Friday, March 29, 2013

Ilocos Diaries: Hotel Salcedo de Vigan

After spending a day in Laoag, we traveled an hour and a half to reach Vigan.

Vigan is the capital city of Ilocos Sur and is one of only five UNESCO heritage sites found in the Philippines.

Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia.

There are many options in Vigan, but we chose Hotel Salcedo de Vigan because it had the old world charm we were looking for.



Grateful for the towel and welcome drinks that greeted us at the hotel because it was scorching the day we were in Vigan.


We stayed in a Junior Suite for 5,000php good for 4 people. Our room was spacious although it was quite dark  inside the room with the heavy drapes and mood lighting.


Breakfast was at Bistro Amarillo...

where a buffet is set-up just outside the restaurant. 

I had longganisa and fried bangus but it was already cold.

Overall, Hotel Salcedo de Vigan didn't impress nor disappoint. Stay here if you want to be near Calle Crisologo as it was just a block away.

Hotel Salcedo de Vigan is located at V. de los Reyes corner General Luna Streets, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. For more information, call +63 (77) 722-1200, 0917-856-4588 or click here.

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