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Rixwell Irina Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Pros: +Located close to supermarket, some nice parks and a pharmacy. +Friendly staff fluent in English. +Relatively cheap Cons: -Not very clean and the shower in the room smelt horrible. -Very hot room. There was a small desk fan, but the rooms and halls were significantly hotter than the street. -The beds are uncomfortable. -Breakfast buffet was a little less than satisfactory. Overall: Good if you're on a budget and its a short stay, potentially. I wouldn't recommend it though.

Instead of solving your problems, staff makes you do that yourself. Moreover, they make your problem solving as difficult as possible. My uncle payed for the room, but they said that they need his ID for confirmation, which I provided instantly. When I thought my problem was over they said I need to show a credit card, which I didn't have, because my Uncle wasn't there with me. However, money was already taken out of the card. So I didn't understand what was the problem, they wanted me to solve. They left me furious and my stay was ruined.

It takes a lot to piss me off and everyone who worked here except the blonde girl on reception needs to work on their service manners. The guests are not doing you a favour by turning up. This is a craphole which was probably spied upon in the past. The decor is tired, the bedlinen is cheap, fibres were coming out the bathroom pipes and the shower cubicle and furniture arrangements were made for anoretically thin people. If this wasn't chosen by the tour company, I wouldn't have stayed.

Location is good, near the main train station and old town. Everything else however is pretty sad. Dirty looking carpets, very thin walls (you can hear people walking past your room almost as if there is no wall there at all), noisy minibar fridge in the room, old CRT TV, narrow bed (in double room), very slow wifi One part of breakfast were frozen supermarket potato chips heated up...

We stayed here at the beginning of June as a group of 15 guys. The hotel is a bit dated but for what we were using it for (a place to sleep) it was fine. The location is perfect, it is a short walk to the old town which is full of nice restaurants and bars! The breakfast here is rubbish - go on a little wander and find your self a nice little café. The staff are very helpful and friendly. If you are looking for a 5 star hotel - don't stay here. if you are looking for a comfy place to sleep - its perfect.

Please look at my other reviews to believe me when I say I am generous in my apprasials of hotel rooms. I only want" clean and comfortable" When I got to the Hotel Irina at 22:00 pm on June 16th-2017, the receptionist charged me my full 3-night stay, but did not warn me into what room he put me. The room was a tent where I could not stand up, and even have space for my luggage. I banged my head 3 times while attempting to use the toilet that night. PLEASE SEE THE ENCLOSED PHOTOS When I complained, the receptionist told me I was lucky because it was the last room available for that day...but then, WHY DO WE BOOK ON AGODA OR ORBITZ??? i called Agoda. Com with whom I booked and was subsequently booked into a prison-cell-likeroom,with a mattress like a hammock. I sent photos of the room to Agoda,and Agoda subseqauently reimbursed me PS-THE hotel is basic otherwise,and the breakfast basic as well. The only good thing is its proximity to the old town,and bus station

We stayed in early June as part of stag do package. The hotel resembled a venue from 20/30 years ago by its decor and cathode TVs but it was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place as basecamp only due to being strolling distance from places to visit and not for a place to stay an amount of time in. Couple that with one of our rooms doors constantly faulting. Would I stay again? No, only on the basis of I'd like a different and more modern vibe.

We stayed here from the 2-5th June and it proved to be a good hotel if you're planning on exploring the city and wanted an affordable, central location close to the centre of Riga old town. We were in room 316 which was located near the back of the hotel, so was very quiet. The room and he hotel itself was very dated and definitely had a 1970's Eastern Block feel to it! But the beds were comfortable and the room and bathroom (as with the hotel itself) was very clean well maintained. If you're planning on using wifi at the hotel, it does exist, but you'll need to be staying on the 6th floor to get a decent reception. There was also a mini bar in the room which was a nice surprise. Drinks were also very cheap, which was a bonus. Staff were also friendly, but beware that they may ask for your passport upon arrival and ask to keep it for the duration of your stay. Bit unusual, but we found out from other guest this was standard for he hotel & got them back safely. Not a bad hotel at all for the money.

Good location, rooms were okay (didn't like the old carpet), breakfast was really basic, but ok. A bit too warm in the room. Cheap hotel for just sleeping - we didn't need more for this trip, but for a longer trip I would choose another hotel.

The location is excellent, near station/park/oldtown... all just couple of minutes away. but.... it is very dated. the whole hotel could do with a refurb. we booked a triple room for 4 nights.... 2 different rooms as the first was what seemed a small double with 2 singles and what was described as a sofa bed.... it was a chair bed for a child!. we are all fully grown men over 6ft ... and lets say not shy of food. the chair bed felt like sleeping in a coffin!.... we ask at reception.... they made a note of it.... asked again nothing they could do. we argued...after 2 nights they moved up to another room another sofa bed.... whilst still uncomfortable at least it was the size of an actual sofa! wifi was good. breakfast was poor very limited for a Rixwell hotel. we have stayed at many hotels in Riga over 50 times we have been there, love the place, but there are many hotels better than this for a similar price.

12 Merkela Street Riga

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Palladium and Freedom Monument
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Latgale Suburb, Rixwell Irina Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Palladium and Freedom Monument. This 76-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, 24-hour room service, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Riga and also a short walk from St John's Church and St. Peter's Church.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


All 76 heated rooms provide minibars, portable fans, and phones. TVs come with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

At Rixwell Irina Hotel, guests have access to a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 17 per vehicle one way, as well as a train station shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This hotel also has a hair salon.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1


Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 131 reviews