Hotel Luna – The first luxury museum hotel in Vigan is a destination in itself that puts you right in the heart of the city.
This gorgeous hotel was built on a solid 2-storey structure in 1882 by the affluent Don Jose Florentino as a wedding gift to his daughter and the rest, as they say, is history.
Historical as it may seem, Hotel Luna now has little modernities here and there but still abiding in the city’s regulation in heritage preservation.
Exploring Hotel Luna
Hotel Luna fuses traditional Spanish architecture that seemingly thrusts you back in time.
This 20-foot mural wall by Rene Robles using copper, brass and silver plated steel that can be found at Hotel Luna’s courtyard gives a dramatic background especially in the afternoon.
The outdoor pool is right smack in the middle of the hotel. It may be small, but it most definitely gives you that much sought after respite when needed. Although, sunbathing may be out of the question since the pool is surrounded by the tall structure of the hotel’s wings.
Hotel Luna also boasts of famous paintings and art collections of the owner.
At the lobby, you’ll see this “Three Women” by BenCab (Benedicto Cabrera).
Look up and you’ll see a beautiful artwork by Napoleon Abueva.
And yes! This is how I do my ceiling shots!
As you walk inside, you’ll see an assortment of old and new pieces by different artists like this artwork by Daniel Dela Cruz using brass, stainless steel, copper and bronze.
This stairway will lead you to the second floor to the Grand Sala which features more of Hotel Luna’s impressive art collection.
The “La Mandolinera” (The Violin Player) by Juan Luna is on display.
This exquisite glass sculpture by Orlina is a thing of beauty!
Just a few steps away is another private room filled with century old pieces and more artwork.
Hotel Luna has 54 beautifully appointed rooms and suites equipped with a Smart TV with cable, safety deposit box, IR Electronic Lockset System, minibar and tea and making facilities.
Accentuated with antique style lamps and mirrors and even old colonial bathroom fittings.
The toilet is another feature that Hotel Luna boasts of.
Separate shower area and toilet.
This high-tech toilet bowl sports amusing electronic features and settings that can be activated with just a touch of a button.
And the bed! Upholstered headboard, pillow top mattress, triple sheeting, plush pillows and a luxurious down comforter. Soft and dreamy!
Another thing to look forward to is Hotel Luna’s food selections. Be prepared to savor forkfuls of their dishes using their local food products.
At the COMEDOR, satisfy your cravings of Ilocano cuisine with Spanish influence.
For breakfast, we had the Ultimate Vigan Breakfast – Vigan Longganisa, Bacon, Pancake, Ham, Cheese, Mushroom, Butter and Syrup. Wow! Imagine all my favorite breakfast staples in one dish?
Vigan Longganisa Pasta
Lechon Pork Belly
Vigan longganisa, dinuguan, tomato and mango Maki.
For meetings, social drinking or nightcaps, the CHULA SALOON BAR is the place to be.
Enjoy some Vigan inspired bar chows, inventive cocktail drinks, craft beer, single malt whiskeys and wines.
TRIVIA: Chula Saloon Bar was named after the Chula painting series of Juan Luna.
If you want a little bit of al fresco, head up to the AZOTEA. It has a spectacular view of the city skyline coupled with some delicious pica-pica and drinks.
Dining at Hotel Luna and being able to taste and enjoy Vigan’s delectable dishes was absolutely fantastic!
POINTS OF INTEREST
With Hotel Luna’s convenient location, you get easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.
Ideally situated in the town proper along Gen. Luna cor. Ventura delos Reyes Street, it is a stone’s throw away from the famous Calle Crisologo.
Don’t forget to watch the Dancing Light and Fountain Show at the Plaza.
Visit the Baluarte Zoo.
Drop by the Pagburnayan/Pottery and learn about their history.
Finding out that Hotel Luna has local food products for sale like Bagnet, Vigan Longganisa, empanada and Bibingka was great news! That means I didn’t have to leave the hotel to buy pasalubong last minute. All I had to do was just place my order at the front desk, inform them of my desired pick-up schedule and voila! Talk about ease and convenience!
The hotel does not have a parking area but they provide Valet Service.
Hotel Luna also offers:
- Concierge Services
- Vigan Tour
- In-room dining from 6AM-11AM
- 24-hour Business Center
- Laundry, pressing and dry cleaning
- Wi-Fi capability in all public areas
Triple Treat on Rainy Days
- Overnight stay in a Deluxe Room good for 2 adults with buffet breakfast for 2 persons
- Set lunch or set dinner for 2 at the poolside
- Calesa Tour for 2 persons for 1-hour
- Use of the swimming pool
- Hotel Museum Tour
- 10% discount on all food and beverage at Chula and Comedor
- 15% discount on all tour packages
Valid from June-September 2015
Not valid on holidays, special holidays or long weekends.
I knew Hotel Luna was beautiful, but I did not expect it to be this amazing!
The beauty of old world charm can be seen all around this establishment.
It was a weekend well-spent with family and good friends. A breath of fresh air was exactly what we needed in order to escape from the hustle and bustle of the chaotic city we live in. And knowing that Vigan only takes a mere 6.5 hour drive from Manila, I already cannot wait to go back!
Vigan is an incredible city and so is Hotel Luna. The hospitality is exemplary and the experience is worth remembering and cherishing.
Traveling to Vigan? Take the SCTEX AND TPLEX roads.
Balintawak Toll – Php45.00
Dau Toll – Php173.00
*SCTEX Speed Limit: 100 max / 60 min.
If you want to explore Vigan, I have listed some tourist spots here.
V. Delos Reyes Street
cor. Gen. Luna Street
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Philippines – 2700
T: (077) 632-2222 / (02) 584-4945
Manila Sales Office: (632) 373-3333 loc. 201-204 / (632) 376-5059
E: [email protected]