In 2010, when things were pretty bad for me, I knew that I needed Baguio once again. And, I guess, people close to me also knew it. When my cousin, Kuya Rey, found out about what happened, he immediately invited me to go to Baguio with him that weekend, despite his busy schedule. I said yes and, after my shift that Friday, I went straight to Victory Liner Cubao to meet Kuya Rey and my brother, Jan-Jan, who also agreed to go on this trip with us.
We stayed at Peredo’s Lodging House. Since I learned of this place in 2010 from my friend, Shailoe, whose family owns the place, I have always stayed there whenever I go up to Baguio (except for that one time when I went there for something work-related). So, I was really happy when Kuya and Jan-Jan loved Peredo’s Lodging House as much as I did. I mean, what’s not to love about this place? It’s home-y, accessible enough (you can get a cab to and from this place), and it provides you with peace and tranquility that, if you’re like me, you’re looking for whenever you go up to Baguio.
Plus, it’s not price-y, especially when you consider what you’d get out of staying there. Although we could’ve gotten a room for Php 1,425.00 per night, we stayed at their room with a balcony that can fit four (4) people, and paid Php 2,100.00 per night. I know it wasn’t financially wise but all three of us loved the room so we didn’t mind spending the extra bucks.
And, while working on this blog, I found out that this place has history! It’s quite interesting and it endeared Peredo’s Lodging House to me all the more. From their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/peredoslodginghouse:
“Dating back to 1915, Peredo’s Lodging House was crafted by Japanese carpenters under the employ of Rogue Peredo. Himself a craftsman, Engineer Peredo was one of the builders of Kennon Road. The house is made mostly of pinewood that was harvested from the massive trees that once grew in the lot. A testament to the former glory of these trees in the olden days remain in the house until today in the form of a dinning table that can seat up to 12 people. This table is one solid piece of Narra. Another interesting fact about the house is that, in the Second World War, it was used by the Japanese soldiers who occupied Baguio. While the Peredo family had fled to Bontoc during the occupation, the house served as barracks to the higher ups of the Japanese Imperial Army. Today, the house serves as an inn to travelers and family alike. It remains as one of the oldest buildings in Baguio and has been included as one of the cultural treasures of Baguio City.”
Peredo’s Lodging House
Address: No. 5 CM Recto Street, St. Joseph Village, 2600 Baguio City, Philippines
Check-in Time: 2:00 PM (If you arrive earlier than the check-in time, you can, like I always do, request the caretaker to leave your bags with them while you tour the city.)
Check-out Time: 12:00 NN (If your scheduled departure is later than the check-out time, you can, like I always do, again request the caretaker to leave your bags with them.)
Contact Numbers: 09229420698, 09264055115
How to get there: Take a cab from the bus station and ask the driver to drop you off Peredo’s Lodging House, near Teacher’s Camp. It will cost you about Php 45.00 to Php 50.00.
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