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Bell House - Camp John Hay

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Address: Historical Precinct, Camp John Hay, Baguio, Luzon 2600, Philippines
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+63 74 423 5402

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Impressive but limited access

From the outside it look as if the place has not much to boast about but as you get in you can see the lush greenery, the massive bright colors of the flowers, the chinese... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Mattel G
San Pedro
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is well kept but a bit boring, there should be more things to see and interaction with the visitors.

Thank jennifer2016335
San Pedro
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

From the outside it look as if the place has not much to boast about but as you get in you can see the lush greenery, the massive bright colors of the flowers, the chinese temples and gondolas. Getting to the top is restricted so you wont be able to take photos using the gardens atop the temples as your... More 

Thank Mattel G
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Bell house is a country side home, a taste of American architecture in Baguio. The house is nice to see but nothing spectacular out of it.

Thank Alden A
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The reason I like visiting the Bell House & Amphitheatre is because this is the only remaining structures left from the old CJH before Mr. Sobrepeña took over. It brings back memories of the place I truly love, the Halfway House & 19th tee restaurants, the Honeymoon Cottage. The common architecture in the old Camp had a unique flair not... More 

Thank Luis Luciano G
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Must say that our family loves visiting this place. I always appreciate the literal look and smell of history here. I love that some of the items here are preserved well. They have a cemetery of negativity where they bury NEGATIVITY! It's spiced up with dark humored inscriptions on the stone tablets of the buried negativity. The house has a... More 

Thank 1111SiciLy
worthing .england
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Intersting that this was home to the top military brass as one would have assumed something grander but the feel of the house is "homely" but with a terrific location.Like Baguio itself full of promise but very average to experience.Intersting to see a local wedding reception in full swing in the amphitheatre located in the grounds.Theres not much to remind... More 

Thank keith f
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151 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Considered as one of the oldest tourist attraction in Baguio City, I'm glad I've been here! It's kinda spooky though especially in the Bedroom area... but the whole surrounding has this nostalgic effect. I am truly impressed with the interior decoration. As a true born Filipina who never been outside the country, the house will give you a glimpse of... More 

Thank iam_via
Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Part of Camp John Hay's historical core, this place is a must visit because of its lovely interiors and the history behind the place. It's one of the places that remind me most of the old Camp John Hay that I visited as a kid. It's also a great place to take a quick break from the sun and the... More 

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

It was our first baguio trip as a couple. Had a great time. What's special in this place is it has a secret garden.. A bit of a walk but in order to see the garden, just check the map inside the bell house..

Thank black_decay82
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The house is a century old but it's well maintained. It's nothing special except for the awards that Mr. Bell or the camp got. It's part of the ticket so worth a walk in.

Thank Tanya D

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