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“Our Guardian Angel in Ohrid”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Germanoff

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Villa Germanoff
Ranked #6 of 37 Hotels in Ohrid
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“Our Guardian Angel in Ohrid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

We arrived by overnight bus at 6:00 am and the owner met us with his car and took us back to our room even though it wasn't cleaned. He allowed us to grab a quick nap before the maid came and he even offered to buy us breakfast next door while the room was cleaned.

The Piano room is clean, spacious and has a stunning view of the lake and slept the four of us in comfort.

We decided to take the owner up on his guide services and ended up spending two days learning from his extensive knowledge (he is a professor) of the history, culture and religion that make Orhid special.

He also took us to the top of the mountain in his car so we could hike the rest of the way up to get some great views of both lakes and then down. He even offered to come back and get us if we wanted, but we grabbed a local bus back instead.

There is no question our stay was made more special because of Zoran and the fact he did everything possible to help us and make us feel at home.

You won't go wrong with Villa Germanoff!!!!

Room Tip: The Piano room is great!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Wow Wow and more wow
My wife and I recently stayed for five nights in the piano room. As you will have already read it is quite large, has a lovely balcony and a piano. The southerly aspect (sunlight all day) and stunning lake views are what did it for me, although my wife was quite taken by the decor and large bathroom.
It was very clean and kept clean during our whole stay. With Macedonia being quite poor your $ goes a long way in Ohrid and bonus of this is that the local TV must not be able to afford to dubb the programs meaning you have the choice of about 15 english speaking channels including eurosport which is rare for english speakers in europe.
I must also make note of the free WIFI service it was fast and free, faster than the paid wifi you get in most euro hotels and in this day and age I can still not understand why every hotel does not have free wifi (typing this from paid hotspot in germany),
While we saw a few nice villa's in Orhid the hidden value @ villa Germanoff where our hosts the Tuntev family. (Zoran and his son Nicholas) who both speak excellent english. As well as his villa Dr Zoran is a local tour guide and lecturer at the Ohrid university (quite a busy man) however he still had time for us arranging transport, and providing general advice on local eateries and tours. A must do is to take one of the sightseeing tours with Zoran, his vast knowledge of Ohrid's fascinating history and passion for the city is almost intoxicating.
Villa Germanoff is right in the heart of the "old town" and within walking distance of the best eateries and the seven wonders of Ohrid (you will not need a car). A dip in the lake is only hope skip and jump away.
We very much hope to return one day and would like to personally thank Dr Zoran on this forum for making us so welcome and comfortable.

Room Tip: There are only three and choice would depend on how many people are staying. The top room has two be...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Guildford, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

We have just returned from an eight night stay at Villa Germanoff. We had the use of the Upper Apartment which has two bedrooms and a bathroom. The balcony view from the main bedroom is stunning, and probably slightly better than from the Piano Room because it's just that bit higher. The balcony also gets the sun for most of the day, which would not be the case downstairs.

The Upper Apartment is built into the roof, so there are sloping ceilings and no full-sized shower since there is nowhere to put it. There is a shower head on the bath tap.

The apartment was thoroughly serviced every day, and everything was done to make our stay a good one. Thanks to Zoran for making it such a good time for us.

Room Tip: The Upper Apartment has two full-sized bedrooms, and a slightly better view than the Piano Room
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Craiova, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

We stayed two day at Villa Germanoff and I this was a very good decision. The piano room is big and modern, although it is more suitable for two persons, not 4 as stated on booking.com because the other two people would have to sleep on two sofas, which are not so comfortable.
The view on the balcony is great and the owner is very helpful.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

We had an enormous room with a piano in it with a big bathroom and excellent views over the lake which was lovely. Plenty of places to eat and it was shame we only stayed here one night as it would have been nice to stay a bit longer. Owner and son very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Studio City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

This small inn, more than hotel, is well located in the old town of Orhid. A real plus is that the hotel is family run and accessible. Zoran's son was particularly helpful in getting transportation out to St. Naum and in getting neeed medicine from a local pharmacy. Apartment had good-sized balcony with great view of the lake and side view of midieval St Sophia Church and fortress above the city, Cost cannot be beat. Town of Ohrid was very pleasant for walking around with narrow cobble-stoned streets and minimal traffic. The old town had a surprizing number of good restaurants on the lakside. The lake itself is clean and clear and quite beautiful. English is not widely spoken in the area but we had few problems and everyone was concerned about providing good sevice.

Room Tip: "apartment" may sound extravagant but it is on top floor and has great view
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

I was reading the good reviews for these apartments and can confirm that it is as good as described in it.
We were travelling as family (2 adults + 1 kid 2y) together with the parents of my wife. We took the apartment (in reality they are 2 rooms + 1 separate bathroom for both rooms) on the top of the house. Both rooms were very well fournished and with style, clean, spacious and with large confortable beds. Only 1 of the rooms had lake view but it was enough as we were family and could stay on the terrasse anyway.
The view is amazing, the villa is in the old town and close to different restaurants and city center. The host, Mr. Zoran Tuntev, was very kind and helpful.
Price was 50 EUR for the whole apartment which I found as very good offer (for 4 adults)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Villa Germanoff
Address: Car Samuil 57 | Kosta Abras 62, Ohrid 6000, Republic of Macedonia
Location: Republic of Macedonia > Southwestern Region > Ohrid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Ohrid
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ohrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Germanoff 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, discrete and luxury accommodation house, located in the heart of Ohrid Old Town, on the lake side. ... more   less 
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