Looking for a place to stay in Vigan with the best location? The mansion with the address No. 1 Crisologo Street should do the trick. Being located at the entrance of the historic Crisologo Street, the Aniceto Mansion has an enviable location. It is at the center of Vigan’s cultural city, right in front of the Plaza Burgos. Staying there would really give you a feel of how it was to be an illustrado during the Spanish time, awakened in the morning by the resounding bell of the Saint Paul Cathedral just beside your home.
The homes of rich people during the Spanish time were located around the plaza surrounding the church and the administrative buildings. The farther your home is from the plaza means that your family has lesser prominence during that time. The Aniceto Mansion used to be the residence of political and literary figure Don Mena Crisologo. Its connection to Vigan’s rich and historic families does not end there. The mansion which was built in 1840 was owned by Leona Florentino’s father. Leona Florentino was a poetess whose works were recognized by the world even before they were recognized by her countrymen.
The reason why it is now called the Aniceto Mansion is because ownership of the mansion is now with the Aniceto family who restored it. They have operated the mansion as a hotel for Vigan visitors since 1989. The owners aim to ensure that guests of the Aniceto Mansion would have the best house experience. They maintained its old-world charm by keeping the prominent displays of family portraits that add character to the mansion. Visitors have a choice of meandering through the main rooms filled with Ilocano antique furniture and decors, or watch the plaza scenes through the opened wide, capiz-shell windows while sitting in the comfort of one of the rooms.
The Aniceto Mansion’s 26 bedrooms have cable television, telephone and hot and cold running water.
They also have a function room suited for celebrations and seminars, and an ample parking area.
Like other larger size lodging places in Vigan, the Aniceto Mansion also has its own dining place called Café Florecita where guests and non-guests can partake of Vigan food. All Aniceto rooms are in keeping with the Ilocano-Spanish interiors. Guests may also want to check out the wishing well found there.
It is a great place to stay for young families as children below two years old can stay for free, while those from three to 11 years old are only charged for half of the adult rate.