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Taal Vista Hotel
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Tagaytay
Reviewed April 17, 2009

Me, and my family stayed at Taal Vista Hotel last holy week. And it was the best vacation we ever had. from the friendly staff of reservations, to the welcoming smiles of the staff in Front desk upon arrival, to the hotel rooms with very elegant interiors ans personalized service of poeple in operations. it made our stay a very memorable one. the food on the new hotel restaurant is magnificent, and the excellent service made it the best experience. The value vs. the service they offer is so well worth it.. i will definitely go back and recommend Taal Vista Hotel to all balikbayans and to my foreign friends as well.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 7, 2009

wrote them an email - got no reply; called up manila office - call was dropped after being made to wait for a LONG time (people were laughing on the background); rooom was not ready at 3.30pm when we wanted to check-in; room was dirty, smelly and old; stains on the bedlinen; dirty grouts in the batroom; cheap toilet amenities; cheap towels & hard pillows; beds too small; buffet bfast ran out of food !!! & what was left was too oily to eat; dirty dishes along the corridor. nightmare hotel ..only good thing is the location and view of the volcano but it's not enough.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled solo
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4  Thank SylviaManila
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Reviewed April 6, 2009

you know, this used to be a really great place to go, and for the most part, the place is still nice, but it has fallen into a lot of dis - repair and the staff are no where near as friendly as they used to be.

The food is starting to loose its touch too, not the menu,, the menu is great!... but the quality,, the food came out cold, the breakfast was a let down, and the staff serving it were just a drab. it seems clear to me that the management must treat the staff like robotos, becuase not one of them smiled!...

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled on business
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1  Thank Cathaycaptain
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Reviewed February 16, 2009

Since its Valentines day, a proclaim 4 star hotel should be prepared for bulk guests. We checked in @ 1:30pm and ordered our lunch the same time, our food served 3:45pm! their reason was they have wedding and they only have one kitchen! The food was tasteless, and expensive. The room was not worth paying P8,000. the stains in the bathroom bowl is disgusting. Room facilities are old and dirty! We asked for in-house water for the coffee and we got the bottled water after 5 hours! Buffet breakfast is dull, better eat @ mcdo across the hotel.

The hotel is understaff. You can see used plates of the guests @ the room hallway which was there for days, housekeeping doesn’t exist here! Its yucky ! seeing food @ the room hallway ! I should have taken pictures of those and give it to dept of tourism or health.

I will never recommend this hotel not even to my worst enemy!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank babooko
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Reviewed January 5, 2009

We stayed at the Taal Vista Hotel due to the fact that we have stayed here twice before and although it is brutally expensive on our budget it is a good quality hotel with awesome views out over the famous Taal Lake.
We actually looked at two other places this time, the Days hotel was fully booked which is a shame as we wanted to try it as it’s some 2000 peso a night cheaper than the Taal Vista, oh well next time. The other place we looked at was The Royal Parc Hotel, Now this was much cheaper than the Taal Vista about a quarter of the price.
I asked to see a room and that really was enough. How about if somebody want’s to see a room in your hotel you try showing them a room that’s made up, not unmade beds and a room full of mosquitoes we had already been eaten alive by them elsewhere we certainly did not want a room full of them.
So running out of patience we headed for the Taal Vista which for me is has abig plus, a casino across the road.
It’s performing a soft opening on it’s new wing and we got a room in there at a 2000 peso a night discount because the lift was not working and because there might be other teething problems, that seemed fair enough to us especially as there were no other rooms available!
The reception was very efficient and we headed off to our rooms.
It’s a long walk from the reception through to the new rooms but the new rooms themselves are a worth the walk.
The bathroom design is very smart and luxurious.
The beds are nice big and comfortable and there is a nice plasma TV.
The view might not be as good in some of the rooms, but these rooms are way better than in the older part of the hotel and I would recommend going for them.
When finished this new wing will be a real plus for the hotel.
The downside is there do seem to be some acoustic problems with noises from the wind howling around and you can clearly hear people walking around two floors below.
The place might benefit from some sound deadening.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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2  Thank acerockolla
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Reviewed September 28, 2008

I secured a rate of about P3600 for the first night through a hotel booking website, but when extending my stay at the hotel, I paid P2999 a night (the latter rate without breakfast).

Arriving at 1340 on a Sunday, my room was not ready - as expected, the hotel's 128 rooms were fully occupied on Saturday night. I enjoyed the view of Taal Volcano from the grassed area in front of the hotel's restaurants, and watched a bride and her beloved strut around.

It became available by about 1430.

My standard (so-called 'superior') room was generously sized with a reasonable outlook to Taal Volcano, which I walked on during my stay.

Room amenities in the bathroom and bedroom were excellent, and the three bedroom lamps ensured a good standard of lighting at night.

At breakfast, there was some banging as a large addition to the hotel (which is owned by SM Holdings "tycoon" Henry Sy of ShoeMart fame) is to open in November 2008, promising even better views of Taal Volcano.

The bathroom had been renovated within the last five years: trendy stone floor tiles were a feature. The hot water was suitably hot not just warm, and instant.

The bed was particularly comfortable although some may not like the rubber pillows. The room's in-room safe failed to initially operate, but the staff rectified this as a previous guest had locked it (contrary to instructions).

The long corridors lend a rather hospital-like atmosphere to the approach to the rooms.

Breakfast was very good, with dried fruit featuring and my favourite 'Four seasons' juice' along with the usual Filipino 'egg station' for an omelette. The atmosphere was unhurried, but no sliced mango was on display. It should be!

The outside pool was well maintained and the water a pleasant temperature even though I did not visit on the hottest day.

The staff were helpful with directions to Taal Volcano and the concierge even came out onto the highway to assist in negotiations with the trike (taxi) operator.

Internet access is available in the business centre, but the price at P120 per hour is four to six times the standard rate at Internet cafes in the Philippines.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled solo
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4  Thank Victorianlad
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Reviewed July 24, 2008

For a great hotel, they certainly do go cheap on the food. It's a pity because the place is beautiful, the staff is wonderfully friendly, but you can tell that they totally go cheap with the quality of the food. Shame on them for being a 4 star hotel!!!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with family
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2  Thank gossipgirl0410
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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: $98 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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