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Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel
Ranked #36 of 112 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed 26 October 2012

We arrived at hotel 2 hours early, but the room was ready and we were surprised of how nice the reception and public areas were! The room was a bit small, but pretty, clean and had everything you could need ( kettle, toiletries, sewing kit, snacks, mini-bar, ironing board, heater, even- umbrella). As we only stayed for one night, the size was not an issue. We had dinner in the downstairs restaurant and it was delicious! As well as great price-the bill for 2 meals and 3 drinks was about 14 Lats. However, afterwards we realised that waitress must have kept the change as tip :). Breakfast had lots of choices, anything from cereal to chicken and rice and shots of alcoholic drinks! Reception staff were very pleasant and helpful throughout the stay and even let my brother to use hotel's phone to ring our room when he arrived to collect us! The hotel is very close to both coach station and old town, but it appeared that few nearest buildings were empty and not looked after. Overall- great place and value for money and would recommend it to other travelers!

Room Tip: If staying for a few days, may want to book a bigger room, as standard was not very big.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

This Hotel is realy good. Not luxury, but good enough. I was with 2 friends. This hotel is in the best place, in the center, close for everything. I envoy my days in that city, and in that hotel. Realy good

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

Our stay at the Old Riga Palace was filled with flaws. For starter the room we booked a standard room after reading the reviews on TA with the description it sounded ok. However the standard room is only a fraction larger than the economy room. There is virtually no storage space for luggage, therefore if you have anything larger than a small weekend bag you will trip on it for the duration of your stay. Then there was the shower--small isn't adequate to describe it. Neither of us are large people and, for example, I couldn't get my arms up easily to wash my hair. In additon each time we used it no matter how hard we tried the floor flooded and the bathroom drain didn't work. Now the parking -the website says a parking reservation is necessary. I wrote ahead and was told there was secure parking an no reservation was needed. Well the secure parking offered was an open lot with a trailer and attendent. We were promised it was secure. When we arrived at our car on the day of departure we found the mirror on the drivers side had been stolen. I requested the manager come out to assist us. It took repeated visits into the hotel to speak to the manager who said she was at a meeting and unavailable initially . Her attitude was they called the police and lot manager and there was nothing else she could do. the parking lot folks were helpful, but the manager didn't speak English so there was no way to communicate. We needed assistance in Latvian to locate a dealer and get directions. The manager finally came out and did assist, but not without pressure. It seems they have the garage for a limited number of cars and use the outdoor lot for overflow. Once we determined there was a dealer with a part we left, the police never arrived and I have no idea what they we going to do to help the situation.
As far as favorable points the ventilation system works well in the room, we were able to keep the windows closed so the room was quiet and the breakfast is very nice. Also the location is fine a short walk to the old town and although the area has not been totally rehabilitated it felt safe. \
Otherwise be aware of the room size, shower and parking issues--nothing is luxury about the hotel .

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

We had an economy twin room. The room was small but well planned. Also the bathroom was O.K. except for the shower. If you are XL or XXL of size, you want fit into it.
The buffee breakfast is very good including sparkling wine and snaps. If you are by car, the hotel offers you a parking in the garage on the opposite side of the street, to a decent price.

Room Tip: If you choose an economy room, please be aware that the shower is very small. Hard to even get in.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

Very nice and clean and well renovated hotel in old style in the middle of the city. Friendly staff, perfect breakfast, wi-fi and etc. recommend for all! I was surprised. Prices are also good!
They are freely speaking english, russian languages and kindly try to solve all issues raised.
P.S. They do not have parking but they use the next house with underground garage for they puprose (not cheap but 100% safe).
P.P.S. The only minus - not easy to come to them by car - city center is small and like labyrinth.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

I stayed in this hotel at September 2012..Distance from old town to hotel is 3-4 minutes and from new town to hotel is around 10 minutes on foot..But this is not an exception that Riga is really small city and all hotels in Riga can be considered as at centre of city..The rooms are very small but clean..As the hotel is at the edge of old town it's very quite..Staff is extremely friendly and helpful..If you are looking for a budget hotel it's aan hotel to stay 2-3 days..

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

We've stayed at the Riga Old Place for a long weekend (3 nights) with a couple of friends, 8 in total. The hotel is nicely located at the edge of the old town. Friendly staff but very small rooms even after having upgraded from economy rooms to standard rooms.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms 203, 303 and 403.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel

Address: 8/10 Minsterejas Street, Riga 1050, Latvia (Formerly Wellton Old Riga Palace Hotel)
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Riga
#15 Spa Hotel in Riga
#31 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range: £26 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel is hidden from City Center hustle and bustle in the quiet Old Riga street. Hotel’s 6-storу Art Deco building offers 100 elegantly decorated and comfortable rooms that are perfect for romantic leisure as well as business. All hotel’s room decorated with classical furniture and antique items. The hotel has a capacity of hosting 200 guests. Due to its location, the hotel is a good choice for ones, who want to combine the relaxing stay and sightseeing of Old Town. Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel is located in the very heart of Old Riga town and offers different services – lobby restaurant, wellness and SPA centre (solarium and gym not available till september), Nuga Best massage bed, sauna with whirlpool tub, conference room and banqueting facilities, car parking. ... more   less 
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