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“Nice place to stay in tagaytay”
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Taal Vista Hotel
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Tagaytay
Quezon City, Philippines
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“Nice place to stay in tagaytay”
Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel for 1 night to attend a function. Taal Vista is a large property and has a very large frontage view of the crater lake with magnificent views. The Hotel has ample parking and has gone through major renovations a few years ago ago thus rooms have a modern touch. We stayed in the newer lakeview wing. Rooms are spacious and beds are very comfortable. The bathroom setup is awkward though as it has no door to separate it from the rest of the room. The toilet cubicle only has a glass swing door that does not fully extend from floor to ceiling. This is fine for couples or family members but could lead to embarrassing moments if your sharing a room with a colleague. The buffet breakfast spread is somewhat limited but tasty.

Overall I was happy with my stay here. Prices are a bit high but Tagaytay has become overpriced in general over the last couple of years. I would recommend that visitors avoid coming to Tagaytay on long weekends or holidays. Due to its proximity to Metro Manila, many city folk visit this place for a short vacation which drives up prices and leads to traffic jams on the road. Weekday visits will definitely be much more relaxing.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Last weekend we decided to go on a weekend trip from Manila to Tagaytay. Having been there before, we chose the Taal Vista Hotel for this weekend trip since I noticed it when driving by during previous trips.

When you arrive, you can not fail to notice the nice staff, very helpful and eager to assist.

We stayed at a Room in the new Wing which had a view over the Taal Lake which is one of the reasons why you would go there anyway. The room was spacious, new, clean, and had all amenities that one could want including free Wifi Access which while not lightening fast, does the job just fine.

During check in, the friendly reception staff also told us that we could get vouchers for the Dinner Buffet at a reduced price there, the regular price is 888 Pesos, you can get it at the reception for 600. Buffet Dinner is good, plenty of choices, and there is enough food even if you come a little late.

Breakfast Buffet runs at 699 Pesos and again is excellent value for money.

Overall, this hotel is really great, from check in to checkout they do take care of your needs. A note for families with small kids, we have a 1 year old son, and naturally he is not really patient during dinner or breakfast. The staff took his running around and voicing his boredom quite loud very pleasant, no strange looks and you feel really welcome with kids, unlike in some other Hotels of this category.

All in all I can only give 5 stars here, we could think of nothing that was not to our satisfaction, Thank you Taal Vista for a great weekend.

Room Tip: Take your breakfast on the terrace, the view is nice and its pleasant enough in the morning sun.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Taal Vista Hotel used to be the grand dame of Tagaytay hotels until the 1990s. So when it was renovated a few years ago plus a change in ownership I expected a lot of positive things to happen in the hotel.

Unfortunately, my recent stay in the hotel did not meet my expectations. I booked a Deluxe room in the hotel's lake wing so I expected that rooms in this wing have either partial or full view of the lake. Apparently not as the deluxe room actually faces either a wall or the courtyard.

The bathroom's lay out is unconventional at best - shower area and toilet separated by the sink area - both with glass doors - but while the shower has full-height doors, the toilet doors has space below similar to a public cubicle. Quite uncomfortable if you're sharing a room with someone else.

Some other observations
- Very slow and unreliable wifi
- no room service menu

Breakfast was not included in our room package and cost PhP 700 nett per person. Not an impressive buffet spread. I suggest you go out and go to other breakfast places in Tagaytay.

The lunch buffet however was another story. There were several options, food selections were really tasty and they kept on refilling the buffet. Sunday lunches run from 11:30am to 3pm so you could practically stay there until snack or merienda time. I would recommend the weekend lunch buffet definitely.

Room Tip: If you want a view, get the premier rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Everything was perfect! The polite staff, good food, clean surroundings:) they even have billiards, gym, pool and spa. Hubby and I tried their spa, and it's all worth it... Such a peaceful and relaxing place....

  • Stayed November 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Taal Vista was amazing. It was worth the 3 hour traffic from Manila. Service was great but really, the best part was the view. I have learned to appreciate the Taal Volcano again.

Lunch buffet ends at 3PM so you can have that 1 meal that day.

Room Tip: There are great deals online via booking sites.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Luzon, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I booked the newly renovated room with Taal in view and it was spectacular! The room was spacious and clean.

However, the breakfast was nothing special and over priced. Would recommend either you eat at McDo(across the street) or order ala carte instead of the buffet.

Would definitely come back =)

Room Tip: Choose the the newly renovated premier rooms located at the east wing to get a nice view of Taal Vol...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Pasig, Philippines
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We booked one week in advance for a week end get-away last week. We thought we got a deal for 7000 premier room with balcony for 2 with breakfast but a few days after another site offered the same room for only 4,500 but w/o breakfast but still cheaper from the deal we got.

Fortunately the service was good - was able to check in early and the room was fantastic - nice bed - clean room - nice view from the balcony. There are two things we hope they can improve on - (1) is that the CR and shower area does not have a door - so you can hear all the flushing everytime some one use it and (2) the AC was leaking inside the room.

The breakfast the next day is good but could be better if they can offer more variety for the price they charge. The breakfast area is quite small for the total no of people booked for the weekend - good that we were early. We got a table with a nice view - such a nice way to eat breakfast on a cool and sunny day.

Overall I can say that it was a very relaxing weekend - can't wait to be back for the Christmas holiday - sure hope they will offer a better deal for us this time.

Room Tip: Choose a room in the new wing Be nice to the front desk people
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Taal Vista Hotel
Address: 60 Aguinaldo Highway, Km, Tagaytay, Luzon 4120, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Cavite Province > Tagaytay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Tagaytay
#3 Spa Hotel in Tagaytay
#4 Family Hotel in Tagaytay
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tagaytay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Taal Vista Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 261
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Breathtaking views, crisp cool mountain air, lush flora and quaint nooks all come together at the new Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City - the country's favorite destination. Taal Vista Hotel, is perched on a 700 meter high ridge that has the best view of the majestic Taal Volcano and its surrounding Taal Lake. ... more   less 
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