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Old City Boutique Hotel
Ranked #24 of 109 Hotels in Riga
England
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

A great location - in a quiet street in the old city, but a short walk from the bus and railway stations. The hotel is a modern one in an old area - some rooms look out on an old wall in an internal courtyard, but the hotel itself is modern and well-equipped. Bathrooms are small but good, with a shower rather than a bath, beds are comfortable and TVs have satellite channels. Hotel has free wifi, but the signal was very weak in our room. Breakfast in the basement breakfast room is good, with a good selection of hot and cold food and fruit. At busy times the staff can struggle to keep everything topped up, but they try hard.
It is not a characterful hotel, but nevertheless a good value one in a good place in a beautiful old town.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I have stayed at the Old City Boutique Hotel 3 times, twice in the past week. What brings me back is the location, the staff, and their excellent service. As most of the reviewers have stated, the hotel is well situated to walk from the bus station (if you are taking the bus from Tallinn or coming from Vilnius) in about 8 to 10 minutes, walk around Riga Old Town , with good shopping almost across the street, the Opera is a block and half away, and a number of very good restaurants are within 10 minute walk of the hotel.

The beds are comfortable and rooms, I have stayed in, are very quiet. In late Spring the air conditioning worked well and when I stayed there this last week the heat was great, particularly the in-floor heating in the bathroom floor. The rooms are always very clean.

The breakfasts are very done, with a good assortment of fruit, meats, cheeses, salads, eggs and a variety of you serve coffees and teas. I normally do not "hang out" at lobby bars, but this one is different. First there is no Wi Fi in most rooms, unless you can use a cable. So I go to the lobby bar to work on the computer. The second reason I go there, is because the staff and most of guest who are there are great to talk with- although it does not help getting letters out on a timely basis.

The main reason I continue to go back to the Old City Boutique, is the front desk staff and wonderful service. When I walked in for the first stay last week, the front desk staff remembered me by name and welcomed me back. They knew the room I like and had reserved it for me. I like that staff feels and treats repeat guest almost like friends. They go out of their way to make my stay very stay enjoyable, not just a "nice stay at a nice hotel".

I highly recommend Old City Boutique Hotel, whether you are visiting Riga for business or for pleasure.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Belmont, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

This hotel is well located for exploring the Old Town of Riga. The room was spacious & clean with under-floor heating in the bathroom...perfect for drying undies on overnight! Free wifi was only available in the foyer. The breakfast was very good & we were able to replenish our water bottles there each day. There were plenty of great cafes & restaurants nearby. We were a bit disappointed the hotel didn't live up to it's own 'spin' of it being the 'oldest hotel in Riga' - just a wall in the foyer was! It lacked the character we had been expecting.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hertfordshire
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

This is a great hotel for exploring Riga, it is a very short walk to all the sight’s, St John’s Church, St Peters and the main squares. I arrived in Riga by coach, with the coach station by the central market and it only takes a very short walk to get to the Hotel. Another advantage about the location of the hotel is that it is near an indoor shopping centre which has places to eat, a bank for exchanging money and a very large and cheap supermarket.

Everything about the hotel was good although the room I had seemed a little tired with stains on the floor and in need of a little spruce up. The room also faced an inner courtyard, although there wasn’t any noise from the courtyard, the window could be left open, there was no natural light and this made the room dark during the day. But that should not put you off this hotel, as it is a great base for Riga.

The breakfast was very good and had a choice from cereals, fruit and hot food, there is free internet connection on a Desktop in the lobby.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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133 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

A 5 minute walk from the Bus Terminal and your are at a pleasant hotel in the old town. Very helpful staff. One of them even carried my case to my room! The room was air conditioned and spacious with a safe, an iron and ironing board. The bathroom was comfortable with a proper shower cabinet! What's more - the bathroom floor is heated! What more can you ask for? An outstanding breakfast? Well you get that too, generous and delicious - cooked with love, I say! I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank akhter C
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95 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

ROOM. We've tried two rooms. The first of them was more beautiful than the second one, but it was cold there. We've contacted to Reception and room was changed in 10 minutes. Both of them were clean and cosh. Unfortunately, we had the perfect opportunity to hear all our neighbors. Most of them were Russian-speaking people who were "fighting against the alcohol" all the time. Yet I'm sure it isn't Hotel's fault. There is a high probability you will met the same picture in other hotels of Riga.
HOTEL. This place gives you a pleasant feeling. May be, even homey feeling. I can't say exactly why it's so, but I think the reason is the Reception and the Restaurant.
RESTAURANT. Much, much better than many tourist oriented places outside. Ravioli with Salmon, Veal Medallions, and so on. Extremely delicious. If I visit Riga one more time I'll come to this place. Even if I stay in another hotel.
LOCATION. It was great. Yet Riga is a City-Castle and every sights are located very close to each other. That's why you can choose any hotel in the Old City and will get the same location.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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new york
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Riga is a wonderful city to visit and this hotel offers an excellent place to stay to explore the city. The staff is helpful the rooms comfortable and the breakfast very good. Everything was as promised.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
#24 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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