After months of straight work, we decided to treat ourselves with a weekend hotel getaway. We decided to try City Lights Hotel which is located at Upper General Luna Road, Baguio City. It is located near the Baguio Cathedral. City Lights Hotel is a member of the Hotel and Restaurants Association of Baguio City (HRAB) and usually during the rainy season members of this association offers big discounts. City Lights has offered 30% during our stay.
The entrance of the hotel is not that big but it is enough for taxi units to maneuver. For those who have cars, they have a parking space below the building. The hotel has a wide coffee shop at the side of the entrance. Upon entering, the security guard on duty gave us a warm greeting “Good afternoon sir,mam”. As compared to the old building, the new hotel lobby is bigger and more attractive. It also has a piano set and attractive tables and couches. On top of it are big round balls with light bulbs inside.
After getting our key card, we were accompanied by a staff to our room and were given 2 bottles of mineral water as complimentary. We had the DeLux Room. It had two beds, each bed is good for two people. A 21 inch TV, A telephone, a long table, a telephone directory and a bible. The room was spacious and delightful to see. The bathroom has a cute and clean design and the hot shower is easy to use. After the short room review, my little boy insisted on watching cartoon network.
After a good night sleep, we were exited to experience the free breakfast buffet which was included in the hotel package. First, we tried the “asian mix” – fried rice, fish, siomai, longanisa, and egg. My second plate had menudo, ham and pancake. my third plate had ham, pan cake with maple syrup. There was a section for coffee, water, orange and pineapple juice, wheat bread, butter, strawberry jam, peanut butter and beside the juices were fruit slices of papaya and pineapple. After one hour of festive eating, we had to surrender.
While walking towards the hotel lobby, we noticed so many people waiting outside the buffet room. There were about 50 or more people waiting for their turn. Additional tables were already set up at the lobby. I asked one hotel staff and he said setting up tables outside the buffet room is “normal during lean season” because during peak seasons, tables reach until the coffee shop. I said to myself “wow!” The hotel offers a festive eat all you can buffet breakfast for only P195/head and it is open to non hotel guests that is why people from all over come to eat.
Our City Lights Hotel stay was a good family treat.