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Dodo Hotel
Ranked #49 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Moscow, Russia
1 review
“great value for money”
Reviewed 5 August 2011

We stayed for two nights 22-24 of July.
Although the hotel located a bit far from the old center of Riga, but there is a tram stop near the hotel and it takes 5-7 minutes to get to the Historic Centre.

Responsible staff, new furniture in the room, not noisy neighborhood, free wifi in the room.
But rooms are not equiped with air-conditioners, so it could be the problem during some hot summer days.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

We stayed in Dodo Hotel a couple of nights in July, and although we found the hotel itself very clean, modern-looking and comfortable (considering that it is an economy hotel), our major disappointment was the total lack of soundproofing. We could hear everything from the room next door and everytime someone walked on the corridor it felt like our whole room was shaking. So that much for privacy then.

Otherwise I would recommend Dodo Hotel if you are looking for a cheap-yet-value-for-money -hotel in Riga (and additional noise doesn't bother you). As we were travelling by car, we also used the hotel's guarded parking lot every night and paid almost nothing for it. But we could have might as well parked in front of the hotel for free, since the area - although shabby looking - was quite peaceful.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Paid £18 per night. Tram stops outside the hotel to the city centre, or in the other direction to that wonderful eatery "The Lido". Area is very rundown and best not to look into house windows at night or you might get a view on a world that could be very unsettling for you. Having said that we never had any problem apart from people cadging fags of me. Staff were ok, Rooms small but nice. Shower good. No lift but its only three floors. Two local shops one of which is friendly and the other seems to be only for "Local people". I will let you find out which is which! Can't really fault the place, and for £18 per night its a bleeding palace.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Originally I wasn't happy with the distance to the old town from the Dodo. Once I worked out the trams, it was 5 stops into town, and was very easy. Walking was only about 20 mins too. So I got to see neighbourhoods outside the Old City and mix with the locals. One night coming back to the Dodo, one Latvian local made it her mission to ensure I got off at the right stop and up to the hotel.
The room was a good size and very modern. The bathroom was small but efficiently set out. Breakfast was ok, coffee was good. There isn't a lift which was a tiny challenge but not overly. I would definitely stay here again. Riga itself is a wonderful city and so much to do - getting a good room at the Dodo price was a bonus.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2011

This is not the hotel for a romantic honeymoon or a business trip.
But if you happen to be in Riga, want a comfortable, clean and good value hotel for a few nights, then this is an excellent choice.

PLUSES:
Comfortable beds
No noise problem
Good free wifi (avg. speed 3 mbps)
Fairly dark room in the night ("almost" blackout curtains).
Completely clean, no strange smell etc
Staff is happy to help carry bags up stairs (there is no lift).
Reception nice, friendly and helpful (Tamara and others)

NEGATIVES:
Not much to say, apart from a slight "Ryanair" feel: Breakfast and early checkin are extra.
Very small sink in the bathroom.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

Dodo hotel is a modern, cozy hotel. The staff is friendly and the rooms are extremely clean and also functional. The price is very low and you can also get a good breakfast with little amount. The area is old-fashioned in a good way - you'll get the chance to see the "original" Riga by choosing Dodo hotel. There are couple of shops just around the corner also. The only negative thing was that the humidity of the rooms was high and the air in the room was dank because of that. A staff member, however, told me that they are planning to put a fan to every room :)

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

This was a nice, clean, and well-priced option. I'd certainly stay again if I were in Riga. It's good to be away from the centre and one gets a much better sense of Riga culturally. It's very convenient and cheap to get into the city centre on the trams. The walk is also reasonably quick and pleasant and there's an unbelievably awesome market on the way.

MAJOR TIP: the hotel is on the same tram line, and only a few stops from, this awesome place. From the hotel, just head away from rather than toward the city centre.

http://www.lido.lv/lat/uznemumi/edinasanas_uznemumi/atputas_centrs/

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dodo Hotel
Address: Jersikas iela 1, Riga 1003, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Riga
#26 Romantic Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Dodo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dodo Hotel is the first low cost hotel concept in Riga, built in 2008, which offers small and cosy rooms at a significantly lower rate. Convenient location to Old Riga (Dodo Hotel was awarded "closest budget hotel to Old Riga" by the famous Latvian magazine "Vakara Zinas" in May 2009). ... more   less 
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