- Reviews: 7002
Main Wing: Chateau Royale
This is part two of the Chateau Royale Complex tips. Here are more pictures that center on the complex (the first tip is on the rooms especially the log cabins). Like I've Said, Chateau Royale offers endless choices for group fun/ activity, team building, clan or family bonding. Located just after the boundary of cavite province. Chateau Royale offers numerous function rooms, rock face, paint ball, swimming pool, rappeling, basketball, tennis, etc and a lot more for the said group fun.
Take a Pick, whatever you desire like basketball courts, tennis courts, hand ball, paintball, restaurants, log cabins, standard rooms, rock face, rappeling, swimming pool, playground and lots more!
- Reviews: 7002
Log Cabins: Chateau Royale
Chateau Royale, although technically in Nasugbu Town in Batangas Province (but can be considered still part of the tagaytay ridge since it sits in the boundary of Cavite and Batangas Province) is building up a reputation as a destination for group activites since it offers endless choices for group fun/ activity, team building, clan or family bonding. Located just after the boundary of cavite province. Chateau Royale offers numerous function rooms, rock face, paint ball, swimming pool, rappeling, basketball, tennis, etc and a lot more for the said group fun.
Besides the many facilities like paintball and basketball courts, Chateau Royale offers two kinds of rooms, the Hotel type for small families and the log cabin type for big families or groups and prices of these rooms are 3500 to 5000 pesos, depending on the size. The facilities in the log cabin is superb, with a new bathroom, rustic atmosphere, wooden decor. please see my pictures!
- Reviews: 1
San Roque Beach Resort: Tagaytay/Talisay Volcano
I have to add my accolades for the San Roque Beach Resort at Talisay, which is about half an hour away from Tagaytay. The experience of the Volcano rising from the quiet Lake Taal is spectacular and very different from the view of it from the higher grounds of Tagaytay. Here, the Volcano looms large right in front while you swim or paddle your own boat in the lake. My little family had a truly wonderful time at the San Roque Beach Resort. We emailed them about a short stay at the resort, but when we arrived from Tagaytay, we were accosted and taken by local "guides" to go to other hotels. They resisted taking us to the San Roque, and we would later learn why! They were in fact taking a cut from any rates we pay - we were brought to overpriced theme park like hotel, and then when we told them our budget is about 1000 pesos, they brought us to rat-infested dumps and broken down shacks that would never have commanded that price in any backpacker's worst nightmare. When we finally insisted on going to look at San Roque Beach Resort, about which we had read favourable reviews, we were delighted to find bungalows on beautifully manicured grounds, hammocks under a giant mango tree, and the lake water lapping right up to the front edge of the beach. The propriatress, Lita, is a warm, friendly lady who promptly took our hands and told us to stay away from the "guides". Apparently, she has lost a lot of business because visitors would be told lies - the hotel is full, is under construction/renovation, etc., simply because she didn't go with the "deal".
The cottages costs 1200 pesos during the low season when we arrived, but Lita very generously let our family of 2 adults and 2 small children stay at the 3-room bungalow for a small increase in our budget. This was like heaven after our horrible experiences before, when we almost caved in and stayed at the theme hotel for 3000 pesos as it was the only decent alternative we were shown by those "guides". The bungalow is big, cool, clean and very comfortable. It is most excellent for families, with outdoor terraces in front and behind. We spent our days swimming in the lake, booking the boat to the Volcano and around Lake Taal, sleeping in the hammocks and eating the delicious food that Lita cooked for us. We had a budget, and she worked around it to make us tasty Philippino fare. Be sure to ask for the Tilapia straight from the Lake itself! She kindly took us to town for groceries and currency exchange as her time was available because of the low season. We also aksed Lita for tips and recommendations, and she wrote us a note for a contact at Pagsanjang, Ali Perez, who is an excellent boatman for the rapids, and honest and cheery to boot. In all, we felt the full force of the warmth and kindness of Philippino hospitality here, and would highly recommend staying at this beautiful, peaceful, gorgeous resort.
- Reviews: 230
Mahogany Hotel: Good Name, Bad Impression
First of all, I didn't stay at Mahogany Hotel. Not yet. Or not anymore. I went here to inquire while waiting for my car's registration from the nearby LTO office and after seeing its reception and knowing its rates -- hell, I won't stay there. Double fan rooms go for P1300-P1500 and aircon rooms for P1700. Though the hotel's facade looks good, its reception is uninviting, dark and lonely-looking. And would you believe, there's no hot shower in all rooms! Disgusting for a cool place like Tagaytay!
- Reviews: 29
Hotel Dominique: Hip place
I have to reccomend Hotel Dominique, great for all you yuppies. Since there’s really no gimick places around Tagaytay you can have it right here in this hotel. They offer rooms with videoke machines for all of you who want to belt it out or you can also try one of those pool tables they’ve got. Room rates range from Php1500-3000 per night.
Videoke rooms//Bar//Pool tables
- Reviews: 20
San Roque Beach Resort: Right on Lake itself
The owners are very friendly and helpful, and they have this guesthouse which has 3 rooms and 2 bathrooms which we rented wholly for the 10 of us. When they saw that we were a little cramped, Lita offerred us another room in the adjacent building FOC. You can have them arrange lunch, dinner etc at their little resort, and they even have their own banca boat to take us to the island. All 3 rooms are air-conditioned but only 1 worked well - hope they have rectified that - hot water ok but water pressure a bit low. The guest house cost us Peso 6000 per night and we had all the privacy we wanted.
The best thing about this place is that it is right on the waters edge. The sunrise and sunset is nice with the waters and Taal in front of you. They have a open aired but covered hall which you can use FOC and we used it for our dancing and dining. Just too bad that it is not as cool as in the Tagaytay city itself as this is located in Talisay.
- Reviews: 9
Viewpoint Inn: For Budgeteen Travellers
I highly recommend Viewpoint Inn for budget travellers because it also offers a cheap rate for the rooms, but still offer the basic amenities like hot and cold water, clean toilet, tv, mini-closet, mini-ref. Although there's no good view of the lake from the rooms, but outside, the Viewpoint has a viewdeck of some sort with a very good view, and there are tables and chairs for you to use while eating breakfast or snacks, or just bumming around.
It is also accessible to commuters, the Crow/Crown Bus can drop you off at Viewpoint Inn. From there, it's only one jeepney ride going to the restaurants.
Unlike other hotels/inns that restrict you from bringing food inside, Viewpoint allows you to bring your own food and drinks without the corkage fee.
Other hotels/inns have check-in and check-out times. Viewpoint Inn dosen't. Your check-in time starts from the time you want to check-in and vice-versa. You can also leave your stuff there and pay half the room fee, and then come back later. The time you get back to the Viewpoint Inn is your check-in time.
Non-aiconditioned rooms are 800 pesos/12 hrs and 1200 pesos/24 hrs. Air-conditioned rooms are 1800 pesos/24 hrs. They offer free breakfast for a 24 hr stay or if you dont want to avail of the free breakfast, it's 10% off on your room rate.
- Reviews: 9
Mi-Jo Hotel Tagaytay: A Home Within a Hotel
I highly recommend this place for those who want to stay overnight in tagaytay on a budget but still want basic amenities from a hotel.
The staff here is accommodating, and even guided us how to get there via public transport.
The hotel may be small, but the rooms are carpeted (minus the musty odor) and so cozy. The bed matress is firm and queen -sized (good for two or maybe even three persons). Pillows are fluffy and the blanket and bedsheets crisp and clean. There's a small table with two cushioned chairs. There's also ample lighting. Rooms have a private bath with hot and cold water. Bathroom all in all is clean and odor-free(that's the best part for me). There's a mini-walk in closet too, with shelves and hangers. Curtains are kinda heavy but not dusty, so no allergies for you.
What I really love about this place is that I was able to pack light. Beacuse they provide bath towels for two, 2 pairs of rubber slippers and a toiletries kit. The toiletries kit includes 2 toothbrushes, a sachet each of toothpaste and shampoo and a small bar of soap.
Although the rooms don't provide a view of the Taal volcano, at least the place is generally clean and quiet because it's not situated along the major highway, and it's just a stone's throw away from the long line of restaurants and cafes.
They also have rooms that can accommodate couples, families or a small group of friends.
- Reviews: 35
Mi-Jo Rooms For Rent: Affordable and Cozy
I was a bit surprised when we arrived at Mi-Jo, because I expected it to look different from their website. It wasn't a big place, but it was homey and is not situated along the major highway, so it's quiet. Just a few steps away from the major road. The receptionists/staff were friendly and accommodating. When we got to our room(it was a standard room), I was relieved. Though the standard room was small, its was cozy. What made me like the place even more was that there was no musty smell coming from the carpet. The room, especially the bathroom, was also clean and free of odors. My boyfriend and I were able to pack light because the inn provided 2 bath towels and 2 pairs of rubber slippers. Inside the bathroom, there's a kit of toiletries: 2 toothbrushes, a sachet each of toothpaste & shampoo, a small piece of soap. There's also a fresh roll of toilet paper. More good news: unlimited supply of hot water in the shower. Nice, no? There's a TV set with cable and remote control, the airconditioning unit wasn't the old noisy type, and the queen-sized bed bed firm but comfy(again, no musty odors-yey!). We were also informed that the accommodation includes free breakfast for two until 10 a.m. (the next day, the breakfast consisted only of buttered toast, scrambled/sunny side up egg and coffee. not really satisfying, if you ask me). There's a mini walk-in closet with hangers and shelves to keep your shoes. And also, there's a table and two chairs. Mounted on the wall is a phone for calling room service. There's also a mini-veranda, but no view of Taal. Outside, there's a garage for travellers with vehicles, and accross the inn there's a parking lot.
For 3 to four people, there's the deluxe room: two beds(two people can sleep in one bed), plus fridge and safe, aside from the usual stuff.
For bigger groups or families, they also have family rooms: double deck, queen-sized bed, plus fridge and safe, aside from the usual stuff (I dont know about the toiletries kit, though. you can ask them).
I was a bit surprised that a small inn/hotel would provide the ff:
-the toiletries kit: includes 2 toothbrushes, a sachet each of toothpaste & shampoo, a small piece of soap
-inn provides 2 bath towels and 2 pairs of rubber slippers
-the mini walk in closet
-u can purchase refreshments/snacks and additional toiletries near the reception area
-also near the reception is a "snack area" just in case you order food from outside (bringing of food from outside to the rooms is not alllowed)
- Reviews: 1
Royal Taal Inn: Awful Place To Stay, Stay here if you are a dope.
The staff was not even remotely helpful. They could not even answer the most basic traveler questions on how to get around and where to go to eat when we first arrived. We ended up being ripped off by Max the tri-cycle driver as a result.
I came here with my wife my wife and 2 small kids and they charged me 3,812 pesos a night despite advertising the lowest rates in Tagaytay, guaranteed. I was amazed. The power was out for our whole stay and they intermittantly turned on the generator. They had to go out and buy fuel when we arrived since they must have been to lazy to purchase it in advance so wwe had to had to washup and prepare in the dark before wandering out to eatour first night. There was no water pressure so we had to use towels to clean ourselves for 3 days and the breakfast was never offered or delivered till the last day when we were fed up and turned it down.
Don't say here. If you do then you are an idiot. I am an idiot to have stayed in this dump. I hated it so much that we will never go back to the Philippines. There are just so many better places to go then this idiotic place.
Uniquely awful and expensive place to stay.
- Reviews: 4529
Days Hotel (Part 2)
This part 2 shows you some photographs of the rooms at Days Hotel, Tagaytay. Essentially the rooms are nice and comfortable, but quite standard and nothing really fantastic. The air-con is not centralised and located in the room, so you need to adjust it yourself. Sometimes the air-con can get a bit noisy. There is a balcony outside each room where you can sit and watch the beautiful view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano (see the travelogue section of this VT page for the photographs taken at this hotel).
- Reviews: 4529
Days Hotel (Part 1)
This hotel is one of the best hotels in Tagaytay with a fantastic view of the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. The staff are friendly and there is a nice restaurant and swimming pool. The rooms are average and not really that fantastic, but good enough to stay. This hotel is also near to the main town centre along the Tagaytay crater rim, where you can find some restaurants and shopping. More information is at the website below and photos of the rooms are at part 2 of this tip.
- Reviews: 35
Jade Inn: Not so grand but affordable
This place is located along the National Hiway a bit far from the Olivares Circle (or the Tagaytay Rotonda). The original price for a room for two is 1,200 PhP, but since we were there during the town fiesta (Feb 14), the inn owner gave us a discount, we had free lunch & we paid only 800 PhP for an overnight stay!
For those who are just want a place to stay or sleep, this place is right on the budget. However, our bath has no hot water (bbbrrrrrr!!), maybe it depends on the type of room. There are also family rooms on the ground floor, I just do not know how much it costs per night. But it has a kitchen for those who want to cook their own food aside from sampling the bulalo (a specialty of Tagaytay). The place is OK but the inn cannot give you a very good view of the Taal Volcano.
- Reviews: 779
San Roque Beach Resort: Lakeshore Lodging
The rooms aren't that big but they're very clean and the owners are accommodating.
Right on the shore of Taal Lake, San Roque is farther down the road from the junction so the view of volcano island from the resort is better.
Airconditioned rooms - P1500 with breakfast for 2
Nipa Huts with fan - P850
Guest House with 3 airconditioned bedrooms, 2 baths, and kitchen facilities good for up to 12 pax - P4500
- Reviews: 232
Aguila Beach Resort: Strike a pose!
Three guys have choosen to pose in the garden while our gal has selected to handle the camera to capture the beauty of Adam.
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