HOW TO GET THERE:
The Diplomat Hotel is almost as the same location of Lourdes Grotto, just ride the same jeepney, and tell the jeepney driver to drop you off near the street going to Diplomat Hotel. Jeepneys don’t pass directly to Diplomat Hotel. You must stop at the foot of the hill where the path goes to Diplomat Hotel and then just walk a few more steps. You can also walk from Lourdes Grotto to Diplomat Hotel, but in case you are already tired, ride the same jeepney and drop off at the foot of the hill to Diplomat Hotel.
WHAT TO DO:
Considered as one of Baguio City’s and the Philippines’ most creepy and haunted locations, tourists that goes to Baguio City makes it a point to visit this place because in spite of the ruins, it remains as one of the most panoramic and picturesque spots in the City of Pines. During the World War II, numerous nuns and priests were beheaded here. This is believed to be the reason why headless apparitions can often be seen during the night inside the hotel. The employees and guests also claimed that they would often hear strange sounds coming from the building. Crying coming from kids and babies became a common noise, which can be attributed to the massacre of numerous children done at the fountain. Years passed and this location opened to the public. However, with it’s macabre reputation, this spot is a haven for photographers, due to its rustic feeling and aesthetic of beautiful interior and exterior design, the old Diplomat Hotel turned out to be a great photoshoot location for photographers and models. A lot of documentaries have been written about this mysterious structure. Up to these days, many curious travellers go to Baguio City to see the ruins of what used to be the alluring grand hotel that boasts its large rooms, striking details and admirable design. Don’t forget to post a picture if you see an unexpected photobomber in one of your photos!