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Hotel Skanste
Ranked #104 of 112 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed 18 October 2013

This is a sub-basic hotel with poorly maintained rooms. The big led sign on top of the opposite building shines all night and takes away your sleep. I asked for a room change but they refused. Your voucher calls it a "buffet breakfast", but it is not: You need to cut a piece from a block of margarine :)

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Rooms look a bit tired. But bedding and towels still fresh and crisp. Rooms nice size, no cleaners faults found bud marks on the carpets and walls. Decent size. Reception staff very friendly. Good quality for price.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

There is nothing wrong with this hotel, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it either.
The room was big, with a wardrobe, fridge etc. One of the twin beds was incredibly squeaky and I get the impression that a hoover was only used on the exposed bit of carpet as there was quite a lot of dust and stuff on the floor when we moved the beds. Breakfast was fine and staff were courteous but not overly friendly.
There is nothing wrong with this place and it does not fail to deliver on anything it advertises, but don't expect to be pleasantly surprised.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Clean, bright hotel with easy walking access to the city or via bus. Spacious rooms with reasonable bathrooms and a fridge. Breakfast is not too good as it consisted of salami, cheese slices & yogurt. Some sort of fruit juice was also available. Reasonable prices overall and I would recommend this hotel for a short trip.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank AnonymousUser0084845
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Ok to choose this hotel if you just consider following:
1) hotel is located just opposite Riga Arena, and unless you have business there, there is absolutely nothing of interest. Small coffeehouse down the road- and a bit further away you will find Super Netto and small shops.
2) Walking into Riga Old Town takes approx. 25-30 mins- there are busses to the centre- get advise from receptionstaff.
3) Hotel is built of cheap materials, uncomfortable beds, stained carpets, simple decor and limited cleanliness. Sattelite tv consisted of 2 latvian and 1 russian channel- and short haul sounds from euronews. Hotel is NON-SMOKING.
4) advertised wifi not present in room- but able to connect by cable and works fine. Wifi is available in the lobby. Most staff speaks english.
5) Breakfast 7:30-10:00 incl. few hot items, fine for the standard of hotel

The hotel offers great rates and if you dont need luxury and central location, then I recommend this hotel. Riga is a lovely city to visit and if your time permits go on tours to Sigulda and Jurmala.

Room Tip: think all rooms are the same- good size. Unfortunately you will hear doors slamming all the time.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

If you like it cheap and simple this is your place to stay. No extra glamour, just pure simple standard accomodation. The double room has television with numerous local channels and our favorite channel CNN. The breakfast is totally fine if you do not expect a gourmet breakfast, it has all you need: coffee, tea, eggs, tomatoes, sausages and cheese +++ However, one remarable notice: ALL vegetables in Latvia like tomatoes, cucumber and similar has a very good standard! We LIKE. Another remarkable notice: LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. If you are attending something FUN at Arena Riga, this hotel is just @ it. So go for it! Last we would like to mention that hotel Skanste has a very fresh "sleep temperature" and perfectly good sleeping "conditions." We've been here a couple of times and actually we sleep better here than at SAS Radisson blu.... Do not really know why, but it is true!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

I spent there 2 nights recently and was very happy with my stay.
Simple, clean, and welcome place. Friendly people working at the front desk.
Hotel is located just over 2 kms from Old City and Train/bus station but you can get close enough by taking tram No 11, or just have a nice walk.

Breakfast there is quiet good, the only thing I could complain about is acoustic building..You can hear people walking above you or taking shower next to your room....but is OK for 2 nights.
I think it is great value, specially for less than 20 USD bed + breakfast.
Dont think twice...make a reservation !!
cheers,.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Address: Skanstes iela 9, Riga 1013, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #104 of 112 Hotels in Riga
Price Range: £19 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Skanste 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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