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“Good hotel for little money”
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Dodo Hotel
Ranked #49 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Poole, uk
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“Good hotel for little money”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed at the Dodo from the 13 th August to the 20th and had a great time. The rooms have a comfortable bed and a flat screen TV. The showers are hot all day and are modern and clean. It is in the Moscow part of Riga and we walked to the old town several times both in the day and night with no bother. The breakfast is very good with lots of variety, the pancakes are great! The staff were all very helpful and gave good advice. I would recommend this hotel as a great place to stay in Riga.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This hotel is very smart and the rooms are basic but clean and a good size. The bathroom was also very good. The location of the hotel is a about 10 minutes away from the old town. We easily walked it one day but most days we used the tram which stopped right outside the hotel and ran frequently. The staff were all very helpful. We had originally only booked 4 nights in this hotel but extended it to 7 as we enjoyed it so much. Would definitely recomend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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VNO
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is th economic stay, not far away from the center of Riga. Hotel is quite new. So everything inside (room, bath, etc) is pleasant to be and stay.
Good breakfast, with pancakes, and other usual food.
Very clean room and bath, like the interior design of hotel and rooms.
Friendly staff.
We were staying here for 3rd time, so I guess, not the last.

Room Tip: If it is possible, it is always more pleasant to stay not on the 1st floor.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

The hotel is well located not far from the tram station and has easy access to the city center, the breakfasts are fine, staff is helpful. But please be noted that the double beds size is quite small for tall people: 150x190.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were booked into the Dodo Hotel for 5 days but when we arrived the supplier of hotels to the travel agent we used had cancelled the booking and the hotel was advised to bill us direct. This was obviously not a positive first impression though it wasn't the fault of the hotel. Luckily they had spare rooms and allowed us to pay a deposit which would be refunded if we were able to resolve the issue with our agents. Sadly this was not to be the case but we were still able to stay at the Dodo at a reasonable rate. I must say all the staff who dealt with us were very professional and understanding. The Dodo Hotel itself is a good hotel. The location is in the Moscow Suburb which is a bit run down and seems quite deprived. However we never felt unsafe there. There were always people hanging outside the main door talking and smoking - but these were more guests of the hotel rather than people living in the area. there are some interesting sights within the area (such as the memorial at the ruins of the Choral Synagogue), and there is a map from the hotel which shows the walking route into town. We never walked into town as there was a tram stop near the hotel which took you into town easily - there was never a long wait as the trams were pretty frequent. The room itself was good, there was no aircon so we had to leave the windows open - we did that even when we were not in the room as our room faced the courtyard. The main negatives about the hotel are: the ridiculously small TV, it can be quite noisy, esp. early in the morning when it sounds like delivery van comes into the courtyard to make deliveries and slams the vehicle door shut very loudly which usually wakes us up. The quilt just about covers the bed, so with two people trying to use it with minimal overhang, it was not very comfortable. The breakfast, for 6 euros, was very mediocre - coffee didn't taste great, pancakes were dry - and it was cheaper and more filling getting pastries from bakeries in town. All in all our experience in Dodo was a positive one, notwithstanding the problems with the travelagent and booking. We definitely wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Dodo again if we return to Riga.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Don't get a room on the right ground/2nd floor as its where the coaches unload and they tend to leave the engines running for several hours. Otherwise pretty good value and very clean. Ok there are some run down buildings near by but thats the case in most of Latvia - the hotel is directly opposite a large main police station so very safe and the staff were all fluent in English and very helpful. Tram is right outside you'll need a No.7 into and out of town takes around 10 mins and is a scenic trip - costs about a euro each way. Riga is a great destination for a week or so.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Bollington Cheshire
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed at the Dodo Hotel as we planned to rent a car for some our stay in Latvia. The hotel staff are most helpful and provided a disabled room on the ground floor for my elderly mother. Note: the hotel does not have any lifts - so if you have difficulty with stairs, request a room on the ground floor.
The rooms were quiet - although sadly a group of lads on a stag night trip did cause a lot of noise as they got ready to go out for the night. (I have no idea when/if they actually got back).
The breakfast was good value and we loved the automated pancake machine. There were not many restaurants very close by but we did find a place to eat in the nearby shopping centre. We caught taxis to the centre of Riga and had a full day there. (The hotel have special rates with the Taxis parked outside. ) After that we had hire cars and were pleased to be able to park in secure parking just across the street. We were able to see much of the countryside.

Room Tip: Curtains can let light through so bring shades if you want a totally dark room. Also request lower r...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Riga
#26 Romantic Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
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