Hotel Justus is a fairly small hotel right in the heart of Riga. We stayed at a superior room with a king size bed on the top floor for 4 nights just before midsummer in June 2012.
Rooms are very charming and comfortable - the room we had has been the biggest hotel room we've had anywhere in Europe! Room we had was facing the street so occasionally you could hear some noise but if you keep your window shut it really didn't bother us at all - even during fri-sat night.
Hotel offers a breakfast which is rather nice but not all that special. If you want something better than the average bacon and eggs please try a nice little cafeteria around the corner. Pastries and cakes and bread is absolutely incredible in this town!
Staff is nice and helpful and the room was kept clean and towels changed daily. Hotel is full of charming little details. Make sure to take a ride in the elevator and stop at every floor to see what kinda artwork they have! ;)
Location is perfect. You can walk everywhere in the Old Town and there's lots of restaurants and pubs and little shops everywhere. Market Halls and the newer city center are also pretty close so if you enjoy walking you don't need public transportation at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four-star boutique Hotel Justus is located in the very of the old town of Riga, literally a few steps away from the famous Dome cathedral, within the architectural area protected by UNESCO as a part of world heritage. The immaculate renovation of the historical building was completed by April 2009, and so today the authentic facade conceals 45 cosy rooms uniquely designed to embrace the charm of genuine brickwork combined with fascinating art objects, antique as well as contemporary. Personalised service matched with attractive pricing policy makes Hotel Justus of great interest for a wide range of guests. The hotel’s site possesses high historical value, since it was part of the plot of land selected by Bishop Albert as the location for his Baltic residence back in 1210. However, the medieval wooden housing was destroyed by the fire in the 17th century, so the architectural ensemble comprising Jauniela Street today dates back to the 18th century. The facade of the hotel itself underwent the last major alteration in 1874. The building hosted a tavern in the early 19th century that was later replaced by typography and lithography services, in the 20th century it was occupied by artisan workshops, pharmaceutical laboratories, and then a cinema gallery and offices. Charms of architecture and historical atmosphere made this place a favourite shooting spot of Soviet movie-makers. Now the hotel belongs to a small group of friends that has spotted an empty run-down building and revived it with artistic energy.Idea of making restaurant Aleks comes from the simple desire to enjoy Riga of the beginning of the previous century. Interior is made from the household items of those times, which gives the restaurant unique look. ... more less
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