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Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is very close to the city centre, just 15 walk (so also could be considered an option instead of the other Radisson which is in the very centre); receptionists are very nice, professional and quick. My room was a standard one, so not that big and well furnished, but there were everything you need for short or long period. Breakfast amazing, I appreciate particularly the cheeses...but everything is very tasty and the food range very large

The hotel is well located about a 10 minute walk across the bridge to the Old Town. The hotel was built during the Soviet Era and on the outside certainly shows it, The foyer and restaurants are quite modern and well presented. However the rooms are in need of a refurbishment. The wood around the bathroom door was starting to rot and the paint peel. The plumbing is a bit dated (late 80's perhaps) and the colour scheme looks tired. The room I stayed in was spacious and had a generous walk-in robe but was looking its age. The air-conditioning didn't appear to work but this is common in European Hotels for some reason. They do heat well but cooling seems behind them. Breakfast was very nice and plenty of variety in the offerings. All the food was lovely and fresh and well presented. I had a meal in the restaurant and it too was fine. Parking fees are a little steep but at least the car is relatively safe in the outdoor car park. Very good location but the rooms will really have to be updated soon.

Enjoyed staying at the hotel with my wife, pleasant stay and great staff. Rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful with a nice selection of breads, cereal, eggs, cheese, cult-cuts, fruits, joghurts, etc. The dinner buffet was a bargain for Euro 20 including a drink and deserts. We especially enjoyed Igors the bartender and all the great food and super service would not have been possible without Scott from Scotland (F&B Manager) - Kudos to both of you for making our stay even more enjoyable, made us feel like old friends that came to visit. The location, across from the old town, is perfect, a leisurely stroll across the beautiful Daugava River and you're in the heart of old town Riga - perfect.

I've stayed at close to 20 Radisson properties over the last few years and the sole reason why I stick to big name brands is to get some sort of consistency. Not the case here. The hotel is BADLY outdated and in a desperate need for a renovation, on top of which it's cleaning standards are subpar to say the least. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but let's just say I don't expect to see cracked walls, mould, dirty windows (that don't properly shut), broken bathroom doors or a bath that gets empty in 15 minutes at a Radisson hotel. Neither do I expect to see a visible layer of dust on the TV stand. As a Gold, I was upgraded to a Superior room. I dread to think what the standard rooms are like! I guess I should've taken the hint when the hotel's nightly rate was quite a bit lower than other Radissons in Riga. There's a very good reason for it, but even 90 euros a night is way too much for what's essentially a dated 2 or 3 star property. Most of all, it's quite clear that this isn't an isolated case, so it shocks me how Radisson doesn't care that some hotels are trashing their overall reputation and make properties like this get up to the general standard or lose their franchise.

Like other reviewers have already pointed out. Its the inside that counts. Outside the building looks like nothing. But on the inside it’s great. The skybar is a must if your visiting Riga. During our visit they had almost no food (april 2018) but plenty of cocktails and drinks. And the view from above is amazing, you must visit the skybar. The SPA and gym was also very nice, clean and well attended. If you want to take full advantage of the SPA you’ll need to book some kind of massage or similar, otherwise you are only welcome to the lowest floor which is very nice, but only sauna, steam sauna, bubble pool and a swimming pool. On the 6th floor of the SPA you’ll find nice relaxing rooms and an outdoor swimming pool. The wine bar downstairs is also worth a visit. Our room, 14th floor was very nice, plenty of room and excellent view over the park and old town. If your staying in Riga for just a few nights, make sure they are worth your money and make the booking on Radison BLU.

Smooth parking, attentive front desk who also were both imaginative and friendly, even with a bit of humour and smiles... As an international chamber presenting our event was both a seminar and a foodie event - but there were no let downs in anyway, a very good nutritious salad dish was served - tomatoes, rukola, small cheese dots, oil and later for an opener, followed by salmon and fried boiled potatoes with nicely heated bread, water and white/red win, and rounded off by a cake for dessert and coffee. It delivered us a well-needed meal and good base for further activities. Thank you Radisson Blu Daugava - well-done.

Great hotel, really nice room on 9th floor overlooking the river. the room was very clean and just been renovated, comfortable bed. 5-10 mins walk to the old town. Hotel staff really cheerful and ready help.

Rated 4*, in reality meets 2* - 3*. Very poor price / performance, priced 100% above comparable hotels at the time. Extra small rooms, furniture like in old communist era. Airconditioning centrally switched off. 16 sqm room, single occupancy without breakfast was priced 102 EUR / night, real high quality 4*+ hotels at better locatin (downtown) priced 26 sqm including breakfast at 92 EUR at the same time. I cancelled after one night and moved on to such a better hotel, i.e. I can compare. Looks like significant investment in rooms has not been made for many years. I wonder how such worn down hotel can carry the Radisson Blu brand. Definitely not commendable to business people, but even vacationers with medium standard expectation will not be happy there.

It is nice place with a wonderful view to Old town. Pleasant atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful stuff. Food which I had was very good. There is a corner for kids to play too. Highly recommend to visit this place.

Phantastic week in the Daugava Hotel, clean rooms, friendly service orientated staff, fresh and delicious food in the Panorama restaurant with a breathtaking view of the old town. Thank you for this wonderful stay, we will come back! Rita and Helena Boehm

24 Kugu Street Riga

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to National Library of Latvia
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located in Zemgale Suburb within a short walk of National Library of Latvia, Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as House of the Blackheads. This 354-room, 4.5-star hotel has conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's in central Riga and also close to Riga Cathedral and Three Brothers.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 354 air-conditioned rooms feature electric kettles and desks. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests staying at Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. If you drive, self parking is EUR 10 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 15 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 13 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1057 reviews