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“Great value, friendly helpful staff”
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Hotel Monte Kristo
Ranked #43 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great value, friendly helpful staff”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

we just spend 4 nights here. our room has double layers soundproof windows, our room is very quiet room next to street. the room has air condition. very nice double room with bathtub.
the breakfast is very nice also in a cave ambience.
the reception speak good englush and are very friendly in answering all our questions.
it is very close to train and bus station. and it is right in the heart of old town near to shopping malls and supermarjet.
having a quiet room is important to us.
and our room is super quiet, although it is facing to a small park and street
its listedas a 4 stars hotel, i will say its probably 3 or 3 and half. but it is still
great value for what we paid.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

we stayed in the hotel for 2 nights .
The room was very , very small , I've put in my order , that we are travelling with small children, but there were no space even for couple.
Tiny bathroom . very noisy from the street . Air conditional didn't help a lot.
Breakfast was in small room , it was difficult to move.
there are stairs every ware , to the receptions , from the elevator to rooms - very hard to manage with luggage.
I strongly not recommended this Hotel

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Mäntsälä, Finland
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

My wife and I spent three nights in the suite for 280 euros. No complaints there, the price is reasonable. The room is spacious and the brand new bathroom terrific, equipped with jacuzzi and sauna. Unfortunately the bed is not of the same calibre; it's on the small side and the mattress is uncomfortable. Anyway, so far so good.

The big minus, however, is the location of the suite. It's in the ground floor right next to restaurant tables outside. If you don't draw the curtains in front of the big windows, anyone can see right in. (Unless, of course, the windows really are one-way mirrors. I didn't check.)

Let's face it: hotel suites are places where people very often like to get intimate. In this case, there's an additional kinky flavor with the knowledge that less than a meter away, behind the curtain and the not-so-soundproof window, there are people eating their dinner. Some may find this a turn-on, some perhaps not so much.

So the verdict: if you want a lot a space and a top-notch bathroom in a good location for a relatively reasonable price, look no further. Honeymooners, however, might want to consider alternative options.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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UK
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197 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

This hotel is in a very good location for the tourist that wishes to visit the old town. But this also means that taxis cannot reach the hotel fully so you end up dragging the luggage along uneven pavements. To make things worse you then have steps in order to reach reception.
Staff were not very interested in helping and found it easier to just say "no" to any request rather than trying to understand what you were asking them.
The rooms are small but they do have air conditioners. But, it seems they prefer you not to use them as there is no controllers for the units - and instead the chambermaids open the windows. We manage to turn on the unit and closed the windows and this made the room far more comfortable.
The bathroom was very small - mostly taken up with a huge bath. Totally unnecessary to have a bath at all - a walk-in shower would be far more appropriate for a hotel like this which caters mainly for tourists.
Breakfast was poor, cold eggs, poor selection of bread, 1 kind of cheese and ham - and no bacon. The buffet was served in the basement. It was badly laid out with tables close to the food. Also with a narrow passage to get in as well as low ceilings the whole place was very claustrophobic. It was possible to take your food to the terrace, but I am disabled and walk with a stick so I have one spare hand only (and none spare when attempting stairs!!) - so no chance to carry food, cutlery, juice and coffee all that distance. No help was ever offered.
The only good thing really was the price - very good value for a quick stay, so if food and service does not matter, than try this one, otherwise shop around!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Dendermonde, Belgium
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

The location was excellent. Breakfast was very nice and they had a good variety. We stayed in a room for 3 persons, but it was very warm in the room and it smelled not nice. However it was good price/quality. It was very noisy at night because of the pub nearby. there was no airco

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located within the old town and most of the main sights are nearby. The bus station and central market is just across the hotel.
Breakfast was average but a good variety.
The staff were mostly friendly and willing to help.
The rooms was okay with air conditioning available.however some of the rooms were oddly shaped and had a slightly musty smell.
Overall, a great place to explore Riga.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Winchester, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This is not a four star hotel, but the price is not a four star price. The location was perfect for visiting Old Riga. The interior of the rooms is a little worn, but clean. The breakfast was good and we really enjoyed having it on the terrace. There is a supermarket just around the corner where you can find cheap large bottles of water (and beer) which is a necessity since even most of the locals do not drink tap water. We did not have dinner at the hotel, there are so many other inexpensive options nearby. The hotel is also only a 5 or 10 minute walk to both the train and bus stations and an inexpensive ride on public bus 22 from the airport. The staff was polite and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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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:
#36 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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