Ciudad Fernandina Hotel in Vigan: A Modern Yet Classic Heritage Hotel
Ciudad Fernandina Hotel—a name that gives you a ring on your memory if you happen to really love Philippine history.
Named after the old name of the city, Ciudad Fernandina Hotel was built in 1758 by spouses Don Francisco de la Encarnacion and Dona Rosa Anastacia.
Ciudad Fernandina embodies timeless and modern collaboration
At that time, Ciudad Fernandina was one of the only two houses with grand stairs made of cement—a rare sign of affluence during that period.
That same grand staircase was preserved during the renovation and is now laden with antique and repurposed narra steps and kamagong risers.
the grand staircase preserved and renovated into antique and repurposed narra steps and kamagong risers
Perfectly combining ancient and modernity through the hotel’s architecture, Ciudad Fernandina embodies the classic heritage of an ancestral house complemented by the warmth of the Ilocano hospitality provided by their staffs.
A walkthrough around Ciudad Fernandina starts upstairs where the rooms are all located.
For solo travelers, the Standard Room (Php 2,795) is perfect for you with enough space to fit a cotton-rich linen single bed, a table, hair dryer, cable tv, bath essentials, bath and rain shower as well as a safety deposit box.
Standard Room (Php 2,795)
If you need a bigger space and bed, they have a Superior Room (Php 3,295) or Deluxe Double Room (Php 4,295) featuring a double bed with the same facilities of the standard room.
Deluxe Double Room (Php 4,295)
If you wish to have two separate beds, they do have a Deluxe Twin (Php 4,295), of two separate beds plus a tea and coffee making facility.
Deluxe Twin (Php 4,295),
For suites, they have a Junior Suite (Php 4,995) featuring a king-sized bed, bath with rain shower, cable TV, tea and coffee making facility, plus a mini-refrigerator.
Junior Suite (Php 4,995)
The Deluxe Suite (Php 5,995) and Honeymoon Suite (Php 6,995) on the other hand have the same facilities but the honeymoon suite has a leather couch and an even bigger space.
The Deluxe Suite has a more classic finish with its white, beige and black palette while the Honeymoon Suite features a romantic red, beige and white palette plus a tall table and stools near the window for a romantic night view.
Honeymoon Suite (Php 6,995)
The biggest room, the Executive Suites (Php 6,995) has that classy and formal finish perfect for business travelers in town. It features a lazy boy couch and a coat hanger.
Executive Suites (Php 6,995)
For families who want to have a little bit of privacy, they have a Family Suite (Php 9,295), consisting of a Junior Suite and a Deluxe Double Room or get the Dormitory Room (Php 6,995) perfect for a family with kids or a group of friends.
Dormitory Room (Php 6,995)
It has three bunk beds with a maximum capacity of six. All rooms except the dormitory have a standard capacity of two, but if you wish to add an extra person and bed, it costs Php 500/head and Php 700/ bed. Rates include complimentary set breakfast at St. Martha’s Cafe.
Named after the patron saint of the hospitality industry, St. Martha’s Cafe offers lunch to dinner meals as well as pasta, sandwiches and an all-day breakfast meals.
To complement the foods, they also serve coffees like cappuccino, cafe latte, cafe mocha, and cafe Americano. They are open from 7 am to 10 pm.
St. Martha’s Cafe
Aside from the facilities mentioned above, Ciudad Fernandina Hotel also has a function room for your business meetings, a dedicated quaint chapel to St. Martha and an in-house spa where you can pamper yourself with a relaxing massage, reflexology, and paraffin wax for hands and feet.
Guests can also appreciate the hotel’s courtyard where they can sip their morning coffee and read the dailies. It also has a romantic and peaceful view at night when all the tamed yellow lights are switched on.
The hotel has free wifi access, free shuttle service within Vigan City, and a free valet parking at CFH Annex’s secured parking area. For those coming from the airport, they also have an Airport Pick up Service at Laoag International Airport (Php 6,000 RT).
Visit Ciudad Fernandina Hotel at #26 Mabini St. cor Plaridel St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. For inquiries and reservation, you can contact them at 0995 9919972 or (077) 722 3765.
How to get here:
- By car: From Calle Crisologo head north and left Liberation Blvd. Turn right onto A. Reyes St. and right to Mabini Street. Ciudad Fernandina is on the right side.
- By public transport: From Calle Crisologo, there are tricycles you can hire to bring you to Ciudad Fernandina or book their Airport Pick up Service (Php 6,000 RT) at Laoag International Airport
Address: #26 Mabini St., cor. Plaridel St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Contact Information: 0995-991-9972 / 077-722-3765
Business Hours: Check in: 2 pm / Check out: 12 pm
A version of this appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese (Vol. 104) and English (Vol. 11) magazines
Updated as of February 4, 2019