I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, to the extent of making me wonder why I'd generally only chosen five star hotels in the past. My ground floor room was spacious and clean. Fairly simply decorated but all the details were present and correct. I could smoke in it (don't worry, such rooms are the exception) there was a nice, big desk in front of a nice, big window. Plenty of sockets. All the light fittings worked. There was always good pressure and hot water in the shower. The wi-fi was completely free. In other words, everything I want in a hotel room, stuff better than in some other hotel rooms costing eight times as much.
The bar / lounge is very pleasantly decorated and comfortable and relaxing with friendly service. The restaurant menu is available here or in the restaurant proper, which is divided into four or five, domestic-size spaces. With each to a different theme, I found myself breakfasting in the kitchen, dining in the formal dining room and taking supper in the library. I really enjoyed the food.
The hotel architecture has wonderful character inside and out, being set in an old convent, right in the heart of the the most beautiful part of town. A short stroll through twisty, cobbled lanes has one at the opera house in one direction and via arched passageways and little squares to the St.Peter's church and beyond in the other.
It's not the sort of grand hotel one goes to as a destination or experience in its own right. Yet in its own, modest way, it achieved something more significant: a real sense of not really having to think about it and so allowing one to be at home, abroad. Which is pretty much perfect in my book.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rixwell Hotel Konventa Seta is located in the historic centre of Riga (Old Town), on 9/11 Kaleju Street. All the most popular tourist attractions, as well as shopping and business centres are located in the vicinity of the hotel. It is suitable for business people, tourists and families with children. The building complex of the hotel is a national architectural monument located in one of the most ancient neighbourhoods in Riga. All rooms of Rixwell Hotel Konventa Seta (141 in total) are decorated and equipped according to the international 3-star hotel standard. There are also apartment type rooms provided with a kitchen where you can make hot beverages that will satisfy any guest of the city who wants to feel at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Konventa Seta Riga
- Hotel Konventa Seta