GERMAN UNSON HERITAGE HOUSE – QUAINT AND CHARMING BED – AND – BREAKFAST IN SILAY CITY

Why choose Bed and Breakfast? Simply, people who stay at Bed & breakfast remember, because their experience is so unique and special. Innkeepers take great pride in their home, and enjoy sharing it with people who appreciate its distinctive history and personality. Just like the newly open Bed & Breakfast in Silay, The German Unson Heritage House, excel at providing their guests with warm hospitality and that home-away-from-home feeling.

A Brief History of the House:

According to Mr. Rolin Siglos, the House Manager of German Unson Heritage House who is very accommodating and warm enough to give us a tour and show to us the place, the original house was made of wood and built closer to Zamora Street.  Built in 1938 in the Neo-Spanish style popular before World War II, this charming four-bedroom, two storey house is just relatively new to the business, opened its doors to visitors and guests on June 11, 2016. Welcoming  both domestic and foreign visitors, either  coming to the area for a romantic retreat, family vacation, girlfriends’ gateway, or business travel this charming ancestral house will sit your needs perfectly.

What  great in this place is the location. Conveniently located from all the tourist areas ( Silay public plaza, Silay Parish Church, Heritage and Ancestral Houses, Museums), convenience stores, coffee shops, restaurants  and a walking distance from the airport shuttle bus terminal.

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Photo  Credit to German Unson Heritage House

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Located at No. 5 Zamora Street in Silay City, Negros Occidental, the ancestral house of German Locsin Unson and Fe de la Rama Ledesma Unson  declared a heritage house by the National Historical Institute on April 6, 1993.

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Photo Credit to German Unson Heritage House

The home built in 1938 has been completely renovated and allows one to feel like “home”.  Warm hardwood floors, cozy living room, the owner’s antique collections and old family photographs hang on the wall  of the living area on the first floor counts part of the house character rich in history and decor.
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Photo Credit to German Unson Heritage House
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A veranda downstairs where guest can relax.
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Photo Credit to German Unson Heritage House

Mr. Rolin Siglos, said the property has four bedrooms, two downstairs and two upstairs: the German-Fe Room, the Rene Room, the Lourdes Room and the Carmen-Cristina Room. Each room has its own characters that added more beauty and uniqueness for a quiet restful atmosphere and comfortable sleeping accommodations that sure to visually please your taste.

The German -Fe Room the master bedroom on the ground floor named after German Unson and his wife, Fe. It has a king-sized bed, air-conditioning, private  bathroom with hot and cold water, its own sitting dining areas and a study. The room is ideal for couples but can comfortably accommodate a maximum of four person.

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The German-Fe Room
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The German-Fe Room

The unique features of the German-Fe bathroom are the stepping tub and Fe Unson’s shell collection.

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Steeping Tub photo Credit to German Unson Heritage House
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German-Fe Bathroom. Photo Credit to German Unson Heritage House
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Fe Unson’s shell collection. Photo credit to German Unson Heritage House
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The German-Fe Bathroom. Photo credit to German Unson Heritage House.

The Rene Room named after the only son of German and Fe used to be the German’s study/office room. The room has a two single beds, air-conditioning, private bathroom with hot and cold water. The room can accommodate a maximum of three persons.

The Lourdes Room which is named after the eldest daughter known as “Uding” on the second floor had two doubled beds, air conditioning, private bathroom with hot and cold water,  its own sitting and a dinning areas a study. The room is ideal for families and can accommodate up to four persons.

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The Lourdes Room
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The Lourdes Room

Not like the German-Fe Room instead of having a big bathroom “Uding” wanted to have an office or a study room.

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‘Uding” study room / office

The Carmen-Cristina Room  is named after their youngest daughter. Located on the second floor, the room has two singles beds, air-conditioning, private bathroom with cold and hot water,  and a balcony overlooking the front yard garden and  a view of the dome of the Silay Parish Church. The room can accommodate a maximum of three persons.

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The Carmen-Cristina Room

Mr. Siglos said they serve home-cooked breakfast included in the price of your room. Breakfast can be served in the privacy of your room or on their comfortable modern but homey dining area on the second floor. However, they don’t offer lunch and dinner but allows guests to bring their food inside. Guests can use the microwave oven to warm their food, coffee machine to brew coffee.

Convenience stores are just walking distance from the place if you need to buy some snacks.

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Room rates range from PHP1,800.00 to PHP2,300 including breakfast and a free Wi-Fi access. In order to support the tranquil and intimate atmosphere, there are no televisions and telephone, in  each room.

For bookings or inquiries, please call (034)432-2943 between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Philippine time or you can send them message through their Facebook page ” German Unson Heritage House”. 

Warm, personalized service and mingling among guests are part of the appeal of bed and breakfasts. If you enjoy the experience of a “home away from home”, having personal attention and expertise of an innkeeper at your disposal, prefer charm over amenities, appreciate rooms that are individually decorated and prefer smaller, more intimate accommodations than a large hotel, German Unson Heritage -Bed and Breakfast is the right place for you. So the next time you plan a visit to Silay, stay in this place. You would definitely love it here!

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RIAD FES- RELAIS & CHATEAUX FES, MOROCCO – CHARMING RIAD

Riad Fes & Chateaux  located in the heart of ancient city of Fes, 25-minute drive from Fes International Airport.

The moment you step inside Riad Fes, you would be in awe.  The riad  has an oriental furnishings, and a large sitting area fully decorated with beautiful tile work and plaster designs inspired by Hispano-Moorish architecture.  The Riad Fes provides guests with the opportunity to travel back in time and enjoy the splendour and authenticity of the Fassie lifestyle of the Fes nobility.

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The stylish hotel arranged around four distinct patios. Ornate courtyards ranging from sober baroque to dazzling mosaic patterns and an impressive Fassi lamp flanked by artfully carved stucco arches fuse Andalusian whimsy with age-old Moroccan design.

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Courtyard or the interior garden.

Pool with a  bar for local and international tea or cocktails.

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Andalusian Chalet

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Restaurant that offers gastronomic cuisine from Moroccan to International favourites that their guests may enjoy especially their delicacies and homemade special,

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Chicken Kebab  Skewers

Rooftop terrace and solarium with panoramic views of the Medina with its minarets against the Moroccan skies and the gentle curves of the Atlas Mountains beyond will surely enhance your stay.

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View from the terrace
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View from the terrace

Room decorated lavishly with oriental influence and contemporary design that bring class, elegant and spacious.

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Our room (Junior Suite), decorated in a Moroccan style with traditional furnished, zellige floors, plasters decorated walls and exquisite Moroccan fabrics. It overlooks the courtyard or the interior garden.
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Junior Suite

The service was excellent, Ms. Awa the front desk manager, their restaurant manager and staff are very accommodating and approachable.

Riad Fes is truly a miraculous place to stay. This is a place every traveller must experienced its grandeur.

A beautiful charming riad indeed!

 

 

ART DECO HOTEL

Hotel & Spa Le Doge is small boutique hotel tucked in a narrow street away from the loud metropolis of Casablanca, Morocco but close to the Cathedral and a short walk of Place Mohammed V. Hassan II Mosque. A perfect place for a layover with a relaxed and welcoming feel to it.

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Lobby
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Spiral Stairways Going to the  Rooms Upstairs

The hotel built in the 30’s by an Italian architect as a symbol of his undying love for his wife. The mansion transformed into a 5-star luxury Art Deco Hotel and all 16  rooms have its unique interior designed, furnished with comfortable beds wherein you can snug as a bug in a rug. Bathrooms are very large with two sinks each and have a complimentary soft drinks  in the minibar.

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The dining area is very classy and elegant. The stained glass on the windows and the ceiling are beautiful that added a touch of class. The food was excellent. They served an authentic Moroccan dishes and international cuisines

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Dining Area
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Stained Glass Windows
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Beautiful Stained Glass Ceiling In the Dining Area
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Lounge Area
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Lounge Area with Fireplace
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Lounge Area

The hotel staff were very accommodating and attentive. On our way back to Singapore they even printed our boarding passes for us.

The hotel has a lovely elegant wooden antique elevator which is very useful for old people or people having trouble walking and using the steps.

A great place for layover!