Where to stay in Baguio: Le Monet, Camp John Hay

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Baguio has always been well associated with pine trees being popularly known as the City of Pines. To this date, Baguio has been experiencing constant commercialization - rising hotels, resorts, new tourist attractions that has paved way in dominating the city's landscape that once was just full of fog and pine trees. Though you can still see these trees around the city, the best place to surround yourself with it is Camp John Hay. Camp John Hay is my top recommended place to stay whenever you find yourself wanting to go to Baguio. It has the best atmosphere, and has a lot of things to do in the vicinity.

There are only three hotels inside, The Manor, The Forest Lodge, and Le Monet Hotel. We stayed in the first two when I was young so we opted to try out Le Monet Hotel. Le Monet is strategically located near the entrance of the camp, and a walking distance to The Bell House and Tree Top Adventures, two of the famous attractions in Baguio.

Unlike The Forest Lodge and The Manor's rustic and old design, Le Monet Hotel exhibits a dazzling, modern, french-inspired theme. It was named after Claude Monet, a french impressionist painter.

Le Monet is considered a boutique hotel. And by that, it's far different from these big accommodations like The Forest Lodge and The Manor. Although relatively small, it still is one of the best boutiques in the city.

Though the lobby is too small for a hotel located in a top destination, the room is perfect in size and the bed is comfy. There's also a complimentary wifi inside the room.

The bathroom is where I usually encounter problems since I cannot take a bath with a weak shower. Unlike other boutique hotels I've been to, their shower is good! :)

The only problem I saw during our stay is that their elevator is too small for 4 people with luggages. We spend at least 10-15 minutes waiting for the elevator because there are a lot of guests on queue.

What I love most about this hotel is that they have bonfires during the night and sets up a movie screen for the guest to watch outside, with scent of the pines and a breezy air. The breakfast is good as well, with a variety of filipino and american offers.

The Paintball Outdoor Adventure is also just right outside the hotel.

I recommend Le Monet Hotel to those who would like to seek rest from the hustle and bustle back home.  It's surrounded by a lot of pine trees, and is far from Baguio traffic/polution. More than that, it's inside the best neighbourhood - Camp John Hay. You need not to travel far to go to the main attractions like Historical Core, Treetop Adventure, and more. 
Their rates are a little bit pricey, but you're paying for a stress free service and a traffic free location! Overall, I'd give it an 8.5/10.

Le Monet Hotel Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Website: www.lemonethotel.ph
Mobile: +6374 6610202 to 07 / +639175267049
Facebook: @LeMonetHotelTwitter@lemonet_hotel
E-mail: rsvn.lemonet@ahmgi.com

1 comment on "Where to stay in Baguio: Le Monet, Camp John Hay"
  1. Wow sounds like your stay went pretty well and was very comfortable. Thanks for sharing your experience and the beautiful pictures as well. Hope to see more posts from you soon.


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