Friday, 30 May 2008

Hotel and Inn Review: Taal Vista Hotel (Tagaytay City, Cavite)

Date of Stay: May 30 - June 1, 2008

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

Taal Vista Hotel

De luxe room
Taal Vista Hotel,  Taal Volcano original grand viewdeck, has 88 interconnected superior rooms, 32 exquisitely designed deluxe rooms and 6 suites, all offering spectacular views of verdant gardens or of Taal Lake and Volcano. 

All are fully-equipped with electronic entry lock, cable television, IDD/NDD telephone , mini-bar, coffee and tea making equipment and in-room safe. The original building now houses the hotel’s front desk, business center, shops, ball room and meeting rooms. 

Swimming pool
The building also has three food and beverage outlets: Cafe-on-the-Ridge, Season’s, and the Lobby Lounge.  

Cafe-on-the-Ridge offers a la carte & buffet service, Spanish and Asian cuisine and live entertainment at night. 

Seasons is a perfect place for intimate dinners and cozy get-togethers.  

The Lobby Lounge's well-stocked bar offers light meals, coffee or cocktails. 

At the view deck

Taal Volcano and Lake
The hotel also has a free-form swimming pool, the 700-seater Sampaguita Ballroom, the Bougainvillea Tent, 7 smaller but well-designed and flexible function rooms, muscle-stretching gym, game room and children’s play area and the tropical style Ylang-Ylang Spa. 

Horseback-riding is a popular activity and, for the more glitzy ones, the Casino Filipinos a stone’s throw-away. A more popular itinerary for guests though includes lake tours and a visit to the Taal Volcano.  

Cultural show

Taal Vista Hotel: Tagaytay City, Cavite.  Tel: (046) 886-4325 and (046) 413-1000.  Fax: (046) 413-1225.