TGIF, I had time to make a brief visit at the Ilocos Rosewell Hotel, but not unload the fastened kayaks all by myself, LOL, so they went with me all the way to San Nicolas. The exterior is quite beguiling. I was kinda amazed at how the owners were able to convert the not-so old residence building into a hotel with lots of breathing space. (I had the chance of visiting this home when it was not yet a hotel.) The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated with Ilocano stuff like preloved furniture sets, etc.. Love the unexpected explosion of colors on the walls of the otherwise minimalist-designed rooms — the Ilocanoness is evident in the color palette, just like the traditional abel fabric, drab with contrasting slivers of color, yet very easy on the eyes.
Room prices range between 1,200 and 3,800 Php++. A peek at the Doña Room. Below is the Presidential Suite (I hope I got it right), the biggest room according to Mr. Dexter who toured me around all the three floors.
The Rosewell Hotel has a function room named Bamboo Pavillion and a diner named after its owner Gerry. I suddenly turned shy taking photos of tourist diners:)
I was caught in a traffic on my way back. There was a League of Basketball parade on the main street, hahah, move over, RuPaul, make way for the muse!
Have a great weekend, gals and guys!
Ilocos Rosewell Hotel
National Highway, Barangay 1, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
www.ilocosrosewellhotel.com Tel. No: 781 2122 CP #: (918)4610 482/ (9270)478 4190 Fax: 781 3700
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