Valdemars has a lovely history about family returning back to country after Soviet Union collapsed and getting back their old property. The entrance in inner court is nice and welcoming. I love the automatic door as it is very convenient, when you arrive with your hands full with luggage (there is no bellboy, so you do the carrying by yourself, but I am fine with it). In entrance they have a glass veranda with some chairs, table and bookshelves with lot of books to be freely borrowed :-). Reception lady was nice and checking in went quickly. However, she did not tell anything about hotel services (=afternoon tea, free evening snack etc). The room was nice and clean with wooden floor, but no minibar or kettle. Only 2 bottles of water for sale with quite a high price. The bathroom needs definitely lot of refurbishment as it had a bad smell, lot of mold in the corners and by floor drain. Also the faucet did not work properly and it didn't have any thermostat - I would never let a small child to take shower on his own as the temperature of water was changing all the time & it was really easy to accidentally turn it to hottest possible. I didn't try afternoon tea or evening snack, but breakfast was ok. I would recommend this hotel especially for adult groups and budget travelers.
- 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