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.
- 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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