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Albert Hotel
Ranked #25 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Great Ouseburn, United Kingdom
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717 reviews
142 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 462 helpful votes
“Does what it says on the tin..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

Excellent value, clean, tidy and great value. Yes you can be based nearer to the old town but why? Save your money and spend it instead at excellent restaurants like Palete. Super views from Sky Lounge on 11 floor and brilliant Happy Hour Mojitos a must. Breakfast a bit of a bun fight, but very good and lots to eat. e=mc squared Albert is a no brainer especially for tight Yorkies like me!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
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142 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

Alber hotel means that this hotel is trying to set Alber Einstein atmosphere hotel, I can say that I was positevely surprised when I first time enter to that hotel and saw different clocks on reception :-)). So as I wrote, for me really nice shortcuts on Alber Einstien within whole hotel. Rooms a re clean, sympathetic staff, and good cuisine

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

My partner and I travelled to Riga On Easter Sunday 2011.
The hotel was excellent, clean friendly staff with a good command of english. It's about 20 mins from the airport-tip there are mini buses that will take you to the Hotel for 1 Euro.
The hotel offers a roof top bar with a balcony for smokers, great views of the city and watching the sun go down. We ate once at the hotel room only, which was lovely, I had a pasta dish my partner a steak. The hotel has quotes on the walls from Mr Einstein which I found quite charming. The walk to the Old Part of Riga was only 15 minutes, a tangle of streets interwoven around churches.
The City itself was very, very clean. Great cafes and bars along with fantastic archtecture. The weather was really hot mid April warmer than Britain.
We had a guided walking tour with a friendly young woman-meet at the front of St Stephens Cathedral, the tour was great and payment through donations. Look for a Green Suitcase to spot the guide at noon.
The people are friendly and I felt very safe.
Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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rochester, kent
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409 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

Very impressed with this hotel. It was very big but we found it to be very quiet. The receptionists did not smile much but were efficient. We ate here two nights and were surprised by the quality of the ingredients and their execution - recommend the baltic cod. Service was excellent. Breakfasts were manic because of the number of guests but the staff did a good job of replacing 'empties' and there was an excellent range of different foods - eggs, bacon, meatballs, cereals, chicken salad, fruit, breads, cakes etc etc. Would definately go back. Only downside - 15 mins walk from the old town

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Everywhere
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

I booked this hotel because it was reasonably priced. The hotel has comfortable rooms, not very large or sophisticated but not bad. The location is not perfect, a little out of Old Riga, but still in the city center and a short walk from everything there is to see. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere with a lower price, but still reasonable quality.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Molokai, Hawaii
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288 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

Nothing in particular, either good or bad, stood out for me during my four nights at the Albert Hotel. The location is pretty average—it is a 10-minute walk to Old Town. The rooms are pretty average. Housekeeping is very average—I stumbled over the maids pretty regularly (or perhaps it was the other way around). The breakfasts were a little less than average, but for the Baltics they were okay. The Internet was frequently out although the problem never lasted for more than an hour—average for a lot of parts of the world. And the price: Pretty average for what was included. In short, there wasn’t anything really wrong with the Albert, but it wasn’t very special either.

I do need to add a paragraph about Riga. I travel a lot and have been all over the world. I have never found a city with residents that I would describe as being so crabby. A friend of mine lived in Latvia for a while and told me, “No, the Latvians aren’t crabby. They just have had a tough time getting on the right track after years of Soviet domination.” I accept the history, but not the premise. I found (with only two exceptions) that the interchanges I had with the locals were cold and frequently difficult. I’ve never said that about a city before. The same was true of every single person working at the Albert Hotel. And it is worth knowing that this is a very expensive place—expensive like London or Abu Dhabi. Ditto for the hotel (e.g., $15 to launder a pair of jeans). I came here because it was on the way to Tallinn and I had a few extra days. I wish I had just skipped Riga.

Room Tip: Take the shuttle bus from the airport. It is one euro. A taxi will cost you 20.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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77 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

My second stay for a month in two years at this fabulous hotel in Riga..Everything you could wish for with friendly helpful staff,service is fantastic,breakfast and meals .........the best.Very affordable .Cleanliness of the rooms which is most important to me is always done to perfection.The views over Riga are amazing and proximity to the Old Town is very good.Will stay again next year.

Room Tip: At the front with a view over Riga.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Albert Hotel

Property: Albert Hotel
Address: Dzirnavu iela 33, Riga 1010, Latvia
Phone Number:
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Riga
#25 Luxury Hotel in Riga
#27 Romantic Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Albert Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 246
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Albert Hotel totally renovated in 2006 and situated in a quiet center of Riga in the exclusive zone of Art Nouveau architecture. Albert Hotel is located in the heart of Riga's Commercial center within easy walking distance to nearby embassies, headquarters of major banks, companies, state ministries, major exhibition centers, sport halls as well as old town. Albert Hotel has 246 modern and cozy rooms divided into three categories - Standard, Superior and Executive. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, television with cable channels, telephone, free high speed WI-FI Internet, hairdryer, radio and a minibar. To make our guests feel comfortable we kindly offer following additional services -lobby bar, laundry and wake-up services, safe-deposit at the reception desk and much more. On the 11th floor of Albert Hotel you will find a lounge bar with a terrace. There is an impressive view of Riga city center - neighboring examples of Art Nouveau and spacious parks. StarLounge bar of Albert Hotel will be the right meeting place before leaving to enjoy the night - life of Riga. ... more   less 
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