Wellton Elefant Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWellton Elefant Hotel Riga
Elephants never forget, and like the elephants we should probably never return to the Elefant hotel. It is certainly very presentable but sending us to an uncleaned room leaves a bad taste, as did the breafast. But they did give us vouchers for the stuff up, and champagne and chocolate.
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Woke up at 5.30am, got organised. Reception organised a taxi. Lovely old guy who said a lot of things that we didn't quite get. Bus station wasn't far away, it was €7 for the taxi ride. Lux Express Bus left exactly on time at 7am. We were right in the back in the posh seats. It was like business class in an airplane, just without the …
... then began to walk along the shore. It was great to see a beach without all the crowds and without endless rows of restaurants and sunbeds everywhere. In fact, we only saw one restaurant on the entire beach. We'd certainly picked a good day to go to the beach, with the sun shining and the weather much warmer (and drier) than the day before. We stopped to have a go on the swings for a bit and then left the beach to see some of the town. It is said to be one of the ...
... former Gardener's House there is an exhibit on the Liv tribe. Many artefacts have been found about the property rethe life and times of the oldest known Latvians.
The castle itself was last up. There was a tower to climb for the less than satisfactory views. Other lower wings had good exhibits about prison life, the church, guards and the like.
Left after 1645 for the final push to Riga. A video on the country gave us a sense of what we will ...
... t so flat at all!
Which makes Latvia an even better biking country than The Netherlands... in theory.
Sport or transport?
In practice, though, it is just as difficult to get round on a bicycle as in, say, Vienna. Difficult, though not impossible. It's nice to see that many people actually own a bike, and use it for everyday transport, rather than just sport or play. And it's also nice to see that bicycle shops sell ...
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