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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Vigan Plaza Hotel - Ilocos Sur trip part 10

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
We did a short side trip since we are already in the area of Plaza Burgos, infront of it is the Vigan Plaza Hotel, its one of the popular hotel here in Vigan, when we arrived there, they gave us a tour around the hotel and a chance to check out the rooms. They showed 3 kinds of rooms only, because the other rooms are occupied. They told us that they are always fully booked during summer season.

There are lots of hotels in Vigan, and very affordable, but I learned from the governor that they are planning to get more investors in order to build more hotels in Vigan. Because it is a popular tourist destination, many people come here through out the year to enjoy the vintage setting of Calle Crisologo and also enjoy the beach of Ilocos Norte.



Others say that Vigan is a main destination if you are in the North of Luzon, but the locals said that Vigan is just a side trip destination and most tourist stay in Ilocos Norte. From my observation coming from the comments of Gov. Singson of Ilocos Sur and Gov. Imee Marcos – both of them are wrong… people and tourist love to stay in both regions, because of the many sights to see and attractions. Its not important which of them will stay longer.

But for me.. Norte and Sur needs more hotel, especially with nice bed and affordable rates.

Okay, let’s check out the hotel.


Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Here’s the check in counter – no need to speak english… they can understand tagalog

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Vigan Plaza Hotel shows its vintage setting, wait til you see the room and bed

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Light lamp in the ceiling looks older than me. Hmmmm 100 years old ?

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Colorful glass windows… looks like those colored etched window glass of a chuch.


Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
For the vintage feeling……yellow lights again

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
I took a photo of their room rates - circa Feb 2013
I only showed here the room rates that are much more affordable, it’s a bit tempting to stay here when we are in Vigan, I want to extend my stay and just do a food trip in Calle Crisologo

Standard rooms
single for 1 person – PHP 2300
double for 2 person – PHP 2600

Superior rooms
double for 2 person – PHP 3100
Twin for 2 person – PHP 3100

Deluxe Rooms for 4 person – PHP 4200

Dormintories
Dorm A for 7 person – PHP 8000
Dorm B for 6 person – PHP 7000

If you are traveling in a group, I suggest get the Dorm A.
imagine staying in a hotel and paying 3k and that’s almost 3 days of stay if you are with other 6 person

check out the rooms and rates tru their website - http://www.viganplazahotel.com/roomrates.php

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
the brochure… I just forgot where I placed this at home hhahahaa. I’l update this post next time

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
A view away from the main door.


Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Fountain with no water effects

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
View from the ground floor, I’m glad there’s a garden in the middle and an open grounds


Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
The Deluxe Room for 4 people
All rooms are with air conditioner, LCD TV with cable tv, nice bathroom, cabinet, telephone and electronic key card

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
There’s a restaurant below for hotel guest, they eat their breakfast here

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
At the 2nd floor, another nice lobby with open air setting

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Superior Room

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
The lobby at the 2nd floor…all are vintage set

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
You noticed the bed ? yeah it’s a solid old wood…. it’s a vintage bed

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
and vintage mirror!!!

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
vintage cabinets and chairs…oh wow!!!

Btw I’m not sure if all of the fixtures are vintage…but it looks old and perfectly preserved.


Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
LCD TV

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Inside the bathroom

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
the toilet…and the bath tub at the left

Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
photo op time!!!!!


Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla
I love this capiz style window.. old houses in the province still have this kind of sliding wooden window


Vigan Plaza Hotel  - photos by Azrael Coladilla

How to go here in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
1. There are two travel options – ride the 8 hour bus from Manila to Ilocos Sur or ride the plane go Laoag City Airport in Ilocos Norte + 1 1/2 land travel to Vigan.

2. We went here via chartered plane of Gov. Chavit Singson, we landed at Vigan City airport, if you have a company trip and want to travel by air, you can try a chartered plane by Sea Air, just inquire to their office on how to get a chartered plane.

3. Air - Domestic flights leave Manila daily for Laoag City in Ilocos Norte, which is an hour and a half ride by bus or arranged vehicles to Vigan. The city can be reached from Laoag City via Partas Bus, Fariñas Transportation, Maria De Leon Bus Lines, RCJ Bus Lines, F. Franco Trans, and Florida Bus. – Via http://www.vigancity.gov.ph

4. By Land - The 408 km stretch from Manila to Vigan City is a comfortable eight-hour ride along the scenic Manila-Ilocos Highway. Air-conditioned Partas Bus, Dominion Bus, Aniceto Bus and Viron Transit ply the Manila-Vigan route regularly. – Via http://www.vigancity.gov.ph
5. Getting Around - The best way to explore Vigan is on foot; the city center is small and compact, yet full of excitement. Experience a calesa ride around Vigan at P150.00 per hour per carriage. – Via http://www.vigancity.gov.ph

6. If you are in Vigan City, there are lots of transportation, you can ride the tricycle or the “kalesa”, horse drawn carriage. The “kalesa” can be rented at Php 100 per hour.

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
http://www.vigancity.gov.ph/
For Schedules of City Events and Tours please contact the City Tourism Office. Tel No: (077) 722-8771,

Baluarte in Vigan City

http://chavitsingson.net/baluarte/index.html
Opens - 7am-6pm eve
ryday, entrance is free
Tel # 6377-722-7186

Historic Town of Vigan @ UNESCO
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.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/502
 
Vigan.PH
http://www.vigan.ph

Vigan Plaza Hotel

Mena Crisologo Street, Brgy 2
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Philippines 2700

Phone Numbers: +63 77 7221527, +63 77 6320317, +63 2 2461501
Fax Number: +63 2 2461501

E-mail: viganplaza@yahoo.com

http://www.viganplazahotel.com/contactus.php

* Thanks to Governor Chavit Singson for inviting us to tour around Vigan City

Read my complete Vigan travel blog series
for any questions or inquiries, feel free to email me at azrael@gmail.com

Discovering Vigan City - Ilocos Sur trip part 1

WIP - Dancing fountain of Plaza Salcedo in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 2
Cathedral of Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 3
Plaza Burgos in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 4
Calle Crisologo in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 5

Party at Baluarte in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 6

Inside Gov. Chavit Singson's home - Baluarte citadel in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 7
Animal encounters at Baluarte zoo in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 8

BurnayJar factory in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 9

Vigan Plaza Hotel - Ilocos Sur trip part 10

Hidden Garden in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 11

Syquia Mansion in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 12

St. Augustine Church in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 13

Bantayan Belfry in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 14

Café Leona in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 15

Vigan Empanada - Ilocos Sur trip part 16

Loom weaving - Ilocos Sur trip part 18

Mindoro Beach in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 19 ( last series)

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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