PK Riga Hotel
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... snow was falling in large flakes. We had no idea where the snow could be coming from. There wasn't even wind that could maybe blow loose snow from roofs or trees.
We had a short wait in the bus station before our giant yellow bus pulled up. We boarded with no problem and took our preselected seats at the back. This bus had 63 seats on it plus a bathroom. It was a monster bus. The ride took about 4 hours including a passport check ...
... what happened during the wars, it was really interesting to read the honest Latvian perspective. I think I spent a couple of hours there reading all the information.
Back at the hostel I had some new roommates, an american who was travelling with a couple more friends, another American and an Italian. Along with the two German girls, we all decided to go out on the pub crawl organised by the hostel. It was a good night ...
We arrived in to Riga and were greeted by our Couchsurfing host Janis, who took us straight to the beach for a game of football with a couple of his pals. Never would have imagined Latvia had nice beaches, but they are so nice that the area is flooded with Russians in the summer who have built grotesque footballer style mansions along the coast.
We got on really well with Janis and he convinced us to stay a third night so he could take us for a Friday night out in Riga.
... I was heading in, the walk was taking longer than I had imagined it and nothing was looking familiar. Consulting my map wasn’t really practical in the rain, so I just trusted my judgement and kept walking.
Eventually I found my way to the Old Town and found the Museum. Sav was there and he told that there was still about 15-20 minutes before opening time. I killed the time by taking another wander around the town, as it was wet there were ...
... that today. The border crossing was as uneventful as presumed and shortly after passing it (around 10 PM) we started looking for a truck stop to sleep at. We found a really nice roadside motel with cheap beads and really cheap food. Tomorrow will be a long day, at least 10 hours driving is planned and we want to be crossing into Ukraine before the day is over. Now I need some sleep to, the others are sawing timber ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews PK Riga Hotel
Just returned from a two night stay at the Domina Inn. Lovely hotel, we were lucky to get upgraded for free to a suite which was fantastic.
Hotel staff were friendly and keen to assist you. Breakfast at the hotel was of a good standard with plenty of choice.
Only a short walk from the Old Town. Disappointed in the quality of food in places we went but maybe we were unlucky.
I was expecting Riga to be very busy at nightime, however the streets were deserted most of the time but this was midweek so maybe weekends are busier.
All in all a pleasant stay and I would recommend this hotel to anybody going to Riga.
I booked Domina Inn after reading the reviews on this site and I'm glad I did. What do we look for in a hotel? I would argue comfort, cleanliness and location would be high on most peoples lists. Domina Inn excels at all of these. The hotel is spotlessly clean, the beds incredibly comfortable and the location ideal for sight seeing in Riga. The reception staff speak English very well and go out of their way to help. The breakfast caters for many different tastes: traditional English, continental, Latvian and other combinations that you might fancy such as scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. There was one criticism on this site about the size of the rooms. We stayed in a standard room and found that the size was acceptable to us - in fact no real difference to an average sized 4 star hotel room in the UK. However we did find a big difference in the cost - 69€ per night for the two of us including breakfast! We considered this to be great value.
An enjoyable break
We have recently returned from a weekend break in the Domina Inn, Riga (Sat - Tues). The hotel was both clean and tastefully decorated. The staff spoke good English and were willing to offer assistance and honest advice at all times. On the down side we felt the room was very small and cramped and the bar prices very expensive. These increased when the 'live !?!' musician played.
Riga's Old Town is close by (10/15 min walk). It is a beautiful and interesting place with lots to see and do. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend it.
Got back yesterday from 3 nights in Riga staying at the Domina Inn, stayed Mon-Thurs. The hotel itself is very nice and is very clean, nicely decorated and the staff are all very helpful and speak good english.
High standard modern hotel with friendly staff, comfortable rooms & good bathroom with nice shower and underfloor heating.
The Domina Inn is situated in a quiet area slightly outside the centre of the Old Town, but a short stroll through a couple of beautiful parks gets you there in no time, or a taxi ride will only cost a few Lats.
Great value for money - overall very impressed with hotel and would recommend.
sorry, but I expected more. The room was mini mini mini. Never seen such a small hotel room before. Telephones does not work. TV not really. OK it is clean and new, but there are a lot new hotels in riga. City is nice, hotel in walking distance to old town.
I for myself and my husband, too were disappointed. Breakfast ok.
We used trip advisor to source a hotel. We were in Riga for 3 days. This hotel was excellent in terms of value for money and comfort. The staff were friendly and helpful. They could speak English. We booked a superior double room.
Location - it's about a 10 minute walk from the Old Town, situated in a nice safe area with an incredibly cheap, well stocked supermarket about 4 doors along the road. Some good places to eat nearby, and the hotel restaurant is highly recommended for dinner! If you don't fancy the walk into the Old Town, buses run every few minutes from right outside the door - dirt cheap too! Buy the ticket on board - 20 centimes per journey (approx 20p) Hotel is in a beautiful old building, completely renovated, everything looks brand new, very modern design.
Domina Inn Riga is a new Hotel that has opened in April 2005. It's located just north of the Old Town (easy and safe walk, or No 19 trolleybus for 0.20 Lats) in an upmarket area (many foreign embassies are nearby). Grocery shops, restaurants etc. are nearby, including a 24/7 grocery just across the street.