February 07, 2017

Hotel Luna in Vigan: A Museum-like Hotel Embellished with Art and Sophistication

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  • Ever stayed in a hotel and museum all at once? Along the streets near Calle Crisologo, we found the only museum-like hotel in Vigan—Hotel Luna. Built during the 1880s by Don Jose Florentino, for his daughter Doña Carmen Florentino, this old Filipino house with a touch of sophisticated Spanish interiors has been rebuilt, extended and restored into a high-class museum-hotel.

    Hotel Luna’s entrance is embellished with wood, bricks, and gold, embodying the old and rustic yet sophisticated vibe of the hotel

    Entering Hotel Luna means getting a glimpse of the past and discovering the wonders of our Filipino artists and their works. On the entrance far right is Hotel Luna’s gastronomic Ilocano dining—Comedor.

    Comedor is the in-house restaurant of Hotel Luna that boasts a wide array of Ilocano dishes 

    Straight ahead, you’ll see a few paintings and the concierge with the kindest and courteous staffs welcoming you for a delightful stay. On the left wing next to the concierge is the stairway going up the museum and the executive suites.

    The second floor of the museum-hotel boasts the finest paintings and artworks of our national artists like Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, and the master of contemporary Filipino Art, Benedicto Cabrera to name a few. Also located on this old building are the executive and loft suites.

    Going up the staircase, you’ll see paintings hung on the wall 

    On the balcony of the second floor of the old house overlooking the rooms and the pool, you’ll also find an outdoor mural by Rene Robles. Here you’ll see the Sta. Maria Church, a UNESCO World Heritage, the Tirad Pass or the Philippine-American war, Calle Crisologo, Kalesa, Maria Clara, St. Paul Cathedral and Tobacco Leaves on the sides. 

    Vigan in a mural painting by Rene Robles

    The mural symbolizes what Vigan has been through and what Vigan is known for, while the artworks present a historical past of the arts and culture of the Philippines. The next time you visit Vigan, head on to Hotel Luna as tours on their museum is absolutely for FREE!

    Grand Sala Meeting Room for private sessions 

    Moving forward, the hotel area which is attached just beside Comedor has an outdoor pool, which can be easily accessed by guests on the ground floor rooms. Since the pool is easily accessible from the ground floor rooms, it is not carpeted unlike the rooms from other floors. One of the rooms available on the ground floor is the Queen Standard Room. One of which is customized for PWDs as well.

    PWD rooms have no foot leg and are in the first room first floor of the hotel for easier access. Queen Standard Room (Php 6,726/night)

    As of now, they only have one PWD room complete with no foot leg bed and bathrooms accessible for wheelchairs. The rest of the Queen Standard rooms on the first floor are with the same regular amenities.

    On the fourth floor, you’ll find the Double Twin Deluxe Rooms, a very elegant and spacious room that is well equipped with a mini bar, a mini vanity area, a separate toilet, bath and lavatory, a wifi-access as well as a television, and even a phone to guide you on your stay in Vigan. 

    Double Twin Deluxe Rooms (P7,906/night),

    The fabric and linens on each bed are exceptional with its stylish yet comfortable finish, while the white walls are accented with paintings for a classy and luxurious experience. On the second floor of the museum is where the executive, deluxe and loft suites are also located. The Loft Suite is a stylish and elegant room perfect for couples who wish to experience an antique yet luxurious stay.

    the spiral wood carved staircase of the loft suite adds elegance to the room

    Loft Suite (Php 13,000/night) 

    The Loft Suite has a bigger space and a living area with an L-shape sofa which can be transformed into another bed. It also has a classic vanity dresser, an automatic toilet, and rainshower bath and a very elegant spiral staircase going up the bed.

    For an extra bed, the loft suite also has an L-shape sofa which can be transformed into another bed

    Last, and definitely not the least is Hotel Luna’s Executive Suite, a grand and classy suite accented with wooden fixtures and classic paintings. The executive suite boasts a big lavatory and mirror area as well as a classic bathtub and a glass wall rainshower bath.

    Executive Suite (Php 15,000/night)

    On night times, it is best to visit their Azotea on the fifth floor. It is an open space where you can hang out under the moonlight and drink with families or friends.

    The Azotea can be accessed from the fourth floor of the hotel through a small staircase going up. You can go here for sightseeing as you can see from afar the mountains and the city life of Vigan.

    With these stylish and comfortable rooms, equipped with at least two paintings or artworks on the walls and are embellished with a white and bronze finish, Hotel Luna blends classic, contemporary, ancient and modern into one—a perfect complement to the rich history and culture of the city’s glorious past.

    How to get there:

    • By car: From the famous Calle Crisologo, head towards Liberation Blvd and turn right to Delos Reyes St. Hotel Luna is located in the corner street of Delos Reyes and Gen. Luna
    • By Public Transport: There are tricycle and horse carriages roaming around Calle Crisologo, just let them know you’re headed to Hotel Luna

    Details:

    Address: V. De Los Reyes corner Gen. Luna St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
    Business Hours: Check-in: 2 pm / Check out: 12:00pm
    Contact Information: 02-584-4945 / 02-373-3333 (Manila Line); 077-632-2222 / 0917-564-0727
    Email Address: rsvn.hotelluna@ahmgi.com
    Website: hotelluna.ph
    Facebook: facebook.com/HotelLunaVigan/


    A version of this appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese (Vol. 104) and English (Vol. 11) magazines
    Updated as of January 28, 2019

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