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A February 2007 trip to Baguio by panda2

Burnham Hotel Photo, Baguio, Philippines More Photos
Quote: Hilly in the cooler mountain climate than the rest of the Philippines, but still can reach a high of 40 Celsius during the summer.
Burnham Hotel Photo, Baguio, Philippines
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The Burnham Hotel is the first and oldest hotel in Baguio City, within a short walk from the bus, recommended in the Lonely Planet Guide. The staff are so friendly, helpful, knowledgeable for the visitor, and it makes up for a lot of shortcomings for this seventeen room place with 24 hour access.This place offers free Wi-Fi, Check-In Cafe restaurant open 7am-9pm in the hotel is passable if you're hungry and don't want to go any further for food, an arts and crafts store. The room is very basic and humble settings with a fan, no a/c, which is doable during their cool months, during the late evenings with the windows open for a cool evening breeze. Some shortcomings we found are the shower drain...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 21, 2007

Burnham Hotel
20 Calderon St.
Baguio, Philippines
+63 (74) 442-2331

Cook's Inn

Restaurant

Burnham Hotel Photo, Baguio, Philippines
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Cook's Inn is adjacent to and inside Burnham Hotel. They offer American-style breakfast and Filipino cuisine at a reasonable cost. American-style breakfast with two eggs, bacon, toast, coffee, or tea is PHP90. Hours 7am-10pm.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 3, 2007

Cook's Inn
Burnham Hotel
Baguio, Philippines
+63 074-442-5117

Star Cafe

Restaurant

Star Cafe Photo,
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Star Cafe, established 1940 offers Chinese, Filipino cuisine and American-style breakfast. We ordered their American breakfast egg sunny side up and they did it right, not burnt. The breakfast was on the small side, I also ordered their crab meat omelet which was nothing special. Daily 7am-8:30pm, credit cards accepted.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 3, 2007

Star Cafe
39 Session Rd.
Baguio, Philippines
+63.074.442.3148

Glenn 50's Diner

Restaurant

Glenn 50's Diner Photo, Baguio, Philippines
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Glenn 50's Diner represents a diner to emulate the past from the 1950s era with decor, furniture, posters, neon lights, and the waitresses uniforms. The menu includes tempura, (pseudo) fillet mignon steak, fruit drinks.

The shrimp tempura was disappointingly unauthentic tasting. The steak was good tasting but not fillet mignon despite what they claim. The fruit shakes were good. No air conditioned, but the waitress offered to place a fan blowing right by us, which offered us a cool enough breeze to dine here. Daily 7am-12:30am, cash only, no telephone.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 4, 2007

Glenn 50's Diner
General Luna Road
Baguio City, Philippines

SM City Baguio

Attraction

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SM City Baguio, opened November 2003, 105,331 square meters on 8 hectares of land, is an open air mall on four levels with open tent roof tops allowing natural air to flow through, no air conditioned. The major anchor tenants: SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, SM Cinemas, SM Food Court; junior anchor tenants: Ace Hardware, SM Appliance Center, National Bookstore, Our Home, Surplus Shop, Toy Kingdom, Watsons. The cinema screens are divided on opposite ends of the mall.There are escalators moving pedestrian traffic between the different floor levels, one elevator operating very slowly.SM Supermarket had special fru...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 13, 2007

SM City Baguio
Luneta Hill
Baguio, Philippines
+63 (74) 6197838

Taxis

Story/Tip

Taxis Photo,
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When we got dropped off at the designated bus stop from Philippine Rabbit, there were standing a couple of men with large ID tags identifying themselves as "tourist information" and then said they were also taxi drivers.One of them attached himself onto us like a leech, taking us to our hotel but negotiated a much higher rate than being on the meter. He was a sleaze ball right off the bat and we shouldn't have hired him. He took us to our hotel for PHP50 instead of what would have been considerably less being on the meter, as it was less than a five minute ride. We paid him off and didn't want to have anything more to do with that driver.We were given a reference to call from an acquai...Read More

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