Ok, we were looking for somewhere cheap, so we knew that we would prob be best going for something just outside the centre of Riga. This hotel has a trolley bus stop opposite it - which we considered to be a major plus so we could travel to the centre easily, but it actually ended up being a negative point as it was very hot while we were there and had to have the window open (No air-conditioning!!) the traffic noise from the trolley buses and big trucks that go by was extremely disruptive while we were trying to sleep (I used to live next to a train station and am from a town that is near the end of the runway near Manchester airport and slept fine... but not here...) so were were really relieved when it got colder on the last day and we were able to get a restful sleep because we shut the window!!
The trolley buses don't stop near the centre of the old town, they stop near the central station which is a 15 min walk from the old town. There is a couple of shops near the hotel, but we couldn't find anywhere to eat around the hotel area that was open past 9pm (although we may have missed something??).
The pluses of the hotel was that we thought our room was nice, it was clean and we got one of the rooms with a kitchenette (although there was no where to plug the kettle into which confused me a bit), two double sofa beds, a modern bathroom and the room was very comfortable (it even had a tv with about 40 channels in russian, german, latvian, english... etc).
To be honest, i don't know if we'd stay in this hotel again - the staff were really nice - but we just kept wishing for a quiet nights sleep and a hotel that was closer to the 'action'... wish i could rate this hotel higher, because the room/hotel really was nice... maybe more suitable for an affordable option in winter when you can keep the window shut... or even ask for a room that is not facing the road.
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