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“Cozy small hotel in the Old Town”

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Old Riga Hotel Vecriga
Ranked #57 of 112 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Small but cozy hotel in the old town - so all main attractions can be reached on foot. Personal attachment to every visitor - liked this one a lot: for example for breakfast in case something was missing in the buffet, you only needed to mention your wish and it was made extra for you.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Having been dropped off at the wrong hotel by the taxi driver, we approached the hotel via the cobbled streets. First appearances were very good, and having checked in, we went to our room which was large, very clean although somewhat basic (the wooden floors were very impressive).

The location is excellent, and we found the hotel quiet at night even though we were so close to everything in the old town. The staff at breakfast were very helpful, but special praise must go to the receptionist who endeavoured to assist in checking in and paying for luggage for an onward Air Baltic flight, which although we failed, she couldn't have tried harder.
This hotel really is worth staying at if you're in Riga.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I returned home today from 3 nights 4 days in Riga, staying at the old riga hotel vecriga, what a great place. The hotel and staff were excellent, a great central location from where to explore many of Riga's sights. Even though you are only a couple of minutes from the city centre you did not hear any noise from it. The hotel was spotlessly clean, towels changed and room cleaned daily. Breakfast was included, cereal, cheese, meat, yoghurts, juices, coffee/tea, breads and eggs to order set you up for a day of exploying. Would recommend this hotel very highly and would certainly re-visit.

Room Tip: We had room 11 on the ground floor leading onto the hotel courtyard, if the hotel was very busy it m...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Hotel pages show nice photos of old spacy rooms, so I decided to book a suite. My fried took a std room. We stayed 4 nights. My suite was not any bigger or better than a std room. In fact it did not even meet the std room level in other hotels. Anyway, the price was higher. Minibar on the floor of the room was barely able to keep the drinks cool. Somebody had changed the contents of the whote wine bottle to something else..

Since the access to room was from yard and nobody cleaned the snow away from the yard, the floor in the room got wet and dirty. At the time of the booking American express was said to be accepted, but when the time for payment came it was not.

The breakfast is pretty simple and not really worth paying extra for. Smile in the morning did not include to breakfast service.

Generally, as the whole Riga, quite a disappointment. A lot of bold but unkept promises and old sovjet times who cares and conman attitude.

Room Tip: Suite oly costs more, but is not a suite.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We travelled in the end of April and had to book a room in last minute. Hotel Vecriga attracted attention by number of features: excellent location in the very centre of the Old City and very nice price, photos and reviews were excellent. Usually real rooms don't fully match the expectations, but the Hotel Vecriga was different case: cozy a little bit vintage (large leather chairs under wooden staircase) hall, welcoming staff, very clean room with light wooden parquet floor. Clean and spacious bathroom and very pleasant atmosphere.

Hotel is located in the very centre but on very narrow street that makes it quiet place, however, audibility in the room, especially from the corridore is high. But the hotel is a mall one, there are not many rooms and people who stay behave politely so at night time there were no problems.

In general the hotel is very nice to come to, very convenient to stay and it adds a lot to the impression of the city.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

The staff is friendly and helpful, nice rooms with good location. Room was clean and looked good. Only thing i missed was bath foam, but i guess that could've been arranged. We stayed there three nights, would go there back, definetely.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Given the price paid it is hard to fault the hotel but be prepared for basics. Having read some reviews mentioning heavenly beds, etc. my expectations were a bit disappointed. It is a good basic hotel in a very good location for leisure tourists. Don't bother paying for breakfast - a number of cafes nearby offer much better choice and quality.

Room Tip: It is on fairly narrow street so either choose top (3rd floor) or courtyard facing to avoid the stre...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Old Riga Hotel Vecriga

Address: Gleznotaju iela 12-14, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #57 of 112 Hotels in Riga
Price Range: $46 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Riga Hotel Vecriga 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vecriga in Latvian means "Old Riga." The romance of the medieval ages together with 21st century comfort, warm welcome and personal attention to every guest have made the hotel popular among tourists and business travellers. Hotel boasts an extensive collection of contemporary artwork, which is considered to be one of the finest in Riga. Hotel celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009. Quite a few famous people stayed in our hotel during these years: Dalai Lama, John Malcovich, Harry Harrison, Vladimir Molchanov, Tamara Gvardciteli and others. Hotel’s guestbook has numerous autographs and comments from well-known artists, politicians, writers, scientists and musician. ... more   less 
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