This hotel has potential to be so much better, with a superb location in the middle of old Riga you are close to everything. I feel bad about complaining that the hotel was in desperate need for an upgrade, because the price should be a indication of what to expect, you will never find a 4* hotel with this kind of location at the price of this hotel, I paid somewhere around 275$ for 4 nights including breakfast. The funny thing is that it has a nice atmosphere and you can imagine how splendid it must have been when it was new. The staff was very professional and spoke good English, in the bar there was a very cute girl who went far to help with places to go and see.
The room was a medium size double room with two single beds, the sleep comfort was good and we had view over the plaza in front of the opera house and park.
Just 2 minutes walk from the Patel you have a nice shopping mall with spa and gym on the 5th floor, just a heads up, the prices are not cheap on anything else than food and drink. I was thinking I would buy Christmas presents but the prices was same as home, so no idea really.
We were told that this hotel will be closed for renovation soon, so then I just hope the prices will not be too high, but it was worth the money..
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