Travel Blogs from Riga
... to discover :) and prices for europeans seemed to really good. If want to stay nearby look for Regis park (3min by foot) or Mercure hotel - on the same street. May be nex time will go to Bandung in Java island, where all major brandeded factories are with outlet stores.
As I tried to have as light backpack as possibile, did not manage below 10kg on my way to Indonesia and on my way back it was ...
... to death or moved to working camps in Soviet communal camps or Nazi factories. It was never a happy ending during these years and the Latvians have only just started to get back on their feet.
Exploring Latvia’s past gave me more insight into their current social behaviours and culture, because of all the people movements to different areas of the old Soviet Union and Germany during the occupation days, Latvia has ended up with a bicultural society of almost ...
... step foot out the front door. Of course, things don’t always go according to plan, e.g. my almost missing the train out of Moscow, but at least there is a plan and I am so thankful that the days of arriving in a strange town with nothing but a guide book and map and high hopes in front of me are gone! Definitely have gotten too old and arthritic for that! But I can smile fondly when I see a young couple in backpacks with ...
... of when the Soviet's controlled Latvia. The museum was really interesting and I learnt a great deal about what they suffered through and more about the Baltic States in general, I spent hours in this small museum just reading everything I could. It has been my favourite educational museum so far.
After the museum we headed to lunch in town before just walking the streets, there was not much else to see in the town that we hadnt ...
... five languages fluently. Yeah - just like me. ;) Tour of the "Old Town" that had buildings as old as from the 1200s.....just something we don't have in the United States. I'll post pics later - but - if you EVER have the chance to stop through Tallinn- do it. It's like a fairy tale....old buildings that survived the teset of time/wars. One item that was eye-opening - the tour guide mentioned twice that she expects another revolution someday because of the unrest in ...
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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