Albert Hotel

33 Dzirnavu, Riga 1010, Latvia
(3.5 star hotel)
#11
Rank 11 of 158 hotels
in Riga
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Dedicated to Albert Einstein

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 18, 2008

Despite no plausable connection with the late great Mr Einstein The Albert Hotel is a shrine to the great man with Einstein Euphanisms everywhere. The staff were friendly and helpful with at least one on the desk at reception able to speak fluent english. The restaraunt on the ground floor serves up well prepared food and presented as if you were in a much more expensive establishment with a three course meal for two with a glass of wine each about 30 latvian lats.

Unique Quality: The Trip up to the 11th Floor Bar is well worth a visit for the view and in the summer there is an outside viewing area.

Directions: An easy 15 minute walk to the Old City of Riga with all it's attractions via safe streets and Parks

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Excellent 'comfort' class

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 9, 2007

I was originally going to go for something a bit cheaper but decided to treat myself so rather than end up taking a tram from the other side of town to see the sights, went for this relatively new hotel in the Art Deco district of Riga not far from the Old Town.

By British standards it's more of a business hotel, but it's very well priced, making it attractive if you want a few days of comfort as a tourist.

The hotel stands as one of Riga's tallest at about 11 floors and the Sky Lounge bar at the top will give you excellent views of the city, with Old Town to the south west in the distance. I'd read staff could be a bit frosty, but I found them perfectly nice and very helpful. If you arrive early or are leaving late then there is no problem with leaving your baggage in their storage area at no extra cost.

Rooms are standard, tv, very comfy double bed with good pillows (I have a thing about poor hotel pillows..). Both the bathroom and bedroom are on the smaller side, but I was out seeing the sights and so should you, so much so that it barely bothered me. One downside was no kettle, not because I'm from the UK and must drink tea the whole time, but it really helps when you've a cold/flu for those Lemon drinks...

Unique Quality: The whole building has an Einstein theme, hence the name. Atoms grace the window to the shower, the carpets, even the room numbers plus his quotes grace the lifts.

The Sky Lounge can get very busy towards weekends, but even for a hotel bar in its class, cocktails at about 3.50 lats seem very reasonable - for a Londoner at least. Air con could get a bit cold though.

Breakfast was adequate, something for everyone and included in the price, though the bacon and sausage was more on the Germanic than British side for my tastes. I stuck mainly to the cold breakfast buffet which is more Baltic.

Some very good deals are about with this place so I'd recommend it as somewhere I would stay again. It's a good 15 to 20 minutes from the old town by foot, depending on your pace but the whole of my time here I didn't catch a bus or taxi to get around. I now have legs muscles of steel.

Directions: In the Art Deco district to the north east of Old Town. Number 22a bus from the airport leaves you at the Orthodox Cathedral about 10 minutes away.

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Excellent moderatly priced hotel in downtown Riga

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 2, 2007

Hotel opened in december 2005 and has a modern but very comfortable styling based on an Albert Einstein theme. We stayed in a "family" room that was very large and comfortable.

The staff was excellent, helpful, and spoke English very well, which can sometimes be a problem in Eastern Europe.

It has a main floor Restaurant "Bestsellers" and a top floor lounge. The restaurant is very good and has an excellent buffet style breakfast that is included in the cost of the room.

The only drawback that I found is that while it is a very plesant walk for adults to Old Town from the Albert, I think it would be a little far for children under 10 but too old for baby strollers.

They have an excellent website that also shows you the current weather, sunrise/sunset times, exchange rates and useful links.

We enjoyed our stay there very much and would definatly recomend it and stay there again.

Directions: A couple of blocks north and east of the esplanade and old town. Next to Alberta Iela(street) which is one of the best streets for seeing Riga's art neuveau architechture.

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Address: 33 Dzirnavu, Riga 1010, Latvia

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Amenities at Albert Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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