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“Good location in Art Nouveau area” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Guesthouse Jakob Lenz
Ranked #9 of 63 Riga B&B and Inns
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“Good location in Art Nouveau area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2008

The Jakob Lenz Guesthouse is located in the Art Nouveau area of Riga, where there are lots of lovely streets and buildings, plus bars and cafes. The gueshouse is about 15 - 20 minutes walk to the edge of the old city, though.

My room was large and spacious, although I was surprised to find out when I arrived that my bathroom was shared with another room. I think some of the rooms have private facilities and some don't, so be careful when booking that you get what you expect! Considering how much I paid for shared facilities, I might have chosen another hotel closer to the centre.

That said, the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help. The building was a lovely old Art Nouveau building so I really felt that I was experiencing the area! The breakfast was also good and the rooms were very clean.

  • Liked — Location in Art Nouvea area, helpful staff
  • Disliked — Quite a long way from the old city, and shared facilities were unexpected
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Catherine_Ursula
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2008

I stayed at this B&B for five nights and it was a nice average stay. The location was OK, about a 20 minutes stroll through some lovely parks until you reach the city centre and only about two minutes from the Skonto Arena. The rooms were simple but clean. The breakfast was simple but nice and was served in a really small kitchen with only one table. We took our beakfast to our room and that was OK. The worst thing about this B&B was that there was only one bathroom to share with all the other guests, and some evenings there were three or four people before us to use it.

  • Liked — Low price
  • Disliked — Only one bathroom to share with all the oyher guests
  • Stayed July 2005, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 Thank Stevster
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  • Liked — reception, quiet location, free internet access, breakfast
  • Disliked — pretty expensive
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled with family
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Property: Guesthouse Jakob Lenz
Address: Lenchu iela 2, Riga 1010, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
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Ranked #9 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Guesthouse Jakob Lenz 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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