With its cool climate, strawberry fields and pine tree-scented air, Baguio is deserving of its billing as the Philippines’ summer capital. Sure, it’s a bustling metropolis but it’s also home to the rich culture of the Ifugao and a host of quaint 19th-century heritage homes-turned-delightful restaurants, charming bookstores and quirky museums. When in town, check into the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham and you’ll be at the center of all of Baguio’s wonders.
No car? No problem!
Escaping to Baguio from Manila is as simple as boarding a bus. Conveniently located right next to the Victory Liner bus terminal and linked by a walkway, Microtel Inn & Suites is within easy strolling distance. What’s more, you’ll love how close the hotel is to Baguio City’s major points of interest. Browse for rare titles at Mt Cloud Bookshop. Wander around the lush campus of UP Baguio. Take in awesome views of old copper mines at Mine’s View Park. Go boating or cycling in Burnham Park and experience the hustle and bustle of Session Road.
Ask and you shall receive
Given that its staff is trained to international Wyndham Hotel Group standards, guests can expect the very best, most professional service. Need a restaurant recommendation or keen to go on a day tour to La Trinidad to pick fresh strawberries? The team at Microtel Inn & Suites Baguio will gladly help meet your needs.
The comforts of home…and more
Is it business, pleasure or both that have brought you to town? Microtel Inn & Suites Baguio has everything it takes to ensure a comfortable stay. For corporate get-togethers, the function rooms here are just the thing. You can also wine and dine colleagues or spend time with family and friends enjoying margaritas, mojitos and sumptuous Spanish cuisine at Te Quiero Tapas Bar. Thanks to free Wi-Fi and unlimited coffee in the lobby, it’s a snap to do last-minute tweaks of your presentation on your laptop. At the end of the day, retreat to your spacious room (ranging in size from 25 to 30m2) where a chiropractor-approved, queen-size bed awaits.
Microtel Inn and Suites, Upper Session Rd, Baguio City; +63 2 899 7171; www.microtel-baguio.com
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This article originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of Smile magazine.