we hied off to baguio last december 27 to celebrate our 18-year wedding anniversary. the 4 of us stayed for 3D/2N at the CHALET BAGUIO, a relatively-new hotel situated along upper military cut-off road. i discovered this hotel by chance thru agoda.com. yup, i booked our stay online since my hubby was "nagging" me non-stop for the accommodations. for almost 3 days, i was getting "no available rooms" answer to my inquiries. but i guess, our stay in CHALET baguio was meant to be because everything was worth it.
just look at the hotel's interiors...
|seating area at stairs landing |
just off the main lobby
|console table at 2f hallway|
|back-lit decorative wall panel in fabric|
|flat tv mounted on accent wall|
|view of the pine trees|
add to that, DULCINEA, most famous for its churros con chocolate, is their in-house restaurant.
we had our complimentary breakfasts taken here. sadly, limited choices in limited proportions. true to its description - complimentary. but despite the serving size, we found the food yummy.
our first day began with our re-discovery of MILE HI CENTER inside CAMP JOHN HAY. this commercial arcade houses restaurants like MILE HI DINER, CARLO'S PIZZA, DENCIO'S, EVERYTHING NICE CAKESHOP & CAFE, etc. and stores like the NIKE CAMP, THE COMMISSARY, ADIDAS, among others. it was in LITTLE JOHN's where we had our lunch.
we had these:
|MEAT KEBAB meal for jillian|
|GRILLED FISH meal for kirsten|
|this RIB-EYE TAPSILOG meal was mine|
|BABY BACK RIBS meal for hubby|
|jillian did a fashion illustration|
|i had orange & blueberry drawings|
see this wall of framed placemat arts from previous diners.
after finishing our late lunch, we went back to the hotel to check in & take a nap. our "driver" requested that because of the long drive he just made.
|see the "dozing" boss-driver|
|my "twin-like"daughters in their|
F21 varsity jackets
returned to CJH from CHALET. we had our anniversary dinner at CANTINETTA, an Italian restaurant.
|entering CANTINETTA at dusk|
|jill posing with the |
menu wall board behind her
& view of the bar
|a part of the dining area|
our photo ops with the "main man" (read: financier, boss, driver)
*note his pa-cute poses (so rare for this man) ;)
they had this served for us
|bread with salsa & pate|
while waiting for the 4 different kinds of pasta meals we ordered
|i had TARTUFO|
|jill had PESCATORA|
|papa j had AI PORCINI RISOTTO|
|kirsten had RAVIOLI VERDI DI SPINACI|
after dinner, we sauntered to nearby starbucks but decided to forego after-dinner coffee since the place was teeming with locals & tourists alike.
immediately, we went back to the hotel to get a full-night's sleep.
end of DAY 1.