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Hotel Gutenbergs
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Doma laukums 1 | Entrance from Muku street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia   |  
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Ranked #45 of 102 Hotels in Riga
Murren, Switzerland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
128 hotel reviews
Reviews in 102 cities Reviews in 102 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“so well located”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

an hotel with character. which is why we like to stay here. the standard modern box hotel is fine but when the opportunity arises to stay somewhere with a difference then we take it. this place is one such location. some of the rooms are very quirky, with sloping floors and interesting structures in the room. this all adds to the charm. everything works very well and the staff are delightful and most helpful. and you cannot beat the location for everything in the old town of Riga and beyond. and good value for the capital city.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights on the first floor- Staff were helpful, breakfasts delicious and the hotel was located on the edge of the Old town close to all the attractions. Building has "old world charm" and was clean and comfortable.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Riga, Latvia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed here the night after our wedding because we had to get to airport next day to go to our honeymoon. We only spent few hours there but still was nice.
Everything was excellent. We were in the old wing of the hotel which is more charming and 19th century-ish.The floor was really crooked but it has to do with the building being old and actually it gave more charm and was funny. Might be a problem for people with mobility problems.

Breakfast buffet was quality and plentiful.

Room Tip: Old wing is nicer - the rooms are bigger, more old-ish with more medieval charm.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Riga, Latvia
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79 hotel reviews
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266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I stayed here for a few nights and I just don't understand the previous reviews or the hotels high rating. It is located in Old Town but Riga is small so you don't have to stay in Old Town. I would say this is an average hotel but has issues.

My first room was a twin room. It was relatively large but so packed with furniture that moving around the beds was difficult. There was a tiny window but no air conditioner. As it was over 25 degrees and only May, the room was hot. Can't imagine mid summer. I asked reception for a fan but they don't have them and they told me to open the window. Gee, why didn't I think of that? I then asked for a room with air conditioning since they do have it. I got moved upstairs. The room is very spacious. The a/c wasn't strong and leaked. I put a glass underneath it but had to empty the glass every 30 min. If I didn't, the cup overflowed and the carpet in the bedroom and hall were soaked. I ended up turning it off and suffering with the just the window, luckily the weather cooled off. I mentioned the issue to the maid but she didnt seem concerned. One note: Old Town is loud in the evening when the bars close so an open window means you need earplugs to sleep - some hotels in Old Town offer them to all guests. Also the walls are thin and I could here my neighbour walking around his room. I could also here him in the bathroom and having sex. Again, earplugs needed. The bathroom was very spacious but could use some shelving. The shower was odd. There was mould. Also, the attachment of the shower to the wall didn't work. The attachment piece was for a different size shower head. Thus I rigged it while using but it kept falling and I had bruises. Breakfast was adequate. I have seen better selection in lower star hotels. But get there early. If you are after 8.30, it is slim pickings and no tables. Overall, when I am back in 2 weeks I am staying elsewhere.

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Hotel is situated in a very good location, just in old Riga. The hotel stuff are polite and helpful. The breakfast was tasty.The hotel is cozy and charming. The front desk stuff was very helpful and with good sense of humor.
Most of historical places are very close. Many pubs and restaurants are just around the corner.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are touring the historic center in Riga, you could not ask for a better location. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the front desk is helpful. If you are looking for a modern 4-star hotel this property is not for you, but we really enjoyed our stay. It has old world charm and everything is in walking distance. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge England
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44 hotel reviews
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed here for four nights and were delighted with the hotel (chosen for us as part of a package with Baltic Holidays). The room was spacious and the receptionist very helpful when we asked to move rooms initially based on Trip Advisor reviews about the noise from the bar opposite. She seemed surprised, and there actually seemed very little noise from the bar during our stay, so maybe it is more in the summer that it is a problem. But the room we had (208) was spacious and very comfortable, including heated floor in the bathroom and a bath (which 104 didn't have). The staff were all very helpful about booking restaurants and helping with directions, and location wise it is hard to think of a better place to be so close to everything in the old town. Breakfasts had a good selection of hot and cold food, although an additional or faster toaster would be a good investment. I guess we won't be back in Riga as feel we covered most of it in the four days, but if we did we would certainly happily return to this hotel. The only slightly negative thing was the walls were so thin, we could literally hear every word from the room next door when they were in bed! Possibly this is noise travelling along the wooden beams which run through the rooms...?

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: Doma laukums 1 | Entrance from Muku street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
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Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Business Hotel in Riga
#33 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Gutenbergs 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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