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Review of Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel

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Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel
Ranked #28 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Very good for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Very nice hotel, very friendly (and multi-lingual) staff! Breakfast was great. Only downside was the shower which isn't really suitable for a larger person! The doors don't open very wide and when closed, it's a bit difficult to move without adjusting the tap!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

A very friendly good value hotel. Helpful staff who were happy to biok restaurants for you. Breakfasts were excellent, good choice of hot and cold food. Beds were very comfy. Quiet location, but only a few minutes walk from the Old Town. Very impressed.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in the Old Riga Palace hotel because of its old world charm and its unbeatable location right on the edge of the Old Town.
The first room we were given was in the top floor and had no windows only skylights and although it was fairly spacious we had requested a double bed and it had twin beds so we asked to change.
We were moved to the 4th floor with no problem to a smaller room with a double, the room was well equipped even while compact but I accept that in older, well located hotels this is often the case.
The bathroom was fitted with really good shower and sanitary wear was top of the range from Villeroy and Boch.
Staff were very helpful and friendly throughout our stay and the breakfast provided was plentiful and varied with rice or fish and chicken type dishes available alongside the usual meats, cheese, fruit, yogurt, cereals and pastries, there was also local sparkling wine and orange juice on a side table if you were feeling brave and or delicate.
We only ate in the bar on our last night of 4 and it was tasty, I had the Oktoberfest special of Bockwurst, Sauerkraut and fried potatoes and enjoyed it and my wife had the Burger and salad it was good value and tasty.
Riga can be rainy so take one of the hotel provided umbrellas from the stand in the lobby early as they can run out early on bad days.
WiFi is free in the lobby and was very welcome along with the bowls of sweets on the table.
The Old Riga Palace is a great place to stay for couples, families and groups to explore the beautiful Old Town of Riga its also very close to the markets which are great to visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in October 2013 and I'm definitely satisfied. The receptionist was kind and professional. Checking in took a minute and the room was very nice. It's small, but clean with a nice & warm design. Yes. the shower stall in the bathroom is small, but it shouldn't be any problem for a normal sized man. I'm 190cm long and had no trouble fitting. Otherwise the bathroom was clean and spacy.

Breakfast was satisfactory, with almost everything you expect from an average breakfast buffet. However, don't expect the quality of an expensive brunch, you'll be dissapointed.

Location get's a 10/10! Old town is just around the corner, and with a 5 min walk you're at Stockmann & close to various shops and restaurants you'd expect from what looked like a main street in Riga.

Definitely recommending Wellton Old Riga Palace for anyone visiting Riga for a couple days!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We arrived to Old Riga for a very short stay (just one night), because we had a connection there. The best thing about this hotel is its dedicated staff. The reception girl (Diana, I think) was very kind, helpful and professional also as the guy next day on the check out. Room is not big, but nicely decorated and cosy. All the ameneties along with the facade and the entrance are in very good condition, possibly after recent renovation.
We liked very much that even though we left at 6.00 in the morning they arranged and packed us a breakfast with coffee.
Sleaping quality is good enough as the windows have acoustic isolation.
These and some other pleasant things about this hotel have left a very good impression of this hotel and on its staff. We will come back for sure.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed for one night on a business trip through booking website...but as I was in a hurry I forgot to check trip advisor. What a mistake!.....what is said in the poor reviews is correct. First problem we arrived at 7.30pm to be told the rooms would not be available for 30 minutes....grudgingly they gave us one room after 15. There were no towels in one room.....the breakfast was very ordinary in the dark basement restaurant. The single rooms were definitely single!....décor was tired eastern bloc and very gloomy!...and it was more expensive than where we had stayed 2 nights previously. The only thing that stopped me giving one star was I actually slept very well...maybe that was from the wine at dinner! I will not be returning

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Matiss_Cesnieks, Manager at Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for choosing our hotel and even more for your comments you shared with Trip Advisor readers. We are sad to hear that at your room was not prepared towels as well we like to apologies for other circumstances. Like to inform that all information has already forwarded to corresponding hotel department and we are constantly try to improving our services - including personal training and our product supply quality as well.
Thank you one more time for your recent stay at Wellton Old Riga Palace Hotel and we will be more than happy to welcome back at any of Wellton Hotels.

Kindest Regards
Matiss Cesnieks
Assistant Marketing manager
Wellton Hotel Group
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Netanya, Israel
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31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

I stayed 4 nights September 2013.
Hotel location is good (10 mins walk to old city)... 5-7 mins walk from Main bus station.
Small shower is the main bad thing of this hotel and not easy to take a shower without hitting the water tub which cause water in a sudden to change to HOT or COLD and I'm THIN...
Breakfast was good with variety (I'm Vegetarian).
Staff were nice and friendly.

Room Tip: I had a single room and they gave my the ground floor... the wnidow faced to the HOTEL BIN!!! they c...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Matiss_Cesnieks, Manager at Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Dear, Reviewer
Thank you for taking time and effort to share your feedback with TripAdvisor readers.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Wellton Old Riga Palace, however we are sorry to hear you were not entirely happy with Bathroom amenities and like to explane that at Superior rooms has bigger bathroom space and there has bath. We already forwarded your comments to corresponding hotels departments to make changes as well. We are happy that you enjoyed breakfast buffet food choice and hotel location.
Thank you one more time for your stay with us and we hope that next time when you will visit Riga welcome you back again at Wellton Old Riga palace.

Kindest Regards
Matiss Cesnieks
Assistant Marketing manager
Welltom Hotel Group
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Additional Information about Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel

Property: 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:
#12 Spa Hotel in Riga
#23 Family Hotel in Riga
#28 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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