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“Nice view, great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Lake Hotel Tagaytay

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The Lake Hotel Tagaytay
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Km 58 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Maharlika East, Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Tagaytay
Manila
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Nice view, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

This is a great hotel in the middle ofTagaytay City.  Location is ideal - near the restaurants & tourist spots. A view of the Tagaytay lake from the room is very nice. 
We were given a room near the lobby & pool area & so we enjoyed it so much.  But the best thing about this hotel is the excellent service given by the staff from security, parking, frontdesk, restaurant & bell service. Everyone was so helpful & provided assistance with a smile.  Another best thing is the hearty buffet breakfast.  We would surely be back to this hotel and hopefully by then, the basement construction is completed.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manila
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here few days ago. Upon arriving, we were welcomed with warmth by the hotel staffs.  The front desk officer is friendly and attentive. He offered us the Sweet September Promo, for the rate of 5k it has so many freebies like free massage and dinner (impressive enough). We experienced fast registration and check in. We stayed at a Standard room with two beds (but we just need one) and a balcony, its just right for a couple the room is clean and relaxing. Food is okay, serving is enough but hoping next time we would experience a buffet breakfast.  The only problem I encountered is the weak wifi access in our room.
Over all experience is great, the price is worth it. The staffs are very friendly and accommodating.  I’ll come back to this place and we’ll try a room with a view! Hoping there’s still a promo like what we had.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Valenzuela, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

My partner and I went here over the weekend of September 15 to basically celebrate our "first ever" anniversary. We simply wanted to spent a relaxing Tagaytay overnight away from the busy city so we booked a standard room which is packaged in a promo called "Sweet September" which include a free massage, tibetan foot sauna, set dinner and breakfast buffet for two. When the Manager learned that it was our anniversary, he upgraded our package to a superior room with a great view of Taal which was great!!! We arrived 2 hours behind the 2PM check in time but the Manager offered that we can stay until 2 pm on the next day which is SUPER GREAT!!!

The room was cozy with two spacious beds. The veranda was cute but offered a fantastic 180 degree view of the entire lake and the world famous volcano. The cool breeze from the lake was so relaxing! My partner was jumping up and down in happiness! The bathroom is also spacious with all the little things you need. I simple love their bath gel which smells terrific.

We stayed most of the time in the hotel because of the bad weather but we enjoyed every minute of it. The set dinner was nice and we really enjoyed their salad! The buffet breakfast was AWESOME with lots of choices. We simply loved their beef tapa, chicken gordon blue, bacon and pancakes topped with fresh blueberries!

The garden overlooking was really nice with stuffs made for the kids to enjoy (bikes, etc.) We never got the chance to take a dip in the pool but we were amazed that some kids had the gutts to swam over the cold waters over a rainy day (probably they couldnt resist to experience the lovely pool).

Overall, it was a splendid experience and I cant wait to visit this fascinating hotel soon!!! It was like looking at Taal in a new way. (pictures to follow)

Room Tip: TIP: Never hesitate to talk to the Manager for any special requests. He will always be GLAD to help...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We spent our 5th year anniversary in this hotel last May 2012.Its our company outing so my mahal and I decided to take a trip in Tagaytay for our celebration.He opt not to make any reservation with any hotel bec he thought it will be easier for us to get a hotel.its saturday so most of the people are away to unwind themselves.all of our chosen hotels were fully occupied.we came across this hotel and decided to try our luck.at first we were hesitant to acept the only available room offeredto us because its too expensive for our budget but since we dont have a choice so we just grab the room(it cost 8k by the way).the room is locTed left corner of the hotel.it has a veranda with coffee table outside and a breathtaking view of taal lake.they have s small garden outside with the awesome view of taal.u can do stargazing at night in the garden.it also has beach chairs where u can sit and relax.by the way,our roomhas two beds,one queen size bed and 1 single bed(w/c is no use to us since we're only two).it has a bath tub and toiletries but no bidet.my mahal had a hard time asking for "tabo" when he needed to.simce the hotel is fully occupied they had a buffet breakfast in the morning.the food was great most especially the mushroom soup.i cant forget the taste the only downside of the hotel is the pool whre situated on the entrance area.it could have been perfect it was place somewhere.they asked for additional fee whenever u asked for addtl service like pitcher of ice.the parking is secured and the guard are all attentive.i wish they would place bidet inside their bathrooms.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Makati, Philippines
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed here after a horrible experience the night before in another hotel. The immediate thing we noticed was how ugly the tiles were in the parking area. They were sinking and our feet got wet. They were renovating the parking also and they were almost fully booked so it was very difficult to get a parking slot, even if you are a guest.

Their hotel is open house so when it rains it is very slippery. They didn't have the more expensive non slip rubber carpet. Instead they a cheaper plastic carpet that is still unstable when rainy. Be very careful - their entrance is going down around 15 stairs a slip is dangerous.

For an unfinished project they had very expensive rooms. They were trying to be 5 star pricing but they fall short in terms of value. Their cheapest room is around 5000ish already!!!
Their Front desk is a bit lacking also and do not have presence of mind - we had to ask for a porter even though they saw that we needed one.

They should really check out some of their equipment also, a lot of the things such as handles in the tub feel awkward and rushed. Some were even loose.

The food was very good! They followed special requests and their chefs know how to make a perfect soft boiled egg. They had lots of food choices in their buffet.

All in all, they were very average, They could be better. Like i said, they are an unfinished project, ill come check them out in a year or so - in the mean time i suggest trying to get in the true 4-5 star hotels first.

Room Tip: Lake View is always the best. Could cost you as much as 16,000 or round 400 USD per night though.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We just got back from a long weekend stay at Lake Hotel and we had such a great time. (Kids didn't want to leave actually.) The deluxe room we stayed at had nice comfortable beds (1 queen and 1 single) plus we enjoyed the cool breeze and the view of Taal Volcano from the veranda. The bathroom was not too big, but the space used was perfectly allocated for a separate shower with rainfall, nice bathtub and sink. (Hot water in a snap!) Service was wonderful; staff really paid attention to all of us, most especially the kids. A nice touch during the day was the presence of cartoon mascots at the lobby. It was a pleasant surprise, which we can do without, but still, a nice photo op for my lil girl. The room we booked came with a set dinner and breakfast buffet. The set dinner was good; kids enjoyed the pasta (which was quite a big serving for the two of them) and hubby and I agreed that the roast chicken choice was delicious. Breakfast buffet was also good; lots of choices for the two days we had breakfast. A note for improvement though--- don't expect a great salad bar selection, the dressing particularly was awful. (I hope the chef could make a better dressing, caesar or balsamic, plus more add-ons for the salad.) The lobby floors tend to be slippery too when wet, so I hope management would think of a solution for this. Additional perks were the complimentary wifi (signal was okay) plus complete cable selection (which was a plus especially during the rain where we had nowhere to go but stay in the room).

To end, our family really had a great stay at Lake Hotel. We have stayed at Discovery Country Suites, Summit Ridge, and the deluxe room at the new wing of Taal Vista before, but out of all those, we have decided that the next time we go to Tagaytay, we will definitely book at Lake Hotel. (I should book again- told the kids we will definitely be back!)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My wife and I have a wonderful experience in this hotel, we booked the honeymoon suit and they gave us BIG discount as a gift. we arrive lake hotel at night but still we were warmly welcomed by the hotel crews. it was nice, quite and chilly night. the management advice us to wake up 5am early to see the spectacular view of Taal Volcano. Wow, it was a wonderful scenery at the Volcano's, we were amaze by the spectacular view from our room balcony. And we were given a free breakfast buffet for two, the fish was taste so good ( i forgot the name and found only in Tagaytay ). We dont have the chance to go treaking instead we were given the chance to join the life releasing of fishes at the heart of the lake, it was wonderful seeing all the fish released. We miss the excitement so we were planning to came back again..

Room Tip: ask for discount cards for more savings.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Lake Hotel Tagaytay

Address: Km 58 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Maharlika East, Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Cavite Province > Tagaytay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Tagaytay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lake Hotel Tagaytay 3*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cuddled up amidst the slope of Tagaytay Ridge, approximately 90 minutes away from Manila, The Lake Hotel Tagaytay is a picture of verdantly serene and majestic haven. The Mediterranean inspired architectural design is complimented by the breathtaking view of the world-famous Taal Volcano and the opulence of over a hundred year old trees sprawled along the cliff. ... more   less 
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