Fresh, new and still smelling of that not-too-sweet, but definitely aromatic scent, Azalea Residences is built just across the Teacher’s Camp, on Leonard Wood Road. Entering the premises, you can already observe the sophisticated façade of the hotel towering of 5 floors and accentuated by a state of the art fountain. Standing outside the hotel, Azalea Residences impresses with elegant off-white colors and brown, matching the atmospheric weather of the Baguio City.
As the van parked into the entrance of Azalea Residences, we were met by a bellboy, who helped us with our luggage into the hotel.
Entering the hotel itself, the first thing I noticed was the incredibly clean-kept lounge area, accessorized by huge brown leaves, known as the azalea, rising along the center of the hotel. The front desk, as sophisticated as its façade had been, was accentuated by simple but elegant engraved azalea leaves.
The front desk agent looked gorgeously professional in her long, blue and brown gown uniform.
I had been expecting a room for two or something of that sort, because I was the only female in the group. However, when the front desk agent gave us our key and the bellboy lead us to our room, we were completely taken back to find before us – a suite room.
Azalea Residences specializes in these kinds of rooms – mostly for a group of people looking for a luxurious and relaxing getaway from the hustle of Manila.
Our room was a 3 bedroom suite with 2 bathrooms, a common area that included a sofa-pull-out bed, a dining area and a kitchen.
The common area was pretty cozy-looking and was so inviting. The brown couch pulled out into a sofa and Ms. Elisa had told us about it, however, we weren’t able to pull it out because we didn’t know how. (During the end of our stay, the staff showed us how to do it and it was pretty easy), I blame Christian Sangoyo of Lakad Pilipinas and Darwin Cayetano of Tracking Treasure for their laziness and lack of trying. LOL. There was also a really nice solo “senyorita” chair just across the room. It gave a nice and elegant addition to the already-cozy looking living area. Aside from the sofa, there was also a LCD television and a telephone in the common area.
The dining area consisted of a tall table and 4 high chairs that I thought was pretty neat. The room came with a set of complimentary coffee and tea.
The kitchen area was also quite spacious. They had a sink available, a counter top, a row of cabinets above the counter and below. The kitchen also had an electric stove, a microwave and a refrigerator. Talk about complete amenities. We could stay here permanently and we would have everything we needed.
There is no aircon in the room, but there are ceiling fans that we didn’t use either because it was too cold. The common area also opened up to a nice veranda.
Our room can accommodate a maximum of 8 pax (2 in each room and 2 in the sofa bed). The daily rates per suite include breakfast for the guests at the tent.
Each bedroom included a cabinet, an LCD television, a mirror, telephone and a dresser table. The Master’s bedroom has its own bathroom with a bathtub. The other two bedrooms shared another bathroom with a shower.
The beds are pretty comfortable, with thick comforters and soft pillows, perfect for the cool nights in Baguio.
The amenities inside the room are also pretty much complete. The bathroom amenities included shampoo, conditioner, lotion and even a shower gel. They have toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, slippers and even other essential bathroom items like a small sewing kit and cotton buds. The cabinets had a dryer, an ironhorse and hangers.
Their bath towels smell superbly aromatic that even if you’ve used it once or twice, it still smells the same!
The tent (literally a tent), is located outside of the main building. This is their main restaurant, where the buffet is held during breakfast.
Azalea Residences also offers various other rooms – a two bedroom suite, a 1 bedroom suite and a deluxe room.
They also have Wi-Fi inside the rooms and vaults if you have important items to lock up.
Near the front desk and concierge outside, Azalea features a nice bar, a café-type set up lounge area, accentuated by a sophisticated looking fireplace.
The bartenders at Azalea Residences can also whip up some pretty delicious shakes and cocktails – perfect for a great night staying in.
Other amenities in Azalea Residences:
- Coffee Shop
- Business Center
- Wi-fi Internet connection
- Souvenir Shop
- NDD, DDD, DID
- Drivers’ Lounge & Sleeping Dormitories
- 24-Hour Doctor On Call
- Safety Deposit Box
- Handicapped Accessible
The hotel also offers services such as:
- Spa & Massage Services
- Tour Arrangement & Vacation Services
- Laundry & Dry Cleaning Management
- In-Room Dining
- Transportation Arrangement to and from Manila
Here are the rates for Azalea Residences:
|Deluxe Room||2-4 persons||Php 6,000|
|One Bedroom||2-4 persons||Php 8,000|
|Two Bedroom||4-6 persons||Php 12,000|
|Three Bedroom||5-8 persons||Php 15,000|
Check out Azalea Residences below:
Director of Sales
Manila Reservations: +632.579.4890/ +632.579.4894
Baguio Reservations: +6374.442.8888
Philippine Travelogue extends her heartfelt thanks to Azalea Residences, Ms. Elisa and Ms. Rhia for the free wonderful overnight stay and the chance to experience Panagbenga for the first time.
I stayed at Azalea Residence on February 25 – 26, during the peak of Panagbenga with Robbie Bautista of The Travelling Dork, Josh Uy of Intsik Boy, Jerome Baluyut of Balintataw, Darwin Cayetano of Tracking Treasure and Christian Sangoyo of Lakad Pilipinas.