Azalea Residences: A Holiday Haven In Baguio City

Azalea Residences Baguio

Holiday Haven Azalea Residences Baguio is the perfect place to stay after a full day of action-packed team building activities!  I believe big corporations must treat their employees to a huge range of fun and recreational corporate team building activities at Tree Top Adventure and Nature Park and nurture their soul and body at Azalea Residences. 

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Azalea’s homey atmosphere radiates on each of their 99 suites, which by the way has a complete amenities that can only be found in five-star hotels.

Azalea Baguio Facade

Azalea Residences Baguio is somewhat a tourist destination by itself. Why?  Because of the big Azalea Flower Globe Fountain that welcomes each guests. This majestic flower symbolizes abundance. Yes, in Asia, Azalea represents elegance as well as wealth.

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It comes in white, red, yellow, purple and pink. Typically, there are five petals for the azalea.

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However, there can be azaleas with six petals on it that are all joined at the base of the flower.

Azalea bandicot ferrero

According to my friend Tof, for local folks in Baguio. they call the flower globe the”Big Ferrero” because of its big resemblance to the yummy chocolate brand. Don’t you agree?

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Upon entering the hotel, we were welcomed by the staff.  We were then asked to sit down to relax and were given a welcome drink right after.  Cheers!  Azalea, thanks for the free welcome drinks!

As you know, guests ease into vacation bliss as soon as they walk inside a hotel door and after the customary welcome drink.  Unfortunately, we arrived so early in the morning that a lot of guests has not check out yet.   So, there’s no ready room yet for us.  Our luggages were then taken by the bellboy and the hotel supervisor had it stored somewhere safe because the hotel was enjoying a brisk sale and was to its full capacity when we arrived at around 9 o’ clock in the morning.  So, to wisely make use of our time, we ate breakfast first then we went to tree top adventure park afterwards for our team building challenge!

For this trip, I stayed at room 415 together with four(4) other bloggers.  The master’s bedroom with its own bathroom and bath tub were occupied by the husband and wife team of Cheryl and George, then the other two (2) bloggers stayed at the convertible double sofa bed at the suite’s living room, I on the other hand occupied the room with a single bed.  This two (2) bedroom suite typically costs Php12,000 per night.  They have an ongoing promotion right now, where they offer a room for as low as Php1,100 per person plus plus until end of summer I think.  Better check it on their website.

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My room may be small but it offers the privacy that I wanted after a full packed day of team building activities.  I had to go out every now and then to use the bathroom which I shared  with the two gentlemen, Wilmar and Clint.  Not that I am complaining.  It is okay with me because we were able to come up (silently) with a scheduled pattern on who gets to use first the bathroom in the morning so we will be able to join the breakfast together as a team.

The only downside I think, which I hope the management will be able to control are the noises made by passersby and neighboring rooms when they open or closes their respective rooms.  Sometimes, it seems that they were having conversations on the hallway or right in front of my window.  I overheard people talking without intending to.

The staff who prepared my room left the window open inside my room. I had to stand on a chair and pull the window to closed it.  No biggie.  Maybe that’s the standard practice to let the air flowing inside the room?  I don’t know.  It is okay with me.  I just preferred it closed for added security and I thought shutting the window might muffled the noises created by others outside our room.  The LED TV inside my room helped me a lot to divert my attention from the noises to the program shown on television.  So Five (5) stars for the TV!

My little room has a very comfortable bed, two (2) fluffy pillows and comforter so soft I easily drift off into dreamland each and every night.  The two side table balances the bed structure.  I love it that Azalea did not scrimped on the outlets! I had two outlets on each side of my bed!

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And that is so cool!  I also love their ceiling fan!  It keeps the room really cold inside my room. It is amazing that the room temperature inside my room is similar to a room with air conditioner.  Yeah, you bet, one would think that the room has an air conditioner inside the room.  Five stars for that Azalea. I’ll make a review at Trip Advisor for you.  I am a level 6 hotel reviewer. You deserved it.

The closet has two (2) bathrobes, I used one bathrobe and gave the other one to Clint for him to use while we were there.

The customary slipper is also good.  I even went down each morning using your hotel slippers. Ha ha ha!

Each one of us were happy because we were given individual towels and bath set.

Their kitchen has coffee and tea-making facility, plus kitchen appliances like microwave oven and kitchen essentials like plates and utensils, as well as dining table and chairs.

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Buffet Breakfast is free at Azalea’s very own restaurant aptly called “Tradisyon”.

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I love their Chocolate de Azalea!!! Made from imported chocolate blocks served to perfection.  Five stars again!

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On our very first breakfast at Azalea we were fortunate enough to dine at the tent!

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No sleep yet. Picture taken right after we arrived from a four hour trip plus one hour trial and error joy ride from Manila, ha ha ha!

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Another notable dish that I super liked at Tradisyon is their sinigang and bagnet! Oh they’re so good I temporarily forgot my name. Ha ha ha!

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They also operate a bar lounge aptly called 8 degrees. Simply because Baguio City is eight (8) degrees cooler on any month than any place in the lowlands including Metro Manila.

There’s also welcome fruits and somebody also gave us biscuits. Thank you “somebody” whoever you are.  Thank you Azalea.

I would definitely recommend Azalea Residences for value for money, location, friendliness and cleanliness.  Plus ample free parking for their guests!  I would like to commend the management and staff of this holiday haven!  Keep up the good work guys!

I recommend Azalea Residences Baguio City for the whole family and for corporate gatherings!

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AZALEA RESIDENCES BAGUIO is conveniently located at #7 Leonard Wood Loop, Brgy. M. Roxas, 2600 Baguio, Philippines. Azalea Residences is just a short walk from the Pink Sisters Convent, and within a very short commuting distance from Mines View Park, Good Shepherd, Camp John Hay, Wright Park, Botanical Garden, The Mansion and Burnham Park.

Enjoy your summer vacation!

Smile always!

 

 

 

 

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