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“Old Soviet style in the middle of the city” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Riga
Ranked #83 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Danderyd, Sweden
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37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Old Soviet style in the middle of the city”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

The hotel is an old Soviet style-hotel, and unfortunately not much has happened since then. The location is great, and also the space in all of the hotel. But it certainly is not a 4-star-hotel. An average 3-star I would say. The room was very old (and I had a superior one), the bathroom even older. TV with almost no international channels. The room was very big, but that was all. Nothing else to make it a 4-star-hotel.

Breakfastbuffet in a very big hall was great though. A big selection of different things.

For the price it was ok, but don´t expect 4-star-quality.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Patrik N
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Belgrade
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

It's right in the city center. This hotel is one of those huge Soviet hotels so it has long corridors with many rooms, large foyer and a big restaurant. Rooms could use a new coat of paint but we weren't complaining because the hotel is quite cheap, although I am sure sooner or later it will turn into a 5 star hotel. Staff is a bit odd, cleaners speak perfect English while receptionists seem to prefer communication in Russian.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Genevg
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Finland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

Spent two nights in Riga late January 2012, a weekend get-out of 3 friends. We booked this hotel packaged with our flight tickets trough good airline company so we excpected the hotel to be at least decent.
The entrance was fancy but inside the hotel had outdated, but somewhat interesting soviet feeling.
Our room however was nothing but fancy: entrance light was broken and the whole room smelled like vomit. We tried our luck by asking alternative room but the hotel was fully booked. They quickly send repairman and cleanlady so the problems were fixed. The smell didn't go away the whole weekend so we kept window open in day-time resulting a slightly chilly room.
Location of this hotel was excellent.
Breakfast was hugely varied though some items ran out quickly and you had to queue a lot.
Last time I book hotel packaged together with flights and without checking up the hotel beforehand.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ee_pa48
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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

We spent two nights in Riga from 28th to 30th April 2012. We booked the hotel through Lowcostholidays.com at a very convenient price, definitely lower than other booking sites. The hotel turned out to be a very good choice as it's ideally located in the very heart of Riga. I was impressed by the location as we could not have chosen better. Everything was within walking distance, historical sites, parks and the art nouveau district. Also, for those who go to Riga by train or bus, the bus station is a 5-minute walk to the hotel and so is Riga's central market, one of the city's main attractions. We were very pleased to discover that all our expectations were met. Rooms are clean, though not very spacious, and also quiet. Buffet breakfast is served in a beautiful dining room and is huge to really suit all tastes. All in all, we had an extremely pleasant experience!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank monicab_33
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Visited for 4 nights on long weekend break with friends.
Hotel is clean and functional although some of decor could be freshened.
Staff helpful and friendly and breakfasts offer wide continental aelection

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tiger2111
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Tallinn, Estonia
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45 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

The last time I stayed in hotel Riga was some good ten years ago. The one thing I remember about this hotel where the squeaking floors. They are still there – and as a matter of fact I do not think that much else has changed either. On the positive side – as it has been pointed out in almost every review – its location is superb! It’s on the edge of the old town, close to train and bus station with good connections to the airport. The reception hall is nice – well more like – not so bad. Once you step into the elevator the time machine effect kicks in .- if you make it to your floor you can brag that you have used a Soviet made technology. Room was ok in size, no queen or king size beds in double rooms. It was also dirty – dust everywhere. Bathroom looked ugly, the toilet did not flush properly. The television was broken. I did not try the breakfast but the visual impression of the restaurant was bad. Yes, it was cheap at 42 euros per night but mind you, there are much nicer alternatives in the same price range in Riga. Avoid it!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Koit
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Lake Arrowhead, California, United States
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

Nothing phoney baloney about this hotel. a true experience and wonderfully located in the center of Riga. Beautiful old dining room where you may sit in on a wedding party -reception. Prepare to take your time and order everything at once. including your drinks= vodka and Armenian Cognac of course. followed by coffee.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter G
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Additional Information about Hotel Riga

Property: Hotel Riga
Address: Aspazijas bulvaris 22, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#44 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riga 4*
Number of rooms: 232
Also Known As:
Resort Riga

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