Monet’s Quarters: Le Monet Baguio

By N Mark Castro

Confined in the mountains of Baguio City for almost a month now has allowed me to revisit the place of my youth, and discover new facilities that were not available back then, including Le Monet Hotel, which is a boutique hotel built and designed to honor the famous French painter Claude Monet, who could have painted from the hills of Baguio to reflect his masterpiece over his colorful and picturesque landscapes.

The luxurious yet affordable (averaging a little USD $ 120) boutique hotel sits right next to Filling Station, which is a coterie of lively food stalls, while surrounded by the infamous Baguio Pine trees.

Le Monet has around 70 rooms—65 beautifully furnished deluxe rooms and five luxurious suites—each provided with a veranda that opens up to a scenic view of the mountains.

The hotel’s facade is perked up by Baguio’s signature vibrant flowers while the lobby showcases 30,000++ raindrop-like crystals created by a Korean designer.  Along the hotel walls are paintings by renowned artists like Ang Kiukok, Federico Alcuaz, Jose Joya, and Melencio Sapnu Jr.

The hotel also offers a special service called “Le Picnique,” wherein guests are treated with a unique picnic experience tailored to their taste and preferences. The hotel’s team oversees the arrangements—organizing the food list, setting up the picnic basket, providing the perfect spot and if requested, a personal chef or even a live musician at the site.

The pine covered view from Le Monet Hotel

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And the nearby Filling StationBut part of what’s great with Le Monet is its intimately cozy ambiance, coupled by the welcoming hospitality of its staff and, of course, the buffet table.

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With such a grandiose restaurant

Some of the spread

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But the best part is enjoying an afternoon coffee, surrounded by the chilly wind of Baguio and smelling the scent of Pine Tree

IMG-20130322-00561Where is Le Monet?

Take me with you, I’ll tell you.

About Asmartrock

N. Mark Castro is the chief political communications strategist for PT AsiaLeads, a political and communications policy-making body based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is also the Executive Director at the Southeast Asia Consulting Group, an investment advisory company assisting clients roll out their presence for the ASEAN Economic Integration in partnership with government. The views posted here are his own and do not in any way reflect the views of the companies he represents.

Posted on March 25, 2013, in Food, General and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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