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“Great stay in an elegant mansion”
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Europa Royale Riga
Ranked #41 of 109 Hotels in Riga
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great stay in an elegant mansion”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

I had read some poor reviews on tripadvisor about this hotel, but it had parking, which was one of our main concerns, so that's where we went, a bit apprehensively. Much to my surprise, it was quite fine. The room was spacious and comfortable, it had both hot and cold water (which somebody had complained about) and overlooked a beautiful park. Service was fine and the restaurant excellent. My only complaint was that the key cards didn't always work, especially in the elevator, but other than that, I would have no qualms about staying here on our next trip to Riga. Location was a bit far from the old town, but certainly walkable.

Room Tip: We were on the third floor and room was perfect.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

The hotel may boast 4 stars, but I wouldn't give our room even one star. It is dark and depressing with a tiny window. To see the sky you have to lean out of the window. The colours are dark and dingy. But worst of all, the water pressure is so poor we cannot take a proper shower. We are currently on a tour of the baltics and this is our fourth hotel on the trip. It is by far the most disappointing. All the negative comments contained in other reviews we would agree with. Even the breakfast buffet, which is extensive, contains much which is inedible. Furthermore, we have to wait for clean dishes. They don't seem to have enough chinaware and cutlery. There is never a greeting from the surly staff when entering reception. Our room is in the "new wing". There are wooden rafters bursting through the room from floor to ceiling. I am given to understand that the best rooms are in the older part of the building. Therefore, this hotel is essentially both four star and one star - it depends which room you have. This explains why the reviews are so mixed. We cannot wait to leave this place.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2012

This former mansion has been beautifully restored; the staircases are stunning. My room was booked through a tour, overlooked the city garden, was enormous and beautifully furnished. For a single traveler, that's a rarity in Europe. It's close enough to the old town to be convenient. Breakfast was good, in lovely rooms. I didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

I stayed 3 nights in Room 202 at the Europa Royale Hotel. My room was nicely furnished and very large with high ceilings, a big bathroom and 2 twin beds. Check-in was lightning fast, and the breakfast buffet in the very grand Benjamin Restaurant was quite good. This hotel is across the street from a beautiful park, and well-located for visiting Riga's charming Old Town. I'd love to stay here again.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

We had a great stay here on a great location in a beautiful hotel nearby the old city. Lot to do nearby. Hotel and rooms are good. breakfast nice. Price/quality is super!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

a very good location, about 10 minutes walk to the old town, about the same time to the National Art Gallery and the art neauveu streets and buildings, we really enjoyed the casino on our return to the hotel after dinner, the staff were friendly and the drinks were reasonably priced. We had an excellent room , very spacious and with a high ceiling.
we had one dinner in the hotel restaurant ,which was very well cooked and presented and again a reasonable price

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

We stayed at the Europa Royale Riga as part of our classic car club's Baltic Rally. The hotel is ideal for car clubs as it has a gated courtyard for parking and is a short walk from the old town where parking is at a premium. We all had Deluxe rooms which were excellent. The hotel itself is very beautiful and is full of period features. There is a large and varied assortment for breakfast. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to other car clubs.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Europa Royale Riga

Property: Europa Royale Riga
Address: Kri jana Barona iela 12, Riga 1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Riga
#19 Family Hotel in Riga
#20 Romantic Hotel in Riga
#34 Luxury Hotel in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Europa Royale Riga 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Europa Royale in Riga is not just an average 4* hotel. It is an historic and cultural monument of national importance and pride to every Riga citizen. The building dates back to 1876 and once was owned by uncrowned royal couple of Latvia, Emilija and Antons Benjamins. We offer you a unique possibility to touch and find magnificent treasures like largest Venetian chandelier in the entire Baltic region, restored fireplaces, original ceiling decor, wooden staircase, stained glass. ... more   less 
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