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“An overall poor choice for a hotel in Riga” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel

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Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel
Ranked #4 of 109 Hotels in Riga
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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146 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“An overall poor choice for a hotel in Riga”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

The walls in the rooms are paper thin and you will be up all night with slamming doors and a noisy guest crowd. The mattresses are 3" thick and barely enough wide for one person to stay in one position all night, they provide the maximum of discomfort. The rooms do not smell fresh, the floors in the rooms are filthy and scratched up from prior use. The furnishings in the rooms are new but of poor quality. The breakfast buffet that is included with the room is all of poor quality and substandard cheap filler food, an embarrassment for a supposedly well managed chain. The facility is no more then a 2.5 star our of 5 star hotel establishment. The place fills for the price per night of the room and slick advertising. The availability of rooms in Riga is limited during summer months with events ongoing. This facility draws in the dreck from northern Europe for weekend stays. The business crowd is low class and most the guests as well with struggling financial families that clutter the small lobby. The service for luggage and tourist assistance is non-existent. The desk barely speaks English and misled me into going on a 30 minute cab ride to the otherside of the city for an adapter that could have been purchased 2 blocks away. Walk around the lobby and you will see that this is an overall budget type hotel that survives on slick marketing to the masses and overall there is nothing this hotel has to offer for the consumer. I would have gladly taken another hotel and paid twice the price but again a pathetic selection of good quality hotels in Riga that are available in the high season. I would never suggest this place to anyone unless you want to be up all night and enjoy noise.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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GintsDzirnieks, General Manager at Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you for your comments and sharing your thoughts regarding your stay with us.
Every time reading new guest comments it leads us to reevaluate our performance and improve our guest satisfaction.

Thank you and if there is any chance to see you back in Riga I would be happy to welcome you in our hotel at least for cup of tea.

Kind regards
Gints Dzirnieks
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47 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a gleaming tower a few blocks walk from Riga's old town. The rooms are modern and spacious, and the entire hotel interior emits a glow of cleanliness and efficiency. My room had an enormous bed that was extremely comfortable. Breakfast offered a nice spread --- both quantity and quality were fine. The buffet itself is in a small space and gets a bit chaotic at times, but there is plenty of space to sit, including outdoor tables in a central open-air atrium. There is a small bar/lounge area on the ground floor, but I did not try it. There are the usual business-hotel conveniences: a small fitness room, a kiosk for printing boarding passes.

Although they didn't really have a concierge, staff were friendly and offered basic suggestions on travel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mondrian
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GintsDzirnieks, General Manager at Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Mondrian,

Thank you very much for your kind feedback and positive reviews about our hotel and personal.
It was a pure pleasure to serve you and we are looking forward to your next visit !

Thank you,

Gints Dzirnieks
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Turku, Finland
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed at the very modern Radisson Blu Elizabete with some friends over a weekend and it's a great place to stay! Nice and friendly people at the front desk. The rooms are clean and neat, but the view into the courtyard and other peoples rooms wasn't that great, however this is a small minus. The bathrooms lacked privacy with very thin glass doors and you can hear exactly everything going on in there, so maybe not share a room with someone your not comfortable being around. The location is great, everything you want to see or do during a weekend with friends is within walking distance and the only cab-ride we needed was from and to the airport. Didn't experience the restaurant and breakfast, but my friends said that it was good. Free WiFi is always a good thing and it is available everywhere, including the rooms, thanks for that! I'm happy to recommend this hotel and you get great value for your money!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fredde86
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GintsDzirnieks, General Manager at Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Freede,

Thank you for taking the time to post your positive experience here at RadissonBlu Elizabete hotel and share it with other travelers on Trpadvisor.

We really do appreciate your positive feedback and hope to see you back at our hotel.
With kind regards,

Gints Dzirnieks
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48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for three weeks. Overall a very satisfactory experience. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Excellent buffet breakfast with a wide variety of drinks and foods. Dining room staff very attentive. Two very minor quibbles - our electronic key cards kept expiring because of staff errors - a couple of the front office staff were a little deficient in customer relations skills with their communications but easily resolved.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WalkaboutAussie
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GintsDzirnieks, General Manager at Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comment and we are happy to hear that you were really satisfied with your stay and three weeks is a lot:)
Thank you and definitely we hope to see you back for even longer stay!

Gints Dzirnieks
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London, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
235 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

There are 5 Radissons in Riga and I'm told this is the best one. Stayed one night, quite impressed. Nice clean, modern room, decent amenities, good breakfast, nice bar, free public wifi. Hotel feels brand new.

Staff very friendly and efficient.

Didn't use the restaurant other than for breakfast, and can't say if the location is good or not as was picked up and driven by colleagues. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel though.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gobbledyspook
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GintsDzirnieks, General Manager at Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your great comments and we totally have 4 Radissons in Riga instead of 5, at the same time I would agree with you that we are the best one, at least this is in what we believe!

Thank you and really hope to see you back with us.
Gints Dzirnieks
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

All the staff were friendly and efficient here.
i emailed to ask for rooms with more bathroom privacy and was given two adjacent twin rooms with a sink in the bathroom and an opaque screen in the centre of the glass door. The room and its bathroom were spacious and light despite looking out on the central courtyard and the beds were very comfortable. We bought fresh milk for our tea and some additional tea bags. We appreciated the ice machine in the corridor.
Breakfast was very good and was speedily replenished. We enjoyed the local specialities such as latvian sprats and cheeses and, especially, the honey cake.
The reception staff were vey helpful and assisted me to print out my Air Baltic boarding pass.
The location of the hotel was excellent, behind a park and being an easy walk to the old town, the Art Nouveau district and public transport. We enjoyed trips to Jurmala and Mezaparks.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Belinda89
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GintsDzirnieks, General Manager at Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Belinda,

Thank you for your comments and we are happy and proud that we were able to over achieve your expectations. As you mentioned, staff in all departments did just amazing job and keeping in mind average 93% occupancy it's not a easy case, but such comments definitely gives us additional strength to serve you and deliver best possible service.
I certainly will share your comment with my colleagues and one more time thank you!

Gints dzirnieks
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Talking Rock, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Spent 6 nights at this hotel in June 2013. Very modern design and décor with a cozy boutique feel as it is tucked into the middle of an older block of buildings that face a beautiful park. Has a central courtyard with al fresco dining that every room overlooks. The room we stayed in had everything needed for a visit to Riga including Wi-Fi, refrigerator, coffee-maker, etc.. Easy walking distance to local visitor sites, restaurants, upscale shopping, transit, etc. The free breakfasts were bountiful and varied. The restaurant also served great lunch and dinners. The hotel staff were polite, professional, and very helpful. This was our first visit to Riga and would look forward to staying at this hotel again and would recommend it to anyone who is considering visiting Riga.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Edwin649
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GintsDzirnieks, General Manager at Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Edwin,

Thank you for such great review and recommendation to other travelers.
We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and as promised see you back in our beautiful hotel when you next time coming to Riga.

Thank you,
Gints dzirnieks
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Property: Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel
Address: Elizabetes iela 73, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Riga
#4 Luxury Hotel in Riga
#5 Business Hotel in Riga
#5 Romantic Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 228
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the city center just steps away from attractions like Old Town, the Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, Riga features a chic exterior and a vast interior courtyard. All 228 rooms and suites feature convenient amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet and coffee and tea provisions. The hotel's innovative aesthetic continues at the unique Restaurant C.U.T., where guests can savor grilled specialties in a glass-enclosed courtyard. Adjacent to the restaurant, the Bar at C.U.T. serves refreshing drinks in a vibrant, modern atmosphere. This hotel in Riga also offers a well-equipped fitness center with sauna and guest services like secure underground parking. Two conference rooms provide the ideal venue for conferences and seminars of up 40 delegates. ... more   less 
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