I've already stayed for a night in Nurture Spa, The Boutique Hotel, T House, Tagaytay Highlands, and Discovery Country Suites. I decided to try Joaquin's based on the reviews and pictures. What won me over was it clearly had the best view of Taal Lake, the rooms looked clean enough, it was right on the highway, and very near all the restaurants.
They also gave us the best room, which is the purple room with a mini-garden. The downside to our entire stay were 2 things: the smell of old wood that greets you when you enter the room, and the uneven floors which I kept tripping on at some point. But these things were manageable. The smell dissipated after a few minutes too. But the uneven flooring could be due to a tree root? I guess they got the same feedback that's why the second time we went there (after a month), they had an oil burner on already, which filled the room with a citrus-y scent.
Anyway, the room was big, the bed was divine, and the furnishings were really quaint. But the best part comes in the morning when you wake up, part the curtains next to the bed, to take in the best view of Taal Lake! This is what separates Joaquin’s among all of the places I’ve stayed in Tagaytay.
We spent hours in the mini-garden having a good bottle of red wine before heading out to dinner, and having breakfast (no complaints about food - breakfast arrived on the dot), both while taking in the most romantic ambiance that only the lake, the stars, the sun, and a mini-garden can create. We enjoyed our first stay in Joaquin's that we went back a month after...and we loved every minute we were there. I think I’ve finally found my go-to place when in Tagaytay!
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