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Hotel Garden Palace
Ranked #67 of 111 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed 31 May 2009

We stayed there for a four day weekend, May 21-24, and it was excellent. Just like the previous reviews stated.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2009

We (me and my wife) have stayed in this hotel for 3 nights,and everything was just perfect.
To reach this hotel we took the bus nr 22 from the airport (0.4lvl p.p),and stepped of just 50 m from the hotel.
The building looked great from outside,and it was just opposite the museum of the latvian occupation and the house of the blackheads,all the things to see in riga are just a footstep away.

The hotel and the room particullary were very clean,the lobby room looked nice,the interiour in the hallway was beautifull.
Our room(Double standard) was very nice and clean,there was also a minibar and a flatscreen tv,the bathroom was very clean and had a shower,the shower was a little bit small.

Breakfast was perfect,lots of choice,and if something was finished we asked the staff and they would bring us,the location of the breakfast room was in the basement and was very loungy.

The hotel staff was always ready and friendly enough to help us with questions about locations and busses.

Just go to this hotel if you are out on a city-break to riga.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2009

Stayed at the Garden Palace Hotel Riga on a sightseeing trip in March. I was a bit concerned about Riga regarding some of the Riga forum discussions – but it is a wonderful city and would recommend it.

The hotel is very pleasant and I had a single room which was very nice. The decor has an old world feel about it, which I liked. The hotel buffet breakfasts were very good but at every breakfast they would play the greatest hits of Queen.

The hotel has a great location being in the old city and close to all the major attractions.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 January 2009

The purpose of of my trip to riga was a stag party so i wasnt expecting anything glamorous, not having booked the hotel myself, We arrived early on thursday evening having done the 8km cab ride from the airport, the front of the hotel does not look anything special but once through the archway you arrive into the lobby which is superb, check in was quick and easy as staff speak good english, i was sharing with two other guys and our room was on the 4th floor, on entering our room which was clean their was 3 single beds wardrobe, desk, mini bar and plasma tv. The bathroom was again clean, the shower was fast and had hot water it was a bit small (but then i am a big man), Note to familys or easily affended people when we switched our tv it went straight to the porn channel. The hotel was attached to a japanesse bar and resturant (which doubled as the breakfast room) beware of drink prices though we paid 20 lats for 4 beers 2 teas and 2 coffees which is about 26 pounds. Breakfast was great with lots of choice including fry ups cereals and toast etc. As for Riga itself local beer is roughly the same price as england but it bepends where you go beware of stripp clubs and bars alike as they are expensive, Overall i would reccomend thehotel for location and cleanliness and staff where very helpfull with our requests.

  • Stayed: January 2009
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Reviewed 23 September 2008

3 males aged 24-26
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a receptionist that spoke perfect English. The lobby was immaculately clean and well decorated.
We went to our romm a triple room on the 2nd floor. Basic enough with good sized bathroom and tv and fridge/minbar.
The location of this hotel is perfect to discover Riga.
Taxis nearby but you would not need them with this base as a location.
We did not eat in the adjoining restaurant but had an expenxive beer(4 Lats).
The recptionist on night duty really was so friendly and helpful.
The security staff did not bother us despite or late comings and goings.
The pubs and night clubs close by are all good and friendy.
Nautilus Night Club on Kunga iela has to be visited. Great night there

Stayed: September 2008
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Reviewed 19 August 2008

Was very disappointed with what is supposedly a 4 star hotel. The lobby area is very fancy but does not reflect what it's like in the rest of the hotel. When we arrived Eminem was blaring out from a sound system somewhere, which was a bit bizarre (I quite like Eminem but not in a hotel lobby!). The reception staff were fairly friendly but the room was absolutely awful. Really small, and more like a corridor. Our 2 (very small) single beds were opposite each other, end to end, (not touching but not far off) and there was only a metre or so of space from there to the other side of the room. The wardrobe was pathetic (barely enough for one person who travels light!), the bathroom was tiny and they had hardly any of the facilities I would expect from a four star hotel (at the very least a safe, decent toilet paper and more than 1 flat pillow each). We asked to be moved but was told the hotel was full. The breakfast wasn't too bad, but some fresh fruit (other than whole apples and kiwi fruit) would have been nice. The best bit was the porridge! The only positive about this hotel was the location. I've heard there are larger twin rooms available so if you are definitely going to stay here it'd be worth insisting on one of those. Oh, and those of a nervous disposition need to beware of the hard-core porn on the TV!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 August 2008

Very impressed with this modern, spotless, hotel which is in the old city and minutes walk to many of the most interesting attractions. I got a single room for Euro 65 per night. The room was a nice size and had an en-suite and television. It was bright and expensively furnished. Price included an excellent buffet breakfast with a large large choice of items. The bar is open till late - until last person leaves. There is a nice asian restaurant also for night time eating and the staff here are very friendly; prices are good and food is really tasty. If you are a SOLO traveller it hard to beat the sigle room rate and value for money offered by this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled on business
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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:
#46 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range: £33 - £192 (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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