No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Riga
... for use in the winter months. She also told us that a traditional Christmas dish is pigs nose and tails! Such a shame I won't be here for Christmas....
We than saw a wooden church and our guide explained that back in the day when there were walls around the city all houses within had to be made of wood. This was so that if the city was ever under attack the houses could be burnt down and the fighting could take place. One day this plan backfired though ...
DAY 8 ..... Tuesday, May 27th ..... Riga
Today is our first experience in Eastern Europe and the old Soviet Empire.
What a surprise ... the preconceived notion of this 'area' is of cold concrete buildings ... but of course we forget that there was a time before the Russian revolution.
Riga has a beautiful and compact Old Medieval Town on the banks for the River ...
... It looked very run down. We arrived in Riga at 11.30am. The man who took our luggage from the bus lead us to the booking office of the Lux Express. The lady could not offer us a bus to Siauliai. She told us where to go for tickets but when we looked confused she came with us and we got our tickets booked. It was €10 taxi ride to the Elefant hotel. We skirted the old town and crossed a bridge. At the Elefant it was 12noon and first comment we had ...
... the most moving and interesting was the visit to the Museum of the Occupation (1940-1991). Latvia was NOT the place to be during those years. Stalin made an agreement with Herr Hitler allowing the Russians to invade Latvia in1940, Herr Hitler broke said agreement and invaded Latvia in 1941 then Stalin's army re-invaded (liberated?) Latvia and forcefully and ruthlessly occupied Latvia until perestroika kicked in in ...
... Kind of sad that it's still like that in this day and age.
First night we were in the city, we went to a shopping mall nearby to change some money into Latvian lats. Because it was raining, we walked around in the mall, that was not a brilliant idea. Six dresses later, we head out into the pouring rain to get back to the hotel for dinner. I'm afraid it soon will be time for us to ditch our backpacks for roll-ons so that poor Pierre doesn't have ...
Other places to stay in Riga
Elizabetes 55, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $127
- Excellent Hotel
- Good hotel, nice view
- GOOD HOTEL - BEAUTIFUL BAR- AWFUL STAFF!!!
Kugu 24, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Wonderful Hotel
- Above average, but location could be better
- Good hotel...depending on what room you get
Elizabetes Street 73, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $140
Slokas 1, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $58
20 Kipsalas St, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $71
33 Dzirnavu , Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $90
- Fab Hotel
- Loved this hotel
- Brilliant Hotel and Location
Raunas St 44, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $31
Kalnciema Street 90, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $54
Brivibas 199c, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $45
9 / 11 Kaleju st, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $67
- Location, location , location
- Great Location, excellent hotel
- Great hotel, great city
70 Kaleju Street, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $98
Raina Blvd 33, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $91
Jersikas 1, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $31
Pulkveza Brieza 11, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $73
- Lovely hotel
- Great Choice!
- An enjoyable break
Reimersa Street 1, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $130
K. Valdermara Iela 23, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $90
7 Elijas street, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Krisjana Barona iela 12 , Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $88
- Gut und schlecht
- Good and bad
- Great Breakfast and staff, shame about the single beds
Sofijas 8, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $32
36 / 38 Aspazijas Blvd , Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- Little Sweden
- Excellent city break
- Superb location
Elizabetes Street 21, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $101
Gertrudes Str 70, Riga | 4 star hotelfrom $57
Slokas 49, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $52
Pils Street 12, Riga | 5 star hotelfrom $256
Bruninieku 6, Riga | 3 star hotelfrom $41
6 JÄÅa iela, Riga | Hotelfrom $37