A spur of the moment trip had us booking 2 rooms in Citylight Hotel in Baguio. It’s Independence Day Weekend and it fell on a Monday hence the long weekend. Almost all the cityfolks clamored to get out of the city.
Good thing we found Citylight Hotel and also at a discounted price! It was already around 3am of the same day of the trip that we were able to book our rooms. We were hesitant at first because of the non airconditioning rooms. But upon checking the weather, it’s a bit cold so we proceeded as we were also left with no choice! All the travel sites are at least 90% booked in their Baguio Hotels.
Citylight Hotel is a modern hotel in a good location. The lobby is spacious and there is a coffee shop where you can chill and sip some hot coffee.
We can feel the cool breeze at the lobby.
Upon checking in though, the girl at the receptionist told me that we were only confirmed with one room. I told her it couldn’t be as 2 rooms were confirmed and already paid for before we left Manila. I don’t think she knew what she was saying. I insisted for her to check our other booking. I kept on telling her to check my booking reference and print out but she wouldn’t budge. Later on, she was finally able to check the other room and gave us all we need. Got scared for a second there!
You have to make a Refundable Cash Deposit of Php500.00 for each room. You will be given an acknowledgment slip. Make sure to keep it properly as you will be needing that piece of paper for your refund.
Everything went smoothly after that mini misunderstanding with the other room and we proceeded to our rooms.
Since the hotel was fully booked, our rooms were on 2 different floors.
The room is ok, very spacious. With 2 double beds, it can fit up to 4 adults. A little bit hot since there is no A/C. I opened the ceiling fan and room temp improved a little bit.
There’s a TV and some complimentary coffee and water. Didn’t use the water thermos, my cousin said theirs had molds inside, didn’t bother looking at ours.
The bathroom is big. Just not enough heatness on the hot shower. But that’s okay.
Spacious sink for your what nots.
Rainshower = 2 thumbs up!
The downside, I opened the window to get some air in. Once windows are opened, there are no more grills that for safety and security. The view is that of the back of a building with normal house scatter.
Good thing it was a rainy and cold night because the room was cold with just a ceiling fan on. We wouldn’t want to risk our windows opened all through the night. I think someone could get in by jumping across. Bad thoughts go away!
Hopefully, they could make some safety grills on the windows. And also add some aesthetic cover.
As the saying goes, you get what you pay for!
By the way, our rooms were also inclusive of Buffet Breakfast for 2 persons per room. For additional people, they charge Php220.00 for adults and Php145.00 for kids.
Breakfast buffet consisted of Breads, Pancakes, Plain Rice, Garlic Rice, Scrambled Eggs, Hotdogs, Pork and Beans, Fried Danggit, and Pininyahang Manok (Pineapple Chicken). There were also Arroz Caldo, and Egg Drop Soup. Fruits were also available. Juice and coffee for your drinks.
Satisfying breakfast indeed. Makes you filled for a whole day adventure.
So there, my little review on our overnight stay at Citylight Hotel. Hopefully, they make some improvements.
They have a really good location, walking distance to Session Road and Burnham Park. So if you are not that particular with my rants, go ahead and book this hotel.
Oh! You may want to check Newtown Plaza Hotel first. This is where we stayed the first time we had an impromptu trip to Baguio. Too bad, it was fully booked this time!