Tagaytay City

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

Before Taal Vista Hotel became modern and pristine, the hotel had its share of historical growth that made its name. After their renovation in 2004, Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City welcomed its guests and visitors. It remains a landmark in their historical chapter of Tagaytay City. In 2002, Taal Vista Hotel reconstructed into the style of the original lodge with more extensions. This resulted in more facilities and amenities that are suitable for both business and leisure activities.

Previously known as Taal Vista Lodge, this is what Taal Vista Hotel looked like then.

In early 1935, then Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon expressed interest in developing Tagaytay as a tourist destination. It was he who suggested that Manila Hotel build a lodge and golf course in the area. Because of his fascination with Tagaytay, he held Cabinet meetings on the premises of Taal Vista Lodge when it was finally built.

In 1939, the Zamoras of Manila Hotel built Taal Vista Lodge along “Ilong Kastila”—a stretch of flatland perched atop an incline which people said resembled a nose. During the Second World War from 1942 to 1944, Taal Vista Lodge was converted to an officers’ quarters for the Japanese. In February 1945, the 11th Airborne Division of the US Army parachuted down onto the Tagaytay Ridge to assist in the liberation of Manila. Between 1956 and 1964 Tagaytay began to bepromoted as a major tourist destination in the Philippines with Taal Vista Lodge as one of the leading attractions in the city. 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. He is Henry Sy of SM Investments Corporation—the company that would later acquire Taal Vista Hotel.

In 2002, Taal Vista Hotel was reconstructed in the style of the original lodge. Extensions were added to the complex to provide more conference facilities and amenities for business and leisure activities. In 2004, after its renovation, the Hotel welcomed back its guests and visitors. Today, Taal Vista Hotel remains a landmark deeply entrenched in the history and heritage of Tagaytay City.

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