Location is great, as being right in the city center you don’t have to travel much to get to many popular places of interest and traditional tourist sights and routes. Actually, everything is in a walking distance.
We arrived on Dec 31 evening and checked in quickly to the Family Suit we booked in advance. Modern and I’d rather say designer building, smoothly involved into surrounding historical landscapes and architecture. The reception and lobby bar has it’s own style; the birdies are real ones!
Family Suit was ideally clean and well equipped; it has two separate bedrooms with double and single beds accordingly, and it’s important if you travel with a teenager who needs some private area (though there wasn’t a TV in a smaller room - was my daughter’s dissatisfied remark the moment she entered!). Bathroom has underfloor heating and is furnished with all necessary things including hairdryer, vanity sets and nail files, bathrobes and slippers. We were surprised to find even an ironing board in the wardrobe.
Our room was in the attic so I didn’t see or hear the street bustle but only the roofs of beautiful old buildings in the neighborhood. But mind you head when getting into bed, as the bed is close to slope of the roof!
I couldn't manage to turn on air conditioner for heating, but it wasn't very cold inside and moreover the bedding - linen and blankets - were perfectly warm and light so that one can sleep very good regardless of the room temperature :-)
Adequate buffet breakfast will meet everyone’s requirements: cold starters, hot courses such as sausages, scrambled eggs, pancakes (!), stewed vegetables, etc. and all traditional stuff such as cornflakes, yoghurt, fruits, pastry.
In general, it’s a very nice cozy hotel in the city center which I would definitely book again for my next trip to Riga!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Viesturs Hotel Riga