The Riga Palace is a new, modern high-rise hotel located an easy walk to the Souk, the National Museum, the Old Town area, and to the new and fascinating area along River Street. We stayed here for three nights in April 2011, and we recommend it for convenience and comfort.
Our room (#1227) was large and very attractively furnished with a comfortable king sized bed, night stands, side table with two chairs, a desk, a dresser with mini bar & t.v. There was a built-in closet with ample drawer and shelf space. The large, attractively tiled bathroom had a tub/shower combo and a fair amount of counter space. Two issues with the room were that water from the shower collected on the bathroom floor (a design flaw) and the a.c. was noisy and not very effective.
Breakfast was served in the restaurant on the roof terrace, which has an excellent view of the city. The setting was pleasant and the buffet was pretty good, but there was no fruit and only boiled eggs rather than scrambled or fried. There was an adequate selection of rolls, yogurt, olives.
Service at the front desk was mixed. We asked for help finding a restaurant in the old town area and were sent in the wrong direction by someone who didn’t seem to like being bothered. Other times, however, the personnel were friendly and helpful. Overall this didn’t detract from our experience, and we still recommend the Riga Palace as a comfortable and convenient option for Aleppo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the old city of Aleppo, the hotel is excellently located, being only a short walk from the souks, citadel, the Christian quarter, old mosques & the museum. Riga Palace is a brand new four star deluxe hotel and service is a focus for this hotel. The breakfasts are fit for a king with every dish imaginable available in the "Jasmine" restaurant where you can have your meal near the hotel's wonderful garden. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riga Palace Aleppo