|Inviting interiors, warm welcome at Baguio Holiday Villas|
We just came from three days in Sagada and two in Maligcong to cap a week-long hiatus in the highlands with a sidetrip to Baguio and a steaming cup of nutty java made for a warm welcome in this day-long transition back to urbanity. After days of holding back on the precipitation, the rains fell just as we checked in at Baguio Holiday Villas. I've laid claim to one of the beds in the double room upstairs and caught a nap after a quick hot shower so waking up to good coffee with this kind of weather was just perfect.
|Even more magical at nighttime|
The garden is an important focal point which is why we collectively thought it's a shame that there were no garden tables and chairs save for a portion of the cafe that extends a bit to the roofed area overlooking the greens and a wooden bench at the far end. Having said that, I would venture as far as imagining how wonderful it would be to get a massage outdoors as the establishment already has a spa out in front anyway, in a small cabana perhaps.
|View of the living room from the stairs leading to the bedrooms|
I was trying to enjoy what remained of my break so I woke up late the next morning (partly because of sleep debt incurred during the trip, partly because of the great massage as nightcap the previous night) so we had an alibi to try out the breakfast fare which was good, not a bad idea if you're just too lazy to market and cook, or as a good alternative to ordering for delivery. Not that the place is too remote as establishments like Good Taste restaurant (or if you're too hung up on ChickenJoy, Jollibee just a few steps away) are within very short walking distance.
|I slept here (could've been better with a reading lamp though)|
Info: Baguio Holiday Villas is located at No. 10 Legarda Road, Baguio City • Call landline (074) 442-6679 or 446-5378 (Baguio) or (632) 750-2907 (Manila) • Call/Text Mobile: 0922-8914738 (Baguio)/0922-8914744 (Manila) • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Visit www.baguioholidayhotel.com • Off-season 20% discount promo on published rates ongoing until Dec. 13, 2014