Last December 19, 2007 Julz and I were still in Baguio and we stayed at a friend’s house located at Dominican Hill. Before we left, we went to Diplomat Hotel and visited the place. Here’s a brief info about theÂ place they call “the haunted hotel”.
OnÂ May 1911 the Council of Dominican OrderÂ decided to erect a rest house in a 17 hectares place that was called Dominican HillÂ for theÂ terminally illÂ patients inÂ Baguio City. The first building wasÂ inauguratedÂ on May 23, 1915.
On June 1915 Collegio del Santissimo was opened to the public because of tax exemptions during the time. But it was closed after 2 years and became a vacation house sanitarium. When the World War II started, this is where the refugees stayed. The Japanese Army Liberation Forces bombed the place and a lot of nuns and priests were beheaded and murdered.Â Â
After the war, the Dominican Hill was reconstructed in 1947-1948. In 1973, the property was purchased by the Diplomat Hotel Inc. and remodeled the interior and turned it into a 33-bedroom hotel. From the start of the opening of the hotel a lot of guests didn’t stay long for the reason that they’ve been seeing ghosts in their rooms. There were screams and howlings heard along the hallways. Until now, some of the residents in the Dominican Hill had testified of hearing screams and howlings from the hotel.
Try to visit the place, we didn’t see any ghosts when we went there. I even took a video inside the place. I’ll be posting it here once i have uploaded it.
Diplomat Hotel is located at Dominican Road in Baguio City.