Sunday, January 25, 2015
Review: Avalon Hotel, Riga, Latvia - January, 2015
http://ift.tt/1BpZr4v I recently stayed at the Avalon Hotel, whilst on a short break to Riga. The hotel is within a 5 minute walk of Riga Central Station, and is only a street away from Riga Old Town. A taxi to the hotel from the airport cost 15 Euro. I paid 208 Euro with booking.com for a superior room with queen size bed, which looked over the railway line at the front of the hotel. The room was warm, quiet and very inviting. The bed was soft and comfortable. The bathroom was modern and shiny with a shower over the bath, and complimentary shower gel and shampoo provided daily. With my superior room I also received a voucher for a complimentary two course evening meal in the hotel restaurant. This was a good bonus, although I only ate there once, and wasn't particularly enamoured with the food. The breakfast buffet was much better and was quite extensive. On weekdays breakfast lasts until 10:00, and at 10:00 the staff clear it away promptly - a little too promptly for my liking, and this needs addressing as it is not comfortable being rushed to grab food before it disappears. Reception staff and cleaners were very friendly and helpful. The building is centered around an internal central atrium. Rooms which are not superior face on to this, so in my opinion it is worth paying extra to upgrade to a superior room. Overall I liked this hotel, and would certainly recommend it to others visiting Riga. To visit the Avalon Hotel website, click here: http://ift.tt/1zaFkK3 . To read reviews of the hotel on Trip Advisor, click here: http://ift.tt/1BpZr4x . To see a film of Riga, click here: http://ift.tt/1BkrxhI . To see a film of Riga at night with Christmas lights, click here: http://ift.tt/1zahVIw . To see a film of St. Peter's Church in Riga, click here: http://ift.tt/1ClM46T . To see a film of views from Neo Bar in Riga Central Station clock tower, click here: http://ift.tt/1zahVsc . To see a film of the Kiwi Bar in Riga, click here: http://ift.tt/1BpZr4z . If you liked this film there are many more like it on my YouTube channel, which can be found at http://ift.tt/1uTkpb0 . Please do check out my channel and subscribe to my videos by clicking the red subscribe button. You can also find my travel films and photography updates on the following: Facebook: http://ift.tt/1qnoMEq please like my Facebook page; WordPress: http://ift.tt/1uTkpb3 please follow my blog by clicking the +Follow link; Tumblr: http://ift.tt/1w6b7dl please follow my blog by clicking the +Follow button; Blogger: http://ift.tt/1qnoMUM please follow my blog by bookmarking the page; Google+ just add +stuartmoss ; and You can follow my travels on Twitter @mosstraveltv or by visiting http://ift.tt/1uTkprA .