Sydney, Australia, 25 October 2014
Close to bus station. Close to old city. Good outlook over old market area. Modern, attractive facilities.
Typical modern hotel.
Maria, Denmark, 21 October 2014
The hotel is in the old town, the airport busstop is 50 m away. Nice breakfast buffet and we also had dinner included which was ok. Our room was very quiet although it was toward the street. I would stay here again. We also enjoyed going to the cinema by Stockman shoppingcenter, the films are with original language. The eagle marked had many great things, and just walking around in the old town was very nice.
Chek in is very late at 3 pm, we where lucky and could get the keys at 2 pm.
Ming, Hong Kong , 19 October 2014
Very close to old town. Room 12 or 14 on 7/F or 8/F are better room. Reception is very nice.
Leah07, United Kingdom, 17 October 2014
We really enjoyed staying over night , good location, nice , clean room. We could recommend to everyone who wants to stay near Old city in Riga.Thanks to Front Office Manager Sandra and receptionist Anete.
Kateryna, Ukraine, 16 October 2014
Good breakfast with a lot of choice. Short distance to the old town, in front of bus station. Very good Wi-Fi.
Pablo3912, Poland , 10 October 2014
Very clean, comfortable hotel in the heart of Old town. Friendly staff.
Andrew, United Kingdom, 13 October 2014
Well located adjacent to old town & close to bus / rail stations. Airport bus picks up directly outside hotel. Very good breakfast. Would use this hotel when staying in Riga.
Anzelika, Lithuania , 9 October 2014
I always stay at this truly magnificent classic hotel. It is one of the best locations in Riga, with easy access to the airport and the railway station. Rooms are both comfortable and spacious. Service is always done with a smile & concern of the happiness of their guests. The food is always wonderful, matched by service that youd find in much more expensive places, friendly, attentive, willing to share ideas and their suggestions. Im long time customer and felt it time for me to say thank you. So, thank you!! See yall soon!!
Kiril, Lithuania , 9 October 2014
We have asked for a quite room and the room we received was just perfect: it was quite, very tidy and comfortable. The hotel is very easy to find and the location is just perfect if you want to go to old town.
Robert, United Kingdom, 7 October 2014
Everything was great, the staff, the food, breakfast and evening meal and in a great location. The facilities were excellent, a very nice, large comfortable room. The staff could not have been more friendly.
The coffee machine kept breaking but it was always promptly fixed. A kettle would have been an easier fix.
Yulia, Finland, 7 October 2014
Friendly staff, marvellous dinners, perfect location, comfortable rooms.
Nothing to complain about
Petrus, United Kingdom, 5 October 2014
Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent location in the city
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Excellent 3 nights, Reviewed 3 weeks ago
I would recommend the Avalon to my family and friends,the room was perfect, the location right in the Old Town of Riga, easy walking distance for shops,buses,restaurants. The food was excellent, staff very friendly, If I visit Riga again I would go back to the Avalon, no faults at all.
Riga weekend, Reviewed 3 weeks ago
We spent a long weekend with some friends in Avalon hotel. Must say that the experience was positive, and we had some difficulties in understanding some comments like noisy or no wifi in rooms. For us everything worked well, it was silent, wifi worked perfectly and the location is perfect. You access trains, buses, trams easily and the old town is at the rear door. Particularly when coming from / to the airport, take bus 22 which takes you right to the hotel, just cross the street. And with 1.2€/person. Also we could recommend, if weather allows, a visit to Jurmala, next town on the Baltic coast. Nice surrounding, and again the train costs only 1.4€. Good maps and instructions are available from hotel front desk.
Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
New York City, New York
Nice Hotel, Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ive been to Riga about a dozen times over the past 10 yrs. My preference is to stay in the Old Town, and while this was a bit further than normal, it was perfect. Its a modern hotel and it was a pleasant stay.
Anyone who has stayed in the Old Town will know that most hotels will have noise from the local bars. The Avalon was much quieter. A better nights sleep for a few mins walk more from the Old Town activities.
The train station was about a 8 min walk away, and we went daily to the beach at Jurmala. Well worth the trip there is you have time.
Room Tip: There are rooms that face into the lobby. Recommended if you are a light sleeper as there was zero o...
Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
Wonderful hotel with focus on comfort, Reviewed 2 days ago NEW
We stayed for 1 night on a very cold (for October) day. We had taken the dinner included package and were very pleased we did. The room was a delight and we had a great view over the River. The hotel is located close to the bus station if you are continuing your journey by bus and right on the edge of the old city. It was easy to explore the streets and beautiful buildings and then return to our oasis. Eventually we left our view and went to an excellent dinner with friendly service and high quality food. Breakfast was varied and relaxed. Great stay for us!
Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
Dara, Ireland, 27 September 2014
Stayed here for 1 Nite! Staff very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was amazing!
Stay here!, Reviewed September 23, 2014
I dont understand the 4 star reviews - here is what you get with this hotel:
Reasonably priced (i guess its expensive for Riga)
Great hotel layout - beautiful lobby
GREAT location in the old city
...and I GOT A FREAKING SAUNA IN MY ROOM HOLY CRAP
Sure - you could save money and stay elsewhere, but you are already saving as ton of money by spending the weekend in Riga instead of basically anywhere else in europe, so i say splurge on the hotel....
Room Tip: Check into room upgrades - you could get a Sauna in your room!!
Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
Ayako, U.S.A., 23 September 2014
I could see the hotel from the bus terminal. The old city is just behind the hotel and the bus stop for airport is right in front of the hotel along with other city buses. The breakfast spread was very good.
An excellent week-end
Me and my boyfriend stayed in this hotel in February 2014 for 3 nights. As it was not the cheapest place to stay, we expected it to be good and we were definitely not let down!
We chose this hotel as it is located right in the Old Town of Riga and has plenty of things to do and see around the area- there are several museums to visit, many local pubs, cafes and restaurants for everyone whos interested in trying the local food. Just across the street there is a big gourmet food store called Stockmann, a shopping mall Origo and the biggest cinema in Riga - Forum Cinemas for those of you who are willing to catch a movie in the evening. It is also very easy to reach this hotel, especially coming from the airport ( the 22nd bus leaves every 10-15 minutes from the airport), as it stops right next to Stockmann. All you have to do after is just cross the street and youre there!
The hotel itself was wonderful - modern, new and definitely worth the price. We were staying in a spacious room with a big closet and a big bathroom, our window overlooking the little streets of the Old Town. Breakfast was also included in the price and they had a good variety of foods to choose from.
The only thing that disappointed us though was that for a day we were left without any hot water, due to a water leak in the town. The hotel, even though it had nothing to do with it, offered us free water in plastic bottles, which again was a nice suprise.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a nice and comfortable stay in Riga!
Mahdi, Dominican Republic , 21 September 2014
Close to city center, it has around nice cafes and restaurant and a lot of interesting places for visiting
George, United Kingdom, 20 September 2014
Excellent location whether arriving by train , tram or bus from the airport or via the international coach station from Tallinn or elsewhere. Situated on the edge of the old town and within easy level walking distance to all parts of the old town in 10 minutes. Trams, trolley buses and buses run outside the hotel to all parts of the city. Hotel clean and comfortable with friendly helpful staff all that you would expect from a 4* hotel. Breakfast has plenty of choice and evening meals and bar prices are reasonable. I could not have chosen a better hotel at the price i paid and would thouroughly recommend this hotel.
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Good location, Reviewed September 18, 2014
Just returned from a 3 night stay. Good location on the edge of Old Town. Caught the number 22 bus from the airport and dropped off near the hotel, the bus stop for the return journey is right outside the hotel. Price 1.20 if you pay the driver 1.00 from the ticket machine. Had a superior double room on 5th floor, nice view overlooking Old Town. A good sized room that was spotlessly clean however the bed, desk and armchair were all crammed together in one end. Modern bathroom with bath and shower but hardly any floor space. Wi fi and air conditioning both worked well. Safe and iron included. Breakfast was included, good choice and very tasty although not very warm. All staff very efficient and friendly. The hotel itself was very quiet but on the Saturday night it was very noisy at the rear due to people enjoying stag parties, the next 2 nights very quiet. So maybe avoid Fridays and Saturdays if you want a good nights sleep, or go and join in! not the fault of the hotel though. Over all a good stay and would recommend.
Room Tip: Rooms at the rear have a nice view of Old Town
Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
Good stop-over.., Reviewed September 8, 2014
We stayed here twice,as we had early flight outbound,and late flight inbound. The location is good,close to the train station,trams and buses to the airport. Its about 15-20 minutes drive,depending on the time of day. Parking is available and safe. And its also only a few minutes walk to the old centre.
Rooms are comfortable,air con,and plenty of cupboard space etc,AND hot drinks in the room!
It can be a little noisy,especially with the bikes and racers that seem to think its a race track outside,but with closed windows,all but the noisiest machines were not heard.
Breakfast is good,hot and cold food,a good choice for most peoples needs.
So,a good hotel for any type of traveller,be it business or leisure.
Room Tip: Behind would be quieter if you want fresh air at night!
Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
Four star + Hotel, Reviewed September 3, 2014
Realy good Hotel.So close to main center of old town.Room was clean, for family probably to small, for the business trip exacty what you need. Excelent breakfast. Staff, especially at the restaurant was very friendly. Although wi-fi didnt worked properly, reason I did not review it as 5 stars. I would definetly recomend this Hotel
Leicester, United Kingdom
First Class Hotel, Reviewed September 2, 2014
Excellent hotel in an ideal location to explore Riga. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, with a free Wi-Fi that works fine. Buffet breakfast is top class with a wide range of good foods to cater for all tastes. the staff were very helpful, speaking good English as well. Great value for money this hotel comes highly recommended.
Nice & easy, Reviewed September 1, 2014
Really nice location to combine a tour in riga and near by cities. Clean rooms and friendly service. If it was a little bit cheaper i will rated with 5 stars.Breakfast was ok without offering something really special.
Great spot, Reviewed August 29, 2014
Stayed here for 3 nights. Great location, short walk to old town and shopping centres. Room a bit small but clean and ok. Staff very friendly, restaurant and bar very good. Very easy to get to from the airport.
Great hotel with excellent restaurant, Reviewed August 25, 2014
The hotel in itself is pretty good, nothing special to report. Clean and cosy rooms, good staff.
The hotel restaurant is really something. Totally worth the try even as a standalone restaurant. Excellent food and drinks, and an outstanding service worth the four stars of the hotel. Prices arent too steep either, so Id gladly recommend it.
Besides, the breakfast is prepaired and served by the restaurants staff in the morning, so you wont regret it.
Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
Good location, Reviewed August 20, 2014
We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and it was a great experience. Breakfast and dinner where complete and delicious. The service at the bar was great. Our rooms where always clean, towels where extremely white. The hotel is also very close to the market and historic downtown.
Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
Terry, United Kingdom, 19 August 2014
Good hotel on the edge of the old town (just a short walk via the Hotels back door) Close to both bus and train station. Very helpful reception staff
Jenny, United Kingdom , 16 August 2014
Location is excellent. Bus number 22 from the airport drops you right outside. Food from the bar was lovely. Great breakfast selection, something for everyone. Staff very friendly and spoke excellent English.
Bed was too soft for my liking.
Good value & location..., Reviewed August 13, 2014
In the historic district near the riverfront, this hotel offers great location.
Nearby is St.Peters Church and beautiful House, Guild of the Blackheads.
Our double room included a queen bed, writing desk & chairs, minibar, coffee/tea maker and safe. A/C and free Wi-Fi was good. The ironing facilities, was a surprise. A good size bathroom with all the amenities. Buffet breakfast and dinner was included in the price, quite reasonable.
Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Overall, a good value.
Yuchi, Taiwan, 25 July 2014
Location is great very near the bus station and old town,room is not so big ,but enough for two,breakfast is great too.stronghly recommend.
NW Mountains, NC
Good place to stay, Reviewed July 12, 2014
Very close to the city center where you can walk the cobble stone streets and seeing the buildings, watch the people and enjoying the sights. Staff was friendly, rooms large enough with ample supply of needed items.
St. Petersburg, Russia
Great Location & Price
Reviewed July 8, 2014
First of all there is notthing closer to the BUs station than this hotel, and at the same time it is just by the historical city centre, so practically everything is in a walking distance.
We arrived at 7 am and the good thing that we were able to enjoy the rich buffet breakfast for only 10 Euros, comparing for minimum 25 Euros in Holliday Inn chain.
The staff was extremely freindly and helpfull. The rooms are pretty well and equiped as per 4 star hotel should be.
I would definitely come back here.
Tripadvisor, Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
John, U.S.A., 1 July 2014
The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Alex, Inga, Girts, Lauris all extra special staff. Icars was the best bartender, always remembered our preferences and always smiling!! The ladies who cleaned the room did an excellent job! Huge breakfast with everything you could want and the fluffiest soft scrambled eggs.
1 June 2014
The location is excellent. Train and bus station in front of you, and behind you the old city. Bus number 22 will take you from the airport to the hotel site directly, and from the hotel to the airport. Back door of the hotel opens directly over the old city
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1
Sherborne, United Kingdom
The Avalon Hotel has so much in its favour: location, smart, comfortable rooms, bar snacks, really helpful staff and amazing breakfasts. Having had a few days there late April, I was delighted with my choice. It is on the cusp of the beautiful old town, (a must see explore) so really easy to walk home in the evening. The rooms are sparkling and the crisp white duvets/sheets very comfortable.
Breakfast is an experience and comes with a broad choice- from typical English to Baltic delights: fish, cheeses, meats and salads. There is patisserie and and fruit. The staff couldnt do enough and were friendly too.
I would suggest that if you are a light sleeper, ask for a room facing the old town. The cobbles on the street below the front of the building echo with car wheels long into the night! Alternatively, shut the window and put on the air-con.
Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
1. Juni 2014
Die Lage ist perfekt, sowohl zum Flughafenbus, zum Zug, zum Überlandbus als auch in die Stadt.
29 May 2014
Excellent location very handy for transport - only 200 meters from bus station and public transport (bus 22) to airport directly outside hotel.
Nothing - very pleased with stay
27 May 2014
The location was excellent as we arrived at the bus station just across the road, trams and the bus to the airport stop outside and the old town is right behind the hotel. The restaurant has an excellent menu at a reasonable price. The room is large and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and informative.
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29
Modern hotel on the edge of the Old Town. Good size well appointed rooms. Wi-Fi. Plenty of choice at buffet breakfast. Restaurant offers lunch and evening meals. Lobby bar provides afternoon/evening tea and coffee and light snacks. Roof Terrace.
Good better-than-budget hotel in a great position
Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
Reviewed May 22
добрый день. отдыхали с мужем в этом отеле, в Риге. срок пребывания 3дня, 2 ночи.
отель замечательный. находится недалеко (3 мин ходьбы, нужно перейти на др.сторону улицы и вернуться чуть-чуть назад) от остановки стокманн (по пути следования из а/п на автобусе 22).старый город начинается в соседнем переулке))
на самом деле, Рига-город очень маленький (старый город) и поэтому все расстояния там крошечные, отель расположен идеально. авто, ж/д вокзал рядом. у нас окна выходили как раз на вокзал, никакого шума при закрытых окнах не слышно (там двойные окна). правда кондиционер расположен не очень удачно и поддувал на кровать, но я не простудилась)
в номере есть все необходимое (у нас был самый простой стандартный номер): сейф, фен, мини-бар (платный), гладильная доска и утюг, ТВ с русскими каналами. завтраки хорошие, у нас еще был 1 ужин, тоже все понравилось.
холл отеля очень симпатичный, на ресепшн очень вежливые, услужливые МЧ и девушка, говорящие на русском и английском. они помогут вам с любым вопросом, это замечательно!
17 May 2014
Friendly, helpful staff, good location. Very clean excellent food. I would stay here again.
Reviewed May 15
Отель супер! Номера чистые, комфортные, с шикарным видом на старый город! Персонал очень вежливый уважительный. Кухня замечательная,обслужтвание на высшем уровне. Отдыхали с удовольствием. Всем большое спасибо. В особенности управляющим,подрбрали дружный,слаженный коллектив. Приежем еще с удовольствием.
14 May 2014
Very cozy and contemporary hotel with high level service. Convenient location for both business and leisure travellers. Special thanks goes to Arturs – a guy on reception desk.
Group of friends
11 May 2014
The quality of food and the excellent service during breakfast and dinner which was served on white table cloths. The dishes were excusite and made by chef. The buffet at breakfast consist of cold cuts, vegetables, omlette made just for you, cheese, cakes such as choclate cake, hot and cold beverages, fruit, porridge, vegtables and cereals. We were upgraded and we got a room with bath robes and a kettle. The rooms were modern designed and were soundproof. The hotel is near the central bus and train station and the central market. The staff is polite and helpful and you can use the internet free of charge. There is a nice bar on the spot and a beauty saloon.
No swimming pool, jacuzzi or jym.
10 May 2014
They have got rooms with different views, the best ones on each floor are numbers 12 and 14 (we have got the 12th), especially floors 7 and 8. Ask for them to get a great view on the Saint Peter s church (one of the best in the cuty). The others have the view on the local market (which are cool too but not as cool as the mentioned ones).
9 May 2014
This is nice modern hotel perfectly situated just near the old city. The breakfast was excellent with a lot of choice. The service was very friendly.
Nothing to complain, but remember to book the underground parking, or your car will stay at the very narrow street parking. Also tell them while booking if you need a queen bed, otherwise you will get two separate beds.
Отличное расположение, вкусный завтрак
Reviewed May 8 ago
Расположен рядом с вокзалом, откуда мы приехали и в дальнейшем путешествовали по близлежащим городам. Также в пяти минутах старый город.
Приличные чиистые номера. Разнообразный и сытный завтрак. Довелось также и поужинать в ресторане, все было вкусно и красиво подано.
Нам все понравилось. Хороший современный отель.
Reviewed May 8
Отличное расположение практически в старом городе, недалеко от вокзала. Пешком можно дойти до всех достопримечательностей и до торговых центров. Отель выглядит новым. Чистые просторные номера, отличная ванная комната, вкусный завтрак - стандартный шведский стол, но все вкусное; вежливый русскоговорящий персонал. Несмотря на мою привередливость, к отелю никаких замечаний! Все понравилось. Окна выходили на сторону вокзала, но в номере ничего не было слышно, т.к. хорошая шумоизоляция. В целом, рекомендую!
2 May 2014
perfect situated, real good value for money
2 May 2014
Everything was wonderful - the room, facilities and breakfast, very helpful staff
28 April 2014
close to old tawn,excellent breakfest
Apr 19, 2014
This hotel was very close to all attractions of Riga. Staff were friendly. Room was very clean but a little bit small. Only one small bar and restaurant in the hotel, but this didnt really matter as the hotel was so central. Excellent value.
18 April 2014
Liked very much friendly and attentive staff of this hotel. Complimentary dinner makes Avalon very attractive from money prospective. Quality of food both, for dinner and breakfast, is good. Location is great - just on the edge of the old Riga.
I would like the idea to have body milk among the toiletries. Current line doesnt have it.
Group of friends
15 April 2014
Near the Old town of Riga and the Open Market. Easy to move around into the town. Good breakfast. Although central hotel you can get a good night sleep
Great location. Comfy room
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014
Really good location for airport bus (much cheaper than taxi - only E60 cents 1 way), trains, trams and old town. On my reservation I asked for a room on a high floor (after looking at comments on here) and for it to be overlooking the old town, rather than main road. We were on the 7th floor but it was overlooking main road. However, that didnt really matter as quadruple glazed! We did have air con on most of the time though as room was very warm! Very comfy room with kettle and tea and coffee tray - which was very useful and quite unusual in most European hotels.
The room did have an interconnecting door (locked all of the time - obviously!) but it did mean that some extra noise came in from the next door room on occasions.
Really excellent breakfast - try an omelette - which are cooked on request - really yummy! Also, would definitely recommend the rhubarb cake and porridge.
Attentive staff. Well maintained rooms. Would definitely recommend.
Room Tip: High floor!
Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
15 April 2014
The location was perfect and so was my room. I really enjoyed the quality of the breakfast and also the well presented and very tasty dinners in the restaurant. I will definitely come back next time I visit Riga.
I liked it all.
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014
A very nice hotel, with excellent location in the old town. Tram stop and bus stops just infront of the main entrance and big bus station just few steps away from the hotel. Special thanks to extremely nice and competent staff, just simply great service!
1 April 2014
Perfect location, nice staff, the hotel looks much better inside as the facade is out of 70s
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile
Bury, United Kingdom
Right on edge of old town and 200m from train station.room and toilet a bit small but very modern and very nice .we went in February very cold so rap up.hotel has a smoking room next to bar with air con what a joy not to have to stand on street.great for short break .airport about 5 mile away 15 mins taxi 13 euro.i would recommend.
Stayed February 2014
30 March 2014
Location is great: very close to the old city, shops, restaurants. Staff is wonderful and helpful. Breakfast was rich and delicious. Will definitely stay here again!
30 March 2014
People and location is fantastic
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014
I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights with my 2 kids for a city break trip.
LOCATION: The location of this hotel is very good. Very close to the main train station, bus station. You look at the river on one side, and get to the old town in about 5 minutes walking. Old market hall buildings are just a short walk away on the other side of the river. Close to everything, if you are there to visit the old town.
ROOM: The room was good size for the three of us. We had a room with the view to the river looking at the historic market hall. This was great for us. In front of the hotel there are tram tacks, so, if you are a light sleeper this could be a problem, since you can hear trams, especially early and late in the day, when everything else is quiet. (Was not a problem for us). Bathroom looked like it was under construction - some tape on the pipes, which were coming out of the uncovered hole in the wall, exposed wires on the lamp. This did not impact any functionality, but looked a bit scary. Beds and pillows were comfortable.
BREAKFAST: Breakfast was good. Good variety and it changed a bit every day. Everything was very fresh. Restaurant staff was amazing. Always kept refilling everything. Very helpful (even with kids spilling and dropping things) and very friendly.
SERVICE: Service was good. Even before we arrived the hotel sent me an e-mail offering to arrange airport transfer. I used their offer, and everything worked well. We arrived earlier than official check-in time, but our room was ready. Everything in our room, which was a double room with an extra bed, was prepared for the three of us - enough towels, shampoos, etc. and refilled every day. Restaurant staff was fantastic with everything. Reception staff was not that great, we had to wait for about 15 minutes for someone to pay attention to us, they were busy with other people and just ignored us. But some others on another day were very helpful with check-out and taxi to the airport.
Good practical location for the visit to historic city. I probably would not recommend this hotel for a romantic break (that bathroom was not so romantic), but otherwise everything was great.
Room Tip: Do not choose the room with the river (and tram tacks) view, if you are a light sleeper.
Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
Современный отель в Старушке
Reviewed March 24, 2014
Если вы любите жить в больших, красивых отелях-you are welcome!
Расположение очень удобное-близко от вокзала и больших магазинов, старый город Риги, фактически с этого места, а если быть точным чуть левее от отеля началась Рига.
Номера просторные, все есть, даже утюг и пресс для брюк. В отеле, если вам нужно, можно заказать ужин, без напитков, но очень достойно. Завтраки хорошие. А из улучшенного номера с видом на Старушку открывается потрясающий вид! Только ради этого вида стоит поехать в этот отель!
24 March 2014
perfect for a little child interested in trains- our room had view on the railway and tramway. It was all so interesting for a child to see them passing. and it was quiet. the room incl very nice dinner, excellent taste.
no such thing
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
Good location (airport bus leaves from right in front of the hotel; close to the train station for out-of-town excursions; close to the old town). Tasty breakfast one of the best I had .The hotel is excellent - very polite and helpful staff, I booked the special offer with breakfast and dinner including in the price room - quality of food was also great. Recommend the hotel for all travellers.
Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
18 March 2014
Everything was excellent: staff and location first of all. Old Riga is just a few minutes walking behind the Hotel. Large and warm rooms, good and healthy food and the dinner was included. Amazing breakfast also included so what could I ask more? Id suggest this hotel to everybody!
18 March 2014
The hotel is excellent - very polite and helpfull staff, location in the old part of the city. We booked the room with breakfast and dinner - quality of food was also great. Recommend the hotel for all travellers.
Уютный отель в центре
Reviewed March 18, 2014
St. Petersburg, Russia
Достаточно уютный отель в центре города. Мне понравился номер с видом на старый город, несмотря на компактность номера - я осталась довольна, т.к. вид, чистота и новизна отеля подкупала. Также приятным фактом была промо акция: завтрак и ужин были включены в итак уже бюджетную стоимость номера.
16. März 2014
Zentrale Lage. Parkplatz vor dem Haus. Gutes Frühstück!
Reviewed March 15, 2014
Это мой самый любимый отель в Риге, хотя был во многих отелях. Очень нравится внутренний интерьер отеля. Завтрак хороший, есть блинчики, что немаловажно. Уборка качественная. Классный бармен, меня уже даже узнает ))
Рекомендую всем !
Reviewed March 15, 2014
Расположение отеля отличное: через дорогу ж/д и авто вокзалы, рядом с отелем остановка автобуса в аэропорт ( № 22, расписание дадут на ресепшн, билеты дешевле купить в автомате или магазинчиках Nervassen -0,60 Е), старая Рига начинается прямо за окнами (старые постройки, музей фото, музей кино, комплекс старинных амбаров, дом Мецендорфа и собор Св.Павла), торговые центры Stockmann и Origo, городской рынок-все в шаговой доступности. Есть парковка.
Дизайн отеля современный: лифты стеклянные, коридоры оформлены картинами, изумительные вертикально свисающие прямо из-под крыши люстры-каскады в холле.
Номер уютный, отремонтированный, на стенах картины, современная душевая со всеми принадлежностями (хотя и не очень большая). Удобная широкая кровать с выбором подушек. В номере есть мини-бар и чайник (ежедневно пополняют запас чая, кофе, сахара). Убираются хорошо и оперативно.
Я жила в номере 315 - весьма романтичный вид на старый город на улочку с амбарами, ведущую прямо к собору Св.Петра... Друзья жили в № 616: зеркальное отображение моего номера, чуть потеснее и 2 маленьких окошка с видом на крыши Риги (сразу начинаешь ощущать себя Карлсоном, который там живет !). Несмотря на то, что заселение с 14-15 часов, а я приехала уже в 10, заселили без всяких доплат и нервотрепки...
В отеле есть компьютер со свободным доступом в Интернет.
Менеджеры на ресепшн всегда внимательны и приветилвы: покажут маршрут, дадут расписание транспорта, посоветуют места для ужина и шоппинга, распечатают посадочный талон на самолет, все объяснят внятно и на русском языке. Есть много бесплатных буклетов и карт.
Ресторан оформлен темой "тюльпаны": картины на стенах, живые цветы каждое утро в вазах на столах ... Чисто. Уютно. Официанты расторопны. Нет проблем со свободными столиками. Выбор блюд достаточно большой и разнообразный для Европы: каша, яйца вареные-жареные, блины, картофель запеченный и в виде запеканки, мюсли в разных вариантах, йогурты 3-4 видов, орехи/сухофрукты, творог, 3 вида джемов, масло, сырная (был даже сыр бри !) и мясная нарезки (колбаса, карбонад, куриное копченое филе), сельдь, маслины, овощной и картофельный салаты, выпечка и хлеб, чай/кофе/молоко/соки, на сладкое всегда выбор из 3-4 вариантов ...(Особенно понравились "конфеты", которые делает повар - типа пирожного "картошка" в белом или темном шоколаде с начинкой из орехов и вкуснейшая запеканка из ломтиков картофеля. Мммммм....)
Настоятельно рекомендую для всех типов путешественников !
Good business hotel
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014
This hotel is well situated - quite close to the bus and train stations, and right on the edge of the Old Town. Its clean, breakfast is good, the rooms are quite spacious, and the views over the market were interesting (they were once hangers for Zeppelin airships!). This moves up from being a normal business class hotel purely because of the helpful staff, who are really delightful. I dont know how much it cost, as the company I was working with paid for the room.
Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
4 March 2014
convenient for old town and airport bus stop just outside. food great
Couldnt fault anything
1. März 2014
- Nähe zur Altstadt - Sehr vielseitiges Frühstück - obwohl Zimmer zur Verkehrseite -> sehr ruhig - sehr gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis
Lage direkt an der Altstadt, sehr freundliches Personal, schönes und sauberes Zimmer
Just as expected
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014
This hotel was Just as expected. Nice, clean and tidy hotel. Very friendly and helping staff. Felt comfortable and welcome. Ok view from my superior double room. Coudnt open the window without a key, but the room had aircondition so there was no need for opening a window. A little noisy airconditio when you are sleeping.
20 February 2014
The bus from/to airport (number 22) is just in front of the hotel. The hotel is very very close to old town, central market, main train station and also bus terminal. Staff is very good.
Nice hotel! close to the synagogue
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014
we stayed at this hotel sep 2011 . we had a nice room. good service . just 3 minutes walk to the synagogue and Jewish quarter. the location is very central. close to the big market and shopping center.
10 February 2014
Perfect 4 star hotel. Thanks for good service. Will stay next time.
Car parking was 15 euro per night! But it is Old Riga.
Reasonable Rates, Good Service, Near Old Town Riga, Latvia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014
A friend and I stayed for a week at the Avalon Hotel which is located on the edge of Old Town in Riga, Latvia. Our room was insulated from traffic noise below and this was great since our room looked out onto the street where trolley cars and traffic was a constant but never interfered with our sleep. If we walked out the back door of the hotel, we were immediately in Old Town Riga and it was very easy to spend time exploring Old Town since there literally was no walking distance from the hotel. In addition, it was easy to catch a trolley right outside the hotel or walk several blocks to the underground train station.
The stay at the hotel includes a very generous breakfast spread as well as a couple limited but inclusive choices for dinner. The rooms are good sized. If you are looking for a luxurious booking, this hotel is not for you (go stay at the Palace Hotel); however, if you are looking for a room with a reasonable rate that is clean, quiet and includes breakfast and dinner and that is near Old Town, this is the place for you.
I want to mention that while I was there, I was in need of a doctor and the concierge at the hotel provided an excellent recommendation for a doctor. She even called the doctors office to let her know that I was on the way (and it was approximately 5:30 p.m.). There was a pharmacy in the same building as the doctors office and the pharmacist stayed past closing time to fill my prescription. The service staff at the Avalon are very accommodating and pleasant.
Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
Очень удобное расположение на границе старого города со стороны вокзала и автовокзала
Reviewed January 30, 2014
Отличный отель с хорошими завтраками и ужинами. Расположение рядом с авто и железно-дорожным вокзалом и старым городом. Все удобно прямо в шаговой доступности. Очень рекомендую. Так же рядом остановки автобусов и др.
Идеальное соотношение цена/качество
Reviewed January 22, 2014
Останавливаюсь второй раз. Расположен перед входом в Старый город. Очень любезный персонал. Номера большие, очень чисто. Завтраки очень вкусные и разнообразные. Также рядом находится вокзал и Стокманн.
Group of friends
21 January 2014
Staff was very friendly Wi-Fi was very fast and working perfect There was very nice free dinner
Уютно, удобно, чисто!
Reviewed January 17, 2014
Очень понравился отель! Останавливались проездом, рядом старый город, ж/д вокзал и центральный рынок. Номер просторный, уютный, аккуратный, есть всё необходимое. На входе первое, что впечатляет - стеклянный холл! Красиво. Персонал говорит по-русски и довольно приветлив.
14 January 2014
Very good price/quality ratio. Recomend to all people, who looking for comfort.
Reviewed January 6, 2014
Мы останавливались в отеле с 2-5 января 2014 года. Понравилось все! Нас поселили в уютный номер на 7м этаже, практически у крыши с прекрасным видом на церковь Св. Петра!
В номере есть все необходимое, номер небольшой, но уютный. Было тепло, ванные принадлежности в наличии. Wi-fi отлично работал. Особенно хочу отметить ужины в ресторане при отеле: каждый раз - это вкусное блюдо и каждый раз изысканно украшено!Браво шеф-повар! Официанты приятные моодые люди, вобщем отдыхать в отеле понравилось! До исторического центра близко-выходишь из отеля и сразу ныряешь в старые улочки! Не так далеко от отеля жд вокзал-никакого шума или запаха нет, суета также отсутствует. Очень удобное расположение.
29 December 2013
We spent 3 nights during 2013 Christmas in this hotel. We had looked at the different hotels in Riga for couple of months prior to our arrival. At end we choose this hotel because of the location, value for money and free dinner provided to the guests. It was very comfortable stay indeed. Hotel located in a superb spot in Riga, 10 minutes walk from Riga Train Station, 5 minutes walk from Riga Central Bus Station and right across from Riga Central Market. Old town just behind the hotel and river just couple of minutes away. We arrived by train from Moscow and it did not take us long to find the hotel although its annoying using the underpass to cross the street. Check in and check out was fine, most of staff are friendly and helpful. Room is very modern, bed is very comfortable, bathroom is well heated but not well planned. Shower is in the bathtub and the tub is very high. Even for someone like us with long legs it tricky getting in and out. Toilet is too close to the basin so you feel your under it while sitting. We had a view of the old town from our room. Old town has quite a bit to see but the foreign exchange rates are unfavourable compared to other places. We were very impressed with the quality of the food, breakfast is great, all food has been freshly prepared. We also enjoyed dinner, while free and included in our stay it was definitely top quality food and well presented. We truly enjoyed the food during the christmas days. They have different menu for each day, some days is entree and main, other day is main and dessert.
Considering the price we paid, this hotel is definitely good value for money. They do have this early check in policy where they charge, I found it is very unusual for a 4 star hotel. I can understand if it is in high season then it is fine. But if it is low season like christmas, then it should give the convenience to the guests. We do appreciate the hotel give us the convenience during our stay and we will definitely come back to this hotel if we are in town.
26 December 2013
Good location of hotel near the historical center of Riga and railway station. Very tasty breakfasts and big variety of dishes.
15 December 2013
Very nice Hotel, staff polite and very helpful, excellent location, close to center of Riga, 5 to 10 minutes walk to cathedral and shopping malls
breakfast buffet has a very restricted selection if you prefer cake and marmelade in the morning, if you prefer an english breakfast with ham and eggs, potatoes in the morning than you should choose this hotel
4 December 2013
The location, staff and cleanliness of the Avalon Riga hotel was excellent. We stayed four nights, breakfast and dinner were included. We would strongly recommend this hotel to our friends. There was nothing we disliked. The staff were very helpful, they organised pick up and drop off taxi for airport (15 Euros) for 4 persons truly excellent value. Jackie, England
4 December 2013
Good, everything is good. I ll stay same place next time for sure. ( Kısmetse)
Group of friends
11 November 2013
This is an excellent hotel and perfectly situated for sightseeing in the old town of Riga. The bedrooms are good sized, very clean and very well equipped. The reception staff could not have been more helpfull. A nice lobby bar which was perfect for a late evening drink before retiring. In summary... an excellent hotel.
11 November 2013
Location,Breakfast,Rooms rather good.
9 November 2013
Nice when people recognize you after 6 months! Value for money.