Sunday, 11 September 2011

Hotel and Inn Review: Ganduyan Inn (Sagada, Mountain Province)

Date of Stay: September 9-12, 2011
RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: *******
Rooms: *****
Condition and Cleanliness: *****
Staff Performance: *****
Room Comfort: *****
Food and Beverage: *****
Other Amenities: ****
Value for Money: ******

Ganduyan Inn

The popular, 3-storey Ganduyan Inn, managed by couple Marina and Hanzel Biag, is located at the very center of town.  One of the very earliest guest houses in Sagada, part of the building incorporates the re-opened Ganduyan Museum and Ganduyan Souvenirs.  It has spartan rooms with twin beds and a private bath with hot water (PhP750 per day) as well as rooms with common bath.

Twin room with private bath

At its small cafe, you can have a good choice breakfast of either bacon, longanisatocino or corned beef with fried egg and brewed Sagada coffee.  
They also serve pancakes (honey, banana yogurt & honey, blueberry jam and banana & honey), sandwiches (ham & cheese, tuna & cheese, bacon & cheese, ham, egg & cheese and tuna, egg & cheese), crepes (nutella, apple, banana yogurt & honey, blueberry jam and banana & honey), omelets (vegetable, cheese, tuna & cheese and ham & cheese) and yogurt (banana, cornflakes & honey, banana, granola & honey, blueberry jam, fruits & honey and banana & honey). 

Coffee shop

A second building going by the same name (Ganduyan Inn 2), located about 200 m. uphill from the old building and along the road to the next town of Besao, was opened in December 2009.  It has 7 rooms with private bathrooms, some with balconies with great views over the town. 
Ganduyan Inn 2

Ganduyan Inn: Poblacion, Sagada, Mountain Province.  Mobile number: (0921) 273-8097 (Smart) and (0927) 434-0212 (Globe).  E-mail : ganduyan_inn@yahoo.com.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Hotel and Inn Review: Albergo Hotel (Baguio City, Benguet)

Date of Stay: September 10-11, 2011

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: *******
Rooms: *******
Condition and Cleanliness: *******
Staff Performance: ********
Room Comfort: *******
Food and Beverage: ******
Other Amenities: ******
Value for Money: ******
Albergo Hotel

Room 811
Albergo Hotel, a five-minute drive from the city's commercial district, has 137 rooms (de luxe superior, de luxe suite, family suite) equipped with a cable TV, tea/coffee maker, fridge, NDD/IDD phone, RFID key-card system and private bathrooms come with hot/cold shower facilities and amenities.   
The hotel also has banquet facilities, a wide outdoor plaza area. on-site restaurant, a business center and a tour desk and offers parking on site, car rental, laundry, massage and room service. Albergo Hotel is also a stone's throw away from Baguio City's most popular tourist attractions such as Wright Park, Teachers Camp and Mansion House. 
Hotel Lobby

Albergo Hotel: 1 Villamor Drive, Lualhati 2600 Baguio City, Benguet.  Tel: (074) 424-2620  and (074) 424-7176. Manila booking office - Tel:  (02) 552-0331.  Fax: (02) 552-0083. E-mail: egi.albergo@yahoo.com and albergohotel_baguio@yahoo.com.  Website: www.egialbergo.webs.com.
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