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A Great Location to explore the Old town

Review of Centra Hotel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 Sept 2019
We spent 3 nights at the Rixwell Centra.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and all spoke very good English.
We had Room 201 which overlooked the busy street Audeja ilea. It was great to look out on the crowds of passers-by, people watching. At night the effective double glazing and complementary ear plugs (if required) kept out any late night street noise.
The room was tidy and neat with a powerful hot shower, also a mini bar and safe. On the down side the wardrobe space was very limited only 6 clothes hangers supplied and not much drawer space either.
Car parking all over Riga is expensive, expect to pay 15 to 20 Euros per day, the closest car park to the hotel was about 300 meters away.
Breakfast was excellent with a good range of tasty hot options as well as the usual cold fare.
Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Rooms 201, 301 401 and 501 overlook the street and are a curious shape but spacey.
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Reviewed 15 June 2019

The Hotel is in a great location in Riga. All of the tourist bits are easy walking distance. From the airport it is simple to catch the 22 bus..tickets from a little store outside the arrivals terminus...less than 3 euros for 2 people to centre of town. Best to get off at the second stop over the river and 5 minutes walk from there.
Reception greeting was good..lots of local information provided and a map given. Room was very spacious and clean. Bars galore outside but no noise for us..although we were not there at the weekend.
Some small negatives..there is no hotel bar so no real community area..breakfast was in the basement; a bit dingy, limited choice, acceptable but not great quality, room although fine and large was slightly dated and towels a bit worn, lift tiny..two plus small luggage is a tight fit.
Taxi can be arranged via hotel to airport at 15 euros fixed price.
Overall though no real complaints. The place gets 4 stars for me because of its great location; otherwise maybe 3 stars.

Date of stay: June 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 December 2018

The hotel is easy to find, in a central location and near to the bus station. Staff were very helpful and friendly. WiFi worked excellently including for streaming. We got upgraded to a junior suite, it was very large so I feel a standard room would have been spacious. Had a bath, a deep one! And shower. Water pressure good, and hot. Minibar/fridge, a safe, complimentary tea/coffee. Big tv. Not black out curtains but it wasn’t bright when we stayed. Wasn’t noisy at all, didn’t need complimentary ear plugs. Provided soap, shower gel, lotion, conditioner, cotton pads and q-tips, nail files, etc. Bright and neutral decor. Hairdryer in room. Breakfast served 7-11 which is always a huge bonus. A wide range of hot and cold options, cheese meats yoghurt - enough for vegetarians to be full, possibly not vegans. Hot drinks machine, water cooler, sparkling wine, juices and flavoured waters. Apparently there were some gluten and dairy free options too.

Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

Clean and comfortable. Great location right in the middle of Riga old town at a very reasonable price.
Good and varied breakfast buffet but be aware that they do not serve dinner or alcohol although there is a mini-bar in your room
Helpful and friendly staff.
Would recommend that you get a room as high as possible as the centre of Riga can be quite noisy at night (until the early hours).

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

Very welcoming and easy to find, room was good size, clean and well finished but a lack of storage shelves, same in the bathroom, lovely finish, clean and functional but no shelves to put your bits and pieces, mini bar and large bed, satellite tv,

Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

This is our second trip to Riga and our second time at a Rixwell Hotel and again it didn't disappoint. The Hotel is in a perfect spot for enjoying the old and new towns on foot. There is some nightlife close by, it's a city after all but it wasn't a nusience.
Our room was spotless and adequately equipped. The hotel staff were very polite and friendly (Latvian people are lovely anyway). The only thing missing was a hotel bar to relax in but there were plenty close by to choose from.
All-in-all, a thoroughly enjoyable Christmas city break.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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