This hotel is bright, clean spacious and very well located. Although it's not in the Old Town, it sits just beyond a park which leads you through to the Freedom Monument and then the cafes and streets of the old centre.
It was easy to find being on the main road from Tallinn although the parking is a bit of a faff (you check in, take up your bags and then park the car around a one way system in a multi storey), yet this is not so much of a surprise given its central location.
The staff were friendly and courteous and the fact that dinner (a buffet) is provided makes for a totally relaxing visit. All day, snacks and coffee is provided so you don't have to search for restaurants and pay for food if you don't wish to - this is ideal for young families. The breakfast was great although the restaurant was very crowded at 9am and was a bit if a stress with two wee ones and no chairs and lots of guests wrestling for food (no need really as this was in plentiful supply).
The room was spacious and had a balcony and although it was a bit noisy at night (cars mostly) it was a comfortable stay. The hotel TV system is very basic if that's your thing but it does have BBC news.
Our only complaint was that the cleaning was never done in our room over our two-night stay; we left the room at about 10am and returned at about 4/5pm but it was still a mess and then we returned again at 10pm to find it in the same state.
However, I'm sure this isn't the norm. Being so close to the centre and its sights (it's just behind the Art Museum and Russian Orthodox Church) as well as being comfortable, welcoming and hospitable makes this a perfect place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Hotel Valdemar you live in comfort and style in the heart of Riga's history and culture. The over 100 year old house is an example of Riga's unique Art Nouveau architecture and total renovated in 2006.Hotel Valdemar is located in central Riga, only a few minutes walk from Old Town. On the tranquil courtyard, you can during the summer months enjoy a cup of coffee in the sun, while the one million city of Riga pulsates just outside.We want to take good care of our guest we therfore offer all our guest complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal between 18:00 and 21:00. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Collection Riga
- Clarion Collection Valdemars