Kolonna Hotel Riga
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsKolonna Hotel Riga
Would have got 5 stars from us except we got the last room which was smoking and we are not. The hotel is right in the center of UNESCO old town, great music unless you are a light sleeper. Staff were great.
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Hi everyone, we've got a bit behind (having lots of fun/wearing ourselves out) so there'll be some updates coming over the next couple of days. On Sunday morning, before leaving Riga, we had a relaxed breakfast with our host family, including Sandthorn jam (made from the apparently common little yellow berries of the sandthorn) followed by a leisurely walk along the river right by their apartment block. The river is wide, with a promenade alongside, ...
... of religious artwork. The walking tour ended on the outskirts of the old town in a park. Apparently when the city wall came down there had been some debate as to what to do with the land. It was eventually decided that the moat should be kept and turned into a little river around the outskirts of the old town and where the wall once stood was turned into a park which also circles the city.
After calling back in at the hostel for a quick lunch and a much ...
... we made introductions and ended up wandering around the city together, photographing and chatting. He's an interesting guy, a freelance locksmith who studied furniture restoration and who was on a three month motorcycle trip around Eastern Europe. We walked around exploring the Old Town for a while, and then grabbed dinner and drinks and had some really good conversation about travel and politics and philosophy that was the perfect distraction that I needed right then.
... Jakob's, had its bell placed outside of the steeple because people had to hear it from very far away. It was to be rung in case of emergencies. Legend has it that it would also always be rung if an unfaithful wife walked by. Toms said that never happens, so there must be no unfaithful wives in Riga. But on one of his tours once, the bell did ring as he passed by with his group, so he decided not to tell this story so he wouldn't get a heart-attack.
... back to Liva's apartment I was struck with jetlag and slept for 3 hours until we went to dinner to celebrate Dennis's birthday. Dennis is the brother of Liva's host mom in the United States. They were visiting Liva as well to celebrate the Midsummers Festival and to spend time with Liva and her family. We went with Liva's mother and boyfriend to a restaurant along the river. I used the Latvian that Liva and others had taught me to introduce myself and I have to say that it felt ...