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Rixwell Elefant Hotel
Ranked #19 of 109 Hotels in Riga
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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33 reviews
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“Reasonable price for reasonable quality”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

We have stayed in this hotel only one night.
We stayed in a standard twinbed room for the price of EUR 42,00.
The breakfast was included in the price.

On our arrival we needed to park the car in the hotel garage. The additional cost for garage is 7 LVL what is about 10 EUR. In my opinion it is too much (1/4 of the price of staying).

The receptionist lady was very welcoming / charming and attentive, but maybe a little bit slow (but no complain about this).

Both inside and outside the hotel looks modern and nice as the building itself was built not long time abot (max 5-6 years).

We were given the room on the 4th floor: comfortable room with comfortable bed and all was clean. Of course some pieces of furniture were shabby, but still the looked good.

We have also a chance to visit the bar. The prices of the bar is very fair as well. One portion of whiskey cost 3 LVL / 4,27 EUR for 40 ml. And a small bottle of cola cost 1 LVL / 1.42 EUR. The barman was nice, but on the bill he added one extra cola. When I indicated on this mistake, the bill was changed. But I advise to be attentive. The additional minus the bar did not accept American Express card.

The location is good as well: you can reach the city centre in 10 min by car (if there is no traffic). It is very close to the airport as well.

I would definitely stay again and would recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Metz, France
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I had the pleasure to stay 2 night to the Elefant Hotel (you have to go there to understand).
I loved the lady at the reception (OK, I maybe fall in love) but she was nice and she took time to explain me everything.
The room are large and clean, nothing to say about it.
I tried the restaurant and it was cool. The waiter helped me to choose my meals.
The green service taxi was perfect, cheap, fast and green !!!

I loved my stay in Riga, I couldn't recommend more !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Excellent hotel in Riga, suitable for short and long stay both. Location is very good if you are travelling by plane and close to centre as well, but have to use taxi. Very good rooms for the business trip tourists, as equiped with all necessary (I was travelling alone). Very - very nice breakfast, great variation of food and complimentary sparkling wine, super.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Room were very nice and spacious ...on room tv it says that room service works till 1 am but actually works only till 10pm ... weird.... in restaurant steak was absolutely fantastic! great service... what i couldnt say about reception staff - pretty rude...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

I stayed here one night after having stayed in a old town hotel. A modern building, everything is very spacious and open. Reception is great and helpful. Breakfast is nothing special but fine. The rooms are modern of design, my single room was big enough with a big size bed, plenty of pillows, blankets for a comfortable sleep. In winter they switch of the airco and there is no temperature control whatsoever in the very hot room. The huge windows can be partly opened which then helped to make it cooler. Conversations from neighbouring rooms can be heard and the main thing about this hotel: if you are not here because of business ro because your boss has sent you here, there is no reason to be in this rather desolated part of Riga, unless the price is unrefusable. Taxis are not so expensive in Riga, but still, if you want to make your way anywhere you need to book and use one which adds to the cost.
The enormous Elefant in the restaurant area is an interesting object.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

This hotel is looking pretty new and probably has a good value for money. But there was nothing that really amazed me.

The reception girl did her job perfectly and left a good impression.

The room itself is looking standard for big hotels. Many rooms are facing a busy highway, so I recommend a top floor if you ordered the standard room, or pay a premium for other side rooms. Our room had a good isolation from the street noise so that wasn't a problem. What was a real problem are really uncomfortable synthetic pillows. In my opinion the hotel management could save on Sony branded TV and order better pillows instead.

The breakfast had a good variety, but with obvious intention to make it cheap and looking good enough at the same time. Many food ingredients were definitely the cheapest available and not tasty (that is a REAL exception in Riga). Also once finished, they didn't hurry to replenish it.
The parking in this hotel is also relatively expensive (7 LVL).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Priekule, Lithuania
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

The reason we stayed at this hotel - location and value for money. It's located just 5 min. drive from the airport.
Hotel is new and designed in a modern style. Our room was functional and spacious enough with comfortable bed. Nice bathroom.
What was not really nice surpise for us - parking fee. They ask EUR 10/ night.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rixwell Elefant Hotel
Address: Kalnciema iela 90, Riga 1046, Latvia (Formerly Wellton Elefant Hotel)
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Riga
#8 Spa Hotel in Riga
#17 Romantic Hotel in Riga
#19 Luxury Hotel in Riga
#21 Business Hotel in Riga
#27 Family Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rixwell Elefant Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rixwell Elefant Hotel is a 4-star superior hotel and it is conveniently located between Riga International Airport, which is a 5-minute drive away, and the Old Town. The rooms are bright and modern. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities,a safety deposit box and ironing facilities, as well as a direct dial telephone. The private bathrooms also come with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Breakfast buffet is available in the mornings. Guests are welcomed to dine in the on-site restaurant "Elefant". A kids menu is also available. Rixwell Elefant Hotel offers guests access to a fitness centre free of charge and a wellness center, where guests can relax and take advantage of various treatments - all at an extra cost. Parking is possible on site at an additional fee. ... more   less 
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