Location involves some walking (or navigating the trolly bus network) but it's not a hardship. Quite a lot of restaurants nearby (more so than the last time I stayed there some 2-3 years ago).
The only reportable bad experience was the nerve-wracking Air Baltic bus trip to the airport which took way longer than the staff told me - due to traffic it must be said, but they never warned us how long it might take. Luckily we took an earlier than needed bus and made it in time. From the airport it was quick and easy: the elapsed time from wheels down to arriving at the hotel (drop off right at the door) was less than it takes to walk from the airplane to the baggage collection in Heathrow!
The breakfast is quite a large buffet selection. If I hadn't spent some years in Finland I would have said very large selection, as it's much better than hotels in the UK, Ireland, Estonia and other non-Scandinavian countries.
The room was adequate and quite ok for the price we paid, although we'd have like some more storage space; there were no drawers at all and only 4 or 5 hangers in the wardrobe section.
The roof-top bar was so good and the restaurants nearby so plentiful that we didn't see the need to go into the over-rated Old Town part of Riga at all (this wasn't my first time in Riga though).
I've tried other hotels in Riga, but I'll be returning to this one again the next time I visit.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Albert Hotel Riga
- Hotel Albert Riga