Stayed a the Elephant Hotel for one night arriving after late night flight. I got a very good price of EUR 30,- as a last minute deal from Booking.com, breakfast included.
The location of the hotel is very good if you have to catch an early morning or late night fight as it is half way between the city centre and the airport. Not so good if you want to do sightseeing as the hotel is too far from city centre (not walkable) and there isn't really anything to see/do in the area. The Wellton hotel group has got their own taxi service, drivers are really pleasant chaps, it will cost you EUR 10,- to go either to the old town or to the airport, EUR 15,- to anywhere else in the city.
The rooms are pretty standard, nothing to report about, clean, have got all the necessary facilities - kettle, hairdryer, ironing board etc. Internet access free of charge in room. Liked their jazzy soap dispensers in the bathroom.
The public areas of the hotel are spacious, modern with elephants of various sizes and shapes distributed all over the place. The staff are polite, pleasant and multi-lingual. The kitchen serves food till 3 am which is a nice touch if you arrive late and are hungry.
Breakfast buffet had a nice selection of cold and hot foods, cereal and fruits. The only criticim I have is that some of the fruit were not fresh, the sweetcorn was literally inedible, they would be far better off just using one out of a can, the champagne (well, sparkling wine more like) was flat but I had 2 glasses of it anyway because I needed it badly for my hangover.
All in all I had a good experience with this hotel and will stay again if such necessity will arrive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rixwell Elefant Hotel is a 4-star superior hotel and it is conveniently located between Riga International Airport, which is a 5-minute drive away, and the Old Town. The rooms are bright and modern. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities,a safety deposit box and ironing facilities, as well as a direct dial telephone. The private bathrooms also come with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Breakfast buffet is available in the mornings. Guests are welcomed to dine in the on-site restaurant "Elefant". A kids menu is also available. Rixwell Elefant Hotel offers guests access to a fitness centre free of charge and a wellness center, where guests can relax and take advantage of various treatments - all at an extra cost. Parking is possible on site at an additional fee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elefant Hotel Riga