Photos by Discovery Country Suites and Taal Vista Hotel
Tagaytay is a city located in the province of Cavite, just 68 KM south of the Philippines’ capital, Metro Manila. Because of its high altitude, chilly weather, and close proximity to the nation’s capital, it is a favorite spot for weekend getaways. With just a few hours' drive from Metro Manila, travelers can escape the hot weather of the metropolis and enjoy a scenic view of another famous attraction, the Taal Volcano, and the lake surrounding it.
Taal Volcano is located in the province of Batangas. Its most distinctive feature is the crater lake with a small volcano at the center, one of the most active in the country. With its recent eruption in January 2020, it is no longer advisable to hike up to the volcano, but a trip to Tagaytay offers fantastic views overlooking this famous natural attraction.
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Narra Hill is a sought-after wedding venue that features a pavilion and provides a spectacular view of the Taal Lake, two lush gardens, a bar overlooking the creek, a waterfall, and a lagoon. The pavilion is a nature-inspired structure with double-height glass windows, the perfect vantage point to enjoy an unobstructed view of Taal Volcano.
Situated about 70 KM from Metro Manila, its location is technically already a part of Batangas, striding a borderline within close range to Tagaytay city proper. Tagaytay attractions like Sonya’s Garden and Antonio’s Breakfast are within easy reach from Narra Hill.
It has a Bed and Breakfast that can be booked for overnight stays, with 4 Suites and 2 Rooms that can accommodate a total of 20 guests, all of which provide a view of Taal Lake. There’s a plunge pool and infinity pool on-site, while rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, room safe, fresh linens, and toiletries in modern bathrooms.
It’s the perfect place to immerse in nature while getting a digital break. There are no TV sets or wifi onsite. This makes it so much easier to appreciate the views and connect with loved ones during your stay.
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Estancia Resort Tagaytay feels like a private retreat with its spacious accommodations and beautiful views of Taal Volcano on its lakeside rooms. Centrally located along Brgy. San Jose on the Tagaytay City Proper, Estancia Resort is just 6KM away from popular Tagaytay tourist spots such as Orlina Museum, Tagaytay Picnic Grove, Sky Ranch, and People’s Park in the Sky.
Modern amenities include air-conditioning, mini-bar, and cable television, all available in each of the 56 rooms. Guests are entitled to wifi access in common areas and the indoor and outdoor swimming pool, also a popular feature of the resort. The hotel restaurant serves delicious local and international dishes, while the bar lounge offers refreshing cocktails and non-non-alcoholic beverages for visitors.
Parking is free for guests with their own vehicles. The resort has facilities for fun and relaxation, which include an indoor game room with a billiards table and table tennis area, a sauna room, and a spacious garden that is perfect for guests with kids to roam freely around the property. Don’t miss the chance to go up the roof to the viewing deck for another vantage point to enjoy the scenic Taal Lake view.
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Discovery Country Suites is a stately manor home turned Bed and Breakfast that offers spacious accommodations with panoramic views of Taal Lake. This resort has 7 suites that measure between 33 SQM to 72 SQM, all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, complimentary wifi access, flatscreen television with cable, iPod dock, and DVD player.
Some suites have premium amenities such as porches or verandas with garden seating, double-sized tubs, and king-sized beds. It is conveniently located near popular tourist attractions like Sky Ranch, Museo Orlina, the Pink Sisters Chapel, and Convent, which are less than 2KM away from the hotel.
Just 59 KM away from Metro Manila, it is a 90-minute drive from the capital city. The in-house Restaurant Verbana is a multi-awarded, Miele-guide-rated restaurant famous for its delectable fusion cuisine and farm-fresh ingredients.
Aside from the signature Verbena Country Breakfast, Discovery Suites also serves a well-curated selection of wine and cheese platter pairings at sundown as well as delicious milk and cookies at bedtime, all of which are complimentary for in-house guests. Other guest services and amenities include free parking, access to the library, and use of the outdoor heated jacuzzi.
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An innovative hotel with an eco-chic aesthetic, Cabins by Eco Hotel applies a “biophilic” design to the building structure, a concept that takes advantage of the natural airflow and lighting of its surroundings. This means that the cool Tagaytay breeze and sunlight are captured and used within the enclosed areas of the property.
It also showcases beautifully repurposed and upcycled furniture throughout the hotel, with 16 compact guest rooms that feature a huge window similar to a picture frame, some with views of the Taal Lake. The space-saving rooms are meant to emulate cruise ship cabins, each one equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, flat-screen cable television sets, en-suite toilets with hot/cold showers, and ceiling fans.
Located across the Ayala Malls Serin shopping center, this hotel is conveniently located inside the city center within easy reach of top tourist sites and retail outlets that include Walter Mart convenience store, Summit Ridge Promenade, Museo Orlina Museum, and Sky Ranch.
This pet-friendly hotel has co-working spaces and common areas with board games that may be used for free. At the roof deck is the in-house restaurant Chinampa Taqueria serving delicious Mexican food along with a scenic view of Taal Lake.
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Located near the city proper at the Ridge View Subdivision in Barangay Iruhin, 8 Suites is the ideal place to host intimate celebrations and romantic getaways in a countryside setting. They offer uniquely themed 8 Suite glamping packages for intimate picnics, birthday celebrations, bachelor parties, engagement proposals, and honeymoon packages.
Each themed suite tent is outfitted with luxurious amenities like a spacious bell tent, ambient lighting, white satin sheets, fluffy pillows, carpet matting decor, comfortable beds, welcome drinks, s’mores by the garden, signature breakfast, and a refreshing wine or beer at sundown.
Inside the property, some rooms and suites offer panoramic views of Taal like while others provide mountain or garden views of the beautiful, idyllic countryside landscape. They offer massage packages at an in-house, full-service day spa with professional therapists trained in shiatsu and Swedish massage techniques. Breakfast is free for guests, served at an alfresco setting with lakeside or mountain views.
There’s also the option to enjoy a wide selection of cheese and wine platter pairings available throughout the day but is best enjoyed at sunset while watching the sky. Other arrival amenities that may be availed as an add-on service include a romantic package of a dozen roses with chilled wine and chocolates, a boutique bath using special Moroccan oil body products, and a dessert cake with tea for two set up at the balcony after dinner.
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An upscale hotel overlooking the Batangas landscape along with picturesque views of the Taal Lake and Volcano, the Oriental Luxury Suites offers 7 room types named after a colorful city in Thailand. Each opulently styled Thai-inspired suite comes with a complimentary set breakfast, a set of bathroom amenities, a hot and cold shower, cable television, free parking, welcome drinks, free bottled water, and wifi access.
The 80 SQM Presidential suite has extra perks that include full kitchen facilities, spacious living room, and private balcony. Hotel guests are assigned a personal butler service to cater to their needs and provide the pampering they deserve.
Located along the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway in Alfonso, Cavite, this hotel is within a 6 km radius of popular tourist sites and retail outlets such as Sky Ranch, Puzzle Mansion, Paradizoo, and Ayala Malls Serin.
This private resort has an infinity pool with lovely views of the landscape, the perfect setting for taking souvenir photos or for taking the time to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and stunning lakeside Taal Volcano view, away from the hustle and bustle of city living. It Is also a pet-friendly hotel with a sought-after Glass Pavilion, which can accommodate up to 200 guests to mark any special occasion at this beautiful venue.
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With 108 rooms that have lakeside views of Taal Volcano, Summit Ridge Tagaytay offers one of the most sought-after accommodations in Tagaytay City. Centrally located along Emilio Aguinaldo Highway on Maharlika West, it is within a 2KM distance from tourist attractions and retail outlets like Sky Ranch, Praying Hands, and Robinson’s Tagaytay Mall.
All rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as premium bath toiletries, air-conditioning, flat-screen cable television, room safe, free wifi, and high-quality linens, while suites have premium add-ons like bathtubs kitchen area, chiropractic pillows, and living room.
The hotel is known for its recreational facilities that promote optimum health, which include indoor basketball and badminton courts, a fitness gym, a wellness spa, and an infinity pool. It also has a wide selection of event spaces that are suitable for intimate weddings, special occasions, and corporate gatherings, some offering lakeside views and others providing built-in AVP facilities like projectors screens and technical control rooms.
It is a pet-friendly hotel that welcomes domesticated cats and dogs with complete documentation records. Free breakfast is served at the in-house restaurant Cafe Summit, along with delicious local and international dishes, while other dining options are available at the adjacent mall in Robinsons Tagaytay.
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This hotel stands in a prime location that is perched over a lush hillside spot on Aguinaldo Highway and is famous for having one of the best lakeside views of Taal Volcano. Lake Hotel Tagaytay is conveniently situated at the center of the city where tourist attractions are found, such as Summit Ridge Promenade, Sky Ranch, Museo Orlina, and Picnic Grove, all within 6 KM from the hotel.
There is a wide selection of restaurants nearby that offer delicious international and local cuisines. Some rooms have spectacular views of the famous Taal Volcano from the balcony, while others offer equally stunning vistas of the forested hillside or garden; all are equipped with modern conveniences that include air-conditioning, air purifiers, free wifi access, flat-screen TV with cable channels, and mini bar.
Those who prefer to stay indoors for the duration of their stay will find plenty of leisure activities at the hotel. There is a game room with a foosball and billiard table, a KTV lounge for videoke sessions, a fitness gym, kiddie playroom, indoor swimming pool and an outdoor infinity pool with lakeside views. Parking is free for hotel guests, while the hotel restaurant, Lake Cafe, is known for its sumptuous buffet breakfast spread and delicious a la carte dishes.
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Located at the city center beside a densely forested area, The Carmelence View features beautifully styled rooms with magnificent views overlooking not only Taal Lake and Volcano, but also parts of Laguna Lake, Batangas Bay, and the mountains of Makiling, Makulot, and Banahaw.
Suites offer unobstructed lakeside and mountain views from either floor-to-ceiling glass windows or spacious verandas framing the much-coveted Tagaytay lookout point. Some premier rooms provide stunning views from the bathroom, allowing guests to soak in the bathtub while enjoying the unique natural attractions right at the comfort of their own hotel room.
Accommodations are all fitted with top-notch amenities that include complete toiletries, high thread count beddings, air conditioners, hot/cold rain showers, free wifi access, flat-screen TV with cable, and kitchenette. This pet-friendly hotel also offers complimentary room service breakfast and brewed coffee.
Its central location means that tourist attractions are easily accessible, with Taal Lake just 17 KM away, Sky Ranch within walking distance at 750 M from the hotel, Tagaytay Highlands, Museum Orlina, and Puzzle Mansion within 12 KM distance from the hotel. One of the key highlights of the hotel is the sumptuous breakfast, while its friendly staff consistently render great customer service.
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Standing at the Tagaytay city center along the Nasugbu-Tagaytay Highway, Twin Lake Hotel is within a 6km radius of popular attractions like Sky Ranch, Summit Ridge Promenade, and Casino Filipino. One of the hotel’s main features is the scenic balcony view overlooking Taal Lake and Volcano and its surrounding forest, a visual treat that all guest accommodations share.
All 126 rooms are equipped with must-have amenities like air-conditioning, HD television with cable channels, coffee and tea making facilities, and a safety deposit box, with spacious suites that range between 34 SQM to 106 SQM. Guests who check-in at spacious premium suites enjoy perks that include a complimentary fruit basket, a bottle of wine, and separate living and dining areas.
The hotel has a heated outdoor infinity pool, the perfect setting to relish the magnificent natural surroundings that include a panoramic view of Taal Lake. Another great vantage point from which to enjoy the scenic view is at the Twin Lakes Cafe, the in-house restaurant that serves local favorites and international dishes.
The hotel also has its own fitness center and game room, while guests with children will enjoy kid-friendly facilities such as a wading pool and kids corner within the premises. Other facilities include a grand ballroom to celebrate major milestones and well-equipped conference rooms for corporate events.
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Located on a prime Tagaytay spot along Km. 60 at the center of the Tagaytay City Proper, the historical Taal Vista Hotel traces its distinguished roots during the Commonwealth period when it was still known as the Taal Vista Lodge. Former President Manuel Quezon frequently held cabinet meetings on the premises when it was built in 1935.
It is perched on a stretch of flatland over an incline informally known as “Ilong Kastila” or “patrician nose” because it resembles a nose. It remains a top hotel in Tagaytay known for having some of the best views of Taal Lake and the surrounding mountains, with rooms that offer either a lakeside or mountainside views, all equipped with modern amenities such as air-conditioning, free wifi, flat-screen TV, and safety deposit box, to name a few.
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The hotel offers numerous facilities for comfort and relaxation: it has a large outdoor swimming pool, a well-equipped onsite gym, a kid’s corner and game room with toys, art activities, mini ball pit, and billiards table, and a wellness spa to rejuvenate tired bodies.
There’s even a souvenir shop that sells local products and beautiful handmade creations to remind you of your stay in Tagaytay, perfect for gift-giving or memory-keeping. Finally, don’t forget to sample some of the delicious dishes at any of the 4 restaurants within the premises that serve local favorites, international dishes, appetizers, desserts, and refreshing beverages.
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With its modern architecture, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and warm wooden furnishings, Escala Tagaytay cuts a striking presence on a prime spot along Barangay Maharlika West, near the Tagaytay City Center. It’s the perfect jump-off point from which to enjoy everything the city has to offer, with its convenient location less than 6KM away from famous Tagaytay tourist attractions like Museo Orlina, Sky Ranch, and Puzzle Mansion.
Each one of its 60 rooms provides scenic balcony or terrace views of the natural beauty surrounding it, with some offering lakeside, mountain, or poolside views. Room amenities include air-conditioning, free wifi access, in-room safe, toiletries, fresh linens, rainfall showers, and some with bathtubs or glass-enclosed bathrooms with a view.
One of its main features is the outdoor infinity pool that overlooks Taal Lake, the perfect spot for taking souvenir photos. This PWD-friendly hotel provides elevators and wheelchair-accessible facilities for disabled guests, while guests with small children may use the family room for kid-appropriate entertainment.
Parking is free, as are the water bottles that are replenished daily as well as daily breakfast for hotel guests. Other facilities include a fitness center, a lush garden, and an in-house restaurant offering popular locally made dishes as well as international favorites.
Escape to Tagaytay City Now
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Experience the thrill of waking up to a spectacular lakeside view of Taal Volcano and revel in its natural beauty with a quick getaway to Tagaytay City. With just a few hours' drive away from the Metro, you can book any of the resorts featured on this list and enjoy the unique amenities offered at each hotel.
Watching the spectacular Lake Taal from the comfort of your own room is a memorable experience that is best shared with friends and family. The chilly mountain air, lush landscape, and top-notch resort amenities all add a cozy ambiance to refresh your senses and rejuvenate your tired body.
Whether it's a quaint eco-hotel that promotes sustainable methods, a luxurious glamping venue with all the comforts of a high-end hotel room, or an opulent 5-star hotel with spectacular lakeside views and delectable food, you’ll find just the right accommodations for a unique weekend getaway in Tagaytay City.