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“Very good value for the price!”
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Avitar Hotel
Ranked #67 of 110 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed July 27, 2011

This cozy and affordable hotel has a friendly staff, clean rooms and a tasty breakfast. Although it is located 25 minutes away from the OLd Riga, the walk is very pleasant and you can see the streets of real city and remarkable houses with great architectural details along the route, which are not mentioned in tourist guides. The hotel has free parking, which is an added convenience. I am certainly going to use it again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

its close enough to the center, very clean and quite peaceful rooms.The view reflecting from the rooms of the hotel is mostly urban. soft lighting welcomes you during all day .the stuff is very helpfull.
i came there for work and got to use also the conference room which had everything i needed.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

We came to Riga for a few days as part of a Europe vacation and Avitar was a great place to stay.The price was a bargain and the room was spacious and neat.

The continental breakfast was delightful and we enjoyed our walk to Old Riga - it took about 30 minutes but the weather was nice and it was a great way to see more of the city. The staff was friendly and answered all our questions. Avitar is definitely a good bargain!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank pinkzgd
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Reviewed June 25, 2011

This hotel is very clean and offers a great breakfast. Public transportation right outside of the hotel that enables you to quickly get to Old Riga. Friendly staff and comfortable but simple accommodations. We enjoyed our stay - I recommend this to anyone who wants a nice hotel for a low price.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank liebyuv
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Reviewed June 17, 2010

This hotel ranks as one of the worst I have stayed in. The rooms are very small and basic is saying the very least. There is a bed and the cheapest of bedroom furniture available on the market.

No A/C, although in June that wasn't a problem.

The toilet smells constantly and the only way you can make it through the night is too keep all of the doors closed.

There is an elevator, but you have to navigate a flight of stairs to get to it and if you're unfortunate enough to be on the 6th floor, another set of stairs when you get out.

Breakfast is served from 8:00 am and you had better not want coffee before then or you're told in no uncertain terms to find your own coffee.

The staff are OK, but only if you don't actually want anything.

The room rate for this stay if 58 euros per night, but actually you're better off spending more and getting a real hotel.

A real dump!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank CISSPUK
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Reviewed April 8, 2008

I had read the other Tripadvisor reviews and went ahead with my reservation. The hotel IS 35 minutes away from old Riga but there is a bus stop nearby where you can get a bus - the number 3. You pay the driver L0.50, then insert your ticket into what is basically a time stamp machine (watch others do it to see) and you can travel all the way to the bus terminus, passing old Riga tourist spots aong the way. All buses and tram cars cost the same and it's unlimited travel per journey - get off and your ticket is used up.
I arrived late at night and the guy behind the reception desk was less than friendly. This was something I learned was common enough around the city. It's not that they are rude for the most part, it's just that they aren't courteous and friendly.
The room (#63) was fine. A large basic room, a writing desk, a sofa, closet space, TV (only english channels were BBC prime, CNN and BBC news) a big-enough bathroom/shower. What was missing was a kettle and coffee/tea.
Breakfast is continental style and is pretty good. I stopped in for that every morning. You can get a lunch later in the day. I tried that once and after the reception I got from the girl behind counter who was guarding the empty room, I left - never to return.
On the last day, I asked at reception to avail of the shuttle service to the airport that I had read about in one of the tourist guides. Turns out that entails calling a taxi for you! Said okay and waited. Taxi arrives and takes me to the airport then the guy asks me for L20! I argued with him that it was too expensive. The trip from the airport cost me about L8. He kept referring to his meter and that his taxi was a company taxi. I thought the other guy might have been illegal, gave in and paid. Supid mistake! The guide price is L10. I've done a bt of research and if the taxi is white (sounds strange I know) you'll probably get ripped off. Red taxis are best. Better still don't order a taxi from the hotel or if you do ask for a red taxi or there is another taxi company called "Smile" taxis.

If you're thinking of hiring a car, I would suggest you observe the driving skills of the locals first and base your decision on that. I thought China was bad!

Had a very good time in Riga. Lots of good places to see. On the final day I even got to fire off a .22 laser rifle and a .38 pistol in an undeground firing range.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 17, 2008

I would recommend this hotel for a short break. Although it is a 30 minute walk to the old town from it, the walk is interesting and you see the real Riga - communters, packed buses, etc. The room was large and comfortable and the breakfast OK. It is easily accessible from the airport by the 22a bus then the No. 3 trolley bus.

Stayed: January 2008
1  Thank Kenneth_Youde
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Address: Krishjana Valdemara iela 127, Riga 1013, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Riga
Price Range: $29 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avitar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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