The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay
What was once intended as an extension of The Manor at Camp John Hay has now taken on a new identity. The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay lets anyone who comes to Baguio experience what you would normally get exclusively from The Manor.
The Forest Lodge is big, and there’s really no better way to describe it. Located inside Camp John Hay itself, this hotel gives you some of the biggest rooms you’ll find anywhere in the City of Pines. The reason? It was intended to provide suites to those who wanted to stay at The Manor at Camp John Hay, hence its original name: The Suites at Camp John Hay.
Forest Lodge has 80 rooms available for booking, with a total of 208 rooms to be made available to guests once the hotel is fully operational. It’s been around for six years and is the best choice for families, groups of friends, or even businessmen looking for a quick getaway from the stresses of Metro Manila.
They offer 4 types of rooms, each as spacious as the last. Their Superior and Deluxe rooms are ideal for couples, while their Family rooms and 1-Bedroom Suites can take in small groups of 5-6 people. Extra guests beyond their max capacity will be charged P1,350 each.
There’s something for everyone at The Forest Lodge. People looking to celebrate special occasions or hold mid-size meetings can tap The 19th T, a veranda setting that overlooks parts of the Camp John Hay Golf Club and Baguio’s famous pine trees. Hungry for a meal? The hotel has tapped Chef Billy King to bring you The Twist, a trendy cafe that serves light and healthy options from Chef Billy’s Asian fusion menu.
A treat for those who want to truly escape and reminisce is The Music Room. Located in a small room on the opposite side of The Twist’s main dining area, it’s a place where you can listen to rock & roll classics the way they should: playing vintage vinyl on a phonograph. Kids can have their fun in the Baguio sun at Camp John Hay, but you can always have them play in The Kiddie Corner, where they can have fun with a mini ball pit and enjoy other exciting activities The Forest Lodge has in store.
Insider tip: since Baguio is pretty much a year-round destination, we suggest you book your stay at The Forest Lodge between June and September (the exact dates change every year) to avail of their off-peak rates.
Address: Camp John Hay, Loakan Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.: 074-422-2075 to 76, 074-422-2080, 02-687-6524, 02-687-6607
Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 pm
Written by Andronico Del Rosario
This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s June 2018 issue.