I was staying here for two nights with my family in a room called "suite" in July.
After reading some reviews and looking at the hotel web site, I must say that my main feeling was disappointed.
Our "suite" was a dirty two-room apartment with a balcony in the fifth floor. Even though the hotel had been opened in 2006, the room appeared to be much older and unclean. Our son picked up all kind of screws and crap from the carpet and no-one had cleaned the balcony probably in months. The bathroom was also very dirty. Especially the floor and shower doors were filthy.
Unfortunately, the traffic noise from the streets was so terrible that it was not possible to spend time in the balcony, nor to keep the room windows open. The room was equipped with air conditioning which was not working at all: it sure made a humming sound when it was running but the room remained uncomfortably hot. There was no fridge in the room which was also a small disappointment, but to be fair, no-one promised us one when making the booking.
After the complaints, I must add that the service at the hotel was excellent, both at the lobby as well as in the bar and restaurant. Breakfast and dinner were included in the hotel charge and both were very good, but not excellent. In a longer trip, I would rather try the restaurants around the city instead of staying in the same place every evening.
The location was decent with a 10 minutes walk to the old town.
Having to pay € 120 per night for the room and parking close by, I would not recommend this hotel unless you think that eating all the dinners at the hotel is what you are looking for while planning your trip. By cleaning the rooms thoroughly and equipping them a bit better, this place could be a success.
- Also Known As:
- Clarion Collection Riga
- Clarion Collection Valdemars
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Hotel Valdemar you live in comfort and style in the heart of Riga's history and culture. The over 100 year old house is an example of Riga's unique Art Nouveau architecture and total renovated in 2006.Hotel Valdemar is located in central Riga, only a few minutes walk from Old Town. On the tranquil courtyard, you can during the summer months enjoy a cup of coffee in the sun, while the one million city of Riga pulsates just outside.We want to take good care of our guest we therfore offer all our guest complimentary breakfast, homemade waffles in the afternoon and evening meal between 18:00 and 21:00. ... more less
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