the forest lodge at camp john hay

sometimes a change of environment can make de-stress one’s mind and body.  weeks ago,  i planned a trip to the city of pines for a lazy weekend – meaning, doing nothing.

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my last visit to baguio was ages ago.  the SM city mall wasn’t even existing yet during that time.  i have always wanted to stay at camp john hay and the first hotel that was on my mind was the manor.  i checked the website and the price was a little steep for my budget so i searched for other hotels within the vicinity and found out the forest lodge.  i checked their website and was excited to know that they have special off-peak rates for P2600.00 a night.  for me that was a steal and booked online.

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the deluxe bus i took from quezon city only took 4 hours to reach baguio city.  the coolness of the weather was so relaxing i knew i was going to have a good time.

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Located inside Camp John Hay, The Forest Lodge offers the best of both worlds: living spaces that are big on comfort and an outdoor environment that offers numerous fun activities. The Forest Lodge gives guests a choice of accommodations: the Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Family Rooms and One-Bedroom Suites. Spacious rooms with windows open to more views of the surrounding pine forests and gardens. Free Wi-Fi services are available in all guestrooms and at the lobby for those who still want to get in touch with family, friends and business associates while on a holiday. The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay offers 24-hour Front Desk services, Housekeeping, Maintenance and Security.

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i arrived too early for check-in but was accommodated by 12pm upon availability of a room.

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took pictures of their beautiful lobby.

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the design were a mix of furnitures but it blended well.

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rustic chandelier and an odd-looking wall decor (if you know what it is, tell me!).

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there wooden rocking chairs on display and i think they are for sale.

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the music lounge were they provide live music on weekend nights.

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elevators to access the floors.

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the hallway to my room.

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my room was at the second floor.

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two queen sized beds was too much for me, haha!

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this is their superior room which was very spacious.

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you can actually open the window with a separate screen guard.

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the uber-relaxing view from my window of pine trees.

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there is a small sink and refrigerator.

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the dresser and there is also a safe and iron/board.

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there is a toilet bidet installed and water from the sink is not potable and smells disagreeable at times (somewhat metallic and rancid).  i used bottled water to brush my teeth.

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just observed that the toiletries were not replenished on my second day.  i always bring my own anyway so i did not further bothered.

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shower stall, with hot and cold and good water pressure.

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i had breakfast at their all dining restaurant, the twist.  they serve asian fusion culinary delights.

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their breakfast menu is limited, but basic enough to have a good one to start your morning.

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i ordered chicken sausage (its the usual one you get from the deli section of supermarkets) which included two sunny side eggs, garlic rice and brewed coffee.

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if you want to stay in a part of baguio city where it is more private, quiet and opt for a very relaxed ambience, forest lodge will be a very good choice.

 

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8 responses to “the forest lodge at camp john hay

  1. that’s a steal rate for such a beautiful accommodation!

    and your photos, so crisp i can almost smell the pines all the way here. really I wish I took those shots myself.

    god, you made me miss baguio so much!

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