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Villa Tortuga Colonial Experience

M. Agoncillo St. | Corner Noble St., Taal, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Taal
Type: Historic Sites, Tours
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Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Sad to say that after looking forward to this Colonial experience immensely we really had a bad experience overall. Having pre-booked the lunch we were welcomed by two staff that appeared clueless to our reservation and did not speak any English. We hung around for 20mins or so until someone could actually come and assist us and guide us to... More

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This beautiful bahay-na-bato, located along Calle Marcela Agoncillo, Taal, Batangas is a popular tourist attraction in town. It is also a B&B that a lot of tourists and locals frequent. It is a comfortable 2.5 to 3-hour drive from South of Metro Manila via South Luzon Expressway ( SLEX ) and Star Toll. Villa Tortuga was dressed up by fashion... More

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Davao City, Philippines
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41 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

It takes a reservation to visit or stay in this place. When we went here, the house was close and no caretaker attended to us to gave consideration to get inside, unlike other ancestral houses. Also, the house is located along the highway going to Lemery so staying overnight is not a good choice. Better stay in Casa Punzalan.

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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

If you're a history buff or just up for a fun day tour, this is it! It covers a walking tour of Taal town, lunch, a pictorial in colonial costumes, and a rich history lesson from the knowledgeable and affable Lito Perez.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I do love Villa Tortuga very very much ,no matter cusine or sevice ( but still had some problem about noise, I won't recommend people stay overnight ... ). We had the amazing yet beautiful lunch & breakfast , accompanied by Strauss's Emperor Waltz & Callas ... ,it's so unreal and unique ,hardly could find in other Asian countries .... More

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Manila, Philippines
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

A place where you can actually taste the spanish recipe- VILLA TORTUGA. From outside, you can totaly see how interesting this house will be. Its external structure designed to stimulate people's eyes to become more interesting from others. When you get inside, you'll see how beautiful the whole structure is. within it, you can actually feel the old era. it... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I recommend taking the Colonial Tour of Villa Tortuga because it is a unique and enlightening experience. The home Villa Tortuga is very well decorated and designed, it takes the guests back in time of a hundred years ago. The house has air conditioners to keep the guests cool and the food was well prepared and the waiters were atentive... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

If you have a penchant for history, and good food, then this tour is for you. I chanced upon a discounted online offer for a "COLONIAL EXPERIENCE" at Villa Tortuga, Taal, Batangas. I grabbed the chance and invited 3 couples to join me. The drive to Taal, Batangas was pleasant with good views of the countryside. Arriving inTaal, we were... More

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