You remember back when you were younger, when one of the highlights of your summer is a trip to your grandparents’ house? It means immersing yourself in some old fashioned charm, while being treated like a king or a queen.
The best sheets are put out. The house is impeccably cleaned. The most fascinating antiques are displayed. You get the best sleeps of your life.
That’s what we felt during our stay at Hotel 1925. It’s not our grandparents’ house, but it’s pretty close, as the hotel pays homage to Rufino “Pinong” Mojares (born 1925, hence the hotel’s name). Sir Pinong’s footprints are all over the city, as he was able to build a business empire which is always very inspiring considering he grew up poor.
Hotel 1925 Lipa (best rates here) is the perfect embodiment of Sir Pinong Mojares, as the splendid hotel used to be an unassuming warehouse. The hotel will be a forever remembrance of how a young boy’s enterprising spirit provided inspiration to his daughters, the owners, to provide Lipa City a luxurious hotel that we rightfully deserve.
Hotel 1925 Lipa City: A Spanish Colonial Hotel
If you’ve been to Vigan, then the hotel’s Spanish Colonial theme will be very familiar to you. You get the imposing feeling provided by the solid construction that’s softened by soft and comforting ornamentation provided by antiques and old world charm. At first, you get intimidated, and then you’ll feel welcome.
I mean, it’s hard not to feel welcome with a staircase like this.
It’s basically an invitation for you to come in. Here are some more pictures of the hotel’s interiors.
Staying at Hotel 1925 Lipa
There are 16 suites all in all. We stayed at the Suite King room.
We’ve spent a lot of nights in different hotels, some of which are of the 5 star variety, and I can say that this is one of the best rooms we’ve stayed in.
The room is huge. The room’s size makes the king size bed look small, until you lie down on the bed to realize that the bed is massive as well. There were 3 of us who slept in the bed – me, my wife, and our 5 year old daughter – and there was more than enough space. It was one of the best sleeps I’ve had in a long time. It sure helped that there were a lot of microfiber pillows.
The aparador that serves as the closet is a nice touch.
There’s more than enough room for your belongings. It even has a safety deposit box inside!
One of the best things about the room is the luxurious bathroom.
It’s quite roomy and comes with modern conveniences. I can say that they invested a lot of money for their bathrooms considering the quality of the bathroom fixtures.
They even have imported French toiletries from Les Couvent des Minimes.
That’s quite a nice touch. No generic toiletries here.
It was a working vacation for us so it’s nice that they offer free Wi-Fi. Here’s the speed during our stay.
Of course, there’s a big LED TV.
Hotel 1925 Lipa City is also home to D’ursi Pizza Autentica Pizzeria Napoletana.
Long time followers of this blog know that we love this Italian restaurant. Make sure to have your dinner here to try their pizza. You should also try their breakfast offerings. Their set breakfast meals are very filling.
It’s also home to IL Capo – a gentleman’s barbershop that I still have to try.
Bike aficionados will love the offerings of Weird Cycles Bike Shop. They carry the Corratec brand. It’s one of the world’s most expensive bike brands. They even have a bike on display worth more than PHP 600,000! I didn’t want to touch it for fear of breaking it.
It’s also home to Vanilla Scape Land Corp.
We’re also excited to try Imprenta Modern Filipino Cuisine as soon as they open.
They’re also planning on adding a gym, a grand ballroom, a swimming pool, a spa, a salon for women, a large garden, and more beautiful rooms.
Book Your Stay at Hotel 1925
You’ve never had a true staycation in Lipa City until you’ve had it at Hotel 1925. It doesn’t matter if you’re staying for business or pleasure. Hotel 1925 has you covered. So book a staycation with your family to celebrate a special occasion. Spend a romantic night with a loved one. Book a room while you’re on a business trip in Lipa.
When you do visit, do yourself a favor and just lie down in bed for a few minutes before doing whatever it is that you need to do. Doing so will allow you to feel how blessed you are. Book now!
PS: Thanks to Ms. Bambi Sumadsad-Tibayan, Hotel 1925’s manager, for accommodating us!
Address: Lamar, Pilahan Street, Sabang, Lipa City, Batangas Philippines
Contact Numbers: +63 43 757 5086 and +63 917 826 9626
Email Address: [email protected]