PK Riga Hotel
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... A good thing, too, since today was another scorcher, with the mercury hitting 34 degrees. The ride took us through the Lithuanian and Latvian countrysides. We actually had our passports inspected at the Latvian border -- a rarity for Europe, but Latvia is in the Eurozone and Lithuania isn't yet, so I suppose that's why. I dozed on and off, watched the scenery, jotted down some notes and thoughts for when I get home, and basically tried to hold it together as best as I ...
... Pizza restaurant near our hotel, the pizzas were really great here and we walked to our hotel and they had changed our room which was much better than our previous room, my daughter was too tired to go for the spa but she was happy that we had wifi. We had a brilliant day at Riga but my daughter had cold so I started her on the flu medication.
... The Baltic states joined the Germans when they invaded their countries. Why was that? Well they saw the German as liberators from the Soviets who had occupied their countries since the nineteen twenties. When the war had finished and the Russians once more occupied the Baltic states all these people were rounded up. The guide told this story in front of the old KGB building. They used to say that the building was the highest building in ...
... if a woman walked down the street and she was married BUT she also had a lover, that the bell would ring. So for a few years, married men were trying to get their wives to walk down this street as the wives were trying to get their husbands to go a different direction.
One of the oldest housing blocks has three houses called the three ...
... guy showing off his Latin dance moves, was gay or not.
A fun night, think I felt a little drunk from the earlier hot wine, who knows!
My bus next morning was at 10am, so I left Viktorija's pretty early, found a coffee and checked out the flee market.
The city was a box of treasures. History, culture, architecture, tasty food and fun people.
Next stop, Tallinn, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews PK Riga Hotel
Just returned from a two night stay at the Domina Inn. Lovely hotel, we were lucky to get upgraded for free to a suite which was fantastic.
Hotel staff were friendly and keen to assist you. Breakfast at the hotel was of a good standard with plenty of choice.
Only a short walk from the Old Town. Disappointed in the quality of food in places we went but maybe we were unlucky.
I was expecting Riga to be very busy at nightime, however the streets were deserted most of the time but this was midweek so maybe weekends are busier.
All in all a pleasant stay and I would recommend this hotel to anybody going to Riga.
I booked Domina Inn after reading the reviews on this site and I'm glad I did. What do we look for in a hotel? I would argue comfort, cleanliness and location would be high on most peoples lists. Domina Inn excels at all of these. The hotel is spotlessly clean, the beds incredibly comfortable and the location ideal for sight seeing in Riga. The reception staff speak English very well and go out of their way to help. The breakfast caters for many different tastes: traditional English, continental, Latvian and other combinations that you might fancy such as scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. There was one criticism on this site about the size of the rooms. We stayed in a standard room and found that the size was acceptable to us - in fact no real difference to an average sized 4 star hotel room in the UK. However we did find a big difference in the cost - 69€ per night for the two of us including breakfast! We considered this to be great value.
An enjoyable break
We have recently returned from a weekend break in the Domina Inn, Riga (Sat - Tues). The hotel was both clean and tastefully decorated. The staff spoke good English and were willing to offer assistance and honest advice at all times. On the down side we felt the room was very small and cramped and the bar prices very expensive. These increased when the 'live !?!' musician played.
Riga's Old Town is close by (10/15 min walk). It is a beautiful and interesting place with lots to see and do. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend it.
Love the Place
Got back yesterday from 3 nights in Riga staying at the Domina Inn, stayed Mon-Thurs. The hotel itself is very nice and is very clean, nicely decorated and the staff are all very helpful and speak good english.
The rooms are slightly small but again, very clean, and have nice decorations/furniture with a very nice bathroom and shower...even flat screen tv in bedroom!
We had a valentines package which gave us a meal in the restaurant or use of the sauna/jacuzzi. We ate in the restaurant twice and the food was beautiful, every course we had was really nice and would recommend eating there. The sauna/jacuzzi normally costs 30lat per hour but if you book it then only you have use of it for that hour. Nice set-up in the spa with a flat-screen tv to watch when relaxing in the jazuzzi. Cool little american bar as well in the hotel, happy hour from 18.30 - 20.30 when cocktails are 2.25lats (half price) and its open till whenever you are there!
Hotel is a good location in relation to old town, about a 15 minute walk through two very nice parks. We walked back around midnight and always felt safe, both parks well lit and always people around. Can easily walk back via roads which again are well lit and busy so no safety issues.
All in all, would recommend the hotel and only minus was slightly small room...but didn't spoil our stay at all. And remember, take a hat as your ears will freeze otherwise!
High standard modern hotel with friendly staff, comfortable rooms & good bathroom with nice shower and underfloor heating.
The Domina Inn is situated in a quiet area slightly outside the centre of the Old Town, but a short stroll through a couple of beautiful parks gets you there in no time, or a taxi ride will only cost a few Lats.
Great value for money - overall very impressed with hotel and would recommend.
sorry, but I expected more. The room was mini mini mini. Never seen such a small hotel room before. Telephones does not work. TV not really. OK it is clean and new, but there are a lot new hotels in riga. City is nice, hotel in walking distance to old town.
I for myself and my husband, too were disappointed. Breakfast ok.
We were not dissappointed
We used trip advisor to source a hotel. We were in Riga for 3 days. This hotel was excellent in terms of value for money and comfort. The staff were friendly and helpful. They could speak English. We booked a superior double room.
The hotel is well located in terms of walking distance, through lovely parks, to the old city.
We met a mangeress in the lift one evening called Monica Kasa from Estonia, a lovely person who was extremely helpful. Such people make such a difference to a holiday.
The hotel breakfast was superb. We ate one of the evenings in their Italian restaurant.The food and service were excellent. One slight down note was the cost of their wine list, a little pricey, but could be forgiven as the overall experience was so good.
Kevin and Jackie Woods
Great deal, great hotel!
Location - it's about a 10 minute walk from the Old Town, situated in a nice safe area with an incredibly cheap, well stocked supermarket about 4 doors along the road. Some good places to eat nearby, and the hotel restaurant is highly recommended for dinner! If you don't fancy the walk into the Old Town, buses run every few minutes from right outside the door - dirt cheap too! Buy the ticket on board - 20 centimes per journey (approx 20p) Hotel is in a beautiful old building, completely renovated, everything looks brand new, very modern design.
Rooms - Our standard room was of adequate size and faced the inner courtyard, some rooms face the road. Everything very clean.
Room Facilities - very smart tv with some English channels, lovely bathroom, new towels, excellent shower, hairdryer, comfy bed. Central heating and air conditioning. Free safe in the wardrobe! Mini bar prices are very reasonable, but don't bother - just get stocked up in the supermarket. 45p for a big bottle of beer and crisps and choccie are far cheaper than England too. The only thing we missed in the room was a kettle, but we'll take one with us next time!
Breakfast - Very good choice of cereals and pastries, lovely scrambled egg. Staff very attentive. More than adequate, lovely dining room overlooking the street.
Prices - we paid £182 for 3 nights bed and breakfast -we felt this was a very good deal for this standard of accommodation.
Taxis - We got a taxi from the airport to the hotel (about 20 minute journey) and it cost 7 lats. Returning to the airport, taxis are available from outside the hotel, but haggle the price as it shouldn't be more than 8 lats at most. If you're feeling brave, I believe you can catch the no.22 bus from the airport, but I'm not sure where it drops you off in Riga.
Riga itself is a beautiful city, not yet spoiled by commercialism. We came across few English people during our stay but managed to make ourselves understood most of the time! The streets were relatively quiet and the pace of life is relaxed, for a city. We found we preferred Riga to Prague and everything is so very, very cheap. If I lived in Riga, I'd be permanently drunk and very fat! Take the train to the Baltic Coast. Trains run frequently from Central Station (walkable) to Majori (Jurmala) and it's a 40 minute journey for 1 lat return (approx £1) Trains are old, but always on time and the scenery you pass through is the real Latvia... some very dilapidated buildings and blocks of flats, but worth seeing. At Majori, the beach is 30km long and really sandy. Worth a visit even in November!
Have a cocktail on the 26th floor of the Reval Hotel Latvija (walking distance from Domina Inn, along Elizabeth Street). Gorgeous views of the whole city! Loved Riga, hope you do too, and this hotel was a great base from which to enjoy it all!
Excellent hotel superb value
Just got back from the Domina Inn Riga.
Excellent hotel based just north of the Old town of Riga.
Rooms were a bit smaller than anticipated but very clean and brighty decorated and furnished.
We had a shower room with no bath but again very clean, Towels were good quality and the shower was very big and had excellent pressure.
Only ate in the restaurant for breakfast but this was a typical selection of hot and cold foods,juices,tea,coffee,breads and cakes all very good quality.
Hotel staff were very helpful and charming.
The hotel bar was a great meeting place before going out (15 on our trip) happyhour 6.00 - 8.00 also helped.the bar staff were also drop dead georgeous.
I would recommend the hotel to anyone singles,couples,families or large groups.
We paid £32.00 per person per night for twin rooms including breakfast.
I don't think you will get a better hotel in Riga for the money.
New upmarket Hotel, good value
Domina Inn Riga is a new Hotel that has opened in April 2005. It's located just north of the Old Town (easy and safe walk, or No 19 trolleybus for 0.20 Lats) in an upmarket area (many foreign embassies are nearby). Grocery shops, restaurants etc. are nearby, including a 24/7 grocery just across the street.
The property consists of two townhouses joined by a courtyard covered with a glass roof (you may wish to opt for a room that does not face the street). The hotel and the rooms are very stylish (hardwood floors, warm colours, flat screen TVs, very fluffy towels), and staff are not only drop-dead gorgeous, but also friendly and competent. The hotel is very well maintained overall and spotlessly clean, but then that's what you'd expect from a brand new 4-star. Unlike many other upmarket Riga hotels, the hotel does NOT have a "nightclub" sort of thing, which makes for a quiet night and keeps away certain middle-aged western tourists and young local girls willing to meet them, which means that it's a place that also suits families and couples.
There are some rooms (I think it's the junior suites) that boast reinforced steel doors fit for Fort Knox, but I felt safe in my "ordinary" room.
A comprehensive hot & cold breakfast buffet was included in our rate (the usual stuff, i.e. eggs, bacon, sausages, cereals, fruit, yoghurt, croissants, jams, cheeses, raw veggies, cakes, coffee/tea, OJ, plus some latvian meats - very nice).
We got a rate of 63 Lats/night with what must have been an opening discount. At that rate, you won't find better value in Riga. At rack rates, it's still a very strong contender in the Riga hotel scene.