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Konventa Seta Hotel
Ranked #28 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Nice, well-run hotel, excellent location.”
Reviewed 16 December 2009

Good value hotel. Recommend it. Clean and well run. Staff efficient and helpful. Staff were friendlier than the average Riga individual. Excellent location in the old town: walking distance of shops, cathedrals, restaurants and old town sights.

Buffet breakfast was good: good variety and quality.

Phone calls from room were expensive (1 minute + 5 minute + 5 minute = twenty euros!). My wife's unregistered mobile was much cheaper (a quarter or less).

Asking reception (who asked the man in the security booth) for a taxi to the airport was a saver: guareenteed 12 Lats, instead of the 20 Lats it cost from the airport to the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2009

Very nice hotel. The main advantage - location! It's right in the center, we went through it several time a day :)

Rooms are quite okay. Our windows were on Peter's tower and you certainly feel the spirit of medival times.

Though i have to say about disadvantages.

Very cold in the room! At nights strong wind from under the door and from window!
(Btw, for summer, no air condition, at least in room i were). Luckily, hot water :)
Can't say that pillow was that clean... dunno... hope, it was...

All the rest is fine!

  • Stayed October 2009
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Kristiansund N
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2009

I booked a double bedroom with a separate bed and a singleroom.
We got two flats for the same price ! A pleasant surprise from the hotel.

Helping staff, and great breakfast !!

Great location!
The hotel are actually 9 buildings !
Lot of history there...

1 minus : The beds was a bit hard.

Gets 9 of 10 from us !!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2009

I went there for a work reunion and we staid for four days. I had tried to request a room close to the elevator due to walking problems, but got the one at the end off the hall. Not quite sure if the problem was with the travel agent or the hotel. The room was large, with a separate sitting group as well as a workdesk. The bathroom was spotless, but cold. There was no way to turn on the heath in there. One person in our party was less fortunate at got bitten by bedbugs.

We had the breakfast buffet every morning and most of the time the selection was pretty good and they seemed to refill empty trays without too much delay. We had dinner there one evening and the food was quite good. But the personell had still to learn a little about service. One lady at my table almost had to walk out and get a waiter to get a refil on her wine. They seemed to do a round and if you didn't want it right then and there, you were out of luck..

The hotell is in a good spot, it is easy to reach most places of interest by foot. The reseption desk was friendly and it was nice that the hotel had a small bar where we could meet up with the rest of the group.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2008

Konventa Seta is an old convent in the heart of the new town and is based on a series of buildings. There are a lot of tour groups that come through the hotel alleyways to get a flavour of the history of the place, so they can get in the way when moving your luggage at checking out time!

We stayed in building 7 of the hotel complex. Apart from our room being a little dark (the windows were facing a narrow alley) the room was lovely and spacious. We had a little kitchenette area, and a lovely big room. The beds were comfy and the bathroom clean. We found the staff at the front desk helpful and the location was really great.

Breakfast was good - plenty to eat, though we made sure we got there early as there was a large bus load of Americans staying that got there at 8.30 and seemed to fill the restaurant. This didn't bother us overly as Riga is a lovely place for a stroll any time of the day.

  • Liked — Location and the collection of buildings
  • Disliked — Some police women decided to have a smoke just outside our window in the alley and the smell came in our room!
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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W Sussex
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2008

One of the main guide books and also the hotel's website had made this sound attractive, so I booked it as we needed somewhere central, not too expensive, with a family room.

The hotel didn't live up to my expectations. It's very institutional, more like a student hall of residence, but with much older students.

Other tripadvisor comments had mentioned the noise from a nearby pub, so I specifically requested a room overlooking the courtyard when I pre-booked. Instead, we had a room (2,123 - i.e. house 2, room 123) where 3 windows overlooking the noisy jazz club and even noisier adjacent pub, although one window overlooked the courtyard. In house 2, rooms 123-126 all overlooked the back of the former convent.

As for design, the website said something about the latest Danish fashions, but Ikea standard springs to mind. Having stayed in beautifully renovated accommodation elsewhere on our holiday, this place looked shabby.

I think I was most fed up when a member of staff just barged past me coming out of the reception area, without a word of apology in any language. Most of the staff lacked enthusiasm, but then this is a big hotel, so maybe they get like this when they see hundreds of tourists every day.

On the plus side, they at least kept the restaurant open late - we ate there at about 10.20pm when we arrived later than intended (although the potato side-dish had been hanging around, but can't grumble really as I woudn't have wanted to start looking round the city for a restaurant at that time).

The buffet breakfast was good.

Had a good meal at the 4-rooms restaurant in the nearby square, and the children loved the look of the cool downstairs "chill" room - maybe one day when they're in their 20's!

Stayed June 2008
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Bonnie Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2008

Koventa Seta is a reasonably priced 3 star hotel located in the very heart of 'Vecriga', old town of Riga.

Essentially you're paying for location with this hotel but it is clean and comfortable. The hotel staff were quite reserved and quiet but also very helpful with requests we had.

Breakfast wasn't the best (in my opinion) but again, what you pay for is what you get.... It is a comfortable 3 star hotel very well located in the old town.

Overall, would class as 'good' rather than 'above average' and would recommend for those travelling to Riga on holiday.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Breakfast - there was plenty of hot food (sausages, potatoes, eggs etc) - it just wasn't for me
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with friends
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Property: Konventa Seta Hotel
Address: Kaleju Str. 9/11, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Konventa Seta Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Konventa Seta is a 3 star townhouse hotel situated in the heart of Old Riga close to Doma Square and the St. Peter's Church. Hotel represents a unique complex of 9 medieval buildings maintaining an atmosphere of the 14th - 16th centuries and offering a wide range of all modern conveniences. You will find gift shops, art galleries, bars and museums in the yard of Konventa Seta. ... more   less 
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