first the good points:
as most reviews mentioned, the hotel has a good view by virtue of it's location. the room and bathroom are spacious enough. it's fairly complete in amenities - toiletries, complimentary water, hair dryer, wifi, ref, newspaper. so i can imagine the owners or management going through a list of things they think a hotel should have and provide that.
but then that's about it. complete things.
the room layout (we were in 219) was odd. as soon as you open the door you see the beds. and our window looked out into a construction site. we couldn't even open the curtain to let sunlight in because there were workers right outside. very unpleasant.
the pleasant part of the hotel would have been the lobby but it reeked of rugby. no attempts whatsoever to diminish the smell.
speaking of smells, our bathroom smelled like a sewer.
breakfast at least had some choices - but they did look unpleasant. and the items that ran our were not refilled. coffee was nice, there's another plus. the cafe though is hardly equipped to serve dinner - with the staff informing me that it would take half an hour to get grilled pork out. their meals for business activities were most un-delicious.
all in all there didn't seem to be any care at all for the guests. all it was was a list of things that would make a hotel seem complete, but without any real concern for their quality.
highly NOT recommended
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- 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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