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Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   K. Valdermara Iela 23, Riga 1010, Latvia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 102 hotels in Riga
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“You get everything and more of what you pay for.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have stayed in Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars two times now. Both were for a week or so. The location is very convenient - you are not in the centre of busy tourist attraction sights, but you are just a walk away. Personally, i prefer it that way. The only thing is that if you get a room with windows facing the street, then you will hear the traffic. The staff is as friendly as it gets. Helped me with every question i could come up with. If you order a taxi through reception it always comes in 5 min. I never had to wait. It is a very good choice for the price range. That is my place to stay in Riga.

Room Tip: Rooms facing street are noisy.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Helen H, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Linda Talberg,
Thank you for taking your time to write a review on Tripadvisor about Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars. I think you made a really good summary about our hotel. I am especially glad that you found the staff so friendly and helpful. I wish you a very warm welcome back at anytime.
Regards,
Helen – General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

- It is one of the Clarion Collection hotels with a very interesting history. It is a stately Art Nouveau building from 1901 that was once the home of a newspaper executive. After WWII it was used as housing for high ranking KGB officers. After Latvia gained independence the house was given back to the original owner's family and they renovated the building and turned it into a hotel in 2005.
- It is at best a 3 Star hotel, so besides the history and classic elegance of the building, do not expect a lot more in the way of amenities. However a very nice gratuity is the evening meal they serve to all the guests. And it is a full meal, not snacks. There is only one entree but numerous sides are available, along with fruit and sweats. The quality was very good. The breakfast buffet was just as bounty full and equally tasty.
- Free WiFi is available though-out the hotel. Both reliability and speed was excellent.
- It is located on a main street so chose your room carefully if traffic noise is a concern. Most of the sights within the town are accessible either on foot or by public transportation.
- The room we had was very dark (and I suspect they all are) even though we had a suite with windows in both rooms. There just are not a lot of lights in the room, which made reading at night difficult to impossible.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helen H, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear BJDMarylandUSA,
Thank you for taking you time to write a review on Tripadvisor about your stay at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and our food.
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Helen – General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Just returned after a short stay and was totally impressed with this hotel staff and restaurant and the history of the hotel. for once so pleased I kept away from the bigger group hotels as this hotel is unique in its own way. a balance of traditional and contemporary building. would have liked more history on the building in the welcome pack this is only a suggestion.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helen H, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear 501Peter,
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Also a big thank you for the feedback on presenting the great history of the hotel more. You are absolutely correct we are currently looking on how to do it, but it most certainly has to be done. Welcome back in a couple of months and hopefully by then the history will be better presented.
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Helen – General Manager
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Exceptional......My husband and son stayed here last year whilst on a visit to his fathers birthplace, he initially choose the hotel as his father had been called Valdemars and was born in Riga. They enjoyed the trip so much that my husband surprised me with a visit this year, we have just returned after a long weekend and felt the need to comment as our treatment at the hotel was exceptional, we would like to single out Evita and Intaris on the reception, and also Andes and (Blonde) Martin in the dining room, they were all extremely helpful, always smiling and a credit to the hotel, anyone visiting Riga should stay here as it is a lovely hotel well run, and one of the best value for money hotels we have ever stayed in......

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helen H, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear CarolPizans,
Thank you for taking your time to write a review of our hotel. Also a very big thank you for the nice review! Evita, Intars, Andes and Martins are our shining servicestars. I have to admit that it is a true pleasure to get the opportunity to work with them and their colleagues on a daily basis. In the hotel we focus a lot on taking care of each other, both guests and colleagues, I’m glad that you sensed our spirit.
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Helen – General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Stayed with a group of friends and we were very impressed by the friendly attitude, comfortable (but somewhat bijou) rooms and the great location, right in heart of Art Nouveau area of Riga - lots of bars and restaurants, 15 minute walk from city centre and Opera. No air conditioning in the rooms, so bit noisy with the window open. Good breakfasts and complimentary buffet dinner served free in early evening - great if going to Opera. Tea & coffee available all day. Prices sensible. Could also have benefitted from curtains or darker blinds in the bedroom windows.

Room Tip: Ask for back of the hotel. Also consider superior room as standard are definitely bijou!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Helen H, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Peter G,
Thank you for taking your time to write a review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. I think you have made a good summary of our hotel and its benefits. I wish you a very warm welcome back at anytime.
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Helen – General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I had a very comfortable stay here. The breakfast and dinner is awesome. You have the option to have tea and coffee through the day and they also serve delicious waffles for tea along with organic fruits 24X7. The staff is super friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Intars at the reception desk was always ready to guide us with tips and things to do while in Riga. The hotel bar and lobby is a great place to hang out. We could access wifi in the room and speeds were good enough to make voip calls back home. Location wise the hotel in quite central and were were able to walk too old town within 10 minutes easily. Rooms may be a bit on the smaller size but very clean and the bathrooms were extremely clean too. Overall wonderful experience, i will definitely book here on my next Riga trip and would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the inner garden area and not facing the main road which can get quite noisy
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Helen H, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Crisfurtado,
Thank you for your very nice review. Intars is working at the front desk today and your comment have for sure made his day as well as mine.
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Helen - General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is lovely comfortable hotel only 10 to 15 minutes walk from the Old Town. It is very friendly and welcoming, we arrived late and they offered us some snacks on arrival. All meals are included in the price, including the evening meal which was always delicious, especially the soups!! The Staff were excellent. The hotel is spacious and comfortable downstairs with plenty of comfortable places to sit, both outside and in.

Room Tip: You need to keep windows closed at front of hotel to keep out street noise at night, but there was a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Helen H, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Annelincs,
Thank you for writing a review of your stay at our hotel. It makes us all happy to read that you enjoyed every part of the hotel and our services provided. Most of all it of course makes us extra happy to read that you thought the staff was excellent, we always do our best to assist our guests.
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Address: K. Valdermara Iela 23, Riga 1010, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Riga
#9 Romantic Hotel in Riga
#12 Family Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars 3*
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, afternoon tea and evening meal between 18:00 and 21:00. ... more   less 
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