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Escala Tagaytay: A New Way to Experience the Windy Ridge

by Kara R. Santiago
August 29, 2018

The go-to for families and friends to escape their usual routine is either a quick getaway to the nearest beach or a road trip up to Tagaytay for its cool breeze and yummy eats.

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But if the latter has been your default mini-vacation formula for the longest time, it can honestly get pretty monotonous. Already used to frequent trips which consist of getting hot bulalo overlooking the lake and shopping for fruits and plants to take back home, you might begin to wonder, “What else can we do in Tagaytay?”

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Coming in as an answered prayer is the newest luxury destination in town, Escala Tagaytay. Positioning itself as a 5-star hotel sans the exorbitant pricing, guests should expect nothing less but world-class amenities and a truly unforgettable experience. Taking pride in their excellent location, all 60 rooms housed in this complex promise a stunning view of Taal Volcano and the mountainous province of Batangas.

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Through private balconies provided in every unit, you can enjoy the soothing view and breathe in the crisp, rejuvenating air throughout the day. They offer six types of room orientations, from the intimate staycation setup (Deluxe, Deluxe Premier, and Premier) to the grand reunion or big family layout (Cellar Premier, Family Prestige, and Executive)—it doesn’t matter what kind of weekend you've got planned, Escala Tagaytay promises to meet exactly what you are looking for.

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The Rooms

Deluxe Room
Perfect for an intimate stay with loved ones. It has a private balcony that provides a view of the infinity pool.

Deluxe Premier Room
Perfect for an intimate stay with loved ones. It has a private balcony that provides a partial view of the Taal Lake.

Premier Room
Giving you a little more space. Its private balcony gives you a partial view of the Taal Lake.

Cellar Premier Suite
Ideal for a bigger group. The private balcony at the Cellar Premiere Room gives you a view of the garden. Kindly note that this room category is not applicable for seniors, pregnant women, and PWDs.

Family Prestige Suite
Providing the family with a prestigious stay in Tagaytay. This spacious room has a full view of Taal Lake from the balcony and is equipped with a bathtub.

Executive Suite
Go beyond the usual accommodation and enjoy a more leisurely stay. The Executive Room has a separate bathtub and shower, a seating area, and a private balcony that gives you a full view of Taal Lake.

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The Amenities

Aside from the convenience in lodging, this hotel also offers a variety of facilities for everyone’s enjoyment. Highlighting that their property is crafted for a multitude of uses, its main star is its infinity pool which provides a relaxing vibe during the daytime, and transforms into a lit-from-within galactic feast for the eyes at night.

If you’ve ever wondered where those Instagram shots of a twinkling infinity pool have been coming from, we’re finally revealing it’s not-so-secret location! An added plus? It keeps its temperature at a controlled range so that even though you are enjoying the cool breeze that Tagaytay offers, the heated waters of Escala Tagaytay will embrace you with its warmth, especially for those chilly evenings the province is known for.

The property is also fit for meetings, team buildings, and corporate planning seminars and talks as they have ready-to-use function rooms for clients’ perusal. Escala Tagaytay’s staff would be more than happy to assist you to make your company’s activities a very memorable one.

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The Location

Escala Tagaytay, apart from being the It staycation destination now, is carefully planned to be located a few blocks off the main Tagaytay thoroughfare. It is quieter and calmer without sacrificing ease of access to mainstream tourist spots in the area such as Sky Ranch, Pink Sisters Convent, and Caleruega Church.

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Nearby restaurants and cafes also populate the area to cater to your choice of dining for the day. If you're with the fam, head to crowd favorite Josephine Restaurant for some filling comfort fare.

The Food

Escala Tagaytay also offers in-hotel dining and is famous for their Pork Belly Bagnet, Bulalo Katipunero, and Escala Spring Roll. Don't forget to indulge in the Opera Cake for dessert! They also serve up a hearty breakfast buffet complete with a crepe and waffle station for kids (and kids at heart!) to enjoy.

Escala Tagaytay is where you can enjoy a much-deserved vacation that sits right at the edge of Batangas—and quite literally at that.

Escala Tagaytay
Purok 102, Poblete Street, Barangay Maharlika West
(02) 519 4444

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About Kara
Kara is a storyteller by heart and by profession. When not creating content or launching campaigns for her client, you may follow her adventures on #santiagoesplaces.

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