This was one of a number of Radisson Blu hotels we stayed in during our Baltic Countries visit. Others were at the usual above-average level but this one was poor. Firstly, the hotel is in a reasonably good position and has a Skyline Bar on the 26th floor. You can see everywhere in and around Riga. The Bar has a Happy Hour and the prices are low by western standards - so this is a plus.
The minuses start in the rooms, which were clearly designed by someone who never stayed in them. No drawers and a single shelf to store clothes (we stayed 3 days so needed to unpack). Then there was no plug in the washbasin so shaving had to be done in running water (not very eco..) - the desk manager told me this was standard across Europe, implying I was stupid, despite there being a plug in all other Radissons we stayed in. Then there are the bedside lights with a spike welded to them that can actually stab you if you sit up in bed without taking care. Then there's the dining room, which is too small and too understaffed to cope with the number of guests. We sat for 20 minutes waiting to give a dinner order then gave up and went to the Old Town for dinner; breakfast was a zoo with too many people in too small a space with too few tables and chairs - and we found this on each of the three days.
There are 4 Radisson Blu hotels in Riga; this one should be visited to go to the Skyline Bar for a drink but best to stay in one of the others if you want a comfortable room and a relaxing experience with pleasant staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radisson Blu Conference & SPA Hotel, Riga. Offering the most impressive views over both the Old Town and central Riga, this hotel is famous for its lively atmosphere and wealth of entertainment options including the trendy and stylish Skyline bar with its fabulous city views from the 26th floor and the brand new and conceptually unique ESPA Riga spa facilities. 571 comfortable guestrooms including 197 Standard Class, 332 Superior Class, 38 Business Class rooms, 3 Suites and one luxurious Presidential Suite. Many rooms with charming views of the Old Town. The Esplanade restaurant offering one of the best International cuisine buffets in Riga, alongside its a la carte menu. Urban and trendy Skyline Bar with the best view in the city and D'vine Bar offering tasty tapas and wide selection of wines. ESPA Rīga - an exclusive five star spa facility with luxurious interior design. Modern and multifunctional Conference & Event center featuring 15 rooms including largest meeting room Omega with maximum seating capacity of 1100 delegates. 24 hr casino and Latvija Shopping Arcade. Underground parking (for additional fee). Free WiFi - free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reval Hotel Riga
- Reval Hotel Latvija