We were lucky, I think, to get a room facing the courtyard. This might be important during the busy tourist summertimes because the noise level on the street would be avoided. We liked our room because it was virtually divided into a foyer with the closet, then a mini office with desk and the double bed tucked away alcove like with an oval shaped bathroom. There was a nice modern radiator for adequate heat during a winter. I see the mini bar/fridge which we never use but was nice to have. The location was excellent, being a stone's throw from St Peters Church, but also close to the outer limit of old town. We were able to walk, in 10 minutes to the Central Market and there was nearby transportation to the outer parts of Riga as well as bus to the airport about 300 meters away. We took a taxi to and from the airport and it was 10Lats, at todays rate approximately 14 euros. The hotel staff , Liene, was very helpful in calling the taxi for us. The hotel offers buffet breakfast in the morning with a nice variety ranging from cereal flakes and such to fried eggs with local ham. I also appreciated the orange juice and the packaged cream cheese which was more creamy than our American variety. Apparently, the hotel owner has a friend who is an artist and his art decorates the place from the reception to the rooms. We made our reservation through Booking.com and I can also recommend their service as well as this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the center of Old Town, an area favoured by locals, tourists and businessmen alike, Rixwell Centra Hotel is the perfect place where to stay in. This cozy hotel is unique with its spacious rooms with high ceilings and romantic views over the City. The Hotel is a seductive blend of the historical and the modern, providing 27 spacious and comfortable rooms with fantastic views of the Old Town. Constructed in 1884, is a vivid example of charming Old town architecture. Though the exterior remains untouched the interior has been completely newly renovated. ... more less
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