Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What's in Diplomat Hotel, Baguio City?

Diplomat Hotel is an interesting spots in Baguio City; located at the top of Dominican Hill, Dominican Road, Baguio City, Philippines. It is an old abandoned former hotel has 33 rooms but before that, it is used to be a rest house and a seminary in 1911.

Dominican Hill, during World War 2, was used by immigrant escaping from the Japanese Army Liberation Forces. But later, the Japanese forces to bomb the immigrants out which damages to the main structure and the whole area. In 1947, the reconstruction of the site was completed.
It was remodeled into a beautiful 33 rooms and managed by Tony Agpaoa. He is a Baguio-based entrepreneur and faith healers with most of his guests are his patients from Europe. In 1987, Agpaoa was died of a heart attack and the Diplomat Hotel stop operations.

The local residents nearby Dominican Hill saying that it is now a haunted place where locals claim they could hear the banging of doors, windows, clattering of dishes and the voice of people screaming during midnight. Also, there are times that the place is so quiet that not a single sound is heard the whole night. Maybe, strange things could be a part to the ghosts of its former owner and the patients who came to the place hoping of being cured and since already died. There’s also a belief that Diplomat Hotel is haunted by the ghost of the people who are killed during the war.

Photo credit to: Jinjiruks Ikari


  1. Marco, thanks for the visit!

    Btw, this post is so 'halloween.' Haunted huh, I will never set foot in that hotel. LOL!

    Show Me Your Look Today
    The Pinoy Wanderer

  2. Haha. That's really interesting! You should try it! :D


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