Because of the peculiar cliff side location, the elevator has to be cut into two, i.e., elevator can't navigate straight down or up. This is quite inconvenient for those with heavy bags or those in a rush. Just imagine your check-in counter or front desk is on 7th floor, and rooms can be located several meters down in the dungeon.
Rooms are spacious but badly configured. Dining room has spectacular view of Mount Santo Tomas and the sad urban sprawl of Baguio and nothing more. Looking down on the cliff side reminds one of earthquake disaster movies as the structure will be among the first to tumble down should an event happens.
Rates seem reasonable but compared to the rooms one get, it is surely overpriced. We requested an earlier check-in as we were half dazed from the long overnight bus trip, but accommodated our request only after paying a PhP1000 surcharge. That left a bad taste and impression especially when we found out there were tons of vacancies.
This hotel is recommended for budget conscious tourists who do not mind inferior accommodations and services, especially those big families who want to squeeze in everyone into one room. You will need a car to move around and see the sights of the city from the remote or out of the way location of this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A perfect place to experience luxury and sophistication at the Summer-Capital of the Philippines, the gateway to Baguio City is a unique hotel experience at Summer Place Hotel, "the first fine boutique hotel in Baguio City" just opened April 2003. It is just one of Baguio's most popular 3-Star Hotel destination which offers spectacular views and breathtaking scenery of the city, a dramatic and romantic touch of sunset, with a glimpse of South China Sea. Take it all in through a panoramic window, all while relaxing in spacious rooms. European, Asian, American, influences and unequalled modern facilities are reflected in the design and decor for you to experience the cultural mix of the city. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Summer Place Baguio