This is NOT a paid post. And I don’t make recommendations lightly. But when I do, I go all out because it means I really enjoyed whatever it is that I’m recommending.
We attended a wedding in Baguio last weekend. Speedy initially booked us at the Igorot Lodge where we had stayed in the past but the reservations went awry and we decided to book at Chalet Baguio Hotel instead. It was one of the two places where the wedding organizers had made arrangements for out-of-town guests. We chose it because it was less expensive and we wanted the least expensive because Speedy and I planned on staying a few more days after the wedding. Hotels, for us, are just a place to crash in anyway since we prefer to go wherever the smell of good food leads us.
But Chalet Baguio is definitely more than a place to crash in. I interviewed the staff somewhat (without telling them I’d write about Chalet Baguio) and they told me that Chalet Baguio started operating in 2011. What was on the site before that, no one was really sure.
Chalet Baguio is a two-storey affair. There’s parking out front and in the basement (yes, there is an elevator that goes down to the basement and up to the second floor). The rooms range from Standard to Family, and the prices vary. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms (with hot and cold water 24/7), TV with cable service, WIFI and air-conditioning.
Pretty standard stuff, you may think, but as with any hotel, it’s the details that count. The rooms are squeaky clean. So are the linen. Towels are changed daily and there’s always a fresh supply of toiletries.
The staff is friendly but courteous, and very accommodating — just tell them what you need and they’ll arrange everything for you.
But, maybe, that’s because there was a special arrangement for the wedding and we were extended extra everything? I think not. We spent two more nights after the wedding and the quality of the service did not dim. There was still freshly brewed coffee at the lobby 24 hours a day (self-service) and… here’s the kicker.
There’s Dulcinea at the lobby. I understand that Chalet Baguio is owned by the same family that owns Dulcinea so there’s a permanent pastry table at the hotel lobby. And I have to confess that I love Dulcinea. When I was pregnant with Sam some two decades ago, I was working in Makati and Greenbelt was just a park with a few eating places, two of which were Dulcinea and Kowloon House. Almost every morning before going to work, I’d walk through the park to buy either a box of Dulcinea pastries or a bag of Kowloon House siopao. To this day, I’m still crazy in love with Dulcinea pastries and Kowloon House siopao. So, you can just imagine how happy I was to have Dulcinea pastries at my fingertips over the long weekend.
Chalet Baguio Hotel is located at the Military Cut-Off Road, there is a website where you will find the details, including the room rates. A fifty percent downpayment is required upon reservation. There is an on-going High Season Promo with twenty percent off on all rooms until mid-June.