant was spacious, comfortable and full of mouth-watering dishes including Filipino Dishes from different regions of the Philippines and some desserts or “kakanin” mostly from Southern Tagalog region. Apart from Filipino favorites, they are also offering Mediterranean, Italian, Chinese and other international cuisines.
Room with a View
You can also request for a freshly cooked noodles, omelets and Pinoy’s favorite fresh lumpia and have it cooked your way. As we have our lunch, in-house performers showcased some of the famous filipino folk dances such as Tinikling, Carinosa, Pandango sa Ilaw, and other regional dances from Ifugao and Mindanao. After the beautiful exotic dances, a group of home grown talents performed seranade songs like Bésame Mucho and other old favorites.
After leaveing our things in our respective rooms, Celine Arenillo – the marketing head of Taal Vista Hotel and Ro Manalo – SM Hotel’s Director for Marketing Communications, toured us round the resort to checkout their rooms, facilities and some of their hotel amenities including their Asmara Spa and some of their function rooms that are regularly booked for corporate events and weddings.
My room has two single beds, an LED TV, a huge bathroom and a wonderful view of the famous Taal Volcano from my window. I noticed that their bathroom has no door, something similar to other world class hotels Ive stayed in Singapore. I dont really care much about the bathroom design so long as its clean and the amenities are complete. I love their beds and the pillows, theres also a WiFi connection all over the hotel though the connection was a little bit wonky during daytime.
After an hour of relaxing massage, we gathered at the lobby for dinner. We were supposed to eat at the veranda but due to the heavy rain, we just had our dinner inside the Cafe on the Ridge. I noticed a wide variety of Filipino favorites in the buffet table but we still requested for them to serve their famous “Bulalo” since I read that its one of their best sellers.
Taal Vista Hotel Executive Chef
If you are planning to stay in the hotel during weekends, you may visit their weekend market selling local and organic products from cooked food, fruits, different kinds of herbs and their best selling turmeric tea. The weekend market is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Tagaytay’s fresh organic produce to be sold by the Ridge.
The landmark hotel, Taal Vista, Tagaytay was established back in 1939, which features a splendid architecture and top-class modern amenities. Stay in this hotel also helps one admire the clueless beauty of Taal Lake and a breath-taking view of Volcano. The hotel which is built in an English style Tudor loge has 261 guest rooms which are well-equipped with world class facilities and proper furnishings which give an elegant look.
It’s More Fun Here
The hotel also consists of a mini-bar, Wi-Fi access and Cable-TV. The rooms also feature verandas facing the lush-green garden and the silent lake. The hotel is situated amidst the rolling gardens and a rich flora and is known for its picturesque ambience. Taal Vista hotel is an outstanding place, in terms of style, elegance, service and a location which is favored by a cool climate.
Each guest can make their choices from different types of rooms that are available in the hotel based on their moods and tastes. The hotel has rooms such as Deluxe Mountain Wing, Premier Lake Wing, Deluxe Lake Wing, and Superior Mountain Wing. The rooms are unique in their own way and promise to offer the guests a comfortable night stay. The rooms here are mostly constructed to accommodate for 3 adults and 2 children families and are occupied with king size and single beds.
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An overnight stay at Taal Vista can guarantee great choices of leisure as the hotel features some really good facilities. The hotel has a business center, currency exchange facilities to help the tourists buy local currency, swimming pool, room and laundry services, games room, children play area, conference room, Kultura Souvernir Shop and many more.
Enjoying the Lake View
Our tour is all about a problem-free, comfortable stay and delicious food. The staffs, the food and beverages in the hotel are just amazing and good enough to charm the tourists to come back for more. The Café on the Ridge is open from 6pm to 10pm on all days. Guests and tourists can have a glimpse of the panoramic view of the Taal Volcano from the Café.
Taal Vista Hotel is a hotel surrounded by some of the classy tourist destinations, featuring extravagant facilities that is sure to offer its occupants a better stay and all these makes Taal Vista Hotel a perfect haven for an overnight or longer vacation.
Taal Vista Hotel
Kilometer 60 Aguinaldo Highway
Tagaytay City 4120
(63 46) 4131000