Hotel Centra Riga
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So we found out what happens when you put Sophie in charge of booking sections of our "backpacking" adventure. Have a look at the photos of the bus seating arrangements…. Oh and the hotel room. It's more like “flash-packing”. Admittedly the free hotel upgrade to the presidential suite was a bit of an unplanned bonus!
... streets are quite picturesque & there are many churches including St John’s which she took us to first. It is a Lutheran church founded in the early 1200s & became the church of the Livonian Knights from Germany. The historic German presence is very clear in Riga as it was part of the Hanseatic League & Latvia has always been subject to pressures from Germany, Russia & Sweden each of which have been in ...
Our program for the day in Riga says 'various tours'. We start with a walk around the 'Quiet Centre' a neighborhood of embassies and upscale residences housed in beautiful Art Nouveau buildings dating from the beginning of the 20th century, some of the most decorative designed by Mikhail Eisenstein, father of Sergei the famous film director. Many came with wonderful histories that our local guide Julia shares with us.
The large five pavilion, for fish, meat, bread, ...
... The current building was constructed in the 1990’s. The building is adorned with numerous statues and ornaments.
- The Cat House. A mostly unremarkable house that features on the roof two cats with arched backs and raised tails. The owner of the house supposedly was at odds with members of a guild, the owner then pointed the rear ends of the cats towards the guilds building which was across the road. The cats ...
... the kind of group one would find at a wedding or office party, the atmosphere was nonetheless electric. A whole range of ages and nationalities, all sang and clapped along - young girls danced enthusiastically in front of the stage while old men stood smiling in silence sipping local beers.
Jack and I joined in, singing along with the best of them before quieting down to listen to a duet between a nervous looking, elderly clarinet player and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Centra Riga
My husband and I wanted to stay for six nights, could only handle two nights because the noise level at night was very high.
Great hotel except for street noise
The Centra is a great place to stay and is within easy walking distance from the bus station. The only caveat is that all of the rooms face the street and there is a considerable amount of street noise at odd hours, like 4 AM. It was somewhat tolerable however, since our sleeping schedule was a bit off. I would recommend the Centra as long as you have earplugs.
Nice hotel - just the clubs across the street-
We enjoyed the stay in Riga a lot.
Hotel is very centrally located, easy to reach from the airport (take public bus No.22 to stockman shopping center) and within walking distance of all attractions.
the only catch of this hotel: there is a very lively new club/bar across the street and the noice is quite extensive.
Opening the window is not very pleasant due to the noice. Ear plugs are recommended. If you don't need to open them, everything is okay.
It is hard to beat the Centra. Friendly serviceminded staff who looks after you, great rooms, tasty breakfast, the location in Old Town is unbeatable.
Beautiful and comfortable hotel, located in the centre of the city. Very friendly staff, fluent in english and german. Luxurious junior suite. Would have loved to stay there for my next trip but was fully booked already. Recommended.
Beautiful Baltic Treasure
What an amazing place. From arrival to departure the service was unbeatable - cheerful, well presented and quite charming. The room was great, located at the back of the hotel, with a great sense of privacy and refinement. For a standard room, the space was divided into many distinct areas, lounge, entrance, bedroom and bathroom. For a little Aussie boy, nothing beats a heated bathroom floor in the dead of winter. Would recommend this place to anyone, its very individual and stands alone from the standard higher end hotel. Try it, and love it.
Design Hotel in a superb location in Rigas old-town. Everything is Riga is in an easily walkable distance. Airport Pickup with a limo. Prices are VERY convenient (minibar beer: 1,50 LAT, Airport Pickup 9 LAT). Rooms are spacious with real art on the walls. The upper rooms in this 6-storey building have a nice view, too. Very nice (but not overwhelming) breakfast.
Staff was extremely nice and helpful and arranged everything for us. All in all we were extremely happy with this hotel and will choose it again in future Riga visits.
Great hotel for price and location! I used the hotel airport transfer service and it couldn't have been easier to get there. They had someone waiting for me at the airport and arrived at the hotel in a limo, all for only 9 Lats (about 18 dollars). Rooms are clean, sleek design, with original local art hanging in th room and public spaces.
Spent 3 days at Hotel Centra Riga in December and could not fault it. Excellent old town location on Audeju Iela just steps away from the State Opera, Freedom Monument, Central Market, St Peters, House of Blackheads and Museum of Occupation. In the surrounding area their are many bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Most sights in central Riga were within easy walking distance.
I used to stay at different hotels until I came across this little jewel. While other hotels offer either the ordinary hotel style furnishing (you know - the kind that is easily cleaned and looks the same all over the world) or sport design that could have pleased you grandmommy this hotel went a different way. The room are spacious (there are some smaller ones but then - this is a converted townhouse so the rooms of course cannot be all in the same size). What I like best is that the rooms have a modern style - but are not sterile. And you can access the internet from all rooms - a big plus with me. The staff always made a very professional impression. They are young and are always very helpful (when I once asked where I could find a swimming pool they called all swimming pools in Riga to get me the business hours and prices!). The breakfast is all right (allthough not above the average). The hotel is situated in the Old Town wich mean there is no traffic exept taxis and deliveries for the shops. So its rather quite. If you have a lot of luggage you will have to carry it from the entrance of the Old Town. I usually ask the hotel to arrange a pick up for me at the airport - so the taxi will take you right to the hotel door and you dont have to bother with the luggage. Nor with paying the driver because the hotel will arrange this for you and you just pay everything with the final bill. If you want some nightlife - some clubs and bars are just around the corner. If you fancy shopping - all the nice shops are right there. The big park is just a 4min walk away. For me this hotel is the only option and I whenever I go to Riga I stay there.