Skyrise Hotel sits on a beautiful mountain village right beside the famous Lourdes Grotto Mirador 200 plus steps leading up the hilltop. Skyrise Hotel, Baguio is where we catch glimpses of the picturesque City of Pines.Right at number 18 on quiet Dominican Road is this homey Skyrise Hotel, Baguio, looking like a mountain cabin along the road amid lush trees and greens. The famous steps leading to the Grotto on top of Mirador Hill, white against nature’s varied greens, is just about 15 meters away.
A night’s stay here costs some Php 1200 a room, but some say it could be arranged to Php 1000. Whether or not this is true doesn’t matter however, because the hotel is among the top in the city. There’s a good Chinese Restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel but we may arrange more affordable meals with the kitchen of Skyrise Hotel, Baguio.
However, public jeepneys ply the Dominican Road daily. This means we’re not confined to the Lourdes Grotto—we may see other parts of the city from Skyrise Hotel, Baguio any time we want. We just take a jeepney to the city proper (Php 8.50) and we have all the access we want to other tourist sites.
Within the vicinity of Skyrise Hotel, Baguio we may visit (aside from the Grotto) the Jesuit Retreat House, Recolletos Seminary, Lourdes Extension City Camp, and other spiritual retreat venues. There is also the CSI Supermarket and Department Store, and also the City Camp Lagoon Area. For silver souvenirs there’s Ibay’s Silver Shop on Dominican Road.
If we love early morning or late afternoon low passing mists the hilly countryside of Mirador area, where Skyrise Hotel, Baguio is, is a fitting place for us. Especially on rainy and cold months the hotel vicinity can be so lovely with clouds lingering low on hilltops.
Taking Quirino Highway is the fastest way to the city proper from Skyrise Hotel, Baguio. From the back of city hall we take other jeepneys to other destinations. But aside from touring convenience Skyrise Hotel, Baguio gives us the prospect of a good spiritual retreat.