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“the best choice in Riga”
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Hotel Justus
Ranked #13 of 109 Hotels in Riga
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Volos, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“the best choice in Riga”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

I rarely get enthusiastic about hotels but this place is really worth it.

The hotel is right in the heart of the old town of Riga, which makes moving around extremely easy, and the building fully reflects the spirit of the town, decoration being carefully chosen both in the rooms and in common spaces.

Rooms are clean and the breakfast offers a little bit of everything. As for the wi-fi, I faced absolutely no problem even on the 5th floor.

The manager and staff were really helpful and communication via email with them - before arrival - was easier than ever.

That was the second time I stayed at Justus Hotel and, when I find myself in Riga again, Justus will certainly be my first choice.

PS. If travelling to Riga by plane they can also book a taxi for you or their special VIP transfer service for a fee that is rather affordable. We tried the latter, as we were a group of 6 people arriving at midnight and leaving at 4 am, and I can certainly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

Lovely,traditional, clean hotel centrally located in the old part of the city. We booked a standard double which was large, clean and most importantly warm - essential in December! Staff were especially friendly, helpful and welcoming. There was plenty of choice at breakfast to suit every taste, and the food was topped up at regular intervals, so there was plenty foor even the latest down to breakfast! Our room was on the 5th floor and we had no problem whatsoever with the WIFI, nor any noise from outside as others have reported, despite the room facing out onto the street.
I would recommend Hotel Justus and would definitely stay there again should I ever return to Riga

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Salo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Small and homeless, very atractive hotel.Taxi can driven near the door unless this hotel is inside old town.Location SUPERexellent,short way walk to everywhere.Breakfast tastefull ok, slavian style.Very helpfull staff and aircondition quite light in the room.
I´d stay here again..!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Luechow, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

A centrally located hotel steeped in history. Nicely appointed, right in the centre of town, yet in a quiet location. Friendly and helpful staff. Cannot rate breakfast as I hadn't had any.

Only downside: My room (314) had a leak after a heavy downpour, with water running down the wall, and despite me asking I wasn't given an alternative room. Water and carpet aren't a good combination, so the last three nights of my stay weren't exactly pleasant.

In general, however, I can recommend staying there. It's ideal for a city trip of Riga, but make sure you get a room that has more light than the single room I had.

Room Tip: The single rooms face the back of the hotel. Relatively little light enters. No big deal when you...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Hotel Justus was right in the center of old town close to restaurants and shops. The front desk answered all of my questions during my stay. Breakfast of hard boiled eggs, 2 hot breakfast items, various seafood, breads, coffee/tea/juice, cold cuts, fruit, cheese and more was included in the room rate.
Only negative was since we had a room facing the street which made it extremely loud at night.

The wifi was a little iffy on the 5th floor. I had to go outside the room to get it turned on. My friend and I had 2 different kinds of smart phones and hers worked just fine.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

We liked this small hotel a lot. It has a nice location in the old city. Hotel is clean and cosy. Our room was big (standard double) and had a wide bed with comfortable bed clothes. Breakfast was ok although some things there were little weird and they didn't have any cooling system for the food. They made omelettes and special coffees if you asked for it. Service was ok, nothing special to mention. Would recommend!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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southampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Just had three days in Riga with a girl friend and stayed in the Hotel Justus, what a wonderful find ideally situated for all the tourist sights. The staff were very friendly and helpful, wifi ok but I don't book a hotel just for the wifi. Very comfortable but if you are on the second floor to the front of the building can be a bit noisy but otherwise great. You must try the Restaurant Aleks, food is wonderful and service good. The breakfast was a treat for the eyes, lots of meats, fish and fruit along with eggs, sausage and bacon. Our room was very clean and plenty of room in the bathroom and lots of hot water.
Riga is very pretty and architecture interesting, also the people were very friendly I would recommend a visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Justus
Address: Jauniela 24, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Justus 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four-star boutique Hotel Justus is located in the very of the old town of Riga, literally a few steps away from the famous Dome cathedral, within the architectural area protected by UNESCO as a part of world heritage. The immaculate renovation of the historical building was completed by April 2009, and so today the authentic facade conceals 45 cosy rooms uniquely designed to embrace the charm of genuine brickwork combined with fascinating art objects, antique as well as contemporary. Personalised service matched with attractive pricing policy makes Hotel Justus of great interest for a wide range of guests. The hotel’s site possesses high historical value, since it was part of the plot of land selected by Bishop Albert as the location for his Baltic residence back in 1210. However, the medieval wooden housing was destroyed by the fire in the 17th century, so the architectural ensemble comprising Jauniela Street today dates back to the 18th century. The facade of the hotel itself underwent the last major alteration in 1874. The building hosted a tavern in the early 19th century that was later replaced by typography and lithography services, in the 20th century it was occupied by artisan workshops, pharmaceutical laboratories, and then a cinema gallery and offices. Charms of architecture and historical atmosphere made this place a favourite shooting spot of Soviet movie-makers. Now the hotel belongs to a small group of friends that has spotted an empty run-down building and revived it with artistic energy.Idea of making restaurant Aleks comes from the simple desire to enjoy Riga of the beginning of the previous century. Interior is made from the household items of those times, which gives the restaurant unique look. ... more   less 
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