"...Villa Angela, a typical 1850's Vigan house, is transformed into the city's most charming hotel."
-National Commission for Culture & the Arts
Built by Gobernadorcillo Agapito Florendo y Bonifacio in 1870, Villa Angela stands proudly on a 2,000 square meter lot as a shining example of a Vigan Heritage House. Being a rich depository of the family's relics and memorabilia acquired through the years, Villa Angela remains a showcase of the family's past and present standing in the Vigan community.
Villa Angela remains as elegant as it was over 100 years ago. There are six distinct bedrooms that are fully styled and filled with antique furniture seen only in big colonial houses. The four rooms on the upper floor are the typical rooms found in traditional Vigan family houses: Cuarto del Señor or the Master bedroom, Cuarto Pequeño or the Guest room, Cuarto delas Hijas or the Girls room and Cuarto delos Hijos or the Boys room. The first two rooms are good for 2 persons while the last two rooms are good for 4 persons. On the lower floor, what were once storage areas for the family's farm produce of rice, corn, maguey, and tobacco have been converted into cozy dormitory-style rooms which can accommodate larger groups of 10 and 12 persons.
Villa Angela has been the venue of many historical and social gatherings in the Vigan of yesteryears, and remains so today, as a preferred venue for both grand and intimate gatherings, garden weddings, baptismal parties and even retreats, seminars, workshops and training courses for various groups and organizations. In fact, on December 24, 1988, with the restoration almost complete, the house was able to serve as a lasting memento of the Golden Wedding Anniversary of then-owners Engr. Candelario V. Verzosa, Sr. and Dra. Purificacion Lahoz-Verzosa, who have since bequeathed this home and this treasure, to the family's present-day generations.
Come visit Villa Angela and experience this rapidly vanishing lifestyle.