Travel shorts: Baguio, Tagaytay, Father’s Day

Posted at 06/03/2012 10:38 PM | Updated as of 06/06/2012 11:06 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- With the onset of the rainy season, savvy Filipino travellers know that it’s also the best time to look for travel bargains.

Here are some special packages for quick getaways when the skies clear up.

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The Manor at Camp John Hay

Tourists and visitors can still find respite and relive the Baguio of their dreams at Camp John Hay.

From June 16 to October 15, The Manor at Camp John Hay offers its “Irresistible Baguio” package for all families, balikbayans, and barkadas looking to enjoy the crisp mountain air, serene nature views amid a world-class golf course and the gourmet cuisine of Chef Billy King at Le Chef.

Forest View rates per room per night are P3,200 for a superior room (without balcony) for one to two persons; P3,350 for a de luxe room (with balcony) for one to two persons; P4,450 for a one-bedroom suite for one to three persons; and P6,750 for a two-bedroom suite for two to five persons.

Garden View rates per room per night cost P3,350 for a superior room (without balcony) for one to two persons; P3,450 for a de luxe room (with balcony) for one to two persons; P4,600 for a one-bedroom suite for one to three persons; and P6,900 for a two-bedroom suite for two to five persons.

All rates are net, inclusive of all applicable taxes and charges and are applicable to individual and group bookings, subject to availability. Children 12 years old or younger sharing room and bed with parents may stay for free.

Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay

Discovery Country Suites in Tagaytay has launched its “Exclusively Yours” package, which entitles guests to book all of the inn’s luxury suites -- Andalucia, Saint Tropez, Ceylon, Nantucket, Siam, Nara and the very spacious Oxford suites -- for only P50,000++ on weekdays, and P60,000++ on weekends.

The offer is inclusive of a hearty country breakfast buffet for a maximum of 20 guests. There will be an additional charge of P 1, 500++ for every person in excess of 20 guests.

Traders Hotel, Manila

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with the whole family at Traders Hotel Manila in a deluxe room for P4,900++. The rate includes the use of amenities, unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, buffet breakfast for two at Latitude, and a bottle of wine.

Guests can also choose to just avail of the buffet lunch or dinner at Latitude on Father’s Day, June 17, for only P599++, with a chance to win a night out filled with food and drinks at the Lobby Lounge worth P5,000 and good for five people.

The buffet’s highlight is the carving station, which offers choice cuts of prime rib, pork asado and sou chicken. Other traditional dishes include sole fillet escabeche, piri-piri chicken, chicken rendang (Malaysian style), oxtail kare-kare, barbecue pork spare ribs and lechon kawali.