A pine above the rest, Villa Al Pino Baguio, is located inside Europa Condominium Villas near Mines View Park.
Situated outside of the Session Road precinct, this 14 room hotel is only a dreamy 15 minute drive from the downtown area of Baguio City.
On the way to Baguio City along perfect roads, you will pass famous Baguio landmarks like Camp John Hay, the Mansion House, Wright Park and breathtaking Mines View Park which just rests at the base of the hotel.
Clustered on top of the city’s most scenic peak, Villa Al Pino Baguio is the original condominium style hotel, as its style and architecture has been copied by other hotels throughout the years.
One unique point is that most rooms have a fireplace of their own, just perfect for a romantic interlude.
The rooms in the Villa Al Pino Baguio have a spectacular view of pine trees and flower gardens along with the mines of Mines View Park. It will surely rejuvenate your vacation in much enjoyable relaxation.
What are the rooms like in Villa Al Pino?
Room rates are priced at around US$30 per night.
All the spacious and affordable rooms have a kitchen, refrigerator, hot and cold water, in room telephone, fireplace, and cable TV.
The rooms may be old but they are clean and really don’t look that old. The ambience of the whole place overwhelms the shortcomings of this one.
Mines Park View
The Villa Al Pino Baguio owes its reputation from the nearby Mines View Park, which is one of the most visited parks in the city.
From the observation deck of the park a breathtaking panoramic view of Benguet's gold and copper mines and the surrounding mountains unfolds before you.
It is a spectacular sight to behold and should not be missed when visiting Baguio.The park is usually the next stop taken by most visitors after seeing the Mansion or Wright Park.
A visit to the park should also be planned earlier during the day as the view may not be visible when the fog starts to move in during the afternoon. However, this occurs only on certain months of the year.
At the entrance to the park are stalls selling native handicrafts such as wood carvings, locally made silver products and jewellery, baskets, brooms, sweaters, blankets, and a variety of other items.
There are also canteens, snack stores and street vendors selling food and beverages. What you will find here is similar to those found in Baguio's public market but only at a much smaller scale.
There is however some good bargains at the stores and it is best to check and compare prices before deciding to purchase a particular item.
There is an open parking area at the vicinity of the park where the stores are located.
Is the Villa Al Pino worth the money?
Villa Al Pino services include 24-Hour security, laundry and free parking.
Affordable by most types of tourists, Villa Al Pino Baguio will surely be a memorable experience - It is in a class of its own.
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