• Sal Schmidt

Villa Varosh - Ohrid

Updated: Apr 26

Villa Varosh - One month


Welcome to Ohrid, Macedonia, a beautiful UNESCO town on Lake Ohrid, the largest lake in Europe.

Very impressed with our accommodation choices yet again! Very lucky we decided to stay for 10 days (we extended to one month), we are enjoying the peaceful nature of the village and being on the water again, the lakes views are magnificent, surrounded by snowcapped mountains.

Villa Varosh is a luxury guest house like no other, it is in the heart of the old town which is absolutely stunning, with the most breathtaking views and absolute luxury. Everything is on your doorstep, along with all the local must see attractions.


It feels like home and must be the first stay during our travels where we haven't left the apartment better equipped, they are setup with everything you could possibly need.

Branislav and Slavica are the most friendly of hosts, and nothing is too much, extremely responsive and always checking in to make sure you have everything you need.


During our month stay we have enjoyed three different rooms (total of six), the 'penthouse apartment', 'doubleroom with lakeview' and 'deluxe apartment'. They are all spotlessly clean with high quality furnishings, the lake view rooms are the most magical, with beautiful balconies to enjoy the views.

The penthouse apartment is our favourite and if we could stay longer we most definitely will, but as you can imagine it is very popular with travellers visiting. The views from every window, all day sun beaming in and very spacious, with a large private balcony, also perfect for home-cooked meals.

In addition to the outstanding accommodation, you are spoilt with a shared kitchen and dining room with access to free coffee (cappuccinos, lattes, etc) and cup-a-soups as you wish. There is also a collection of local wines to purchase.

The beautiful cleaning lady has also been kind enough to do our laundry as required, always returned nearly folded and ironed. She definitely deserves six stars for keeping the guesthouse immaculate.


After travelling through Montenegro and Albania, it's the small things, but Macedonia has a council and rubbish collection from homes, There is a green bin downstairs, all our other homes you have needed to take your rubbish to a nearby bin usually 1km away from the property. It's refreshing to be staying in a clean and immaculately maintained village, every one is very house proud.


We were also blessed to experience snowfall one morning during Spring, which was a very nice surprise to see the old city dusted in snow.