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“great hotel, lousy location”
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BEST Hotel Riga
Ranked #60 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“great hotel, lousy location”
Reviewed 1 May 2006

We stayed in this hotel in April 06 for 2 nights midweek.
It cost us £16 pppn for B&B in a twin room.
Rooms were very clean although the bathroom was tiny & the towels were changed each day.
Breakfast was Swedish cold buffet style but was good. We had one meal in the restaraunt which i found to be quite overpriced. As for noise we didnt encounter any & we were on the ground floor near reception. Maybe it gets more noisy on the weekend.
The surrounding area is very quiet to the point of eerie & looks very poor. We did go for a walk at night but had no problems although i was a little uneasy as we stood out a mile as tourists.

I wouldnt visit this hotel again due to its location not because of its quality. if it was closer to old Riga i would have no hesitation going back.

HTH
Smithy

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Reviewed 18 April 2006

To all travellers to Riga: please avoid this thing called Hotel Best. It is utterly impossible to sleep there. Noise is a permanent presence. People coming in and going out all night. Cheap look, cheap furniture, dirty look. It could be a great hotel, as the place is brand new and the area is very peaceful. But management makes it a nightmare. Surely they have other objectives for their business, appart from serving tourism.

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Reviewed 26 March 2006

I stayed in this hotel for one night before traveling forward. I found this hotel from the Internet, their website and pictures seemed good enough and booking was easy to do.

Room and bathroom were dirty and overall look of the room is cheap. Only smoking rooms were available and smell in the room was quite strong.
Also it seemed that this hotel has other functions, pairs were arriving and leaving to nearby rooms through the night and heavy activity was going on through whole night. I could hear what was happening practically on whole floor, soundproofing was terrible.
Shortly - it was not possible to sleep there.

Last but not least - when we were checking out in the morning, a security guard was sleeping on coach in the lobby near reception. He woke up as we were waiting our taxi, went to toilet nearby, left the door open and did his thing there. Then returned to the coach and went back to sleep, leaving flushing for someone else.

My conclusion - any other hotel will be better choise then this one, it was truly terrible experience.

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Property: BEST Hotel Riga
Address: Gimnastikas iela 9, Riga 1004, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST Hotel Riga 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST Hotel offers quality budget accommodation a short ride from Riga's old town. Lobby area is of a good size and is decorated with a modern feel using neutral colours. Rooms are of a good size as are the bathrooms, and offer all of the facilities expected of a 3-star hotel including complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. The hotels restaurant is located on the ground floor and offers wide assortment of foods and drinks. Free secured parking is also available. ... more   less 
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