Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015
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Tagaytay City is a popular tourist destination in the Philippines for its cool climate and its close proximity to Metro Manila. With the scenic Taal Lake and the Taal Volcano view that are visible from various vantage spots in the city, the area has become a favorite getaway by city-dwelling families. As a matter of fact, new high-rise hotels recently opened along the General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway to feed the need of tourists to relax from the hustle-and-bustle of urban life. My quick weekend escape in the city, however, led me to discover a private space of luxury along Ligaya Drive, a short distance from the cluster of other establishments. Via the 6-room Casa Alegria, I appreciated the view of the lake the volcano from a luxurious bed with a private veranda to boot. (Update: more rooms have been added as of 2016)

Casa Alegria is just one of a few a bed and breakfast hotels that can be experienced along the long and winding Ligaya Drive. It encouraged the traveller in me to linger in my booked Veranda Room’s bed where I simply watched the early rays of the morning’s sunrise get cast on the famous Taal Volcano. Unlike accommodations that offer a distant view from the busy highway, the newly-opened hotel gave me a closer rendezvous with the destination. It also allowed me more intimate moments from my booked veranda and bedroom to appreciate the vastness of the terrain at night as the hotel is nestled on a cliff.





My booked Veranda Room (roughly P2,000/night) looked modern in a lot of ways. From its floor-to-ceiling glass wall, flat screen cable television to its seductively designed bathroom, the hotel gave me a luxurious chance to behold the city from comforts of well-maintained facilities. I loved how the shower area is separate from the toilet space and how the latter even has a view of the highly vegetated outdoors. A closet even has a spare or extra pillow which I used. Interestingly, the rooms without a provision for veranda costs a thousand pesos less which makes the entire establishment attractive for special events such as weddings and reunions. 

The hotel just opened in 2014 and is anticipating returning guests past the middle of this year once its infinity pool is fully constructed. At the helm of operations is the same family behind the Antipolo-based restaurant Café Lupe. It has a parking space for guests with private vehicles which is bounded a two-level dining area and a charming garden that’s accentuated by a massive tree.


New swimming pool at Casa Alegria; photo courtesy of Casa Alegria's official Facebook fan page


It was also at the veranda where I caught a glimpse of the city’s fiery sunset.


For privacy, I had my complimentary breakfast at the veranda of my booked room while the other guests opted to have theirs at the communal area. I adored spending my breakfast minutes dining alone sans the worries of the past and the future. I remember to have been so engaged with my tocino-oriented meal and the beautiful view that seemed to make my present last for more than hour. It was also at the veranda where I caught a glimpse of the city’s fiery sunset.

Casa Alegria is two hours away from Metro Manila and did not disappoint as a quick escapade from the city where I reside.

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Watch a video of Casa Alegria with shots of its new infinity pool:





Casa Alegria
Address: Sungay North Tagaytay, Tagaytay City, Philippines 4107
Mobile: 0905-234-0948 or 0928-843-2907 or 0917-531-4403






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13 comments:

  1. Wow.. ang nice po Sir.. A must visit talaga huh.I must save money and go there

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  2. The place is small so it has a private feel, plus it has a closer view of the Tagaytay Lake and volcano compared to popular hotels in the city.

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  3. Hi. Do they serve lunch and dinner as well? Thanks :)

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    1. Not yet. They plan to, though, maybe next year or soon.

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  4. Hi, how is the road going there?is it too steep?thanks :)

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    1. It's a little challenging, but I've seen a lot of vehicles tackle it during my stay there at the resort.

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  5. Hello, by any chance can you mention which room number did you stay in? thank you!

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    1. It's called the Veranda Room. There aren't many rooms there anyway so should you be booking that, the resort staff will recognize the name.

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  6. Hi. Do you know how to get there using public transport? Thanks!

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    1. Simply board any Tagaytay-bound bus from Metro Manila or other areas then get off at the city proper which they call crossing there. Hire a tricycle to Sungay North pababa from the highway where Casa Alegria is.

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  7. Hello Mr. Turista Trails I just happened to pass by your blog about Casa Alegria and found our video we made for them on your page. Big Thanks for using our video! and more turista trails to come!

    -Wandering Waffle Heads
    www.wanderingwaffleheads.com

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    1. If you have aerial shots of the place and you're willing for me to share them on the blog (photo credit to and contact info about you), just let me know as I'll return to Casa Alegria soon for a revisit and a new blog post.

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  8. Good day Mr. Turista Trails may i know what floor is your veranda room and maybe by any chance their current rates?? Thank you

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