Weekend Staycation at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City

It is always a pleasure to visit Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City. It doesn’t only give you the best picturesque view of Taal Volcano – the smallest active volcano of the world. It also houses one of the best restaurants in the Philippines and the history if the hotel will surely capture your interest.

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The Floral Snowman of Taal Vista Hotel

To start the year right, I spent the first weekend of 2013 with the company of travel blogger mates. Actually, my day didn’t start quite right that morning. I’m just glad that I am with the happy bloggers. My almost busted morning turned out to be a day full of catching up and exchanging funny stories.

The van trip from Glorietta to Taal Vista Hotel is approximately two hours. Two years ago, I went there by commuting. I consider it as one of my funniest and memorable commuting journey ever.

Taal Vista Hotel - Tagaytay (Jan 2013)

We arrived in Taal Vista Hotel – just in time for the lunch buffet! Every Saturdays and Sundays, cultural performers are present to entertain the guests, specifically the foreign visitors. I even saw familiar faces in Cafe on the Ridge. It is indeed one of the best weekend getaway destinations accessible to Manila residents.

The Cultural Show showcases the best Filipino dances matching with colorful costumes and remarkable moves. Of course, the most famous type of dance is “Tinikling”.

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Have a Fruitful Year Ahead!

Taal Vista Hotel

After our sumptuous buffet lunch, we were accompanied to our designated rooms. I ended up having my own room – Premier Lake Wing Room! The big space is good for three people. In order to entertain myself, I recorded a number of dance routines for drag queen songs. Yep. Don’t laugh!

Steady lang :D
Steady lang 😀

Later on, we were called out for the tour. We were able to explore the left wing of Taal Vista Hotel:

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Taal Vista Hotel

Taal Vista Hotel

The Sky Eye was not yet open for the public. I heard some nice reviews about Tagaytay’s newest attraction. Romantic daw especially at night.

The highlight of our stay is the pamper hour with Asmara Spa, wherein we were given a very relaxing Aromatherapy Massage!

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Pamper Time at Asmara Spa

I took the opportunity to rest a bit after the massage. Wah! I want to sleep, but I am also hungry! 😛

The group reunited at Cafe on the Ridge for the Jamaican-inspired buffet dinner. The cold weather makes pigging out more ideal!

Taal Vista Hotel - Tagaytay

The bloggers, together with Celine and Ro of Taal Vista Hotel enjoyed this special dinner feast. Later on, the General Manager of the hotel joined us. For hours, we were just there exchanging stories while eating. Isn’t this the ideal way of spending the first week of January?

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I got more excited when the Bulalo was served. Bulalo is my most favorite Filipino dish!

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We went back to our respective rooms at 10pm. I think the rest decided to hang out in one room to exchange ghost stories. I don’t want to think of horror stuff while on a lovely place like this! The night is better spent just chillin’ in the room with loud laptop speakers on. By midnight, I was already asleep.

Taal Vista Hotel - Tagaytay
Oh, look what I found! 😛 nomnom

I had a very relaxing sleep. It’s nice to wake up in the morning with the view of the famous Taal Volcano in sight. I was surprised when a friend is also staying at the other room lol.

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Let the kids follow the bubble man!

The group gathered for breakfast. Who doesn’t love breakfast buffets? Lazy Sunday!

Taal Vista Hotel - Tagaytay

That Sunday morning, we took the opportunity to explore the Right Wing and at the same time take a glimpse of the swimming pool and the garden.

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Taal Vista Hotel’s special garden


Taal Vista Hotel
is definitely one of the best staycation stops in Luzon. You won’t feel guilty raiding the buffet or just lying down the comfy bed.

Thanks for the fun staycation experience, Taal Vista Hotel! :D
Thanks for the fun staycation experience, Taal Vista Hotel! 😀 | Photo Credit: Melo

I would like to thank the staff and crew of Taal Vista Hotel especially Ms. Celine Arenillo for the warm welcome! What a great way to start 2013 – Cool weather, delicious food, comfortable bed and nice company. Ayos!

CONTACT DETAILS:

TAAL VISTA HOTEL (book discounted rates now!)
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


JOIN SENYORITA.NET’s SUMMER GIVEAWAY! Here’s your chance to win an Overnight Staycation for two at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City. The voucher is valid until July 2013. Check the widget below and don’t forget to share your Top 3 Favorite Summer Destinations in Luzon. The deadline is on April 13. Goodluck!

39 Comments

  1. My Top 3 favorite summer destinations in Luzon:
    1. Baguio City
    2. San Juan, La Union
    3. Tagaytay City, of course!

    I hope I win! I’m just a newbie travel blogger who hopes to write about these exciting places! 🙂

    April 3, 2013
    Reply
  2. Simon Francis Blaise Vistro said:

    My Top 3 favorite summer destinations in Luzon:
    1. Bolinao
    2. Baler
    3. Pagudpod

    April 3, 2013
    Reply
  3. blissfulguro said:

    1. Zambales (hometown of the oldies so i’m biased 🙂
    2. Palaui island
    3. Marinduque

    make me win mica! me me me 🙂 hahaha

    April 3, 2013
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  4. Pinoy Adventurista said:

    Tagaytay
    Baguio
    Balamban Cebu

    April 3, 2013
    Reply
  5. John Marx said:

    My top three favorite destination in Luzon:
    1. Sagada
    2. Calaguas
    3. Palawan

    April 3, 2013
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  6. Tracking Treasure said:

    Patar
    Sagada
    Boracay

    April 3, 2013
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  7. Arlyne said:

    Top 3 fav’t destinations:
    1. Baguio
    2. Manila
    3. Ilocos Sur/Norte

    April 3, 2013
    Reply
  8. My Top 3 destinations (and dream destinations) in Luzon:
    1. Batanes
    2. El Nido
    3. Albay (esp seeing Mayon Volcano!)

    April 4, 2013
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  9. michi said:

    Tagaytay, Baguio and Batangas

    April 4, 2013
    Reply
  10. aileen said:

    My Top 3 Favorite Summer Destinations in Luzon:
    Ilocos Norte
    Tagaytay
    Batangas

    April 4, 2013
    Reply
  11. memographer said:

    Love the detailed overvews. Photo coverage is perfect. Feel like I was there 🙂
    Sorry, I have never been on Luzon island… no Top 3 Favs for now 🙂

    April 4, 2013
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  12. vern medenilla said:

    My Top 3 Favorite Summer Destinations in Luzon:
    1. Batanes
    2. Ilocos
    3. Bicol

    April 5, 2013
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  13. janet said:

    fun Q! some people are going beyond Luzon but here’s my Luzon top 3:
    -Sagada
    -Ilocos Norte (haven’t been yet but would love to go)
    -Tagaytay! 😉

    April 5, 2013
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  14. chyng said:

    top3
    1. sagada
    2. calaguas
    3. and misibis bay. haha!

    April 5, 2013
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  15. Joeyboy said:

    1. baguio
    2. subic
    3. bataan

    April 8, 2013
    Reply
  16. Melody Co said:

    My Top 3 Favorite Summer Destinations in Luzon =)
    Zambales, Baguio and Tagaytay

    April 8, 2013
    Reply
  17. Riyalyn Gatdula said:

    Laoag, Baler and Baguio! :))

    April 8, 2013
    Reply
  18. dianne said:

    My Top 3 Favorite Summer Destinations :
    1. Tagaytay
    2. Pagudpod
    3. Bicol

    April 8, 2013
    Reply
  19. ralph adversario said:

    My Top 3 favorite summer destinations in Luzon:
    1. Baguio City
    2. Ilocos Norte
    3. Tagaytay City,

    April 8, 2013
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  20. My Top 3 favorite summer destinations in Luzon:
    Baguio
    Calaguas 🙂
    Tagaytay

    April 8, 2013
    Reply
  21. Ohms Emocling said:

    This awesome giveaway, and perfect for this summer, I’m happy that I crossed this helpful blog.

    My top 3?
    1. Tagaytay-nearest to me
    2. San Juan La Union-for beaches
    3. Baguio City-for getaways

    April 8, 2013
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  22. Jelo Manongsong said:

    1. Quezon Province
    2. Naga
    3. Baguio

    April 8, 2013
    Reply
  23. chelle said:

    my Top 3 Favorite Summer Destinations in Luzon

    Baguio, Bataan, Tagaytay

    April 9, 2013
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  24. Gigi Beleno said:

    1. Baguio City
    2. Zambales
    3. Laguna

    April 9, 2013
    Reply
  25. Top 3 Favorite Summer Destinations – Luzon
    1. La Union
    2. Baguio
    3. Tagaytay

    April 10, 2013
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  26. Elal Lasola said:

    My faves! 🙂
    1) Bolinao
    2) Baler
    3) Batad

    April 10, 2013
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  27. Monnette said:

    Tagaytay
    Baguio
    Bolinao

    April 10, 2013
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  28. gusto kong magjoin! Golly bat ang layo layo ba ng mindanao sa luzon? haha

    April 10, 2013
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  29. Palawan wins hands down, for its paradise beaches, limestone cliffs, and more! Bicol with its perfect Mayon is a runner-up. Cagayan up north is also fantastic, with spelunking in the caves and with whitewater rafting in Kalinga River. =)

    April 10, 2013
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  30. ian said:

    my top three are
    Tagaytay
    Baguio
    Zambales!

    April 11, 2013
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  31. Nel said:

    Zambales, Palawan, Calaguas

    April 11, 2013
    Reply
  32. Genzel said:

    Thanks for this giveaway! Hoping to win.
    My top 3 destinations this summer are : El Nido, Coron, Surigao! 😀

    April 12, 2013
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  33. Say said:

    Baguio,Palawan,Tagaytay

    April 12, 2013
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  34. My Top 3 Summer Destination in Luzon are as follows:

    1. Anawangin Cove (Zambales)
    2. Palawan
    3. Ilocos Sur -Ilocos Norte

    April 12, 2013
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  35. My Top 3 Summer Destination in Luzon are as follows:
    1. Pagudpod, Ilocos Norte
    2. Baguio
    3. tagaytay
    thanks.

    April 13, 2013
    Reply

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