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.

“Very nice budget hotel”
Review of Dodo 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 10 more sites!
Dodo Hotel
Ranked #52 of 111 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed June 25, 2013

You don't expect the budget hotel to look so good and clean. Rooms and bathrooms are very well designed, both aesthetic and functional. Near by hotel is the tram station that takes you to the centre, but each time we actually walked to the city and got acquainted with the other side of Riga where you usually don't see the tourist wandering around. :)
Although the breakfast (not included in the price of room) offers varieties of food, it is sadly very low quality food. In my opinion would be better to have less quantity, but increase the quality.
We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Dodo.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Vanja K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (461)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

109 - 115 of 461 reviews

Reviewed May 28, 2013

It is a nice hotel with an IBIS like flavor. Very very reasonable room rates on last minute.com ... in fact our dinner last night in the old city was more expensive (EUR 50ish) than 2 nights here. Friendly staff, clean rooms, red walls & doors (which I like) and a nice breakfast. If you do not mind a tram ride to the old city this is a nice place to be

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank sandip_mallik
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We spend 2 night in Dodo and we liked it very much. Rooms were very clean,tidy and quiet.The staff was helpful and friendly. Easy acces to the downtown with taxi or tram.
Very nice budget hotel; one of the best we have been in. I can recomend this.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank 400sari
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We've checked in at DoDo hotel in Riga, after an exhausting drive from Moscow. Hotel is not very easy to find if it's your first time in Riga, but after a while you're getting used to it.
There is a payable parking lot close to the hotel, but you can leave the car for free near the hotel at your own risk. Location of the hotel is convenient, close to the tram stop which means quick and easy transportation to center of the city.
Staff is friendly, rooms are small but cozy considering the price. Everything is definitely on a cheap side, but you don't feel yourself like your in backpackers hostel. Bathroom is tiny as well, but very clean.
WiFi is free and has a decent speed, plus they let you call home for free for 5 minutes via phone at the lobby.
Breakfast buffet was very good instead, simple but all organic local products, like super fresh dairy products, homemade cottage cheese, cereals and muesli. Very tasty!
For a budget stay in Riga just in the middle between posh and expensive 5 stars and super cheap hostels - this hotel is a nice alternative.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank dshmyglya
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 12, 2013

In a town with many very expensive hotels as well as many very low budget ones, the Dodo offers a good alternative. This is a cheap place to stay, so don't expect the Ritz, but it has everything we needed for the night we stayed in Riga - clean rooms, good bed, small but adequate bathroom, breakfast, taxi service right outside the doors etc.

What makes me really like the hotel though, is the incredibly friendly and helpful staff! Nothing was too much trouble and they did their best to accommodate all our wishes! Additionally, I was happy to see that there was free wifi in the rooms (even a back-up wifi network available should one go down). There is a free phone downstairs with which you can book tours, restaurants etc and even call home for free for 5 minutes!

Overall, I believe the Dodo is a perfectly good place to stay for a few nights if you are happy to stay in a decent budget hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank RJ R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Checked in o.k. quite late on a Friday night so wanted to get out and experience the night-life promptly, was held up with lots of form filling asking for every detail, including passport numbers. Had twin room which had just enough clearance at the bottom of the bed to walk past (if you turned sideways). Bathroom was small, just enough room to turn in. When one of our parties shower fell from the wall (no fault of his own) due to a loose wall bracket and smashed the shower screen the receptionist tried to make us pay 80LATS damage and 40LATS for a new room. Got manager involved who reduced cost to 30LATS, we reluctantly paid as we didnt want to spend the whole night arguing. I'd say go there for a weekend, certainly don't stay here if you don't like stag/hen parties with rowdy noisey people. Didn't use the restaurant. Hotel is a good 1 hour walk into town (St Peter's Church area) but even the locals don't recommend going out near the hotel at night (area a bit like down-town Baghdad). Shop across the road did a roaring trade, would go there often for snacks and drinks.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Chris A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Rooms were very clean and comfortable. We got towels change everyday and everything was very clean. Staff was very helpful and made our stay comfortable. We did not get any disturbances either from outside noise or annoying staff members, privacy was respected.

It was a bit away from the center, but with good transportation links.
If you like to walk though, it was well withing walking distance to most attractions.

I would go back there again.

Room Tip: It was a bit away from the center, but with good transportation links. If you like to walk though...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank KobaTirkia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Riga hotels
2.6 mi away
BEST Hotel Riga
BEST Hotel Riga
#57 of 111 in Riga
194 reviews
1 mi away
A1 Hotel
A1 Hotel
#61 of 111 in Riga
233 reviews
2 mi away
Avitar Hotel
Avitar Hotel
#71 of 111 in Riga
115 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.2 mi away
Hotel Jurnieks
Hotel Jurnieks
#92 of 111 in Riga
66 reviews
0.8 mi away
Rixwell Gertrude Hotel
Rixwell Gertrude Hotel
#28 of 111 in Riga
555 reviews
2.4 mi away
Days Hotel Riga VEF
Days Hotel Riga VEF
#64 of 111 in Riga
237 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Dodo Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dodo Hotel

Address: Jersikas iela 1, Riga 1003, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Riga
#26 Romantic Hotel in Riga
Price Range: $24 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dodo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dodo Hotel is the first low cost hotel concept in Riga, built in 2008, which offers small and cosy rooms at a significantly lower rate. Convenient location to Old Riga (Dodo Hotel was awarded "closest budget hotel to Old Riga" by the famous Latvian magazine "Vakara Zinas" in May 2009). ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, Expedia, getaroom.com, Cancelon, Hotels.com, Hotwire, HotelQuickly, TripOnline SA, Travelocity, Orbitz and Evoline ltd so you can book your Dodo 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:
Dodo Hotel Riga

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