February 13, 2019

Hotel Felicidad in Vigan Brings out Ilocano Heritage Hospitality at Its Best

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  • Hotel Felicidad offers its guests a cultural representation of the lush lifestyle back in the Spanish times. Strategically located in the heart of Vigan City, the historic landmarks of town such as Plaza Salcedo and the dancing fountain, Vigan Cathedral, and Plaza Burgos can be easily accessed from the hotel.

    facadeHotel Felicidad was once an ancestral house turned into an elegant hotel just a few minutes walk away from Calle Crisologo

    The original structure—which is an ancestral house, was first built in 1918 and was restored and renovated into a hotel with twenty-one rooms in 2011. Since then, Hotel Felicidad has been proudly serving its guests with the Ilocano hospitality true to its tagline, giving guests the best possible customer service from any of Vigan’s hotels.

    What makes this hotel unique is the architectural features retained from the original edifice of the ancestral house that takes guests on a journey back in the old days. Its thick brick walls, high ceilings, Nara floorings, white walls, antique fixtures, and the smoked glass window panes that mirror the familiar Spanish historical ambiance of the town.

    receptionThe lobby

    They are also one of the few hotels in Vigan that retained the elements of an ancestral house. One of their highlights is their Azotea, where you can relax and have a snack while enjoying views of Vigan.

    azoteaEnjoy a pleasant afternoon snack at Hotel Felicidad’s Azotea

    Hotel Felicidad was the first one to introduce the idea of having hotel annexes in Vigan. Now, they have a total of 34 elegant and spacious rooms including those in their annex.

    hallsThe Grand Sala

    Their grand suites such as the Maestro suite and Maesta suite features the classic four-poster beds known as “Ah-Tay” made from mahogany and Molave wood. These rooms are spacious enough to occupy at least 2 persons.

    Maestra Suite /IMAGE Hotel Felicidad

    Families can opt to stay in dormitory type rooms such as the Nuve Nueva for 9 persons and the Sinco Estrellas for 5 persons.

    Each bed is equipped with Vigan mosquito nets, Abel (woven) bed runners, old-style Baul or luggage racks, and tall dressers with mirrors. All guest rooms are air-conditioned, with flat screen TV, and wifi access.

    Maestro Suite /IMAGE Hotel Felicidad

    This hotel is also one of the few hotels in Vigan to have tie-ups with several tour providers for their guests. It doesn’t matter what your plans are for a tour of Vigan and its surrounding tourist spots: if you want to go somewhere, chances are they have a tour provider that can help you.

    How to get here:

    • By car: From Calle Crisologo, drive north via Delos Reyes Street.
    • If you want to explore the area, you may also choose to walk north along Calle Crisologo, then turn right onto Florentino Street.

    General Information:

    Address: #9 V. Delos Reyes cor. Florentino Sts., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
    Contact information: 077-722-0008 / 0917-856-8309 / 0939-925-2402 / 0932-891-2468
    Check in: 2 pm / Check out: 12 pm
    Email: hotelfelicidad_vigan@yahoo.com
    Website: hotelfelicidadvigan.com

    Facebook: Hotel Felicidad Vigan
    Twitter: @HotelFelicidad
    Instagram: Hotel Felicidad Vigan

    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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