Vila Lucija

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Average rate: $33 - Hotel class: 3 stars
Kosta Abrash 29, Ohrid, Macedonia

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tj1777 tj1777
369 reviews
Nice view from guesthouse at the lake front Sep 07, 2014
We had stayed one night at a different guest house nearby when we decided to move to this place - mainly because it would be quieter than the place we had stayed with a restaurant/bar next door playing music all night. This guest house was slightly more expensive charging 25 Euros instead of the 20 Euros we had paid the night before. But here we got an excellent location right at the lake with a balcony with a view from our room.

The guesthouse was pretty full so all the lake front rooms were occupied - it seemed like people actually stayed in the guesthouse for a several days or maybe even a week - unlike us only dropping by for a single night. Even though we didn’t get the lake side room there was still a pretty good view of Lake Ohrid and a small square right down below our room where there were a couple of restaurants so it was easy to go and get a meal if you were lazy and didn’t want to venture to far afield. But there is many other restaurants nearby as well if you want a bite to eat.

With the better location and the small balcony the extra five Euros seemed to be fair. We enjoyed the good view and a small balcony to sit outside on the two chairs during the morning and afternoon when we were not exploring the old town of Ohrid.

The owner of the guest house spoke limited English but it was enough to communicate with her and the son spoke more English - but he didn’t seem to know much about anything so you shouldn’t really rely on him for any help. When we arrived we got the room but the owner had the key and we tried to get it from her - but unfortunately she had just gone out for an errand so we couldn’t get the key from her. We tried asking the boy of the house but he didn’t know how to get the key. After a while we found a maid who had a spare key so we could lock the door and go out explore the town.

The best thing about the guest house is the location and the balcony - but the room is decent as well with a decent bed and the normal amenities like a table chair, television and a air-condition if you wanted the room to get cold - it wasn’t all that important in the late summer since the temperature at night time was fairly low so you could just as well open the balcony door to cool down the room. There was an ensuite bathroom with what you would expect from a bathroom and there was fairly quick Wi-Fi available for free in the room.

In the morning there was no breakfast included but there was restaurants nearby if you wanted or a kitchen on the same floor as the room which you could use for making coffee or tea and toast bread and fry eggs if you would like to cook your own breakfast.
The bed
The television and table
The chairs on the balcony
The view from the balcony
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gingerbatik gingerba…
442 reviews
Beautiful view toward Ohrid Lake Sep 07, 2014
The guesthouse located in the middle of the old town, right at the lake front, and most of the room has balcony with view toward lake Ohrid. The interesting sights in the old town is within walking distant from this place and plenty of shops nearby to buy water or snacks. The guesthouse does not have any reception at it. So, when we arrive there without any reservation, we ring the bell from the front door, but nobody come in to open the door, so we just try the door itself which is not lock and then we walk straight inside the house toward the living room and ask if anybody home.

It appears the old lady owner was inside the house but it seems she did not hear the bell door. She showed us the last room on the third floor with balcony and view of lake Ohrid. The room cost €25 per night for two people without breakfast. There were no breakfast in this place nor restaurant, however plenty of restaurant next door and nearby if feel hungry. We did not interact much with the owner since they owner live downstairs and all guests has room upstairs and we have two different keys to go into the house and the room.

There were slight glitch where the son owner and us could not find the room key after we check in (the mother was away after we go into the room). We were able to go into the room but since our belonging was inside the room, we do not want to leave the room without locking it (since our computers, phone, etc was inside). We checked with the son, but it seems he could not find the key either. So we have to wait for a while (sit outside at the balcony) before we get the key – which was given by the cleaner lady.

The room itself quite old, small in size, and no air condition or fan inside. Inside the room has two single bed which push together, old television, tea and coffee without kettle to boil water. The bathroom is old but has a glass shower on it which make it nicer than have a wet bathroom. However the fan inside the bathroom makes very loud noise when it turn on. The hot and cold water work well even in the early morning. There were heater available on the top of the door inside the bathroom which is handy during winter time.

The free wifi work well inside the room and outside the balcony which is nice since we can sit outside enjoying the lake view and get connected to outside world.

We did not see much of the guests either at night time. It was very quiet at night and the heat in the room was good since the weather was a bit cold at night time. I love the balcony with lake view which is soothing to the soul. In the morning we asked the owner to call taxi to go to the bus station and the taxi come quickly within 5 minutes.
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balcony with a couple of chairs
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