So this place is not in the heart of Chisinau. It is on Dacia Boulevard. However it has a great location. From here you can walk to Andy's a 5 star good resteraunt we ate there maybe eight times. Also a huge Linella, grocery store and currency exchange is across the road. We would buy our water, snacks, and sunscreen there and exchange euros there. Also there is an OTP Bank ATM right next to Villa Iris which was super easy to use. You can easily also walk to an amazing bakery Vanille and the Botanical Garden Park. However the great amazing stuff is only a $5 cab ride away. They'd charge us maybe 30-70 lei and we would just always leave the 100 lei bill as a tip. The places Im talking about are: Stephen Cel Mare Park, Cathedral Park, Museum of History, Valea Morilor Park, and the Dendrarium Park. The breakfast at Villa Iris is free but not great but if you want great just walk across the street to Andy's. The front desk worker Nina is amazing she will help with any question and she is very good with English. They also offer affordable laundry services to guests. They could use more house keepers I think they have one very busy lady cleaning all the rooms and they should hire more cleaners. The mattress was a very firm mattress in the room we were in. Nina their front desk worker is one of the best I've ever seen in the business. Also as a travel tip install Go Yandex or Itaxi on your phone and also check out Show Me Around local tour guide website. We hired a lady thru there and she drove us outside of Chisinau to the rural areas on two separate day trips very nice.…
Was overnight but could easily have started longer in this hotel. Only concern is if you have heavy bags there is no elevator and even to enter the hotel there are stairs. Room had good work surface and comfortable furnishings. Breakfast was plentiful. TV had tons of channels. Was within easy walking distance of many restaurants, grocery stores and markets.
Last Summer, I already stayed at Vila Iris, in room #6, August 30 - September 6, 2017. And even though they were drilling their ROOFfor the whole week, the young Receptionists were very pleasant and helpful; I still remember their names: Kristina, Marianna and Victoria. This Summer, September 2018, I booked Vila Iris again, also for a week. But...it was So Awful there, that I moved out the very next morning, and spent my vacation at my friend's house. Upon my arrival, they couldn't find my reservation - the new Receptionist, Zhanna, with her male-Boss. Entire hotel was filthy, with a sick layer of dust and trash along their baseboards... My room #6 (same as last year) was also covered in dust, without single rug on the floor... Small fridge was absolutely, totally empty, while I was rather thirsty... Next morning, there was NO WATER at Vila Iris - their Manager turned it Off, they said...I was waiting for a few hours (after 18-hour flight from Sacramento, USA to Kishinev, Moldova) to take a shower, as well as for the iron - which wasn't meant to be. That new Receptionist at Vila Iris, Zhanna, is off-the-chart RUDE, even by the standards of Moldova! For example, when I asked her to turn-On TV in their breakfast room, Zhanna....refused. "Our guests don't like any noise", she told me. By 11am very next morning, when I packed my suitcases, again, to move out, I noticed the same trash along their hallways that was there night before, when I checked-in... Никто не убирал этот коридор, кто знает, сколько дней! Что же до вашей Жанны-Приёмщицы, то она определённо прославит Vila Iris на весь мир - я уже видела пару других отзывов, где люди поражаются её ХАМСТВУ и необразованности, даже по меркам Кишинёва. Ужас! Прошлым летом, как я уже сказала, всю неделю моего пребывания они сверлили крышу! Но девушки в гостинице были очень приятны и услужливы; я до сих пор помню их имена: Кристина, Марианна и Виктория. И в моём маленьком холодильничке были разные соки и сладкая вода. Поэтому я вторично забронировала Vila Iris на сентябрь 2018. Сбежала от них на следующее утро! Кошмар! (Ваша Жанна клиентам морду бить умеет?)…
Love,love this little gem,close to airport, with continental breakfast included,free wi-fi,and the friendliest stuff ever!This hotel have only couple rooms,but for a young family with a little kid,that was more then perfect,it's definitely worth the money we pay!
A small hotel at the entrance to the city (also literally- it's just next to the "Portile Orasului") but well connected to the city center with public transportation. The rooms are just fine, clean and cosy, the service is also good. Nothing fancy, but good enough for a short stay. The "restaurant" where the breakfast is served is very small, which can be a problem sometimes, I guess.
We have visited the capital last spring and needed a comfortable, quiet place to stay, preferably close to the airport, as our arrival was late after midnight. Vila Iris was the ideal choice meeting all our criteria: friendly staff with good English was trying to help with recommendations, the breakfast was nice, everything we needed was provided to us in the room (even some electrical devices on request, very early breakfast on the departure day etc.), good internet connection. Overall it was a pleasant stay, very close to airport and also not that far from main attractions of the city.
I've stayed at Villa Iris for several days during my winter vacation. The hotel has a wonderful at-home feeling with great rooms, friendly staff and an excellent service. I like that it's close to several main shopping and restaurant areas. Very good value for money!
I've stayed here with my wife last week. It was perfect. Nice rooms with all you need for a stay in a city like Chisinau. The stuff was very kind and attentive. For sure I'll stay next time only here.
My wife and I stayed here this past June for several days and had a great time. Staff was accommodating despite a late arrival (1am flight) and would highly recommend anyone to stay here. The hotel is located very conveniently to the airport and downtown via either personal or public transportation, with restraints and some stores in the area. They were able to arrange a taxi tour for us to some amazing places throughout Moldova since we didn't have a rental for this stop. Highly recommended and will visit again.
I stayed at the Vila Iris lately and was very pleased with the staff and quality of it. Everyone was so nice and professional and cared about the guests. I would stay there again on my next visit for sure.