Amor Vive Aqui

“Love Lives Here“
At the heart of Ilocos Sur lies Casa Marita , which can offer you an experience uniquely Vigan.
Discover the Vigan heritage

Casa Marita

Casa Marita is a boutique hotel that features Spanish-inspired architecture, typical of the Heritage houses found in Vigan at the turn of the 19th century.
Although nostalgic in look, Casa Marita offers amenities that every well-travelled tourist normally encounters in modern hotels here and abroad.
This hotel provides guests the ambience of a home and the elegance of an upscale inn.

This building rises from the ruins of the Spanish house of spouses Mariano Amor and Zoila Lazol where they nurtured their children — Homero, Bienvenida  and Marita.

Mariano Amor (b. 1880) was a student of the liberal arts. He joined the Katipunan during the revolution against Spain in 1898. He served as Chief of Police of Vigan during the early Commonwealth period. Zoila Lazol (b. 1877) belonged to the landed gentry and was slated to be educated in the United States as a pioneer pensionada of Vigan when love intervened. Mariano married Zoila on December 4, 1912.

The three Amor siblings were orphaned at a tender age but they pursued their education using their inheritance. All of them graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Homero, an ROTC cadet and accomplished musician, was inducted into the USAFFE and joined the guerrilla movement during WWII. He was last seen in Tagum, Davao and was declared missing in action. Bienvenida forsook her career to help her younger sister Marita rear her children. Marita was married to Juan Fonbuena Aurellado of Vigan, a lawyer and civic leader. Their union was blessed with seven (7) children.

This building is erected in honor of Marita Aurellado y Amor, public school teacher and former principal of Burgos Memorial School. It was inaugurated on December 8, 2018 as a travelers’ boutique hotel.

Amor Vive Aqui.


Ilocano variety

Traditional & Modern

Designed and constructed by Arch. Jerry Buenaventura, the building plan passed the scrutiny of the Vigan Conservation Council which is tasked by the local government to ensure that each building within the Heritage Zone features the Vigan Spanish look.

The hotel sits on the remains of the original structure that was the home of the Amor family. The destruction of the Amor home is not generally known. But the remaining brick walls that serve as silent witnesses of what had transpired are now safely restored in the new structure in their original configuration.

The ground floor of the hotel includes the reception area and lobby, the dining area or Comedor, the office or Oficina, the guest storage area, and kitchen facilities.

The building is fully equipped with fire protection systems and CCTV cameras for security reasons.

There is uninterrupted power supply because the hotel has a 350 KVA generator that can drive all lights and air conditioning equipment to provide guests with a convenient stay even during brownouts. It also has a cistern that can supply water for a week in case of failure of the local water district.

An ample kitchen fitted with modern facilities ensure a hygienic place for food preparation.

There is one (1) parking slot for each room thus providing convenience for guests who may be bringing their own transport vehicles.

The hotel is located at the corner of Burgos and Gomez Streets. It is a very accessible place from the highway and is within walking distance to the most prominent local tourist sites such as Fr. Jose Burgos’ house, the National Museum, the Capitol, the City Hall, Plaza Salcedo where the light show is conducted every evening, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Vigan Cathedral, Plaza Burgos beside the Empanadahan, Calle Crisologo, the famed boulevard studded with centuries-old Vigan stone houses, and the SyQuia Mansion.


Casa Marita at Night
Room
Owners
Owners

Mr. and Mrs. Aurellado

If you chose to stay with us you will enjoy modern home comforts in a traditional setting. Whether you are looking for a short weekend break or a longer holiday, we offer a range of packages that we think cater for all.



Operations Manager
Operations Manager

Vicky Aurellado

If you chose to stay with us you will enjoy modern home comforts in a traditional setting. Whether you are looking for a short weekend break or a longer holiday, we offer a range of packages that we think cater for all.














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