The first point to make is that Riga is a great city to visit.This hotel is situated in a good position in the old town and there is much to see. We visited in the summer when Riga was vigrant and outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants were busy but not packed. The canal area and parks are lovely and the Art Noveau area fabulous.
The hotel has many charming features, including a pretty courtyard where meals and drinks can be consumed .The interior of the building is handsome with beautiful staircases and corridors full of antique furniture and fresh flower arrangements.What a disappointment awaited us when we opened the door of our double/twin room. It was a box room with two tiny beds and one wall actually had a big hole in it. There were no tea or coffee making facilities and nowhere to have a comfortable sit down.It was like a different world inside compared to the outside. There was a shower only and no bath in the miniture bathroom.
On the positive side, the staff were very helpful and the standard of cleaning was good. On the negative side, the traffic outside was noisy and we would not recommend the restaurant in the evening . The food took ages to arrive and then was served cold so had to be returned. Breakfast however was a different matter. There was an extensive choice of: cold meats; smoked fish: cheeses; salads;pickles; fruits ;cereals and pastries. There was cooked food also .We had a busy time in Riga and in the surrounding area so we accepted our lot but would be reluctant to recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The most elegant and unique 4star hotel Garden Palace was opened in the beginning of 2007. 19th century building is superbly located in the heart of Riga, part of the city with ample opportunities for entertainment, business and acquitance with the Latvian culture. The fabulous panoramic view of the Old Riga, Town Hall Square, embankment and great river Daugava is one of the advantages of the hotel Garden Palace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garden Palace Riga
- Garden Palace Hotel