We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Interesting hotel”
Review of Fontaine Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Fontaine Hotel
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Liepaja
Irkutsk, Russia
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Interesting hotel”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very interesting hotel in old building in the center of the town. Design interiors is beautiful: vintage furniture, local color. But sanitary engineering is old and not so clean. Unfortunatly we had a noisy neighbors. Slow wi-fi. Staff is friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Марина В
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

38 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    12
    14
    3
    5
    4
See reviews for
4
16
3
3
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Valmiera, Latvia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stayed here for two nights and actually were soooo happy to leave, like never before. Unfortunately it seems that this place that used to be nice and cozy is experiencing bad up-keeping and if they continue this way further, it will be in a very bad shape.

We stayed here six years ago and we loved the place - nice atmosphere, lovely decorated rooms, etc. so coming to Liepāja after long time we wanted to stay in this hotel because of those good memories.

We had one of the budget type of rooms - very small, located in the attic with very low ceiling.. but that was not the problem. The room was awfully smelly, all those rugs and couches had soaked all cigarette smoke for years, bed linen and towels were worn and seemed like they had been washed for thousands of times.

They have also offer for hotel guests - use of sauna and pool in neighboring hotel Fontaine Royal. We visited it, but have to say it seemed kind of worn-out and badly cleaned, as there were hair and other things floating in the Jacuzzi.

Room Tip: Anyway, if you choose to stay here, be ready for that it's allowed to smoke in the rooms and it...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank gulafija
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Liepaja hotels

Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Riga, Latvia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place used to be a good, friendly, cosy hotel with stylish architecture and interior.
Unfortunately it has gone down from that to a dusty, unclean, unfriedly hostel. It's such a pity.
It looks like this place has come close to its natural end, you can see that no investments are done here since its opening, staff is unhappy and rude.
What to expect here:
- dirty, extremely old bedclothes covered with spots,
- dirty, dusty room with dirty windows and window frames in matching condition; and please do not look under the bed. Trust me - you don't wanna see those dozens of used condoms and 5 cm of dust,
- no wi-fi, at least not in the 2 further hotel buildings,
- old TV sets from beginning of 90s with no TV coverage at all; you will see only grey stripes,
- no shampoo, no conditioner, nothing as there used to be, - you can purchase these items in the reception,
- the cheapest toilet paper ever, better bring your own,
- no room cleaning, it appears that you must request it by putting a sign on the door handle. And of course nobody at the reception will tell you that in advance, and there will be NO such sign in your room, so there is no chance for room cleaning,
- old, cold toast bread at breakfast, bad quality coffee,
- stinky rooms, expect severe sewage stink in all rooms, even if the new-weds room,
- at least half of bulbs in lamps will be dead, and nobody from reception will change them, even if you ask,
- extremely rude, unfriendly receptionists. The only answer which they will give you - it was your choice to stay here, we don't press anyone to do that,
- no air conditioning of course, but it would be weird to expect such a luxury for this price.

Luckily, there are some other hotels in this beautiful city. So, folks, do not stay this place. It's not a hotel as advertised. It's a hostel, but again - most of hostels would offer far better, friendlier service.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank UldisCipsts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Location was pretty good, a little bit far away beach side. Fontaine bar can competitive very cleary beside the other european cities. Restaurant was nice but couldn't find much kind of food. Nice but old place, also nice city.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Bdedeoglu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wandering American
Level 6 Contributor
61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Location, location, location... That's the key to real-estate and these guys got it right.

The hotel is right behind Hotel Fontaine Royal and walking distance to most everything in town. The beach is a bit of a walk but nothing crazy; about 1 kilometer. The staff were nice and the breakfast was simple but good. The prices here were much more affordable than the promenade and fontaine royal.

We were there for museum night and walked through the museums at midnight, it was really cool.

Room Tip: They have a lot of different rooms, Some of them are in old buildings behind the hotel; the old buil...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank morseman21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

We were bitten by bedbugs and found several on the bed. We told the receptionist and she didn't seem concerned. She didn't even say that they would fumigate or give us any discount. The room was very dark and the shower was something out of the Shining.

Room Tip: Avoid Uncle Tom's room. We were bitten by bedbugs and found several bedbugs in the bed.
See more room tips
Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
7 Thank Aloha832
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Riga, Latvia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2013

I have stayed in this hotel literally in all rooms while doing my business trips to Liepaja for a longer period and I absolutely love it - the old buildings, unique design for every room which looks like made of old stuff and leftovers form other building sites, but with such a great taste of colours and materials. It has a really free and bohemic atmosphere. Do not go there if you preffer standard hotels with standard beds and standard bedding and standard furniture. Fontein has 3 buildings of which 2 are old wooden houses, but 3rd is called Fontein Royal. Royal is a buig building facing canal, but I have stayed there once and did not like it. The other 2 buildings are much better. I preffer the one whic is in the backyard (not the one with the reception in it), because it is more silent, but you have to go to the other house for reception and breakfast (which is gorgeous). The reception house is on a quite busy street and if your room is on a street side, no way you can sleep with open window. There are some really big rooms with more beds, so that a family can stay there and feel very comfortable. The heating in the winter in the backyard house is by wooden stoves and this adds extra atsmosphere. And the backyard house has a very well equipped kitchen and huge living room, where you can sit with friends (and may be other guests) in the evening feeling more comfortable than in a room. The stuff has always been very friendly and helpful

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the backyard house which is located a bit further on the same street. No street no...
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Zane E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Liepaja hotels
0.2 mi away
Liva
Liva
#3 of 15 in Liepaja
93 reviews
0.3 mi away
Europa City Amrita Hotel
Europa City Amrita Hotel
#2 of 15 in Liepaja
86 reviews
0.1 mi away
Promenade Hotel
Promenade Hotel
#1 of 15 in Liepaja
172 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Hotel Fontaine Royal
Hotel Fontaine Royal
#13 of 15 in Liepaja
45 reviews
0.7 mi away
Hotel Kolumbs
Hotel Kolumbs
#5 of 15 in Liepaja
62 reviews
0.7 mi away
Roze
Roze
#4 of 15 in Liepaja
30 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Fontaine Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fontaine Hotel

Property: Fontaine Hotel
Address: Juras iela 24, Liepaja 3401, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Kurzeme Region > Liepaja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Liepaja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fontaine Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and Agoda so you can book your Fontaine Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fontaine Hotel Liepaja

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing