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Hotel Garden Palace
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Grecinieku Street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia   |  
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Ranked #48 of 102 Hotels in Riga
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3 hotel reviews
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“Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Garden Palace Hotel. It is in Old Town so you can walk to see the sites! The staff was what made the hotel extra special. Great bunch of folks. Our room was nice, clean but nothing fabulous. The shower was a lilttle small. Our friends had a junior suite and it was incredible!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tartu, Estonia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Very good location in Old Town. But the rooms definitely need some renovation - not very soundproof walls between apartments, dark room, bathroom was too small (the sink was broken, the mirror was really odd), breakfast was poor.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Centrally located. Right opposite old town. Easily to reach there. Very friendly staff. We were given early check in for free and upgraded too. Very good an lavish Breakfast. Over all very good experience.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Excellent location in Old Town. Walking distance from all the sights. Very professional and friendly staff. The rooms need some renovation. Beds are not very comfortable but OK for a short trip. Would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone looking for an accommodation in Riga.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Hotel Garden Palace is in a great location if you want to be close to the Old Town and bus and train stations; however, the room we stayed in was much in need of a renovation. Our room was a suite on the 4th floor and was quite large but extremely shabby. The carpet was stained, the wallpaper was peeling off the walls, the paint on the window sills was chipped, and there were holes in the drapes. The bed was uncomfortable, the mattress was ripped at the seams and looked about 30 years old, and only two small flat pillows were provided for our king-sized bed. Furthermore, we were greeted by about 20 small houseflies that were swarming around our chandelier when we first entered the room. Harmless, yes, but it took us about a half hour to shoo them out the window. We kept our windows closed our entire stay because flies would immediately enter the room if we didn't. Booking.com has the Hotel Garden Palace listed as a 4-star hotel - in my opinion, this is more of a 2-star accomodation. I would not recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tallinn, Estonia
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Being a frequent visitor to Riga I have had experience with a number of hotels in the old town. Garden Palace is one of those places that can be ranked "not bad" - meaning that there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the place yet there is room for improvement for sure. Location - as it has been said - is good. The hotel is situated right on the edge of old town. The building itself is beautiful and it has a nice courtyard where you can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee. Reception was friendly and polite - even though they had made a small mistake and claimed that my reservation is for a single night and not for two. This issue was solved quickly. I had reserved a junior suite - the room smelled of some strong chemicals - I assume that someone before me had violated the non smoking policy. As a proof of that I discovered some cigarette burn marks on the curtains. The room had a balcony - which was nice, excpect it was shared with the room next to me. If you want to use internet you have to pay for that. Even though the charge is small - few euroes per week, you can use it across many hotspots around the country - it was still a bit weird as free internet is something most hotels in Riga provide you with. So in conclusion - it was far from a nightmare but if possible I will look for alternatives for my next stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We arrived in Riga by ferry and had a very pleasant walk to the Garden Palace Hoel. When we left, we went by train, and walked to thenstation from the hotel. We explored Riga by foot from the hotel. So, the first thing to say is that the location was excellent. The Garden Palace is located in the Old Town next to the Museum of Occupation, which is definitely worth a visit. The hotel itself was very beautifully decorated and had a sweet garden courtyard. The staff were very curteous and a porter brought our bags to our room. The room itself was a little dated but clean and tasteful. The minibar was well stocked and very reasonably priced. The breakfast was brilliant. There was a range of hot food; potatoes, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, bacon; as well as the cold food; cheeses, breads, croissants , pain au chocolate, boiled eggs, fruit, cereal, olives, fish, tomatoes, meats; and good quality coffee. It was excellent. So, I don't know how good value this was compared to other hotels, but it was one of he most reasonably priced I could find when I booked and I was not disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 28 Grecinieku Street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#35 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Garden Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most elegant and unique 4star hotel Garden Palace was opened in the beginning of 2007. 19th century building is superbly located in the heart of Riga, part of the city with ample opportunities for entertainment, business and acquitance with the Latvian culture. The fabulous panoramic view of the Old Riga, Town Hall Square, embankment and great river Daugava is one of the advantages of the hotel Garden Palace. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Garden Palace Riga
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