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Hofileña Ancestral House is the residence of the late Manuel Severino Hofileña and his family... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
San Mateo, Philippines
Ramon Hofileña

Everything comes alive in this museum through the stories of Ramon Hofileña, the owner and tour... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Lerom A
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Silay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Hofileña Ancestral House is the residence of the late Manuel Severino Hofileña and his family located in Cinco de Noviembre Street, Silay City, in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. The home was built by Hofileña for his wife Gilda Ledesma Hojilla, a former Miss Silay, and their nine...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Zhabrina
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Everything comes alive in this museum through the stories of Ramon Hofileña, the owner and tour guide of the museum. Tell him if you only have an hour or less to spare so that he could tailor-fit his lecture/tour.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Lerom A
Reviewed 20 May 2018

At first we went in for a casual visit of Silay City and our tour guide dropped us at this place. Luckily as we went in Don Ramon Hofilena greeted us and introduced himself very energetically. The place is filled with history with all the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ian Jay M
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Try to get Ramon Hofilena to do the tour himself. He is very knowledgeable and entertaining. Spare at least an hour and a half to appreciate all the treasures (literally!) in this house.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Daryl D
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Lots of beautiful art pieces on the second floor including a nice collection of national artists' works! Manansalas, Joya, Amorsolo, Abueva, even a small piece by Rizal

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ScudderX
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This heritage house is a must place to visit. Well kept lived in house and beautifully manicured lawns give you a palapable feeling of nostalgia. The museum is a veritable time travel back to how bacolod royalty lived. The tour guide was also very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank paisley_road
Reviewed 30 October 2017

You can’t miss the imposing lemon-chiffon coloured Spanish Colonial house with the number 14 at Cinco de Noviembre Street. This house dates to 1934 and is occupied and curated by Ramon Hofileña, one of Silay’s most recognizable names . It was a privilege to view...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank yumcarrotcake
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Hope you get to visit when the house owner is your tourguide! Mr. Hofilena is kind, informative, hilarious!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jojo G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

3rd museum visited, although the place is not as grand as the previous ones, this one has a unique character, one of the actual owner still resides here. He is very charismatic and has a tasteful art collection. Don't miss the paintings on the second...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Oren1975
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This museum is located in the same street where you can find the Balay Negrense. Aside from this two, there are lots of ancestral houses, including the house of "The Woman who never Spoke Again".

Date of experience: April 2017
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15 September 2016|
Response from Tiffany S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not exactly sure if you actually need to reserve. We just went there and the guide started touring us. There was another group waiting after our turn, and he immediately accommodated them after our tour ended. Hope this... More