Paradores Del Castillo

the stairs are so beautiful!!!
 bienvenido!

“We stayed in an old Spanish-colonial house”.  This is my usual response to a lot of friends who asked where did I and a couple of friends stayed when we were in Taal, Batangas.  We actually stayed in Paradores Del Castillo, an old Spanish-Filipino house turned into a hotel.

For those who love the old world flavor with the illustrado-Spanish-Filipino touch, you will truly enjoy staying in this hotel.  And true enough, as soon as I saw the façade and entered this old house, I immediately wanted take photos of the whole place.  Every space, wall and décor seem to have rich characters.  It would be one of those places that Ernest Hemmingway or Jose Rizal would approve of.  It felt like I was in some old Filipino period movie produced by LVN or the Sampaguita pictures.

Here are a few photos of this beautiful and uniquely Filipino hotel.

paradores del castillo
paradores del castillo
stylish!
stylish!
translation: please con't disturb
translation: please con’t disturb.  and that’s the super old door knob! hahaha!
those capiz window panes are so uniquely filipino!
those capiz window panes are so uniquely filipino!
even the door key is so old... i love it!
even the door key is so old… i love it!
seating/reading area at the ground floor
seating/reading area at the ground floor
filipino dining area also known as "hapag kainan"
filipino dining area also known as “hapag kainan”
delicious breakfast by the garden: tapang taal with kapeng barako
delicious breakfast by the garden: tapang taal with kapeng barako
a nice sunny weather...
a nice sunny weather…

Sinverguenza! Ang bongga bongga!

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