I was originally planning to stay in one of the cheaper hotels in Baguio for a one-night stay with friends when Dan Estioko, one of my friends suggested Hale ‘Opua Bed and Breakfast. He told me to check it out on Facebook. I was doubtful at first. I thought it would be one of those ordinary, tight-spaced transient places. I was quite impressed when I saw their pictures of the place on Facebook.
Here are my own take of the pictures during my stay:
The place seemed modest on the outside with the usual facade of houses in Baguio.
This one of the things I liked about it: the veranda overlooking Baguio. My friends and I spent the night here, grilling some liempo, sharing stories over drinks.
The bedroom was nice, spacious and well-lighted. The room that I got had a view. There were cabinets to hang clothes if needed.
Of course, there was hot water
The bedroom below was located at the lower floor. Apparently, Polo Ravales and his family stayed in this very room.
The common area on the ground floor had couches and access to collection of books by the owners.
There was a common area at the lower floor, too.
The breakfast area was located on the lower floor. There were several tables for multiple groups staying in the area.
Contact Information / Reservation
Apart from the contact number posted on Facebook, Hale ‘Opua can also be contacted via Ate Belinda at (0920) 485 3958. It is P550 per pax with breakfast included.
Just added: They now have a website, too! http://haleopua.com/
1) Ate Belinda can cook for those staying at the place (other than breakfast). Either give her the money to buy the ingredients for the food you want her to cook or buy the ingredients and give it to her to prepare at your convenience.
2) Tell them what time the group prefers to eat breakfast so they can prepare it just when everyone is ready.
3) I think there’s free wifi, too.
Overall, I had a great time and would stay at this place again when I’m in Baguio.