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“Clean and simple”
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NB Hotel
Ranked #92 of 110 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed 14 August 2006

Very friendly welcome from the desk staff. Clean airy feel to downstairs with large bar / restaurant with tables in secluded quadrangle. No lifts but porter available. Rooms are clean and have been renovated recently with excellent power shower, compact layout but rather thin walls. Quiet area out of centre but with the no 5 tram taking you directly to or from Centraltirgus - the big tram stop near the bus station and market. This is close for the train station as well. From a long distance bus, turn left outside the bus station (watch out for pickpockets here!) under the bridge and cross the road via the underpass. The no 5 tram stops at the far platform. Alternatively it stops near the bridge next to the big square with the 3 riflemen statue. Tram rides are 20c and the journey takes 10 mins to get to Slokas Iela. Look for house numbers on opposite side of road - hotel is no. 49. The stop is after the big road with the branching tram line (where the no 4 tram turns off to the left). Hotel staff will organise taxi to airport for 8Ls which seems to be the standard "hotel organised" price. We have been asked for 8Ls from outside the station as well. Breakfast was good with porridge which was actually semolina - delicious mixed with jam and took me back to school days. Hotel has large snooker room on ground floor. Peace and quiet spoiled for us by noisy Lithuanian hockey youth team visiting with beer and attitude. However this was hardly the fault of the hotel. Overall - good for a short stop and no problem to be out of old Riga which can be noisy with English stag parties shouting until 7am!

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2006

This place is a total mess. Tiny rooms, very bad noise isolation. The staff is rude (except cleaning lady's). Service is horrible. Temperature in our room was like in Finnish sauna. I had a feeling that this was my fault that I asked for a glass of water in the bar. Prices are too high! In the reception were sitting two ladies and smiling, but not helping ...!!! Choose another hotel in the downtown! You'll find a good one, because this one is one of a kind!

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2006

I was very disappointed with this hotel.It looks clean and nice but the "double" room they gave us was small as a closet,wc not big enough for normal size person to turn around and facing to the parking lot with too small curtains.Not to mention that bed had only one blanket and electric wires were hanging here and there after renovations(see pic).Room should have had hairdryer and minibar but it didn't and I guess the Tv antenna was in bad shape too-couldn't see anything from TV.We were out of toilet paper all the time.At breakfast they were out of everything,every morning and the toast roaster they had was broken.On top of this they charged extra for the room because they told prices in euro but charged in LVL and exchange rate they took was BAD...Basicly I think they tried to cheat in everything from charging extra for the room or charging twice for items bought or offering Airport transfers with nearly 3 times bigger charge than normal.Comparing to city hotels I've visited this is total scam and not worth the money when you compare service,location and room facilities.

  • Stayed: June 2006
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2  Thank Elina1976
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Reviewed 9 June 2006

The hotel is not bad, but I would say that this is 2-star Hotel not 3. Small rooms, horrible interior, but it is pretty clean. OK for one night stay, but you can get much better Hotel in downtown for almost the same price. The staff is OK, the food too but the hole place is "tired".

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed 12 December 2005

If you want a good value clean hotel within easy reach of the town centre, then this hotle is fine. Rooms are quite small, but have what you need - bathroom, double beds, tv etc and clean and tidy. The hotel has a friendly bar and restaurant is basic but OK. Getting into the town is easy- a tram stops just outside but it can take 40 minutes, to get in< easier to flag down a taxi, to take you the short ride over the bridge into town. The fare should be about 2 lats. Remember there is a rip off culture in most former soviet union countries so don't pay anymore than 3 lats for this journey.

This hotle is also friendly and easy going.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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7  Thank Ray131262
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Reviewed 31 August 2005

This hotel is located around a 15 minute drive from the centre.There is a tram stop outside ,and as trams run every 15 minutes this is not a great problem.There are a lot of pool tables in the foyer lounge,so if this is your game this is the hotel for you!My room was very basic.Wooden floors,little cupboard space and rather small.There was a bathroom with a shower but water leaked from underneath the shower compartment when i took a shower.The window only opened a few inches.It was very hot during my stay.It was too hot to go into the room of an evening till about 9.30pm.I sat by an air conditioning unit in the restaurant till the room cooled down.The breakfast buffet was quite varied and very adequate.Expedia rated this as 3 star but i would say that 2 star is more accurate.So to smmarise i would say that this is fine if you are a travller on your own or on a budget.If i go to Riga again i would choose a 3 or 4 star hotel in the centre

8  Thank wingate
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Reviewed 17 August 2005

With the NB hotel you get a good clean basic hotel. No frills but more than suitable for a few days stay. The rooms are clean, we were in the front annexe which when you entered looked a bit tatty but once in the room there were no problems. The breakfasts are excellent and the beer cheap. The staff are friendly. If you like snooker its got some full size tables! Its a bit out of town but the number 5 tram stops right ouside. The first time you go show the conductor on the tram the address of the hotel and they will tell you where to get off. The tram goes from the opposite side of the road to where the airport bus stops, near the railway station. Be warned they do charge on the trams for bags (about 20p!). One bit of advice at the airport is when you change your money go upstairs and buy something cheap (eg a snickers bar), this way you will have the change for the bus as the conductor gets upset if you give her a 5Lv note.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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16  Thank Michael E
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Address: Slokas iela 49, Riga 1007, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 110 Hotels in Riga
Price Range: £20 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — NB Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RIGA`S BEST KEPT SECRET... ... From the quiet comfort of the guestrooms and suites to the exquisite privacy of the luxurious apartments, NB Hotel is one of the Riga`s best kept secrets, jealously guarded by its repeat guests. The NB Hotel is a 72 room, Business style hotel, located in Riga. The hotel featuring BILLIARD Club is known for its elegance and unparalleled service. Whether for a conference or business meeting NB Hotel has a function room up to 50 people, equipped with the latest technology. All hotel guests receive free car parking, buffet breakfast, room service and preferred reservations at NB Hotel restaurant with private garden.. ... more   less 
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