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The Lake Hotel Tagaytay
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Tagaytay
Orange, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“if the view wasn't so great, well.. go figure.”
Reviewed December 5, 2010

lobby was great. the garden was overlooking the taal lake. very relaxing.they also have a pool but only a few people were brave enough to get in the water as it was really chilly even in the summer afternoon. they must consider a water heater. if you're in tagaytay for the view, i suggest you get the rooms with veranda. rooms in the basement were cheaper than the ones with veranda but beware! they turn off the lights at night and it's scary to walk along the corridors with the lights turned off. we keep turning it on, they keep turning it off.this was a real let down.totally unnecessary power saving mishappen.

beds are well done. plump and firm but not as perfect as the previous hotel i reviewed. rooms was small but enough to fit a luggage. the tv wasn't flatscreen in the ground floor though the upper rooms have flatscreen tvs. limited channel though. restroom was kinda stained and had it cleaned. they attended to it right away but apparently, it was not their fault as the stain was permanent.

staff(specifically:the guard,receptionists,the bell boy and the lady selling in the bag of beans mini store area) were courteous, fast and attentive. obviously knowledgeable around the area which was pretty helpful since the staff in the other hotels and even some jeepney and bus drivers can't help us get to some places when we asked for directions which the staff here was very happy to help us get to. the above mentioned staff are the saving grace to this hotel.

the worst part of staying here was the massage service. i called the receptionist to have a massage in the room and asked for the rate. they arrived late, finished in about 30minutes (we asked for 1hour massage!!!), charged us more than the rate the receptionist told us (my boyfriend already paid for them when i went to the restroom and was shocked we were charged a lot more than what we were told). they were even making faces, exchanging glances when i request to have the massage harder or softer in different areas!!!! and they insisted it was already an hour. they were in such hurry to go home.i do not recommend having a massage here at all!! not a good value for your money. at all!!!

the breakfast was ok but didn't get me full. there were only few choices to choose from. a lot of hotels should really improve on their breakfast menu. the food tastes good though. and you can eat in the garden area with an excellent view of taal volcano. great for picture taking.

since we checked in at the hotel just to sleep (the massage yet again, a terrible idea!), as were outside for most of the day, it was okay. maybe if you get the more expensive rooms, you'll enjoy here more. unfortunately, for the value of the cheapest room here, you can get at a good hotel room in manila. again, it's ok for just sleeping and taking pictures.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2010

We got everything we wanted at a PRICE and SERVICES no other hotel could offer in the area.

We had our scientific sessions in the ballroom, executive lounge for the exhibitors, garden, restaurant and coffee shop for the meals, and the spacious lobby for the registration which was later converted into a dance area for our evening socials.

The food was very delicious (kudos to Joel, Meann, Arnel, chef Bong , and the staff of Avengoza Fusion Restaurant) . There was so much food for everyone and some of those delegates who stayed until 6pm during the last day, even had some take home food and yummy muffins :).

Most of the rooms have a best view of the very famous Taal Volcano, and are so very clean and posh, with a flat t.v., a safe and mini bar, the linens smelled fresh with lots of pillows and the beds are very comfortable.Thanks Angie and staff for making sure that our rooms are always spic and span.
They even have a special magnetic bed, called Therabed ( upon request and is on a first come first served basis) which removes toxins while sleeping, and theraqi, a special apparatus which massages your tired body (also upon request).

The hotel staff is very friendly, accommodating and greets you with a smile :)
This is a stand out among all the rest and is a special trademark of the hotel.

Aside from having the fantastic view of the volcano, the BEST service, the Lake Hotel Tagaytay, is a place I would definitely come back and recommend to my family, friends and colleagues.

In behalf of the Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists (IPAO) execom, and all the delegates

to all of you...
Mr Yopitun, owner of the Lake Hotel Tagaytay
Mr. Darvin Chia the GM, (for granting all our requests and pampering us)
and all the hotel staff... the role payers ( I have a long list of names but limited space to type all your names)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for making the
2010 Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrist mid-year convention a success.

Congratulations.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Luzon, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2010

Our stay there is definitely a waste of time and money, the room is full of red ants everywhere, food is terrible and the service is very bad, they don't even care if you will never refer their hotel they will just answer "bahala kayo"!

DEFINITELY WE WILL NEVER RECOMMEND THIS PLACE, IT SUCKS!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

We arrived in Tagaytay without any hotel reservation - saw this hotel - no front door - at 6pm could not see the lake - great reception from the receptionist we intended staying only one night but ended up staying two - paid a discounted rate of 5,800 pesos for a Superior Room which had two double beds - using the free wifi I surfed the net for any better prices and found that the hotel had deals with a number of companies so for the second night paid only 5,200 pesos per room for the second night - indoor/outdoor pool lokked very inviting but a shame on the day we were there there was aq film crew filming a TV show with a mock wedding - all set up in the garden but unfortunately the ains came down and really spoilt the filming - by the way the rates we paid included a complimentary breakfast, massage and taxes - breakfast was fine and served in their coffee shop - rooms not huge but are comfortable - bathrooms were great - The person who stayed in Feb 2010 mentioned the carpenters - well in October 2010 it looks as if they are still here the decorators I notice are doing some work on the upper floor - by the way we stayed in Room 2011 - excellent view of the forest below, the lake and the volcano

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Bacoor, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2010

I mostly loved the hotel it had a great view from the balcony of the Taal Volcano and Lake Tagaytay. Downsides were the swimming pool had green fungus growing in it and if you ordered food from an outside source they charged you 10% of the bill. Other than that...it was a nice quiet place to stay

Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2010

They had bugs in the room. I understand that there would be bugs there because we have a veranda facing the garden but inside the room is UNACCEPTABLE. I covered the bug with a glass from the restroom and called housekeeping to clean it then I asked the guy to have the glass changed and guess what he did?! He acknowledged my request then picked up the glass and put it back to restroom where I got it! UNBELIEVABLE!!! Imagine the glass was top-down on the floor and he put it back on the sink! Bugs when we got in and before we go to bed. Breakfast was not good. Not tasty at all. We availed of a package with a 1-hour massage which they didn't remind us and it was almost the end of the day already. I know we should tell them also but usually upon check in hotels would ask us what time we would want that massage but we didn't get any. Oooh.. we got a Samsung 32-inch HD TV in our room with no CABLE. Seriously, a flat screen tv with nothing. What are you supposed to do with that?! Luckily we brought our own dvd player and I had to stick my big hands underneath it just to plug in the cables which was kind of hard cos the TV was mounted on the wall. Worth it cos we were able to watch something while there.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2010

the hotel view was good,of course we had a suite with a very expensive price of 7,800 a night..our room has a nice view except for the fact that there is no privacy because the carpenters are already in our rooms veranda doing work...we where awaken by their voices, by the works of their hammers at 8 in the morning..we were there to rest but it came out to be disastrous..it came to a point where we called the reception to call their attention,but they did not act on it... IT WAS SO ANNOYING!!!!!
i left my watch in the drawer of our suite,but we i called them up,they said its not there...
THEY HAVE VERY DISHONEST HOUSEKEEPERS AND CREW..
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR A PLACE TO STAY...THIS HOTEL IS A TOTAL REAP OFF!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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
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Ranked #8 of 25 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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