Sunday, July 14, 2013

Family fun at Taal Vista Hotel: Day 3

Finally, the very last post on our Taal Vista holiday! It seems like we spent forever there but really it was just three days. I didn't have to make a series (this isn't a sponsored post series) but because we had such a great time and we had so many wonderful photos (and because the marketing communications director is my friend haha), I just wanted to share my family's fun with you!

So on our last day, guess who showed up? The sun! Oh, glorious sunny beautiful day! The kids went exploring even before breakfast, while having breakfast and after breakfast! Hindi maawat!

After the kids met the sun, the trees, the bugs and the breeze, we had a tour of the hotel grounds. Unlike hotels these days, Taal Vista sprawls. That means it's not a high-rise—it's a hotel with wings and grounds and gardens. You really do a lot of walking! Kapagod! But we had a golf cart yey!

We've already been to the spa and the kiddie play area, the Kultura souvenir shop and the restaurant and café. On our third day, we saw the herb gardens, the pool and the rooms. We have gazillions of photos but I'm going to faint from exhaustion just resizing and uploading! Here are a few official photos from Taal Vista:
Batangas 2BR suite - Lake Wing
Premier room without balcony - Mountain Wing
Deluxe King room - Lake Wing
Deluxe Queen room - Lake Wing
Superior Twin - Mountain Wing

Bongga, diba! Here's our photos:
This is the mega Taal Suite. It has two bedrooms, a dining area, a living room, a pantry and 3 comfort rooms.
The view.
One bedroom has twin beds.
Vito immediately took off his shoes and climbed up.
This is the Tagaytay Suite. It's just a wee bit smaller than the Taal Suite.
The bedroom of the Tagaytay Suite.

We had so much fun exploring the rooms. Next time, I want that Mountain Ridge mega suite. Anyway, after our indoor tour, the kids were let loose again outdoors!

They did so much running, walking, climbing and falling that they immediately fell asleep as soon as we went back to our room. They didn't even help pack! Joke. I don't make them pack, ha. Anyway, when we checked out, they were still knocked out. But I think it was because of all three action-packed days. And to think two of those days were super rainy! There's so much to do at Taal Vista!
Thanks so much, August and Celine! Thanks so much, Ro! Thanks so much, Chef Edwin! Thanks so much, Annie! We had a lovely time! We will be back!!!

I hope you all enjoyed my kwento. Wasn't it fun? I had fun telling you all about it!

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CONTEST IS CLOSED.

So now... the contest!!!

I'm giving away an overnight stay at Taal Vista for two lovely people. The winning mommy's stay includes a buffet breakfast! There will only be one winner but she can bring a special someone with her. Here's what you have to do:

If you're on Facebook...
1. Like Taal Vista Hotel's page.
2. Like my Facebook page, too!
3. Post this as your status: "I want to win an overnight stay at @TaalVistaHotel! @TopazHorizon is hosting the contest on her blog http://www.mommytopaz.com/2013/07/our-fun-family-vacation-at-taal-vista_14.html#.UeGFFT788U4! "

If you're on Twitter...
1. Follow them on Twitter (@taalvistahotel).
2. Follow me, too!
3. Tweet this: "I want to win an overnight stay at @TaalVistaHotel! @FrancesASales is hosting the contest on her blog! http://www.mommytopaz.com/2013/07/our-fun-family-vacation-at-taal-vista_14.html#.UeGFFT788U4 Pls RT!"

It's very very important that you tag!

It's very very important that you only post/Tweet ONCE. Nakakainis yung Tweet nang Tweet nang Tweet! Immediately disqualified yan!

I'll pick a winner next Sunday, July 21. Good luck!!!


56 comments:

  1. tweeted and posted once. haha!

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  2. wow that looks nice. it makes me want to go to tagaytay again! joined this giveaway btw.

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  3. Joined! Thank you for the opportunity :) I liked how you say that you dont like posting more than once:D hihihih!

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  4. I joined!!! thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/Joyluck_614/status/356543989886877696
    https://www.facebook.com/lovelyjoymerced/posts/522733241127814

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  5. Joined hope to win!

    https://twitter.com/FloroLuth/status/356546914671538176

    https://www.facebook.com/luth.floro/posts/365766346883384

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  6. Joined! Hoping to win in time for our wedding anniversary this august! :)

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  7. "Nakakainis yung Tweet nang Tweet nang Tweet! Immediately disqualified yan!" This cracked me up!

    I joined via twitter. Promise once lang ako nagtweet!

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  8. joined :)

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/snow.dee.73/posts/208203602670493

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/SnowDee321/status/356608421459537920

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  9. Joined!!! Cute kiddos... =)

    FB share: https://www.facebook.com/van.rodillo/posts/686486981377957
    Tweet link: https://twitter.com/growrichpinay/status/356611205177155584

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  10. Joined! :-) *cross fingers*

    -> https://twitter.com/pureshores07/status/356614820033855488
    ->https://www.facebook.com/dgbongolan/posts/554576967934087

    More power on your awesome blog :-)

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  11. joined na! ive been praying for a contest like this :)

    facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kate.demetrio/posts/10201469960860918
    twitter: https://twitter.com/kate_demetrio/status/356635989684387841

    thanks!!!

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  12. I joined! :-) Was just talking to the little girl this morning about possibly taking her to Tagaytay soon! By the way, pinaglilihian ko ata si Iñigo. I love looking at his pics! He's so cute!

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    1. Go, look ka lang nang look! Gusto mo sya makita in person? I'm always at Fully Booked BHS!

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    2. I'd love to meet Vito and Iñigo. makatambay nga sa Fullybooked with my kids hehehe :)

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  13. Nice post on Taal Vista Hotel! It's been some years since I've been to Tagaytay and this post makes me want to "kulit" hubby to go there one of these weekends with the kids!

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    1. Go go go! It's so perfect for families! There's Sky Ranch pa right beside it!

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  14. i joined,praying to win :)
    https://www.facebook.com/sherryann1022/posts/4879683041623
    https://twitter.com/annkharize/status/356418846887919617

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  15. Pwede din ba sumali kahit Male participant dito po ? thanks!

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    1. I'm choosing a mommy. That's why I don't do raffles. I really check out each contestant's FB page/Twitter/blog. This is a mommy blog so a mommy should win =)

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  16. I love it when my children have the opportunity to be let loose outdoors!

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  17. I joined...I Hope to win!...A wonderful give for my Hubby on our Anniversary!..
    FB Link :http://www.facebook.com/Cazzey83/posts/529245150470461
    Twitter URL:https://twitter.com/DimepieceBaybii/status/356685861418569729

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  18. Joined! Facebook & Twitter!...Thanks for this cool Giveaway Ms.Frances GodBless!

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  19. Joined! :)

    https://twitter.com/UkarenU/status/356720043494621185

    https://www.facebook.com/khen.urian/posts/10201029673217896

    It's Hubby's Birthday on 28th, instead of giving him a material thing for his gift, I want to try something new to celebrate his birthday... spending an overnight stay in a hotel is indeed a perfect family bonding! Hoping to win :)

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  20. joined!

    https://twitter.com/RUSKIMBY/status/356783830264324098

    https://www.facebook.com/rpapio/posts/615125705172663

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  21. "There will only be one winner but she can bring a special someone with her."


    Pwede po ba sumali kahit lalaki? REally hope Pwede. Hope you can shed light on it.


    THanks!

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    1. I'm choosing a mommy. That's why I don't do raffles. I really check out each contestant's FB page/Twitter/blog. This is a mommy blog so a mommy should win =)

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  22. Joined! (Hoping to win so I can bring my daughter for the getaway. Plus, It's so comvenient for us coz we're living in Bacoor :)

    https://m.facebook.com/#!/541252573/timeline/story?ut=3&hash=835926789425879530&wstart=0&wend=1375340399&ustart&__user=541252573

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  23. Grrr! I really want to join! But you gave my mom really useful beautifiers na! :D She's obsessed with the Serum and the wrinkle cream, but she's using all of it! No beautifiers for me na daw! :p

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    1. Maganda ka na raw kasi =) Bati na kayo?

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    2. Agad agad talaga kami nag bati, Ms. Frances! Basahin ko daw blogs mo araw araw. Sabi ko, "No need na, Ma, kasi lagi ko naman ginagawa yun." ;p No joke yun syempre! Thank you po talaga, Ms. Frances!

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    3. Hooray! I'm glad you're okay na =)

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  24. I joined! I want to win the trip so that I could bring my husband there on his special day (his birthday!) this coming September!Sana manalo! :)

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  25. Joined via FB and Twitter. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Ms. Frances. An overnight hotel stay is a perfect family bonding for my husband's homecoming and our wedding anniversary next month. :)

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  26. Just joined!

    Your bunso is equally adorable as your first born! Though may favorite ako. Ang cute kasi talaga ng bunso! Kaka gigil!

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    1. Haha, they're both adorable yes =) Thanks!

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  27. Thank you, Frances!!! When can I visit?

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    1. Thank you, Ro! Come over next week!!!

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  28. Joined, thanks!

    email: jorex_gamer@yahoo.com
    fb status: https://www.facebook.com/jo.tuason/posts/632377133446981
    tweet: https://twitter.com/jorexgamer/status/357153361591681024

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  29. Puede ko ba i-defend why i have to win? he he ;)

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    1. No need =) I check out the FB accounts/blogs/Twitter accounts of the contestants. I want to get to know you as you are. Everyone has a sob story and if I pick the worst (a.k.a. the most nakakaawa) story, the losers get mad.

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  30. Joined :) keeping my fingers crossed :D

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  31. I really, really, really want to win haha!

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  32. joined already! hope to win! - Eliza

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  33. Frances, I joined! :) We haven't been to Tagaytay as a family. It's the nearest romantic place to PNPA 'di ba; my husband's ex studied there. Go figure. Memories. First love thingamajigs. Well, he never brought me there. So I thought if I'd win this, mag-isip siyang mabuti kung tatanggihan niya ako. Hehe. I hope to see you on Saturday (Halo Sparty). :)

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  34. Hope I'm not too late. Hey I want to win too! I'm a mom and sadly I haven't been to Tagaytay. I've wanted to see the place but there are just too many things to prioritize that a vacation by myself or even with my hubby and son is always put on hold.

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  35. It's amazing to see that the overlook is exactly the same as what I remember from my childhood. I thought the renovation included that, but I'm glad to see that most of it is still there--down to the red bricks on the ground. <3

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