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Wellton Old Riga Palace Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 / 10 Minsterejas Street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia (Formerly Old Riga Palace Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #39 of 102 hotels in Riga
Sydney, Australia
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“Nice hotel in the old town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights and loved it. This hotel is a 5 min walk from the Old town square and surrounded by attractions and restaurants. The hotel staff is super friendly and when they could not find the room type that I booked available, they immediately upgraded me to the nicest rooms in the hotel. Room was spacious, comfortable and with quality fixtures. Free high speed wifi and included breakfast (limited choices though) were welcome too.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matiss_Cesnieks, Manager at Wellton Old Riga Palace Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Guest

We are pleased to read that you have very much enjoyed your stay with us and that you found everything of a high standart, especially our rooms. We would also like to thank you for positive comments about our team members who provided you excellent service.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Wellton Elefant Hotel.


Kindest Regards
Matiss Cesnieks
Wellton Hotel Group
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I booked 2 rooms for 3 nights and we were greeted and shown to our rooms - no problem so far. Unfortunately the aircondition in one of the rooms was not working, and even though we told them every day, they did not manage to get it fixed, and we were offered absolutely no compensation! They simply did not care.

One of the rooms was extremely tiny and the shower unusable for people size XL or more. The breakfast buffet was in my opinion really bad - i have had better breakfast in french motorway hotels! But I guess that that taste differs from country to country.

Tho good part wars the location: central but still relatively quiet. Good bar, clean rooms, friendly staff in the reception. But it seemed that the hotel was run by 20-something year old people. Good service, great english but without any means to get much done.

There are so many hotels i central Riga, and should I return, I would probably try another one. But that should not keep you from booking the Old Riga Palace.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Matiss_Cesnieks, Manager at Wellton Old Riga Palace Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to post a review after your stay with us.We are disappointed that your stay was not all that it could have been. We would like to apologize on behalf of the hotel and its team for your stay. We like to explain that guests who like more comfort ,we always suggest to choose Superior comfortable seating area. Please accept our apologies for caused inconveniences regarding the services and we will try to fix these problems as soon as possible. Like to inform that your comments has already forwarded to the corresponding hotel departments.

Thank you one more time for your comments we appreciate that stay with us and we will be more than happy to welcome back.


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Matiss Cesnieks
Wellton Hotel Group
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We booked this hotel three months in advance but yet when we tried to check in we were advises they had double booked and sent us miles outside the city centre to a bloody hostel that smelt like urine and I had to sleep in the floor despite paying for a four star hotel with spa treatments we couldn't even get a drink or bite to eat and they were so so rude to us!!! The hotel couldn't of cared less that they had double booked and sent us out to the sticks and were also rude, I've never ever received serviceable this in my life and the staff couldn't of cared less- don't waste your money here guys cause u won't even get to stay here!!! Liars!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Matiss_Cesnieks, Manager at Wellton Old Riga Palace Hotel, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear, Guest.

Thank you for taking the time to review our Old Riga Palace hotel. We truly value the opinions of our custumers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations.Providing our guests with the best possible hospitality and service has always been our mission. We already forwarded your comments to corresponding hotel and we already fix these problems, more like to inform that we are constantly improving our services - including personal staff trainings.

We hope to see you again in the futute and wish you the very best.

Best Regards
Matiss Cesnieks
Wellton Hotel Group
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I spent 4 nights in this Hotel recently and was initially worried about the surroundings- not a particularly salubrious area of Riga with derelict buildings next door and up the road but I need not have worried.

This Hotel is extremely well positioned with the river front seconds away and the central part of Old Riga less than 5 mins walk- just ignore the old ruins!! My room (number 101) was small but then I only booked a single room but very smart. Bathroom too was smart but a bigger person than me would have had a problem fitting through the shower opening. My room was very well air conditioned. I believe I was lucky here because I heard other people complain that the air conditioning in their rooms did not work and indeed the public rooms lacked air conditioning.

Staff that I came in contact with were friendly and spoke reasonable English. Breakfast was extremely good with plenty of choice. There was a small under used bar which I eat and drank in once- a good meal on my first night before I discovered other bars/restaurants in the town.

All in all, a good value Hotel. I enjoyed my stay very much and would stay again if I ever go back to Latvia.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matiss_Cesnieks, Manager at Wellton Old Riga Palace Hotel, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear Guest

We are very pleased to learn how much you enjoyed your stay with us.Your kind comments are greatly appreciated.Custumer care is amongst our highest priorities and it is always gratifying to receive such praise.

Once again thank you very much for your kind support and we look forward to welcoming back to any of the Wellton Hotels in the near future.

Kindest Regards
Matiss Cesnieks
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Wellton Hotel Group
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

.We had booked this particular hotel as we know Old Riga quite well and wanted to stay in that particular area as the bars and restaurants are quite good there and we wanted to indulge in the Spa of this hotel also.
we arrived late in the evening having flown into Riga and getting delayed at passport control. When we eventually got to the hotel, tired and hungry we were rudely told by the very unhelpful receptionist that they had double booked and did not have a room available for us, despite us booking our room 3 months previous. There was no apology given. We were then bundled into a taxi and brought 12km outside of the city to what I can only describe as a hostel. Nowhere to get a bite to eat or a night cap. The alternate accoodation that was provided to us was horrific, it stank of human urine in the corridors and the bedroom was so small that you couldn'teven close the door, there was only 2 beds also despite us paying for a triple room and one of our party had to sleep on a sofa. When we contacted the hotel the next morning they said they would send a car to being us back in to the city complementary, we waited over 2 hours for this car to arrive and despite calling them back several times, they lied to us each time saying the car was only a few minutes away which led to us missing our travel arrangements that we had paid in advance for. Again no apology was given. We eventually sorted our own transport back to the hotel to complain to the manager, who to be fair did empathise with us but still never arranged any sort of refund or compensation, in the end the hotel finally arranged transport after a 2 hour wait again to our destination as we had missed the pre arranged transport we had organised but at this stage we had lost half a day and were so mad it ruined our trip. We are still waiting to be refunded for the room we paid for and never got.

Room Tip: there are better choices in Old Riga where you might actually get to stay in the hotel that you book...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lahti, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

If you like to have a glass of sparkling wine at breakfast, this is your choice. Very near to old city and attractions. You can walk to shopping centre nearby. Public traffic connections are great. Not many tv channels, but who needs them anyway... If you are oversized, don't take economy room cause you don't fit into the shower cabinet. Breakfast usual. I recommend.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Turenki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We spent three night here with few friends and I have really nothing to complain. Nice and clean place and you can find everything needed near. Taxi to airport costs ten lats and bus 0,70. Very good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matiss_Cesnieks, Manager at Wellton Old Riga Palace Hotel, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Dear , Rondiye
Thank you for taking time to provide your feedback regarding our hotel on TripAdvisor. We are certainly happy to hear that generally you were satisfied whit your stay with us and we appreciated your positive feedback on our location.
Even you would like to try another hotels in Riga , We truly hope that you will choose our hotel again and we will be more than happy to welcome you soon!

Kindest regards,
Matiss Cesnieks
Assitant Marketing manager
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Address: 8 / 10 Minsterejas Street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia (Formerly Old Riga Palace Hotel)
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Riga
#15 Family Hotel in Riga
#26 Romantic Hotel in Riga
#27 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Wellton Old Riga Palace Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wellton Old Riga Palace Hotel - chic and elegant. Since 2009 Wellton Old Riga Palace 4 star hotel has been serving business travellers and tourists. Hotel's 6-story Art Deco building offers 100 elegantly decorated and comfortable rooms to the guests that are perfect for leisure and business as well, and has a capacity of hosting 200 guests. ... more   less 
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