I stayed at the hotel when I was Glod member of Club Carlson program.
We were traveling as a family of 3 (myself, wife and 16yo daughter)
We were traveling in Europe and decided to spend a day in Riga to make an overall impression of the city and then, if we liked it, to return later. Riga is not large city and choice of the hotel that would belong to major international chain (where I prefer to stay) is limited. Interestingly enough, they have 2 Radisson Blu's - one right in the city center and another (the one we stayed in) across the Daugava river from the city center. As all what was needed to get to old city from Radisson Blu Daugava was to cross the bridge (~10 minutes walk) and attractive rate of EUR 95/night (prepaid non-refundable), this hotel was chosen.
At the check-in I was offered an upgrade to the "Business class" room as Club Carlson Gold member. Free breakfast in the restaurant was also given, although it is usually Concierge level privilege.
At the checkout I requested late departure at 2pm which was granted without any issues.
Hotel room was larger than usual, being a business class room (an equivalent of Deluxe room in Club Carlson world) - there was enough space to make Junior Suite out of that. Bathroom had shower over Bath and standard for Radisson Blu Anne Semonin toiletries.
There was a king bed in the room however rollaway bed was not ready and we had to wait (which was annoying as we arrived quite late) until the bed will be made. King bed was very adequate in terms of size and feel. Room faced Daugava river with the views of old town across the river, has minibar and the espresso machine.
Internet access was granted for free as a benefit of Club Carlson Gold program, and was fast and reliable.
Breakfast at the main restaurant was quite good with good spread of international and local cold cuts, usual hot dishes (eggs/bacon/potato/sausages) and eggs station.
There was no ice machine to be found so ice had to be ordered through the room service.
Taxi from the airport was ~LVL 7. Taxi from hotel to the airport was LVL 20 which I believe is a fixed price.
Bottom line - will visit again for a short stay in Riga - there is no real advantage between this hotel and more expensive hotels in the old town - if you are prepared to walk a bit.
If anyone has any questions reated to this hotel I will be glad to answer (if I know the answer) - just ask.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This picturesque riverside setting lies just 15 minutes from the airport and within walking distance of embassies and key business destinations. The hotel is adjacent to Riga's Old Town, where guests can visit key historical sites such as the Blackheads House, Riga Dome Cathedral, Art Museum "Riga Bourse" and Presidential Castle. You will also find plenty of leisure activities with National Library, various gardens, Livu Aquapark and Riga Zoo less than 30 minutes away. In addition to the magnificent scenery, we offer 8 room and suite categories all with comfortable furnishings and design. Included with each accommodation are coffee making provisions and in Superior Class rooms and higher - our signature Super Breakfast Buffet served each morning at Panorama Restaurant. This elegant on-site restaurant specializes in international cuisine and offers convenient room service. Both the restaurant and hotel lobby bar overlook the Daugava River, creating memorable atmospheres for sharing delicious foods and drinks. When you are not out seeing the sights of Riga, take advantage of a variety of luxurious amenities and services. Our fitness center features a 24-meter swimming pool and solarium, while the 1st-floor Beauty Shop Aleksandra offers a nice menu of beauty treatments. Additionally, the hotel provides 13 professional meeting spaces suitable for up to 320 guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Riga Hotel Riga
- Radisson Riga
- Riga Radisson