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Wellton Elefant Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   90 Kalnciema Street, Riga 1046, Latvia   |  
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Ranked #25 of 102 hotels in Riga
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great hotel near the airport.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

The Elefant Hotel is a very reasonably priced hotel near the airport. Very clean, very good service. The only negative - it's not near Riga's Old Town. I highly recommend the hotel to travelers looking to stay near the airport, or to traveler's with transportation/willing to use public transportation.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

Very nice, quiet and comfertable hotel with nice staff. We did not find the distance to the old town as a problem. Good and cheap conection by train, buses and taxi.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2009

It was quite a good business hotel, clean and comfort, focused on minimal design. It''s located not far from the airport, but far away from the picturesque Old Town of Riga. If i ever return to Latvia, i am not sure if i will prefer it again. Buses and taxis stuck in traffic are not what i dream of Riga...

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

I went for a city break from Friday to Monday to Riga. In general it is cheap and easy to use the public transport (bus) to go between airport - hotel - centre (0,4 Lat for one way). Bus station (line 22 or 53) is located about 200 metres from the hotel. The way to the centre isn't within walking distance (~ 5 km) and without any attractions. Restaurant and bar service personnel with moderate engagement. Service desk was friendly and pro-active.
Breakfast was offered up to 10:30 or 11:00 (weekend) on a moderate level. It isn't recommended to use the room without locked window before the busy road and the air-pollution.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2008

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Rooms are very comfortable. Although we stay in a room beside the streets with one of the most traffic in Riga we didn't hear nothing. Very good bathroom with lots of amenities. One of the best places if you stay in Riga for business purposes or do need to wait for your flight as the hotel is between Riga and Airport which are both about five kilometers away from the hotel. Far rates. Parking not

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- Breakfast can be slightly improved
- not the best place for a sightseeing trip as it is not in Riga downtown (but you can use the bus to get to centre)

  • Liked — service and the hotel at all
  • Disliked — location
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2008

We stayed at the Elefant on a way to Lithuania and loved it. Highly recommended!
Will definitely come back soon.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2008

New (as of August 2008) hotel with (almost) every thing top notch. This is a modern, efficient, hotel, located immediately by a major highway on the way to the airport, with no old world charm whatsoever, but everything the modern person (who prefers carrying his own luggage) would require. Room superb, lobby area and restaurant very nice. Internet connection very good. Noise from highway, but with the window closed the room is very quiet. Value for money is absolutely excellent, and the receptionist we met on arrival was very helpful in every way.

Would really have liked to give this one top score (for what it is), but we were let down: Breakfast was supposed to be included in the price, served to our room from 05:00 to 06-something. Even though we ordered every thing in written form by way of the supplied form (hung on the door at night) and confirmed at the reception, nothing showed up. We had two rooms on separate floors, no joy in either. And no real urge by receptionist to be bothered.

  • Liked — Hyper modern
  • Disliked — Did not escape typical Baltic attitude towards service
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Wellton Elefant Hotel

Address: 90 Kalnciema Street, Riga 1046, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Riga
#9 Business Hotel in Riga
#18 Romantic Hotel in Riga
#20 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Wellton Elefant Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wellton Elefant Hotel - contemporary business hotel Wellton Elefant Hotel is located in the rapidly developing area and just few minutes away from Riga International Airport and the heart of Riga city - Old town, frequent public transportation service will not leave you disappointed as well. This unique modern hotel offers individuality blended together with high service standards - and of course the Great Elephant - symbol of wisdom, luck and loyalty. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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