This hotel has all the attributes needed for a city break in Riga, the hotel itself is modern with some nice features and the room whilst small was more than satisfactory for my needs as a solo traveler, couples may wish to request a larger room - ie pay more.
The staff are pleasant polite and professional and I enjoyed some interesting conversations over a beer at the bar with the staff.
My only minor gripe is no draught beer only bottles which are nice but expensive in comparison most bars in Riga. (€6)
The location is fantastic and close to the Old Town which is where it all happens in Riga!
This was a very enjoyable trip for myself and the hotel the City of Riga and Latvia in general is brilliant.
I would recommend to anyone.
We've been several times in Riga and this time decided to take this hotel and their huge Suite(price was reasonable). Unfortunately from the start, things start to go downhill. They don't have parking there and roadside parking was 72€/for 2 nights! They said that there is also parking in shopping mall few minutes away, but of course that pays too and it's not so nice to walk from there on a rainy day. When we get to our room, there was a nice (gas)fireplace, but they said that it was decorative only, because it causes a fire alarm? We had a nice (steam)sauna and big jacuzzi also, but jacuzzi could be used only like a bathtub, so no bubbles! Which raises a question, why you install expensive jacuzzi and advertise it, but you can't use it? There was also a sign in the table(check my pics) that said "if you like breakfast in your room, please inform the reception". When we request that, they said that it isn't possible > why you print a paper like that to the table, if it's not possible? Well something good also, location is good near Old Town, bed was comfy, room was huge with 2 TV's and toilets for example. Wi-Fi was free and fast and despite breakfast wasn't that special, it was free.
Hotel is over all clean, nice, even luxurious.
The room, we made a reservation for a superior large double room. It was much more than we expected, since the price wasnt high.
Room was clean, air conditioning was perfect, also in bathroom.
What is important for us,,, the bed. It was perfect with its extra big and extra pillows.
Really good night sleep.
Breakfast was normal breakfast, nothing to complain. Hotel was very careful about COVID19 safety. You had to reserve time for your breakfast, not to have too full dining room. Also food was portioned, so that customers cant be in any contact with it before eating. And it didnt mean that you only get one portion.
I would definitely go again.
My wife and I spent 3 nights here and were very happy with our choice of hotel. Firstly, the staff are a credit to the hotel, always pleasant and welcoming, providing us with information about lots of things to see and do in the lovely city of Riga.
Our room and all facilities were excellent with a well stocked, reasonably priced mini-bar. As mentioned by a previous review, the room was very warm on arrival. The aircon was not operational but the radiator in the room could be turned down manually. This brought the room temperature down to a more comfortable level.
Breakfast was plentiful with warm and cold options. The only minor improvement I would suggest would be to offer a toasting option.
The bar was lovely and a nice place to sit and chill after pounding the cobbled streets if Riga all day and the bar staff, like all staff members here greeted us with a smile and provided excellent service.
Location is great, opposite the central market (via an underpass out of the hotel turn right) and at the southeast corner of the old town.
Will certainly choose this hotel again if we return to Riga.
We booked Double room for 2 adults + 1 child for the New Year’s night. On the arrival, I found out, that the room has been upgraded for us to the Superior Double free of charge. Felt a bit hot when we entered the room. I mentioned this to the reception when we went out for a walk, but since we came back it was very comfortable, as they turned down heating for us while we were away. The room on the 4-th floor was very spacious. Actually it was 2-in-1 = very spacious bedroom + wardrobe room, which has been converted to a bedroom for our child. Complimentary water, tea and coffee from the coffee machine in the room. Room had very nice view over train station tower clock. There is tram line right in the front of the hotel, and there were a lot of people walking around this night, but I slept really well and didn’t hear any noise - may be because of the high floor. The child was not quite well, so we couldn’t go out to see fireworks and stayed in the lobby bar and got some drinks. They switched on the TV channel for us so we could see fireworks online and offered complimentary snacks! Wow! As I said I had very nice sleep. And liked the spacious shower room with “rain” shower. Breakfast was gorgeous. Such a big choice! Wide selection of fish and meats, salads, fresh vegetables and fruits, eggs, hot omelette and sausages, pastries, cakes, nuts ... everything you could wish for! Hot pancakes with choice of sour cream, fresh cream, chocolate paste and jams!!!! We love good coffee, and their coffee was REALLY good! As well as latte, cappuccino, moccacino and hot chocolate - all drinks had real thick milk foam! Our child stayed in bed in the morning, and we were allowed to take him breakfast to the room. So he had first breakfast of the New Year in bed! :) All the hotel staff is very attentive and helpful! We just loved the time we spent in Metropole Semarah Rīga Hotel! Thank you!