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If you’re here to marvel at the romance of R?ga’s architecture, then the Old Town, or Vecr?ga, probably offers the best places to stay in R?ga. Over 800 of its buildings are in the Art Nouveau, or Jugendstil, style and there are some beautifully intricate facades and ornate doorways and windows. If you’re here for a city break, to sample the experimental cuisine and famous nightlife, then the city centre or Centrs is probably the best place to stay in R?ga.

Vibrant R?ga, with her elegant Gothic spires and delightfully organic, Art Nouveau Old Town, is home to a third of Latvia’s population. And it’s quickly obvious why so many people want to live here. As well as her wonderful, Heritage Listed appearance, R?ga is bursting with new ideas and energy, from the modern art galleries to the zeitgeist-y restaurants and bars.

The small combed streets of the Old Town are where many of R?ga’s main sights can be found. The R?ga Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church - which dominates the skyline, the fun and life of the Central Market - housed in a line of old WW1 Zeppelin hangers, the Art Nouveau Museum and the Art Museum R?ga Bourse, the powerfully evocative Arsen?ls Exhibition Hall - built in the 1830s to store the weapons of the Tsar’s army, the multiple memorial statues and the wonderful old guildhalls and get houses.

And you’re almost as spoiled for choice when it comes to museums and monuments as you are when it comes to architecture here. There are also great markets, world class festivals and one of the most progressive, cosmopolitan foodie scenes in the Baltic region.

If you’re here for more than a few days you might want to explore a little way outside the centre of the city, beyond the green parkland of the Pils?tas kan?ls, the city’s old moat, beyond the Agenskalns and Tornakalns areas and the concrete residential blocks of the Soviet era, and the blueberry forests and sand dunes, to glamorous J?rmala with its white sandy beaches on the gulf of R?ga.

This city is growing in popularity as a tourist destination, so if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in R?ga, you'll need to get organised and book well ahead.

For a city break

  • The Dome Hotel & Spa is a gorgeous five star hotel with has just 15 boutique style rooms. The decor is a blend of modernist and traditional and there’s a great spa, afantastic seafood restaurant and a rooftop wine bar.

For romance

  • Grand Palace Hotel has 56 elegant, five star bedrooms - some of palatial standards, plus a rooftop bar, a choice of restaurants and a gym.
  • The Hotel Neiburgs is an elegant hotel with 55 rooms, some with kitchenettes. The decor is sophisticated and there’s a lovely library, and an excellent restaurant and spa.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in R?ga for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in R?ga, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

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  • Hotel Neiburgs Riga 55 rooms from £82

    City Style
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Sights nearby  -  Riga Cathedral, House of Blackheads, Small Guild Hall, Great Guild Hall.
    Restaurant  -  The restaurant specialises in Eastern European cuisine.
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    A charming Five Star boutique. Elegant rooms, some with kitchenettes, combine modern lines with sophisticated furnishings. Lovely library area, excellent restaurant, and spa. A stylish choice in Riga's Old Town. See More

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  • Hotel Bergs Riga 37 rooms from £111

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located to access many of Riga's restaurants, shops and cultural attractions.
    Local markets  -  Get a real sense of Riga in the Central Market - the largest market in Europe.
    Great walks  -  Take a walk around the Art Nouveau district.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    A chic boutique hotel in the heart of historic Riga. Smart suites offer ample space, fabulous views across the city from the floor to ceiling windows and luxurious bathrooms. Featuring an indulgent spa, summer terrace, gourmet restaurant and gym. The ideal base while you explore the city. See More

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  • Grand Palace Hotel Riga 56 rooms from £134

    City Style
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Sights nearby  -  Riga Castle, Three Brothers.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    Five Star elegance in Riga's Old Town. Palatial rooms and suites in creams and blues, wonderful restaurants and roof top bar, good fitness facilities. A romantic spot close to all the main attractions, family friendly too. See More

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  • Dome Hotel & Spa Riga 15 rooms from £141

    Roof terrace  -  Lovely roof top wine bar.
    City Style
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Spa breaks
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantGardenPet friendlyParking

    A gorgeous Five Star urban boutique. Stylish rooms and suites combine modernist lines with traditional materials to create clean but cosy spaces. Fantastic fish restaurant and roof top wine bar, extensive spa, and walking distance to all the attractions. See More

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