We arrive at this hotel and we were quite pleased with our room (apart from the view but hey we didn't need a view much anyway) it was spotless and very modern all was great, breakfast was quite good the next day, but after the second day we found the earlier we went down the nicer it was.
The barman could been a bit more observant at night .
The staff were quite good and pleasant 80% of the time BUT the one major problem I had with this hotel was on our departure when I asked the girl at the front desk where would I get a taxi the handiest to go to the airport and to my delight she would ring a company that WE (the hotel)trust and she said take a seat and ill call you when it comes.
Now 15 mins later to my surprise a black Mercedes arrives and no sign of METER/TAXI SIGN/ID
NOTHING to relate to a taxi what so ever .But hey we got in as the hotel had called it I have to say I never felt so uncomfortable in any taxi/car in my life as I was in this one and thought we'd never get there and when we did finally it cost us DOUBLE the fair from the one we arrived in €20 now it wasn't anything to do with the money it was to do with TRUST and lets scam the tourist that's what annoyed me the most and I just want people to know don't get into a taxi unless its GENUNINE ..............
- 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