Wellton Elefant Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWellton Elefant Hotel Riga
Elephants never forget, and like the elephants we should probably never return to the Elefant hotel. It is certainly very presentable but sending us to an uncleaned room leaves a bad taste, as did the breafast. But they did give us vouchers for the stuff up, and champagne and chocolate.
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Woke up at 5.30am, got organised. Reception organised a taxi. Lovely old guy who said a lot of things that we didn't quite get. Bus station wasn't far away, it was €7 for the taxi ride. Lux Express Bus left exactly on time at 7am. We were right in the back in the posh seats. It was like business class in an airplane, just without the …
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