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out of 11 reviews
“Excellent hotel, in the heart of the downtown”
Overall an excellent hotel: very nice room, clean and with a very new bathroom. The free breakfast is outstanding. Generally quiet although the rooms are a bit small in comparison to American standards, but nonetheless very well kept.
Well above expectations, fabulous
Stayed i n 3 different hotels in Riga. Forums would be my first choice for a return to Riga.
“Can Easily Recommend”
Forums Hotel is a pretty standard hotel with the comfort and most of the amenities of a big hotel chain without the big price. The hotel is ideal for access to the train or bus station (5 minute walk at the most) and at the edge of the old town. Riga's old town is small so it is an very easy walk to anywhere in the old town. The room was large and clean. My bathroom had a tub. Wifi (internet) was good and fast (it is provided by Latvia's countywide internet service - but you don't have to pay for it). The receptionist told me it would be best in the lobby but I had an excellent connection on the 4th floor. The breakfast was good with lots of choices (more than just continental fare). My only slightly negative comment is that the staff wasn't particularly friendly but I was happy enough with the room and location that I never gave it another thought after check-in. I stayed in a Novotel a few night before in a another city for about twice the price of my room at Forums and honestly, I can't see the advantage of Novotel. FYI - There is a very nice cinema across the nearby main road that has English-language movies if you're looking for something to do at night. There is also a variety of late night fast food (McD's, pizza, kebab) down the street for people who like to eat late or cheap.
“Will go back! Specially when it's not 30C outside :D”
We liked the hotel- great location, clean and had wonderful staff. Like most of other hotels in Europe it had no AC and it was 30C outside... other than that it was a great experience. I would definitely recommend the Forum Hotel to my friends.
“Very good quality service and very good location”
The staff was very helpful and nice. Comfort and cleanliness in the room was very good. Breakfast was satisfactory. The hotel was very quite. Location was very convenient to get the airport bus and visit the town.
“Better than expected”
Great location, close to everything, clean, hospitable staff. All at very moderate price.
“What's that smell?”
The hotel is very nice and its location is fantastic. there were only two issues that we encountered: the first one revealed itself shortly after we checked in - the room was lovely but as soon as we closed the window and the air in the room immediately became "funny" - the smell originated from the bathroom - either the toilet or the pipes, but it was rather smelly. We hope it is that, our second guess is that some creature had died in there.... We kept the bathroom door closed and ventilation on. The other thing was their staff (well, one of them) - we dialled "0" for reception to ask about the WiFi internet and a male staff member picked up the phone - he did not speak English but instead of transferring our call, he simply hang up on us! but the lady that checked us in was lovely, spoke English and made us feel welcome.
“Pleasant Little Hotel”
6 floors, about 5-7 rooms per floor. Small restaraunt and lobby on the ground floor. Convenient location between the Central Market and the Center of old town. Also very convenient to the 22 bus which goes direct to the airport. Basic breakfast: tea/coffee, OJ, scrambled, porridge, potatoes, toast, hard boiled eggs, deli meats. Room was small but not cramped. Modern bathroom. TV, fridge, desk, closet, phone, bed. Would have been nice to have a clock, though... Both the TV and the internet had a glitch for a day--fortunately, different days. Staff knew more than enough English to make things easy. Found this was true in town as well.
During the check-out the security guy (!) has inspected my room. He claimed that the juice in mini-bar was open, not have been used though. Ridiculous. They asked to fill some papers claiming that I DID NOT OPENED that juice