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Hotel Monte Kristo
Ranked #45 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“Great Place to stay”
Reviewed 2 October 2012 via mobile

Arrived before lunchtime & room was ready for us. A very nice room awaited us. After an evening out we arrived back to hotel & enquired about upgrading to a jnr suite. We were too tired to move there & then but after an early Alarm we packed & were able to move to new room before departure to Vilnuis for Day at 6am. Super customer Service. The jnr suite is excellent & far More room

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Stayed here for three nights at the end of September. Firstly, the location is the main advantage of staying in this hotel. Its situated on the edge of Old Town, next to the trams, bus station and is just about far enough away from the noise that must blight other hotels and guesthouses. The main sights of Old Town are all within walking distance, so there isn't any need to use any of the very over-priced taxi's.

The rooms are ok, bed's small but comfy and the shower in my room was very nice indeed. I would say they are adequate for the price that we paid.

Breakfasts were included but it was pretty average.

One problem i did have was, and I'm not saying this is the hotels fault, that there was a group of 20-25 Brit's on a stag party staying here and around 3-4am every night there was a tremendous noise outside full of expletives and football chanting.

The staff were helpful in the sense that they dealt with any queries without fuss. Hotel transfers were well done. Internet was fairly slow but again adequate.

I would suggest that if you can pre-book a room then go for one on the higher floors. My room was on the first floor next to reception and returning revelers could be heard coming home in the late hours.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Saint Paul
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

We enjoyed our 3-night stay at the Monte Kristo and would return again. Rooms a bit small, but then ours was a triple which probably accounted for that "congested" feeling. Round shower stall was particularly tight.

The Monte Kristo is an excellent base from which to discover Riga. Close to trams as well as the central market and bus station, as well as right on the edge of the old town.

We felt we received good value for our money. Breakfast with a good selection including meats, vegetables, pancakes, eggs. We also ate dinner in the hotel restaurant one evening and thought the food was good.

We could not determine the job of the guy who sit in a kiosk opposite the registration desk. Is he security, or what? He can't be the bellhop as he didn't offer to carry bags.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

We stayed at the Monte Cristo for 2 nights in 2 rooms (we were originally only staying one night). The first room was a twin and the second a double and both were reasonably spacious and had good modern showers. The layout of the twin wasn't perfect as it was quite a long narrow room but it was perfectly adequate. The breakfast was very good with plenty of choice and it was available for a 3 hour window. The hotel is in a great location, an easy walk to the bus and train stations and the old town.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2012 via mobile

One of the better hotels in this price range in Old Riga. We stayed in two premium double rooms that were newly decorted and very clean. 

A great location to explore central Riga. Breakfast wasn't crowded and had a small but food quality selection of local food. Staff were also very friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

I am a bit of a world traveler (39 countries so far) and I always stay in four star hotels if I can. This was not a four star hotel. It was a three star if you don't count the unrenovated rooms which they try to sell you, which are more like two star. Unfortunately I had pre-paid for four nights, otherwise I would have left after one. The rooms are odd shaped, dark, narrow and small. The decor of the renovated rooms is hideous. I paid extra to switch to a "junior suite" which was nothing of the sort. It was the size of a regular room in a proper four star hotel. The toilet sewage backed up into the bathtub. The plumber came twice, but for the rest of the stay my room smelled like toilet. They said they had only some small, unrenoved rooms to give me. The whole experience basically ruined my trip to Riga, which is a beautiful city. There are so many gorgeous four star hotels in Riga. And for the same price! Don't have your heart broken like I did. Also the breakfast was gross.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Monte Kristo

Property: Hotel Monte Kristo
Address: Kaleju iela 56 | Old Riga, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#37 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monte Kristo 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An elegant and cozy boutique hotel in the unique historic part of Riga - Old Town. You will find museums, monuments of architecture, popular places of leisure and relaxation, the largest shopping centers, banks, state institutions and embassies located in immediate proximity to the hotel. Within a few minutes walk there are Bus and Railway Stations as well as the Sea Port. Hospitality, exclusive service, highly professional and friendly personnel will make your relaxation unforgettable! ... more   less 
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