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#60 of 125 hotels in Riga
Location
3.4
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4.0
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3.9
Value
4.2
The 3 star Superior category Rija VEF Hotel has a convenient location, just a few minutes drive to the Old Town. This elegant hotel is a great place for those who coming for business or leisure. Hotel provides restaurant and conference facilities. The public transport connection is excellent: the stop is just a few meters from the hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Parking garage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, German, Latvian
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Joseph H wrote a review Jul 2022
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Located far from the historic center of Riga. The breakfast was acceptable, but the restaurant was closed for lunch and dinner. The only eating options were at a shopping center about a 20-minute walk away down some very seedy streets. You have to use a pedestrian underpass to cross the road. We were advised by a local to avoid this at night. The hotel itself is in bad repair. There’s lots of bare ductwork in the lobby. I thought that perhaps this was on purpose (industrial chic), but it’s so shabby and unsightly that the only conclusion you can come to is that they ran out of money to replace the hanging ceiling, so just left it. On the top floor is a lounge all decked out in 70s velour. It would have been fun had someone cleaned it since then. We were there during a heatwave. When we turned on the a/c nothing came out. We mentioned this to the receptionist, who just shrugged her shoulders. I got the distinct impression she didn’t want to be there either.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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KatSKN wrote a review Aug 2021
Estonia147 contributions86 helpful votes
Stayed in suite 3 nights, not that much a suite quality, but spacy and clean and comfortable. Though... that miniature TV on the wall made us question, why? Can you put any smaller TV in suite? Hotel location is in the middle of large traffic jams so be aware that getting anywhere takes A LOT of time and your Bolt Food also can't catch you in time. The breakfast arrangement definitely did not meet the expectations. Very strict Covid restrictions - had to eat in our room - and breakfast quality was bad. Coffee was cold and in these small cups you can only take one to your room, so you have to run like 7 times up and down to get proper amount of morning coffee! The hotel accommodated some sports team from Slovenia or smth who decided to PARTY all night so that nobody could sleep and the hotel DID NOT DO ANYTHING!! Just let the loud party go one all night until we said we'll call the police. Does that sound normal? Overall - the hotel looks nice after renovation and the price is reasonable. Hopefully someday one can have a normal buffet breakfast every morning not only when there are too many people to serve..... what's the point of these restrictions anyway? Less Covid threat when more crowded dining room? Ha ha.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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mayaa3 wrote a review Sep 2019
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia27 contributions8 helpful votes
This hotel was great. Stayed for 2 nights but it was pleasant. Staff was very helpful and nice. Room and bathroom were spacious, clean and warm considering it was very cold in September. It is situated in a quiet area. Unfortunately, it's far from the center and a little bit difficult to access. If you have transportation organized I would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Ilze Krišjāne, Owner at Rija VEF Hotel
Responded Apr 9, 2021
Dear mayaa3, Thank you for choosing Rija VEF Hotel! We appreciate you taking your time and sharing your thoughts with us, and it is the greatest pleasure to see that you enjoyed the stay. We will keep on working and delivering our best service to you and make sure that your next stay with us is just as great! Once again, thank you, and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon! With kind regards, Eleonora Kolosovksa, Front Office Manager, Rija VEF Hotel
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453KandF wrote a review Aug 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia20 contributions21 helpful votes
Cool looking Art Deco hotel. However, the inside needs some work. Dirty hallway carpets. Unreliable elevators, we had to wait forever for one to stop for us that wasn't already full. Bare rooms, small bathroom that lacked storage. Could have been cleaner. The food was OK. The neighborhood was not great, some boarded up houses nearby.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Juho-Ville V wrote a review Jul 2019
Kotka, Finland2 contributions
We are travelling with 6 year old child. It was very clearly written when we booked the hotel. We arrived at the hotel pretty late.. Our room was very small without extra bed like we had booked.. Next day we got the bigger room with extra bed for child. Next disappointment was that from the hotel restaurant we didn't get any food since the restaurant is only for groups?!? Whaat?? Also, the tap water is not recommended for drinking and they don't give any complimentary drinking water so prepare yourself with drinking water before arriving to hotel.. All and all, we stayed for four nights and it was basically disappointment after another.. Not recommended..
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Judita J wrote a review May 2019
28 contributions24 helpful votes
Hotel has tidy and calm rooms, everything is good enough, nothing special, nothing wrong. Nice place. Good breakfast. Pet friendly. Not far away from Old Town, near bus and tram stop. By taxi 5 euro to the city center.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ilze Krišjāne, Owner at Rija VEF Hotel
Responded Apr 8, 2021
Dear JuditaJ5, Thank you for choosing Rija VEF Hotel as your place to stay in Riga. We are happy to know that your stay with us was enjoyable and comfortable. Thank you for being our Guest. You are always welcome in Rija VEF Hotel. Best wishes, Eleonora Kolosovska, Front Office Manager, Rija VEF Hotel
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Karolina K wrote a review Mar 2019
Kaunas, Lithuania3 contributions
The hotel is good for a night or two not for longer. The walls are thin that you can hear your neighbour talking via skype with his wife and children. Wifi is not so good, I can’t work in my room, have to go to the caffeteria on the 1st floor or reception and work from there. Through the wall I’ve heard that my neighbour also struggled with wifi LOL. Food is good and the staff is very polite and nice. I think a strong 3/5.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Reply_from, Hotel Manager at Rija VEF Hotel
Responded Mar 18, 2019
Dear Sir/Madame, Appreciate your stay and time spent on writing this review. Hotel has just changed a chain affiliation with new owner and new management. Our near-future investment plan has WiFi as one of top priority. Thank you.
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Zane J wrote a review Dec 2018
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions4 helpful votes
very good impression upon arrival , I don't speak Latvian but my wife does so therefore the receptionist and her chatted like old school buddies which I really liked and the receptionist treated us like long lost pals , the hotel room was very nice and the whole ambience was very relaxing …...
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Oskars L wrote a review Nov 2018
Liepaja, Latvia34 contributions8 helpful votes
The hotel is very good in terms of value for money. Everything is up to standards for a very low price. Location is very good in order to get to the city center - takes about 10minutes with tram. Also nearby is a shopping mall.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Penguin888 wrote a review Oct 2018
Hamburg, Germany260 contributions116 helpful votes
Right on a mainroad into town. Shoping facilities nearby. Good food for the price. Hotel people friendly but receptionists could not speak English or German, which is surprising for Latvia. Hotel very crowded with many groups. Restaurant and bar staff was helpless to handle situation. No seats for so many people. My room was ok, but several people from the group had problems with their bathrooms. Also some of the room cards were not properly programed. But one receptionist did handle it quickly and in a very friendly and personal way. Hard to complain about the staff, because they tried their best. And were very friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$49 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
europa city hotel riga, europa city riga
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Europa City Riga Hotel
LOCATION
LatviaRiga RegionRiga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
135
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rija VEF Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rija VEF Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Quest Room Mystery House (0.6 miles), Riga Pub Crawl (0.5 miles), and Teritorija (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rija VEF Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rija VEF Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rija VEF Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rija VEF Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include LIDO Domina, Raunas Darzs Eklernica, and Hartvik.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rija VEF Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Rija VEF Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Rija VEF Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rija VEF Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to Rija VEF Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Vermanes Garden (2.0 miles), Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum (4.4 miles), and Livu Square (2.5 miles).
Is Rija VEF Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.