We originally planned to stay for only a night but decided to extend for another night. Reservation was quite easy,perhaps because it was low season?
Upon check in, we we're asked for a 2k deposit.
We stayed at the Deluxe lake view room and it was good because we had a nice view of the lake. This room also has a bath tub unlike other rooms. I just noticed some minor things like when I was taking a bath in the tub, I saw how unpolishedly they made the lavatory. The cement finish underneath was uneven. Eyesores as such should at least be concealed. Some loose and lifting tiles were also observed in the room.
Another thing I found to be a bit of a turn off was how inaccesible some areas are from the main building. We wanted to take a swim at their indoor pool but got really "shookt" *haha* when we found that we had the cross the parking lot just to get to the pool area.There was no pathway, no roof that leads to the pool. So on that rainy day, you have to shower in the rain abd dip your feet in the puddle before getting to the pool. I couldn't make sense why they chose glass walls for the indoor pool when there is no good view of the outside. It was a parking lot and the highway for crying out loud. We were quite relucant to swim because outsiders can see is through the glass walls! This is the downside of expanding a facility...so many afterthought designs that have not probably been considered well.
There is an ongoing renovation so somehow, I hope some things mentioned would be addressed.
Even though, the hotel facilities didn't impress me so much,I have to acknowledge the very friendly staff. Everyone was so attentive to our needs and always greeted us with a smile.
Breakfast buffet was also excellent and had a wide range of choices. I really want to come back because of the food!
Hopefully, when we come back and the renovation has been completed, we would see a great improvement in their amenities.
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- Cuddled up amidst the slope of Tagaytay Ridge, approximately 90 minutes away from Manila, The Lake Hotel Tagaytay is a picture of verdantly serene and majestic haven. The Mediterranean inspired architectural design is complimented by the breathtaking view of the world-famous Taal Volcano and the opulence of over a hundred year old trees sprawled along the cliff. ... more less
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