I was warmly greeted. As I had prepaid through Expedia, everything was ready. I was in my room within five minutes of entering the lobby. The room was clean. I was not expecting the particular set up of the room. It's rather open, but the bathroom does have a frosted glass door. It was a very comfortable room and was within easy walking distance of anything I wanted to see the evening I spent in Riga. Excellent choice.
I stayed here with a colleague for work, and it was quite nice overall. The staff were very helpful, and the room was decent for European standards. Quite a large bathroom, and a nice big window. Although the hotel was quite a distance out of "Old Riga," it was conveniently located right on the tram and bus stop. Additionally, it has a nice restaurant with a great breakfast and a bar on the top floor with bands/musicians every so often. My only complaint is that the walls were paper thin, and some guests on our floor decided to smoke on the one balcony (where it is posted non-smoking), which wafted into our room. Appeared to be taken care of the next day, however.
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My partner and I stayed at the Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars in Riga. We were given a very warm welcome and quickly came to realise that the hotel's aim was to be like a home from home. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who were extremely pleasant and happy to chat and answer questions. Added to this was the provision of tea and coffee all day long, as well as fresh fruit, an afternoon snack and an evening meal - at no extra charge. I found it to be a very relaxing stay. The hotel is conveniently situated about 10 minutes walk across a park to the Old Town. During our stay we visited the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, which is in the park and the Jewish Museum which is just around the corner from the hotel. There is a lot to see and this hotel was a convenient place to stay whilst we explored the lovely city of Riga.
The bed was very comfortable, the room was fine - not too hot - not too cold, and we slept very soundly. A refurbishment of the Reception and lounge/dining area had started on the day we left and as my only criticism would have been that some items of the furniture here could do with a make over, now that I know it's being done, I have no criticisms at all. We would recommend it and would be more than happy to stay there again.
The hotel building has an interesting story behind it of a family's escape during WW2, buried treasure and their eventual return to reclaim what was theirs. Go there and read about it yourself.
Frances from Liverpool, UK
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