Old City Boutique Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOld City Boutique Hotel Riga
Great breakfast, friendly PATIENT staff for 50 partying americans :)
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Historical Traveler Reviews Old City Boutique Hotel Riga
¡El fantástico Hotel Viesturs!
Acabo de regresar de una estadía fantástica de tres días en Riga. Me quedé en el Hotel Viesturs. ¡Qué experiencia tan hermosa!- el personal de recepción es servicial y placentero, el desayuno es estupendo (gachas de cereales o panqueques o tortillas, etcétera, cocinado mientras esperas) servido por otra camarera encantadora, las habitaciones, cada una con su propio estilo y muy cálidas a pesar de las condiciones de hielo/nieve de afuera- todas estas cosas contribuyeron a un viaje inolvidable en Riga. Definitivamente recomendaríamos este hotel a cualquier persona que esté planeando un viaje a Riga.
Qué hotel tan fantástico. Este lugar es pequeño y compacto, ubicado en el centro de la vieja Riga. El personal era encantador y hicieron todo y más para que nuestra estadía fuera perfecta. La habitación era de tamaño normal y muy hermosa. El desayuno era una manera fantástica de empezar el día, situado en un sótano hermoso de piedra con un personal atento y una buena selección de comida. El desayuno dura 3. 5 horas lo que nos gustó pues nuestro horario cambió diariamente. Pudimos registrarnos temprano al llegar y ellos permitieron que nos quedáramos por más tiempo antes de irnos. La única desventaja es que la luz ambiental por las ventanas era bastante brillante aunque la calle estaba muy tranquila de noche. En general, no habríamos podido quedarnos en un mejor hotel durante nuestra estadía. Recomendaré este lugar a cualquier persona. Fantástico.
what a fantastic hotel.
This place is small and compacted in a brilliant location truely in the heart of old riga.The staff were lovely couldn't do enough to make our stay perfect. The room was average size and very pretty. Breakfast was a great way to start the day exploring, set in the lovely curved stone basement with attentive staff a good range on offer. The time range for breaky was vast 3.5 hrs which suited are varying needs over the few days we spent there. We were able to check in early on the day of arrival and leave late if needed. The only draw back was the ambient light through the curtains at night from the outside street light was quite bright even though the street was extremely quiet at night. All in all we could not of stayed at a better hotel for a short break.I will recommend this place to anybody and everyone. fantastic!
We opted for the penthouse suite which was very nice. However there was no instructions to use the jacuzzi or suana and the staff were not very helpful. We did manage to make them work a few times but not all the time. The breakfast was fine and in particular on one morning when there was different staff it was excellent. Our friends were not so lucky in that their room had a sloped ceiling and had they not paid in advance would have moved. The location is great and the room is quiet. Penthouse suite may not be good value in comparison to other hotels.
Great boutique hotel in center of Old Town
Great boutique hotel - beatifully appointed with period furnishings. Located on a nice quiet street (away from the noise of the stag parties), but still conveniently close to everything, including the bus and train station (5 and 10 minute walk, respectively). Hotel has an elevator, for those who have trouble with stairs. Breakfast was nice, with eggs and pancakes made to order.
Excellent little hotel
Great little hotel in the heart of the old town. It's small and the rooms are of varying size. The hotel, bedrooms, and ensuite bathrooms are beautifully decorated. Breakfast is nice. You can help yourself to a continental buffet breakfast - bread, meats, cheeses, fruit, yoghurt, cereal, pastries, etc. They will also cook eggs, pancakes, and a few other items off the breakfast menu. We had no problems with noise. Some of the staff are very helpful, others are a bit more reserved.
The bedrooms have everything you need - TV, mini bar, phone, cupboard, big beds, etc, etc. Bathrooms are a good size and have hair dryers, towels, soap, etc.
Since its low season at the moment, you can get good deals for Sun - Thurs which makes the hotel quite good value. I would stay there again.
Would gladly stay here again!
We are just back from a 3 night long weekend break in Riga, reserved the suite at the Viesturs as it was a celebration trip. The room was terrific, everything worked as expected, and the jacuzzi and sauna were a welcome treat! The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, and the location of the hotel in Vecriga (Old Riga) was great. In contrast to reports of many other hotels in Riga, Hotel Viesturs was quiet - even with the windows open at night. Beakfast was fine - nice bread with cold cuts, or cereals, or cooked eggs a possibility. I would stay here again, without even checking other venues! It as great to experience Vecriga - a beautiful, compact, medieval old city not completely tainted by tourism (yet!).
A nice place to stay
Hotel Viesturs is in a great location, central to everything in old town. There is a lot of construction taking place nearby, but that's true with all of Riga. The morning breakfast was good. I found the staff very accommodating and friendly. The restaurants that they recommended were excellent and were not touristy, but rather filled with locals.
The only negative is that there is an empty lot across the street where some people loiter into the wee hours. With your windows open and the cobblestone street the noise could keep you awake.
For those traveling with children note that there is a hardcore pornography channel that is free and I do not know if it can be blocked.
Located nicely, very unfriendly service
We stayed for two nights at the penthouse suite. The hotel is located very well, right in the center of the old town. The roof top patio is great but the service is very unfriendly even compared to German standards. I would not book it again.
Small, attractive, but....
I have just returned from a 4-night stay at Viesturs. It is situated down a small lane in the Old Town, quite near the Opera House. There is a LOT of building/restoration going on in the area, but this hotel didn't suffer. Only 13 rooms, yes, but only 6 tables in the breakfast room? The room was small, but quite attractively furnished. But it was airless - windows looked out on totally enclosed area, and it was unbearably hot at night - they were having a hot spell. No air-con of course.
When I booked it was 71 Lats per night, but now is 89Lats. You might be able to do better, but check on building work.
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Woke up this morning in Latvia. This is a truly amazing itinerary, so many new places. We pulled into Riga in the mid-morning and docked right at the side of the road. It was as if we drove right up to the old town and parallel parked in a prime parking spot. Our plan for today, as with most of the rest of the ports, is to wander, explore, and just enjoy the unique 'sense' of the place.
The old town was just a 15 minute walk from ...
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... just like Lithuania.
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... many art nouveau houses and we spent a morning strolling the streets observing them from the outside and inside. Latter in the museum, where the interiors were done as in the beginning of the 20th century. The art nouveau ring embraces the old medieval town, founded by the German knights, from which many buildings were restored and ready for Riga becoming the cultural capital in 2014.
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