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“Good value, small hotel in Old Town” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Man-Tess
3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Teatra 6, Riga 1050, Latvia   |  
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Ranked #23 of 102 Hotels in Riga
Dublin, Ireland
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56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Good value, small hotel in Old Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

Stayed a weekend here in September and was very pleased with the overall package.

Hotel is right in the middle of the old town, and very central to all the attractions.

It's a small, boutique-type hotel, with very spacious old style bedrooms. The bed was a large four poster, bathroom very clean, and came with satellite TV (with an astonishing number of Arabic and Russian channels, if that's you're interest).

Weekend price rates were very good value, and buffet breakfast was served up to a very leisurely 11 am. Staff were pleasant and friendly.

Would definitely stay there again.

Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

Situated right on the edge of the Old Town, and two blocks from the Opera, Man-Tess is an excellent location for exploring and culture. Though the interior was completely re-done a few years ago, the renovation suffered from doubtful design and occasionally questionable competence. Numerous small problems show accumulating maintenance issues, e.g a loose lock cylinder made our room door hard to open, windows were difficult to open and close, a bathroom fan which made noise but little else left the bathroom smelling perpetually dank. Such small annoyances aside, the room was reasonably spacious, and the staff friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was adequate, and the location fairly quiet even though on a busy small street into the Old Town. The Air Baltic shuttle bus from the airport stops a block away-- a real plus.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

This hotel is only 5mins walk from train station in the old town and 1min walk to the Lativan Opera House. The old town is small enough to walk anywhere from any point.

The breakfast was better than we had expected with lots of fruit to choose from, yoghurt, cold meat, bread, scrambled eggs and sausages etc.

Our room was very spacious, being on the 'corner' of the 4th floor. The only drawback is the lack of water pressure and the hot water took ages to arrive.

room is only being cleaned every 2nd day but that didn't bother us.

With our room being on the 4th floor, the free wifi was very weak. Sort of useable with a laptop but my iphone could not detect any available network at all! But if you're by the reception, the wifi is good.

Riga was very warm when we were there (mid August), the room didn't have air conditioning but the fan provided was adequate and we still slept well.

Overall, hotel is not perfect but the friendly staff and excellent location made this a pleasant stay for us.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

We stayed at the wonderful Hotel Man-Tess for 4 nights in June and really enjoyed it. The location was very close to all the main sights. The room was large and clean. The breakfast had a lot of choice and was good quality. The entrance is very grand.

We would definitely recommend it to people looking for accommodation in Riga.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Trondheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2010

We stayed at the suite, wich was a nice sized room with a big, soft bed and beautiful furniture. The bathroom was nice, but I expected a little bit more from a suite. Helpfull staff and nice breakfast, excellent location.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newberg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

I was very surprised at how large my room was, and how nice - wood floors, built-in wood desk, shelves, bathroom with marble tiles floor to ceiling. The front desk staff was amazingly helpful - several times they anticipated what I wanted to ask for! It's in a really good location, too. I would definitely go back there.

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

After reading many reviews about all of the hotels in Old Town, I picked this hotel. I booked two rooms, one with a balcony for my son and his girlfriend, and a double-standard for myself. Our flight was 4 hours delayed from Stockholm, and we notified the staff at Man-Tess that we wouldn't arrive until approx. 2a.m. They said, "No problem," and sure enough, a bright-eyed staff member greeted us when we finally arrived, and after a quick check-in, send us off to our rooms. The rooms were HUGE and beautiful and toasty warm despite the -20C (-4F) temperatures outside. Every morning there was a lovely breakfast served until 11a.m. It consisted of scrambled and hard-boiled eggs; little sausages; yogurt; whole fresh fruits; sliced meats, cheeses, tomatoes, peppers; breads (and a toaster); butter and jams; cereals and milk; juices, water, all the coffee you can drink--each cup made by a staff member from an espresso machine. The hotel is situated in Old Town and is also an easy walk to Center (Central?) Market, where all of the locals shop. It was just a perfect hotel for us and if I ever visit Riga again, I'll stay there. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2009
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel Man-Tess

Address: Teatra 6, Riga 1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Riga
#22 Family Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Man-Tess 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Man-Tess is situated in the very heart of Old Riga in 18th century mansion. There are 11 rooms in the hotel: 5 doubles, 3 twins, 1 single and 2 suites. Rooms are big enough for extra bed and children coat. One of the suite rooms has antique wooden furniture; other rooms have a rather modern layout. Our guests have great opportunity to relax enjoying the beautiful view of the roofs and towers of Old Riga. Parrots and goldfish complement the lobby's decor. ... more   less 
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