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“Good location but lacking personnel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Taal Vista Hotel
Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Tagaytay
Certificate of Excellence
Makati, Philippines
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30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good location but lacking personnel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

The hotel is nicely located on the rim of the Taal Vulcano and offers breathtaking views. I have only these complaints:

- when we were there there was never enough waiters in the dining area, you had to shout and make gestures to get the attention of the few attendees
- also our orders got mixed up and delayed, should not happen in such a hotel
- you are not allowed to play cards in that hotel :-( (for what reason? We did not plan to play for money ...)
- we booked rooms and when only when checking in we were told that these were rooms WITHOUT VIEW", wow, I especially booked this hotels for the advertised views and then I get these second class rooms (the hotel was almost empty), no mentioning of this fact when I was booking and worse they did not even offer me to change for a better room (I would have paid the difference)
- the pool closes at 6pm sharp, first time in the Phils I experience such a harsh regime ...

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Manila, Philippines
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121 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Looking for a weekend getaway from Manila with the family. Tagaytay is the best option to cool down and Taal Vista is probably the best hotel for family. Pros: beside Sky ranch (ideal for kids) and mushroom burger and in front the of Casino (for the parents). If still feeling warm, enjoy the pool or just roam around the premises and enjoy the Taal lake and volcano view. I was able to get the de luxe room and it is really spacious. Cons: just one, bathroom. Though spacious, there is no door to separate from the room though shower area and toilet area both have separate frosted glass doors.
Over-all, highly recommended. Make sure to get the room with breakfast buffet. And have a great short getaway.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Cebu City, Philippines
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

I came in as walk-in client of the hotel since I was not able to reserve with the group I was in. Since I presented my SM Advantage card, they gave me a huge discount of my room- from P7,000++ to P4,100 for a deluxe room, overnight stay.

I was not able to fully avail of their services since I was out most of the time to experience the food of Cavite.

The hotel is massive and the staff don't seem to know what to do with a group checking in. Nobody showed us our rooms. I have to go to another building to look for my room only to find out it was on the other side. Maybe I was too fat for the staff they have to let me do some exercise in finding my room. And I think, the hotel is a bit old. In fact, they will be celebrating their 75th years of being a hotel. So, the rooms were also old, as expected. There was that mildewy smell, although they were clean. BUT! My group companion was not lucky enough. She has crawling bedbugs in her bed and has to ask for another room.

The breakfast (included in the room) spread was amazing. The only minus thing was they were using powdered juice for the drinks.

Over-all, Taal Vista is a nice hotel worth the second chance.

Room Tip: Most of the rooms are quiet in June, maybe less occupants? Better bring some windbreakers since the...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Manila, Philippines
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366 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

The hotel has a platform to view Taal Volcano and walking distance to Tagaytay Sky Ranch. The platform is a bit dated but still ok. Parking was a bit difficult there were many guests and the room given to us had a lot of passerby. The lounge is good place to relax and listen to good music.
The hotel is still good despite it's age. I would come back to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

My fiance' and I stayed here for 3 nights and couldn't have been happier with our choice! The staff is amazing, the views are spectacular and the location is just close enough to all the action! The live music is a nice touch and the hotel grounds (inside and out) is kept in immaculate order!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Perth, Western Australia
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

My family and I stayed for 3 days in the Taal Vista Lodge Hotel from 14 to 16 May. It was absolutely wonderful. Food was great and the relaxation was incredible. We used the spa facilities and they were excellent.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the Volcano are incredible. We had booked from Australia and I totally forgot to...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Stayed 4 nights in this fabulous hotel for my sisters wedding in December 2013. Big everything. It was marvellous. As we entered our room the hallway was huge the bed was huge and so was the bathroom. Beautiful views of the Taal lake and the waters around from our balcony. Very calm and as it was situated on top of a mountain, it was constantly breezy which is a refreshing change to the hot sticky temperatures of the capital.

The breakfast was a buffet which was a bit tricky as there is only one small area for the food and a bigger space for seating, which made it a challenge to dodge passed people with a plate full of hot food nevertheless, the selection and the food was brilliant and well enjoyed. I was slightly unimpressed however the main dining hall had great big windows floor to ceiling, would have been nice if the windows were open or if we had the option of sitting outside al fresco?

Other than that a very plesant stay will come again, staff very accomodating.

Such a shame as we did not have much time to explore the hotel amenities as much as we were so busy and knackered at the same time.

In the vicinity the tagaytay zip line and the nearby zoo is also one to visit, and horse riding was a bonus.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sharlene14
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Property: Taal Vista Hotel
Address: 60 Aguinaldo Highway, Km, Tagaytay, Luzon 4120, Philippines
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Region: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Cavite Province > Tagaytay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Tagaytay
#4 Family Hotel in Tagaytay
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tagaytay
#4 Spa Hotel in Tagaytay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Taal Vista Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 261
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Breathtaking views, crisp cool mountain air, lush flora and quaint nooks all come together at the new Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City - the country's favorite destination. Taal Vista Hotel, is perched on a 700 meter high ridge that has the best view of the majestic Taal Volcano and its surrounding Taal Lake. ... more   less 
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