Riga is arguably the most important capital in the Baltic states, and a city with a tumultuous and fascinating history, one that has left an indelible mark in its streets and architecture. Because of all that, it’s the perfect place to find a boutique hotel!
During this visit, we stayed at the boutique-y Pullman Riga Old Town, which is part of a big hotel chain but has the potential to become a pretty interesting location for those who love unique little design lodgings. This is the place we called home during our stay in this beautiful former Soviet State!
Design & Boutique Feeling: 4
Room & Other Facilities: 4
Food & Drinks: 3
Design & Boutique Feeling
Very beautiful design! The whole look of the hotel is very modern, and I’d say even a little daring. Scandinavian-inspired in both design and materials, the décor is simplistic and functional, adding a few details like more colorful and innovative elements, such as the cool armchairs and the very inspired graffiti walls all together with charming original details. It’s also full of space, and many different rooms to hang out in. Here you can even find a cigar room!
The hotel is located within a lovely colorful building, and details such as brick walls have been kept from its older days, giving an edge to the different areas.
Room & Other Facilities
The rooms follow the same modern feel of the rest of the hotel, and they’re decorated in an earthy tones palette. The bed was really big and cosy, and super contemporary chairs give the whole room a nice touch. The bathroom is also very hip and modern, with a bathtub and rain shower.
As for the rest of the facilities, everything is very current and they have a really interesting variety of hangout areas – and the lobby’s pretty cool. Some of my favorite areas were the terrace surrounded by downtown Riga’s old buildings, and a small spa with a cosy little pool, an all-around fantastic place to get a massage after a long day walking in the city! The hotel also has a gym and a very cosy restaurant.
Food & Drinks
I give the hotel’s breakfast a solid 4, and I particularly loved the amount of healthy alternatives they had, including fresh juices. However, the room service options were pretty limited, and I wasn’t too crazy about the food. I didn’t try the restaurant so I really couldn’t say anything about it.
This is part of the Pullman hotel chain, which is pretty big and has a large presence in different parts of the world, so don’t expect the personal boutique hotel treatment at the Riga Old Town. We had a very slow check-in, and although the staff apologized for this in particular, the fact is that the service wasn’t necessarily as professional as one would expect, and it’s definitely something that needs to be improved.
Absolutely perfect location, right at the heart of the Latvian capital, in the beautiful Old Town. The place is a walking distance from every major touristic spot in Riga, particularly the Old Town and Silent Center.
All in all, the Pullman is a great and modern design option in Riga that for sure will enhance your stay in this picturesque city!