I was there in Jan 2014. Freezing cold outside at this time of the year, so better avoid visiting Riga in the winter, unless absolute must. Joking aside...
The Albert hotel is a real value for money. Does not look exciting from outside (I suspect, this is a building remembering old Soviet times but pretty well refurbished since then). Rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. Definitely more then, what I was expecting for the money.
I was there on business and needed Wi-Fi connection during my stay for 2 nights. It was free and really worked (not the case everywhere). Emails, conference calls, webinars run smoothly through it.
The breakfast could definitely be improved but - again - for the price can't complain too much. I suggest the hotel limiting number of choices at the same time improving quality of the served food and drinks.
The reception staff was very polite, professional and helpful, when needed.
The location is slightly outside of the centre but definitely within walking distance of the old town and other main attractions - I tried and survived the temperature (ca. -15 deg. C). Also, easy to reach from the airport - within 30 min. by car or taxi.
Overall, a good choice for business and leisure, when slightly tight on budget.
PS. By the way - Riga seems to be a very nice city - will definitely visit to see more of it (when it gets a bit warmer:-).
- 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