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Forums Hotel
Ranked #46 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Vilnius, Lithuania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We were staying for 1 night. The room was very small with a double bed but very clean. There was a bathtub in the bathroom. The breakfast was great, the restaurant is very small though. The hotel is in the Old Town of Riga, just a few minutes walk to the Central Station & Dome Cathedral. This hotel is perfect for the price.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Forums is a basic hotel located in the old town (west side). It is very (very) close to the central bus and train station (2 minutes walk to the Nr 22 bus stop to the airport) and the Riga's traditional food old market (zeppelin old parking premises). It is also close to numerous shopping malls and river Daugava.
On the first day we were given a room on the third floor which was ok except that smell probably coming from the toilet. So we asked for another room and the second day we moved to the loft on top (6th) floor (elevator only reaches the 5th floor). The room was spacious, clean, with natural ligth entering from a roof window and nice views over the city rooftops and belfries. Simply, great! The bathroom was very small but also very clean.
Breakfast was served in a nice room with large windows facing the pedestrian walk. Both warm and cold dishes were fine and the coffee very good. Loud music from the TV was the only minus.
Stuff was very helpful and smiling and answered all our questions.
It was a great value for money and we would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floors offer great view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Riga
2 reviews
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Location of hotel very good-heart of Riga, but rooms were too small and not very clean, also there was strange smell in the room when we arrived. Breakfast was very good. Parking is also not good, far away from hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Europe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

One of the best Old Riga offers .In fact ,hotel is almost 4 star ,or ,maybe, "superior 3 star " .Historical building with different ,but cozy rooms,perfect location (not very noisy) ,helpful staff. Good breakfast offer .
Recommended hotel with unbeatable quality/price ratio.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 15, 2013

I stayed here in Augusta, and the weather was warm enough but air condition was perfect in the room. Excellent location - 1 minute walk from shopping center, 2 min walk from bus and train station. Staff is very helpful, with perfect english and russian skills.
Enjoyed my stay, will recommend to all my friends willing to visit Riga.

Room Tip: Economy room is comfortable enough for good value.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank John_Trevorez
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Catch Bus 22 from the airport, get off at Stockmann stop, walk back 50 meters and cross under the underpass, come up on the right side and there you are at the Forums Hotel on Valnu street. A compact 32-room three-star hotel which delivers what you should expect of a three-star hotel. Small rooms, but very clean bathrooms, no air conditioning (not critical), no in-room safes (although safe deposit boxes in lobby). Three-star breakfast each morning, certainly satisfying and plentiful. Friendly and helpful staff. An easy five-minute walk to the center of Old Town, with many good restaurants and pubs even closer. I have no complaints about this hotel and would recommend it to budget travelers.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Orlando
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Originally reserved with St. Peter's Botique Hotel. Got off the airplane and got an email St. Peter had a water quality problem and they booked me at the Forums. I suspect the St. Peter was over booked because of the tall ships races and the water problem was not really an issue. St. Peter was a few blocks from the Forums and I walked over there - busy place, no water problem. Settled at the Forums "suite". On the fifth floor with a tiny balcony they call it a suite. Well, it was clean, well serviced, the jacuzzi did not work. Breakfast included - had better at other hotels. Dinner was decent and very inexpensive. OK service. All in all, I was not impressed but not disappointed as I got a fair value.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Forums Hotel
Address: Valnu iela 45, Riga 1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #46 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Forums Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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