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“Great location, ok rooms, poor cleaning”

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Old City Boutique Hotel
Ranked #26 of 110 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The hotel is very comfortably placed in max 10-15 min walking distance from anything in Old Riga. The staff was very helpful and friendly, although sometimes very slow.
Large rooms and comfortable beds, floor heating in the bathrooms was a pleasent surprise. Aircon was efficient and silent.
Breakfast was sufficiently diverse with serials, full english, cheeses, cold cuts, toast and fruits and veg. The coffee machine produced surprisingly drinkable coffee.
However, the drawdown was the cleaning: carpets in the room had visible large stains, the floor of the room was not vacuumed even once over 3 days. We never got replenished the shampoo and shower gel tubes, they did not remove the used cups and glasses from the room either.
So overall ok, but not something to return to, especially considering there are many other options.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a few days and this is a nice hotel.

Breakfast is ok and there is a nice bar on the entrance level.

The room was clean with a nice minibar. Bathroom and towels was also at a nice standard.

Location of hotel is very central in old town with close to many bars and restaurant.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
Thank LarsBeck
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The good bits:

Great location, across the road from the Opera House, 200m from St Peters, all of Vecriga available in 10-15 minutes stroll, public transport immediately accessible, the hotel structure is interesting. In many ways, these are the most important things.

The bad bits:

Breakfast is poor if you like cooked not to be cold (I'm not talking lukewarm), dining facilities too small for the hotel and staff seriously overrun, toiletries and towels in room often not replenished, bath towels small, shower not thermostatic, TV in English either news channels or Nickelodeon.

Summary:

A hotel sitting on it's location laurels.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Sellbuyd8
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Overall this was not a good experience

Hotel is a 10 minute walk from bus station which is fine. On arrival I was given a room that was already occupied! Changed room and this one had a problem with the electrics so no air con and phone wouldn't charge - really annoying. They did attend to it fairly quickly though saying it was an 'ongoing problem'. The aircon never worked though.

The room is very clean and spacious, the shower is good but the wifi is TERRIBLE. Again really frustrating.

Breakfast was fine and the location of the hotel is good.

I put my Do Not Disturb sign on my room as left some expensive valuables there whilst I went out. I came back and housekeeping had been into the room. If anything had gone missing then I guarantee the hotel wouldn't have covered the costs

I don't come away to be p*ssed off and that's how I felt. Paying nearly 100 euros a night you would expect much more. This is not a 4 star hotel. It's a 3 star.

Wouldn't stay again.


Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
Thank seanyboy77
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This hotel had a makeover in the reasonably recent past and it is decent appearing. Our sleeping room and bathroom were clean and comfortable. Internet availability was spotty: sometimes okay other times nonexistent. Breakfast was okay, just! Kitchen staff were unpleasant, preferring to remain in the kitchen chatting in Russian rather than assisting guests in the dining room. In the bar area a rude young woman preferring to listen to loud rap music rather than attend to needs of guests.

Reception staff generally tried to be friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Old City Boutique Hotel

Address: Teatra iela 10, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Riga
#17 Family Hotel in Riga
#24 Business Hotel in Riga
#25 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range: ₹ 3,883 - ₹ 7,766 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Old City Boutique Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old City Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of the Riga Old city and it’s easy to feel the spirit of Riga city when you are close to cultural mainstays such as Latvian National Opera, museums, sightseeing. Restaurants and parks are with walking distance and shopping centre nearby. International Airport RIX just 15 km away. Old City Boutique Hotel can be called as a museum of the photography. In the hotel presents the collection of old photos of Riga by which you can view the history of the city until present times. There are 65 rooms in a hotel which are situated in two connected buildings. In one part hotel offers 11 rooms with spirit of history, romantic and quite atmosphere and in the other part - 54 rooms which are well furnished and designed according to modern style. Each 54 room has a bathroom, phone, TV, cable internet, minibar, and safe-box, iron with ironing board and rooms equipped by the system of the central air-conditioning and adjustable heating and floor heating. Hotel facilities and services meet the needs of today’s traveler. Warm atmosphere, harmony of interior, comfortable rooms, cozy Lobby bar – everything disposes for high-grade rest. ... more   less 
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Viesturs Hotel Riga

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