My family recently stayed at the Azalea Residences for two nights and we couldn’t be happier. Azalea surpassed our expectations on so many levels. This is a long review so I have broken it down for easier reading… Allow me to walk you through our Experience.
A tranquil home from home
We all love good breaks every now and then. Planning your next getaway may seem obvious with all of the beaches at your fingertips. Why fight through all of the tourists in crowded beach resorts when you can indulge in an authentic mountain experience right in the heart of the City of Pines.
And with every vacation, it is expected that we relax as well. However, For some, the words vacation and relaxation seldom come together as they should. This is mainly because most often than not, it is rare to find an accommodation in the hustle and bustle of a city that is quiet and calm and with complete amenities close at hand. For most of us, we often look for a place that can provide complete relaxation, privacy and an idyllic country side ambiance yet stays in close proximity to the city’s main attractions and thoroughfare.
It is a pleasant surprise to know that just a touch outside Baguio City’s CBD, eco-luxury is within reach. A brief ride from Session road leads you to a HOME on a secluded hill. Azalea Residences offer all the comforts you need ensuring a blissful stay. A Holiday haven for those who seek the tranquility of their home away from home.
Wright Park, Camp John Hay, The Mansion, and Botanical Garden are just some of the attractions right within Azalea’s neighborhood. With such great location, every guest will enjoy their stay- close to the heart of the city and within easy reach of everything that matter – transportation, restaurants, local shops and tourist spots!
So step outside and feel the city vibes and when you’ve had your fill of eating and touring, return each night and pamper your feet with a relaxing spa, soothe your tired body with a massage, treat yourself with a glass of red or simply retire to your luxurious bedroom for a restful night’s sleep.
If I were to recommend Azalea Residences to families with children, then my own son had to be comfortable not only with the physical aspect of the hotel but with the staff as well. So much to my delight, the staff were very friendly and always wore a smile. They were very understanding that kids could be makulit. You can feel at peace that your kids will be taken cared of. They can enjoy walking* around without fear of being reprimanded.(note: *with supervision)
We love how service-oriented the staff were which made us feel we were being personally looked after. To us, that’s as much a part of the luxury experience as the hotel ambiance and decor.
After all, one of the best memories we always look back to after visiting a place is the happy connection we have had and how well we were treated, not so much on how elegant the rooms were or how grand the place was. Warm hospitality always almost overshadows any glitches if there were any.
Deluxe Suite – Elegant, Stylish and Zen
Do you want a shiny brand new and expansive room? Do you wish for all the benefits of a premium hotel with the flexibility of your own kitchen? You may find that Azalea is one of only a few options available for you among Baguio Hotels.
Azalea offers spacious and elegant rooms with eco-friendly touches.
Positive energy abounds. Love the simple and uncluttered lay out, minimal furniture, lots of light and air with balanced earth colors. Very stylish and Zen! Think about serenity, uncluttered thoughts, peaceful retreat…a getaway from all the outside stress. The flow of energy is uninhabited, and restful.
The bed is substantial, luxurious and comfortable. There’s a futon that serves as both a bed and a sofa. A soft furry rug adds a fun flooring element while also being soft on the feet. Low wattage bulbs inside decorated katsa fabric lamps, clay candle holders, semi-antique finished wood furniture and some native inspired woven touches all add up to an authentic oriental feel.
The room we stayed in had a cozy living room, huge flat-screen TV with cable connection, personal safe, and clean organized closet. The bathroom had hot and cold water, set of personal care amenities, the lotion smelled so good and went well with the shampoo. The kitchen is well- equipped with complete dinner service and coffee and tea-making facilities.
With Azalea’s upscale accommodation, with the comforts and flexibility built into your visit, you’ll surely have a wonderful stay.
Good Food, Great Service
Azalea has a bar and a restaurant so you wouldn’t in theory need to wander away far from the residence to enjoy your stay.
The delightful bar and lounge called 8 Degrees is a relaxing place for guests to enjoy and hang out. The attractive cozy bar is a perfect setting for unwinding with coffee or a drink. Simply enjoy a sip, meet up with friends or just to take a break.
The name of the restaurant Tradisyon is apt . The menu is as the name suggests traditional Filipino comfort dishes . The decor has subtle native touches such as the chairs upholstered with earth- toned woven plaid patterns .The capiz shell chandeliers are a feast for the eyes with their lustrous glow.
Expansive Breakfast Buffet With Great Variety
Awaking refreshed from the morning shower gave us an appetite for the most wonderful meal – an excellent buffet breakfast. Breakfast is a relaxed affair in a setting that glows in the morning light.
The buffet table offers great variety – American , Continental, Healthy Choice and the all time favorite Pinoy traditional comfort food. This variety of menu is smart because it is certain that it will satisfy all the guests’ palates.
The choices run from healthy to sweet. Go for an American breakfast of eggs, sausages, toast with jam/jelly, pancakes with syrup, cornflakes, coffee/tea, fruit juices or opt for a Continental meal of sliced bread or loaf with syrup, jam and jelly, fruit juice and various hot beverages. Fresh fruits in platters are a tasty delight for health conscious folks.
And the specialty of the house, Filipino buffet spread loaded with traditional breakfast meals like tapa, longganisa, fried dried espada, eggs, and tocino. The fried espada was by far my son’s favorite. The saltiness was alright, fried crisp -perfect giving it just the right crunch.
And who doesn’t love the decadence of a perfect omelet. Choose from an array of fillings and the friendly kitchen staff will make it for you. They have cheese, ham, mushrooms, bell peppers, some meats, tomatoes and onions.
With all these mouth watering food offer and excellent service from the kitchen crew- how can this NOT be a luxury meal!
We are all encouraged to do our bit for the planet. Whether you’re on a business or a leisure trip it makes perfect sense to stay at an eco friendly hotel. We must be empowered to make possible our full contribution to the society in which we live.
Azalea combines country side experiences with amazing comforts and environmental sensitivity.
Upon entering, the first things you notice are the CFL and LED bulbs, windows that actually open for fresh air, and the fresh clean smell of the room without deodorizers. As a “green” person, this makes you look around in detail, then you find that they practice a towel program, the shower head is a nice water saving head. Such a pleasure to have a no-smoking building instead of air fresheners trying to hide the smell. It is cheering to know that they are trying to promote a healthy “Green” Environment.
We were at the hotel when Azalea joined the world in celebrating Earth Hour. We received a memo encouraging us to do our part in Support of Energy Conservation by dimming or turning the lights off. A living testament to their green commitment and dedication to life-long environmental responsibility.
Baguio is well known for its beautiful flowers. To have a hotel with a flower name is fitting.
The flower below is an Origami Azalea we made as a tribute to this newly discovered flower and hotel. It’s the first time we heard of Azalea and made sure to introduce it to the flourishing wedding industry- the flower for bouquets and the hotel as the Newest Perfect Setting for Baguio Weddings and Events.
Just like the Azalea flower, fabulous, fragrant, gorgeous and fresh; a shrub that also represents thoughtfulness and pensiveness, Azalea Residences’ elegant clean rooms and serene atmosphere allow you to simply relax and be buried in your own thoughtful moments or heed the call of the Zen garden for an evening pensive stroll.
Experience Eco-luxury with style. Choose Azalea Residences!
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Leonard Wood Loop, Baguio City