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Newest reviews for Designapartments

  • Elvyra
      Lithuania
    August 21, 2014

    Good place

    7.5

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    August 14, 2014

    Agreed to meet at apartment at 15:00, but staff member didn't arrive until 16:45

    6.7

  • Jakub
      Poland
    August 9, 2014

    - location in the center of Riga - fair price - the apartment is looking very nice and it's very spacious - good view from the windows - the lady in the office was very helpful

    - the staircase was really horrible and the light wasn't working on our floor - apartment looks clean but if you open any shelves they are dirty - door handle in the bathroom was broken - the apartment was on 4th floor and there was no elevator.

    7.1

  • Anonymous
      Finland
    August 5, 2014

    Lots of space. Location.

    Palasta iela 9. Bar downstairs. Loud music and partying lasted untill 7 am. Charged twice. By cash and card. Still waiting refund.

    4.2

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    August 4, 2014

    There was a huge smell of burgers in the all flat coming from the restaurant just underneath...

    6.3

  • Jana
      Finland
    August 3, 2014

    Location of the apartment.

    The apartment lacked fire alarm and a fire escape and was located on the 4: th floor in an old building with wooden stairs. In case of fire there is no way out. There was also a constant smell of smoke coming from a chimney in s nearby building.

    6.3

  • Heike
      Germany
    August 1, 2014

    big sleeping rooms great location

    - the staff did or could not read the email we exchanged 4 and even a second time 2 weeks before arrival about the arrival time --> asking back on the travel day and confusing all parties arriving from different countries. - the office address at booking.com is old - we were not told about our apartment address - so we first landed at a wrong street - the apartment misses 3 working chairs - the kitchen is not well equipped

    6.3

  • Ruta
      Lithuania
    August 1, 2014

    The appartment was really nice,cozy, modern, we had everything we need and staff was nice. Eerything was better then expected.

    Only one problem we had was parking, Riga's oldtown parking system isnt good, we could hardly find working parking machine around

    10

  • Anonymous
      Estonia
    July 30, 2014

    Location

    Let's start with 2 night clubs on the first floor of the building, the music and the noise went on until 6 am, it was impossible to sleep with open windows, since there was no air conditioning it was impossible to keep the windows closed...If you get my point. Tea kettle was broken, one bed was broken. Distinctive smell of fried food in the bathroom(nightclubs on the 1st floor). Not good.

    5.8

  • Luca
      Italy
    July 29, 2014

    The apartment was recently renovated and was located in the heart of Old Town in a very good location.

    Staff wasn't very friendly theyr answers were always very dry and never smiled at me. Didn't offer a map or any kind of introduction to the area. If you want WiFi you have to pay 10 euros per day, which is a bit of a rip-off. Entrance of building was cluttered with garbage. Apartment wasn't perfectly clean (glasses with marks of lipstick and an ashtray with cigarettes and a peach pit on the balcony). When I sat on the toilet the lid was half broken and always fell on my back. Only 2 very small doses of shower gel given for my entire stay.

    5

  • Philip
      Germany
    July 29, 2014

    The apartment was located close to the centre, in Riga Old Town...just!

    Apartment was located in a shabby street, through a dark passageway. The stairwell was run down and in urgent need of renovation and I half expected the flat to be burgled when I came home. The bed was just a sofa bed. Apart from the flat screen TV the fixtures and fittings were second rate. The bathroom tap was faulty, there were no wall fittings for towels and no shower curtain. No air conditioning and the curtains were hanging off their rails. On arrival you will be asked to pay the bill in cash. Definitely a hotel for me next time!

    3.3

  • Torben
      Denmark
    July 27, 2014

    The location was just smack down in the middle of old Riga! The downside by this is the noise from the bars though...

    The office did not accept Visa card as it was stated on Booking.com I had to find an ATM and pay the fee og 4€ to get the cash... The Apartment was not very clean! The apartment does not live up to the name "Designa" it was poorly renovated with cheap maretials.

    6.7

  • Birthe
      Denmark
    July 25, 2014

    It was clean and located in the old town.

    Ugly apartment without ANY equality with the pictures presented. Tiny tilting twinbed and a very hard sleepingcouch in the other room. A Girl from the staff let herself into the apartment along with a family, presuming it was empty and ready for others to use...

    5

  • Anonymous
      Netherlands
    July 25, 2014

    -Location. Design Apartments have 40 apartments to let in Old Town. Mine was on Skarnu No. 7 Apt 9. This is just across St Peter's Church. Excellent location. - Space. The apartment had 3 bedrooms with very good space. - Staff with good response and attitude to help. -Very Clean place

    - At entrance of the Building there is a " Night Club " ( really more a lap dance kind of place ). Below the bedroom window a bar and a restaurant. Noise all time. - No AC and no Fans. During the summer time, AC or minimum a fan is required. None was available. We had to open the windows, but because of the location, music and noise from the street do not let you sleep, and plenty of flies get into the flat. -No curtain in the shower. -Leak in the Bathroom from the upper level flat. The leak was non stopping. - Furniture, including beds , are very old and tired. - Bathroom towels and bed sheets are very basic. - Old model 18 " TV ( not flat screen ), of 18 " . Very limited of options of TV Channels.

    5.4

  • Ionuț-gabriel
      Romania
    July 15, 2014

    Perfect location, big rooms, friendly staff. Recommended!

    8.8

  • Dean
      United Kingdom
    July 13, 2014

    The location of the apartments is almost right in the heart of old town Riga. You can get to almost anywhere from the location. The apartments are very spacious

    You have to go another location to collect your keys for the apartment, it was roughly 8 minutes away. The staff in the reception area were very unhelpful. It took me around 15 minutes for them to understand the 2 apartments they were offering us were not what we booked. I booked one 2 bedroom apartment and they were trying to make me pay for 2.When they finally understood all we got was an attitude from them. One of the girls walked us to our apartment and when we got there she couldn't get in. She said one moment then left. We actually though at one point we had been ripped off.She did return though. We had booked an 2 bed roomed apartment, 1 with double bed and the other with twin beds. I got 2 double beds. The apartment was rather worn and could do with a refurb. The sofa was disgusting, should be thrown out

    5

  • Myrna
      Norway
    July 8, 2014

    Everything was ok ,,hope next time we can get much cheaper room in ground floor level,,,

    Just the stair,,, it was hard for us to carry up and down our luggage

    8.3

  • Catherine
      Canada
    July 7, 2014

    Once inside the apartment, very good, clean and comfortable with everything we needed, good location. Had a problem with the TV but quick response by Design Apts staff was appreciated.

    apartment entrance dark, dirty, odour from rubbish bins used by tenants. Need to advise travellers that there are no elevators since it is an old building, especially when carrying suitcases.

    7.5

  • Anonymous
      Lithuania
    July 6, 2014

    very good place - apartment situated in the very centre of the Old town

    Lady working in the reception was very impolite. She even did not try to talk to me in English. What is more - we got booking document, where was personal information of other person in another side of the paper.

    7.1

  • Peter
      Australia
    July 5, 2014

    Location was great. Cleanliness was great. Apartment was very modern and comfortable.

    5 flights of stairs was hard with luggage. The shower over the bath was hard to use without wetting everything else in the bathroom.

    8.8

  • Gintare
      Norway
    June 30, 2014

    The staff was helpful: as we arrived early in the morning, they did their best to check us in earlier.

    7.9

  • Mehrdad
      United States of America
    June 29, 2014

    Location, the most advantage.

    1- Absolutely impolite lady who host us at first. She followed none of the rules of hospitality in the first night and in the last moment we were leaving. 2- Broken shower and broken toilet, there was written: "don't use shower" on the wall! 3- When we asked for a taxi to go to airport, she called to their private car without asking us and wanted to charge us 15 Euro while the real taxi charge was only 9 Euro and we took taxi in the last minute.

    5

  • Anonymous
      Estonia
    June 28, 2014

    Building was under construction and workers started early in the morning, disturbed sleeping.

    8.3

  • Belen
      United Kingdom
    June 26, 2014

    The apartment was very spacious quiet and well equipped .The shower was powerful and hot. It was central to everything and really clean .

    It was on the top floor, although we did mentioned we didn't have any problems with stairs.

    8.8

  • Bin
      Finland
    June 26, 2014

    The accommodation location is excellent. The facilities are in good conditions. The staff is good. Since the office and Designapartments are not in the same place and in particular since the old town is small, so it would be good the customers and hotel staff could meet at the bus station to hand over the accommodation fee and keys to each other. It will save time for customers.

    7.9

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