Friday, July 15, 2016

Taal Vista Hotel | a Heritage Hotel in Tagaytay City

Taal Vista Hotel

Taal Vista Hotel is a first-class heritage hotel in Tagaytay City which features 261 well-appointed rooms and suites in an expansive property located on a ridge facing Taal Lake. It was originally built in 1939 as Taal Vista Lodge and has undergone several restoration, renovation and expansion works. Today, Taal Vista Hotel remains to be the most highly regarded hotel in Tagaytay due to its rich history and to the associated prestige of staying in this prime property.

Taal Volcano

Taal Vista Hotel is owned and operated by SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation (SMHCC) of the SM Group, which is also the same company behind Radisson Blu Cebu in Cebu City, Pico Sands Hotel in Nasugbu-Batangas, Park Inn by Radisson Davao in Davao City, Park Inn by Radisson Clark in Pampangga, and the newly opened Conrad Manila located in the Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex.

Main Lobby of Taal Vista Hotel
Main Lobby of Taal Vista Hotel
The original Taal Vista Lodge structure was designed in a Tudor-style architecture characterized by the low and wide arches. The interior has been renovated to give it a modern elegant look. It is now the main building of Taal Vista Hotel which houses the main lobby, the front office, a spacious reception area, a number of event spaces and boutique shops.

Reception Area of Taal Vista Hotel
Reception Area of Taal Vista Hotel
Lake Wing

The Lake Wing is one of the two rows of buildings attached to the main building of Taal Vista Hotel. It is the newest addition to the property which was completed back in 2004. Located on the east side of the main building, guestrooms and suites at the Lake Wing offer the best views of Taal lake and volcano. It also has a lawn which serves as an events venue for garden weddings and receptions.

map courtesy of Google Maps

The Lake Wing has five room categories (Deluxe Room, Premier Room, Deluxe Suite and Batangas Suite) which are divided into seven room types (Deluxe Queen Room, Deluxe King Room, Premier Queen Room, Premier King Room, 2-Bedroom Deluxe Suite, 1-Bedroom Batangas Suite, and 2-Bedroom Batangas Suite).

View from the Lake Wing

Deluxe Room (Lake Wing)

The Deluxe Room (check room rates) is the lowest room category at the Lake Wing which measures 30sqm. Deluxe Rooms are available in two bed configuration, the Deluxe Queen Room which has a queen-size bed and a single bed, and the Deluxe King Room which has a king-size bed and a day bed. Deluxe Rooms are located at the north side of the Lake Wing with a city view of  Tagaytay.

Taal Vista Deluxe Room Lake Wing
Deluxe Queen Room (Lake Wing)

Premier Room (Lake Wing)

The Premier Room (check room rates) is the next higher, and the most in-demand, room category at the Lake Wing which features a veranda with an unobstructed view of Taal lake and volcano. The Premier Rooms, which measure 38sqm, are available in two bed configurations, the Premier Queen Room which has a queen-size bed and a single bed, and the Premier King Room which has a king-size bed and a day bed. Read more (soon) »

Taal Vista Premier Room Lake Wing
Premier Queen Room (Lake Wing)

Two-Bedroom Deluxe Suite (Lake Wing)

The Two-Bedroom Deluxe Suite (check room rates) measures 60sqm and can accommodate four (4) guests. The two bedrooms are separated by a sliding partition door. One bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed while the other bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed. The suite has a private bathroom and a spacious living area with a city view of Tagaytay. Room amenities include two LCD TV with local and international cable channels, and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Deluxe Suite Lake Wing
Two-Bedroom Deluxe Suite (Lake Wing)

Batangas Suite (Lake Wing)

The Batangas Suite (check room rates) is the highest room category of the Lake Wing. The Batangas Suite is available in two types, the One-Bedroom Batangas Suite (84sqm) has a separate living room and master bedroom with a king-size bed, while the Two-Bedroom Batangas Suite (122sqm) has a separate living room and two bedrooms. All Batangas Suites have verandas facing the Taal lake. The 1-BR and 2-BR Batangas Suites can accommodate two (2) and four (4) guests, respectively.

Batangas Suite (Lake Wing) | image courtesy of Taal Vista Hotel

Mountain Wing

The Mountain Wing features guestrooms and suites in a classic Filipino-inspired design characterized by the extensive use of wood and warm colors. Guestrooms and suites at the Mountain Wing were recently refurbished to give them a more modern look. Contemporary pieces of furniture and fixture were added, as well as tech amenities and modern conveniences that today's hotel guests expect from a first class hotel. The original wood parquet flooring were however retained in order to preserve the heritage hotel feel of the rooms, a precious charm that provides a nostalgic effect to Taal Vista's long-time patrons.



Guest rooms and suites of the Mountain Wing are classified into six room categories (Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Premier Room, Deluxe Suite, Taal Suite and Tagaytay Suite) and further divided into eleven room types (Superior Twin Room, Superior King Room, Deluxe King Room, Deluxe Ridge Room, Premier Room, 1-Bedroom Deluxe Suite, 2-Bedroom Deluxe Suite, 1-Bedroom Taal Suite, 2-Bedroom Taal Suite, 1-Bedroom Tagaytay Suite, and 2-Bedroom Tagaytay Suite.

One-Bedroom Deluxe Suite (Mountain Wing)

The One-Bedroom Deluxe Suite (check room rates) at the Mountain Wing measures 60sqm and has a separate living area and master bedroom. It features a view of the Tagaytay ridge. The suite can accommodate two (2) guests. Room amenities include two LCD TV with local and international cable channels, as well as a Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facility.

One-Bedroom Deluxe Suite (Mountain Wing)

Two-Bedroom Deluxe Suite (Mountain Wing)

The Two-Bedroom Deluxe Suite (check room rates) at the Mountain Wing measures 60sqm and can accommodate four (4) guests. The suite has two bedrooms separated by a sliding partition door. One bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed while the other bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed. The suite has a private bathroom and a spacious living area. Room amenities include two LCD TV with local and international cable channels, as well as a Nespresso coffee machine and a tea making facility.

Two-Bedroom Deluxe Suite (Mountain Wing)

Taal Suite (Mountain Wing)

The Taal Suite (check room rates) is the second highest room category of the Mountain Wing. Measuring 112sqm, the Taal Suite has a spacious living and dining area with a separate master bedroom with king-size bed. Guests checked-in at the Taal Suite enjoy a view of the Tagaytay ridge and a partial view of the Taal lake and volcano. Exclusive room amenities include a Nespresso coffee machine as well as a tea making facility. The Taal Suite can be booked with a connecting bedroom.

Taal Suite (Mountain Wing) | image courtesy of Taal Vista Hotel

Tagaytay Suite (Mountain Wing)

The Tagaytay Suite (check room rates) is the highest room category of the Mountain Wing. It is luxuriously spacious with a total floor area of 196sqm featuring an expansive living area and dining area with a sweeping view of Tagaytay ridge and Taal lake and volcano. The separate master bedroom is equally spacious and is furnished with a king-size bed. A connecting room with twin beds can also be booked together with the Tagaytay Suite. Exclusive room amenities include a Nespresso coffee machine and a tea making facility.

Tagaytay Suite (Mountain Wing) | image courtesy of Taal Vista Hotel

Lobby Lounge

The Lobby Lounge is one of the three dining outlets of Taal Vista Hotel. It offers fruit juices, tea, coffee and espresso-based beverages, as well as cocktails and wines. The Lobby Lounge is the perfect spot for morning coffee, afternoon tea, and evening drinks while enjoying the view of Taal Lake through its floor to ceiling windows. The Lobby Lounge is located at the main building of the hotel and is open daily from 10:00am to 11:00pm with extended operation hours of until 1:00am during Fridays and Saturdays.

the Lobby Lounge
Tāza Fresh Table

Tāza Fresh Table opened last January 2015 making it the newest restaurant of Taal Vista Hotel. It offers international cuisine prepared using the freshest and highest quality ingredients sourced personally by the restaurant's chef from local producers. Read more (soon) »

Taza at Taal Vista
Tāza Fresh Table

Café Veranda

Café Veranda is the all-daydining restaurant of Taal Vista Hotel. The restaurant features both local and international dishes on its a la carte menu and buffet spread. Checked-in guests of the hotel enjoy their complimentary buffet breakfast at the restaurant. During weekends, Cafe Veranda also offers buffet lunch and buffet dinner which guests can enjoy while watching cultural presentations performed by local artists. Cafe Veranda is open daily from 6:00am to 10:00pm.

Cafe Veranda

In-Room Dining

Checked-in guests who wish to dine in the comfort of their rooms can order from room service. The in-room dining menu includes a wide selection of local and international dishes, as well as some signature dishes only offered at Taal Vista Hotel. Room service is available 24 hours a day.



Asmara Spa

For the ultimate rest and relaxation, there is the Asmara Spa located the Mountain Wing. It offers a wide range of massage services and treatments perfect for unwinding following a busy week of work in the city. Asmara Spa is a renowned owner and operator of spas around the Philippines and has already received various awards for its excellent service and top notch amenities.



Asmara Spa features single rooms, couple's room and a foot pampering room. Rooms are carefully designed to offer a relaxing massage experience to the guests. Therapists are well trained to perform a variety of massage techniques from the classic Swedish or combination massage to the traditional Filipino hilot.

Couple's Room at Asmara Spa, Taal Vista Hotel
Swimming Pool

Although Tagaytay generally enjoys a cooler climate than Manila, it can also get very hot in Tagaytay during midday, especially in the summer months. Families will surely enjoy the swimming pool located at the Mountain Wing of Taal Vista Hotel. It has a resort feel as it is surrounded with a lot of trees.



Game Room

Taal Vista Hotel has recently moved its Game Room to a bigger located at the Mountain Wing. It houses a pool table and a video game console which will surely keep you and the kids entertained during your stay at the hotel.



Fitness Center

After all the food tripping around Tagaytay, it's time to burn those extra calories. The in-house fitness center of Taal Vista Hotel is fully equipped with the latest work-out equipment and machines, from the basic cardio work-out using the treadmill to the more advanced weight training using the cable motion machines.



More than just a first class hotel, Taal Vista is a destination in itself. It is a destination with a place identity, it has a name which is synonymous to its location. You haven't been to Tagaytay, if you haven't been to Taal Vista. This is true then, and is still true today.



Taal Vista Hotel
Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Contact: +63 (02) 917-8225; +63 (046) 413-1000
Mobile Number: +63 (0917) 809-1254
Email: reservations@taalvistahotel.com
Website: www.taalvistahotel.com
Facebook: facebook.com/TaalVistaHotel
Twitter/Instagram: @TaalVistaHotel

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