Live Like Royalty for a Night: 7 Heritage Houses in the Philippines for Your Next Staycation

How does it feel like to belong to the alta sociedad? These heritage houses in the Philippines will give you the chance to live like royalty for a night!

Have you ever wondered how it feels like to live in a century-old (or half-a-century-old) home? How did the alta sociedad live years ago? Well, here is your chance to live that out, even for just a night in your entire life. We’ve scoured some of the most beautiful ancestral homes in the country, which you might consider booking for your next getaway.

1. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Las Casas Filipinas de AcuzarImage credit: Chill and Travel

If touring the entire Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar for just one day is too stressful for you, why not stay there for a night, along with family or friends? The place showcases mansions and architectural pieces that have been reconstructed brick by brick and plank by plank so don’t be surprised if you wake up feeling like you’ve just been transported back in the 18th century.

Also read: A Day Trip to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar: Itinerary, Costs & Tips 

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Address: Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan
Price starts at ₱10,000 per room (two persons)

2. Henry Hotel Manila

Henry Hotel ManilaImage credit: The Henry Hotel

Unlike its quirky and eccentric counterpart in Cebu, Manila’s Henry Hotel is more tamed and more mature version. The boutique hotel was the heritage home of a Filipino-Chinese entrepreneur back in the 1940s. It features 32 rooms with a garden designed by renowned National Artist Ildefonso Santos.

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Address: Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan
Price starts at ₱4,109 per room (two persons)

3. The Big House: A Heritage Home

The Big House: A Heritage HomeImage credit: The Big House Davao

This house is one of the oldest homes in Matina Subdivision, built during the 1950s. This was once the home of the Robillo family and showcases designs and furniture pieces in the 1960s. The Big House only has 11 rooms (also the number of children in the family) and features a lanai and a huge garden.

heritage houses in the philippinesImage credit: The Big House Davao

Address: 1607 J. Bacobo Street, Malate, Manila
Price starts at ₱1,500 per room (two persons)

Also read: Staycations in Manila: 10 Hotels You Will Absolutely Love

4. Peredo’s Housing Lodge

Peredo’s Housing LodgeImage credit: Peredo's Lodging House

This beautiful house sitting in the mountains of Baguio was constructed by Japanese carpenters in 1915, hired by Engineer Rogue Peredo. This house is one of the oldest structures in the city and was, in fact, declared a Mahalagang Yamang Pangkalinangan by the National Museum back in 2015. Its centrepiece is the narra dining table that can accommodate up to 12 people.

heritage houses in the philippinesImage credit: Peredo's Lodging House

Address: 5 C.M. Recto Street, Baguio, Benguet
Price starts at ₱950 per room (two persons; non-peak season)

Also read: 10 Boutique Hotels in the Philippines for a Romantic Retreat with Your Other Half

5. Grandpa’s Inn

Grandpa’s InnImage credit: Grandpa's Inn

When it comes to Spanish architecture in the country, Vigan is always on top of the list. And, located within that city is one of the most preserved homes dating back to the 15th-century Spanish period. Grandpa’s Inn has long been transformed into a hotel which provides leisure and business travellers a home away from home.

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Address: Bonifacio, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Price starts at ₱730 for two persons (fan room; common toilet and bath)

6. Bahay Kubo Hostel

Bahay Kubo HostelImage credit: Bahay Kubo Hostel

Yet another place to experience the Old Manila is at the Bahay Kubo Hostel, which is a 1949 house built right after the war. It had been repurposed into all sorts of commercial establishments until it finally became a hostel for backpackers. Guests are attracted to stay here because of the tropical vibes its interiors set off, despite being located at the centre of the city.

heritage houses in the philippinesImage credit: Bahay Kubo Hostel

Address: 1717 M. Orosa Street, Malate, Manila
Price starts at ₱648 per person (dorm room)

7. Tambayan Capsule Hostel

Tambayan Capsule HostelImage credit: Tambayan Capsule Hostel

Most heritage homes feature spacious rooms but Tambayan is different. As its name suggests, their accommodations are inspired by the famous capsule hotels in Manila. But, despite the modern setup, you can expect its interiors to be showcasing nothing more than a slice of Old Manila.

heritage houses in the philippinesImage credit: Tambayan Capsule Hostel

Address: 1607 J. Bacobo Street, Malate, Manila
Price starts at ₱580 per person

Also read: 9 Backpacker Inns to Meet Fellow Travellers in the Philippines

Are you ready to feel like royalty on your next staycation?


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