Staying at the Boutique Hotel Man Tess in Old Town Riga, Latvia

Staying at the Boutique Hotel Man Tess in Old Town Riga, Latvia

Staying at the Boutique Hotel Man Tess in Old Town Riga, Latvia

My return to Latvia demanded a decent hotel. You might have read that first time around I didn’t warm to the Latvian capital city of Riga. That time I also stayed a wee bit outside the old town. So this time, I knew I’d be arriving by bus from Siauliai in Lithuania so I wanted to stay in the Old Town, and less than 10 minutes walk from the bus station. I booked into the Boutique Hotel Man Tess.

Riga Bus Station, Latvia.

Riga Bus Station, Latvia.

1. Welcoming Staff
I was greeted with aplomb from Marianna and Arina on arrival and handed my key for room 21. These Latvian ladies were very welcoming. Thanks to Jana, Ekaterina, Marianna and Arina for helping me enjoy my stay here.

My arrival and welcome to Hotel Man Tess in Riga, Latvia.

My arrival and welcome to Hotel Man Tess in Riga, Latvia.

2. Historic Building
The Hotel Man Tess is housed in a mansion built by famous Latvian architect Christoph Haberlands.

The Hotel Man Tess is housed in a mansion built by famous Latvian architect Christoph Haveland

The Hotel Man Tess is housed in a mansion built by famous Latvian architect Christoph Haberlands

The Hotel Man Tess is housed in a mansion built by famous Latvian architect Christoph Haveland

The Hotel Man Tess is housed in a mansion built by famous Latvian architect Christoph Haberlands

3. Spacious, Comfortable Room
My room was big and spacious and I loved that. Hot shower and bath with towels, soap and shampoo provided.

My spacious room.

My spacious room.

A bloggers desk with fast working wifi for me to get some articles typed up.

My room

My room

My work station for blogging.

My work station for blogging.

4. Old Town Location
I mentioned how I wanted to stay in the Old Town of Riga and almost all the key sights of the city are easily reached on foot from here. Freedom Monument, Blackheads House and Stalin’s “Academy of Science are all within 10 minutes.

Blackheads House in Riga, Latvia.

Blackheads House in Riga, Latvia.

By night, you’re spoilt for choice for a range of bars, cafes and restaurants. All nearby.

Perfect Old Town location.

Perfect Old Town location.

5. Breakfast
This was the first hotel I had stayed in in the Baltics where breakfast was included in the price of the room, which I loved. It is served from 8am – 11am. Normally I’m the early bird at breakfast, but I had a lie in and headed down around 9am for mine.

Breakfast time in Hotel Man Tess.

Breakfast time in Hotel Man Tess.

The breakfast table

The breakfast table

Tea, cereal and juice.

Tea, cereal and juice.

Great range for breakfast

Great range for breakfast

There is a great range of hot and cold foods for breakfast. You’ll have a choice of juices, waters and tea/coffee. There is a range of yoghurts, fruit and cereals. There are cooked eggs and sausages. There is a good range of salads – I loved the cheese and salami here. Also there is plenty of bread and a toaster.

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Bar and dining area

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In my room in Hotel Man Tess

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The corridor

All in all, I must thank the Hotel Man Tess for their hospitality and for giving me a good impression of Riga this time round. Here are the details for booking the Boutique Hotel Man Tess in Riga, Latvia:
Teatra 6, Riga 1050, Latvia
info@hotelmantess.lv

Here is a video of my room 21 at the Boutique Hotel Man Tess in Riga, Latvia:

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