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“Good hotel in an excellent location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Justus
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Jauniela 24, Riga LV-1050, Latvia   |  
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Ranked #13 of 102 Hotels in Riga
Dublin
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138 reviews 138 reviews
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“Good hotel in an excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This hotel is located very centrally in old riga. It is clean and the staff are very helpful. The standard room we got was spacious enough for our needs. I asked for a quiet room. We were on the 5th floor so we didn't hear any noise from the street unless the window was open. The breakfast was strange, cheap cereals and juices and a selection of meat and fish (including chicken wings). I did not particularly enjoy the breakfast. But that is the only complaint I have. If I was in Riga again I would stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Nice hotel in a brilliant location to see everything - decent breakfast too. Couldn't fault anything - really loved Riga as well and the people were very helpful and friendly. Can imagine that it might be noisy on a weekend but we went Sunday to Thursday so was fine.

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Monterey, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Pleasant place once you find it. Good breakfast. Great restaurants nearby in Old Riga. Quiet but thin walls. Pleasant staff. Parking available. Shower in my room was unusual but worked fine. Easy to walk to everything in old Riga once you find it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Eclectic. This is the best word to describe Hotel Justus. What type of hotel is this, really? For a business stay it definitely lacks working table, but for a romantic stay two tiny separate blankets on double bed is nothing more but mockery.
You can’t say it lacks style, but what kind of style is that? It’s a mishmash of disjointed elements – part medieval, part rustic countryside house with bits of prewar aristocratic and kitschy pop culture and God knows what else.
Is it a 4 stars hotel? Well then, for that the room is definitely too cramped and too cold, the lighting in the bathroom is too dim, the restaurant certainly below expectations and it all makes the stay rather uncomfortable. But at the same time, reception staff is friendly, location is central, the old building is charming, Wi-Fi connection is perfect, and breakfast is rich.
They give you 20 percent discount for the food at the restaurant, but charge 4.50 for the cup of tea which you will need as there is no kettle in the room.
There are certainly other hotels in Riga with clearer identity, better value and amenities worthy of a 4 stars hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Perfect location, nice clean bespoke rooms with renovated original beams etc. ideally located in old town which can be walked round in a day. Close to all bars and restaurants. I'd easily stay here again was a very quiet chilled hotel.
1 gripe, the quilt covers were 2
Singles and not a double so had to keep pulling them back over me whilst sleeping. But all in all great hotel!!!!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheff, UK
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed at the Justus for a short break in February, the location couldn't have been better. 15 minutes (or thereabouts) from the airport; the journey there with an airport taxi (12 euros) was cheaper than the return journey with a hotel-booked taxi.

Our room was not ready on arrival (11.:30), not a problem though, we just went off to explore.........

The room was allegedly a superior one. I suppose one has to see others to be able to compare! It was quite spacious with a nice view over the front reception. The bathroom was also quite roomy with a few bits of toiletries. A word of note though ladies - the hairdryer was hopeless, life really is too short! The room was cleaned each day and the bed was very comfortable although I would've preferred a few more pillows. Storage space for clothes would not have been adequate for a trip longer than a few days.

The hotel itself was indeed 'quirky' with little pieces of interesting art dotted here and there. I was curious about the Christmas scene, though there were numerous homages to the festive period still standing around the city as a whole!

Breakfast was not really my cup of tea. I just do not understand why people would eat chicken wings, and battered (I think) prawns at this time of the day. There was plenty to be had however and something to please any palate; I would really have liked more bread though. We didn't eat at any other times in the hotel as there were too many other places to investigate..............

As the headline of this review suggests, the location of this hotel was amazing. We really couldn't have been more central, to the sites, restaurants and bars. Recommendations: Yolo, cocloco, Tim's mints (with a very Latvian bar next door we loved, with older men drinking Black Balzam), the aussie backpackers bar (complete with a camper van as the bar!), and the Kiwi bar. We did eat in a Lido, but didn't rush back. A trip to Jumarla also strongly recommended - 20 minute walk to the railway station, 2 euros 10 for a round trip to Majori!

All in all, a very pleasant stay. I would definitely recommend the hotel to a friend and would like to thank the very friendly hotel staff for making our accommodation so comfortable.

Room Tip: apparently the front of the hotel can be noisy at a weekend
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Breda, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This hotel is located in the center of the old town in Riga. Great location, it was part of the Dom Cathedral in the past, so ancient historical things can be seen in this hotel. For instance, the piece of wall from 14th century, and the closet in my room which was made over 140 years ago... Not only the location and decoration are great, the service is excellent too!! Staff are professional and friendly. Very helpful with problems I encountered with wifi connection. They also deliver freshly brewed coffee to your room from the lobby bar upon request. This is only the 2nd of my 4 nights staying here. I couldn't help to write this review before the experience is completed. Definitely a great place to stay while you are staying Riga for a great city tour! The price is very moderate for what you get!! The only drawback so far is due to the location, it could be a bit noisy at night as people are going home after pub hoppings...

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jauniela 24, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 102 Hotels in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Justus 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four-star boutique Hotel Justus is located in the very of the old town of Riga, literally a few steps away from the famous Dome cathedral, within the architectural area protected by UNESCO as a part of world heritage. The immaculate renovation of the historical building was completed by April 2009, and so today the authentic facade conceals 45 cosy rooms uniquely designed to embrace the charm of genuine brickwork combined with fascinating art objects, antique as well as contemporary. Personalised service matched with attractive pricing policy makes Hotel Justus of great interest for a wide range of guests. The hotel’s site possesses high historical value, since it was part of the plot of land selected by Bishop Albert as the location for his Baltic residence back in 1210. However, the medieval wooden housing was destroyed by the fire in the 17th century, so the architectural ensemble comprising Jauniela Street today dates back to the 18th century. The facade of the hotel itself underwent the last major alteration in 1874. The building hosted a tavern in the early 19th century that was later replaced by typography and lithography services, in the 20th century it was occupied by artisan workshops, pharmaceutical laboratories, and then a cinema gallery and offices. Charms of architecture and historical atmosphere made this place a favourite shooting spot of Soviet movie-makers. Now the hotel belongs to a small group of friends that has spotted an empty run-down building and revived it with artistic energy.Idea of making restaurant Aleks comes from the simple desire to enjoy Riga of the beginning of the previous century. Interior is made from the household items of those times, which gives the restaurant unique look. ... more   less 
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