Travel Blogs from Riga
· Day cream 50ml for two
· Soap & sponge (as lighter that shower gel). One bar enough for a moth for two J
· Shampoo 100ml enough for month for two conditioner or similar
· Razor for shaving
· Sunburn rescue foam or gel
· Face cleaning foam – efficient and enough!
... working well for the area. Latvia only gained independence in 1991 from 51 years of occupation from both the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. We found out more on this illegal occupation of their land whilst visiting the Museum of Occupation that focussed on the years when Latvia was taken over and no longer recognised as an independent state. Like the other Baltic countries, Latvia was taken over by the USSR Soviet Union in 1940, it then was able to rid itself of ...
... so, the cliques tend to be set in stone a bit.
Before we set off for Riga, we have an organised walking tour of the old city in Tallinn, conducted by a local guide. The locals seem to have a real set against both the Germans and the Russians. You have to be attentive to some of the subtler comments, or you may miss it. "Please don't follow that group - they are German tourists, and there is nothing that they will look at down that laneway that we would ...
... As we passed through the Swedish Gates, the tour guide explained how the Parliament in Latvia functioned. The members are apparently elected every four years and there are at least 40 parties (all seemingly with “new” in the name: New Road, New Era, New Party, etc.). Our tour guide jokingly concluded that for every two Latvians there are three political parties.
The tour ended at a modern monument in the shape of a pyramid dedicated to the freedom from ...
... Then there was some songs, the lowering of a flag, and at about midday the celebration was over. It was a beautiful day, so many of us relaxed on the grass, eating watermelon.
Latvia has a raw food restaurant. It opened in April and is called Raw Garden – 12 Skolas Iela. It was pretty expensive I think, and portion sizes weren’t nearly big enough. However, the raw pizza tasted amazing. So Latvia is now more evolved than Australia, as ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Metropole Hotel Riga
With so many good comments may be I was expecting too much so Im quite disappointed.
My girlfriend and I spend a weekend in Riga, Latvia in early December at the hotel Metropole. The hotel was easy to get to, we chose to take the bus from the airport which was far cheaper than a taxi, and very accessible.
Stayed for 4 nights in this superbly located hotel, adjacent to the old town, bus and railway station. Stayed in a 2nd floor room at the front of the hotel but no problems with noise from the trams and passing traffic. Although it was snowing outside and bitterly cold at times the hotel room was warm and duvet thick enough! Room was great but although bathrooms are good they are not quite up to UK 4 star standards. Buffet breakfast was excellent with a wide choice from egg and bacon to cheesecake. Staff were helpful and friendly and prices although higher than some other bars in town were still good value. Riga is a terrific place to stay with plenty of places to see and an excellent tram system at only 20 pence per journey! Lots of bars, restaurants, cafes near the hotel which provide good food at very good prices. I intend to go back again as soon as possible and would certainly stay in this hotel again.
Great Hotel in Riga
We spent 11 days at the hotel. The room was spacious, clean and faced the interior courtyard. It was very quiet and peaceful at night. The hotel employees were very helpful and courteous. The breakfast buffet was fresh and extensive. The location was ideal. It was close to the market, opera house, major tram and bus connections, and the old city of Riga. The business center had free connection to the internet. We highly recommed this hotel.
I recently stayed at the Metropole in Latvia. It is in a great location, very central for both the modern shopping centre and the old town plus very local for buses/trams and 5 mins to train station. It was my first time in Riga and I really recommend the city and the people.
Impressive interior and great bloody mary!
This is a central hotel that is very good value. I opted for a double room single occupancy at around £50 pn. It is a bit noisy at the front but ok in winter and you get used to the trams. These can rattle the whole building sometimes.
Has a complimentary sauna and internet room with printers.
As for the duvet, yes the bed only has one but the wardrobe has plenty of spares.
Would use again.
Good Value & location
Hotel Motropole is located at corner of Old Town. There is tram goes around the corner. If your room is facing the tram tracks, it can be noisy. The included buffet brakefast is a lot better than hotel Latvia.
There are 2 computers with Ineternet connection on the 5th floor. They are connected to a laser printer. If you have a Notebook PC with LAN cable, there is hub for it. Stockman supermarket is across the street. Open Market and railway station is less 10 minutes walking.
Great value hotel in central location
great hotel in the city center of riga, easy to reach from the airport, just a stone-throw away from the main train station. nice staff, very good breakfast buffet. rooms spacious, clean and quite
Hotel was nice, but duvet was too small for the double bed, only a single bed duvet, weather was warm so we survived, but I would not like to try
it in the winter