If you want to get away from all the stress and pollution that city life brings, how about taking a trip to Tagaytay? It’s one of the coolest cities in the Philippines with an idyllic environment, perfect for those seeking to relax and rejuvenate themselves.
Much has changed since my first trip to Tagaytay. Spa facilities have popped up through the years, gardens have opened themselves up to the people, and bed and breakfast inns have multiplied. Still, the addition of these establishments wasn’t able to take away the peace and serenity of Tagaytay.
When I was a kid, our family would usually stay at Taal Vista Hotel. Back then, it was always packed with people. From the swimming pool, to the dining room and most especially the viewing site outside where one is guaranteed a magnificent view of the Taal volcano free of charge. As the years went by, the hotel gradually deteriorated. We even got the chance to actually look around while it was deserted. Now, however, Tall Vista Hotel has reopened and regained its former glory. Outsiders are no longer allowed to check out the view site for free so there are less people to compete with when taking pictures. In fact, I must say that it is even better than before.
The rooms all emit a warmth that reminds you of cozy ski lodges in the Alps. The suites, in particular, are all secured spectacular views. Either of the famous volcano or of one of the bountiful gardens surrounding the hotel. Everything you need to keep you comfortable is inside your room. Anything else is easily requested. In fact, you can even arrange special tours at the front desk to ensure maximization of your Taal experience. From a whole day golf tournament to an afternoon of lake tours by the volcano.
Whatever you choose to explore, you’ll be glad to check back in a hotel that exudes nothing but elegance and everything at your service!
For reservations, check out their Web site here.