As many reviewers mentioned it is a basic hotel. However, it has been renovated from old Soviet style, and overall, for location and quality, is excellent. Staff is polite. I would say it is nature of people up North to be more reserved. Rooms are clean, the restaurant on the 10th floor has a beautiful view, as well great food and selection of spirits. Breakfast is buffet style and basic, but filling. it is very close to the rail way station, and it takes 30 minutes to be in downtown of Riga.