February 13, 2019

Villa Angela Heritage House in Vigan is Tom Cruise-Approved since the 1980’s

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  • Among the many heritage homes in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, there is one that still stands out for retaining its luster since the 1800s. This is Villa Angela Heritage House located along Quirino Boulevard and Calle Ventura de los Reyes in Vigan

    Villa Angela Heritage House really embodies that Hispanic vibe from the foot of the stairs up to its brick walls and capiz windows.

    Passing through the gate, you will see Villa Angela’s simple yet nostalgic atmosphere as you walk through the driveway and reach the staircase towards the heritage home.

    Reaching the end of the stairs, you will be greeted by Villa Angela’s dining area where guests usually dine together with other guests.

    Guests may get to have an informal chat with their dining area built for sharing experiences and moments together.

    Beyond this is the house’s main living room where all the mementos of the prominent Versoza family can be seen since the house’s restoration in the 1980s. The heritage house’s history, however, dates back in 1859 when it was built by then Gobernadorcillo (Municipal Governor) Agapito B. Florendo.

    Mementos of the Versoza family can still be seen inside Villa Angela’s sitting room.

    This heritage house is one of Vigan’s most popular accommodations not only for its well-maintained facilities and antique collections but because it has also been used as the set of Rizal sa Dapitan (1997) (Rizal in Dapitan) starring Albert Martinez

    It was also Tom Cruise’s very own choice for accommodation when they were filming Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July (1989), thus staying at the Cuarto del Señor, now priced at Php 2,900/night.

    Tom Cruise graces one wall at Villa Angela in commemoration of his stay at Cuarto del Senor.

    The room is clothed in both simplicity and elegance, complete as it is with a king-sized four poster bed, a television, and a huge antique dresser.

    Cuarto del Señor, now priced at Php 2,900/night.

    Families composed of 4 members may also opt to stay in either the Cuarto de las Hijas (P3,200/ night) with its queen-sized, double-sized, and twin four-poster beds or the Cuarto de los Hijos (P3,200/ night) with its king-sized, double-sized, and single four poster beds, as well as the luxury of a veranda and an outdoor bathroom.

    Cuarto de las Hijas (Php 3,200/night)

    Cuarto de los Hijos (Php 3,200/night)

    King-sized bed inside Cuarto de los Hijos

    All these rooms are made even more lustrous with its capiz or window glass shells for its huge windows, giving each room great ventilation from sunup until sundown.

    Moreover, for bigger groups of 10 to 12, Villa Angela also offers their Dormitoryo A (Php 5,900/night) with its single, double deck beds and Dormitoryo B (Php 7,000/night) with its 6 single, double deck beds, both with its private bathroom for the guests’ convenience.

     Dormitoryo A (Php 5,900/night)

    What’s more is that in-house guests may also get to enjoy a hearty breakfast meal care of Villa Angela Heritage House.

    So if it is an authentic vacation in Vigan that you would like to experience the most, book your most precious stay at a Tom Cruise-approved villa– Villa Angela Heritage House.

    How to get here:

    • By car: From Calle Crisologo, turn to Silang Street and reach Villa Angela in a few minutes.
    • By public transport: Take a tricycle for Php 30 or a calesa or horse-drawn carriage roaming around Calle Crisologo. They will take you to Villa Angela Heritage House in no time.

    General Information:

    Address: #26 Quirino Blvd., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
    Check-in/Check-out: 2 pm 12 pm
    Contact Information: 077-722-2914 / 02-425-6473 / 0919-315-6122 / 0917-631-4024
    Website: villaangelavigan.com
    E-mail Address: villangela.heritage@gmail.com
    Facebook: Villa Angela Heritage House

    A version of this appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese (Vol. 104) and English (Vol. 11) magazines 
    Updated as of February 7, 2019

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