We called in advance to book and were quoted a reasonable price, after check-in we told the original price plus 4 euro, eventually we were charged even more due to inflated conversion rate to Dinar. We were asked to pay cash up front and not given a receipt. Whilst relatively spacious and clean we felt Villa Forum was poor value, lacked character and was in a noisy location .
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7 September 2013
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Thank you very much for your feedback. I apologise for my quite belated answer, but it is my professional obligation to respond to it. Honestly, I can’t recall that anyone (for the period you have stated, and we carry a very succinct evidence for every visitor) from Villa Forum has requested a guest to pay cash up front an extra € 4 including an extra charge due to inflated rate of denar. Firstly, it is not the policy of the Villa to charge guests upon arrival. We do that only if our guests insist on it. Upon arrival, we only request for visitor’s passports or ID-s in order to report their stay in the Villa. You have mentioned inflated conversion of Macedonian denar, but with all due respect, Macedonian denar is a quite stable currency (the rate toward euro is constant for more than a decade (€1= 61.3 MKD), so I am very surprised about this statement of yours, which is completely untrue. There are some facts that you have not considered. Villa Forum is a private accommodation not a hotel, to give a receipt. According to the regulations of the Tourist sector of the Municipality of Ohrid, we are registered as private accommodation that only pay a tourist tax per visitor per day, so we can’t give a receipt for the stay to our guests.
Although quite subjective and inconsistent in its remarks, the rest of your statement on the quality and location of Villa Forum is your personal opinion, that we kindly appreciate.
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