Location, location, location. Set in an Art Nouveau-style building dating from 1884, Rixwell Centra is a budget hotel right in the middle of Old Town Riga, within walking distance from all the attractions. Its proximity to a big shopping mall, museums, great restaurants, pubs and live music bars, make Rixwell Centra a great choice for a visit to Riga.
The hotel is easy accessible from the airport (about 20 minutes by car) as well as the train station (10 minutes walk). You can also walk to the river cruises to almost anything you want to see in downtown Riga.
The front desk area is simple, but modern and welcoming, with a very hospitable staff always trying to be of service and make you feel at home.
The rooms are clean and quite large, with wide windows and lots of light, designed with a standard décor featuring carpet floor and wooden furnishings. The beds are wide and comfortable, with soft dawn pillows and comforters. The big TVs feature international programs and the WiFi is free and very fast. The rooms facing the street can be very noisy though because exactly in front of the hotel they are a couple of discotheques and bars, which means that even when you are in high levels you will hear the noise from them during the weekends.
Bathrooms are also very modern and spacious, featuring a bathtub with shower.
Rixwell Central Hotel offers complimentary breakfast served from 08:00 to 11:00 in the basement.
The service is very friendly and the buffet breakfast is excellent, with a good variety of foods like: eggs (prepared in 3 different ways), hash browns, sausages, pickled herring and sour cream, cold cuts, cheeses, pastries, cakes, flavored yoghurt, milk, coffee, tea and even sparkling wine.
The hotel also features a parking, a luggage storage, a safe deposit box for general purposes, a conference room, and a copy machine. Overall, Rixwell Centra Hotel is a good choice with large, clean and tasteful rooms, large bathrooms and a great buffet breakfast at a very reasonable price.
Tip: Ask for rooms that are far from the corner and on higher levels to get less noise.