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Guesthouse Jakob Lenz

2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Lencu 2, Riga LV1010, Latvia
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Ranked #9 of 46 Riga B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed at this place for 2 nights in summer.The location is alright, walking distance to the old town. After the whole day of walking you might be a little hesitant to walk back tho. It has a safe carpark in the court yards. The room was good size but not in the best condition. The courtain had come undone... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We loved this place, dont be put off by its location down a shabby side street.A fine old building with stone floors and an iron spiral staircase-full of atmosphere, large airy rooms and an excellent breakfast plus good service.It is situated right next to the spectacular Art Noveau district of Riga.The only downside is that any not very fit guests... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The price is realy good for riga. As mentioned bellow, breakfast is delicios. You got everything you need. Rooms are not so big, but with a good furniture. So it is a very good oplace to styay in Riga. The only issue is that it is located outside the city center. So youi will have to walk, and plan you... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

While in Tallinn, Estonia I attempted to book Guesthouse Jakob Lenz online. All went well until I got into the booking page which was only in Estonian. I did note that the rates for the dates I wanted were 27-29 euros. Subsequently, I tried to book with other English-language Web sites but the booking page never came up. So we... More

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Trento, Italia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

We spent 3 nights in this hostel. Very clean, big enough room, helpful and friendly staff and free internet (when it works..). A special mention for breakfast, definitely the best I've ever found in a hostel. Situated in a quiet street in the middle of the Art Noveau district, just 10/15 mins walking from the old town. Highly raccomended to... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Before we came to Riga, we heard that Riga is quite an expensive city so we were happy to find Jakob Lenz guesthouse. It is a nice guesthouse with special sort of atmosphere. It is something between a hostel and a hotel. Personally, I don't like sterile hotels, I'd rather stay in a budget hotel with a "soul". We were... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

We had a fab trip to Latvia for the capital's marathon. We've reviewed the Jakob Lenz under various headings, and given some recommendations at the end. Comms - There is one computer terminal with free web access is available in the foyer. It's a bit slow. The receptionist kindly printed out a couple of important documents for us, for no... More

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Cental Belt Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

As some other reviewers have pointed out, the area around the house is less than inspiring - I honestly wondered where the taxi driver was taking me...and have to admit I didn't feel particularly safe late at night on the streets around. There are graffitied walls, buildings which are padlocked just along the street. It takes a good 15-20 minutes... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

My very good assessment is qualified by the low price. Given I only paid €20 or so per night, I was tolerant of some of the drawbacks. Overall, I was delighted with my stay and would certainly come back again. Trying to be fair to both the guesthouse and any prospective guests, here's how I saw things: The positives: 1.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

Guesthouse was in a nice area, about a 20 min walk from the centre of town. Breakfast was simple, but fine. Staff were great and really helpful!

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Address: Lencu 2, Riga LV1010, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
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Ranked #9 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Guesthouse Jakob Lenz 2*
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