If you’re travelling to Tagaytay in the Philippines, there’s no need to leave your dog behind; the area has many pet-friendly accommodation options. Book a room at a hillside retreat where you can run through the grounds together or take them along to an eco-hotel in the city. Here’s our pick of the best pet-friendly hotels in Tagaytay for you and your animal companions – bookable with Culture Trip.
For a unique and pet-friendly stay, consider Containers by Eco Hotel Tagaytay. There’s a pet playground on the roof deck, and the hotel has private grounds where you can take your dog for a walk. Although the rooms, made from old shipping containers, can’t be described as spacious, they have everything you need, including queen-size beds or bunk beds if you’re travelling with a family or large group.
The Carmelence View is another great pet-friendly option, and it’s just a short taxi ride from town. The seven pet-friendly rooms, suites and cabanas lie within a charming villa perched on a hillside. Each one boasts lots of space and natural light, contemporary furniture and stunning views over Taal Lake. The staff treat pets as part of the family, although you’ll have to pay 1,000 Philippine pesos (£15) per pet per night (this does not apply to guide or assistance dogs). The grounds are also perfect for active pursuits with your pet.
The Carmelence Lodge has rooms in two charming, pastel-hued, pet-friendly villas, and each accommodation has simple furniture, lots of natural light, a spacious bathroom and a balcony or small patio. Some rooms have kitchenettes. The expansive grounds were made for a long lazy walk with your dog. As with the Carmelence View, there’s a 1,000-peso (£15) deep-cleaning fee per night for each pet, not including guide or assistance dogs.
Canines (and their humans) checking into one of these nautical-inspired cabins will be greeted by the hotel’s resident pet, Blue. Larger groups should consider the family rooms, which can accommodate up to four guests. A restaurant and rooftop deck provide a bit of extra space, and the grounds are perfect for exercising your pet. If you need a little energy for the first dog walk of the day, the hotel serves the punchy local coffee, kapeng barako.
A short taxi ride from town, Asian Village Tagaytay brings together 10 rooms elevated on stilts and one larger house for big groups or families. Pets are welcome here, including in its camping grounds and outdoor garden; humans can enjoy the jacuzzi, swimming pool, in-room body massages and various food and drink options. You can bring one trained pet along with you, but they must be kept on a lead.
The Casa de Miguelitos Resort has five spacious, pet-friendly vacation homes. Each unit has comfortable furniture, a living room, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. You’ll also have access to a pool and other recreational facilities, as well as a garden that your pet can enjoy. Just west of central Tagaytay, this resort is a short taxi ride or a fairly long walk into town – ideal for stretching your dog’s legs.
The Twin Lakes Hotel is one of the more unique and distinctive places to stay in the Tagaytay area. With an almost castle-like feel, the large pet-friendly hotel – both cats and dogs are welcome here – sits on a hillside, offering dramatic views of Taal Lake, the surrounding countryside and the grounds, perfect for exploring with your pet. The 126 rooms have a lot of space and balconies, and you’ll also have access to an outdoor heated infinity pool and a cafe with a viewing deck.
Fancy discovering the best resorts to book in the Philippines? Whether you’re planning a vacation or staycation to Tagaytay, there are plenty of top hotels to choose from. If you’re on a budget, discover our guide to the best cheap hotels Tagaytay has to offer — bookable with Culture Trip.
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