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“The worst room I ever stayed in!”
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Grand Hotel Riga
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Ruse
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 March 2014

I stayed there on a business trip, thank heaven it was only for one night! Very good location, great view over the Danube river. According to the reviews apparently there are renovated and non-renovated rooms, of course mine was non-renovated - dingy, dusty and very depressing, I guess untouched since the communist era back in 1985. The bathroom was also awful. Disgusting experience, horrific squalor. Never again!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

I spent just one night at the hotel, but I am impressed with the design, spacious rooms and great view to the Danube. Very polite staff. Breakfast looks rather modest and does not correspond to the overall good impression.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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2  Thank Nikola C
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

If you go there - choose renovaated room. The hotel is old and many of its rooms are awful.

The staff is great though and the restaurant with the garden near the river is amazing.

The breakfast is full of many delicious food.

Room Tip: Choose renovated room
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Alexandra G
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

Very nice hotel in on Danube river, i suggest absolutely to book the Superior Room: fabolously renovated and big, with a beautiful view on the River. (I paid 50€)
The personnel extremely kind and professional.
Panorama restaurant on the highest floor, offers an interseting and delicious menu with really affordable prices. Waiters really professional and gentle.
In Ruse is a must to go there.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
2  Thank Gregg73
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

The receptionist was very attractive and very pleasant and we were upgraded on arrival to a premier room. The building was an old communist era concrete block that had been well upgraded. The bedroom has a vast arrange of goodies including more fresh fruit than could be eaten.
Then came the next morning! - Do management ever look in bathrooms? No plug in the sink, tap control knob floating around in the breeze, bath waste so blocked the water didn't flow away from a shower for over fifteen minutes. The breakfast selection was good but the black tea wasn't, the hot food wasn't (cold scrambled egg and bacon is pretty revolting) and I don't know what relationship the orange juice ever had with an orange but it certainly wasn't that intimate.
And then check out - why are check out staff the opposite of receptionists? Need I say more - unhelpful and demanding.

Room Tip: View from the ninth floor was good
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

The hotel is situated at the end of the pedestrian zone on the bank of the river. Currently it is in the process of rejuvenation. The luxury rooms are spacious and very comfortable. I had a superb view towards the river. Since the hotel was almost empty there was a problem with hot water. Excellent breakfast except for the juices which are pure chemistry.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank ariel1803
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

It is the highest and bigest hotel on the Danube river.
The view is nice over the river and over the city.
Also, the top floor restaurant has a nice view.
However, the old style is present all over the building, despite recent renovation.
Suitable for business trips, not for families or kids.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank CarpatBike
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Riga

Address: Pidunavski blvd 22, Ruse 7000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Ruse Province > Ruse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Ruse
Price Range: £37 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Riga 4*
Number of rooms: 172
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