On my previous trips to Baguio City, I have experienced staying in a transient house, Teacher’s Camp and a randomly picked hotel near the city market. Last May 2015 I went on a trip with 22 bloggers and we made Azalea Residences Baguio our home.
Azalea Residences Baguio refers to itself as the first all-suite vacation residence in the City of Pines. This 4-star, six-story hotel is located at Leonard Wood Road, across Teacher’s Camp. It sits on top of a secluded hill – accessible to the city’s main attractions and happenings while maintaining a sense of privacy that comes with country living. Design wise, it achieves a modern contemporary look with the log cabin-inspired facade and traditional character of the Philippines in its design and decor.
After a long trip aboard the Genesis Joyride Bus, the staff of Azalea Residences Baguio (Sir Paul and Sir JC) were already there to pick us up and bring us to the hotel via shuttle.
The hotel was a short trip away from the bus terminal, around 5 minutes away from Session Road.
Upon entering the hotel, we were welcomed by the staff, given a welcome drink and relaxed at the lobby lounge while waiting to be informed of our room assignments. On the same floor, I noticed their two food and beverage outlets – Tradisyon Coffee Shop and 8 Degrees Lounge bar. More on this and the hotel’s other amenities on succeeding posts.
We were given an electronic access key card for 211, a spacious 60sqm suite with kitchenette, dining and living facilities. On top of the dining table was a welcome note from the hotel, flowers and a basket of fruits. In the living room was a very comfortable convertible sofa bed, flat screen cable TV, stylish chair and coffee table.
L-R: Kim of kimnieves.com, Ate Jen, me, Donna and Aylin 🙂
Kim and Ate Jen slept on the sofa bed while Aylin and Donna shared the queen-size bed in the master bedroom. The balcony in their room is facing the back of another establishment. Since we were in Baguio, there’s no need for an air-conditioning unit. The room do come with a ceiling fan – one on each bedroom and another in the living room area.
I occupied the cozy guest bedroom. There were no windows, which was fine with me, as it blocks any noise coming from the hallway. The double-sized bed was very comfortable and having two fluffy pillows in my arms made my restful sleep better. Yup, I’m a pillow person and I felt at home 🙂
The room comes with bedside tables and lamps, its own LCD cable TV with DVD player and analog telephone unit. There’s also a closet with ironing facility, bath robs, cloth hangers, house slippers, shoe mitts, and sewing kit.
Since the TV is mounted, there’s enough desk space for your laptop to do some work. There’s a Bible in both rooms in case you decided to stick to an app while traveling.
We have a shared toilet and bathroom plus a private one in the main bedroom. Both had complete amenities, including a hot and cold shower, towels and toiletries (which was replenished everyday). I’m in love with the Verbana and Jasmine set, especially their fragrant lotion <3
It’s not everyday that we get a kitchen in our hotel room, which we only got to use for a quick coffee/tea fix. Ours came with electric cooktops with range hood, microwave oven, rice cooker, refrigerator, electric water kettle, dinnerware set, kitchenware set, pots & pans (upon request). We were also provided complimentary bottle water, coffee and tea set and access to a guest minibar (the Pringles and Toblerone were very tempting..).
When we got back from our day 1 activities, we noticed a little gift on our dining table – a card and a box of sweets! Inside the card was a message wishing us a pleasant evening and a good night’s rest. It also had information for that night’s lowest forecast temperature and the following day’s weather forecast to help us plan the day (or our OOTDs :p) ahead. Thanks for the thoughtful gesture! <3
There were ample 220v outlets to accommodate everyone’s gadgets. Internet connection was good enough considering the amount of concurrent connected devices to the hotel’s WiFi and our room’s location. I believe we have requested to restart the router once.
Overall, the impeccable service, friendly staff, their attention to detail and level of comfort I personally experienced made this particular trip to Baguio a memorable one! It was such a fun and relaxing 3d2n! Thank you Azalea Residences Baguio for being an amazing and generous host! Sending much love to Sir Paul, Sir JP, Ms. Therese and Ms. Rachel for taking care of us <3
Our room, a two-bedroom apartment suite with backview balcony, is just one of the 33 Two-bedroom suite rooms in Azalea Residences Baguio. They also have 46 Deluxe, 17 One-bedroom and 3 Three-bedroom options. Book a reservation today and experience your holiday haven here at Azalea Residences Baguio.
Azalea Residences Baguio
7 Leonard Wood Loop, Brgy. M. Roxas
Baguio City 2600
Reservations Hotline: (632) 579-4890 / (632) 579-4894 / (63917) 861-1641 / (3919) 994-4140
Hotel Trunk Line: (074) 424-8716 / (074) 424-8166 / (074) 424-8711
Manila Sales: (632) 925-8352 / (63917) 861-1642 / (63919) 994-4143 / Fax (632) 655-1162
Website: www.azalea.com.ph / www.azaleabaguio.com
For Timeshare and Vacation Club Membership inquiries, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and contact (632) 634-7742.
DISCLAIMER: Yours truly was invited to experience staying in Azalea Residences Baguio for 3d2n. Opinions are entirely my own.
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