The Diplomat Hotel

Known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio city has also been attributed to haunted places and ghost stories. With trees around and mist all over especially before sunrise, how could this place not be scary? Rising atop the Heritage Hill is an old building haunted with ghost and paranormal, known as Diplomat Hotel.

The Diplomat Hotel was previously a vacation house turned into a school before becoming a hotel. It was believed that its construction started in 1913 on top of what was presently called Dominican Hill. And to take advantage of tax exemption a school named as Collegio del Santissimo was opened in June 1915. Because of the small enrolment, it has been closed after two years and reverted back to a vacation house.


When refugees coming from the Japanese Liberation Forces used the hill during the 2nd world war, it has been bombed by Japanese forces which create a widespread damage of the structure and its surrounding area.

In 1973, the Diplomat Hotels, Inc. acquired the ownership of the property and reconstructed it into a 33-bedroom hotel. It was managed by Tony Agpaoa, whose said to be an entreprenuer and faith healer based in Baguio. But in 1987, the operation of the hotel has been stopped when Tony died from a heart attack and the hotel has been abandoned from then on.

Today, the Diplomat Hotel has been said to be a haunted place.
How to get there? The Diplomat Hotel is now an abandoned hotel situated at Dominican Road in Baguio City. It is situated few kilometres away from Our Lourdes of Grotto. One can take a cab to get to this place. The Diplomat Hotel is now open to the public from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

There were only few visitors when we got to the Heritage Hill. We went inside the abandoned Dominican Hotel and there was some constructions on-going. I have no idea yet if what’s the construction was all about. Probably, they would be reviving it to a hotel again or completely making it as a tourist spot in Baguio City.

The Diplomat Hotel has 3 floors and a roof deck. Inside of it were worn out structures. The rooms are damaged. The stairs are ruptured. The walls are broken. It was creepy walking down through the hallway. Peeking in each room feels like someone’s going to startle you.


One must be cautious when walking around the abandoned hotel as the structures were already damaged. You must be aware of the spots you’re standing at or walking at. Avoid excessive movements and horse playing as there might be some structure that could already be decayed or fragile.


After roaming around the three levels of Diplomat Hotel, we went to the roof deck and explored the area.


There’s another deck atop the rooftop but the stair to get there was already gone.


The cross has remained through out the years since this building has been constructed.


And the magnificent view of the central district of Baguio City could be seen from the roof deck of Diplomat Hotel.


The Diplomat Hotel may be popular because of its being haunted but I suppose this abandoned building is more than that. We may not have experienced any frightening moment inside but I have seen history and stories behind its walls and its four corners which I think the better way to discover this building especially for those who aren’t brave enough to encounter unusual and weird things.


25 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    No offense sa mga nag hahanap ng mga creepy things ah. WAG NA KAYO PUMUNTA OR WAG NALANG KAYO PUMASOK SA LOOB.. why?. Here's a TRUE STORY of mine 3 yrs. Ago.. Nag bakasyon kami ng mga friends and ex bf ko sa baguio at isa yan sa pinuntahan nmin. Nag punta kmi dyan ng 5 pm till 5:45 pm dahil sabi mag sasara na nga dw. Nag tatakutan kami specially un bff ko.kumakanta sya ng mauwi si nanay si nanay sa bahay na creepy un tono. Pagbalik nmin sa vacation house ng friend nmin. Nag dinner agad kmi. 1Am ng mdaling araw nag iinumam pa kmi. Sabi ko mtutulog na ko un ex ko nag iinuman prin. Nsa cr ako pra umihi tipsy na ko nun.pro nkita ko tlfa shower curtain na my paa tlga sa baba pag open ko nwla. Ntutulog na ko. Ngising around 3 am. Akla ko katabi ko na un ex ko. Pro un tatawagin ako ng bff ko pag pasok nya room kitang kita nya un guy nkayakap skin. Npasigaw sya. Sbi ko bkit?. pag tingin ko sa tabi kitang kita ko un ulo ng lalaki ppsok sa ilalim ng kama. Tinawag ako ng bff ko dhil si ex ay lasing n lasing at nag susuka. Tatakot na takot dn ako. Mukha rin nmn tao tlga un nkita ko. Ang creepy lnglumusot sya sa ilakim ng kama pchck nmin wla nmn. Nag decide kmi ng bff ko umuwi ng manila.. hinahunted
    Kmi kahit dto every night nanaganip ako na nsa loob ako ng hotel nkikita ko pa un dti itsura. Nun school pa sya. Isang beses sa panaginip ko my tumulak sakin sa window at nalaglag ako slow motion pa. Pag lagapak ko sa floor nlaglag dn ako sa bed. Tnignan ko yn time 5 am na. Ntakot na ko mtulg ulit kaya nanyod ako ng tv. Pero hbang nanunuod pumatay un tv. Binuksan ko ulit pumatay nnmn this time nakita ko nnmn un reflection nun guy sa tv. Old style kasi nun tv ko sa room hindi pa flat screen. Pati cr umagang umaga. Hbang naliligo ako bumukas un pinto. Nkalock un syempre. Hanggang nkwento ko na sa mom ko kahit ppagalitan nya ko. Nag punta kmi sa morong dhil tga dun un maid nmn my kilala syang faith healer sinundan nya ko hanggang manila. Kinuwento ko un mga dreams ako. Sbi pinakita dw skin ng guy un buhay nya dun. Nmatay sya dhil tinulak sya. Kinausap sya sabi gusto lng dw mkipag kaabigan un ghost at gusto na rin nito umuwi sa hotel na yan. Kaya bumalik kmi ng mom ko dun pero hindi pumasok kung saan ko nanaginip na bumagsak ako nakita ko. Nag lagay ako ng flowers at rosary dun. Sabi ko sorry at naistorbo nmin kau ng friends ko. At the same time nag thank you dhil nkita ko ang kgandahan ng hotel at view ng baguio noon. After wala na sya.. pero lumakas un feeling ko sa mga ghost. Share ko lang TOTOO PO ITO HINDI AKO NAG BIBIRO!

  2. Anonymous says:

    No offense sa mga nag hahanap ng mga creepy things ah. WAG NA KAYO PUMUNTA OR WAG NALANG KAYO PUMASOK SA LOOB.. why?. Here's a TRUE STORY of mine 3 yrs. Ago.. Nag bakasyon kami ng mga friends and ex bf ko sa baguio at isa yan sa pinuntahan nmin. Nag punta kmi dyan ng 5 pm till 5:45 pm dahil sabi mag sasara na nga dw. Nag tatakutan kami specially un bff ko.kumakanta sya ng mauwi si nanay si nanay sa bahay na creepy un tono. Pagbalik nmin sa vacation house ng friend nmin. Nag dinner agad kmi. 1Am ng mdaling araw nag iinumam pa kmi. Sabi ko mtutulog na ko un ex ko nag iinuman prin. Nsa cr ako pra umihi tipsy na ko nun.pro nkita ko tlfa shower curtain na my paa tlga sa baba pag open ko nwla. Ntutulog na ko. Ngising around 3 am. Akla ko katabi ko na un ex ko. Pro un tatawagin ako ng bff ko pag pasok nya room kitang kita nya un guy nkayakap skin. Npasigaw sya. Sbi ko bkit?. pag tingin ko sa tabi kitang kita ko un ulo ng lalaki ppsok sa ilalim ng kama. Tinawag ako ng bff ko dhil si ex ay lasing n lasing at nag susuka. Tatakot na takot dn ako. Mukha rin nmn tao tlga un nkita ko. Ang creepy lnglumusot sya sa ilakim ng kama pchck nmin wla nmn. Nag decide kmi ng bff ko umuwi ng manila.. hinahunted
    Kmi kahit dto every night nanaganip ako na nsa loob ako ng hotel nkikita ko pa un dti itsura. Nun school pa sya. Isang beses sa panaginip ko my tumulak sakin sa window at nalaglag ako slow motion pa. Pag lagapak ko sa floor nlaglag dn ako sa bed. Tnignan ko yn time 5 am na. Ntakot na ko mtulg ulit kaya nanyod ako ng tv. Pero hbang nanunuod pumatay un tv. Binuksan ko ulit pumatay nnmn this time nakita ko nnmn un reflection nun guy sa tv. Old style kasi nun tv ko sa room hindi pa flat screen. Pati cr umagang umaga. Hbang naliligo ako bumukas un pinto. Nkalock un syempre. Hanggang nkwento ko na sa mom ko kahit ppagalitan nya ko. Nag punta kmi sa morong dhil tga dun un maid nmn my kilala syang faith healer sinundan nya ko hanggang manila. Kinuwento ko un mga dreams ako. Sbi pinakita dw skin ng guy un buhay nya dun. Nmatay sya dhil tinulak sya. Kinausap sya sabi gusto lng dw mkipag kaabigan un ghost at gusto na rin nito umuwi sa hotel na yan. Kaya bumalik kmi ng mom ko dun pero hindi pumasok kung saan ko nanaginip na bumagsak ako nakita ko. Nag lagay ako ng flowers at rosary dun. Sabi ko sorry at naistorbo nmin kau ng friends ko. At the same time nag thank you dhil nkita ko ang kgandahan ng hotel at view ng baguio noon. After wala na sya.. pero lumakas un feeling ko sa mga ghost. Share ko lang TOTOO PO ITO HINDI AKO NAG BIBIRO!

  3. blissfulguro says:

    bet ko yan and im sooo ready for creepy thingy… tara balik tayo marx! hihi

  4. MR.JOHANN says:

    Good Day,I'm here in Baguio I'LL visit Diplomat one of these days…
    I'll check in and stay there for a couple of nights…

  5. MR.JOHANN says:

    Good Day,I'm here in Baguio I'LL visit Diplomat one of these days…
    I'll check in and stay there for a couple of nights…

  6. MR.JOHANN says:

    I'm here in Baguio right now..I'LL Visit Diplomat Hotel One of these days and stay there for a Couple of Nights…Thanks

  7. MR.JOHANN says:

    I'm here in Baguio right now..I'LL Visit Diplomat Hotel One of these days and stay there for a Couple of Nights…Thanks

  8. marxtermind says:

    I miss that show. Gusto ko yung mga palabas na may paranormal theme.

  9. marxtermind says:

    I miss that show. Gusto ko yung mga palabas na may paranormal theme.

  10. marxtermind says:

    Nakakatakot mahuli sa paglilibot.

  11. marxtermind says:

    Nakakatakot mahuli sa paglilibot.

  12. marxtermind says:

    Sayang naman… May next time pa naman, pag nag Sagada ka mag-side trip ka dito! 😀

  13. marxtermind says:

    Sayang naman… May next time pa naman, pag nag Sagada ka mag-side trip ka dito! 😀

  14. Mitch says:

    When we visited that place, mejo creepy. Buti maaga pa pero parang may something pa rin.. Ang mas creepy dun, napakalapit lang ng transient namin dito at ang isa sa mga friend namin, nakaramdam ng kakaiba.

  15. Mitch says:

    When we visited that place, mejo creepy. Buti maaga pa pero parang may something pa rin.. Ang mas creepy dun, napakalapit lang ng transient namin dito at ang isa sa mga friend namin, nakaramdam ng kakaiba.

  16. joei ♥ says:

    Something scary happened to us when we went here years ago. Creepy! Even followed us to Manila :s

    http://www.joeiandme.com

  17. joei ♥ says:

    Something scary happened to us when we went here years ago. Creepy! Even followed us to Manila :s

    http://www.joeiandme.com

  18. Riz says:

    Looks creepy!! Great view of Baguio from Diplomat. 🙂 Nice!

  19. Riz says:

    Looks creepy!! Great view of Baguio from Diplomat. 🙂 Nice!

  20. Ang creepy ha… this place was featured many times in investigative paranormal theme TV programs especially by Nginig of ABS-CBN Ch.2 and Studio 23

  21. Ang creepy ha… this place was featured many times in investigative paranormal theme TV programs especially by Nginig of ABS-CBN Ch.2 and Studio 23

  22. Renz Bulseco says:

    Ganda ng mga photos! Ganyan pala ang itsura ng Diplomat!!! Sayang, balak pa namin nina Josh and Mean na bumisita sa Diplomat eh kaso kulang na sa oras at kelangan na naming bumalik ng Dagupan :))

  23. Renz Bulseco says:

    Ganda ng mga photos! Ganyan pala ang itsura ng Diplomat!!! Sayang, balak pa namin nina Josh and Mean na bumisita sa Diplomat eh kaso kulang na sa oras at kelangan na naming bumalik ng Dagupan :))

  24. Mustachio says:

    hoookkaaaay…. it looks creepy!

  25. Mustachio says:

    hoookkaaaay…. it looks creepy!

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