Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 25, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Where to stay in Riga
Modern Riga combines cultural charm with modern chic as the biggest metropolis in the Baltics continues to attract tourists looking for something a little different.
The Latvian capital at the crossroads of eastern and western Europe. The city has a glorious past which is reflected in the style of the city's architecture with Gothic spires reaching upward in the Old Town, while the grand boulevards feature one of the world's richest collections of Art Nouveau. Add the cobbled streets and inspiring river views in the center of Riga and visitors have a UNESCO World Heritage Site well worth exploring.
The countryside outside of Riga is also worth a visit with its stunning views, adventure sports and castles, while the sandy beaches of Jurmala form a stark contract to the architectural splendor of historic buildings such as Rundale Palace.
In terms of public transport, Riga has tram lines, trolleybus routes and bus routes that operate from early morning to late at night, while taxis are also readily available and car rental is an option.
Hotels in Riga
A high-end luxury hotel in the heart of the city, the Dome Hotel & Spa is located close to the Museum of Foreign Art and Riga's Dome Cathedral. It is housed in a stylish building that dates back to the 13th century and offers rooms and suites with complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast, a seafood restaurant, two seasonal terraces and a Finnish sauna plus hammam.
The Wellton Centrum is a stylish spa hotel located in a building that dates back to the 19th century close to the landmark House of the Blackheads, Freedom Monument and the Latvian National Museum of Art. As well as stylish yet simple rooms, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, a spa, two saunas, a hot tub and an indoor swimming pool.
The Rixwell is a budget hotel in a bustling neighborhood close to the city center. A three-star choice for those looking for a less expensive Riga hotel, the accommodation is just a three-minute walk from the sculptures of the Cat House and within 15 minutes of the Latvian National Museum of Art. The rooms are casually decorated with complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast provided and meals and cocktails served in the hotel's golf-themed restaurant.
This information is correct as of February 2018
A little rough around the edges, Riga is a wonderful affordable city. You money will go a long way here, making this a great alternative to other pricier Euro cities.
Riga is a place where your experience will depend in large part on WHEN you choose to visit. Bubbling with concerts, street-life, and more than its fair share of partying in the warmer months, Riga can often seem a bit shriveled in the cold, when its lovely outdoor spaces aren't being put to their best use. Year-round, however, the old city center is beautiful, the beer IS in fact very good, and the women quite lovely. Time your visit right and you'll have a great time: it's a place best experienced as a social city.
Didnt know what to expect when we traveld here. Pleasantly surprised. Very nice town and people. Nice food and prices. Going back this Summer for sure!
Rīga is a nice Latvian town, although most people are probably interested mostly in the old town section. I found plenty of places for nice runs, the parks are clean, and the old town busy and full of energy.