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Address: M. Agoncillo St. | Corner Noble St., Taal, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 63917.824.6900
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Just for the Photos

We visited Villa Tortuga only because we are interested to have our picture in period costumes. The clothes are dusty and smells like obviously have been used by other people. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Belle G
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Villa Tortuga only because we are interested to have our picture in period costumes. The clothes are dusty and smells like obviously have been used by other people. I am just disappointed that the staff there did not know how to take photos properly. You can take as much photo as you want to though. While waiting, you... More 

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Thank Belle G
Pasig, Philippines
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you fancy dressing up in period costumes and have your shots taken, then go to Villa Tortuga. Entrance is on the side near the river. they don't have a conventional doorbell, look for a rope on the side of the wooden gate and pull hard. it's attached to a bell.

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Thank ChiaraGavish
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was very recommended by our obviously biased guide. We had to pay entrance. Once in we were wondering what the payment was all about. It has dangerous holes in the floor. Messy and super dusty, god give me a pressure cleaner!! Bad smelling costumes. I got an allergic reaction and we regretted being there and having had to pay... More 

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3 Thank Pete G
Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Yesterday after the Awana World Lead Conf in Tagaytay, friends Jerry and Janette came by to see us (my wife Ritchell and I) at CCT. As planned, we proceeded to the town of Taal to visit its budding Heritage village. The town is about 45 kms away from the Conf venue. It took us about an hour drive to get... More 

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Thank Emilio T
Philippines
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36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Worth your time and money! Me and my husband visited here as part of our Taal Heritage tour. It was one of the heritage houses along Agoncillo St. in the town of Taal. An Andalusian house which is home to a souvenir/ antique shop and a photo studio with a lot of Colonial dresses that you can wear. It includes... More 

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3 Thank MommyQueenElizabeth
Muntinlupa, Philippines
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159 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Not as grand as the other mansions, but provides a unique experience. I have brought many groups of friends and family here, each time doing photography - - with them (and myself) garbed in period "costume" that can be rented at their studio. Finishing the photo taken in color into sepia added an effect like we all lived in those... More 

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1 Thank Angelito P
Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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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3 Thank Boothtel
Manila, Philippines
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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3 Thank RUSS R
Davao City, Philippines
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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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3 Thank Dibyne
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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