Europa Royale Riga4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Unfortunalely the breakfast starts at 8 at the weekend so if you are on a business trip you cant eat in the morning. Otherwhise would be a great place for the price. Should be more flexible with breakfast times.
This is the classic pre-war mansion of an extremely wealthy family converted into a hotel. The rooms have high ceilings and the public space is ornate. Each hotel room is varied. This is not a cookie-cutter hotel. The larger rooms are spacious by any measure. The smaller rooms are comfortable with cupboards, desks and small desks. The breakfasts are sumptuous northern European feasts. The hotel is conveniently located to the university, Old town and transportation.
We stayed at this hotel for four nights in room 105, which, weirdly enough, was in a corridor accessed through the dining room up a small flight of stairs. The room overlooked the small courtyard used for parking guests' cars (15 euros a day). Beds were good, heated bathroom floor, good-sized room, very quiet, good internet. The breakfast was very good (lots of cold fish, meats, fruit, yogurt, veggies, bacon, sausage, eggs...), although the dining room was pretty crowded on the weekend. The hotel is an old upper class house, and parts of it show how fine it must have been years ago (the dining room is still fancy), but hallway carpets are worn and some things need updating. However, we liked it and the location was good, about 20 minutes by foot to the centre of the old town with choice of restaurants.
I had visited for a couple days but impressions wasn't quite good as it was announced on doors 'best 2013 TripAdvisor'. Rooms are good but tv set real poor choice channels. Breakfast was okey but just couple tables and occupied fully, needed wait for free one or be friendly for other people - other hall was empty and free to place additional tables, used plates from previos customers taking just when you directly asking to do for waitress... Wow that was really bad service. These type of service gives bad credit for this hotel...
The hotel is located in the famous and beautiful old building just 5 minutes walk from the medieval center. The railway station and farmer market are also at a walking distance. Beautiful park is opposite the street, and one of the best gastronomic restaurants of the city is situated here. The hotel is quite, the staff is friendly and well-trained. Excellent breakfast served in wood-paneled dining rooms with painted ceilings, great choice of vegetables, fruit, local fish and cheese. The only problem is a lack of tables at the end of breakfast time.
We were lucky enough to stay in one of the bigger rooms on the 2nd floor with a large bay window. The room was great and the bed huge and comfortable. Breakfast was incredible and must have covered every national and dietry need. Plenty to choose from both hot and cold and delicious too. All the staff were delightful- polite, helpful with excellent english. The hotel is well positioned near to the town centre and opposite a lovely park.
Hotel Europa Royale is located in an old building, which has been renowed as a hotel some ten years ago. Public areas (corridors, breakfast room etc.) have a lot of stylish old decorations at roofs and walls. Room was not as good though. Noise from next room was loud and clear as there was a connecting door between rooms. Our room windows were facing glass-walled elevator and another room.
Definitely not a four star hotel. It looks super fancy from the street but once you get inside it's faded, and some of the decor is downright weird. The reason I gave it three stars is because it was quiet at night and is close to the centre of town. As for the rest - when I came out of the lift to get to my room, I nearly smacked my head on some random wooden beams that were sticking out of the floor going up to the ceiling, no idea why they have these. Then to get to my actual room I had to traipse across the floor and then lump my suitcase down some other random stairs. The room itself was not well maintained, badly cleaned in some areas- stains on curtains, walls - the aircon didn't work properly, fittings were a bit wobbly, the bathroom towels were like rice paper and non -absorbent and the carpet pattern made me feel nauseous. The bed at least was comfortable. Also the magnificent view from my window was another wall, that was pretty great. Not a fan to be honest and probably won't return until they have had a refurb.
We choose this hotel because my parents stayed here in 2009 and were very pleased with their stay. First of all the elevator was out of order and I had to carry all of our luggage four stairs up since my parents are 80. There was no one who offered a hand or told us that we could leave the luggage in the storage room until the elevator would work again. We stayed there for a 9 days and our room was tiny, dark and there was not enough room for two suitcases and not really room in the "cupboard". On our first day there were some towels missing and our parents only got new toilet paper after they already had to borrow from us. Their room had embrasures disguised as windows. The worst thing was breakfast. For 9 consecutive days the hotel played the same CD with Italian singers in an infinity loop. Actually it played in the evening as well. The service was "friendly spoken" unobtrusive. There were never enough tea bags for everyone. People had to wait for their coffee more than one time. The "hot" food was less than lukewarm. Fish should be cooled, it is really prone to microbiological contamination (I am a microbiologist). We would not stay here again in spite of the location, which is really good.
6 bikers on tour. Important to stay in a hotel with backyard parking and walking distance to the old city. This hotel had all of that. Very nice architecture and old style ornaments. Large rooms and high ceiling!
Reviews from Trip Advisor
84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 429 reviews