Stayed 1 night on 31 July 2010. Booked a double on the Choice Hotels site for €70.
The hotel is about 15-20 minutes walk from the bus / central station, and a good 10 minute walk to the Old Town.
We had a room on the 6th floor. Because of the sloped room, the room felt quite small . The shower didn't drain properly, so water covered the whole bathroom floor. Most importantly, we had a good night's sleep.
The Clarion Collection evening buffet was OK. Good selection of vegetables. The hot dishes were nothing special. (anyway, it all depends on how you see the buffet: as a "complimentary" meal or something for which you are paying a few euros extra, compared to other hotels...)
Since on Sundays breakfast starts at 8, We didn't have time to have breakfast.
Staff in general were nice, except for one lady when we checked out. She was the receptionist but was busy preparing the dining room for breakfast, and was VERY irritated that we checked out when she had something else to do and made it clear. If we didn't have to catch a bus, we would certainly have talked to a manager.
A few days after our stay, we e-mailed the hotel to complain about this staff member. We received a prompt response from Zane, the General Manager who apologized.
We've been to better Clarion Collections. So, if you have been to those in Scandinavia, just do not come to the Valdemars with the same expectations in mind. Overall, a good hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Hotel Valdemar you live in comfort and style in the heart of Riga's history and culture. The over 100 year old house is an example of Riga's unique Art Nouveau architecture and total renovated in 2006.Hotel Valdemar is located in central Riga, only a few minutes walk from Old Town. On the tranquil courtyard, you can during the summer months enjoy a cup of coffee in the sun, while the one million city of Riga pulsates just outside.We want to take good care of our guest we therfore offer all our guest complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal between 18:00 and 21:00. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Clarion Collection Valdemars