April 9, 2022

Carmelence View Tagaytay

My husband watched travel vlogs  in Youtube since the lockdown happened in 2020 and saw Carmelence View. He wanted to stay in this place but I have many other places in mind.  Sensing that I'm not interested in Carmelence View, John booked this place in Agoda the night before.  

I am not going to write a lot about our experience but please do watch our vlog. As the saying goes, "to see is to believe".

Location: 117 Villa Carmelence 2, Maharlika West, Tagaytay City, Cavite, 4120, Philippines

Contact no: +63 917 584 3825

How to get here?
1.  From Manila, take SLEX and exit Sta. Rosa
2.  Follow the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Hwy and upon reaching Nasugbu-Tagaytay highway, turn right, heading towards Sky Ranch Tagaytay.
3.  Follow the highway until Robinson's Supermarket, Tagaytay.
4.  Go past Robinson's and look for the billboard of "The Carmelence Lodge" in the property right after Robinson’s.
5.  The gate to The Carmelence View is right across the highway, opposite the billboard of The Carmelence Lodge.
* Note: The property is before Sky Ranch, coming from Manila and The Carmelence View and Sky Ranch is within walking distance.

1. Obliquely across Robinson's Supermarket Tagaytay
2. 100 Meters from Sky Ranch
3. Obliquely across Meralco Tagaytay Office
4. Opposite of The Carmelence Lodge

The beautiful property on which The Carmelence View was built on runs along the Tagaytay ridge, in the heart of the city, along with the national highway. Because of the strategic location and rolling terrain of the property, The Carmelence View offers a central view of the lake and, on a clear day, affords a view of three bodies of water, namely, a part of Laguna Lake, Taal Lake and Batangas Bay (West Philippine Sea) plus unobstructed views of the mountains of Makiling, Makulot, Banahaw, the craggy range of Batulao and the outline of the mountains of Mindoro. 

The Carmelence View was named after one of the property's original landowners, the late Carmen Aguinaldo-Melencio, from whom the name "Carmelence" is a fusion of "Carmen" and "Melencio". She was the eldest daughter of the Philippine's first President, General Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy and was known to many as Doña Carmen, to friends and relatives as Mameng and to her grandchildren as Meme. She was married to the late Ambassador to Japan Jose P. Melencio who co-owned the property and whose marriage was blessed with two daughters: one a bar top-notcher who became one of the few female Supreme Court Justices of the Philippines, Mme. Ameurfina A. Melencio-Herrera and the other was the first female general surgeon of the Philippines, Dr. Emilina A. Melencio-Fernando MD, who completed her degree at Cornell University in New York. 

Passed on from generation to generation, the land on which the hotel sits is now owned by Meme's grandchildren who named the properties "Carmelence" to honor and express gratitude to their forebears.  (Source: Carmelence Website)

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