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“Panoramic Vistas - as promised in the name.”
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Taal Vista Hotel
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Tagaytay
Reviewed 19 June 2010

Stayed at the Taal Vista hotel for 3 nights. The hotel was about 2 - 2 1/2 hours from Manila, timings depend on the traffic conditions. It is located just off the highway, and comprises two wings - the newer wing, somewhat distant from the main building and the older wing, nearer the pool, spa and gym.
The main attraction of the hotel (a renovated building displaying some traces of it's 1960's heritage) is the view - simply a panoramic vista of the Taal lake. The restaurant (and it's attached outdoor seating area) shares this view.
The newer wing definately has rooms with a breathtaking view. I can't comment on the older wing, as I didn't stay there. The older wing has proximity to the (rather small and basic) gym, and the (small and limited) pool. Rooms in the new wing were comfortable, if non-descript. There was a balcony with supplied chairs and table, free internet, coffee and tea making facilities and an electronic safe. Cable television on a LCD screen was also available, with an excellent array of local and international channels. The rooms suffered a bit from noise - you could certainly hear the plumbing noises from adjoining rooms. Rooms were a bit dark - with limited lighting for bedside readers!
Food choice in the restaurant was limited - there is only one main restaurant area. Morning buffets were uninspiring but perfectly adequate. Service was generally warm and friendly. The spa was tucked away in the old wing - unpromising entrance, but relatively pleasant rooms once inside.

Likes: The view! Service.
Dislikes: Functional rooms with relatively poor soundproofing. Uninspiring food.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 June 2010

Stayed for a weekend in May at this hotel and was nicely impressed with the renovation. The staff was very friendly and helpful and also very quick to respond to requests (e.g. bucket of ice, golf cart to take my disabled mom to the main lobby). They also had Sunday mass at the hotel which made it so convenient. The breakfast buffet was really good although they should make sure the line goes fairly quickly and no one jumps the line.

I would stay again here and will not hesitate to recommend this place.

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Reviewed 31 May 2010

Taal Vista Lodge was one of those places you pass by to see Taal Volcano, a stop-over before heading home and take snapshots of you and your family with the picturesque Taal Volcano behind you.
But when we had an office team building nearby did I see that the hotel was renovated and now “privatized” in a good way. The hotel is now a hotel no longer a mines view feels to it.
We checked in and tried the Superior room, since we were a little early before check-in we expected to wait long, my companions were full from the trip and wanted to get in any room. So we agreed to get any room that is available to earliest. To my amazement 10 minutes after a room is available. We requested an extra bed and they said this was already set. Wow – it was faster than expected.
However, we got a room that is smoking allowed, I thought these rooms were already extinct. But the front desk clerk said we can call up and he will give us a room if the smell was intolerable.
We expected for the worst – since this was a renovated hotel – we expected a small room like the last hotel we stayed on for the summer. We expected an old, smelly, out-of-date hotel room.
I stand corrected; the room was bigger than expected around 20 x 15 as big as a studio type apartment. Bathroom was clean, well lit and spacious, cabinets huge and ample. I am a real heavy packer and I only used 7 of the 15 cabinets and biňns. The design is modern – beds and covers were fresh. TV has several channels.
And the view of the Taal Volcano – priceless.
Food is excellent. We met and talked with Assistant Chef William and met their Head Chef, a previous hed Chef of Malacaňang.
Amenities were good.
A spruced up pool with towels available,
A gym,
A kids place where kids can play,
A ridge café where I can eat my snack and still watch the kids
A spa
Several Function Rooms
For teens a Starbucks is nearby.
Overall a SUPERB hotel to relax.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 April 2010

the hotel was quite good, and including the scenery there

Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 March 2010

We have been staying at Taal Vista for 2 to 3 times a year every year since 2004 usually Christmas and Holy Week break. This hotel is our family's favorite having tried out other hotels in the area that did not quite lived up to the hotel standard of Taal Vista in terms of comfort but the restaurant is another thing altogether. Rooms are the best in the area for the hotel category. Try to ask for rooms in the new wing of the hotel, the view is better compared to the old wing. Bathrooms are excellent. Beds, until the last time I stayed are still comfortable and cozy. Other amenities are standard and at par with the rest of the best. The Ylang Ylang Spa is a must try. Staff are friendly and helpful. Security is no a problem. The view of Taal volcano and lake is needless to day, spectacular. Over all , in my opinion, Taal Vista is still the place to stay when in Tagaytay.

Going to the restaurant of the hotel. Quality of food served did deteriorate a bit since 2006. From 2004 to 2005, the head chef was an Englishman that made sure he served the best. We were lucky to meet him on 2 occasions that we dined at the restaurant and he even stayed and chatted with us and asked about the food that they served. A friend's wedding was held there and the wedding dinner was one of the best from the soups and salad to the main course and up to dessert. After his stint, we did dines a few times and noticed that the food quality did suffered. And we never, till this date, dined there again. Maybe it is time to try it out again?

Stay in the hotel but eat out and try places like Bag of Beans and the every reliable (and expensive Josephine's) maybe Leslis's too. Sonya's garden resto for a different feel but make sure to call and make reservations.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 March 2010

We stayed there twice last December. The first time was last December 13-14, 2010 to celebrate our 1st year wedding anniversary. Then, we came back to celebrate to welcome the new year of 2010 from December 31, 2009 - January 2, 2010.

Rooms – For our anniversary, we chose to stay in an east wing deluxe room. It wasn't supposed to have a view of Taal Lake but the one they gave us had some sort of that! Please see the attached pics. The bathroom still had this strange design though.

As for the room we stayed in for the new year festivities, it was just PERFECT! We got the east wing deluxe premier. I asked for a balcony where we could sit and watch the fireworks display and guess what? That was EXACTLY what we got! My wife and I couldn't be happier that we didn't need to go out of the room since we had our son with us. We just sat in the private balcony and saw everything unfold before our eyes. The bathroom of this room was better too. It was just 1 big bathroom which wasn't divided into 2 small parts. Also, it had a bath tub!

Most importantly, the beds in both rooms were properly layered so you had that soft and cushy feeling. On the other hand, it was firm enough so that you won't sink into the bed. The linens they used also had thread counts of 400 and up which is just what we expect from a hotel.

Service – Still the EXCELLENT service we came to know from them. Can't praise their people enough.

Location – It has the BEST location if you want a view of the volcano and the lake of TAAL. Enough said.

Amenities – Since December and January were the colder months this side of the planet, I think that heating the outdoor pool might be a good idea.

We also got a very NICE SURPRISE for our anniversary as Janet gave us two certificates for a 60-minute East-West massage. She is really such a sweetheart!

Food – Their buffet breakfast was okay. It wasn't great but it wasn't bad either. The taste of their food wasn't actually jaw-dropping but it will keep your stomach satisfied for the day. In fact, we didn't eat lunch as we were so full.

Overall –Taal Vista makes our grade AGAIN! I'm giving it another two thumbs up! We'll surely come back later again this year.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2010

Arguably one of the nicest hotels in Tagaytay, Taal Vista has its own charm and elegance. Driving in the countryside of the Philippines, it is hard to imagine having such a charming hotel hidden within the rural location of Tagaytay. Although spendy, you may get a better deal booking online. Definitely ask for the "new" wing, and make sure you spend the extra money for a room with the view of the Taal Volcano. Waking up to this breathtaking view is definitely worth it! While we didn't eat dinner here, don't skip the breakfast buffet since it is quite the spread of fresh juices and fruits, as well as both American and Philippine breakfast standard dishes. If you decide to get out of the chaos in Manila, then going to Tagaytay for the day and spending the night at the Taal Vista Hotel is definitely highly recommended for the peace of mind. BTW Don’t forget your camera!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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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
#3 Spa Hotel in Tagaytay
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tagaytay
#4 Family Hotel in Tagaytay
Price Range: £77 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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