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Modern Luxury and Nature Come Together at This Boutique Stay

by Andrea Juanillo

It's easy to surrender to the sweet pleasures that Baguio can offer—the fresh cold mountain air, the earthy smell of pine trees, and the peacefulness of nature's stillness, to name a few.

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Luckily, Grand Sierra Pines is where you can bask in nature's surroundings as it cocoons you in a sweet haven of solace. Situated in a quiet area along Outlook Drive, this low-key boutique gem offers all the modern luxuries you need for a restful and laid-back vacation. The facilities are pristine and the staff is always there to extend warm hospitality. None of it, however, is too grandiose. Rather, it errs more on the cozy side that allows you to feel at home the moment you check in.

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All 61 rooms in Grand Sierra Pines come with their own private balcony to relish the cool weather of Baguio and admire the great view of the vicinity. Foggy mornings are best spent out on the balcony catching the cool breeze as the sun rises, with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee in hand.

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Their popular Superior Rooms come with two single beds and individually controlled ceiling fan and AC for an extra touch of convenience.

Avail their Overnight Superior Room for 2 that comes with buffet breakfast here.

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Grand Sierra Pines strikes the perfect balance between understated luxury and at-home coziness. Perfect for families and group of friends, the loft-type Family Rooms come with a king-size bed and two to three single beds at the loft. Each floor also has a balcony that provides a scenic view of the vicinity and enjoy the cold Baguio air too.

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IMAGE: Grand Sierra Pines

Plan your next family vacation here with their Family Room Escape for 4 that comes with buffet breakfast here.

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Guests can also relish the cool Baguio weather at the al fresco The Atrium Lobby Cafe that overlooks the sprawling garden. In the morning, indulge in the hotel’s breakfast buffet with Filipino breakfast staples like garlic Baguio longganisa, arroz caldo, and thick-cut bacon strips while inhaling the fresh air!

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Fun fact: Did you know that Grand Sierra Pines is a green hotel too? Rain catchers and treatment facilities were installed to make rainwater usable!

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IMAGE: Benjo Trinidad

For lunch or dinner, head out to The Outlook Steak & Grill where a wide array of Western Cuisine is served. Their must-try signatures are the stellar Sous Vide Steaks. Diners can enjoy the relaxing ambiance overlooking the endless Baguio pine trees while indulging in a sumptuous meal.

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Drop by their in-house Bakeshop and freshly-baked pastries, sweet treats, and goodies to bring home.

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The second floor is home to a hidden art treasure: Adkos Gallery. Adkos, which means decoration in Ibaloi, is the hotel’s art gallery for displaying different artworks from various homegrown and national artists' masterpieces.

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IMAGE: Grand Sierra Pines

The Ibdiyan Wellness Center comes with a well-equipped gym which has a treadmill, bike, and free weights for guests who wish to sneak in a workout during their stay at Grand Sierra Pines. It also comes with a spa and massage services for guests who wish to unwind and relax. The spa features different kinds of massages including indigenous massages that are native to the Ibalois.

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Take time to bond with family and friends as you enjoy the Baguio weather outdoors in the spacious garden. Let the kids play in the playground sandbox, while adults can have peace and quiet as the garden is area is surrounded by trees. At night, there's also a mini bonfire in which the whole family can enjoy!

On weekends, the staff and people of the Cordillera serenade you with cultural performances. TIP: You can borrow their native costumes and take souvenir photos.

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Situated in an area that's not too far from Baguio's must-visit places, this contemporary boutique hotel allows you to enjoy an idyllic part of Baguio without straying too far.

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If you haven't been to Baguio in a while and have been waiting for the perfect excuse to rediscover this soulful city, this is your ticket to a stay that puts a premium on enjoying Baguio's cool weather.

Browse through our offers with Grand Sierra Pines here.

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About Andrea
Andrea is a traveler who walked away from her life in the cubicle to embrace a nomadic life. Five years and 20+ countries after, one thing has remained constant — the desire to keep moving. She travels (mostly) solo, slow, and always on the lookout for offbeat, local experiences and wherever her wanderlust takes her.

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