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“Not a 4 star hotel”
Review of Hotel Avalon

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Hotel Avalon
Ranked #13 of 112 Hotels in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 September 2012

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.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Janne R
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Not to bad.Breakfast was alrite.nothing great about the place.The bed was join frm twin to make as one bed...bathroom was clean .Hotel is located right infront of the tramp.But there is more nice hotel around there with better rates..I would come back as long as the have one master bed instead of join.I was there for 4 nites.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

A perfect choice for a visit to Riga. Nice rooms, nice breakfast, nice staff. Lovely roofterrace overlooking the old town. There's even a small room for smokers. What luxury if you like cigars! The Dome square is about a 5 minutes walk. The Central market (lovely place to go) is closeby, as is the station and shopping malls.

Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
5  Thank Bart v
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

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Placement is great, had a room with dinner included and this time it was quite good (only had dinner once last evning), value for money is good. Service on check out and wake up call was great.
And bus to airport goes from outside the door.
Good service from cleaning ladies.
Good view from my window.
6th floor outside terrace was open.
Taxi to airport with Airbaltic taxi (the green ones) at a prepaid rate of 10lat (ca €15,-)
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The bathroom look a bit old and the same for the room, service at check in could have been more smiling. better sound proof against noise from other rooms, some weird smell in my room when I arrived but window open for a few hours took care of that.
Breakfast could have been more interesting but it is enough to eat.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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4  Thank svharkes
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

This Hotel is very well located, just on the limits of the old city and 2 minutes from the train station.

Amenities and rooms are reasonably within what to expect from a 4-star Hotel. Not a top level 4 star hotel but still a very good price-quality relation.

Internet is free and quite fast. Breakfast is OK. Check-in/check-out is a bit on the slow side, mas still OK.

Rooms are confortable and well equipped.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank john2008a
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Excellent modern rooms with a bath tub and beautiful view to Riga Old town. Wonderful location and easily reached also by car, just at the edge of the restricted driving area in old town. Friendly staff, high quality breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Krisse_FI
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Had a weekend trip to Latvia, Riga. Booked Avalon Hotel after looking on the reviews. It has nice, big rooms. Good cleaning. Nice bathroom. The hotel bar has polite and quick personel. The front desk is another story. They forget what you ask about (we had requests in advance), they seemed to look at you as something to interrupt they daily routine instead of a guest. But customer service is not what Riga is famous for either. Would anyway consider the hotel again, the cleaning lady and other part of the staff is ok, and it hold a good standard. Service gives a big minus tough.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Stian Hagemann J
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Additional Information about Hotel Avalon

Address: 13 Janvara St 19, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Riga
#10 Business Hotel in Riga
#13 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range: £44 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Avalon 4.5*
Number of rooms: 111
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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