BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES—Le Monet, isn’t the usual log cabin-and-Western-themed vacation place tourists still find a lot of in the City of Pines. Travelers in search of modern amenities will be glad to know that it’s an accredited first-class hotel and is near Camp John Hay.
Strategically located as it is a few minutes walk from a year-old techno hub—an array of restaurants and coffee shops. Le Monet itself also owns the Filling Station—a row of restaurants from western, asian to European food.
Le Monet is also very close to Camp John Hay’s world class golf course and driving range, very near the butterfly sanctuary , eco trail, horseback-riding trail and the picnic areas. It is also just a 10-minute drive to session hall, The Baguio Cathedral and 10 minutes away from the Victory Bus Terminal.
Le Monet guests might not even have to lift a finger even to the simplest things as the hotel staff members seem to be trained well-trained even for the simplest things like refilling a guest’s glass of water, asking for the day’s newspaper, or requesting for a cab.
Hotel guest Dax Ayson attests to the staff being the heart of the hotel operations, “My experience at Le Monet last weekend is something worth telling. Aside from the great location, nicely fitted rooms, great buffet, and heated toilet seat, it was the staff that set it apart from the rest. They were all attentive to the needs of their guests”
Le Monet’s General Manager Dante Cruz says their work mantra, in fact, is “to give service beyond expectations.” The Le Monet staff will even offer tips on the best deals and tourist spots around Baguio, making the 5-6 hour ride from Metro Manila to this city in the highlands truly worthwhile.
All 65 de luxe rooms and 5 luxurious suite rooms each have balconies with a great view of the pine tree-lined road or forest. Even better, all rooms have complimentary WiFi, 32-inch LCD Internet TV, and iHome alarm clock with iPod docking station, to name a few.
After a day of exploring Baguio and its nearby attractions, a good dinner back at Le Monet Hotel’s restaurant followed by a drink or two at the hotel’s bar is the fitting way to cap a good day. Here, there’s also guarantee of a good sleep in its ample-sized soft beds generously piled with pillows. The only dilemma here now, for the next morning, is making the effort to get up and move away from one’s bed.
Perhaps the promise of a hearty breakfast could help.
Good enough as brunch, it’s an offering of premium quality dishes. Breakfast options range from Continental, American, to Filipino specialties and array of International dishes such as grilled salmon and buttered chicken. Adding to the breakfast experience are the tall and soft-cushioned dining chairs while one savors a good conversation with family or friends. Time seems to fly so swiftly that one would be too lazy to move after a great breakfast.
Besides the hearty breakfast and friendly service, another hot topic among guests is the Vida Verde Spa that promises to ease and soothe both mind and soul with treatments like Warm Bamboo and Stone Massage, Cyrstal Stone Facial treatment, and a full range of other massage therapies and skincare or dermatological treatments.
Le Monet Hotel also offers a fitness center with the latest gym equipment and fitness machines. Soon, the hotel will also open its heated swimming pool.
Pam Reyes , a guest who stayed in the hotel to rejuvenate, wrote about her Le Monet experience, “An ideal boutique hotel. Clean and well thought out aesthetics, ultra modern bathroom, sumptuous breakfast and most of all, courteous and efficient staff. Kudos to Le Monet!”
• Le Monet Hotel is located at Camp John Hay, Baguio City , Philippines. For inquiries, direct Line: (074) 661.02.01 to 07; mobile Line: (+63) 917-5267049. Or, fax: (02) 519-4902. Or call its Manila office at 26 Tomas Morato Extension, Quezon City 1104, Philippines, telephone (+632) 376-5059. Or, fax (+632) 372-0414.