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“Great place to do ghost hunting”
Review of Diplomat Hotel

Diplomat Hotel
Baguio, Philippines
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54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“Great place to do ghost hunting”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We've visited this place several times and conducted ghodt hunting at night twice ( when there are still no guardat the gate, they didn't started renovating the place)

It is true that as you've enter the gate during at night, you can feel that there is something in this place. I saw countless white lady in this building especially in the left part of the building ( facing the entrance). Also if you are in the middle just standing (in the fountain area) you can feel that someone is looking at you from the second floor). It isalso eerie in the chapel area of the hotel.

If you plan to visit this hotel in the morning, from the hotel, you can have a 180 degrees view of Baguio.
Since there is no jeepney around and a very few taxi plying there, you can ask the taxi to wait for you if you plan to stay there in just a couple of minutes.

Before you go to this place, pray first and remember to respect the place even if you don't see ghosts/spirits roaming around.

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful accident”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We actually entered Pink Sisters on our GPS, but were accidentally lead to this destination. We never regretted it though. We have all been to Baguio a number of times, but never have we ever visited this place. The view is spectacular. The history behind ruins is also an interesting tidbit. Moreover, not a lot of people know about this place. Makes it more worth the trip.

Visited February 2014
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Quezon City, Philippines
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83 reviews
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“Ghost hunting in Baguio”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

If you are young and adventurous with your friend,try visist this place at night,Diplomat hotel is actually a run down building atop the mountain,just atop Lourdes Grotto,many horror movies are made in this place,even at daytime one might feel chilly in this place,not for family with small kids,beware.

Visited January 2014
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Calamba, Philippines
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“I just wish they got rid of that rude guard”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

First, please drop by the church that Is right inside the compound of the hotel, the "caretaker" will lead a prayer for protection just in case the spirits get hostile, nice lady though. The first time I went there I was prevented by the guard who was on duty who rudely casted us out.

The next day, I came done some prayers and of course took some pictures. It's a shame that I went in the morning that it prevented me from exploring it in the dark, the 2nd floor is now blocked, the same floor that a "dark man" was caught on camera by a group of tourist (see it in youtube).

The hotel is said to be once a seminary then the Japanese came and used it as their base, they said that the Japanese massacred priests, nuns, fleeing civilians in that said hotel, after the war and incurring damages the seminary was turned into a hotel, a faith healer owned this place back in the day (forgot his name) and he died back in 1982, since then the hotel was abandoned. Citizens near the hotel tell stories that they can hear celebrations, cries for help, banging of doors inside the facility (but the doors, windows and the hotel is abandoned for years except from occasional visits from Ghost hunters and spirit questers). I have to say that I captured a ghost photo here, the place is eerie the moment you step at the gates. Please proceed with caution and prayer.

If you're in a group where you know you will be protected then by all means stay for God knows how long.

Visited January 2014
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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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“Good for Ghost Hunters”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

It used to be a vacation house and a seminary way back in 1911.

As it was established by Dominican friars, the place was it was constructed came to be known as Dominican Hill. During World War II, fleeing refugees stayed here. Japanese Forces later bombed the entire place resulting to an extensive damage.

It was then reconstructed in 1947. In 1973 it became part of Diplomat Hotel properties and had its interior remodelled into a 33-bedroom hotel while keeping its unique personality as when it was with the Dominican friars. Was managed by Tony Agpaoa, a Baguio-based spiritual healer. Since his death, the hotel ceased its operation and was closed to the public.

Visited January 2014
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