Known for its fresh breezy winds, Tagaytay is not only for stopovers but for a fun road trip away from the hectic city life. Located in the province of Cavite, Tagaytay is easily accessible from Manila where road trip travelers pass by for a cup of coffee or a simple dine-in within the trendy restaurants nearby. While you are in one of the coolest places in the Philippines, drop by Taal Vista Hotel and discover their wondrous stories that are worth sharing.
About Taal Vista Hotel
Learn the true meaning of how past can meet the present. Nestled on the Tagaytay Ridge is a timeless hotel that holds a stunning view of the famous Taal Lake and Volcano. With the help of our friendly and accommodating staff, you will have the hearty feeling of home. Known for its upstanding events, you will discover experiences and special moments you can share with others. Get a chance to experience the exquisite dining that will leave a harmonious vibe to you and your loved ones.
Now and Then
Taal Vista Hotel’s reputation as the premier hotel in Tagaytay City is like a diamond that has been polished through decades of colorful and eventful history.
Previously known as Taal Vista Lodge, the hotel was the brainchild of Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon who initiated the development of Tagaytay as a tourism destination. In 1935 Quezon instructed the Manila Railroad Company to build a lodge and golf course on Tagaytay Ridge. Under the supervision of the Manila Hotel, a property under the Manila Railroad Company, the lodge was designed by Andres Luna de San Pedro, son of painter Juan Luna, and built on a 6-hectare lot on Tagaytay Ridge.
On October 7, 1939, Taal Vista Lodge was inaugurated and became a popular lodging and dining destination for local and foreign tourists alike. A few years after it opened to the public, World War II broke out and the lodge became a vacation place for American servicemen. When the Japanese occupied the country from 1942 to 1945, Taal Vista Lodge was converted as officers’ quarters for the Japanese.
After the war, the Philippine government took back control of the lodge and renovated it to include new cottages, dining facilities, children’s playground and sports facilities. Tagaytay was becoming a popular destination for local tourists in the 1950’s and Taal Vista Lodge was their preferred lodging and dining place.
One of the many regular visitors of the hotel was a young man who often chose one spot on the grounds from which to gaze out and dream. His name was Henry Sy, Sr. of SM Investments Corporation (SMIC), the company that would subsequently acquire Taal Vista Hotel.
In 1968, the Philippine government decided to privatize some government corporations including Taal Vista Lodge. It went through several ownerships and changed its name to Taal Vista Hotel. In 1988, Henry Sy, Sr., chairman of SMIC, finally acquired it and the corporation remains to be its owner up to the present.
Since then, Taal Vista Hotel underwent major renovations and expansion bringing up the number of its original 25 cabins to 262 well-appointed guest rooms as well as excellent facilities for entertainment, business, dining and social events.
Today, this polished gem shines brightly amidst the splendor of Tagaytay’s history and the vibrant past of a hotel that will be here for always.
Taal Vista Hotel Location
Discover the wonders of our scenic attractions near Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City. Ask our friendly concierge to assist you on the sightseeing tours of the significant places that is located near this timeless hotel.
Places of Nearby Interests
A 5-hectare leisure park offering the country’s tallest Ferris wheel, horseback riding, a mini amusement park that includes a thrilling Anchors Away ride. The 2,000 square meter events tent is perfect for conferences, exhibits, concerts, expos and social gatherings
Monday to Friday (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM)
Gourmet Farms is a sprawling vegetable farm where guests can take a tour to learn how the vegetables are grown and harvested. Hands-on lessons on how to harvest lettuce, plant herbs, and care for the environment are also offered by appointment. The compound has a chapel, conference center and a cafe called The Dining Room.
Daily (10:00 AM to 9:00 PM)
Located across the hotel, Casino Filipino is opened 24 hours and it offers a wide variety of table games and slot machines with live entertainment features by popular Filipino artists.
The Flower Farm Corporation is considered one of the premier florists in the Philippines for almost 40 years.
They are recognized as one of the pioneers in the cut flower industry of the Philippines for having introduced floral varieties never before grown in the country.
Monday to Saturday (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Go all natural and find the sweetness of honey in this particular farm. It offers a host of aromatherapy and organic beauty products for sale that you can take home for yourself and loved ones.
Daily (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Count your blessings in the Convent of Divine Mercy where the Adoration Chapel of the Pink sisters is located. During your visit, write out your prayers for the sisters to read out loud because it is said that it will come true.
Monday to Saturday (6:30 AM)
Sundays (7:30 AM and 5:00 PM)
Get your cameras ready because this place is popular for its picturesque Retreat Houses. Caleruega is situated at the end of a long isolated road on an 8-hectare property owned by the Dominican Fathers.
Daily (7:00 AM to 5:30 PM)
Sundays at 11:00 AM
Also known as Palace in the Sky; Is a well-known historical urban park that is the highest peak In Tagaytay City. The 360 degree scenery is the perfect place to take photos of the famous Taal Lake.
Daily (7:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
A showcase of colorful glass artistry by the internationally acclaimed Mr. Ramon Orlina.
Daily (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM)