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“Clean hotel but a little walk from old town” 4 of 5 bubbles
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City Hotel Teater
Ranked #41 of 109 Hotels in Riga
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Clean hotel but a little walk from old town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

The hotel has big rooms and bathrooms. It is clean but do not expect any luxury. The lobby area is nice. The location is not bad, about 15 min walk to the old town. It is a pleasant walk but when you do it couple of times it is tiring. Didn't like the breakfast much.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nora71
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Nastasija M, Guest Relations Manager at City Hotel Teater, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comment.
We have a new chef and he is creating new À la carte menu and breakfast now is much better as well.
I hope you will come again to our Hotel!

Have a nice day!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Suzzara (MN)
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

Some taxi driver know this hotel as City Hotel others as Teater Hotel. Me and my wife planned to stay 15 days. But as we arrived we found it so ugly and far from the centre that we decided to leave after 3 days. The reception's employee asked us to pay the full price of 225 Euros ! Crazy !

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hlddvd
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Nastasija M, Guest Relations Manager at City Hotel Teater, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you that you spent some time to comment our hotel. The Hotel was opened in 2000 as City Hotel Bruninieks, in 2012 was made last renovation and hotel has changed name to City Hotel TEATER. For some people was difficult to pronounce Bruninieks, so they called our Hotel briefly "City Hotel", but the real name since March 2012 is City Hotel TEATER.
The distance from the Hotel to Old town is 10-15 minutes walk, or just 3 minutes by car. Some tourists enjoy of walk on Liberty street with a lots of shops and modern houses. So it depends, did you come to Riga to see only old town and noisy centre or to explorer something more. It's a shame that you didn't like our hotel, because most people love it. But anyway thank you again for your comment, I hope next time you will enjoy more of staying in Riga.
Have a nice day!
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Rostrevor, Australia
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148 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

It is now called Teater Hotel when you book it on the net, the taxi drivers still call it Brunenieks, but the big Neon Sign says City Hotel, so take your pick. The booking was made on Booking.com using American Express to secure the booking, only to be told on arrival that they do not accept American Express, quite embarrassing, although the lady at reception was very polite, and explained I could pay on check-out in cash, as they also do not accept traveler checks. The room at first appearance was quite sparse, the bathroom had the added luxury of a heated towel rail nad a heated floor, once you worked out how to set it on. In the three nights there I saw housekeeping once to empty an overflowing bin, and to give me some new towels. Beds were never made, room not serviced or cleaned. On the day when I had the audacity to place a "please tidy my room" sign on the door they just turned it around to "do not disturb". Strange habits. Saving grace is sitting on the 7th floor for breakfast, watching the Riga Panorama in the sunlight, whilst enjoying a reasonable "Latvian" breakfast with lousy coffee. Certainly the price is a boon, the reception staff greatly helpful, and not too far from all facilities. So maybe, once house keeping understands that rooms should be serviced daily it has a great potential, whatever name they finally choose

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RostrevorMichael
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

A very nice and clean hotel with excellent service. Very good value for money.
Try to get a top floor room which offers an excellent view over the city.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DanishCritic
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Tallinn, Estonia
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2011

Stayed in Bruninieks Hotel last weekend with my spouse. This is not usual cramped std hotel, but located in town house with high cealings and spacious rooms. I'm allergic to small hotel rooms and this hotel was good surprise at that price level. Location is pretty good, 10 minutes walk to old town, in silent street.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jack_Forecast
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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2011

We had a group of 20 friends from Italy staying here and everyone enjoyed their stay. The hotel was simple, yet comfortable and clean, but what pleasantly surprised us was the top quality service that we have received there.
The stuff was very helpful and the manager Simona did a wonderful job at making us feel welcome. We would recommend ANYONE staying at City Hotel Bruninieks!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Arina M
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Nastasija M, Guest Relations Manager at City Hotel Teater, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Dear Arina,

I would like to thank you for your honest and constructive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to City Hotel Teater!

Have a nice sunny day!
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Stockholm, Sweden
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

I only spent one night at the Bruninieks hotel before a longer stay at another hotel in Riga but I was pleased. It is a simple and comfortable hotel, also within walking distance to the main attractions in Riga.

The hotel consists of two buildings which are connected by a lobby with a glass roof. I found it quite interesting and as I read on the hotel website one of them is a completely renovated Art Nouveau building.

A colleague and I got a very big double room on the first/entrance floor. It was simple but clean and quiet. The bathroom was also big and fresh, with a shower and clean towels.

Internet is available in the lobby, free of charge, as well as in the rooms for a small fee. I think it cost me 2 LVL in the room, which is the equivalent of around 3 EUR or 4 USD.
There is a small luggage room on the entrance floor, modern furniture and a big TV screen in the lobby and plenty of tourist info at the reception desk. The staff were friendly and helpful.

The breakfast room on the top floor is not anything fancy and neither is breakfast itself, but it's good enough to start the day. There's bread, butter, cheese, ham, salami, boiled eggs, coffe and tea and so on. If I remember it well, only one of the two elevators goes all the way up to the breakfast room and breakfast is usually served from 7 or 7.30 in the morning.

I'm not quite sure whether there were few people staying there at the time, or if the rooms are properly sound-isolated, but it seemed very quiet, which made sleeping very easy.

I would recommend this hotel, the rates on the website are not very high and I'm sure it's a nice, simple alternative for a pleasant stay in Riga.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank cristinablendea
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Nastasija M, Guest Relations Manager at City Hotel Teater, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for you comment.
Now wi-fi internet is available free of charge in all hotel areas (in rooms as well).
The restaurant on the 7th floor is renovated and now it looks really fancy and elegant.
I hope you will come again to our hotel.

Have a nice day!
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Additional Information about City Hotel Teater

Property: City Hotel Teater
Address: Bruninieku iela 6, Riga 1010, Latvia (Formerly City Hotel Bruninieks)
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Riga
#20 Business Hotel in Riga
#29 Romantic Hotel in Riga
#34 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — City Hotel Teater 4*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Hotel TEATER is one of the most enjoyable 4 star hotels in Riga. The hotel is located opposite to the Dailes Theatre in a vibrant cultural and business part of Riga centre. Old town is only in 15 minutes walking or 3 minutes driving distance. Nearby the Hotel one can find many landmarks such as Arena Riga, Skonto Exhibition Hall, Galleria Riga shopping center, Royal Casino, Olympic Sports Center, Gertrude's church etc. The hotel is in a beautiful Art-Nouveau style building which was built in 1905. The 24h front-desk and lobby-bar are located under a glass roof which connects both buildings of the hotel. The hot buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant on the 7th floor with magnificent view over the city. Hotel offers relaxation in Sauna with pool, Beauty Salon and Terrace on the roof top. Hotel has smoking area with stunning views over the city. Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge. ... more   less 
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