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“Very nice hotel in the middle of everything.”

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Old City Boutique Hotel
Ranked #25 of 109 Hotels in Riga
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel in the middle of everything.”
Reviewed 24 June 2011

Everything is on par with the 4-star rating. Some doorways are very low, but it's a historical building so there's not much that can be done about those.
Hotel is right in the middle of action, but still surrounded by quieter side streets.
Galerija shopping center's back entrance is just 30 meters away.
Staff is friendly and room was very neat.
I usually choose my hotels by special deals and this was my second stay in this hotel. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Redlands, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2011

This hotel has nice rooms and a great, helpful staff. The first night we were stuck in a smoking room which absolutely reeked. Second night luckily we were moved to a non-smoking room which was much better.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kotka, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2011

Had a wonderful trip for two nights. Despite unexpectedly early arrival to the hotel, check-in was ok even at 10a.m. Nice surprise! Well-spoken and very friendly staff. Clean and comfortable room (classic double).

Breakfast was more than ok, porridge, all kinds of cheeses, etc. Lobby bar offers wide range of drinks and fine cigars.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

Location:
We couldn't have asked for a better location. The hotel is located in the Old Town and is close to most main attractions. It is also near the Galerija Centrs shopping centre, in which there is a Rimi supermarket, making it very easy to purchase everyday necessities. The central train and bus stations are about a 10 minutes walk away, with the option to do several day trips out of Riga (we went for a hike in Sigulda, about 90 minutes from Riga by train).

Check-in and check-out:
Both were very efficient. We arrived around midday and though check in time is 2pm, our room was ready and we were able to leave our luggage before going out to explore. Check out was also equally fast and efficient.

Room:
Our room was fairly small but normal for European standards. We only had a shower in the room but it had good water pressure.

Food:
Breakfast was provided with the room and it was very good, with a selection of hot and cold breakfast dishes. We also spent a sunny afternoon at the Gutenberg rooftop restaurant, which was extremely enjoyable. The food and service were excellent and the rooftop afforded some beautiful views in the late afternoon sun. The other memorable meal we had was at Neiburgs, again the food and service were impeccable.

Other comments:
AirBaltic has a very convenient network of buses and taxis, available for fixed rates. It costs 10LVL (£15) each way for a taxi from the airport to the Old Town.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

I had a Classic Double room for one person in the newly renovated part of the building. The room was beautiful, large, with a real double (probably queen size) bed, well equipped and had a full buffet breakfast included in the price. It was a good value. It was pretty much as shown on the hotel website. It was in the perfect location for seeing the old town sights and an easy walk from the bus station.

My complaint is that although the room was non-smoking, the rooms in the new section open to a nicely designed outdoor courtyard where smoking is allowed. Since the air conditioning hadn't been turned on for the season, I liked to have the windows open. This then means that not only does smoke from the courtyard users drift into the room, there is also noise from conversation. It's really my only complaint. Although I asked to be moved to a higher floor, the extra couple floors didn't help the noise and smoke situation.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2011

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for three nights. The hotel is located in a great location inside the old town. The room was furnished nicely, but was a bit on the small side. We had a room facing the inside of the courtyard, which wasn't great.

Whilst we were there the bar was closed for renovations, which was a disappointment although you could have drink inside the restaurant. Breakfast was great, with a large selection. Staff were always friendly.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2011

We decided to come to this hotel having read all the good reviews. We were sadly disappointed. We came by bus (Luxbus—very good) from Tallinn, having stayed in the Bern Hotel. This hotel just does not measure up to the Bern in Tallinn. What the hotel has done it spent a lot on pretentious gewgaws, but is extremely chintzy on necessities. Example: no Kleenex or shower cap in the bathroom, the slippers and bathrobes are available only for 10 Euros extra. A call to the front desk after a lot of back and forth discussion (what is Kleeenex?) produced an open half-used box of Kleenex. There are tacky curtains, mirror in the room, chandelier, fake Tuscany ambiance and colors, but limited storage space, poor, small old TV. Cheap pictures on the wall, no place to put luggage (the room is way too small.), only one chair, uncomfortable bathroom, (but has bathtub and good shower.) The toilet seat does not stand up, no place to put things down, no shelves . Towel’s quality very poor. There is a sign in the bathroom: “a penalty to sit on the ledge (a useless space beyond the bathtub, the only place to put things on, but gets wet with a shower) is 100 Littas.” Room instruction: “we are not responsible for loss of valuables”, however, no safe in the room, no “do not disturb sign”. Our room was in a second house (you had to go outside to get to the house.). No fitted bed sheet, sheet just slides off the mattress. Only two glasses in the bathroom, none in the room, there is a bar/refrigerator in the room with plenty of space.
Free wireless in room.
Breakfast: Most things on the cheap side. (Espresso, not bad.) No fish, tiny pieces of cheeses. Fruit, a limited selection of yoghurts, no nuts of any kind. All on the cheap…

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Old City Boutique Hotel
Address: Teatra iela 10, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Riga
#17 Family Hotel in Riga
#24 Business Hotel in Riga
#25 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Old City Boutique Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old City Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of the Riga Old city and it’s easy to feel the spirit of Riga city when you are close to cultural mainstays such as Latvian National Opera, museums, sightseeing. Restaurants and parks are with walking distance and shopping centre nearby. International Airport RIX just 15 km away. Old City Boutique Hotel can be called as a museum of the photography. In the hotel presents the collection of old photos of Riga by which you can view the history of the city until present times. There are 65 rooms in a hotel which are situated in two connected buildings. In one part hotel offers 11 rooms with spirit of history, romantic and quite atmosphere and in the other part - 54 rooms which are well furnished and designed according to modern style. Each 54 room has a bathroom, phone, TV, cable internet, minibar, and safe-box, iron with ironing board and rooms equipped by the system of the central air-conditioning and adjustable heating and floor heating. Hotel facilities and services meet the needs of today’s traveler. Warm atmosphere, harmony of interior, comfortable rooms, cozy Lobby bar – everything disposes for high-grade rest. ... more   less 
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