The hotel can best be described as "could be great, but". I booked a loft penthouse, pricey but great, two stories, balconies etc. The public rooms for hanging around in are mediocre (something called a library and another called something else), but during off hours you can get a drink or coffee and sit in the dining room which is very nice. And, with the two floor suite, who really needed public sitting rooms anyway?
The big problem is weekend nights. This area has a lot of nightclubs. At 5 am on Friday night/Saturday morning, I was awakened to the loudest neighbor I have ever experienced in a hotel. Seriously ear splitting music thumping my room, some smoke coming through the air ducts, etc. It seems that when the nightclubs close, some people with lots of money rent nice hotel suites to continue their parties (the staff told me this). So, at 5 am, I called and the hotel asked them to quiet down. At 6 am I called again (they were quieter but not quiet, or anything near to quiet) and the staff moved them down the hall so it became someone else's problem. On Saturday night/Sunday morning I was wakened at 3 am with a few loud bangs on the wall or on the floor from my new neighbor of that night. It happened a few more times between 3 am and 4 am, and I woke up each time. I can only think that some partying couple checked in at that time and were, shall we say, deeply engaged.
Anyway, the hotel was dead quiet on Thursday night and Sunday night, as I presume it was again a business hotel. This is obviously a major flaw, and I will be returning to my old haunt The Grand Palace in Old Riga (I thought I would try something new - foolish me.)
- 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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