February 22, 2018

The Manor at Camp John Hay

I’ve been to Baguio several times already since college but we don’t usually stay in the hotel. My friend’s family has a condominium in Baguio so we always stay there during my college days. When my relatives went to Baguio at sinama kami, they rented a transient house. When I was working, my officemate rented a house for our weekend getaway. The only time that we stayed in a hotel is when we had our 24 Hours Trip in Baguio, we stayed at Hotel Veniz which is a very affordable hotel near Session Road.

I now live in Southern Luzon so Tagaytay is now our go-to-place if we want to escape the summer heat.  But of course, I still want to visit Baguio if time and budget permit. One of the hotels that I would like to try is The Manor at Camp John Hay. The hotel is really old but still, it is the popular hotel accommodation in Baguio. It is situated 5000 feet above sea level so you will really feel that you are in the City of Pines.

My husband stayed here for one night during their business trip or let us say, several hours only since they just literally sleep at the hotel and left early to continue their work. His officemate (loyal guest) was the one who booked this hotel for them, so when they entered the room there are complimentary fruits, dessert and a welcome note stating the privileges that they can enjoy.

- Complimentary wifi and a daily newspaper
- Complimentary pressing of (1) suit upon arrival
- Use of gym, Jacuzzi, and Sauna at The Manor Health Spa.
- Shoe Shine Service

This is the room, it has a mini pantry with sink, fridge and coffee and tea making facility.

The bathroom is small and no bathtub.

They have a step-out veranda and this is the view from their room.

Surprisingly, there is no aircon in their room, only ceiling fan. We stayed in a cheap hotel before pero may aircon naman. It was February so malamig talaga kahit walang aircon, I’m not sure if ganun pa rin during summer season.

My husband likes the place, he even woke-up early to jog so he can also explore the hotel. He even said “kahit doon ka lang sa Camp John Hay, enjoy ka na, sa dami ng pwede gawin". There are golf course, pwedeng mag-picnic, Butterfly Sanctuary, Little Mermaid Garden, Horseback Riding, and Tree Top Adventure.

If you are staying in The Manor Camp John Hay, you might want to visit “The Historical Core”. You can see the following

1. The Bell House
2. The Bell House Library Museum
3. The Bell House Amphitheater
4. Cemetery of Negativism
5. The Secret Garden
6. Totem Pole
7. History Trail

Entrance Fee

Standard Fee: P60
BLISTT Residence P40
Senior Citizen/Students/PWDs P30
Photoshoot Fee P1000

If you watched Forevermore TV series, you are familiar with this hotel. All I thought, sa show lang yung The Lost Cemetery, yun pala meron talaga sa CJH and part of the Historical Core.

There is no dull moment because there are something tha you can do, whether indoor or outdoor activities. There is Kiddie Corner for the kids, gym, yoga area, health spa or just wander in the garden and mini falls.

After he jogged, he entered the Le Chef at The Manor restaurant to check the buffet breakfast. He took some photos kahit hindi naman sila kumain diyan. Their package is room only but if they want to eat breakfast, there is a fee of P750 per person.

Food and Beverage 

1. Le Chef at The Manor offers daily buffet breakfast and a wide a la carte selection of local and international dishes. 6Am to 11PM.
2. Le Chef Delicatessen - enjoy freshly baked bread, cakes, and pastries, ideal for pasalubong. 7AM to 11PM
3. The Piano Bar - a cozy sitting lounge by the fireplace where you can enjoy your favorite cocktails. 6PM to 12MN

Even my husband stayed for several hours only, he enjoyed his short trip. He said that the service is good and even though the hotel is already old, it is well-maintained.

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  1. Ah so yan pala yung hotel nina Xander! Never thought of it lols. The place looks old to me or baka aesthetics lang talaga nila. Glad to know there are so many activities na sa Camp John Hay. Thanks for sharing!

  2. We've been to Baguio twice pero we've never been to Camp John Hay before. I don't know if we can go back there, or if we can, I'm not sure when but who knows. hehe. Sarap tumira sa Baguio, malamig. Lalo ngayon na summer na, prone na si Nate sa ubo. Actually, inuubo na naman sya. :(

    1. Sarap tumira sa malamig pag summer sa Pinas, good luck sa electricity bill na naman.

  3. the Manor is still the go-to place for families in Baguio. We've been there once lang but because it was peak season, we couldn't book one there.