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Blue Mountain Hotel, Baguio City

Blue Mountain Hotel, Baguio City

As the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio City offers a wide range of places you can check in to for a night (or more)’s stay. From five star hotels, to condominiums for rent, to transient houses and budget inns, Baguio has it all.

Blue Mountain Hotel came well recommended by my friend’s parents. A quick online search also threw up favorable reviews. It’s biggest draw was the less than P1000/night.

Blue Mountain Hotel (photo from their website)

Blue Mountain Hotel (photo from their website)

Rooms
The cheapest room available is the basement room at PHP678 a night. One might think that it will be dark and dank, but as this is Baguio, basement rooms may just mean it’s located on the downside of the hill and not visible from the road.

In my case, my room was located on the hillside. The only window I had was a small exhaust one to let the air circulate. I didn’t mind because I didn’t really plan to staying in my room, and it helped keep the room warm at night. It had a bunk bed and double bed and would comfortably fit a family of four. There’s no room to add an extra trundle bed.

Basement room: Double bed 

Basement room: Double bed

Bunk beds

Basement room: bunkbeds

It had one bathroom that comes with a water heater. It heats up fast, and it can get scalding hot. You may also feel a little electric current if you go near the heater or shower knobs, so be careful.

Bathroom for basement room

Basement room: bathroom

The place looks safe, but I was a little concerned when I saw that my room’s door knob had some scruff marks as if some time back, it was broken in to. Since I didn’t really have much things with me, I didn’t mind it much and made sure that I brought all important items with me when I went out.

Rooms on the higher levels cost P896, which is still pretty reasonable in my book.

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