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Review of Baker's Hill

Baker's Hill
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$14.99*
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Puerto Princesa City Tour
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$95.00*
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Private Puerto Princesa City Heritage Tour
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$20.00*
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Half-Day City Tour from Puerto Princesa
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

the place is very picturesque. you will feel that you are in the hidden paradise.. it has a resto, food carts, nice restroom, coffee shop, and a lot more. must drop by here whenever you go to croc farm.

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

nice place to stroll around but sells pricey food stuffs.

Thank Sonny G
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

We are a family of four with one curious 4-yr old and the other barely walking on a tour/work for a month now and we will stay here for three weeks more. The longer you stay in Puerto Princesa, the smarter you become to get the best value for your money.

First thing, how to get to Baker's Hill from the city proper of Puerto Princesa, let's say NCCC mall, locals call it NC, If you have kids, ride a tricycle. Basically, the manongs will drive you to Baker's Hill for 70 pesos. It seems soooo far for first timers, so my husband gave 100 pesos for the effort of the tricycle defying gravity. The running rate is actually 100 pesos. It can carry a maximum of four persons, so 25 pesos each.

We also tried Palawan's version of jeepneys, a multicab, be careful not to hit your head on the ceiling as I did when I sat unmindful of the roof. This is cheap, 12 pesos per person, kids free of charge, ride from Jollibee near NC to Sta. Monica BHill (Baker's Hill) or BHouse(Butterfly house near Baker's Hill). Then say, "pa-ra" when you see the sign To Baker's Hill, or just ask the jeepney driver to stop at the road leading to Baker's Hill and go down, ride another tricycle for 10 pesos each and after 5 minutes you will smell the bakery.

Yes, the entrance gate is beside their bakery. It is small and usually crowded but smells really good. You need patience to fall in line. If you will buy a lot of baked goodies, use a basket to shop because some boxes like the hopia are not sealed. Yeah, their hopia is the most decent "pasalubong" you can take back home to Manila or else where. Just ask for shelf life if you will take them for longer trips. Their hopia boxes with perhaps 8 pieces of hopia, ube or monggo, cost 45 pesos per box. The ube has a Baguio-Tagaytay ube taste, lighter in color and the hopia crust has a Chinatown texture but too sweet for fourth serving. After 3 hopia, you may want to eat something salty.

So there goes our usual walk in the park. Free entrance, lots of benches and tables with a clean as you go policy. If you are the Disneyland-Enchanted Kingdom type of tourist then you might find the place less interesting. As an adult, I am in Baker's Hill for the food and pictures, just so you can say, I've been there. But if you have kids like us, it's a different happy feel. Every corner has a different theme, cool play area and you can notice all the hardwork in the details of flower arrangements and landscaping. It is like a expression of the owner's childhood and fantasies. My kids think it is pretty cool. I won't spoil your fun, just go there to Baker's Hill. Go and chill.

As for me and my husband, the real treat was the Baker's kitchen menu. If you want to splurge a real deal for good food, go to the more expensive looking restaurant beside Snow White. They have an eat-all-you-can by schedule on let's say 300-400 pesos depending on your added drinks. Their halo-halo is about a 100 pesos. Well cooked seafood at about 150 pesos per order. Just explore their menu, a single person can eat at perhaps 200 pesos in this restaurant with French songs.

But since you can get this buffet in any hotel, you can consider the adventure of eating Philippine street food at Baker's hill at the other side of the expensive looking restaurant. Yes, they have the cleanest street food in Palawan. Turon with langka is around 16 pesos (Banana Fritters like) Kwek kwek is 15 pesos and Siopao is 10 pesos. There are a lot of choices. And they are all yummy. The 1.5L softdrink is a bit costly, at 60 pesos and 2 pesos per plastic cups.

Opps. I forgot to tell you that you cannot bring food and drinks from outside. You will be charged 500 pesos if you get caught.

Just go there and have a pic with the Mr. Show-off peacock except on a Monday. If you take a city tour, ( I think it is a part of the 600 pesos per person half day tour) they will just visit the place for 10 minutes, not enough time to even eat. We always find it funny when the tourists rush. It is like they just stop there to use the bathroom.

As for us, we missed walking in big malls, so walking almost every week in Baker's Hill and the sandy beach at the other side of Sta. Monica is one of the best ways a family can detox from the pollution of Manila. Really cool.

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Hopia,, hopia.. hopia,, sad that in the morning they only have selected pastries. Better to go ther in the afternoon.

Thank moodybetty
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

aside from the beautiful place maybe you should try their ube hopia....one of the best hopia

Thank doralakwatchera
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