When you’re out of town, it is always best to pick a place to stay that can make you feel as if you’re right at home.
Remember those old, American movies? The ones where the families dream of living in a beautiful home in the woods, with beautiful blue paint and gorgeous white shutters? This is what Microtel Inns and Suites in Baguio look like.
Painted royal blue with white shutters, Microtel Inns and Suites fits well with its garden of pine trees in the background, making it look like a homey and pleasant atmospheric place to stay in the cool city of Baguio, akin to that in the rural areas of other countries.
From afar, Microtel looks sophisticated, standing out amongst others because when you look at it from the outside, all you’ll need is snow and you’ll get the picture perfect American dream.
Microtel gave us a room to stay in with Darwin of the Tracking Treasure and Sir Lester of Philippine Star. The other bloggers we were with stayed in the next room.
Since I’ve already been to Microtel Boracay, let me tell you the difference between both rooms.
The type of room given to us was the same (2 twin beds). But the ambiance, the set up of the room and its atmosphere was definitely different. In Boracay, the atmosphere of the room was very light, with warm colors accentuating the room, perfect for beach-goers. On the other hand, the room in Microtel Baguio was accentuated with darker colors of brown and dark purple, making it seem like the perfect setting for a room during the cold, cold winter. The cozy colors are a huge plus for Microtel Baguio because it makes it feel easier for the guests to stay in a room that feels perfect for their current situation.
The airy tones of the light make a very comfortable blend, which is amazingly easy for the eyes of someone coming home from a tiring day. I definitely appreciated it because we spent the whole day covering Panagbenga’s street parade.
The room consisted of a television, racked up high above the cabinets, a dresser table, mirrors and a loveseat at the side of the room.
The comfort room had a nice hot and cold shower, with sufficient amenities of towels, hand towels, soaps and shampoo. They also offer slippers, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
The beds were the best of it all, however, because Microtel is famous for their chiropractic beds, they are the softest out of all the beds I’ve ever slept on, making the icing on a cake on an awesome, but definitely tiring day.
Location wise, Microtel is also very convenient because they are connected to the new, but definitely must-try restaurant Te Quiero and the Victory Bus Liner, just behind them.
Microtel Inns and Suites Baguio
Upper Session Road
Baguio City 2600
Amenities and Facilities in Microtel Baguio:
- Chiropractor-approved mattress
- Toilet and shower with hot and cold water
- IDD and NDD phone
- Radio clock
- Electronic keycard entry system
- Individually controlled air-conditioning unit
- Internet-ready data port
- Fully automated fire safety system
- Daily breakfast
- Wi-Fi access and free-flowing coffee in the lobby
- 24-hours vending area
- Photocopy and mailing services
- Meeting room for 60 persons
- Safe deposit boxes
- Handicapped-accessible room
Philippine Travelogue extends her heartfelt thanks to Microtel Inns and Suites Baguio, Ms. Lualhati Fausto, Ms. Marissa Sampayan, Mr. Lester Hallig, Mr. Fernan Nebrez, Mr. Dean Cid, resident Manager for Microtel Baguio and Mr. Albert for the free wonderful stay at Microtel Baguio and the chance to experience Mt. Pulag for the first time.
I stayed at Microtel Inns and Suites Baguio on February 26 – 28, during the peak of Panagbenga and our climb to Mt. Pulag 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.