The Best Western Hotel Mara is only a quarter of a mile from Riga Airport and so is a natural choice if arriving on a late flight, particularly with wife and child, which was my case.
By Latvian standards it is not cheap.
The hotel is set well back from the main road, surrounded by trees and appears to have new fittings and furniture.
However, the wall behind our bed headboard literally vibrated to the touch, accompanied by a loud, yes loud, bass hum.
Go to reception and young man comes to the room, agrees, then we look in the adjacent room together where the heating generator is happily bouncing up and down.
We go to another room further away. The noise via the ventilation is still appalling for a professional hotel.
He then takes us to their luxury suite (usual price well over £100) With two doors closed the noise is bearable.
The aimiable young man gives me a beer at my suggestion and I ask him if they get many complaints. "Oh Yes, all the time" he confides. "It's an old Soviet barracks" he tells me.
"Downstairs you can hear any movement or speech from upstairs, and the heating generator can be heard everwhere."
!! Full marks for honesty! He only charged me for the standard room I had booked. But this is not what you need at midnight after a tiring flight. As for Best Western Hotel...in the UK you could be taken to court for that ascertain!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best Western Hotels are recognized and valued worldwide for their exceptional guest services and consistent standards. With over 4200 hotels in 88 countries, travelling has never been made easier! Best Western Hotel Mara offers comfort and value for the discerning international business traveller. * 24 Single and Double rooms * Non-smoking rooms available * Satellite and local television * Conference Facilities with 2 meeting rooms * WiFi and Dataport connections * Photocopy / Fax / Courier services * Free Airport Shuttle service * Free car and bus parking * Buffet Breakfast * Full-service Restaurant * Cozy Bar * Summer Terrace outdoor barbeque and patio area * Sauna and Lounge * 24-hour Front Desk service * Laundry and Dry-cleaning services * Car Rental * Souvenir Shop * Banquet facilities and Large outdoor space available for functions * Tennis Centre across the street * Golf Course only 10 minutes away ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riga Best Western
- Best Western Riga