Primo Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel is simple, but clean, cozy and comfortable. Not far away from the city center. Staff is helpful and friendly. Breakfast included in the price is worth that. Food is fresh and tasty, and lasts till 11am.
Stopped here while passing by Riga to south. It's in the city but probably far from any attractions. There's a hotel parking lot so I felt safe leaving my car there. There's a supermarket across the street. The breakfast is really good. My only complaint is that the walls are not sound proof. The neighbors weren't too noisy but I heard the rain so loud that I couldn't sleep. The bed wasn't too comfortable either.
The setting for this hotel is odd. It sits in a pot-holed courtyard behind what looks like a semi-derelict wooden house and there is a huge transmitter mast at the back. The view on Streetview wasn't encouraging. But appearances are deceptive. This is an old building - the former HQ of Latvian Radio (hence the mast!). But it has been superbly transformed - the interior is that of a modern budget hotel. It is clean, the rooms are sizeable, the beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are roomy and we never waited long for the lift. The breakfast is a self-service buffet which includes cooked breakfast, cold items - all options covered. The staff are efficient and friendly. On leaving we asked if we could leave our luggage for the day as our flight was in the evening - no problem! Phoning for a taxi - "Can I do that for you, sir?" No charge. The hotel is not 4 or 5 star - it's not carpeted and there's no room service. But I've stayed in many 'better' hotels that don't get it right like this place does. And the punch-line - less than 20€ per person per night! Don't be put off by the location - the tram goes from the nearby crossroads and is five stops from the centre - 1.15€ per trip. There is even a ticket machine at the tram stop. Make sure you have a ticket - we witnessed a sudden inspection by a team of eight inspectors. (I felt a bit sorry for the family who got hauled off the tram!) There are also plenty of shops nearby including a modern supermarket opposite.
We (4) booked for 3 nights. Good accessible from airport (Taxi and public transport) and not far away from the old city. The hotel was clean und the staffs were really friendly. The breakfast for 8 euros looked nice but we dined mostly at nearby cafes. Good hotel for medium budget.
I was here as part of a air/hotel package deal. The hotel is situated in the Agenskalns area, right next to the big Agenskalns Tirgus (Market). There are 2 supermarkets within a block of the place as well as a small inside mall containing a nice bakery, cafe, Dzintars perfume shop, etc. I had a 2-bed room on the 5th floor. It was spacious with a nice wardrobe, writing desk, as well as a spacious, clean bathroom. The hotel (located in the old offices of the radio or television studios (look for the huge old antenna right behind it). Breakfast was great and the staff (all multi lingual, including Russian and English) were very friendly and helpful at all time. They also serve dinner, but didn't try that out. Room was cleaned every day. Spotless. They are located on a tram line that goes right to the Central Market in Riga as well as several bus lines, which also get downtown in about 10 minutes or so. It's about a 9 EUR cab ride from the airport. Would stay there again!
Good points - Good hotel, very clean and in a quiet location. Great price for those on a budget. Receptionist very friendly and welcoming. Room was decent size for two of us, impeccably clean and the bathroom was big & also super clean. Breakfast was decent, buffet with something for everyone's taste and included in the price. There is a supermarket nearby to buy extras like bottled water or snacks. Bad points - It's a fair walk to the city centre but that's why this hotel is cheaper than others. There is a bus that you can take but we preferred to walk off the beers we'd had.
Reasonably good hotel off the center but still in reach. Quiet rooms of an ok size. Clean. Bathroom was big but there were not shelves to put toiletries... Breakfast is ok, served in a depressingly dark room.
good hotel for staying for 1-2 nights on business, on the way to airport, 10 min walk from nice park, 30 min walk from the city center. friendly staff. nothing exclusive but good quality for good price.
The hotel is quite basic but clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast selection was an attempt to marry the full English and continental breakfasts. The quality was not great though. Baked beans were a spicy variety, scrambled eggs were quite hard, mushrooms were pickled and tomatoes were fresh. The bacon was OK but could have been crispier. There was also porridge, ham, cheese, gherkins and biscuits available. The rooms were cleaned daily, including the weekend. There was no kettle in the room but we were given one when we asked. The same for extra pillows as the ones they initially provided were very flat. They also give only one key card per room and request it to be left at the reception when you leave the hotel. Provided that they only ask for the room number to give you the key we preferred not to leave it. There was a small fridge in the room. The WiFi was good. TV had only two channels in English. There is no air conditioning. Rooms overlook a street (a few yards' worth of garden cum hotel parking spot) or a market.
Nice, big,. clean room with a small TV, with some English programs. And A GREAT BIG BATHROOM with both bath tub and a shower. Room cleaned and the towels are changed daily. The hotel staff are pleasant and helpful. Breakfast is OK, but they constantly ran out of good bread and yogurt, and there is NO VARIETY. For 5 days it was really boring. The bed is the worst feature as it is extremely uncomfortable. And not clear why they use single beds in such big rooms. Using the double beds would work to the guests and hotel benefits, as the same room can be occupied by one or 2 people. And they MUST do something about the back killer mattresses. The nice thing about this hotel was that on the day of my arrival, when it was 12 C outside, they turned on heating. NICE! The hotel is located in a pretty nice residential area, good fresh food market and good restaurant are around the corner. Many buses going to the center, takes only 10 minutes I liked the hotel so well that I returned there for my last night in Riga, before flying back home. It certainly was a thousand times better than a lousy, falsely advertised Air BnB room in which I stayed for a week. This trip was my first experience with Air BnB and it will be LAST. Only a few $$$ less for a room on a 5.5 floor, with shared bathroom, in the apartment the host cleans only before a new guest arrival. And, yes, they already improved the breakfast situation by then - there was yogurt, and plenty of their WONDERFUL bread :) And my room had a slightly better bed :), though still single :( Thanks, Hotel Primo, but please, more comfortable beds!
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Located in Zemgale Suburb, Primo Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as National Library of Latvia and St. Peter's Church. This 34-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's in central Agenskalns and also close to Riga Cathedral and St John's Church.
Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
All 34 recently renovated accommodations feature separate bedrooms. Guests can expect LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.
Primo Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a TV in a common area.
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82% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 152 reviews