Saturday, March 5, 2016

Baguio 2016: Hotel Veniz

Hotel Veniz is located right at the middle of the city.  It is just a minute’s walk from Burnham Park.  Very strategically located and it spells convenience.

Our accommodation was sponsored by a colleague.  We were given a standard room good for 2 pax costing Php1750.  This is the cheapest room with air-conditioning.  It has a queen size bed, LED/LCD TV, cabinet, and private bathroom.  Here’s how it looks like:

Queen size bed.

Bottled water are at a cost (not complimentary).
Small sitting area at the corner of the room.

A lone cabinet where you can put your things.

Clean bathroom. 

The room is big but not big enough for 3 adult and 1 kid.  We requested for an extra bed and paid for Php500 per day.  It is inclusive of extra bed with linens, extra towel, and breakfast buffet.

The extra mattress we paid for. 

Room – 3.5 out of 5.  Hotel Veniz has nice, clean spacious rooms.  However, it doesn’t offer a mini-ref inside every room.  It must be because Baguio has a cold weather but, some guests like me, are quite accustomed to drinking cold water after a whole day of touring.  Also, the hot and cold shower is defective.  It would turn super-cold then super-hot no matter how many times to blend the water temperature.  I had to run away from the shower every time it starts to turn cold or I might freeze.

Amenities – 3.5 out of 5.  The hotel only has one elevator.  We were lucky to be given a room in the 6th floor.  The 4th floor is where the conference room is located.  So you don’t have access to the elevator from here, so if your hotel room is at the 4th floor, you will have to alight at the 5th floor and use the stairs.  This hotel has a basement parking for a couple of cars with one ingress-egress way.  So you have to be very careful in entering and exiting the parking area.

Staff – 4 out of 5.  The staffs are courteous and nice when you talk to them, and I haven’t experienced any rudeness during our stay.  But I would love for them to smile and greet guests with warmness because it would surely be a nice gesture.

Food – 4 out of 5.  The breakfast buffet included in the room accommodation was just okay.  Not super superb tasting, but just okay.  What I like about the breakfast buffet was that they change menus.  In the two days we have breakfast, they offered different menu on the first day and a different menu on the second day.  This is a thumbs-up for me because I stayed in a hotel before that offers the same menu for breakfast daily.

Location – 5 out of 5.  As I said Hotel Veniz is strategically located in front/side of Burnham Park.  It is located right at the city proper.  It also has a mini mart at the 2nd floor of the building.  No wonder they are always fully booked.

Value for Money – 5 out of 5.  Baguio is a tourist destination, and staying in a hotel right in the middle of the city costing only Php1750 is such a steal.  With nice rooms and breakfast buffet included, Hotel Veniz surely has a very good value for your money.

Overall our experience with Hotel Veniz is fine minus the hot and cold shower defect.  I would love to stay again in this hotel if we ever had the chance to visit Baguio again.

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