Old Diplomat Hotel | Things to do in -Baguio City

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Baguio City 101
An abandoned structure along Dominican Road, Old Diplomat Hotel is notorious for being a haunted building. Its dramatic ruin, however, makes a favorite subject to photographers. It was built in 1911 as a Dominican Monastery following a Spanish Dominican Baroque design. It was bombed during World War II and reconstructed in 1947. Diplomat Hotels, Inc. acquired the property in 1973 and transformed it into a 33-bedroom hotel. When the hotel stopped its operations, the 17-hectare property was then turned over to the local government. Although it is still popularly referred as the Diplomat Hotel, the site has been renamed as the Dominican Heritage Hill and Nature Park.
Open: N/A
Address: Dominican Hill, Baguio City
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Lourdes Grotto
0.93 km away

Lourdes Grotto is a Catholic shrine and place of meditation in Baguio. It is located on a high hill in the western part of the city where visitors will find the image of the Lady of Lourdes. The grotto is a favorite pilgrimage site during Holy Week most especially during Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Access to the top of the grotto could be made by climbing its 252-step staircase or by driving a light vehicle through a winding and steep paved road.

The Cemetery of Negativism
1.05 km away

Laid upon one of the hills at Camp John Hay, the Cemetery of Negativism (also known as the Lost Cemetery) was established by the base's commanding general John Hightower in the early 1980s. The place is a symbolic site for the burying of any kinds of negativities, in thoughts, emotions, or attitude.

Burnham Park
1.10 km away

Named after Daniel H. Burnham, the American architect who mapped the urban blueprint for Baguio City, Burnham Park is a 33 hectare garden of child-like amusement. Burnham Lake, which sits at the heart of the park, is busy with activities like boating (P200, up to 8 people) and paddle-boating (P150, up to 5 people), with an optional boatman (P50). Other activities in the park include biking (P40-50/hour) and photoshoot in tribal costumes (P10/shot). There's also the skating rink, the Orchidarium, and the Athletic bowl.

Things to do nearby

The Haunted Baguio Tour
Walking tour
1.59 km away

A dark comedic history adventure with a spine-chilling twist awaits you! Bring your family and friends and prepare yourselves for an exciting one-of-a-kind experience you will never forget.

Where to stay

Guesthaven Baguio Bed and Breakfast

A home away from home for your perfect stay! Beautiful touch of rustic country living nestled in the heart of Baguio City as the summer capital region of the Philippines, just a few kilometers away from Burnham Park and 10 to 15 minutes’ drive going to SM Baguio, Camp John Hay and Mines View Wright Park. 

It has been restored and polished with a touch of rustic country living. A refinement of detailed design with exceptional style and simplicity creates a warm, peaceful and friendly atmosphere. Throughout the home, there are common areas boasting a high ceiling, walls paneled by Narra wood and an enormous fireplace ablaze with logs during cooler months. 

Ideal place to spend a couple of days for a complete relaxation and rest from the stresses of modern urban life. It has everything you could possibly want for a perfect break, experiencing peace and comfort down to the last detail.

Gavin's Bed & Breakfast
Hotels and homes
0.53 km away

located at Dominican Hill Road, Baguio, this Guesthouse is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.

Finteo Skylands
Hotels and homes
0.63 km away

located at 99 Finteo Skylands, Dr. Cariño, Baguio, this Apartment is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.

Getting there and around

Dominican Hill, Baguio City

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