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“Calm and Clean”
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Dodo Hotel
Ranked #51 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Lisbon, Portugal
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“Calm and Clean”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Cheap and efficient. City center is 3 stations away by tram (Just take the 7 or 3 tram from the center), clean and calm. Good Wi-fi. The breakfast is a little bit pricey for a person. If you travel by car, there is a good parking area, but you have to pay, 3,50€/day (Cheap).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Don't be put off by the location. This excellent hotel is worth the 8 minute tram ride. Yes, as everyone is saying the neighborhood is funky. But that just ads to the atmosphere. It's a great budget hotel. Just take the 7 or 3 tram from the center. Buy anything you need before going as it is a wasteland around the hotel.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

an excellent no frills hotel. Very clean,well organised and lovely staff.Excellent breakfast.Tram outside hotel,very cheap and efficient.Would definitely return here.Good drinks machine in foyer.Free telephone calls topmost countries

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Everything was just excellent except that the breakfast is a little bit pricey for a person. The room was very good and comfy. There's also big plus for the hotel for free internet connection. I think it's the best in Riga for me at the moment.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We took the 22 bus to the old town and then walked, it took around 15 minutes to walk to the hotel, it was easy to find, but you would certainly not expect to find it in the area in which it is!

The locality looks very run down and seems disconcerting, but we like many others who have reviewed had no problems.

The hotel itself is very basic but modern. The rooms are small but perfectly functional, the bathrooms are small but the shower is hot! What more could you want for the price.

Our only qualm was with the radiator in the room, whilst hot, it didn't heat the room effectively considering we were greeted by a very Baltic -16℃! A visit to reception resulted in being handed some extra duvets which made it a bit more cosy! Some people moan about them not being brought up to the room, maybe they should consider spending more and staying elsewhere!

The hotel offers breakfast which we didn't have, there are vending machines selling coffee/croissants/snacks which was more than adequate.

The hotel lacks any kind of bar which is something I think they're missing a trick on considering the nearest bar is a tram ride or 20 minute walk away. There are a couple of convenience shops directly outside the hotel, however the shop keepers aren't the most friendly, and asked in broken English if we were staying at the Dodo and proceeded to grunt and frown at us, which was interesting.

Overall the hotel is fantastic value for money, staff are friendly and the beds are comfortable, things like free WiFi are great touches, and the keycard wallet has tram route information/taxi contacts to help you on your way.

We used the trams once we'd got our heads round how to use them. All forms of public transport in Riga are frequent and cheap. We paid €7 for a three day ticket on all transport types, but you can buy tickets for just one type or set amount of trips. Best to get these from the machines when you arrive or dotted around the city as the out of town stops don't have them and you'll end up buying single trips from the driver which may work out more expensive.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

hotel is very clean, all the staff was very helpful.
rooms are good, clean, bathroom are small.
breakfast was not worth having to be fare the only let down of the hotel.
defo stay there again.
riga was such a lovely place.
much try is the KHL bar and the KIWI bar
just be very careful of the taxis

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Stockholm
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

On the plus side you have the price, obviously. On the minus side there's the location (only a short tram ride downtown, but in the nearby area there's not much to see) and the lack of an elevator. Make sure you're not travelling with heavy luggage if you stay here.

The standards are pretty basic, so if you need a pretty cheap hotel and don't crave high standards, this might suit you well.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dodo Hotel

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:
#3 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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