January 07, 2016

Christmas at Taal Vista Hotel

I guess 2015 is a year that has so many long weekends and holiday but we were not able to take advantage of it because of budget constraint. Travel took a back seat because we invested in solar panels to lower our electricity bill, replaced few stuff to energy efficient appliances and installed CCTV for security. Though we still have few staycations but no long vacation. When Christmas break came we wanted to have vacation in Baguio and Sagada but we could not find accommodation so still no long vacation for us. But there is nothing to be sad about because we enjoyed our holiday break. 

Christmas celebration in our family is very simple, we only have family reunion at lunch, simple dinner for our family of three and before we sleep, we will open our gifts. We always wake up early for mass, it’s been years that we travel to Tagaytay just to attend mass para maiba lang kasi malamig. Hehehe! This year, we went to Taal Vista Hotel for buffet breakfast at Cafe Veranda




There is really a big improvement in Taal Vista Hotel service, I heard “Welcome to Taal Vista” when we entered the hotel and the staffs were all approachable and friendly, epekto rin siguro ng holiday spirit. :) 



We went to Cafe Veranda but we were advised that they no longer have vacant seats but we can proceed to Grand Ballroom. Wow, ganun kapuno ang Taal Vista. I did not experience that when we had staycation during Mother’s Day.




Anyway, we went to ballroom, there were several buffet stations in the room, medyo nakakapagod lang mag-ikot kasi malaki yung place. Buffet breakfast rate is P858 for adult and half rate for 7 years old above. 




There is nothing special in their Christmas buffet breakfast, the food choices are ordinary. There are bacon, sausage, tocino, picadillo, dried fish, baked potato and scrambled egg. There are arrozcaldo, champorado and taho. Of course there are omelet station, bread station, salad and fruit station. Since there were so many people and we’re located in the ballroom, medyo matagal ng slight ang refill. Nagkakaubusan ng coffee, hot chocolate and fresh milk. But overall, we’re satisfied with our meal. 




After breakfast, we strolled around and we learned that there's Mass in the ballroom at 10AM so dun na kami nagmass, hitting two birds in one stone. 







After mass, I asked my son if he wanted to see Santa Claus but he was not interested so we went home immediately to avoid the traffic. There's Meet and Greet Santa Claus Activity at 12NN in the hotel kasi pero ayaw so wag pilitin. Papicture na lang kami kay Lady Santa Claus. :)





How about you, where did you celebrate your Christmas?

10 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, I celebrated it at work. Hahaha holiday off is not uso for me. Ive been wanting to visit that hotel for a long time. Looking forward to havr stay with them

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    1. I feel you because I used to work during Christmas too when I was still in BPO before.

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  2. It's always nice to spend Christmas at home but it wouldn't hurt to spend it while staycationing at a hotel! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun while you were there!

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    1. We did not stay in the hotel, we just ate breakfast. :)

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  3. Nadadaanan namin yan whenever we go to Tagaytay but we haven't tried staying there. Looks so nice!

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    1. Yes, they have a nice view of Taal Volcano. :)

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  4. Wow! We were supposed to go here last week but it was so traffic we had to turn around. Hmmmm maybe next time. Sayang :)

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    1. Yes, traffic is really bad in Tagaytay during holiday.

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  5. Wow that's a great experience. In our case, we spent Christmas Eve at my husband's workplace, he was on duty. Then on Christmas Day after his shift, we went to Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador Misamis Oriental before heading home. :-)

    I'll write Tall Vista in my very long list who knows one of these days I'll be able to visit the place. Happy New Year sis. :-)

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    1. We're the same, I'll also have a long list of places to visit. :) Nothing is impossible because I've visited Divine Mercy Shrine El Salvador way back to year 2010.

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