Kaleju Jela 56, Riga, Latvia
Doubles from: $60 to $75
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located on the eastern edge of the Old Town, the three-star Monte Kristo is a modern hotel offering 41 well-equipped rooms at reasonable rates.
The décor was a little too regal for our tastes. Deep red curtains and gold-embroidered bedspreads are offset by cream-colored walls and orange and brown carpet. All rooms are outfitted with a mini-fridge, safe, telephone and cable TV. Private baths are clean and straightforward, and some have bathtubs.
Although the hotel blends in with the older buildings on Kaleju iela, the Monte Kristo is a relatively new establishment, having opened in 2006. Thus, it provides the basic comforts and amenities that you'd expect in a new place, like an elevator and air conditioning.
Three sides of the hotel look out to pedestrian-friendly streets, which is charming, but could get loud with open windows. (We inspected a room at street level, which we found to be a little too close to the action. Ask for something upstairs.)
The hotel is a five-minute walk to Riga's train station, and a nearby tram stop is convenient and buzzing with activity.
Breakfast is included in the room rate. Additionally, the hotel operates a small outdoor café that overlooks a simple park and tram stop. Wi-Fi is complimentary.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Cable TV
About the Monte Kristo neighborhood
The "Old Town" is the medieval heart of Riga, a maze of winding cobblestone streets, stony churches and public squares. Most of the city’s main tourist sights are located here, including the Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, House of the Blackheads, Parliament and the Castle. The Old Town is unsurprisingly also home to a wide range of restaurants, bars, shops and hotels.