The Manor Hotel Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Tutubi left Manila around 8am and passed by NLEX, SCTEx then the winding snake-like Kennon road to reach Baguio in less than 5 hours where the cozy room of The Manor welcomed him.
the cozy, inviting room where Tutubi slept for three nights all by for himself
the refreshing view outside the room with a garden suitable for events and garden weddings with a man-made waterfall's gushing sound for a relaxing ambiance
down in the garden with the veranda in view
CAP-John Hay Trade Center, the venue of Tutubi's conference
Review of The Manor, Camp John Jay:
Rooms: very cozy with a good view. Tutubi requested for a garden view that's why he has that view of the place. There's no bathtub, something Tutubi looks forward to in a plush hotel where he loves to spend time on.
Food Prices: to give you an idea how much it is to eat at Camp John Hay, the menu has salads priced from PhP200 - 400; soups at PhP150 - 200; pasta PhP414 (in servings good for 2 people); desserts at PhP150-207; Set Filipino breakfast costs PhP250 - 380 while buffet breakfast costs PhP550/person if it's not included in your room accommodations cost.
Food was ok, though not really outstanding except the salads with very fresh greens with vinaigrette with a a little sweet hint that Tutubi loved. Fresh strawberries, in season, were also served but quickly emptied from their trays.
Service was fast with staff courteous. One very helpful lady was Des, the convention manager, for her accommodating kindness but Tutubi found out she resigned and due to transfer to hotel near NAIA Terminal 3.
Other facilities inside Camp John Hay include a junior golf course (if you want a full golf course, there's Baguio Country Club nearby), the Camp John Hay Historic Core with the Cemetery of Negativism, Bell Amphitheater, Bell House, Art Park, Mini Camp John Hay, and a Butterfly Sanctuary (entrance fee of PhP40.00 but stupid opening time of 10am when most butterflies are getting ready to sleep)
Tip: If you're looking for cheap package and discounts, book at The Manor during the lean months of July to September for 40% discount on published rates.
For room rates, reservations and other inquiries, visit The Manor Camp John Hay's official website.
How to get to Camp John Hay:
Commuting to Camp John Hay is easy with jeepneys going to Mines View Park pass by the gate but requires some walking to get to the hotel. The best way still is to flag a taxi in Baguio city center. It's mostly accessible from Kennon Road then turn right on Loakan Road.
Driving Directions to Baguio
Flights to Baguio
Cemetery of Negativism
Bell Church: Taoist Temple in Baguio
Panagbenga Flower Festival
posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:58 PM,
- At Mar 18, 2009, 1:22:00 AM, carlotta said...
hm! cemetery of negativism? been to camp john hay many times but i haven't heard of that. interesting, will look that up next time i go there. :D
- At Mar 18, 2009, 1:56:00 AM, said...
Parang States ang John Hay.
Tutubi how's our country doing with the economy?
Dito sa Amerika grabe. Warn your friends coming looking for a Job to skip California and Illinois (Chicago area) 10 to 11 percent jobless rate.
Nakakatakot. I hope madami pa rin American tourist sa atin maski hirap na hirap ang Amerika.
take care and nice job
- At Mar 18, 2009, 3:30:00 AM, bw said...
That's a pretty decent place with looking clean and spacious rooms :) Tks for the tip. I could use this in future. FYI, my wife has never been to Baguio ever !
- At Mar 18, 2009, 1:09:00 PM, pieterbie said...
Wow, that hotel looks pretty up market indeed!
- At Mar 18, 2009, 9:39:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
carlotta, i'm going to post something about the lost cemetery soon..stay tuned
anonymous, it's export industry and BPO suffering but not too many layoffs here. probably in the future.
bw, more of baguio coming... :P
pieterbie, expensive and without air-conditioning :P
baguio doesn't need one anyway hehe
- At Mar 19, 2009, 6:27:00 AM, RennyBA said...
Sounds like a perfect place to stay! I'll let you know when I want to visit :-)
- At Mar 19, 2009, 6:37:00 PM, acey said...
it's got a niiiiice exterior and everything looks clean! lucky guy: you had 2 beds all to yourself. :D
- At Mar 19, 2009, 6:38:00 PM, jasperjugan said...
this is my fave hotel when in the city. though it's costly, it's very peaceful and cozy at night. i love going to the nearby starbucks to spend a couple of hours or so late at night :)
- At Mar 20, 2009, 8:31:00 AM, Photo Cache said...
I've always wanted a vacation in Baguio; I still do. That's the first thing in my agenda if and when I go for a visit.
- At Mar 22, 2009, 8:09:00 PM, Sidney said...
Looks like "Des" left a very strong impression on you ! ;-)