We stayed at this hotel for a night only, it was more or less an "accident" as we had to stay over night in Riga (even though planned differently) and we were just transferred here from overbooked Albert Hotel. (Finding us another hotel took ages, by the way, and only after insisting on a taxi they agreed to pay it for us.) So we were glad to have found a hotel for the night, but I couldn't imagine staying here for a whole weekend.
The location is not bad, at the edge of the old town, but it is surrended by old buildings (perhaps from the Soviet times) better described as ruins. The ladies at the reception were nice and friendly. However, the room was a disaster. It was on the 6th floor which means attic. It was SO hot!!! The airconditioning did help a bit, but we could hardly sleep at all, only opening the windows helped, but then all the light came in as well. Also the room was tiny, just like the bathroom that didn't seem to have any kind of airconditioning. The water in the tiny shower wasn't flowing off, the drain wasn't obviously functioning either. The TV did work, but it was an adventure to find any channels - only after calling the reception we were told that one has to go over 900 to find a few functioning channels. Our room was also located near the noisy elevator, so there was no chance of sleep after the first guests started using it in the morning.
The breakfast was okay - a very limited choice of food however, for example only one type of bread, white. The choice of cereals was much better. The ladies working in the basement breakfast room were far from being nice and friendly.
Despite of the relatively moderate price, I'd advise everyone to stay away from this hotel, at least our experience was so bad that we'd never consider staying here another night.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Old Riga Palace Hotel Riga