Toss Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
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This is kind of hotel on the place of old factory, in a sleeping Riga region, close to the Daugava river. Rooms are clean and very cheap. There is not breakfast nearby but you can eat in the Russian Lido- a nice bistro in front of a hotel, or in another cafe' called Saules Meitas- Daughters of a Sun- a very nice cafe' in a middle of a shop line, 500m away. The only problem is very old TV sets and noisy fens in bath rooms.
This is not a hotel. It's just rooms. Cheap , clean and friendly. If you just want somewhere to lay your head it's perfect. You can't get even a coffee in the morning, there's no bar . Riga centre is 25 mins away, so be prepared!!
Room and hotel overall is very clean and looks "fresh". Room itself i tiny but for that money thats more than you can ask for. Only reason i dont giv 5 stars is becauae pillows are horrible! Cant really call them pillows...
My friends and I spent here 3 nights and we enjoyed the whole experience. Staff was friendly and gave us good ideas how to live our days and nights. This hotel is not close to the city centre but you can reach it with bus and taxi. Rooms were clean and nice. Breakfast was ok. Sincerely I suggest to choose it.
Hotel is good for a relaxing holiday, but it is a bit far away from the center. The rooms are clean. Unfortunately that there is no bar at the same hotel. Near the hotel is flowing the river so it is a nice place to take a walk.
Just come back from a visit to Riga and Tallinn, and stayed at the Toss for 3 nights. The hotel itself is located in the Latgales priekšpilsēta area of Riga, next door to a Bowling alley/ pool hall /restaurant complex (where the hotel takes its name), and is a mere 15 tram ride from the centre to stop Ķengaraga iela (taking the tram 7 or 3 from the National Opera). Rooms are basic and small; we were allocated a family room as during our stay the hotel was fully booked and originally booked a twin/double. This was fine by us, however it was hard to see how a family could have stayed in our room. The bathroom was tiny; even more comical was the shower, which we had to climb over the toilet to get to and the loo roll dispenser further away which could have meant a little accident if not careful. Also the fan in the bathroom was the loudest I ever encountered. The staff however were helpful and friendly, although not speaking great English did the best they could with our requests and questions. At the bottom of the Car Park there is a canteen-style restaurant serving traditional Latvian fayre; simply enter, grab your tray and sample the delights of what Lido has to offer.
Good hotel for that price. Even it is located in "bedroom community" it is quite easy to get to the city center. Furniture is Ok, nothing specific, but anyway it is enough to get rest and meet your friends in the room. Personal is kind and always glad to provide you with "touristic" information like public transport, interesting places around. Another benefit is a bowling club next to to hotel with bar and cafe when you may order fast food dinner and have some drink.
The hotel is situated several tram stops away from Riga Old Town and Central market (the tram stop is 5 min walk). Just steps away from the place is hotel's entertainment center (with bowling and pool tables) and one of famous LIDO restaurants. Room was big, light and clean but it was a little bit cool in early may. A couple of hours of sauna use in the morning was included in our room price which was really great. The breakfast was average but considering room price and all other amenities this place is a real find for tight budget traveller.
I stayed three nights at the Hotel Toss. The hotel is located in the southeastern suburbs of Riga, two blocks from a major tram stop. The ride to central Riga is exactly 20 minutes. The hotel is in a working class, predominantly Russian speaking suburb. Ethnic Latvians consider this dangerous, but to an outsider (I'm American) there was nothing scary about the neighborhood. It's not a wealthy area by any means, but there's a market where old ladies come to sell flowers and fruit from their gardens and there are lots of people around. There's certainly nothing scary about the place, though there aren't many services nearby -- unless you want to bowl. The hotel is called "Toss" as in "toss a bowling ball" -- it's next to and associated with a large bowling alley. The hotel itslelf is spotlessly clean. The staff are reasonably fluent in English, and the rooms are cheaply but cheerfully furnished. The rooms are small and basic, but fine for a short stay. The hotel internet service is free and -- unlike that of top western chain hotels -- truly high-speed. Bring your own toiletries and be prepared for lumpy pillows, but expect good, solid service in a good, clean hotel. Two minor notes: First, the rooms ARE wheelchair accessible through an elevator, though there are no grasp bars in the bathrooms, etc. Second, there is no air conditioning. This is generally not an issue in Latvia, but could be during a heat wave. All in all, only the super-cheap bathroom furnishings prevent my giving this hotel five stars in its category. If you're on a budget and want to save 50% - 75% off central Riga prices, stay here and take the tram into town. A very pleasant experience.
We struggled to find the place - we knew it was next to Lido restaurant but our mistake was getting off the tram a couple of stops early, close to the BIG Lido restaurant. After finding it, it was a great place for our city break base. Rooms fairly spartan, comfy beds, great modern bathrooms. Clean and modern building. Breakfast a basic continental, served in nice old vaulted cellar room. Each guest served a small plate of sausage & salad, then help yourself to bread to make toast, cheese and meats for sandwiches. The chef has a bit of a cucumber obsession, even by Eastern European standards! Spa suite was good but odd - nice sauna, the small circular pool was fitted with an adjustable jet so you could swim (endless) lengths, but you needed to prebook your time slot with hotel reception the day before. Next door is the bowling alley owned by the same company - which was fine for a couple of drinks at the end of the evening when we didn't want too much of a trek home (or to risk missing the last tram). A lot cheaper drinking here than in the city centre and had friendly staff confused to find non-locals in there! We'd also recommend the Lido restaurant chain, one of which is nearby this hotel although the one we ate in is the Lido Entertainment Centre super-duper one. So good we went back twice. Try the 1 Lat champagne. Toss was great for the price, a 15min ride on the tram into the city centre.
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65% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 47 reviews