After Summer Getaway at Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio City
A few weeks ago, Azalea Hotels & Residences (hotel info) held a weekend After Summer getaway in Baguio, where I found myself staying in their establishment along with fellow bloggers. Being a frequent traveler, I had pretty high expectations about my lodgings, but I tried to keep an open mind.
Azalea Hotels and Residences Baguio City
Azalea Hotels Baguio (check rates) is located along Leonard Wood Loop, just five minutes away from Session Road, tucked away in a peaceful hill that balances both the charm of a quiet country getaway, and the convenience of being near the hustle and bustle that Baguio City’s burgeoning tourism has brought.
Azalea Hotels and Residences Baguio
It’s located near Teacher’s Camp and is only 10 to 15 minutes away from SM Baguio City and Victory Liner Terminal—definitely a plus for many travelers. Its location also makes it easy to go to famous tourist attractions in Baguio like Session Road, Camp John Hay and Mines View Park.
Azalea Baguio Service Van
I do expect a lot of hospitality given the competitive nature of the hotel industry in Baguio City, and I was not let down; I was greeted with friendliness and courtesy with the staff right away, and they were all smiles and ready to accommodate my requests or questions.
Check-in was a breeze since they were very efficient. They know how to station their staff properly around the hotel entrance to assist guests with getting their luggage or even catching a cab. They also gave us a proper tour of the hotel, knew where all their facilities were, and answered calls promptly.
The housekeeping staff are equally competent, as our rooms and bathroom were spotless. We also ran out of soaps and bottled water at some point during our stay. We phoned the staff asking for one and were surprised that the housekeeping lady was already at the door handing it to us right after we hung up. Great service!
The Azalea Hotels and Residences Baguio (discounted rates) is made up of 99 tastefully-decorated suite rooms: there are 46 Deluxe, 17 one-bedroom, 33 two-bedroom and 3 three-bedroom suites all in all.
Deluxe Hotel Room
The suites are well-furnished and have a living room area with a sofa bed and flat-screen TV with cable connection, a toilet and bathroom with hot and cold rain shower, and the little creature comforts that make a stay cozier, such as: a dining table, chairs and crockery, kitchen appliances and utensils, coffee and tea-making facilities, and imported linens for their plush queen-sized beds.
I stayed in a two-bedroom suite with two other bloggers from Baguio City The entire suite was actually very spacious, and can host more than three guests. Because Baguio is already quite cold, the rooms aren’t air-conditioned, but the ceiling fans they have serve just fine.
Dining Area inside our suite
I was quite pleased at how comfortable the bed and the furniture was, and the good lighting added to the pleasant atmosphere, especially as it’s not really that sunny in Baguio. I do recommend getting a balcony suite so you can enjoy your coffee with a majestic view. The flat-screen TVs and the reliable internet access made my downtime enjoyable as well.
There’s an in-house restaurant on the first floor of Azalea called Tradisyon, which offers buffet spreads of various local and international dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There was a lot of variety in the choices and all of them were well-cooked and properly seasoned.
Baby Backribs Meal
Pasta at Tradisyon Restaurant
If you fancy a nightcap, Azalea has 8 Degrees Bar and Lounge right beside the souvenir shop, where you can order both refreshing drinks and local and imported alcoholic beverages.
I honestly wasn’t sure what was awaiting us when we were invited over for that weekend, but I was not let down! After being treated with warmth and hospitality and given a great room with so many features and amenities, I’d have to say that Azalea Hotels & Residences (check reviews) is one of the best places in Baguio City to stay, whether the trip involves families, group or business travelers.
Selfie at the Veranda
It’s great that they offer such luxurious accommodations at a reasonable price point. Definitely value for money! The staff are friendly but not intrusive. The food there was delicious and affordable. Transportation was accessible and never a problem during our stay. Excellent service overall!
Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio (Book Online)
Address: 7 Leonard Wood Loop, Brgy. Manuel Roxas, Baguio City Philippines 2600
Phone:(074) 424 8716
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Originally Published on August 18, 2015, this Azalea Hotels and Residences Baguio City Review was last updated in September 2018.