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“Ghost hunting in Baguio”
Review of Diplomat Hotel

Diplomat Hotel
Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you are young and adventurous with your friend,try visist this place at night,Diplomat hotel is actually a run down building atop the mountain,just atop Lourdes Grotto,many horror movies are made in this place,even at daytime one might feel chilly in this place,not for family with small kids,beware.

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

First, please drop by the church that Is right inside the compound of the hotel, the "caretaker" will lead a prayer for protection just in case the spirits get hostile, nice lady though. The first time I went there I was prevented by the guard who was on duty who rudely casted us out.

The next day, I came done some prayers and of course took some pictures. It's a shame that I went in the morning that it prevented me from exploring it in the dark, the 2nd floor is now blocked, the same floor that a "dark man" was caught on camera by a group of tourist (see it in youtube).

The hotel is said to be once a seminary then the Japanese came and used it as their base, they said that the Japanese massacred priests, nuns, fleeing civilians in that said hotel, after the war and incurring damages the seminary was turned into a hotel, a faith healer owned this place back in the day (forgot his name) and he died back in 1982, since then the hotel was abandoned. Citizens near the hotel tell stories that they can hear celebrations, cries for help, banging of doors inside the facility (but the doors, windows and the hotel is abandoned for years except from occasional visits from Ghost hunters and spirit questers). I have to say that I captured a ghost photo here, the place is eerie the moment you step at the gates. Please proceed with caution and prayer.

If you're in a group where you know you will be protected then by all means stay for God knows how long.

1  Thank JMKENOLA
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

It used to be a vacation house and a seminary way back in 1911.

As it was established by Dominican friars, the place was it was constructed came to be known as Dominican Hill. During World War II, fleeing refugees stayed here. Japanese Forces later bombed the entire place resulting to an extensive damage.

It was then reconstructed in 1947. In 1973 it became part of Diplomat Hotel properties and had its interior remodelled into a 33-bedroom hotel while keeping its unique personality as when it was with the Dominican friars. Was managed by Tony Agpaoa, a Baguio-based spiritual healer. Since his death, the hotel ceased its operation and was closed to the public.

4  Thank LodRose
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Diplomat hotel used to be a rather posh hotel of Baguio till it's owner died - now it is just a ruin, but a popular spot for taking photos. It is in poor condition, but makes for an interesting contrast to the greenery around and the views.

We reached it by taking a taxi - remember to tell the taxi to wait for you. This is a bad place to get stuck without transport (don't worry - there is a caretaker who is helpful)

We took a lot of photos - the old fountain especially has a ruin like appearance and you can easily imagine how grand it must have looked in it's heyday.

I wish there was a cafe or some such place beside it where we could sit and appreciate it's beauty.

3  Thank New_YLOO
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