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TOSS Hotel
Ranked #78 of 110 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed April 8, 2008

The Toss Hotel is not convenient to town, and the hotel lacks any form of atmosphere. I did discover the trams so that made journeys into riga much more affordable, a taxi from the Bus Station cost about £19 and taxis from Riga about £15. So use the trams, they are easy, frequent and affordable.

The hotel lists a range of services, like a spa, sauna etc but they were not available when I choose the use and was asked to give an hours notice. Not really the idea!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 19, 2007

The name of this place might seem rather strange, but don't let that put you off!

I stayed here for four nights at the end of August. The building itself is a former flax mill (I think), and the conversion has been impressively done. I found the rooms clean, the bathroom large and the ceilings high. Everything is impressively modern.

The staff at the hotel were helpful, but some of them spoke more English than others. Having said that, all of them spoke better English than I speak Latvian.

The hotel has a ten-pin bowling alley attached. This proved very handy, as there was heavy rain on one of the days I was in Riga. Again, this facility was impressively modern.

The hotel is about 5 mins walk to a tram stop, and the tram takes about 15 minutes to get to the centre of town. It is cheap at a flat rate fare of 0.30 Lats (about 30p).

The tram line does go through the run-down Moscow district, much of which seems to be falling down. That in itself is quite interesting, though not highlighted in most guidebooks.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with friends
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4  Thank ScotlandUnited
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Reviewed July 11, 2007

The hotel was clean and comfortable, however, there was no air conditioning so it was difficult to sleep at night. Also, the beds were were short and narrow. There was also only a net curtain and a thin, almost transparent, pale green curtain hanging which meant that at 3.30am the room got as light as the day outside and it was difficult to sleep.
Breakfast was OK, although not a great choice - cold omelette and sausage for the 3 mornings we ate there! However, there was also plenty tea, coffee, juice, bread/toast, cheese, cold meat and yoghurts.
The staff spoke great English and were helpful. The area the hotel was in wasn't great but better than some of the areas you travelled through on the tram to get into the city centre. The 30p trip into the town was a bargain! We enjoyed the bowling and snooker across the courtyard.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with family
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3  Thank JakeyGlasgow
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Reviewed June 16, 2007

Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights midweek. The hotel is very clean and functional (bit like a travel lodge). Breakfast is in the Bowling Centre Restaurant - very continental - cold meat, cheese, yogurt and bread (which could be toasted) and the staff were very nice with a good command of English.
The hotel is a bit out the way but transport was easy - tram (30 pence per journey regardless of length). £5 for taxi. Tram took about 15 minutes.

Stayed: June 2007
2  Thank Buzzsmum
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Reviewed October 21, 2006

We just came back from Riga and enjoyed our stay in this hotel very much! I was really surprised by the cleanliness of the rooms even though I had read positive comments about it. The hotel staff was also very friendly!

We didn't have any problems with the location since we took a tram downtown and found it very convenient let alone CHEAP (20 santims, which is less than 30 cents). The hotel staff helped us to find the tram.

Breakfast was the only thing which I wouldn't rate very high: there wasn't much variety (we stayed for 4 nights), bread was a bit dry and fresh fruit was served only once. But it was enough to fill the stomach, though.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Mirv4
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Reviewed October 8, 2006

We stayed at the Toss Hotel from 7 to 9 October 2006. The hotel itself is lovely, everything seems to be new and they have the most comfortable beds, pillows and duvets I have ever slept in at a hotel. Breakfast was cheese, ham, gerkins, and either a boiled or fried egg. The hotel was down the back of a load of buildings, I was so convinced that we weren't at the right hotel (the hotel name is not immediately above the entrance way, it is another name), I refused to get out of the car until my husband went in and confirmed that this was in actual fact the Toss Hotel. The only downside to our stay here was the convenience to the town centre. We spent from between 7 to 12 lats per journey into the town centre. Very expensive for a 10 minute taxi ride, we must have spent at least 60 lats (which is very close to 60 GBP) for just three days on taxi journeys to and from the Town Centre. When you get into the cab, ask them if they go by the meter, and check that the meter is on and working before you get in. Otherwise they will just pull a figure out of the air. We got caught out a couple of times by this. The area is nice and quiet, but not really within walking distance of town, it would be a good couple of hours and not the nicest walk along the motorway.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with friends
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3  Thank ironfire
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Reviewed September 19, 2006

Found this hotel on laterooms and was immediately taken by the name
i think it is somebody’s name (the owner of the hotel)

Anyway, 7 lads were going there for someone’s 21st birthday, so we booked in to Toss Hotel.

After a 10 min taxi ride from airport, we arrived at the hotel (which the area looks a bit rough, but as soon as your in the complex, everything is modernised and feels very safe)

The hotel is very modern and clean, much greater than what any of us had expected.

The bathroom and showers are exceptional, although you may have a leaky shower, which is down to the fact that it is so new, and not everything has been “road tested” yet.

We were simply staying in the hotel for a booze up, but this is quite clearly aimed at the business traveller market.

As mentioned earlier, it is right out of the way, in the sense that it is NOT within walking distance of the old town, however the receptionists will be happy to book you a taxi to the centre, which will set you back around 7 Lats.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled on business
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5  Thank thisnamesux
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Additional Information about TOSS Hotel

Address: Kengaraga iela 6, Riga 1063, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 110 Hotels in Riga
Price Range: $33 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — TOSS Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Book accommodation and play first 30 minutes bowling game for free. TOSS Hotel has its historical character. Originally, TOSS Hotel building has been built in 1859 as a flax factory. Recently it has been modernized into 3 Stars Hotel. ... more   less 
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