Thursday, 28 October 1999

Hotel and Inn Review: Casa Punzalan (Taal, Batangas)

Date of Stay: October 28-29, 1999

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: ********
Rooms: ******
Condition and Cleanliness: ********
Staff Performance: ******
Room Comfort: ******
Food and Beverage:
Other Amenities:
Value for Money: *****

Casa Punzalan (photo: Mr. Marcos Caratao)

Jandy at Casa Punzalan
Casa Punzalan, Taal's first pensionnne, is the ancestral home of the prominent Punzalan family. It was leased by Mr. Jesus Samala Punzalan, Jr. and Capt. Nieto Punzalan, at no cost, to the Taal Heritage Foundation. 

The inn has 7 rooms, all named after owners (Graciano and Juliana) and their children; 5 of them fan-cooled (PhP600) and 2 airconditioned (PhP1,00-1,200), all accessed by a grand staircase.  It also has common baths (mens and ladies), a living room (sala), a coffee shop and a gift shop.  We opted to stay at the corner and well ventilated Graciano Room with its excellent view of the basilica and park from its capiz windows.   

Graciano Room

Casa Punzalan: cor. C. Ilagan and P. Gomez St., Brgy. Poblacion 7, Taal, Batangas.  Tel: (043) 408-0084.