Journeying North Luzon: Microtel by Wyndham – Baguio, Benguet

Baguio holds a special place in my heart. Learning that this was one of the places we’d visit ultimately made me decide to join this tour.  Its cool breeze, the memories of one day trips I would have with my family when I was younger, the eventual refuge it would provide every time things get loud, and it generally being a space of love and discovery – all these make me want to come back for more.  Like a drug that I have grown addicted to and cannot get out of my system.   Much like the person that caused that.  But, more on that in this post, only if you’re interested. :)

Where to stay in Baguio – Microtel by Wyndham – Baguio

Baguio has been and will always be my go-to place when I need to get away from the noise of Manila. And, finding an accommodation, while usually easy, can also be a challenge if you have specific requirements that you want to fulfill. Mine would be clean T&B, secured rooms, comfortable beds, accessibility, great customer service, and value for buck. And, all these can be had at Microtel Baguio. I’ve enjoyed my first stay here a couple of years ago, such that I didn’t think twice staying here again during my last visit.

It had clean T&B with good running water + bidet (a requirement for me!).

Microtel by Wyndham - Baguio

Microtel by Wyndham - Baguio

Its chiropractic-approved beds definitely gave me a great night’s sleep.

Microtel by Wyndham - Baguio

And, waking up to this view – who wouldn’t like it?

Microtel by Wyndham - Baguio

Its accessibility may perhaps be unparalleled, especially for those taking the Victory Liner bus from and to Manila, as Microtel Baguio has direct access to the bus station, which makes it super convenient and accessible, regardless of the time of arrival and departure. Taxis can also be hailed from the front of Microtel and taxis also know where it is located, so it is very convenient to get there, especially if you don’t exactly know how to (for those direction-impaired, like me).

Moreover, its staff are always ready to serve you with a smile, which makes the stay more pleasant. Here are some thank you notes from previous guests posted on Microtel’s wall – which shows, too, how they value customer satisfaction <3

Microtel Baguio

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, staying at Microtel Baguio will make your visit to Baguio a pleasant and enjoyable one. I, for one, will not hesitate booking a room here again. :)

Microtel by Wyndham – Baguio, Benguet
Address: #5 Marcoville, Upper Session Road, Baguio City 2600 Philippines
Check-in Time: 2.00 p.m.
Check-out Time: 12.00 p.m.
Contact Number: +63.74.619.3342
Email address: baguio@microtel.ph
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MicrotelPhilippines
Website: http://www.microtelphilippines.com/, http://www.microtel-baguio.com/

What to try in Baguio:  Eating at Te Quiero Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Baguio has so many options to satisfy any of your food craving.  I’ve eaten at so many restaurants from the countless times I’ve visited the place.  But, one of my favorites is Te Quiero Tapas Bar & Restaurant.

The first time I ate here was when my friends and I stayed at Microtel Baguio for two nights a couple of years ago.  We were very happy with the breakfast we had, such that we decided to eat dinner there, too, and have drinks later that evening.  There was even an acoustic band playing, which made me and my friends order for more wine.  LOL! In this particular trip, we had the chance to taste their famous selections and it was definitely a treat!

Te Quiero

Te Quiero

Te Quiero

Te Quiero

The photos above don’t give justice to how good the food was.  But, if you need more prodding, here are the write-ups of friends and fellow bloggers Budget Biyahera Mai, , and Celine of Celineism.

What to do in Baguio

There are so many things to see in Baguio and much is written about them, too.  So, I won’t be talking much about the places we visited but just share pictures of our experience.  As it usually is, this particular Baguio stop was more about deepening relationships, while visiting points of interest.

Laperal White House

Laperal White House

Baguio Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden, Baguio City

Botanical Garden, Baguio City

Botanical Garden, Baguio City

Camp John Hay

Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Cemetery of Negativism

Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Philippine Military Academy

Philippine Military Academy

Philippine Military Academy

Philippine Military Academy

Easter Weaving

Easter Weaving

Tam-awan Village

Tam-awan Village

Tam-awan Village

Tam-awan Village

While all of those were nice and sweet, highlights of the trip for me were those moments we shared laughter.  They are not clear to me now what those were about, to be honest, or what triggered each.  But, it doesn’t matter now.  What matters is that those sealed the bond of the group.  Like we would laugh at the most mundane and silliest of things that, probably, if I shared them here now, you guys would say, what’s so funny about that?  But, hey, to each his own.  It is moments like these that create friendships that last.  That wherever life may take us, however many plane rides we’ll take, or bus strips we’d have, or subsequent memories we’d create together, we would have these past few days to look back to as the time we became friends.

Photo taken by Billy Palatino, August 2017, Choco-Late de Batirol, Baguio City, Philippines

So, thank you, Microtel, for bringing this group together and for showing us all these wonderful places and providing us homes in the North.  ‘Til our next visits <3


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