A PLACE LIKE NO OTHER.
After a long drive from Sagada we finally made it to Vigan City – the only surviving Spanish colonial town in the Philippines, which is also listed as one of UNESCO’s Heritage sites of the world. The building materials used in Vigan are terracotta, wood, shells, stone and lime. Interesting, huh? Our chauffeur during our road trip recommended a charming hotel to us which is located in the heart of Vigan, Grandpa’s Inn.
The residential Spanish house owned by the Donato Family was converted into an Inn in 1979. It houses 22 comfortable guest rooms that gives you the feeling of how it was to live in the 17th century – thanks to the antique decorations and brick walls.
The Inn has a Coffee shop called Cafe Uno – a perfect place to go for a coffee, cake or a pasta. There’s a restaurant called Kusina Felecitas where guests can enjoy a delicious Filipino breakfast. As well as a souvenir and gift shop.
My family and I were welcomed with open arms by the heartwarming Ilocanos and their traditional hospitality. We did not have any received rooms so we took a chance and asked if there were any available rooms left. There was one. Luckily, after telling them about my travel blog I was fortunate to collaborate with them for a night.
Grandpa’s Inn has also another heritage house with three dormitory rooms and another restaurant called Uno Grille, which is located right across the Inn.
CULTURALLY DESIGNED ROOM WITH TWO CALESA BEDS
You should definitely experience sleeping in an antique Calesa bed (horse drawn carriage) like I did during the one night we stayed here. Our air-conditioned room was equipped with a cable TV, 24 hour Internet WiFi access, capiz lamps, a working desk and a separate bathroom.
If you plan on staying for more than a night, I suggest that you try out the different rooms like their Karison bed (carabao drawn farm carriage) and the Pasagad bed (farm sleds).
Phone: Tel No: +63(077)674-0686 or +63(077)674-0729
1 Bonifacio St. Corner Quirino Blvd.
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
CHECKING IN & OUT
- Check-in: From 14:00
- Check-out: Until 12:00
FRONT DESK SERVICES
- Baggage Storage
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- Free toiletries
- Calesa beds
- Working desk
POOL AND SPA
MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY
FOOD & DRINK
- Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Daily Housekeeping
- 19 Rooms
- Shared Lounge/TV Area
- Air Conditioning
- Mosquito net
- Wake-up service
- Souvenir/Gift Shop
- Family Rooms
- Non-smoking Rooms