Tagaytay City is a popular quick getaway destination by locals especially those coming from hot and humid Metro Manila. Tagaytay generally has a cooler climate as it sits high on a mountain ridge around 610 meters above sea level. It overlooks the Taal Lake, and the highly active and one of the smallest volcanoes in the world, the Taal Volcano.
Naturally, we wanted an accommodation that has a good view of the lake and volcano. My cousin recommended Escala Tagaytay.
It’s a medium-sized hotel but considered big in the area, and is one of the newer accommodations. It has a modern and open vibe especially in the lobby and breakfast area. The breakfast spread was immaculate! I could stay there all day and not be done with their delightful food.
We stayed in Escala for 3 days and we woke up one morning to find the hotel shrouded in thick fog. The fog was moving fast but we caught a bit of it in the clip below. Pretty amazing!
If you book a suite, you’d have a panoramic view of the volcano. We were fortunate to have been able to book one and I think it made the difference in our stay.
The best part of the suite was the spacious balcony, especially at sunset.
The traffic situation in Tagaytay could be pretty bad and so if you don’t wanna deal with that, it’d be great to be in a hotel that is a destination in itself, just like Escala. You could relax in the balcony, with a full view of the lake if you’re in a suite, or a partial view of the lake plus the entire pool if you’re in the deluxe room. Or you could walk to the nearby carnival which was quite fun as well.
The pool at Escala has an amazing view of the mountains and the lake below but it could easily get crowded. I think it’s rather small for the size of the hotel but if you go on a non-peak hour, I’d think having it to yourself is not impossible.
Will be posting about our hike to Taal Volcano next. –xoxo–