Club Balai Isabel

Club Balai Isabel

Talisay - Tanauan Rd Barangay Banga, Talisay, Luzon 4220 Philippines
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3.5
#1 of 1 resort in Talisay
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.3 of 5 bubbles
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Right on the shores of the world-famous Taal Lake and across from its volcano is a place where you can relax, connect and be with nature. Club Balai Isabel offers an option for an active lifestyle with all the comforts of city living. A mere fifteen minutes from the Tagaytay ridge, it offers an up-close and personal view of the lake and its world-famous volcano.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Badminton
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Billiards
Darts
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
24-hour security
Chapel / shrine
Gift shop
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Electric kettle
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Mykell wrote a review Sept 2022
New York241 contributions93 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
as most review, this is purely my personal opinion.

staff were very friendly and very nice. my family booked the place for a few days while i booked mine only for 1 night...in the end i stayed the same days by re-booking every day. can't remember his name but the front desk guy was very pleasant and was very accommodating. this is true for everyone working there from the guard at the gate, grounds keepers, room and restaurant staff.

this has gotta to be one of the best view within taal lake. its very close to tagatay so can't complain.

now lets talk about the rooms. we stayed at the mabini building, 4th floor, and there's a few issues. yes, the wifi most of the time was not working. on our first day, it was offline. the water pressure was horrible the whole time. you have to time your shower otherwise you will see droplets of water. tv/cable like wifi was none existence. all of these i mentioned would be bad luck if i'm talking about 1 room. sad to say it happened to not 1, not 2, but all 3 rooms that we booked.

we managed to survive even with the room issues.

would i go back or recommend it, for the view and staff, I may. i am telling myself that these issues might be due to lack of staff due to covid and they are just starting to comeback.

i hope this is the case.
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Date of stay: August 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Joshua Daniel Uri wrote a review May 2021
Dasmarinas City, Philippines3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The beach resort is ideal for travelers of all ages. The beach is clean and well-maintained. The staff are approachable and helpful too. There are a lot of activities to do where kids, teens, and adults can enjoy. But what I enjoy the most are the view and the food. The Taal lake and volcano seems to be near the coast. We also got to eat grilled fresh tawilis and tilapia. Overall, it was a great experience.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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pass_d_duchy wrote a review Dec 2022
Quezon City, Philippines65 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hands down to the friendly, accommodating and courteous staff.
The place was just amazing... you're like in another time.
There are lots of things / activities to do or if you just wanna chill, I recommend Balai Isabel!
The view of the lake, the Taal volcano, the sunrise and the sunset... makes you just wanna stay there.
Cleanliness is at par!
Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Andrew U wrote a review Nov 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Good : Nice view of the lake, great to swim in their warm pool, good internet connection
Bad : No elevator - have to carry heavy luggage ourselves to our room at the third floor
Have to call reception each time for someone to clean the room and provide clean towels, etc.
TV lost signal after two days - technician who came to check says it always happens when there is rain. But the next day, there was no rain and we never got TV reception back
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Date of stay: October 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mel F wrote a review Oct 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Enjoyed the many pools they have and the provincial vibe. They have very nice rooms and helpful staff. We enjoyed walking around their area. It's a seriously nice place. We got to trek to taal. Just a boat ride away.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Richard R wrote a review Feb 2023
10 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good set of amenities. We enjoyed our overnight stay in Club Balai Isabel. We were not able to check other facilities when we stayed but will definitely go back. Will recommend the place to my friends and family. Can't wait to visit again and try the swimming pool.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Wander822426 wrote a review 10 Jun
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
After a 6 hour trip arrived at midday. Had to wait 2 hours as check in was 1400 hours. Another hour passed as 5 members of staff tried to get my room door open.Was eventually given another room.The balcony was filthy,the flower beds were littered with garbage, the tv did not work.
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Date of stay: May 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Do not go there, stay at the top of the town.
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starblanket94 wrote a review Feb 2016
Metro Manila, Philippines1 contribution794 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
2 of the villas we rented were runsacked, causing us to lose millions worth of things (and memories).

We checked in at Club Balai, the place where the reception of the wedding we'll be attending will be held. We rented 2 villas, located at different areas. ALL of us left the resort at around 2pm as the wedding was scheduled at 3pm (it was 30-45 minutes away). We came back to Club Balai at around 5pm, The front door was locked and as we were waiting for the person who was holding the key, we realized that the backdoor was already opened. (We checked all doors before we left and made sure they were locked) Almost 95% of the things we left behind were robbed (money, gadgets, IDs, wallets, etc.). We left these as we couldn't bring all of them to the church and the reception would be at Club Balai anyway. Worse thing, the other villa we rented also got robbed. In total, we lost millions of pesos worth. Is it coincidence that we were robbed during the time that we were at the wedding? Obviously, the thieves knew that we will be gone during that time and won't be back until later. It was also weird that they knew the units of the bride and groom respectively (it wasn't side by side or across, FYI). Most of the guests came from abroad as the couple is based in the US.

They were able to check each and every room (1st floor to the attic) and all the luggage and bags we left on the floor closed or cabinet were found on the bed, opened.

We notified the staff as soon as possible and initially, they said the CCTVs around the area were FULLY FUNCTIONAL but later on admitted that the CCTVs in our area were broken since typhoon Glenda. Also, a same case of theft happened just last December 2015!! 2 months ago!! but the case was not pursued since the people involved were from the UK!!

We chose to hold our event in Club Balai as we knew it was private, SECURED and well known. How come they let this happen even after so many incidences? Our villa was even near the guard house and reception area!!!

What a very disappointing and embarrassing experience. I feel bad for the bride and groom who will always remember this horrible experience on the day that was supposed to be the best and most memorable for them.
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Date of stay: February 2016
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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FoxyCher wrote a review Feb 2016
Muntinlupa, Philippines21 contributions69 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I should have followed my guts! When I was having a hard time contacting the resort before, I should have not pushed through with the reservation. Awful customer service. I gave the benefit of the doubt even after reading the reviews here at Tripadvisor. No one bothered to answer the phone and when finally I was able to speak to someone, they kept referring me to a person who was too just lazy to call me back in time, she made an excuse "We have an event po kasi". Are you serious? Meaning the whole management team was focused to that event that no one bothered to entertain the other guests? I had to beg this person to send me an acknowledgement email when I paid my reservation. We stayed at the Astudillo Villa, It was very decent and homey, I just wished that it was well maintained. It was a spacious and pretty Villa but not that clean ... there were spiderwebs :( The bed sheets and towels were clean though. The toilets on the 2nd floor were not that clean and doors were terribly looking. Staff were very courteous, they greet you whenever they see you. The people at the restaurant has major problems, they do not even go and asked us if we were ready to order, they were nowhere to be found. I expected so much from this resort because it is quite expensive. Whoever owns this resort must fire the people who takes in the reservations and bookings. Very unprofessional and not responsive. Again, I should have followed my guts. I do not recommend this resort to anyone. Disappointed and Frustrated!
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Date of stay: January 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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hossana q wrote a review Feb 2015
Santa Rosa, Philippines1 contribution28 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
not advisable to go back.. poor service and dirty room. I request to move to another room which is malvar bldg and yet they insist that it was reserved but the whole day as I observed no one occupied the room. Though it has available room which they can transfer us they don't serve us well.

This vacation should be a sweet vacation but it turns to unforgettable, disappointing getaway! ;(
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Date of stay: February 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Malvar bldg is much better than recto bldg
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PRICE RANGE
₹4,429 - ₹7,688 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
club balai isabel hotel talisay, hotel balai isabel
LOCATION
PhilippinesLuzonCalabarzon RegionBatangas ProvinceTalisay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
248
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Frequently Asked Questions about Club Balai Isabel
Which popular attractions are close to Club Balai Isabel?
Nearby attractions include Taal Volcano (7.9 km), Museo Orlina (4.9 km), and The Pink Sisters Chapel & Convent (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Club Balai Isabel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Club Balai Isabel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Club Balai Isabel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Club Balai Isabel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Club Balai Isabel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosario by Vikings, Balay Dako, and Dahon @ Mesa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Club Balai Isabel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Club Balai Isabel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Club Balai Isabel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does Club Balai Isabel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Club Balai Isabel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.