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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.
- The Centra Hotel is perfectly positioned in the Old Town, within walking distance of many of this city’s main attractions. There are 27 simple, contemporary rooms and a very nice cafe.
- 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.
For great value
- The Old City Boutique Hotel is a charming boutique hotel with 65 rooms divided into two parts, the traditional and the contemporary. Between is a lovely central atrium. There’s plenty of living space and you’re at the heart of things. Rooms start from less than £50 per night.
Best Hotels in Riga
Old City Boutique Hotel Riga 65 rooms from AU$90City StyleSights nearby - Latvia National Opera, the Russian Theatre, Riga Dome Cathedral and the House of Blackheads on Town Hall Square.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Hotel Neiburgs Riga 55 rooms from AU$154City Style5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Sights nearby - Riga Cathedral, House of Blackheads, Small Guild Hall, Great Guild Hall.Lively - Hip and happening.
Centra Hotel Riga 27 rooms from AU$163Value chicSights nearby - Monument of Freedom, National Opera House, Dome Catedral, City Council and Parliament.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - CN Traveller
Hotel Bergs Riga 37 rooms from AU$209Local 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
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
Dome Hotel & Spa Riga 15 rooms from AU$293Roof terrace - Lovely roof top wine bar.Spa breaks5* Luxury - Very high service standards.City Style
Gallery Park Hotel & Spa Riga (Centra rajons) 24 rooms from AU$285Local exploring - Located in the historic centre of Riga, close to the Art Nouveau district, Old City and the finest museums and galleries.Romantic Break - Perfect for a romantic citybreak- elegant suites, excellent service, fine dining and pampering spa.Foodies - The award winning restaurant serves stunning creative cuisine paired with exclusive wines.Sights nearby - The Latvian National Theatre, Nativity of Christ Cathedral and the Latvian National Opera are all within a few minutes walk.
An elegant and sophisticated hotel in the heart of Riga. Large opulent rooms boast classical furnishings, antiques and valuable artworks. The award winning restaurant Renomme serves delicious French cuisine. A chic bar, spa, pool and gym for relaxation. Its a grand affair. See More
Grand Palace Hotel Riga 56 rooms from AU$3495* Luxury - Very high service standards.City StyleSights nearby - Riga Castle, Three Brothers.Local markets - Good for local colour.