Tagaytay is everybody’s go-to quick weekend destination. You’re utterly spoiled for choices when it comes to great restaurants and sweeping views of majestic landscapes, there’s simply no getting enough of that distinct cool, mountain air. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been there or whatever the occasion that brought you there, there’s always a reason to come back whether for a special family lunch or a romantic dinner date.
If you’d like to spend more than just a day in Tagaytay, you can choose from among a wide range of options, from cozy bed and breakfasts to more bespoke boutique hotels. Here are some places you can consider for under P3,000 in case you’d like to be more cost-efficient for your weekend getaway.
1) Las Ventanas
Pag-Ibig Street, Brgy San Francisco, Tagaytay
Rate: P2,500 to P6,000
Las Ventanas is the perfect getaway for couples or individuals who would like to have some privacy. The large capiz windows lend to the ambiance of a relaxed countryside living, while the sprawling grounds makes for a very enticing place to have leisurely walks.
They also have a coffee shop within the grounds, and also offer spa treatments, including foot spa, facial services, and their signature massage.
2) View Park Hotel
Calamba Road, Sungay East, Tagaytay-Calamba Road
Rate: P2,000 to P12,000
Judging by the price extensive price range, you can already tell that View Park Hotel has a lot to offer. Whether a simple, standard room available at a very friendly budget-traveller rate, or impressive suites fit for VIPs, you can rest assured that they have it ready for your option. Apart from accommodations, View Park Hotel also features function rooms perfect for many different occasions, such as parties, conventions, or company seminars. And even though it may be cold in Tagaytay, there should be no problem enjoying their outdoor heated pool.
To complete your relaxing weekend, you can also avail of their spa facilities where you can be pampered and ready to go back to the city grind.
3) Hotel Dominique
Km.55 Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay
From the exterior, it doesn’t look like Hotel Dominique is all that big. The facade of the building facing the highway looks like any other regular condotel in the area. As soon as you enter down the driveway, however, you’ll soon realize how sometimes, not everything is really all as it seems.
Hidden behind that simple facade is an expansive compound of quaint lodging houses, giving off that vibe of an exclusive village, thanks to the buildings’ uniform architectural designs. It’s quite accessible to the city center, or if you’d like to just stay inside, you can lounge in the pool during one of those special sunny Tagaytay days.
4) Residence Inn
Km.65 Barrio Neogan, Tagaytay
There was a time when the first thing you’d think about when you hear the word Tagaytay is Residence Inn. This recall is testament to the establishments longevity, having been around long before Tagaytay even started truly enjoying the influx of tourists.
The location of the inn affords you an amazing view of the Tagaytay Woods, fully maximized by the use of full-length windows. It’s also the perfect choice if you plan to visit with the kids because there are plenty of things to do here, such as cable rides, ziplining for the mor adventurous ones, and even a visit to their own mini zoo.
5) Moon Garden
SVD Road, Tagaytay
Moon Garden in Tagaytay looks as magical as it sounds. Gorgeous flowers and trees grow in the compound, giving it a luxuriously ethereal appeal. From firetrees to overgrown Bridal Bouquet, gumamela trees intertwining overhead in the gardens, and peaceful ponds all make for a perfect venue.
Staying true to their rustic theme are the screen walls that complement the rooms. Beds are big and comfy, and there are a lot of open huts that’s great for just hanging around.
6) The Carmelence Lodge
The Carmelence Lodge offers you not just a great feel of the cool Tagaytay atmosphere, but also an awesome view of the famed Taal Lake. Bask in all its glory and beauty, especially during the golden hours of sunset, while relaxing in the comforts of your own room.
The modern design implemented for its garden makes it ideal for a relaxing walk in the morning as you listen to birds chirping, and a gentle breeze blows your hair. If that sounds romantic, it’s because it is.
7) Mountain Breeze Hostel
730-B Calamba-Tagaytay Road
If you want to experience something different in Tagaytay, try this hostel along Calamba-Tagaytay Road. Mountain Breeze Hostel offers a delightful sense of quirkiness indoors, and an utterly enjoyable garden space outdoors. They make sure to highlight one of the best features of Tagaytay—the cool breeze, of course—by maximizing natural ventilation in their accommodations. Screened windows can be kept open so you can keep the bugs out, while keeping your room naturally cool.
It’s a hostel, so you can expect some backpackers checked in too, which is great because then you can meet fellow travellers. They would love to have some local insight, for sure, so hopefully you’ll have some useful tips for them.