[VIGAN] Hotel Luna glows in the dark.
The external details of the hotel is a common scene in Vigan. The lighting effects? Well, many hotels here have done it too. But the change is remarkable since that ancestral house used to look dilapidated, abandoned and lonely. And for the fact that it is a museum-hotel makes this restored ancestral house interesting more than any other Vigan houses in the Mestizo District.
[VIGAN] Just after you enter the hotel, look up.
Being a son of Vigan, a full-blooded Ilocano and a Bigueño who see these ancestral houses everyday, my standard of a beautiful ancestral house is high. I first thought this was just a typical hotel in Vigan restored to attract tourists (and not us, Bigueños, because as I said, we see ancestral houses everyday).
However, as I entered the hotel, I was impressed. It has set the bar higher. Now every Bigueño should not miss visiting this hotel if they want to learn. This is my new standard of a beautiful 'restored' ancestral house. I am particular with the 'restored' character because nothing beats an ancestral house in their original vintage unaltered look.
[VIGAN] This stair is the original.
Inside the hotel is another experience you should not miss. All the sculptures and paintings you'll see were crafted by the hands of great national artists and celebrated painters like the famous Ilocano painter Juan Luna whose roots are from the quaint town #BADOC
#BADOCFAST FACTS: Badoc is Ilocos Norte's southernmost town. It gained popularity for being the hometown of a national artist, Juan Luna, the man behind the priceless Spolarium. in ILOCOS NORTE
ILOCOS NORTEFAST FACTS: Ilocos Norte is the home province of Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippine president who served the longest time. It also has fine beaches in Pagudpud and Paoay Church, a world heritage site..
[VIGAN] A violinist serenade every guest.
[VIGAN] The pool is surrounded by this grand structure.
[VIGAN] optimum chill
[VIGAN] Hotel Luna rooftop
[VIGAN] peaceful and relaxing
[VIGAN] Sky is the limit.
[VIGAN] Carla and Darwin relaxing under the moon.
Hotel Luna also gives the best Vigan experience when you stay with them. I mean, even the rooms were carefully designed to appear Vigan-ish. They will let you experience and see how the rooms of the elite of the past looked like. Some of the rooms like the executive suite have beds that depict the rich culture and heritage of Vigan. The designs were based on the traditional bed used by elite mestizos and heirs. I was given the chance to stay in one of their loft suites.
[VIGAN] with a touch of the vintage
[VIGAN] spell c-o-m-f-o-r-t
[VIGAN] a bed where it's hard to wake up
Hotel Luna room rates start at P5,000/night (regular rooms) up to P12,500/night. Buffet is available daily. Museum tour is also available daily during office hours. /end
Special thanks to Hotel Luna management for sponsoring our stay.