In my Best Of Tagaytay post, I mentioned Taal Vista Hotel as one of the most family friendly hotels in Tagaytay. We haven’t tried this hotel but Taal Vista Hotel Review that I have been reading are all positive and the amenities (specially the play area and the pool) is perfect for travelers with kids. The accommodation rate was beyond my budget (which is limited to 5k per night) so I never tried booking at the hotel. An opportunity came when I saw a Deal Grocer promo. The promo offers a Deluxe room accommodation with 2 buffet breakfast for only 5000 PhP (or 5k+). Who couldn’t say no to this kind of deal? Without any hesitation, I bought a voucher and booked for a night.
Booking was really fast. I bought the voucher then emailed Taal Vista and they answered within the day. No hassle on booking. In fact, I have to commend them for being considerate. The deal policy states that the accommodation is good for 2 adults and a maximum of two kids sharing bed with parents. From our email exchanges, I made it clear that I have 4 kids and they never mentioned an additional charge. Malambot talaga ang puso ko sa mga hotels na mapagbigay..naranasan ko na kase ma reject sa isang resort just because we have 4 kids! Napakasakit Kuya Eddie!!
Taal Vista Hotel Review
This is the room that we got, one king sized bed + one single bed. It’s located in mountain view building but we have a lake view:
That’s the balcony of our room. The room was located on the farthest side of mountain view building, kaya may view na rin kame of the lake.. a blessing in disguise, I believe. Noong una kase mega reklamo ako na ang layo ng room namin..pero when I woke up to this, nawala lahat ng reklamo ko!
More room photos:
I love Taal Vista Hotel toiletries because I am a sucker for anything brown and corrugated paper! ahaha
Love the mirror hanging on the wall.. perfect for someone who have an eye problem like me.. ang hirap kaya mag make up ng malayo ang salamin at wala kang suot na eyeglasses.
The pool is perfect, here’s a photo from Taal Vista Website:
That is exactly how it looks. I said it was perfect because the pool was divided into two, one area is 2 feet deep and the other one starts at 4 feet deep. I enjoyed swimming with my big boys while keeping an eye on my younger kids..when I say enjoyed, it means, I felt safe letting my kids swim at the pool.
The play area was nice din naman but too small for my rowdy kids.. parang pang 4 years old below lang sya eh. I didn’t mind taking a photo, kase ang gulo ng rubber mats! Dear Taal Vista, please change your rubber mats to a thicker one, madali sya matanggal at nakakadulas ng bata eh
That was the time I met a fellow blogger (who I respect so much) waves at Tina!.. parehas kameng kating kati na maglinis sa play area LOL I guess we caught them off guard.. sabagay that was evening na din, kaya siguro parang na gyera na ang play area.
This is how the play area from Taal Vista Website..di ko ma gets kung saang angulo to kinuha..but it is far from how it looked during our stay. I didn’t got the chance to visit this area the day after… I wish I did so I can see if it changed back to its normal look. Oh well, maybe on our next visit.
I was thinking na sana may outdoor playground, but this space is enough pala! Kung nakita nyo lang kung paano magpagulog gulong diyan ang mga anak ko! This is in front of the restaurant. This is also a great place for pictorials and a place to sit, relax and just marvel at the breathtaking scenery of Taal Lake.
The food is great in term of taste, presentation and serving (buffet breakfast). The best thing about Taal Vista is their staff, very, very accommodating. Everyone knows how to make you feel at home!
It also adds up that Sky Ranch Sky Fun Amusement Park is beside Taal Vista. I think that’s one of the reason why, out of all the hotels we have been in Tagaytay, Taal Vista is on top of their list. Just look at their happy faces:
For those of you who’s suffering from OCD like me and wants to know the lay out of the hotel before booking, here’s an aerial shot of Taal Vista Hotel.. I’ll walk you through the hotel 🙂
Can you see the numbers?
- That’s the entrance, facing Aguinaldo Highway.
- Drop point and reception area.
- Lake view wing
- Restaurant and the photo above.
- Part of mountain view wing (that’s where we stayed, some rooms has lake view)
- Mountain View building
- Pool (obviously haha)
- Sky Ranch Sky Fun Amusement Park
O ayan, when you book at Taal Vista, you’ll know which building/wing to choose and it’s easier to picture the whole hotel area.
After writing this blog post, my heart now aches for a night or TWO at Taal Vista!!! Kaso mga inay, fully booked sya this weekend!
Have you been to Taal Vista? Share your experience with us!