There are four Radisson Blus in Riga, three within walking distance of each other. The one we stayed in is located on Elizabetes and is the one with the high tower. The yardstick by which we measured this Radisson Blu is a Radisson Blu that we stayed in when we visited Spit, Crotia in April 2012. By this measure, the Riga hotel is clearly inferior, as the Split hotel room was spacious, modern, and very well appointed.
We stayed in the new north wing on the 4th floor. Our Lonely Planet guide book describes the rooms as "cosy"; I would use word "small," even a bit cramped. My wife thought the counter space in the bathroom was inadequate. The bed was comfortable.
The brakfast buffet was quite good, with options for everyone. The dining room is pleasant with slow service due to crowds of people. (I waited five minutes for the muesli bowl to be re-filled.)
The hotel has a large TV screen in the lobby, giving a four-day weather forecast. Nice touch.
There is a very large park across the street. Please do not walk in the park until it is light. I hit an uneven surface which I did not see, fell, and my ribs are sore to this day.
If there was a "good" category between "average" and "very good", I would categorize this hotel as "good." Since there is not, and given our tiny room, I'll go with he rating of "average."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radisson Blu Conference & SPA Hotel, Riga. Offering the most impressive views over both the Old Town and central Riga, this hotel is famous for its lively atmosphere and wealth of entertainment options including the trendy and stylish Skyline bar with its fabulous city views from the 26th floor and the brand new and conceptually unique ESPA Riga spa facilities. 571 comfortable guestrooms including 197 Standard Class, 332 Superior Class, 38 Business Class rooms, 3 Suites and one luxurious Presidential Suite. Many rooms with charming views of the Old Town. The Esplanade restaurant offering one of the best International cuisine buffets in Riga, alongside its a la carte menu. Urban and trendy Skyline Bar with the best view in the city and D'vine Bar offering tasty tapas and wide selection of wines. ESPA Rīga - an exclusive five star spa facility with luxurious interior design. Modern and multifunctional Conference & Event center featuring 15 rooms including largest meeting room Omega with maximum seating capacity of 1100 delegates. 24 hr casino and Latvija Shopping Arcade. Underground parking (for additional fee). Free WiFi - free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reval Hotel Riga
- Reval Hotel Latvija