I spent two nights in this hotel in early 2000 in it's deluxe room and found it a bargain: just what these small hotels offer instead of the big ones with less individual touch and with a bulk of people brought in by a travel agency/tour operator.
I needed to book a room again after almost a decade, so I spent some time to find out what was the hotel I stayed in back then. Once I found it, I was exhilarated.
But when asking for the price of the room, I was given a price of 600 euros (last time it was 79 euros for two).
Ok, it was for around the new year but still: the only place where I have bumped into similar prices is Manhattan.
One cannot blame another for being an entrepreneur but seriously: about 10-fold prices, equating those with Manhattan?
I believe Tripadvisor is the place to make such voices vocal: be advised that my first experience here was very pleasant: I just don't think that the 'regular' customers should be treated like this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Art Hotel Laine is located in the historical city center of Riga, just a few minutes away from Old Riga. Hotel is located in a magnificent Art Nouveau building that was put up in 1912. The modern interior is combined with wonderful Art Nouveau elements, which lends particularly special charm. Rooms are decorated in harmonious colors, which give homely atmosphere. A comfortable bed guarantees a great night's sleep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Laine Hotel Riga