Choosing a place to stay in Vigan is a battle between the following questions; should I stay within or outside the heritage village? Should it be an Old-fashioned or Modern Inn? With this alone, I really had a hard time deciding. It took me almost a week of reading reviews from various blog sites, asking recommendations from people I know from Ilocos and most importantly, finding an affordable and decent place to stay.
When I found Metro Vigan Inn. Honestly, it’s not on my top list. Since I really would love to stay within the heritage village and sleep inside an old house. But given these requirements. Undeniably, it will cost me more. The cheapest and most decent accommodation that I found within the city center during that time was around 1800++/night and as a budget traveler, I find it a bit expensive.
Metro Vigan Inn is located at Bayubay Norte San Vicente Ilocos Sur. Approximately, 5-10mins away from heritage village via tricycle (40php / 1usd) or 20mins walk. Upon our arrival, I told myself that I made a right choice in choosing this hotel. It’s beyond expectation. It’s a three-story modern Inn with a twist of a bit rustic designs; windows and stair handle.
The entire Inn was generally clean and peaceful. They have a spacious and simple cafe (Metro Vigan Café). Our room accommodation comes with free breakfast. If you are in Vigan, it is no brainer not to try their longganisa and with all fairness, their breakfast didn’t disappoint me.
Our Standard Room was fully air-conditioned with private toilet and bath, 24-Hours running hot and cold water and a small LED cable TV. It was a basic room with comfortable bed good for 2. Though there was nothing spectacular inside.Yet, I love the quiet ambiance that allows us to have a sound sleep.
The whole place was covered with a good Wi-Fi and network (Smart and Globe) signal. People are hospitable and accommodating. They have 24/7 security guard. It’s near to main tourist spots in Vigan where we usually walked when it’s not too hot or get a tricycle. With a price of less of less than 1,500php or 30usd for 2. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a budget place to stay in the wonderful city of Vigan.