Camiguin Highland Resort
This place is AWESOME!
That's it. Don't believe me? Read on...
Months before our trip, I was already scouting for cheap hotels in CDO and Camiguin. So I searched and searched for the best hotel I can find within our budget. The two 5-star hotels in Camiguin are Bahay Bakasyunan in Camiguin (this place is heavenly!) and the other one is Camiguin Highland Resort.
If you check the rates of Bahay Bakasyunan, it is expensive (for me it is expensive though one might say that it's all worth it). I placed this resort as our back-up plan resort if all else fails. That's when I checked on Camiguin Highland resort.
At first, I was reluctant due to the number of negative feedbacks but I was seriously considering them because they offer a room that can fit 8 pax. What made me more doubtful was the price of rooms. They were way too good to be true. I gambled and stumbled upon a gem in camiguin, atop the hills.
I contacted the hotel and inquired about their dormitory room, as we were 7 in the group originally. They said that they can offer us a deluxe room for the price of the dorm room. This means 500/night/head. I was like,"are you sure?"
I conferred with the team and they agreed on it. We paid the downpayment of 2,000, just to have the room for us. And I hoped and prayed until the day we arrived at the hotel.
As I've said in my previous post, the trip to the hotel was a mystery for us. We cannot see it facade from afar due to the blackness of the place and the trees covering the view. We only knew that we were at the resort because the paved road stopped there and we turned right.
From there, the only thing running from our minds was that it was the perfect scene of a horror movie. The darkness, the empty hallway, the dog barks, the trees covering the hotel, residence houses far from the resort, unpaved road, on top of a hill. But we were wrong, once we got out of the multicab, we were taken away.
All of the crew there were smiling. They are fun to talk with and they attend to our every need. They do not mind our loudness even if it breaks the silence of the resort. House keeping is done every morning or you can request for it twice a day. Extra pillow was given to us free of charge!