Friday, November 1, 2013

Taal Vista Hotel

     Last September, we spent the weekend over at Taal Vista Hotel. Tagaytay has always been one of my favorite places to visit, and even though we were busy with a whole lot of things at the time, we made sure we found time for this! I am so glad we did :)
     This post is actually quite delayed! But it's ok because later on you will find out why ;) I've just been so swamped with work the last few months, with preparing for Natalie's Dedication and 1st Birthday, and trips for both work and play! I just didn't want to post an entry for the sake of posting right away -- I wanted to write about our wonderful experience and do our very accommodating hosts justice. As you will see in the photos below, our stay was not just fun-filled but food-filled! :9 

This is the awesome view from our balcony!

Our room was very comfy and fit our family of four!
As you can see, Natalie is very relaxed on the bed :) 

If you have a baby in tow, just request for a crib and the hotel will gladly provide one.
We placed ours by the glass window so Natalie could see the view when she's bored ;)

So many dishes and treats to choose from for lunch at Cafe on the Ridge!
And they provide entertainment as well - we were serenaded with acoustic versions of pop songs such as "Baby" by Justin Bieber, one of Audrey's favorite songs, haha! :)

We took lots of photos with the view and all over. Loved their garden and pool!
      I'm pretty sure that if you've ever been to Tagaytay, chances are you've stopped by Taal Vista to take photos with the Taal lake and volcano as your view. This hotel still has one of the best views of Taal, so I'm not surprised that a lot of couples book their weddings here. There's a lot of space and the service is great! On the weekend that we stayed at Taal Vista, there were two weddings that were held there. And if you're worried about rain, don't be -- they have big ballrooms that can accommodate indoor events too just in case :)

Natalie and I are ready for dinner!

Our hosts treated us to this special dinner together with my in laws, Pat and Patty, and the Cuyugan family. The setup by the garden was really lovely and the food was divine! Check out the photos below. And get ready to drool! :9

Our appetizer was Atlantic Smoked Salmon with Crispy Mesclun Greens in Pineapple Vinaigrette 
and we had the yummiest soup which I finished before I realized I had forgotten to take a picture! 
It was Wild Mushroom Capuccino with Truffle Oil, yum!
The main course was Beef Fillet Mignon and Prawns with Potato Ragout and 

Vegetable in Demi Glazed Jus -- aahh, it was delicious!
For dessert we had Moist Choco Brownies with Dulce de Leche Nut Cream 
and a refreshing Banana Jackfruit Sorbet! Everything just went together!
They also prepared Chicken Nuggets with Fries and Dip for Audrey :)

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day (and it's not just because it's the first one I get to eat hehe), so I was delighted to see a great selection of breakfast favorites at their cafe. There were waffles (Audrey's fave!), pancakes with assorted syrups, fresh fruits, different types of bread, champorado, rice and Filipino dishes such as beef tapa, tocino, and crispy fish! You can ask for coffee or tea to go with it too. It was a wonderful way to start the day!
After breakfast, Audrey went swimming with her Ninong Pat at the hotel pool :)

My family and I certainly enjoyed our stay at Taal Vista Hotel! 
Besides the wonderful facilities, view and good food, their service was great! :)

And you can get a chance to enjoy this too since I am 
giving away a Gift Certificate for an 
Overnight Stay in a Premier Lake Wing Room 
with Buffet Breakfast for Two (2)!!! :)
See below for the Giveaway Mechanics :)

The staycationers together with our very friendly and accommodating hosts Celine Arenillo, Treena Tecson and the rest of the Taal Vista Staff -- my family and I would like to Thank You all again sooo much for taking care of us so well! A BIG Thank You also to Mr. Walid Wafik, Taal Vista Hotel's General Manager. We really loved our stay!

Staycation Giveaway Mechanics:

1. LIKE the Taal Vista Hotel Facebook Page at
2. FOLLOW Taal Vista Hotel on Twitter @TaalVistaHotel and The Daily Audrey @DailyAudrey
3. EMAIL me by November 9, 2013 and let me know why you deserve a Staycation at Taal Vista Hotel :) 
    Please don't forget to include your Full Name, Address and Contact Number. Winner will be notified via email ;)