Nothing beats the ambiance of The Manor at Camp John Hay. They may not have airconditioned rooms – because they didn’t need it back in the day & coz climate change is real y’all – but the ambiance of this hotel is the best. Though it’s old, it’s well-maintained so it really brings us back to that elegant old-world feel.
One of the highlights of our stay is our dinner at the hotel because if the grounds look beautiful during the day, they are heavenly with all the beautiful lights in the garden at night! Be sure to bring a jacket/coat to wear so you can sit outside & enjoy the magical garden.
Dining inside is warmer but you can’t beat the outdoors. They have fireplace indoors & outdoor heaters.
We requested seats nearest the central tree even if it’s a little colder than right beside the outdoor heaters.
DiploBaby had fun exploring the gardens at night while waiting for the food because it looked so different at night compared to the day. It’s like a wonderland for kids and adults!
My little explorer
The central tree is whimsical & stunning isn’t it?
The fountains in the pond was even more magical at night!
From the soft rolls with butter to the mains we really enjoyed our food. It’s on the higher end for Baguio, but definitely worth a splurge for the experience. And the servings were actually larger than normal for the Philippines. The salads that came with each dish was fresh & tasty.
Fish & Chips was delicious!
The Surf & Turf was FANTASTIC
Chicken nuggets & fries for DiploBaby
I’m glad that we only ordered 3 full dishes instead of 4 because we were stuffed!
I wasn’t able to take much photos of the breakfast buffet, but it was generous and there was a good variety to keep everyone happy. I liked the chicken noodle soup and DiploBaby and TD loved the chocolate croissants! It came free with the room so we cannot complain!
It was so nice to eat here in the morning. The vibe is totally different from the evening before but no less wonderful. How cute are these hanging plants!
The delicious chicken noodle soup!
Chocolate croissant monster!