Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Grandpa's Inn VIGAN

It was a good thing that we decided to stay at grandpa’s inn when we went to Vigan. The place was spellbinding not to mention very accessible to numerous restaurants and countless souvenir shops.

Grandpa’s Inn was an ancestral house which was converted into an enchanting inn with 19 rooms.

 Conveniently located at No. 1 Bonifacio St. cor. Quirino Blvd., Grandpa’s inn was actually a wedding gift of 3 sisters (Philomena, Rufina and Rosario) to their younger brother Mariano when the latter decided to marry in 1923 to Carmen Rivero as stated in the marker by the entrance.

 stairs on the way to second level

2nd floor receiving area


We were able to experience sleeping in a specially crafted beds formed like “calesa” or horse drawn carriage. Calesa room is good for 4 pax with 2 Calesa Beds and 1 separate bed good for 2 pax.

Calesa Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Php 2,680.00 (Good for 4 persons, 2 Kalesa Bed and 1 Double Bed, Refrigerator, Hot and Cold shower, Cable TV, With Complementary Breakfast)

Calesa Bed

Sleeping in these calesa beds is both comforting and eerie. Comforting because the beds are soft dressed with the finest linens and eerie since it feels like anytime the bed would roll because of its realistic wheels.
 Calesa Beds

the extra bed provided good for 2 persons is readily available for people who are uncomfortable sleeping inside a calesa

Clean toilet is synonymous to no existing foul odor and Grandpa’s lavatory definitely says it all.

What also captured our attention were the fascinating works of art which adorn the corridors up to the 2nd level of the inn.

 calle crisologo painting adorned @ the corridor

The receiving area upstairs which is a big spacious section of the inn can also be used as a waiting area.

Breakfast at Kusina Felicitas which is just beside their reception area draws out a superb experience because Ilocano menus are readily available plus they also cater to other palates such as American, European and other pinoy treats.

Grandpa’s Inn provides ease in doing a tour around in Vigan because it is suitably situated near Calle Crisologo wherein you can walk around Spanish Heritage Residences made up of brick walls and capiz shell windows adorned by cobble stones in every streets.

 kalesa ride @ calle crisologo

A walk in Calle Crisologo is like walking down memory lane because every street tells you of a Spanish heritage and every housing material foretells of a Spanish regime.
 calle crisologo

How to get there:

By Bus from Manila:

Manila to Vigan (8 to 10 hrs) = P500 (via Florida Bus Line Lacson st. cor España near UST in Manila / CN# 731-4473, 781-5894 / no reservations allowed / be there ahead)

By Plane: 

If From Cebu, you may take a direct flight going to Laoag via Cebu Pacific. For more info you may log on to