Travel, explore new places, and fall in love with the City of Pines! The Panagbenga Festival has just ended but now that summer is fast approaching, there’s no wonder that the City of Pines, also known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, will make it to the top of your to-go list the months of March, April and May.
To get away from intolerable heat during summer, lots of tourists spend their vacation here in Baguio City. And to make sure you’ll have a worthwhile and memorable summer getaway, it is highly advisable that you plan ahead of time.
So what are the things to keep in mind if you are planning to spend summer in Baguio City?
Visit Baguio City with a plan
You may either make or look up an itinerary of places to visit and activities that you can enjoy alone or with your friends and family even before setting foot to the city.
Also, take note of the important details about where you are going to stay. And most importantly, figure out what type of accommodation would suit your needs and would most probably fit your budget.
Find a safe place to spend your stay
Whether you are planning to book for a hotel room or a transient unit, your safety should be your top priority.
Gestdan Centrum, a hotel located along Bokawkan Road Corner, Upper P. Burgos, Baguio City has room accommodations with a 24-hour CCTV and in-house security guard.
Choose the right room
The type of room you’ll be staying in is definitely a big factor in determining the quality and comfort of your stay. Whether you are going solo, spending a night with your loved one, staying with your friends or family, know exactly the type of room, amenities and the number of beds you would need.
At Gestdan Centrum, there are over seventeen (17) hotel rooms to choose from. Among the types are the couple room, which has a queen bed; Twin A, which has two single beds; Twin B with one single bed and one queen bed; Triple, which has two single beds and one queen bed; Double,which has two queen beds; Barkada rooms with two queen beds and a single bed; Family units with two bedrooms – room 1 (one queen bed), room 2 (two single beds) – plus a dining area and a living room; and of course, the Penthouse with 3 bedrooms (two rooms with a queen bed each and one room with two single beds) plus a kitchen, dining area, and a living room.
What to expect from their Hotel Rooms?
Well, admit it or not, before even checking what a room has to offer, your first question would be, “Is there a wifi connection? What’s the password?” So, to not keep you wondering, Yes, there’s a wifi connection for each room in Gestdan Centrum. So you can take IG worthy photos and post it right away!
Some of the rooms have terraces that offer a great view, so it’s really up to you to choose the right room based your taste.
The rooms are also clean, quiet, comfortable, and well-lit. And if your you’re rather more concerned about your phone’s signal/network reception, worry not, because it will work just fine anywhere within the hotel’s location.
Common hotel room amenities such bath towels, toothbrushes, and small packs of soap, toothpaste, and shampoo are provided. There’s also a cable TV and a landline in each room.
Regarding the bathrooms, there’s a hot shower and hot tap that’s perfect to help you get through the cold weather of Baguio City. So you’ll surely be fine even if you’re not that used to the city’s climate.
The Booking rate for their hotel rooms varies from 2,000 PHP to 7, 000 PHP. The Check in time is 2:00 PM and the Check Out is at 12:00 PM.
If the budget you’ve allotted falls short to afford a hotel room, there’s just another option for you! Aside from hotel rooms, Gestdan Centrum also has transient rooms. At most, the biggest transient room can accommodate up to 12 guests, considering bed sharing. The stay in their transient rooms is worth 500 PHP per head.
See to it that there’s a spacious parking area
When travelling with car, it would be less hassle for you stay in a place with a parking area to ensure the safety of your car and to avoid illegal parking.
Fortunately, for tourists who are planning to bring with them their private vehicles and book at Gestdan Centrum, there’s a parking area waiting for you.
Aside from having a place to for you to stay, Gestdan Centrum has other offers:
If you’re in need of a room for seminars and workshops, they have two function rooms that can be used for such. For big events like weddings, pageants, graduation ceremony, and other celebrations, they have the EPI Hall, which can accommodate a maximum of 300 guests.
These rooms are usually used for private meetings and other types of gathering.
Apartment and Transients
Located at the basement area of the building are rooms for apartelle and transients. For transient accommodation, bunk beds are provided in each room that could fit up to 100 guests. Each room has its own comfort room and a pantry, where cooking is not allowed.
These are commercial spaces for rent, which are ideal for workspace. Some spaces in the building are currently occupied by Young Tycoons Academy, Greenhills Christian Fellowship, OKS DesignTech Inc., Grace Communion Baguio, Feast Baguio, BellaDerm, SGYC Convenience Store and REassist.
Your preparation will most certainly determine the result of your vacation.
So fully enjoy your visit here in the City of Pines, see to it that you have a safe, comfortable, and convenient place to stay. And if you’re still looking for a place, you might want to consider Gestdan Centrum for it is a budget-friendly accommodation near accessible establishments with an easy access of transportation.
Want to book your stay at Gestdan Centrum or want to know more about their offers? You may reach them through these numbers: 09053738251 (Globe) and 09094447288 (Smart), or (074) 620 3198. You may also visit their Facebook page for more information.