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2021-10-28 14:14:38

Royal Square Hotel


By Anita Kaze. 18.08.2008

The Royal Square Hotel offers five star service in the best location.


Whether you're a guest here or not, the hotel lobby bar offers a well-positioned refuge to take a break from sight-seeing, to start out the evening, or finish one off with a night-cap – it’s all here right in the heart of the most historic area of Riga. You can also quaff down a pre-dinner drink before visiting the Desiderata restaurant downstairs.

Apart from the bar stools there are several huge leather sofas to sink into, which are ideal to watch the passing parade of pedestrians walking along one of the Old Town's busiest streets. As this is a five star hotel, you wouldn't be wrong in assuming you'll be sharing the space with a more up-market clientele. The decor features glossy, black surfaces contrasted with steel and glass that gives it a cool, polished feel. There are 20 cocktails available for an average price of EUR 5.80. Fine spirits and cognacs such as Hennessy are on offer, as are Carlsberg and the local Aldaris Luxus beers on tap (EUR 4.30 per 0.5 liter glass).

The hotel itself offers 31 rooms, including classic and executive and suites. Rooms are decorated in unobtrusive colors, with large flat screen TVs, phone, mini-bar, trouser press, safe, and ample bathrooms with bidet and bath. Some have interesting stained-glass decorations, others offer French balconies, and all provide fluffy robes, slippers, complimentary cosmetics and use of the hotel sauna and Jacuzzi. There's also free WiFi and 24 hour roomsservice. However, for the ultimate in luxury, there are four suites with extras such as private saunas, Jacuzzi and a romantic fireplace. Rates: singles €185 - €215, doubles €219 - €250, suites €795, junior suites €509, presidential suite €1,200.