We booked a superior room, mainly with an intention to get a room which has a nice view. For our surprise, this particular superior room was located as low as at the 2nd floor. No view - except to the passing street and railroad track. Thank God the sound isolation worked well. But, on the other hand, the access to staircase was imminent and exiting the hotel very easy.
The rooms start to appear a bit worn out despite of the fact that the hotel is only a couple of years old. Also, Scandinavian design should only be used if you get a Finnish or Swedish designer. Otherwise it just goes wrong and looks a bit cheap.
The biggest surprise was in the bathroom. There is most likely a humidity problem. All such parts of the tiled wall which were in direct contact with the shower water, had dark mold in the seams! Also, the door frame at the shower side had gathered a lot of moist and had swollen so much that its coating had detached. Some water was also coming from underneath the shower cabin, which makes me think there might be more surprises underneath it.
Our room was 203. I suggest the hotel to start to putting more effort in maintenance. We were busy in enjoying the city and did not bother to complain and to change the room, since the deficiencies didn't bother us that much. Our stay was good, but next time we will still pick some other hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the historical part of the Riga – Old Town – the Avalon hotel offers the unique opportunity to enjoy the Middle Ages charm and elegance of the city combined with modernism and comfort. The new four-star Avalon represents the combination of modernity and antiqueness with the full reflect of the New life in the Old Town. The panorama elevator will let you feel this special atmosphere in the Atrium of the hotel. With a view of commercial and shopping center, Daugava River, the old town churches and towers the Avalon hotel is ideal place for tourists and business persons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Hotel Riga