Where to Stay in Tagaytay: Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay
For many years now, Tagaytay has been top of mind for quick getaways and vacations for Metro Manila dwellers. And why not, right? The city offers a picturesque vista of Taal Volcano, a cool #SweaterWeather climate, paired with a whole slew of good dining options, elegant hotel stays, and fun activities to boot. Talking about hotel stays, a new gem is set to wow Tagaytay-bound travelers yet again. Welcome to tranquility. Welcome to Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay!
The Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay Ambiance
So how will I describe this new hotel in Tagaytay? Simple. An elegant, modern-day barnhouse. I’m talking about pitched ceilings, reclaimed timber, and exposed wood splashed with accents of turquoise. Elements that give Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay a warm, cozy, and rustic-chic feel. Definitely a perfect setting for the cold breeze that envelopes this ridge city.
So if you ask me, if it’s possible to make time stop for a moment? In a standstill, where one can have more time to relax, to just lie down, and do nothing but reminisce and take in all the tranquility? The answer is yes. And we’ve found it here at Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay.
Though it is impossible to literally stop time, a journey to Royale Parc Hotel is a step into a world that is more serene and peaceful. It is a step into an experience that calls for guests to just sit awhile and enjoy the lush views surrounding it.
Hotel Walkthrough – Cozy, Rustic, Tranquil
We arrived at Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay just before 4PM. And we were delighted to feel the cool breeze brush against our cheeks. Stepping outside of the van, I suddenly remembered how the old facade of the hotel looked before. It was so different – drab, plain, and honestly, a tad outdated. Now, there we were, welcomed by a modern exterior characterized by clean lines, warm colors, and windows that give you a peek of its interiors. Beautiful and exciting, I must say.
And that hotel lobby? Impressive. An effortless elegance that merges the warm tones of wood with the fine lines of steel. Take a seat in their comfortable sofas and bask under the glow of natural sunlight peeking through. Or lounge around the pretty corners filled with rustic decors and inspiring quotes that are totally IG-worthy.
After the fast check-in, we then proceeded to explore the other parts of Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay. Walking past the hallway took us to the recreation area. The new wing that houses the suite rooms. One that’s built around a towering pine tree, showing off the sustainability aspect of the hotel. I’ve even heard from the hotel’s architect that a coffee bar is in the works at the lounge area of the wing. Definitely looking forward to that.
The left side of the new wing opens to a panoramic vista of the remodeled old wing. The pool and hot tub sprawled across the center of the area.
Surrounded by the guest rooms on all three corners. Which is actually nice because everyone has an excellent view of the landscape and the pool. Giving a sense of warm, friendly, communal living amongst its guests.
Now, let’s go to the guestrooms of Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay. If the amenities and overall layout of the hotel gave a sense of warm, communal living, I can say that the key feature of its guestrooms is the privacy.
As soon as you step inside, you’ll immediately be impressed with its unique design statement that emanates all over the hotel.
Think mute walls, accented by rustic wood and metal. Then complemented with decorative accessories that remind one of home. Minimalist yet charming, just how I like my quiet respite to be. Each of the 44 well-appointed rooms are a treat in itself, if I must say.
The highlights of the rooms are the high ceiling and the sliding door of the bathroom. Rooms also have a balcony with a view of the pool area and outdoor Jacuzzi. Mornings feel cozier when one parts the curtain and lets the sunshine in. While in the evening, the balcony area can be used as a place to have snacks and conversations with loved ones. I loved that the rooms also had thick walls. So Karla and I were able to sing along to our favorite tunes at night after the dinner party.
Whether you stay as a couple, as friends, or as a family, a restful experience at Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay is guaranteed. The rooms are spacious and modern yet there are design elements that make it warm and cozy.
Food Cravings at Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay
For food cravings, one does not need to go far. The hotel also has an in-house Filipino restaurant called Dekada which is from the group behind SumoSam. Dekada specializes in presenting heirloom recipes served with ‘history’. Each dish has a story and it harks back to tales of our heroes’ conquest and bravery. Since this branch will be in Tagaytay, expect dishes that are freshly made and created with a highland twist.
After a rejuvenating morning yoga session, we had breakfast at Dekada. And while buffet breakfast it served only during high occupancy dates, I can definitely say the food at Dekada is crave-worthy. I particularly loved the sweet-savory beef tapa, fried tawilis, and Pinoy ensalata the most. Lunch or dinner goers can also feast on other Pinoy favorites at Dekada. Including the Chicken Inasal Satay, Gourmet Spicy Tuyo, Muscovado Beef Pares, and more!
And did I mention that Dekada is quite IG-worthy itself? Think retropop murals of our Philippine heroes mixed with elegant B&W Mariwasa tiles, and old wooden Filipino furniture pieces.
And for events or any occasions celebrating life’s milestones, Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay is ready to welcome a group of 20 to as large as 250 persons. The hotel has four function rooms and one main ballroom that can fit any corporate, government, association and social event. The ballroom, situated on the third floor, also offers panoramic views of theTaal Lake. Making it the perfect backdrop for any occasion whether day or night.
We were fortunate to get a taste of their wonderful catering menu during the launch. And it was just spectacular. A savory feast of all things Filipino – Beef Bulalo, Steamed Lapu-Lapu, and Bagnet Kare-Kare (my favorite!).
Location of Royal Parc Hotel
Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay is in an ideal location. Just beside the main highway of Tagaytay, it is accessible not only by private vehicles, but also via public transportation. Such as the Nasugbu-bound bus from Manila (Taft/MOA/Cubao via DLTB). It makes it easier for families or group of friends to reach the hotel even on their own, as the bus fare is very budget-friendly.
Planning to drive up the ridge? No worries. Tagaytay is a mere 1.5 hour drive from SLEX and the hotel is easy to spot. It’s about 10 minutes from the rotonda and almost next door to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish church.
Ready to book your next getaway? Stay at Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay. For inquiries or reservations, call 0923-0889055/ (02) 984-1297 / (046) 402-1980. You can also send an inquiry via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via their Facebook: Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay. Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay is located at Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Junction West, Tagaytay City. Room rates start at Php 5,500.00 (net) for a Superior Room for 2 with breakfast. See you there!
Overall HTD Hotel Rating: 4.5 Stars
Price: 4 stars
Food: 5 stars
Service: 4.5 stars
Value for Money: 4.5
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