Recently me and my family managed to stay in another Radisson Blu Hotel in the Baltics, this time being the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva which is located by the River Neris in the heart of Vilnius. Our first stay in a Radisson Blu hotel was in Tallinn, Estonia (to which you can read our full review here), so I was kinda expecting the same service and attention to detail & that is what we got.
Why did we choose the Radisson? It was a last minute decision as we were driving from Riga (Latvia) to Stevenage (UK) and needed somewhere to stay (whilst seeing a friend en route). It was a no brainer. I wanted some more luxury and after our Tallinn experience, I kinda wanted the same thing again. I also knew where the hotel was, what was in the area and to be honest, I have been here before checking out the bar on the top floor to get those amazing views of Vilnius. When I found a price which was fine with our budget it was time to book a stay.
Our room was quite high up and we got a suite for a stay as there were four of us and we needed the extra bed plus a cot to put in the room. The extra space is very handy to let our four year old child run around like crazy, wasting energy before the lights go out. Our double bed was huge, comfortable, soft and had a fantastic night sleep here whilst Amelie had the sofa-bed which was the size of a double bed and she says there were no complaints. She really enjoyed her sleep that night, I had trouble waking her up in the morning.
The room also consisted of a flat screen television, desk, air conditioning, a fridge (there was no mini-bar available as we were staying at the time when Covid-19 said hello to the world) and plenty of storage space for clothes. One of the highlights for our room is that we had an amazing view of the river down below looking south-westerly towards the television tower which was lit up all blue. It was a beautiful sight.
Eating and drinking is great here. I start off with breakfast in the Riverside Restaurant on the ground floor next to the main lobby. Plenty of tables and chairs for this buffet style breakfast. There was quite a lot of food to choose from the usual continental breakfast with pastries, to cereals to cooked on the spot hot food (not quite sure if this is done because of the recent Covid situation but it was a great touch). Service from the staff was fantastic and everything was clean.
Across the lobby there is the Lounge Bar which we did use. Plenty of seats and tables to relax in whilst having a beer or wine. I just love the decor here and it reminds me that I was chilling out somewhere in the wild and not in the heart of a capital city. The prices for the drinks here are very reasonable as well.
On this visit we didn’t get to check out the Skybar but we have been here on quite a few occasions as we are regular visitors to Vilnius but was reassured by staff at the front desk that nothing has changed over the last year or two. Located on floor 22, this is one of the best spots to get a view of the city whilst listening to lounge music and sipping a glass of wine whilst talking to friends. It is waiter service up here and I never had a problem with service, drinks, prices here. Always such a great time here and one of my favourite drinking places in the city.
The hotel also does have a fitness room, luggage storage room and meeting rooms for business personal wanting to hold conferences here.
Overall we had an excellent stay here and we were so glad to choose the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva. Everything was done swiftly but with great service, we got the views and a great night sleep and didn’t have any complaints with the food. I totally recommend a stay here when in Vilnius and my top tip, always try and get the highest floor possible for your room (especially the riverside or a view of the Old Town, you won’t be disappointed).
If you would like to book a stay here and from the UK, please contact me as I am also a travel agent. My details can be found here. Otherwise readers can book the hotel directly through their website here.
A personal note from me – my time at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius was paid for by myself and was not sponsored in anyway by the company. The opinions in this post are my own and are totally honest. I would like to thank the staff for making my family’s short stay here an enjoyable one.