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Vilnis Hotel Jul 05, 2014
We arrived in Venspils city without any hotel reservation since we thought it was low season in Latvia and we can find any hotel easily depending on the price. Unfortunately it was not the case in this city. We have had checked several hotels around city centre and it appears all the hotels were fully booked, even the small and unattractive hotel. It seems all the Lithuanian people comes to this city for the weekend (according to one of the hotel manager). The car GPS does not help in this case – even it has lots of hotel selection – since all hotel were fully booked.
Luckily we met a friendly manager of a small hotel where we stop in to check if he has room available. He made several phone calls to find a room for us. At that stage, we will take any room available since it was dark already and we were tired and hungry.
He managed to get us the last room at the hotel outside city centre which managed by one of his family member. After get an address and direction from him, we drove to the hotel.
The hotel located across the river from the city centre but not too bad since we have a car and we can drive easily to the centre which we did since we could not find a restaurants to dine near the hotel after we check in. The hotel we stay has a fairly big restaurant unfortunately it only open for breakfast when we stay there, so no option to dine here at night time.
Anyway, our room was a single room with only one single bed, but we have no choice and we just take it – better than sleep in the car and no access to shower.
The check in was quick since the hotel reception was expecting us and they make sure it was us who just called earlier to get a place to stay for the night. She make sure the room was okay before we paid and show it to us.
The room was very small with only one single bed put against the wall and the mattress was not the best, it was a bit hard and make my bones ached in the morning. A nightstand with telephone next to the bed (we did not use the phone), opposite was a small cupboard, old television and a desk with chair and a big cupboard near the hallway. The bathroom was okay and neat, it has a glass shower cabinet, and it is clean and function well with hot and cold water. We requested extra towels and soap which supplied quickly by the reception.
I do not remember the cost of the room, but it was quite reasonable and it included buffet breakfast for two in the morning. The breakfast selection was pretty good, many things to choose from hot and cold dishes, juices, bread, and fruits.
The parking was free and available in front of the hotel building. We were lucky to find a parking spot for the car since it was pretty full when we arrived.
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The only hotel with a room Jul 05, 2014
We had no idea just how busy a small sleepy costal town in Latvia can be on a weekend. Ventspils is small but it have quite a few hotels - which were all full this Saturday when we arrived in the early evening. The city seems to be overflow by Lithuanians who goes up here for the weekend - I have no idea why they go up here and don’t stay at the costal resorts in Lithuania.
So we had to spend a lot of time searching for a hotel with availability. After having check lots of small hotels and the few big hotels in town we finally met a very friendly manager of a small hotel who tried to call around to check if there was any room left at the Vilnis Hotel which was managed or owned by some family member of him. Fortunately there was just one room left at the hotel Vilnis so we took it without question and drove to the hotel. Judging by the number of cars in front of the hotel it is indeed very full fortunately we get the last parking spot outside the hotel and park fairly close by the entrance door. The check in was quick since they were expecting us and they just wanted to make sure we were the ones who had just called ten minutes ago desperate for a place to stay for the night.
Our room is very small officially and the bed isn’t the best the general amenity isn’t top notch but everything work and considering the room seems to be the last available room in the entire city we don’t really want to complain about anything in the room - it is pretty unlike to result in an upgrade.
The hotel is located across the river from the center in what looks a bit like a semi industrial area. There aren’t many tourists frequenting the area hence there is a very limited number of restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel and for some unknown reason the hotel restaurant was closed for the night. In the end we had to give up finding a restaurant around the hotel and we had to go to the center of Ventspils to for dinner.
The reception of the hotel is fairly big with a sofa group and for some reason there is a piano in the reception area - but it doesn’t seem like it is ready to be used on a regular basis. The restaurant has a decent menu but unfortunately it isn’t open for business on a night when the hotel is fully booked - I am not sure I understand the reasoning behind this from the people running the hotel and restaurant.
The breakfast in the morning is included in the room rate - and fortunately the restaurant is actually open for breakfast so we can enjoy the breakfast in a fairly big breakfast restaurant which has sufficient space despite the hotel running on full capacity.
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Vilnis Hotel Overview
Discover all that Ventspils has to offer with Hotel Vilnis as a base. The Hotel Vilnis boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. In-room facilities include non smoking rooms, television, bathtub, shower, separate shower and tub. This Ventspils accommodation features on-site facilities such as 24hr room service, shops, elevator, bar/pub, restaurant. Along with its convenient location in Ventspils, the hotel also offers a wide range of services and facilities to the guests. This hotel is characterized by a combination of modern comfort and traditional element of Ventspils, making it a distinct accommodation. For your reservation at the Hotel Vilnis Ventspils, please choose your period of stay and fill out our secure online booking form.
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