My cousins and I, had NO idea what to expect when we arrived in Vigan. Fortunately, a few friends who were originally from Vigan helped us in the planning stage. They were the ones who narrowed down our search for best valued accommodations in the area.
Our choices were a tossup between something old and something new. We chose the latter, thus we stayed in Hotel Salcedo de Vigan along Gen. Luna St. corner V. Delos Reyes St. (just one block away from the famous Calle Crisologo).
We stayed in one of their more comfortable standard rooms (Php2,080/room/night). We just added Php500 for an extra bed since there were three of us on this trip. And because we arrived really early (around 4am), we paid half of the standard room rate for our early check-in.
The hotel also has dormitories for budget-conscious travellers. You have to contact Hotel Salcedo de Vigan or book through their online reservation system to get updated room rates as these rates will change without prior notice. Please see the rainy season rates below.
The room/suite includes the following:
• Fully air conditioned
• Equipped with flat screen TV
• Telephone with NDD service
• Free Wi-Fi access
• Hot and cold shower
• Complimentary bottled water (except dormitories)
• Daily newspaper
• Vanity desk with chair and mirror
• Luggage rack
• In-room coffee set*
• Bath tub*
• Complimentary wine (suite & superior rooms only)
• Safety deposit box*
NOTE: Amenities with asterisk (*) are only applicable to suite rooms.
The only major downside when we stayed in this hotel was we didn’t get any mobile phone signal in our room. We had to go outside to make calls or send text messages. Other than that, everything was perfect for us.
Was it worth it?
Definitely, it was worth it. If you’re looking for a hotel to stay in Vigan, you should stay in Hotel Salcedo de Vigan.
The front desk staff were accommodating and friendly to us. The bed, blankets and pillows are soft and comfy ideal for sleeping after a days tour and a night of clubbing (in Club Legacy). The hot and cold shower served as our body’s alarm clock that kept us awake despite the lack of sleep. Overall, the room was at par with other standard hotel rooms in Manila.
Not to mention, you don’t have to go far to taste Vigan’s specialties like my new favourite Sinigang na Bagnet since the hotel have Bistro Amarillo, one of the best restaurants in Vigan, right at their doorstep.
Hotel Salcedo de Vigan
V. de los Reyes corner General Luna Streets
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur 2700
Hotel Landline: +63 (77) 722-1200 or +63 (77) 722-2798
Hotel Mobile: 0917-856-4588 / 0918-990-6675
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