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Overview - Gutenbergs Hotel, Riga
The 4 star Hotel Gutenbergs is classy, stylish and classic, situated in a quiet street in the heart of Old Riga, just across from the Dome Cathedral. Everything here is fresh and clean. The interior is stylishly decorated and has the feel of a boutique style hotel; any guest will instantly feel at home. The smart and stylish interior reflects the long history of the town in the building, paintings and furnishings. The 2 restaurants have a good reputation in the town. One is a rooftop restaurant which is open in summer only.
If you arrive in Riga late or leave very early, reception will wait you with hot tea or coffee and some very delicious sandwiches together with a warm smile that will help to solve all your problems.
Accommodation - Gutenbergs Hotel, Riga
King-size bed (220x180) room with two bedside tables, a floor lamp, breakfast table, two armchairs, a desk with a reading lamp and a chair, TV with international channels, telephone, high speed Internet, a minibar and a safe for your portable PC. In the bathroom there is a bath or a shower, you will find there a hairdryer, a power socket, body-care products such as shower gel, soap, shower cap and three towels. In summer we also supply fresh flowers. We offer room service, laundry and ironing, car service and much more.
Special Offers. If returning after dark, you will find your room lights on, your bed ready for the night and our special complementary Gutenberg toffee.
Double (twin) room:
A room for two people, with two twin beds (110x180) includes all the above facilities and services.
A single or double room with a convenient hall accommodating a meeting of up six people, or a child's bedroom, with one or two king-size beds, two bedside tables, a ceiling light, a breakfast table, two armchairs, a desk with a lamp, international TV channels, telephone, the Internet; a minibar, a PC safe. In the bathroom you will find a heated tile floor - probably rather unique as Riga hotels go. All the others facilities and services as mentioned above.
A single or double suite with a spacious hall, guest bathroom, a 25 sq.m. living room, with 3 regular and one French window, safeguarded, a romantic early 20th cent. replica of Empire style furniture and a working chair in front of the TV. The living room is also furnished with a desk, a chest of drawers and a minibar. Behind the bedroom you will find another spacious bathroom, with a bathtub and heated tile floor. The living room may house a party of 6 to 10 people or serve as a child's bedroom. The bedroom has a king-size bed, all facilities as mentioned above.
-Wheelchair access and allergy-free rooms also available.
Restaurant and Bar
On the first floor there is a romantic restaurant "Gutenbergs" with classical Balto-Germanic cuisine meals, a wide assortment of world's famous drinks and good wine cabinet that together with gentle instrumental music creates a warm and cosy atmosphere.
On the roof terrace, there is a wonderful heated open-air summer restaurant (from April to November) with barbeque cuisine, bar and music. As one of the smartest places to be seen in Riga - you'll need to book!
Working hours: from 7.30 to 11.00 breakfast. From 12.00 to 16.00 business lunch (in working days).
From 16.00 to 22.00 dinner
On weekends: After 19.00 and on Sundays during the second breakfast that starts from 13.00, enjoy performances of famous Latvian musicians.
For conference and seminar purposes we offer "Johans" conference hall on the 4th floor with max. 80 people in theatre and 50 people in U style.
Near the conference hall is a small terrace with a view towards the Dome church
The hall is air-conditioned and equipped with audio acoustic facilities. The price includes rent of a screen, overhead and data projector and a flipchart.
Coffee breaks can be served in the conference hall, on the small terrace, in the lobby or on the roof terrace.
The hotel is especially suitable for business people as all the rooms are equipped with high speed Internet connection, safety boxes for laptops and documents. Copying, binding and other services also are possible.
A Little History...
Approaching from the Dome Square you will first notice the old wooden gate topped with a bas-relief of a bearded man. It is Johann Gutenberg himself, the 15th century German from Mainz, who devised the casting of metal types and, setting them together, printed words on paper. There are but a few dozen copies extant in book - depositories the world over of the famous Gutenberg Bible that saw the light in the first printery in Mainz around 1450. You will see copies of its pages in the lounge and rooms on the 2nd floor. Gutenberg's contribution to world progress cannot be overestimated: he was named the man of the millennium in Germany and the United States. His name is to many a symbol of culture and learning, of which Riga also possesses a fair share. That is why we dedicated our 2nd floor interiors to the history of printing in Riga, begun soon after Gutenberg's great discovery.
Did Gutenberg live in Riga? No, he has never been in Riga. In 1880 the buildings of today's hotel were designed by Latvian architect Janis Baumanis for a German book and newspaper printery. The Gutenberg bas-relief depicted the patron of the trade. And it worked! The printing house lasted 120 years and was the largest this side of the Baltic.
Our Contractor's View
One of our true favourites! A very popular and unique hotel - great location and good service. Owned and run by a professional family, you notice the attention and high level of service. The owner herself insists this is the type of hotel in which she herself would stay! Fine restaurant. Rooms are excellent - only problem is availability at busy periods. Very popular and highly rated hotel. Excellent value for money.
Customer Reviews of Gutenbergs Hotel
Very good relaxed friendly and quiet hotel.Was cosy and comfortable whist -25 outside.(Coffee not so great at breakfast though.)HW, Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:07:00 GMT