Location-wise, I do not think you can get much better. You are right in the middle of old town.The hotel is in a small street with cobblestones just off the old town market place. The hotel is stylish, breathing calmness and quietness. I enjjoyed that.
I arrived after midnight and had probably the fastest check-in ever. My name and signature on a paper and I could go to bed.
When you take the elevator to the floor, you actually end up on a middle floor. You always have to take some stairs to get to your room. My room on the fourth floor was actually pretty large.
As mentioned by others, the floors are not straight. Drawers open without touching them and the not-closed safe opens every time you open the cupboard. In the beginning it's funny, but after some time, it gets on your nerves.
The sheets on the bed are actually to 1-person sheets. I never managed to crawl under it completely.
There is not a lot of shelf space to put our stuff in the bathroom. I think the hotel could do something about that, especially because there is actually a lot of space. Be careful when you take a shower. It happpened to me twice that I turned off the water and the shower head fell out of the holder on my head. I tested it afterwards again and if the water runs too hard, the shower head falls as soon as you turn off the water. Guaranteed.
The breakfast was for the size of the hotel very varied and of high quality. It has maybe a slight Eastern European style, but it didn't bother me. I quite liked it. And the coffee is better than in most places.
Everybody in the hotel speaks perfect English and Russian. The number of English TV channels is limited, though.
And do not trust the wake up call too much if you want to leave early. I got my wake-up call when my taxi already arrived.
When I will return to Riga, I will certainly stay here again.
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