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“Good hotel, perfect location just behind the house of the Black Heads”

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Hotel Garden Palace
Ranked #66 of 112 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed 28 September 2012

Located in a central position it is at a stone's throw to nearly every nice spot in riga.Walking distance to pubs and monuments. the hotel is very charming, with beatiful furniture and ceramics. the room was small but clean, and the breakfast was just gorgeous, every kind of food could have been found there! smoked fish, sausages, bacon omelette, and croissants and cakes as wall. for what it's worth i guess a good choice for visiting riga.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

The hotel is well situated in the old town of Riga and thus close to many of the key sights. Easy to reach with regular bus from the airport. Recently renovated and in prime condition. Some of the rooms such as ours are however very small with two beds in line along the wall. Friendly staff. Good breakfast. A somewhat inpersonal night bar.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

We stayed at this hotel in Aug 2012, and liked it very much. The location is very good: in the old town within walking distance to most of sights, lots of restaurants nearby and also easy access from and to the airport (bus nr 22, less than 5 min walk to the hotel from the bus stop). Staff is really friendly & helpful! We booked "normal" double room, but we got big room with big terrace & comfortable bed from the upper floor, so this was very nice surprise! Breakfast was one of the best I´ve had. I can really recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here March 2011. We had a huge room with a large king bed, large beautiful bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath for two and our own personal spa in the bath room too amazing. One of the best complimentary breakfast ever. Great staff very friendly and helpful. Loved Riga really cool place, great food and local beer and cheap prices. Old town very cool, go to the top of the church tower great view of the city and river, and also go to the skyline bar at the radisson blu hotel and go to the flying frog cafe great beer and food. Stay worry of some of the locals as we got ripped off buy a guy asking for change to put in the meter for his car some how he conned me into giving him ten lats for some Lithuanian coins which I did not realize was Lithuanian until I went to the bar. (Lithuanian money is worth nothing) was first time traveling in Europe so lesson learned.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

This was the best complimentary breakfast we ever had. Staff was great. They let us check in very early. Location was very good.
The problem was the music in the courtyard. They played music from early afternoon untli 11:00 or 12:00. It was loud enough that you could still hear it with the window closed. You could not open your window. Also, there is a charge for wifi.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

The first point to make is that Riga is a great city to visit.This hotel is situated in a good position in the old town and there is much to see. We visited in the summer when Riga was vigrant and outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants were busy but not packed. The canal area and parks are lovely and the Art Noveau area fabulous.
The hotel has many charming features, including a pretty courtyard where meals and drinks can be consumed .The interior of the building is handsome with beautiful staircases and corridors full of antique furniture and fresh flower arrangements.What a disappointment awaited us when we opened the door of our double/twin room. It was a box room with two tiny beds and one wall actually had a big hole in it. There were no tea or coffee making facilities and nowhere to have a comfortable sit down.It was like a different world inside compared to the outside. There was a shower only and no bath in the miniture bathroom.
On the positive side, the staff were very helpful and the standard of cleaning was good. On the negative side, the traffic outside was noisy and we would not recommend the restaurant in the evening . The food took ages to arrive and then was served cold so had to be returned. Breakfast however was a different matter. There was an extensive choice of: cold meats; smoked fish: cheeses; salads;pickles; fruits ;cereals and pastries. There was cooked food also .We had a busy time in Riga and in the surrounding area so we accepted our lot but would be reluctant to recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

The hotel is in a great location. If coming into Riga from the airport on the number 22 bus, get off immediately after crossing the river, take the subway under the road and tram lines, and you have reached the corner of the street on which the hotel stands.
The hotel is opposite the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and the back of the House of the Blackheads - it is a very pleasant stroll from the hotel around the historic old town.
The hotel is an attractive building, with a lovely courtyard garden. Inside, it is beautifully furnished and decorated, with antique pieces and artworks throughout the hotel. Our room was a junior suite, which was very spacious, in the same elegant style of decor as the rest of the hotel. It had two tall windows, and a balcony with a table and four chairs, overlooking the courtyard. The king size bed was very comfortable, and the room also had two large armchairs. The bathroom had a large, deep bath. As another review mentioned, the towels were quite worn and thin.
Breakfast was excellent, with an extensive choice, and served in an attractive dining room by the courtyard. At check-in, we received two vouchers for half price drinks in the hotel bar.
So why only a three star rating, rather than five? On our last evening, a party took place in the dining room, directly underneath our junior suite. The heavy thump of the music came up through our room, and the guests partied in the courtyard just below our windows, chanting, cheering and applauding. It was like trying to sleep in a nightclub until the party stopped. As we had an early flight to catch the next day, we needed the sleep and the loud party made this impossible. However, if you are lucky enough to stay on a night without a party taking place there, you may find the hotel nice and quiet at night.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Grecinieku iela 28, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#44 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range: £34 - £166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Garden Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most elegant and unique 4star hotel Garden Palace was opened in the beginning of 2007. 19th century building is superbly located in the heart of Riga, part of the city with ample opportunities for entertainment, business and acquitance with the Latvian culture. The fabulous panoramic view of the Old Riga, Town Hall Square, embankment and great river Daugava is one of the advantages of the hotel Garden Palace. ... more   less 
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