The City of Baguio is known to be one of the busiest and most well-known tourist spots in the country. From its cool climate to its mouth-watering delicacies, the province sure has a lot to offer. In fact, the city was dubbed as the country’s Summer Capital because it is one of the most-visited places during summer. However, due to the pandemic, Baguio had to close its borders. But now that it sees further easing of restrictions under the modified general community quarantine, the city is adjusting to new guidelines.
Residents stranded outside of Baguio may now return to the city provided that they will undergo a 14-day quarantine before coming home to their loved ones. Meanwhile, accommodation establishments, including the hotels in Baguio, are also allowed to open. While some hotels in Baguio are starting to accept guests, most of them may only entertain returning residents as per the MGCQ guidelines. If you’re a resident of the city who’s planning to return home, check out these permitted hotels where you can spend your quarantine days while relaxing!
Casa Vallejo is known as the oldest hotel in Baguio, standing for more than 111 years. Located along Upper Session Road, the hotel is home to a total of 24 rooms. You can choose to stay in the Standard Room which can accommodate two people, the Honeymoon Room which can either be equipped with a fan or air-conditioning, and the Family Fan Room that is good for 4 to 5 people. Have a fine dining experience during your stay at the hotel’s restaurant, Hill Station, or satisfy your milk tea cravings at My Girl Milk Tea Shop. You can also unwind at North Haven, the hotel’s spa, while waiting for your go-signal to return home.
Bask in the calming sky view from one of Citylight Hotel’s dining spots.
A pleasant retreat nestled in the heart of Baguio, Citylight Hotel can cater to all your different needs. The place is a great option if you’re looking for a peaceful place to stay. You can select among different room types: Premiere Deluxe, Deluxe Twin, Deluxe Triple, Superior Room, Ambassador Suite, and Presidential Suite. All rooms are equipped with amenities including WiFi, flat iron, and a full body-sized mirror. Each room has a complimentary breakfast buffet for two, so no need to worry about your first meal of the day. For lunch and dinner, check out the various food options at Salt and Pepper Restaurant or have a little booze at the hotel’s in-house bars, 3 Bars and Room 601.
Location:01 Apostol Street, Corner Outlook Drive, Baguio City
Wake up to the best view in Mines View Park Hotel’s rooms.
Image: Mines View Park Hotel Website
There’s nothing better than staying near one of the most well-known tourist spots in Baguio. Take in the scenic view of the Cordillera Mountains at Mines View Park Hotel. Offering 27 comfortable rooms, the hotel is sure to give you the most relaxing time while you await your return home. All rooms include amenities such as a complimentary breakfast, hot and cold shower, and a flat screen TV. At the hotel’s flagship restaurant ZEN’s Bar & Restaurant, you can try the hotel’s signature dish strawberry sinigang (sour stew). The bibing-crepe at the Halfmoon Cafe is also a must-try during your stay.
Just imagine resting on those soft, comfortable sheets after a long and tiring day of traveling.
Image: Prince Plaza Hotel Facebook Page
Not only is Prince Plaza Hotel a great accommodation for all types of guests, but it is also the perfect place for a gastronomical adventure. The boutique hotel’s restaurant became both a local and tourist favorite because of its shabu-shabu (a hotpot dish consisting of sliced meat and vegetables boiled in water) and Mongolian grill buffet. When staying at the Prince Plaza Hotel, note that a health declaration is needed. The hotel also accepts guests who are on essential travel and residents from BLISTT.
Location:15 Outlook Drive (Behind The Mansion), Baguio City
Soak in the sunlight from the windows in your room at Villa Silvina!
Image: Villa Silvina Website
Located just behind The Mansion, Villa Silvina Hotel & Restaurant houses recreational facilities including a basketball court and a karaoke machine where you can vibe any time you want. All the rooms in the hotel are equipped with essential amenities needed for the most relaxing stay. Even as you self-quarantine away from your family, Villa Silvina’s homey vibes, earthy tones, and delectable food offerings can instantly make you feel at home. Not only is it pleasing to the senses, but it is also budget-friendly.
Being under quarantine doesn’t have to be stressful! All thanks to these wonderful hotels in the City of Pines, you can make up for your lost summer staycation while keeping yourself and your family safe.
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About Antonette Louise Guiao
Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.
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