After visiting Vila Roz two times, I've decided to write a review.
Both visits to this rural retreat have been a treat. The hostess and owner, Liuba, is very kind and cooks great meals for her guests. Though she doesn't speak English, her daughter translated everything we needed to know. Her food tastes great and she cooks up a feast for the 600 lei/person. When I stayed with my girlfriend, she cut the cakes and butter into heart-shaped figures, which we both found cute, though we couldn't finish them with so many other tasty treats. Throughout the meal, the hostess carefully attended to our needs, asking me and my partner whether everything was okay. It showed how much she cared about her work.
The property itself stands out for its riverfront setting and well manicured paths & gardens. Recently, a stone and wood path was constructed down the middle of the field. From the rooms, you look over the path, black tilled earth and onto the river Raut. If visiting Orhei Vechi, starting from the Vila Roz's backyard and following the river, for about an hour, to the monastic cliffs provides an opportunity to see the attractions in a quiet bucolic setting.
The only thing I would warn against is sleeping here in the winter. The spacious rooms, like most country dwellings, are only heated by a single electric radiator. I would advise coming for a large Moldovan lunch spread and making it a day trip – at least until the weather warms up.
Overall, the food, the property and and the conveniently located village make this a top choice for any traveler wishing to experience an authentic Moldovan countryside B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vila Roz is surrounded by natural and historical sites available to be discovered all year long. Situated on the bank of Raut River, close to the archeological complex “Orheiul Vechi” (Old Orhei), Vila Roz offers accommodation and Moldovan cuisine.We have a full range of facilities and amenities: single, double and multi-occupancy rooms, beds with orthopedic mattresses, satellite TV, bathrooms, hot water, camping site, large terrace, BBQ, summer pool and garden with access to the river.At Vila Roz you can discover our people’s traditions and national cuisine. The host, Liuba Railean, which is native from Trebujeni, will reveal the particularities of the region and will delight you with delicious Moldovan dishes. ... more less