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In the first week of March, we were invited to go to Baguio by Mario’s restaurant in celebration of their 40th year. We were quite excited about it because it was the best way to escape the early summer heat here in Manila, especially after we found out that we were staying for 2 nights at the very luxurious Hotel Elizabeth.
Hotel Elizabeth Baguio, awarded as Baguio’s Hotel of the Year for 3 years, is managed by Fersal Hotel Group, the umbrella company that established Fersal Hotels here in Manila. Just by these facts alone, you’d expect a very memorable stay at the hotel. And that’s exactly what we got.
We arrived just in time for dinner at Hotel Elizabeth on a Friday night, March 9th. This was the day that they were also celebrating their 7th year as one of the top hotels in Baguio. We joined in the celebration and it was a truly fun night.
By the way, as soon as we made it to the hotel, we were all in awe at how beautiful it was. I had to take a photo of the hotel at night and just scroll down for the photo I took in the morning.
I absolutely adore these gazebos (photo was taken on the 5th floor). And the breeze wasn’t just cool, but it smelled of pine trees. Ahhhhh…. Baguio! How I love thee… let me count the ways!
When we finally checked into our rooms, Ken and I were given the Executive Suite which has 2 bathrooms (both with hot-and-cold showers, one has a bath tub), 1 bedroom and a common living room with a mini kitchen we share with the room where Peachy (and her cute daughter Ykaie) and Yedy (Yedylicious) were to sleep. We spent nights at the living room area chatting away.
Each bed has premium linens and duvet comforter, which kept us warm and sleep cozily amidst the cold breeze in Baguio. Argh! Remembering those 2 nights we slept in just sucks now that it’s too hot here in Manila. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Baguio’s climate! And I love our room in Hotel Elizabeth!
Anyway, on our second day, I went out to take photos of the hotel under the morning sun. It looked gorgeous! The pine trees, colorful flowers and plants surrounded the hotel.
And, of course, the gazebos.. a perfect place to idle your hours away or take photos.
At the hotel lobby, you’ll be welcomed by the tall atrium and Mediterranean-inspired interiors, which is the work of well-renowned designer Tessa Prieto Valdes.
The walls and ceilings of Hotel Elizabeth were hand-painted by muralist Alfred Galvez. They were beautiful.
Hotel Elizabeth Baguio has a total of 74 guest rooms and suites inside the 5-storey building. They have Deluxe rooms (good for 2, Quad and Family rooms that have 6 individual beds). All room rates come with complimentary breakfast (buffet).
Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Quad Room
Deluxe Family Room
Penthouse Suite with loft
Each room is equipped with in-house safe for your belongings, plus they have 24-hour security. Guests also have access to wireless internet connection. There’s a spa and fitness center exclusive where guests can relax and rejuvenate after, say, hours of visiting the tourist spots in Baguio.
If you need a place for functions, conferences, seminars or weddings, they have 3 locations that can suit your needs. The Veranda function area can seat 30 at the beautiful windowed location. They also have the Flora Function Room that can accommodate 80 people.
If you need a much bigger place for weddings, or well-attended conferences, you can go for the Santorini Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 people.
The Piano Bar and hotel gift shop…
For foodies, they have 2 options for you: Flora Cafe and Bliss Cafe. If you’re a vegetarian, you have to dine at Bliss Cafe. We had early dinner here which was supposed to be just appetizers, but we had a lot of food that were all absolutely delicious! We’ll be posting about that next so stay tuned!
If you prefer meat, Flora Cafe is for you. They have a Mongolian Dinner Buffet and Saturday Dinner buffets (fusion buffet of Japanese and US Black Angus). You can enjoy live entertainment here too with your meals. I didn’t get to take photos of our breakfast ’cause Ken and I were both still really sleepy, we needed to start eating already to wake us up. Okay, that’s just an excuse – we didn’t want you seeing the amount of food we had on our plates!
I swear, next time I’m in Baguio, I’ll definitely stay in Hotel Elizabeth again. Aside from all the luxurious treatment you’d get and the hospitality, the hotel is also in close proximity to tourist spots in Baguio like Wright Park, Mines View Park, Camp John Hay and The Mansion (watch out for our series of posts about our Baguio trip!). If you’re in the mood for Baguio pasalubong shopping, Good Shepherd and Pink Sisters are close by too.
Hotel Elizabeth also has a Cebu location, which you might want to consider on your next trip South. If you need more information about the rates and the hotel:
Thank you to our friends from Hotel Elizabeth. We had a wondrous and memorable stay at your hotel in Baguio.
The foodie gang group photo in Hotel Elizabeth.
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