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CASA PUNZALAN: AN 18th CENTURY OLD SPANISH COLONIAL HOUSE
We spent a lot of time researching where we were going to stay in Taal and finally decided to stay in this old Spanish colonial house which was constructed in the 18th century. We made our booking over the telephone and we received a call during the day wondering what time we would arrive. The jeepney dropped us off near the basilica and the hotel was just a couple of minutes walk from there. Unfortunately the owner had died last year but we were greeted by very helpful lady who showed us to our room and gave us some information about the town. We were also given a key to the main door as sometimes there would be nobody in attendance. The room had two single beds and the windows were made from capiz shells. I lay in bed the next morning and counted the shells, finding that there were over 2,000 of them. Think of the work involved making these windows years ago. The whole building above the ground floor was constructed from wood, as well as beautiful wooden furniture on each floor. I believe the hotel had 6 rooms, one of which was a/c with own bathroom. The others had a share bathroom which turned out to be fine. The guest house/hotel was within walking distance of all the old houses and churches in town, a minute from the basilica, tourist information center, market and municipal hall.
We paid 600 pesos for the room, but we did not have such a good sleep because of the occasional cars passing by on the road nearby, but it was fine for one night, and one night was enough to explore this historic town. It was a real experience living in an 18th century house.
- Reviews: 7778
Casa Cecilia: Boutique Hotel in Taal
Casa Cecilia is both a boutique hotel and a venue for large dining celebrations as it has a large restaurant and garden where you can have many garden activities like parties or garden weddings. The Boutique Hotel has 10 rooms inside the two story complex and all are done in a combination of Spanish Colonial Style but with Modern Amenities such as LED TV's, Hot and Cold Showers, Coffee Maker, etc. A Regular Room during the Lean Season (June to October and January to March) cost 2,700 pesos to 5,500 pesos a night (depending on the room size and season) and includes ala carte breakfast.
free wifi service, free parking for hotel guests, free complimentary bottled water everyday, complimentary ala carte breakfast for guests.
Check in time is 2:00 pm and check out time is 12:00 pm the next day
- Reviews: 26
Casa Punzalan: Old House
Located around 100 meters away from the St. Martin de Tours Basilica, Casa Punzalan's proximity to the places to visit makes it easier to go around. If your'e a tourist on a budget, the place is good enough. Just don't expect 5-star accommodation. There is a common bath/toilet for men and women (separate). There are 3 shower cubicles and 3 toilets for each. The toilet area is not comfortable because it'small. There's one TV with cable in the lobby area but no Wifi. There is only one aircon room which is priced at P1,500.00 with 1 queen size bed and 1 single bed. Other rooms have fans, thus, priced cheaper.
I would suggest, though, that you visit the place first before checking in. Some might not be that comfortable staying in an old house.
All of the places to visit in Taal, Batangas are just a blocks away from Casa Punzalan. Even the Basilica can be viewed from the hotel's window.
- Reviews: 27
Villa Manolo: Nice guesthouse on Taal Lake
This is actually a resort with own small beach access, picnic huts, boat service, mini convenience store, and a bunch of dogs. The care taker here is very nice and helpful.
This place is very relaxing at night too especially with full moon. The silhouette image of Taal Volcano by the lake is spectacular.
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