Hotel Review: Royal Square Hotel Riga

Royal Square Hotel Riga Classic Room

Royal Square Hotel Riga was our choice for a short overnight stay in Riga. Even though being rated five stars, we didn’t really feel like staying at a luxury hotel. The room while being quite cozy was very small. The breakfast we had the next morning consisted of nothing but two small buffets. However, our stay at Royal Square Hotel Riga was not a bad one!

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If there’s anything that makes Royal Square Hotel Riga absolutely amazing, it’s the location.

  • Classification: Five Star
  • Room Category: Classic Room
  • Month of Stay: April

Royal Square Hotel is located right in the center of the old town, just a stone throw away from all major attractions and in immediate neighborhood of the beautiful cobblestone streets of Riga.

Exterior of Royal Square Hotel Riga

Exterior of Royal Square Hotel Riga

However, it’s worth a mention that the location is not only a blessing. The windows at Royal Square Hotel Riga are not really good, making the rooms a little noisy.

That’s especially a problem on weekends as several bars and clubs are located on Royal Square.

Cozy room at Royal Square Hotel Riga

As we checked-in very late on a Sunday evening, the noise didn’t bother us too much.

Royal Square Hotel Riga Classic Room

First view of our room

We were assigned a Classic Room on the highest floor which meant that it looked totally different from what Royal Square Hotel Riga presents on its website.

Desk and armchair

Desk and armchair

However, this does not have to be a bad thing as we really liked the shape of the room which made it very cozy. At the same time, it was very small with the narrowest bed I ever saw in a five star hotel.

The room had a working desk, a large wardrobe as well as two large skylights facing a side street.

Welcome Present at Royal Square Hotel Riga

Welcome Present at Royal Square Hotel Riga

Two bottles of water and two chocolates awaited us as a welcome present. Moreover, there was a minibar with some more drinks and snacks.

The bathroom was quite small

The bathroom was quite small

The bathroom of our room at Royal Square Hotel Riga was very basic with a toilette, a single sink as well as a combo of shower and bathtub.

Toiletries including Conditioner and Body Lotion were available.

Disappointing breakfast at Royal Square Hotel

In the evening, we were not hungry after arriving very late, so we were looking forward to enjoying a good breakfast in the morning.

Choice of juices at breakfast

Choice of juices at breakfast

To several degrees, we were disappointed. Even though the waitress was extremely friendly and helpful, we were surprised to see that the breakfast room is very small as it is located in the bar. Due to that, seating was neither very comfortable nor cozy.

Main buffet

Main buffet at Royal Square Hotel Riga

The buffet was another disappointment as Royal Square Hotel Riga had one of the smallest buffets I’ve seen in some time.

Hot choices at breakfast

Hot choices at breakfast

Some fruits, pastries, cake as well as granola rounded up the savory buffet which had a few vegetables, some cheese, ham and salmon.

Availability was very limited

Availability was very limited

Last but not least, there was a hot station with scrambled eggs, pancakes and porridge. The availability of items was very limited and the taste was nothing but average. As you may expect, there was no freshly squeezed orange juice either.

Sweet buffet with fruits and cake

Sweet buffet with fruits and cake

However, hot drinks were severed very promptly and the table was cleaned at least once during the thirty minutes we spent at breakfast of Royal Square Hotel Riga.

Average hotel with good value for the money

Royal Square Hotel Riga is not really a five star property in my opinion. The rooms are cozy, but way too small to be five star standard. So are the windows which just have to be soundproofed in such a location.

Lobby of Royal Square Hotel Riga

Lobby of Royal Square Hotel Riga

The breakfast buffet is smaller than in most lounges and the quality was nothing you’d expect in a luxury hotel. Moreover, Royal Square Hotel Riga does neither have a gym or a pool nor does it offer access to facilities nearby. In conclusion, Royal Square Hotel Riga is not a bad hotel, but it’s no luxury property for sure.

Additional toiletries in our room

Additional toiletries in our room

As the prices usually are quite low, especially on weekends, I would consider staying at the hotel again anyway. At the same time, you may also look for alternatives as Riga has several other five star properties.

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6 Comments on “Hotel Review: Royal Square Hotel Riga

    • Indeed. 20 square meters is not too bad, but it kind of felt very small. However, we enjoyed it as we were only looking forward to a comfortable bed for this (short) night 🙂

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