Konventa Seta Hotel
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... 8211; no hands of course. Each grape they ate, they had to call out a ‘sweet’ name for the other. Then there was the pot crushing, songs, and lastly the final walk into the hall.
Dinner was self service. Our tables were loaded up with potatoes, bbq’d chicken and meats, salads, and vegetables. We were also loaded up with alcohol. Several bottles of vodka, wiskey, and wine were left on the tables, and we were all given shot glasses – there was ...
... in Latvia. The first I heard about Latvia was in the newspaper years ago, that a group on a british stag party were caught ******* on a statue. I'm lucky that my hostel, the Naughty Squirrel, bans stag parties - I was going to choose the other hostel, Friendly Franks, and lucky I didn't, because that's the stag party place. Only once did I encounter one of these types - during the day, two fat brits, looking in their thirties, chest-hair sticking out of ...
... other one of which is the oldest brick construction in Riga. It is so cool because of their total difference in such a tight space. Right next door is St. Jacob's Church, where I was pleased to hear the organ being played, so i took a break there and enjoyed the coolness of the building and the great music being played.
The day was still young so I ventured out to explore part of the "First Walk", especially the Riga Dome, the ...
... full 7 hour trip to Sigulda – the Switzerland of Latvia. This costs €71. A shuttle bus ran between the ship and the city centre for a cost of €8 return. The centre was approximately 15-20 minutes by bus. Not having had time to venture in to the gym during our voyage so far, and unlikely to do so for the remainder, we both decided that the walk would do us good.
After about an hour, the dusty and potted holed dock road split into 2 dusty ...
Labdien! wow! After a six-hour flight I am back, hmm...not really, 'cause I have to spend the whole day in Riga waiting for my bus to Grodno. Anyway, I will try to enjoy it: have some food in Lido, finally go to the Occupation museum, drink a happy-hour cocktail ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Konventa Seta Hotel Riga
Location, location , location
Great hotel , great location..
In the heart of the Old town...
Very clean....seperate buildings means noise is kept to a minimal...
This is a 3 star hotel, but has definite aspirations!. We loved the location - in a very central setting, and handy for everything. The setting is quaint - it was a former convent and is surrounded by lovely courtyards and buildings, and just over the road from St Peters (best view of the city 2 lats per person - 1 lat = £1 GBP). The staff were tremendously helpful, and went into great detail (all accurate) when asked for directions by bus to the Riga Motor Museum - well worth the trip by the way.
We stayed in a terrific hotel in the centre of Riga, the Konventa Seta. The rooms, location, breakfast, staff and services were all excellent. Our room had a simply wonderful view of the Old Town. I would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Riga.
I spent 3 nights at the Konventa Seta as part of a group (Elderhostel). It was a very pleasant experience. The hotel is actually several buildings (6?) in a compound that has been beautifully restored. The exteriors remain virtually original but the interiors have been nicely modernized. My room in the "main" building was on the top floor (2 elevators, slowwwww) and had sloping "attic" ceilings on one side but so high that it didn't interfere. Original beams mixed with modernist Scandinavian-style furnishings, wonderfully comfortable bed and modern bathroom (small and functional). Others in our group in a different 2-floor building complained they didn't have an elevator, however.
We stayed in Konventa Seta in mid-June for 3 nights. Our room was quite big double room and it was clean and comfortable if a little too dimly lit. Nothing fancy, but you wouldn't even expect that from a 3-star hotel. Our room was on the kaleju iela side of the hotel, which made it noisy at night as we had to keep the windows open because it was so warm and the hotel doesn't have aircon.
A hotel with history
I had a great suite with my own cooker! Overall the rooms were comfortable if a bit plain. The staff were very good and the breakfast was excellent (go for the smoked fish). The location, right in the middle of the historic part of town was ideal but then Riga is quite small and nowhere is too far away.
We stayed here 15 to 18 February 2005.
I stayed there with my parents 27-29 Nov 04. We chose a superior suite. This hotel is right in the middle of the old city, within walking distance of all the major attractions.
Stayed 5 nights 08-13 November, 2004. Friendly, efficient Front desk staff.
My room, on top (4th) floor, overlooked rooftops and St Peter's Church Spire, and though it was rather bland (White walls, no artwork), it was immaculate and functional. Breakfast buffet each morning was varied and plentiful.
Walked to many museums, The Opera House, Shopping areas, Central Market, etc. which made the city seem more village-like. Had a terrific stay here.
Find yourself in the middle of Riga - close to everything - even a drug store and McDonald's. The centre of Riga leaves you with a sort of comfort like coming home after a number of years abroad. Still Riga's got app. 800,000 inhabitants - but not in the neighbourhood of Konventa Seta. All my recommendations to especially the placing of this hotel - but don't use the hotel restaurant if you are more than hungry - you can get much more for your money in one of the many cozy restaurants in Riga. enjoy your stay!