There’s a reason why Tagaytay is a favorite weekend and staycation destination for many. The weather is cool for most of the year, it’s very accessible from Metro Manila even if you don’t have your own car, and there’s plenty of good food and activities to enjoy in the city. Furthermore, you can always find a comfortable place to stay. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling solo, with your S.O., with a group of friends, or your family—Tagaytay in Cavite Province is peppered with cozy inns, affordable hostels, and luxurious hotels to meet your travel needs.
If you’re planning a getaway in this city soon, here are some accommodation options you may want to consider.
Backpackers and Barkadas on a Budget: Lazea Tagaytay Inn
Lazea Tagaytay Inn is a bed and breakfast located along Tolentino East Road. Despite being on a busy thoroughfare, Lazea has a tranquil environment surrounded by lush greenery. It also has a charming rustic vibe that evokes that “home away from home” feeling. Each room is designed with simple comfort in mind, maximizing space without making it look and feel cramped. Lazea has rooms available for single and double occupancy, as well as larger accommodations for groups of three to eight. All rooms come with a complimentary breakfast that’s served with unlimited freshly ground kapeng barako, a delight for coffee lovers.
Couples on a Romantic Getaway: Escala Tagaytay
Tagaytay is famous for its breathtaking vistas. Indeed, many hotels in the area will always advertise that they have an excellent view of Taal Volcano, Taal Lake, and the surrounding landscapes. However, unlike other places that only have certain spots where you can see the scenery, Escala Tagaytay has excellent views all around the property. Whether you’re in the restaurant, at the lobby, or in your room, you’ll always get treated to a beautiful view of Tagaytay and nearby localities in Cavite and Batangas Provinces. Escala is the perfect destination for couples on a holiday, looking for a quiet and romantic place to spend time together. Take a dip in the heated infinity pool, which overlooks Taal Volcano, for a top-notch photo op. At night, you can witness the infinity pool transform into a glittering attraction.
Everyone Looking for a Quiet Time: Domicillo Design Hotel
If your purpose for going to Tagaytay is to escape the fast-paced, noisy action of the city, it’s best to book with Domicillo Design Hotel. Domicillo is the first of its kind in Tagaytay, an ultra-exclusive retreat with only eight rooms (yes, you read that right, EIGHT), with paintings from RM de Leon and furniture and accessories by Budji Layug, Tes Pasola, and Milo Naval. With the limited number of rooms, you’re sure to get a good deal of privacy. If you want your own slice of paradise, book one of the premier rooms with their own veranda and mini garden. Domicillo also has two in-house dining options, just in case you’re reluctant to step outside. La Finca is a restaurant and cafe, while Aozora is a cafe and bistro serving Japanese fare.
Families and Friends Who Want to Rejuvenate: Nurture Wellness Village
For those who want a truly relaxing, rejuvenating experience, you can check out Nurture Wellness Village. They have beautiful, well-appointed rooms where you can stay and relax in total comfort. What Nurture Wellness Village offers that other hotels don’t, however, is their own brand of health and wellness called “ecotherapy.” It gives your body a unique healing experience through the help of nature. In addition, Nurture Wellness Village also has glamping tents if you want to sleep under the stars and breathe in the fresh, clean air perfumed by coffee orchards. Don’t worry because you’ll still have all the creature comforts you could ask for in these tents, including ultra-comfortable beds. You can also bring your pets along, so your furry friends can also experience the beauty of nature.
A Hotel for Every Kind of Traveler: Hotel Kimberly
Hotel Kimberly is consistently among the top-rated staycation and day-trip destinations in Tagaytay, especially for families. However, they can accommodate all kinds of travelers. In fact, they have affordable yet comfortable bunk rooms that’s perfect for those on a tight budget. Meanwhile, those looking for leisure activities don’t even have to leave the hotel grounds. Apart from an indoor game room, outdoor volleyball and badminton courts, and swimming pools, Hotel Kimberly also has a mini animal farm. Here, you can ride horses and pet and feed animals. Another great feature of the hotel is their own vegetable and herb garden, where the in-house full-service restaurant Cafe@K gets many of its ingredients. Guests can also tour the garden and even harvest a few of the vegetables.
Everybody, even kids who might be overwhelmed with school work, needs a break from the daily grind. It doesn’t matter if it’s a month-long out-of-country trip or a short weekend stay at one of these Tagaytay hotels. As long as you get some much-needed rest and relaxation, not to mention a lot of new and beautiful memories, your vacation is well-spent, indeed!