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“Nice hotel, good value, but a couple of shortcomings.”

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Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars
Ranked #21 of 111 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed 9 August 2012

The hotel is in a good location - 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre. The rooms are relatively spacious, comfortable and clean. The breakfast buffet was rather nice. I did not have a chance to try a dinner or free tea/fruits there.

Now to the shortcomings. The weather when we were in Riga was really hot 35-36 C during daytime. And the hotel does not have air-conditioning in the rooms. So the nights were rather uncomfortable even with windows open. The other thing - there is no dedicated car park in the hotel. They have an agreement with an open parking several minutes away, but it is at extra cost and not that convenient. Overall these things did not lower my impression of the hotel that much, but please be aware if in-room A/C and on-site parking are important for you.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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ZaneGrike, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2012

Dear Guest,

thank you so much for posting your review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel! Nice to hear that breakfast gave you a good start of the day.

We have AC in rooms (only few rooms are without AC), so if you want to be sure that you have a room with AC, we suggest you to request this upon your next reservation!

Thank you and see you some other time again!

With best regards,
Zane Grike
GM at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars

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Reviewed 6 August 2012

The hotel is in good area, close to the city center, with a distance about 10-20 min walk. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The staffs english and russian is on level, so it was easy to communicate. The buffet in hotel was really tasty and wide, also the jacuzzi and gym were cool and relaxing.There is wifi in the whole hotel for free and it works properly. In case you don't have a computer with you, downstairs next to the bar there are some computers that can be used.
The prices were good, not expensive. Especially if you consider the fact that in Latvia the prices are pretty high if we compare for example to Finland's prices.

Room Tip: On the higher floors the rooms are warmer.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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ZaneGrike, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2012

Dear Guest,

we thank you for posting such a nice review regarding your stay at our hotel!
We are happy that you had a fun time in Riga!

See you soon!

With greetings,
Zane Grike
GM at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars

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Reviewed 31 July 2012

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.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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ZaneGrike, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2012

Dear Guest,

thank you for posting such detailed review! Some great tips for our guests!
Off course missing daily cleaning is not norm at our hotel, so I have to check - what went wrong!
Anyhow, I am glad that this didn't affect you stay and that you are satisfied!

Hope to welcome you some other time again!

With best wishes
Zane Grike
GM at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

I might be a bit prejudice as I originally come from Riga and this is the 1st hotel I stayed in here, but - its certainly the best option when it comes to good value for your money. I stayed at Valdemars in July with my girlfriend and we really enjoyed our time there.
As mentioned before - location is definitely a plus. Not only its just a short walk to Old Riga, also the Art Nouveau Albert street is just 5 mins away, with good public transport connections too. Parking might be a minor issue, especially during the weekdays as there is no designated parking for the guests, just usual on-street Pay and Display parking lots. Both interior and exterior of the hotel is quite good. The lounge and reception area as well as the small inner yard definitely creates a nice and cosy atmosphere. Selection of food both for breakfast and dinner was quite good, can't really say much about the dinner as only had it once and even though its not the restaurant quality - still very much decent, breakfast on a contrary was exceptional every time. Tea and coffee and fruit option throughout the day is definitely a winner! Was slightly disappointed with the beer and juices selection - think there should be more varieties on offer in the bar. Room itself was clean and tidy, the only problem - wi-fi connection was intermittent...but thats due to the 6th floor.
To sum it up - very nice hotel, certainly a place to recommend, compliments to the staff as well!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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ZaneGrike, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2012

Dear Guest,

thank you for posting such a nicee review!
Actually we have a parking lot for our guests and it is just 2 min walking distance from the hotel, so somehow this information haven't reached you.
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and looking forward to welcome some other time again!

With sunny greetings from Riga
Zane Grike
GM at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

This was our first stay at Hotel Valdemars, but definately not the last one :D Really cosy Hotel, possibly due to a fact that it's family owned and I think family members also work there. A short walk to old town wasn't a problem at all. Our suite was really clean and tidy, as well as the lounge and other areas in the Hotel. Fresh flowers also in the rooms. The staff were really helpful and nice. The dinner buffet was very good; everything there was fresh and tasty. The same goes with breakfast. Refreshments, coffee and fresh fruits, served for Hotel customers in the lounge all day. We travelled to Riga for the first time with my husband. Hotel and whole town was a big & happy surprise and we plan to re-visit next summer with our children.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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ZaneGrike, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2012

Dear Guest,

we thank you for posting such a nice review and hope to welcome you some time soon again!

Greetings from everyone at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars!

Best Regards
Zane Grike
General Manager

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Reviewed 13 July 2012

I and my wife have been at this nice and price worthy hotel before. This time we stayed at the hotel for 4 nights in our favourite room. The "Tower Room", while participating in the bi-annual meeting of the Honorary Consuls for Latvia (to some 60 countries)..We do as well apreciate the location of the hotel as it is in the very heart of Riga and has a very good and well composed breakfast as well as a very nice dinner buffet---included in the price. The food is to a large percentage organic and is very´well prepared and tasty. Nice staff.
The choice of hotel was our very private choice and not any of the hotels nicely suggested by the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Management response:Responded 16 July 2012

Dear Guest,

we are truly happy that you had another pleasant stay at our hotel!
Thank you for posting such a nice review!

Greetings from
Zane Grike and everyone at
Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars

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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Just returned today from a one week stay at the Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars Riga. I researched it on Trip Advisor before booking and can only say that my friend and I had a lovely stay there and I would recommend it to anyone.

The staff, without exception, were all helpful and very good at English. The restaurant was buffet style, there was plenty of choice. We had an evening meal, again with a hot choice of dinner and salads. You could have free tea or coffee throughout the day and between 3p.m. and 5p.m. they invite guests to help themselves to refreshments (usually fruit and waffles - handy if you happen to be nearby to the hotel at that time!). The staff were clearing tables and replenishing the food the whole time.

The rooms were very clean and comfortable. I liked the soap dispenser and the all over body/hair wash in the shower, less mess than bars of soap!

I loved Riga, it is beautiful and the people are lovely too. I would return again and book the same hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Management response:Responded 16 July 2012

Dear Guest,

thank you so much for posting this review!
We hope to welcome you some time again! See you soon!

With best regards,
Zane Grike
GM at Clarion Collction Hotel Valdemars

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Address: Kri jana Valdemara iela 23, Riga 1010, Latvia
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Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Riga
#17 Business Hotel in Riga
Price Range: £49 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars 3.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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 therefore offer all our guest complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal between 18:00 and 21:00. ... more   less 
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