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Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga

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#4 of 115 hotels in Riga
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Originally built in the 19th century, Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga is situated in the heart of the Latvian capital. Just opposite the National Opera House and by the entrance to the town’s historic centre, the main tourist attractions are within walking distance. Discover the finest collection of 141 luxury rooms and suites along with an all-day-dining and a rooftop restaurant, a bar and a cigar lounge. Organise your event at our ballroom with natural daylight or arrange your business meeting in one of the five meeting rooms. Indulge in Kempinski The Spa, featuring six treatment rooms, a swimming pool and a health club with fitness centre.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Valet parking
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hammam
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Latvian
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Ali and Daniela wrote a review 15 Apr
Vilnius, Lithuania1 contribution
We recently had a short trip here and it was so romantic. We stayed in a Opera Deluxe Room. Which has a gorgeous bath tub and an amazing Opera house view. Service at the restaurant and also at the hotel in general is top notch. Great location in the heart of old town Riga so its perfect if you want to explore the city. We also experienced Hotel's Luxury Spa which is a beautiful spot. We definitely recommend going there and experience the amenities like pool, sauna and cold plunge.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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LauraMa wrote a review Nov 2022
Vilnius, Lithuania159 contributions44 helpful votes
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Positive: Luxury hotel in a heart of Riga old town. Very spacious and clean rooms. Nice winter decorations in the lobby area. Very friendly staff. Negative: Could be much more better service at the breakfast time. It is difficult to use spa area with kids (8 y.o). It is allowed only until 3 p.m.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Carmen Mauthner, General Manager at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga
Responded 29 Nov 2022
Dear Laura, thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor. It is great to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We currently reviewing our breakfast offering, also scheduled training accordingly in order to strive for perfection. I am sorry in regards to your children Spa visit. We try to accommodate our guests needs, therefore children are able to use the facilities during the week until 5pm, weekends and holidays until 3pm. We are looking forward welcoming you on a different occasion to Riga. Seasons Greetings, Carmen Mauthner, General Manager
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Riley R wrote a review Mar 2024
Helsinki, Finland49 contributions8 helpful votes
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Great, great hotel. Service was top notch, the room spacious, lovely decor and in good condition. Room service was good. Breakfast was nice, a combination of buffet and served in table. On some mornings part of the breakfast staff was a little lost, maybe they just started working there or something, but it was a little weird. One lady was on top of the game and seemed to help the others a lot, as well. The spa is lovely! We spent hours in there relaxing daily, and could have spent more if not for other plans elsewhere. Many saunas, a pool and a cold plunge pool, also loungers by the main pool to relax in. So nice! Location of the hotel is good, walking distance from most attractions and next to the opera and the old town.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JTP55 wrote a review Mar 2024
Tewantin, Australia15 contributions
Gloriously furnished public spaces, amazing breakfasts, huge rooms, extremely comfortable beds and very welcoming staff. We particularly loved the pool area with the heated lounges. The hotel is in a wonderful location for exploring the city and just across from the Latvian Opera House so perfect for seeing a ballet or opera.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sabine Laicane, Other at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear JTP55, We are delighted to read your review and we appreciate your positive comments. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us as well as our facilities, services and location. We do hope we can host you again in the nearest future and ensure you have a relaxing stay with us. Kind Regards, Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga Team
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Transient Nomad wrote a review Mar 2024
16 contributions4 helpful votes
I asked for Americano with two shots at breakfast. I asked four staff members, four different times. After 40 minutes I was still waiting for my damn coffee. completely and utterly disgraceful and unacceptable for a supposed luxury hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from Sabine Laicane, Other at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga
Responded 7 Mar 2024
Dear Nomadicfood, Thank you for taking your time to provide feedback. We regret to hear about your dining experience. Please contact us directly at lir.riga@kempinski.com to discuss this matter. Kind regards, Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga
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BMishra wrote a review Feb 2024
New York City, New York53 contributions14 helpful votes
Overall a good experience at the Grand Hotel. The location is great - within walking distance to the main attractions and nice location on a main square. The gym is very nice. The staff were super helpful with reservations, taxis, etc. The rooms are a bit dated but comfortable. The lobby restaurant was good, not great. Overall, a good stay and would return.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sabine Laicane, Other at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga
Responded 18 Feb 2024
Dear Seaside32014152459, Thank you for sharing your impression on Tripadvisor. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Indeed the location of our Hotel is central and walking distance to main attractions. We are pleased you enjoyed the facilities and service provided during your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the nearest future. Kind Regards, Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga
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Dmitri S wrote a review Dec 2023
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We were very disappointed in how the hotel handled a very unfortunate situation that had occurred to us. Specifically a piece of wooden furniture (upper piece of the cupboard) had fallen off at no fault of our own. It did not just fall, but fell and hit the head of my girlfriend. Even though it seems that the hit did not create lasting damage or require calling an ambulance it was still an unfortunate event, destroyed the whole mood for our stay & my girlfriend developed a persistent headache which lasted for a number of days. Given it happened on the morning of day 3 of our 4 day stay we had decided that we were going to travel back home as we could not do the activities we had planned given my girlfriend needed to rest & she wanted to be in a safe and familiar environment i.e home. As such we made the decision to leave and on our part all we had asked is for the possibility to be reimbursed the one night that we did not stay nothing more. We were assured by the receptionist at the time (it was the weekend) that the manager was not there but that on Monday he/she would get in touch with us & we would sort out everything no problem at all & that they were sorry for the situation. But a week has passed & no-one from the hotel ever made contact to at least ask how my girlfriend (their customer) was feeling not to mention discuss any potential reimbursement. In addition, when trying to get in touch through Booking.com the hotel just noted that they no longer plan to do anything with regards to the situation and as for them the case is closed. Given it is a 5-start hotel I would have expected that each clients health and well-being would be the priority of the hotel and gave them the benefit of the doubt on the day by not causing a larger fuss about it (which looking back was a mistake). Further, it is important to note that the engineer who came to fix the issue to our room noted that this happened due to the design of the cupboard and it is likely that during periods of cold weather it can happen again.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kateryna S wrote a review Dec 2023
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The disappointment stemmed from not only the slow response to our requests but also the overall lack of hospitality displayed by the staff. Guests should feel welcomed and valued during their stay, and unfortunately, this was not the case for us. I sincerely hope that the hotel takes these concerns seriously and works towards improving their service standards. In the competitive hospitality industry, prioritizing guest satisfaction is paramount, and the current state of service at this hotel falls significantly short of expectations.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Elsa wrote a review Aug 2023
Finland34 contributions55 helpful votes
Let me tell you - this property is something else. Beyond five stars. Amazing staff - nothing is too much trouble for them and they'll go out of their way to make your stay as unique and magical as possible. Lovely breakfast with sparkling wine and delicious, fresh food. Special thanks to the breakfast room staff and chef for the amazing experience they managed to deliver day after day. Beautiful spa (a whisper zone, no kids) which we absolutely loved. The sauna section is to die for (I'm a Finn so I should know!). The room was so beautiful and airy and - there was someone who came every single night to ask if we needed anything and made sure we were well taken care of. Special thanks to her as well - a beautiful and courteous young woman. No noises from other rooms whatsoever, lovely and quiet even for a daytime nap. Housekeeping was also absolutely brilliant. Needless to say we will return and were devastated to leave. Up until the very end of our stay everything was beyond sweet and luxurious. And rest assured - my standards are quite high :)
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sabine Laicane, Other at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga
Responded 29 Aug 2023
Dear EllaNK123, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we are thrilled to read your detailed review and we indeed agree that our colleagues are amazing. We do hope we can welcome you back to our beautiful hotel in the nearest future and craft more beautiful performances for you. Warm Regards, Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga Team
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sifi_2 wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom95 contributions24 helpful votes
We checked out of the Grand Palace Hotel to move here. We were not disappointed. From walking through the door to get a complementary drink to leaving with the valet car service, it was everything you would expect from a full service five star hotel. Our room had a stunning view of the opera house - a great bathroom with separate shower and a super comfy bed. The best hotel we stayed in in the Baltic states by far.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sabine Laicane, Other at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga
Responded 21 Aug 2023
Dear Sifi22017, Thank you for posting beautiful review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased your stay with us was satisfactory and we are thrilled to read that you enjoyed services and facilities offered by our Hotel as well as stunning views of our Opera House. We hope to welcome you again for memorable experience. Kind Regards, Your Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga Team
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$459 - $599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga?
Nearby attractions include OldTown Archery Riga (0.3 km), Old City Riga (Vecriga) (0.4 km), and Escape Room (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga?
Conveniently located restaurants include Two More Beers, Belgian Beer Cafe Bon Vivant, and Gastro Pub Riga Duvel's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga have airport transportation?
Yes, Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Riga.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.