I'm going to be upfront here and first say that we got a serious deal on this place after our reservation at another hotel fell through. Expedia offered to put us up anywhere we wanted in Riga at the original price we paid for our previous hotel.
We stayed in the studio suite, overlooking the Bergs courtyard and would normally go for 180 Euros a night.
After staying in a series of small hotels, Hotel Bergs was like a palace. The building was built 8 years ago in an historic old commercial bazaar that had fallen on hard times during the Soviet era. It is located off of Elizabete streets on the fringes of the Old Town and was extremely quiet. The Bergs area has many chic boutiques, cafes, restaurants, etc.
The room: High ceilings, incredible lighting, big windows you can open, efficient and quiet air conditioning, dark wood floors, a kitchenette, dining room table with four chairs, king sized bed (the sheets are to die for!), lots of storage space in bedroom area as well as foyer, big bright bathroom with his/her sinks, large flat screen TV with lots of multilingual channels, couch, easy chair, desk, large coffee table and lots of room to move around. The hotel also offers a pillow menu with buckwheat, silk, feather pillows, etc.
Amenities: There is a small gym with modern workout equipment. The space is a glass room that gets a little too hot but has great views. It also has showers, provides bottled water, etc. The rooms come with complimentary tea, coffee and cocoa and a nice new cordless kettle.
The hotel boasts one of Riga's best restaurants but it was a little pricy for us. Breakfast is not included (20 Euro) but we ate at one of the many nearby cafes.
Every second Saturday in the summer there is a bazaar where local people sell crafts, food, big hunks of rye bread, produce, etc.
If we had lots of disposable cash, I'd stay here again...although I do think breakfast should be included.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Bergs, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a boutique hotel, located in the business center of Riga in a charming pedestrian oasis called Bergs Bazaar. The Old Town, the Latvian National Opera, and most of corporate and government offices are 5-10min walk away. Opened in July, 2003, Hotel Bergs offers its guests 38 individually designed spacious suites (45-80 sq.M.), Several elegant conference and meeting rooms with state-of-the-art equipment. The Bergs restaurant, which has a veranda and summer terrace, is one of Riga's leading gourmet restaurants well known for its fine cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bergs Hotel Riga