Opened in 1939, the English Tudor Mansion-style Taal Vista Hotel has become part of the Filipino heritage with a rich history shared by generations of hotel guests and prominent personalities who have set foot in this historic lodging.

With the temperature dropping and the cool wind blowing, one of the best things to get the best of the bed weather is to hie off to the mountain resort of Tagaytay City for a slow-paced family “staycation.”

And what better hideaway there is than the Taal Vista Hotel, the undisputed top retreat in the ridge city which offers a thrilling view of the iconic and postcard-pretty Taal Volcano and Lake.

At 81 years old, it is a vibrant luxe hotel which keeps in step with the changing times and trends in the hospitality industry.

Opened in 1939, the English Tudor Mansion-style hotel has become part of the Filipino heritage with a rich history shared by generations of hotel guests and prominent personalities who have set foot in this historic lodging.

Taal Vista Hotel Filipino favorites

Despite the damages brought about by World War II, supertyphoons, changing ownerships over the decades, destructive and most recently, the Taal Volcano eruption last year and the COVID-19 pandemic which shut it down for several months, Taal Vista Hotel has remained an all-time favorite destination in the entire Calabarzon Region.

So when it was given by the Department of Tourism (DOT) the green light to reopen gradually in September, travel-starved tourists from Metro Manila and neighboring areas have begun revisiting their old flame, but under government-imposed health protocols.

And just like a takeoff from a James Bond movie, the hotel can offer once more a view to a thrill for people who have all the time in the world.

Rooms undergo stringent disinfection and contactless systems were put in place to ensure safety of check-in guests. Its main dining outlet, Veranda Restaurant, has been relocated to an adjacent and more open space to allow free flow of air and a closer view of the picture-perfect volcano.

The hotel’s other facilities reopened recently under limited operations—the Asmara Spa which is open on Friday to Sunday, Taza Fresh Table which operates on weekends, while fitness buffs have begun hitting the gym and the swimming pool, though at a limited time.

Veranda Restaurant at a temporary al fresco location

And with the easing of the city’s quarantine classification and regulations, Taal Vista Hotel has reunited with its loyal patrons.

With the onset of a promising year and observance of the first anniversary of Taal Volcano’s destructive eruption, the hotel is gearing up for two consecutive top-drawing events—Chinese New Lunar Year and Valentine’s Day.

Greet the Year of the Metal Ox and welcome a year of hope, prosperity and good health with a sumptuous Chinese-themed buffet dinner on February 12 for only P1,550 person.

Make it your most romantic and memorable Day of the Hearts with the Better TWOgether Promo, which includes a Premier Room, overnight room accommodation with buffet breakfast for two, P1,000 dining credit, balloons and flowers, and a bottle of Duet Bruto. The rate starts at P9,500 and is valid until April 30, 2021.

On February 13-14, couples can have an extraordinary sit-down dinner date under the stars, overlooking the prized vista of Taal Lake and Volcano. The offering also includes three long-stemmed roses and a bottle of sparkling wine, all for P8,000 per couple.

Groups or singles can also feast on lunch or dinner promo at Veranda Restaurant for only P1,550 person, with a surprise gift for ladies.

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Vista of Taal Lake and Volcano