We stayed for two nighs. stuff was very friendly and had the right attitude well done for service. we booked a regular room but since it was quiet we got lux for the same money. the hotel is old and needs refurbishment.
The hotel is already old, but does what a hotel should. :-) Friendly service, clean room, warm water and a good breakfast. No luxury, but not anything so bad you could not sleep there. Compared to the price this was very ok. Free parking place just next to the hotel was unguarded but lights and lots of windows to the street provide kind of security.
My husband and I stayed in this hotel while the Tall Ships Race 2013 was visiting Ventspils. The hotel is situated in a run-town part of town approx 5 minutes drive to the old town and the port. On our arrival the senior receptionist recommended a restaurant in the old town and offered to call us a taxi which we accepted. When the taxi arrived the receptionist instructed us to be back at 10.30 as not only did she have to work tomorrow but also the taxi driver had to work. The hotel bar was closed at 10pm. The taxi was filthy. The hotel decor is dated with heavy furniture in the bedroom, a dreary carpet and a furry-type quilt on the bed. The breakfast buffet was OK but the one waitress was more interested in her smartphone than in cleaning off the tables. One guest actually removed the tablecloth, shook off the crumbs and re-set the table for himself and his family. The dining room decor was also quite dated. On checking out the receptionist was very unfriendly and hardly spoke a word to us and did not thank us. The accommodation was expensive at €100 per night. Ventspils is a dreary place, the old town is quite run down and there is very little in the way of restaurants or bars or shopping. When the tall ships left, so did we. I wouldn't go back there.
Ventspils is an important port city in Latvia on the Baltic - you would expect it to have better hotels than it does, but alas that is not the case. The Vilnis Hotel is about the best you can do in Ventspils. Certainly not very fancy, but on the other hand, they have a very helpful and friendly staff at reception and in the dining room. Breakfasts are reasonable - but try the soups at lunch or dinner. Food in the restaurant is quite reasonable and there is a very nice baby grand piano for those who play. The hotel itself is situated on the "wrong" side of town (try to stay away from the bars that are across the street from the hotel) - about a 5-10 minute ride to the beach or the center and the attractions that Ventspils has to offer. There is a nice park just around the corner from the hotel and the streets in the area are quite pleasant for exercise, either running or walking.
The hotel is situated in Parventa, Ventspils' suburb that is about five minutes' drive away from the town center, the beach and multiple parks with multiple attractions for kids. Obviously, some decade or even more ago the hotel was built to host sailors and port workers and visitors, it is in the suburb but almost overlooking the cargo terminals that feed the city of Ventspils. The place is quiet, among apartment buildings. We stayed in a family room, that hosted two adults+two children. The family room had a queen, a single bed+a foldable bed, suitable for a child up to ten or twelve years. The room had a big nice bathroom, a fridge and a LCD TV. The sound-isolation is good: the hotel restaurant hosted a wedding that night, but we barely heard anything. The breakfast is modest, but enough to get you going till dinner (if only you don't oversleep. If you show up at ten am, I bet you will get no breakfast except toasts and cofffee). If you have a car, you can go anywhere your soul desires from the hotel. In short, it's good for an undemanding traveler to spend a weekend in Ventspils. The town can't boast too many hotel to be choosy, and I expected worse than I've got.