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Tagaytay's Taal Vista Hotel: First Weekend Getaway of 2013


Taal Vista Hotel

Spending my first weekend getaway for 2013 was a staycation I'd never forget! I was truly delighted when I got the invite because aside from staying there for the first time, I got to enjoy the majestic Taal Volcano from my room. I am truly at loss of words now because all I can think of my stay there was pure relaxation plus the constant sumptuous buffet on their Cafe on the Ridge. So, let me just give you a quick tour through my photographs together with some details during our overnight stay there last January...

The iconic Taal Vista symbol!

Majestic view from Taal Vista rooms!

Lobby Lounge

Upon arrival at the Hotel, we were immediately greeted with several warm faces and, since we were there the weekend right after New Year,the Christmas feel from their Lobby Lounge's atmosphere is very much alive. They also offer daily entertainment at the lounge from 6 to 11 in the evening.

Taal Vista Lobby Lounge

Taal Vista Lobby Lounge

Taal Vista Lobby Lounge

Cafe on the Ridge

Is one of my favorite places in Taal Vista, well pretty much because my gluttonous side is feasting over the buffet that they offer every meal. The price ranges from Php 699++ to Php 988++ with special themes of Mexican (Friday night), Carribean (Saturday night) and Filipino (Saturday and Sunday lunch). Additional to those several themes is a band which serenades the guests. During the Filipino themed buffet, they also have various Filipino cultural dance performances which originated from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Really, if I have a friend who doesn't know much about our country, I'd recommend the place because the dance performances were spectacular. Keep posted for my next post about their sumptuous buffet!

Taal Vista Cafe on the Ridge

Taal Vista Cafe on the Ridge

Taal Vista Cafe on the Ridge

Taal Vista Cafe on the Ridge

Band that serenades the guest

One of the cultural dance performances


Love this pasta bar!

Premier Rooms

Taal Vista Hotel was founded  in 1939 with 261 guest rooms which were just refurbished last year. Each room are equipped with several amenities such as cable TV, air conditioning units, Wi-Fi and mini bar. Much to those amenities, we stayed at a premier room where from the balcony we'd able to see the breathtaking Taal Volcano view. I also love the welcome note detail because it was a first for me and we debated if that was a legit hand writing of the manager. :))

Our room!

I feel so welcome. Haha
Some kits I found in the bathroom

Hallway paving through their 261 rooms!

View from the Tagaytay's Suite was spectacular!

One of the rooms at the Tagaytay Suite

Sala inside the family room.

 Family room bed spaces.

Asmara Spa

Well, a perfect staycation is not complete without a massage! Oh yes, not just a simple massage but I had my first full body massage. *winks* Ah, the life. I am now so missing the place!

Relaxing rooms at their Asmara Spa

Asmara Spa oil choices.

Sunrise at Taal Vista Hotel

My fellow travel bloggers and I decided to catch a glimpse of Taal Volcano during sunrise because Celine, the marketing manager, highly recommended it and said that it is most lovely during that time. Well, I slept late so when I woke up I was still very droggy. I just got up, brought my camera, took some snapshots, and returned back to sleep, hoping while dreaming that I got even one decent shot. Haha

View from our room 

Majestic Taal Volcano and Taal Lake

Hello there, sunrise!

Convention Rooms

One of the three convention rooms at Taal Vista Hotel for weddings, birthdays or special occasions :)

Lobby of the convention rooms

Me! Haha

One of the convention rooms!


Summer lovin' 

If I have a chance to go back, I'd definitely have a dip here! I wasn't able to because I was too busy sleeping or eating. :P

Let's go to the poooool!
Have a dip this summer!

Play, stroll or hang at the open area

Play around after all it is your vacation! :)

Bubbles and kids!

Day time view of Taal Volcano

Catch you dreams...err, bubbles, i mean.

Flowers somewhere at the hotel :)

Kids playing at the open area overlooking Taal Volcano

You see? How could that whole experience not be memorable! For further details and inquiries contact Taal Vista Hotel through the numbers below.

Taal Vista Hotel
Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway
Tagaytay City 4120, Philippines
Tel No: +63 (2) 917-8225 / +63 (46) 413-1000
Mobile No: +63 (917) 809-1254
Fax No: +63 (46) 413-1225

Elal of The Shades of Grey Travel and Photography
Elal is a traveler, student of life and photography enthusiast who wants to experience and capture what is raved and not raved about. For more about her travels, subscribe here, email at, or visit her portfolio.


adventurousfeet said...

teh achieve na achieve ang sunrise mo kahit pagkagising eh humiga ka ulit! haha! kakamiss :)

Elal Lasola said...

thank you te. nagsisi din ako nong nagising na ako later. kasi d ko man lang tiniis hahaha :P

The Guy said...

I can certainly see why it was so memorable for you. It looks like a very luxurious hotel and those views are amazing.

Elal Lasola said...

Thanks. I must agree, it was very luxurious and the view was magnificent!

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