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Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah

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#3 of 125 in Riga
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4.9
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4.9
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4.8
Value
4.7
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Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Riga, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Cat House (0.3 mi) and Riga Town Hall Square (0.3 mi), guests of Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah can easily experience some of Riga's most well known attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and you can stay connected during your stay as Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. Plus, Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah offers a pool and free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, a parking garage is available.

Riga has plenty of Italian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Restaurant / Cafe Mio, Martinelli, and Easy Wine, which are serving up some great dishes.

Should time allow, Old City Riga (Vecriga), The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, and Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Riga!

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking garage
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Hammam
Massage
Steam room
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Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Telephone
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Steve J wrote a review May 15
Yorkshire, United Kingdom26 contributions43 helpful votes
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We were recommended this hotel by friends of our who stayed there before lockdown. For what they said they paid I couldn’t believe it would be that good. How wrong was I This is a fantastic hotel and the decor is very tastefully done. A really special mention for Esmeralda on reception. She was excellent and couldn’t do enough for us. She has all the knowledge of where to go what to see and what to do. Really helpful when you have not been here before. Hotel is situated about 5/0 minute walk from centra of Riga. Breakfast was superb and so much choice. Spa was also luxurious.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Felicity m wrote a review May 13
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Simply the best hotel I have ever stayed in. What you see online is exactly what you get. The staff are very wonderful from checking in you are greeted and treated as family coming home. I can not say enough about how wonderful this place truly is. Central to everything. Truly the best stay I have ever have. I usually do not return to the same place twice I can certainly say I will be back for another visit. Keep up the good work. If ever in Riga do yourself a favour and experience this amazing place.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Felicity m, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Grand Poet Hotel. We highly appreciate your feedback. It is the best reward for the hotel and our team to get positive feedback and realize that we have reached your expectations and created beautiful memories. Thank you for particularly highlighting our very central location and our friendly staff. We hope that we shall have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Grand Poet Hotel in the near future. Warm regards, Guest Relations, Ilona Beinaroviča
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John S wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Reception not really helpfull, no car parking. Location would be ok, but without car parking - allways a need to get the car first. Food overpriced and bad quality; The worst thing is spa - need to book time in advance, if late by 15 min or early - not possible to get in. When u get in - discover not clean spa, water is very cold. Generally - the stay was not pleasant for already few times, therefore decided never come this hotel again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Jetsetter_48924 wrote a review Apr 2022
Bude, United Kingdom96 contributions39 helpful votes
Fabulous stay! This hotel is beautiful inside and out. The staff are extremely friendly, especially the staff in the spa, they always have a smile for you! Breakfast is superb and probably one of the best we’ve had in any hotel, the Prosecco was a lovely touch. The rooms are beautiful and large with nice finishings. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a bit of luxury!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jetsetter_48924, Thank you for taking the time to review Grand Poet Hotel, for your excellent rating and positive comments. We are delighted to know that we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking good pride in highlighting our wonderful room, lavish breakfast, and our sophisticated Hedonic SPA with friendly ladies who light all the guests with their smiles. Thank you once again for sharing your candid feedback and on behalf of the entire team, we look forward to welcome you back. Warm regards, Guest Relations Ilona Beinaroviča
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Marianne wrote a review Apr 2022
Tampere, Finland9 contributions
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I fell in love with the pictures of the hotel and wanted to surprise my mom by taking her to a spring vacation. I could have not chosen better! The location is great nearby everything, but the hotel itself is even better. We really enjoyed the details in the interior. This hotel was poetic more than by name. Beautiful interior continued in the room, too. Luxury marble bathrooms, the beds are firm and sheets are comfy. Coffee making facilities, safety box and bathropes and slippers in the room as expected at this level. Clean and nice. Spa visits and breakfast was included on the pricing when booking directly. At breakfast the variety of food is good and the prosecco adds a nice touch to it. The service was excellent from arrival to leave. We got advice when needed and all our requests upon the stay were totally fulfilled. I will surely come back to Grand Poet next time in Riga.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear 186mariannem, Thank you for taking time to share your experience at Grand Poet Hotel. Your feedback is highly appreciated. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful holiday with us and you enjoy our personalized service and you both felt pampered and welcomed. We are thankful for the kind words towards our friendly staff, as well as for complementing our facilities of the hotel and in room amenities. I hope that we shall have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Grand Poet Hotel in the near future. Warm regards, Guest Relations, Ilona Beinaroviča
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Lars Morten Skollerud wrote a review Feb 2022
Tonsberg, Norway3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great five star spa hotel. Spacious room the beds are a bit hard. good breakfast. Friendly staff. But don't come here if you plan a relaxing spa weekend. We went there and there were 10 children aged 3 to 10 years old running around making It Impossible to relax and enjoy the place. Too noisy, to crowded. 5 children and one parent jumps Into the small jacuzzi after us.... We just had to leave the whole spa. Being a five star spa hotel that's quite pricy for Riga, one would expect the spa experience to be good. A lower age limit for instance. If parents wants to go swimming with their children, a swimming hall would a great idea. Not a spa hotel with saunas, relaxing areas etc. Hence three stars.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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JMGeneva wrote a review Dec 2021
Geneva, Switzerland1758 contributions654 helpful votes
Almost perfect stay in this majestic hotel ideally located in between the old and new town. Front desk efficient. Room large, quiet, well equipped, comfortable and very nicely decorated. Very good. Breakfast very good. Not perfect rating though because we were reluctantly admitted at the bar at 9.45 PM and the waitress obviously wanted to go home and also because the spa, although very nicely equipped, is more like an aqua park: loud, promiscuous, sauna with swimsuit (!) and no resting area. Definitely not a relaxation oasis! A nice stay anyway.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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KellyTF23 wrote a review Nov 2021
Stuttgart, Germany459 contributions80 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel twice while on our vacation to Latvia and Lithuania. 4 days initially and after our visit to Lithuania we returned. It was an amazing stay. Each visit started with a champagne surprise and a very thoughtful card to greet us in our room. We initially stayed in a Superior Twin room for the first four days. I highly recommend this upgrade if you will be here for more than a few days. We finished our last night in a Standard room and it was significantly smaller. The Superior room had a seating area and the bathroom had better toiletry products. The breakfast was quite nice in this hotel. They had vast selection of foods to choose from. Pastries, fruits, smoked salmon, hash browns, baby potatoes, bacon, sausage and of course orange juice and champagne. All Covid rules were maintained by the staff. We also visited their dinner place called the Snob Bar. The food was exceptional. I had an amazing duck salad, scallops and the wine was delicious. We utilized the spa facilities as well. The various saunas and heated seating was lovely after an extensive day of sightseeing. I will say that their jacuzzi was a bit of a disappointment because it was pretty cold and so was the pool. My friend and I both decided to have a massage. The massage that I received was not very good. I kept thinking while she was rubbing me down that it would get better, but it didn't. At 80 euros I left very unsatisfied and not very happy, but you can't win them all. My friend however said that her massage was amazing. I think she said that the name of her masseuse was Ramone, but we were not positive. In any case he was male. So if you have the opportunity to request who you get, make sure it's the guy. I have stayed all over Europe and I would rate this hotel in the very top of my stays! If I were to return to Riga I wouldn't stay anywhere else. I will be recommending this one to all my friends in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded Nov 19, 2021
Dear Ms Kelly, Thank you for taking time to share your experience at Grand Poet Hotel. We are thrilled to know that we exceeded your expectations and that you were well looked after during your stay with us. Thank you for particularly recognizing Romans from our SPA team, please be assured that your compliments will be shared with him and with the entire team as I am sure it will be an additional source of motivation to keep striving for the best in what we do. We are pleased that you enjoyed your specious Superior Twin room. And it is a particular pleasure to read, that you enjoyed SNOB restaurant & bar and Hedonic SPA. On behalf of the entire team, I look forward to having another opportunity to welcome you back to Grand Poet Hotel. Kind regards, Guest Relations, Ilona Beinaroviča
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MaDiAn wrote a review Oct 2021
Cologne, Germany35 contributions6 helpful votes
The Hotel has nice rooms and the staff is great. The parkinggarage is not attached to the hotel and you will have to walk there for 5 minutes. The food we had ordered was good and the Spa was great. The location is very good - near the old town.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded Nov 19, 2021
Dear Madiancgn, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed location of Grand Poet Hotel and you loved Hedonic SPA. Thank you for also highlighting our meals we serve in SNOB restaurant. Looking forward to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, Guest Relations Ilona Beinaroviča
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KW1975 wrote a review Oct 2021
Chesterfield, United Kingdom207 contributions88 helpful votes
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We arrived at the hotel around noon and greeted by a friendly man on reception. Even though check in wasn't until 2pm, he checked to see if our room was ready early, which it was. This was appreciated as we'd had a long night/morning travelling. We had a standard double room on the 5th floor. The room was spacious, very clean and large, comfortable bed. The bathroom was really nice, along with a shower it also had a very deep bath which was perfect to relax in following long days of walking around exploring the city. The room was also very quiet which ensured a good night's sleep. The breakfast was plentiful, not everything to our taste, but that's personal taste and not a criticism. There was still plenty to eat, you don't walk away feeling hungry. The staff are very quick to clear tables and keep everything clean. The hotel is perfectly located and a very short walk to the old Riga area. The hotel itself overlooks a nice park, which is perfect for an evening stroll after dinner. The staff at this hotel are very friendly, welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Always happy to answer any questions we had regarding Covid restrictions for restaurants, bars, museums etc... so there was no confusion at all. This was our first time in Riga, and certainly won't be our last. We would definitely consider staying at the Grand Poet Hotel on our next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Nov 20, 2021
Dear KW1975, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback following the recent stay at Grand Poet Hotel. It is our pleasure to know you have enjoyed the hotel`s location, room comfort and our friendly team. We are looking forward to be welcoming you back in the near future at Grand Poet Hotel! Best wishes, Guest Relations Ilona Beinaroviča
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah?
Nearby attractions include Escape Room (0.2 miles), Nativity of Christ Cathedral (0.2 miles), and Latvian National Opera (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gastro Pub Riga Duvel's, The Good Father, and 3 Pavaru Restorans.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah have airport transportation?
Yes, Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Riga.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.