I don’t start feeling the holiday season until I get a whiff of that smell in the air which I like to call, the scent of Christmas. I’d like to be more descriptive but I can’t and I don’t even know where it’s coming from. All I know is that I only smell it when Christmas time is around. In Baguio, however, it is easy to get into the whole Christmasy mood especially between November and February when the weather is cooler. If like me, you are thinking of going to Baguio soon, I know just the perfect place where you can stay. Spend your holiday at Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio.
My first time to stay at Azalea Baguio was three years ago in a blogger’s familiarization trip. Last September, I joined a different group of bloggers for another fam tour as the plus one of my friend Cathy (escapesanddiaries). When before I hardly knew anyone from the trip, this time there were more familiar faces.
Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio is located along Leonard Wood Loop, north of the Teachers’ Camp. Getting there from Manila is quite easy. Just take any Baguio bound buses from Pasay, Sampaloc, or Cubao then from the bus terminal you can easily hail a cab to take you to the hotel. Travel time is between 4 to 6 hours.
Hotel rooms, facilities, and services
Azalea has a total of 99 rooms all are equipped with apartment suites facilities. Their room options include a deluxe hotel room, one-bedroom suite, one-bedroom loft, two-bedroom apartment suite, two-bedroom loft, and three-bedroom apartment suite. These rooms have a living room and entertainment area, kitchen and dining, bed and bath, and safety and security features.
As with the facilities, the hotel has an in-house restaurant, Kuya J’s, a bar lounge called 8 Degrees, PWD accessible rooms, a souvenir shop, complimentary WiFi access, travel and vacation concierge, a 3-level basement parking, valet parking, and car hire. They also offer services such as laundry, pressing, and dry cleaning, spa and massage, and medical assistance.
Cathy and I stayed in a premier hotel room with front balcony. Our room has a TV, fridge, kitchen and dining table with tall chairs, and a sofa bed convertible. We also had complimentary fruits and drinks.
If you’re looking for a venue for your next conference, you may want to check out Azalea Baguios’ function halls and meeting rooms. They have a combined space of 490 square meters where guests can hold their meetings, banquet functions, and other events. You can choose from their 4 conference rooms — Azalea Tent, Boardroom, Martinez Hall 1, and Martinez hall 2 — based on your event’s requirements. The rooms are equipped with a DVD player, LCD projector, LCD television, LED widescreen, mobile sound system, microphones, podium, public address system, stage lights, and stage platform (note: equipment inclusions vary depending on your contract).
Everything’s good except their Internet connection. During our stay, most of us had trouble connecting using their WiFi. I’m mentioning this as this is a room for improvement.
The staff, as always, is impeccable, their hospitality bar none. When you arrive, they will greet you with welcome drinks and readily assist you with your belongings. They would greet and smile at you at all times even when they just happen to pass you by down the halls. The staff is obviously well-trained to treat guests with warmth and respect and this is one of the things that I truly appreciate while staying there.
You can have your breakfast buffet at Kuya J’s restaurant. It occupies the same space where their former restaurant, Tradisyon once were.
So why should you stay at Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio? Well, I can give you 5 reasons.
Splurge on Stay
Azalea Baguio has spacious rooms making it ideal for groups of people like families. These rooms have fully functional facilities like a kitchen. It means you can save money just by staying in a room equipped to respond to your needs.
Kids and Tweener Friendly
They offer half a price rate for 17-year olds and below and if you avail of their Holiday Plan, tweeners can stay in the room with their parents free of charge. Azalea Baguio assures this comes with no hidden charges.
Exclusive book direct benefits and privileges
If you book your reservation to them directly through their website or by giving them a call, they will offer you packages that best fit your budget.
They also offer holiday boosters or add-on perks so you can get the best value out of your money. For example, with their Holiday Plan, you can do an early check-in at 10:00 a.m and a late check-out at 3:00 p.m. (subject to room availability). Other offers include complimentary use of driver’s dormitory, free check-in for one extra person, free one extra bed, and/or a free room upgrade.
Goodies by your doorstep
Lastly, you may shop via Azalea Hotels & Residences’ Goodies. It’s a doorstep service meaning you don’t have to leave your room to shop their souvenir items; they will deliver it right to your room.
Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio
No. 7 Leonard Wood Loop,
Brgy. Manuel Roxas, Baguio City
Contact nos: (02) 3484 0081 / (02) 3484 3061 /
(63) 917 8611641 / 919 9944140