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Villa Tortuga Colonial Experience

Address: M. Agoncillo St. | Corner Noble St., Taal, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 63917.824.6900
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Taal
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
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English first
Metro Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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128 reviews 128 reviews
58 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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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