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The hotel industry in Riga, like Riga itself, has come a long way in ten years. No more are you stuck with a choice between one or two bad and ugly Intourist hotels. These days, you have dozens of good options. CITY PAPER has found that the selection of high-class hotels is especially good. There is also now a better selection of mid- and low-priced accommodations.
       Riga hotels below are not categorized strictly according to cost. In some cases, levels of comfort and convenience are also considered.

High End  Mid Range   Bed&Breakfast  Low Budget                  On the Cheap  Spa Hotels  

High End

Ainavas (Landscape): (J-2) Peldu 23, tel. 781-4316, fax 781-4317; A truly lovely boutique hotel where the managers’ selfproclaimed motto is put guests in a good mood, and keep them in one. A friendly staff is the right start; the dimly lit denlike lobby bar (complete with roaring fireplace) also helps. But it’s the rooms, each with a different nature theme, that really get guests cheery. Ainavas has wonderful breakfasts, too, that vary every morning. A double is 174 €.  

Centra: (I-3) Audçju 1, tel. 722-6441, fax 750-3281; A very well located hotel; it’s right next to two of the capital’s most picturesque landmarks, the St. John’s and St. Peter’s churches. The design is minimalist, with a light, lovely Italian touch. Rooms on the upper floors have great views. Free wifi in all rooms. Doubles start at around 91 €.

Albert Hotel: (E-4) Dzirnavu 33, tel. 733-1717; A brand new hotel in the heart of Riga named for none other than Albert Einstein (well, also Albert Street is nearby and there was a Bishop Albert). Albert boasts everything modern—plasma screen TVs in each of its 246 rooms, free WiFi. Rooms have a Nordic, practical touch—no frou-frou chintz, just good design—and each holds words by Albert Einstein (example: “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere”). Albert also has a library on the ground floor (in its Bestsellers restaurant) and an 11th floor Star Lounge with excellent views. Doubles from 95-150 euros, depending on the season. 

Domina Inn Riga: (B-3) Pulkveţa Brieţa 11/13, tel. 763-1800, fax 763-1808; This hotel opened in April 2005, so the jury is still out. However, Domina Hotels in the other Baltic states are well thought of, so we imagine this one will be a success. 110 rooms in a central location. Domina Inn offers high-speed internet connections in every room—something not easy to find in Riga hotels. Standard double is 140 €.

Grand Palace: (H-1) Pils 12, in the old city; tel. 704-4000, fax 704-4001;  Class with a capital C. You can literally feel it in the air at this luxurious, impeccable hotel. The Grand Palace is located on a quiet cobblestoned street amidst many of the most beautiful buildings, squares and churches in Riga; the president’s castle office is also just a stone’s throw away. The lounge bar and two restaurants here are gorgeous, and all the rooms offer top-class comfort. A standard double is around 240 €.  

Gutenbergs: (H-2) Dome square (Doma laukums) 1, in the very hub of the old city; tel. 781-4090, fax 750-3326;  This hotel, named after the 15th century German printmaster Johann Gutenberg, is located in what was one of the first publishing houses in the Baltic states. Rich, 19th-century decor, with a spectacular roof-top garden that opens in the summer months. It has the full range of high-call hotel services. A single room is around 100 €; a double is around 115 €.  

Hotel Bergs: (C-4) Elizabetes 83/85, tel. 777-0900, fax 777-0940;  Hotel Bergs is recommended by Condé Nast Johansens European & The Mediterranean Hotel Guide 2007. It is elegant yet understated. Most of the spacious suites and luxury apartments have kitchenettes and a few have fireplaces. The owners descend from the prominent pre-war Bergs family, portraits of whom grace the walls. Room prices range from 175 to 339 €—which is reasonable given the breathtaking quality  

Man-Tess: (H-4) Teâtra 6, in the old city; tel. 721-6056, fax 782-1249;  A small, classy hotel. The lobby is done up with Greek columns, trees and live parrots. You have to cross a goldfish pond to get to the elevator. The rooms are some of the most delightfully designed in Riga. All are different; no prefab, cookie-cutter rooms here. Man-Tess also has an attic conference room that is among the coziest you’ll find. It is pricey, but staying here is a major treat. Double: 130 €.  

Maritim Park Hotel Riga: (E-1) Slokas 1, across the Daugava River and on the edge of the Uzvaras park; tel. 706-9000, fax 706-9001;  An outstanding hotel. From the outside, the excellent Park Hotel has something of the look of a Deco building along a Miami beach. Park Hotel is owned by the German Maritim hotel chain. Especially given the high room quality, prices are quite good: starting from 115 € for a double. They also have very good, conference facilities, with a newly opened extension, the most spacious in Riga. Try their great 11th floor restaurant, Bellevue, or the Park Restaurant on the first floor. Fitness center, sauna and Turkish bath, too.  

Metropole: (I-4) Aspazijas 36/38, near the train station; tel. 722-5411, fax 721-6140;  Established in 1871, the Metropole is literally the oldest hotel located in the oldest part of Riga. Completely renovated in 1992, this landmark four-star hotel has added modern amenities (wifi, too) without spoiling its unique history. In the 1930s, the hotel was purportedly the hub of Western and Soviet espionage. You can almost see James Bond sipping a martini at the bar. Rooms are impeccable with a Scandinavian touch. Close to the old town and opera. Double starts at 85 €.    

Park OK Hotel: Mazâ Nomentu 43, tel. 780-4860, fax 780-4861;  Hotel in a luxurious 19th century mansion about 4 km from the city center. The building sits in the middle of a park. Suites here are spacious and manoresque. Prices, shocking for many no doubt, start from around 510 €.  

Radisson SAS Daugava Hotel: (D-2) Kuěu 24, tel. 706-1111, fax 706-1100;  The Radisson SAS Daugava is situated on the bank of the Daugava River with sweeping views of the lovely old city. This is one of the very best hotels in the Baltics—and it only seems to get better with time. Among the amenities here are two excellent restaurants and a bar. It also has a good fitness center and swimming pool. The Radisson’s conference facilities are some of the best in Riga, and they have been the site of a number of world-class meetings. Double rooms start at about 140 €—the hotel frequently has special rates and deals. 

Reval Hotel Latvija: (C-4) Elizabetes 55, tel. 777-2222, fax 777-2221;  The long awaited rejuvenation of the Hotel Latvija—once the epitome of Intourist inhospitality—finally happened in early 2001. Many rooms have breathtaking views of the nearby old city. Fitness center, restaurants, casino, beauty salons and much more. Excellent location, smack dab in the middle of Riga and also next to a lovely park. Try their breathtaking Skyline Bar, the Esplanâde restaurant, and their Voodoo nightclub downstairs. Double: 135 €.  

Reval Hotel Rîdzene: (C-4) Reimersa 1, tel. 732-4433, fax 732-2600; If there is a hotel that is a physical representation of the dramatic changes in Latvia, this is it. Once a quintessential Soviet hotel (it was also shot at during a 1991 Soviet crackdown), it is now one of the finest in the country. Elegant, classy and quite expensive; around 200 € for a double. This was one of the first five-star hotels in the region, and it definitely deserves the rating. There’s a strong Scandinavian flavor to the hotel, but also a strong sense of Latvian design—for which Riga is becoming so well known. They also have one of the finest restaurants in Riga, called Pyramid. 

Rîga: (H-4) Aspazijas 22, tel. 704-4224, fax 704-4223;  A leading hotel for over 100 years, Hotel Riga survived the entirety of the 20th century and is improving quality all the time. Fantastic location, on the very edge of the old city and across the street from the Latvian National Opera. Ask for a room facing the park and opera house. Even though it’s centrally located, it’s quiet. A standard double is some 135 €.  

Hotel de Rome: (H-3) Kaďíu iela 28, near the Freedom Monument; tel. 708-7600, fax 708-7606;  Right on the edge of the old town, Hotel de Rome’s location is hard to beat. Its facade isn’t the prettiest in town, but the interior and rooms are done in fine taste—the hotel is decorated with modern art and furniture from the owner’s private collection. For the most comfortable luxury, treat yourself to a stay in their presidential suite. Wifi available in every room. A double’s 166 €.

Conference Hotel TOMO: Raunas 44, tel. 787 0787, fax 787 0777,  Conference Hotel TOMO: Raunas 44, tel. 787 0787, fax 787 0777, (15 minutes from center on no. 17 trolley) Don’t look for high style, rather no frills, clean practicality. Fifteen minutes outside of the city though brings you free guarded parking, something not easy to come by in Riga. Hotel is ideal for those conferencing on a budget. Conference facilities for 200. 65-78 € for a standard double, depending on the season. Tomo, by the way, happens to mean something in Japanese, though the name comes from owner’s dog. And you gotta love a man who would name his hotel after his dog.

Middle Range

Avitar: (A-5) Valdemâra 127, tel. 736-4444, fax 736-4988,  Located a few kilometers from the city center. Rooms are clean and adequate for the price. A double is 63 €. 

Best Western Hotel Mâra: (D-2) Kalnciema 186, a 15-minute drive from Riga’s center, two minutes from the airport; tel. 770-2718, fax 770-2708;  A very good mid-range hotel. Sparkling clean; faultless service. Considering its proximity to the airport, it’s surprisingly quiet. The main problem is finding it: keep your eyes peeled at the turnoff to the airport; the Mâra is behind the trees 100 meters from the turnoff. A double is some 85 €. 

Centra: (I-3) Audçju 1, tel. 722-6441, fax 750-3281;  A very well located hotel; it’s right next to two of the capital’s most picturesque landmarks, the St. John’s and St. Peter’s churches. The design is minimalist, with a light, lovely Italian touch. Rooms on the upper floors have great views. Doubles start at around 91 €. 

City Hotel Bruňinieks (Knight): (B-4) Bruňinieku 6, tel. 731-5140, fax 731-4310;;  a 15-minute walk from the city center. Recently renovated and now larger than it used to be. Minimalist decor, good ISDN lines. Double: 75 €. 

ElizaBetes Nams: (B-3) Elizabetes 27, tel. 750-9292, fax 750-9291;  This is a lovely boutique hotel in a 1920s wooden building in the heart of a celebrated Jugendstil quarter. Each Scandinavian-quality room has been lovingly designed and is distinct from the others. This place lacks some of the big-hotel services, but that is integral to its charm: it is classy, even though it almost has the feel of a larger B&B. There’s a small bar by the lobby, with a fireplace—and excellent breakfasts are served in a quaint downstairs room. Good value for your money; you can almost certainly not go wrong coming here. Double: some 95 €. 
Felicia Hotel: Stirnu 32b, tel. 759-9942, fax 754-8145;  Take trolley bus #11 or #18 from the city center. Great value if you don’t mind the 15-minute car ride from the center. Clean, luxurious, spacious. Saunas, swimming pool, even indoor tennis courts. Rates from 50 to 70 €. Very small singles for just 25 euros. 

Forums: (I-4) Vaďňu 45, tel. 781-4680, fax 781-4682;  On the edge of the old city, near the train station. A reasonable mid-range option, with well-kept rooms if a tad stuffy. Double: around 85 €. 

Karavella: (A-3) Katrînas Dambis 27, by Riga’s docks; tel. 732-3130, fax 783-0187;  The top floor’s rooms are renovated. By Riga standards good prices for a near-city-center hotel; 65 € for a double. 

Konventa Sçta: (I-3) Kalçju 9/11, in a beautiful self-contained complex of restored medieval buildings in the old city; tel. 708-7501, fax 708-7515;  Managed by the same people who run the Hotel de Rome. Konventa Sçta is a very good but scaled-down version of its fancier sister hotel. Rooms here have an earthier, Scandinavian feel: white walls and parquet floors. Some of the better rooms have medieval-era beams exposed on the ceiling and many have views overlooking the red-tiled roofs of the old city. Doubles run about 80 €. The hotel breakfasts are very good. Konventa Sçta is excellent value for your money. 

Laine: (C-4) Skolas 11, tel. 728-8816, fax 728-7658;  This hotel, tucked in a city-center courtyard in Riga’s Jugendstil district, has been around for years, but it has only gotten better over time. Laine is cozy, quiet and, especially after renovations, more comfortable than ever. Service is always friendly and efficient. Given its location, just a short walk from the city’s main sights and hotspots, this hotel is very good value for your money. Double: around 75 €. 

Medzabaki: At Lilaste, 21 km outside Riga on the Tallinn-Riga highway; tel. 714-7070; The name means “Honey Boots,” and that’s a story too long to go into here. This sturdy, 40-room log hotel is 21 kilometers from Riga on Lake Lilaste, an outstanding escape from the rat race of city hotels. Check in on your way to Riga, and let the family enjoy a day at the lake while you do business in Riga. About 65 euros for a double room. The restaurant offers outstanding prices (a great meal for around 7 euros). Free WiFi.  

Nams 99: (C-6) Stabu 99, tel. 731-0762, fax 731-3204;  More of an apartment complex than a hotel, in a Jugendstil building a five-minute drive from the city center. Very private, very quiet. Each of eight apartments measures about 130 square meters. Prices range from 60 to 290 € a night, but you can get a rate cut for longer stays. 

NB Hotel: (E-1) Slokas 49, tel. 781-5333, fax 781-5222; A quite adequate, clean hotel near the botanical garden. All the bells and whistles, including cable TV and pool tables. A double is some 65 €.

O.K.: (D-1) Slokas 12, tel. 786-0050, fax 789-2702;  A very modern-looking hotel on the other side of the Daugava River. Well-kept, efficient. A double is around 90 €. 

Radi un Draugi (Relatives and Friends): (I-3) Mârstalu 1/3, tel. 782-0200, fax 782-0202;  A hotel in god taste that’s also still good value for your money; this place verges on a high-end hotel but remains mid-range as far as prices go. A big selling point is its excellent location in the old city. Doubles start at 67 €. 

Serena: (G-2) Jçkaba 26/28, tel. 732-4545, fax 787-3572;  A tiny hotel in an old city courtyard with just four rooms. Doubles are 65 €. 

Skanste: (A-4) Skanstes 9, tel. 751-9922, fax 751-9921. Located in a green and quiet neighborhood a few kilometers away from the city center, this new hotel offers clean and adequate rooms for a reasonable price. Double: 53 €. 

Tia: (B-4) Valdemâra 63, tel. 733-3918, fax 783-0390; A 15-minute walk from the old city, close to the Skonto Olympic Hall. It’s reasonably priced, with some amenities. Some rooms have balconies, some internet connection. Rooms have been recently renovated. Double is 80 €, luxury room 106 €. 

Viesturs Hotel: (I-3) Mucenieku 5, tel. 735-6060; e-mail Thirteen unique rooms located down a narrow lane in the city center. The hotel has tastefully combined old plaster and brick construction with modern amenities. A suite is available with a Jacuzzi, sauna, and rooftop balcony. Double is 90 €. 

Vecrîga: (H-3) Gleznotâju 12/14, in the old city; tel. 721-6524, fax 721-4561;  A quaint hotel in a medieval building. It only has ten rooms, giving it a more homey feel. The hotel also has a lovely courtyard that imitates a small street of the old town. A double is 100 €. 

Bed & Breakfast

B&B Riga: (B-4) Ěertrűdes 43, tel. 652-6400; This is a family-owned place with spacious apartments. The centrally-located, 103 year-old building has been renovated to a European standard and is one of the best bargains in town. Choose from a one-bedroom affair to a fully-furnished, 50 square-meter apartment with a washing machine. Parking on the premises. Prices range from 40 to 70 € per night. Great for groups.  

East and West: (D-4) Marijas 20-20a, tel. 917-6743, fax 722-7394;  Just three rooms; near the central train station. 

Helga: (B-3) Elizabetes 22, 3rd floor, tel./fax 724-3071;  Doubles are around 60 €. 

Homestay: Stockholmas 1, Mezaparks, just outside the Riga center; tel. 755-3016;  Truly home away from home! Latvian-New Zealanders Ric and Diga have made this beautiful house into a welcoming retreat. Forest and lake, tennis courts, squash, swimming pool, windsurfing, boat, bike and roller blade rentals—all within five minutes of the place. Rooms cost 45-50 €.  

Kriđjanis & Gçrtrude: (C-5) Barona 39 (entrance from Gçrtrudes), tel. 750-6604;  A good, small B&B with five double rooms that all have a TV and a private bathroom. Doubles start from 50 €.  

MultiLux: (C-5) Barona 37-16, entrance from Gçrtrudes; tel. 731-1602, fax 731-1640,  This efficient B&B is good value for your money. Double rooms are 46 €. They also offer short-term rental apartments in the city center.  

Low Budget

Argonaut Hostel: (I-4) Kalçju 50, tel. 614-7214;  Australian owned and managed. In the old town, free wireless, kitchen access. Beds from 15 €, also doubles and with ensuite rooms available at around 40-55 €. 

Autosole: (C-5) A. Čaka 126, tel. 750-7600, fax 750-7601;  Recently renovated, this small hotel is a 15-minute walk from the city center. Friendly, clean. Just double rooms, which cost 60 €. Also at (D-1) Ernestines 33, ten minutes from the city center, across the river; tel. 761-3388, fax 761-3233;  A simple hotel in an old, tree-lined neighborhood. About 60 € for a double.  

Best Hotel: Gimnastikas 9/11, tel. 762-3820, fax 762-1410;  Double: 40 €. 

Elias: Hamburgas 14, tel. 751-8117; a 10-minute drive from the city center in a pretty pre-war neighborhood. The area’s quaint, but the hostel itself has a haunted-house look, like maybe the Adams Family lives here. Spartan interior, furnished according to no particular rhyme or reason. A youth-hostel feel: false candles and cheapo Persian rugs. But it is only 25 € for a double and a little homier than other low-budget options.

Elizabeth’s Youth Hostel: (D-4) Elizabetes 101, tel. 670-5476. Close to the train and bus station.  

Jűrnieks Hotel: Sofijas 8, tel. 739-2350, fax 739-3336;  A 10 minute walk from the city center. Double: 28 €.  

Posh Backpackers: (D-4) Pűpolu 5, tel. 602-0803, tel./fax 721-0917;; near the central market. A good budget option. Dozen-bed dormitory rooms for just over 15 € a bed. They also offer double rooms.  

Saulîte: (C-4) Meríeďa 12, tel. 722-4546, fax 722-3629. On the lower end of low budget but half-civilized. Youth-hostel feel, but quite clean. Rooms 12 €; slightly better rooms for 40 €.  

Valdemârs: (C-4) Valdemâra 23, tel. 733-4462, fax 733-3001;  A centrally-located hotel in a Jugendstil building. Nothing fancy, but clean and reasonably priced. A double room goes for around 50 €.  

Valnis: (H-3) Vaďňu 2 (entrance from the courtyard), tel. 721-3785, fax 721-6954. The Soviet-era Ministry of Education, Valnis offers few frills. But good prices, large rooms and it is just outside the old city. Prices: some 20-30 €.

Viktorija: (C-5) A. Čaka 55, tel. 701-4111, fax 701-4140;  Well-located, clean, simple; by a busy Riga road. Among the better low-budget hotels. Some 20 € for an unrenovated double; 60 € for a renovated one.  

Vilmaja: Ilmâjas 12, tel. 787-3222, fax 787-2778;  New tourist class hotel, 49 rooms, green neighborhood. Double: 40-55 €. 

On the Cheap

Balta kaza: (A-5) Eveles 2, tel. 737-8135, fax 733-9647; out of the city center. A good option for travelers on a tight budget. Doubles are around 32-40 €.

RPRA Hostel: Different locations. Contact the Latvian Youth Hostels Association at Siguldas 17-2, tel. 921-8560;  Prices per person start from 8 €.   

Apartment Rental

All the companies below offer long or short term rentals:

Apartments Brîvîbas 183: (A-6) Brîvîbas 183, tel. 733-9955, fax 737-3608;  Apartments 40-50 € per night, for shorter or longer term.  
Dolce Vita: (C-5) Stabu 59, tel. 727-0265; fax 727-0265;  Apartments for rent in a downtown residential building. Not plush by any means at all, but reasonable. Probably good value if you’re coming to Riga with a medium sized group and you pay for an entire apartment. Otherwise, the price doesn’t quite match the quality.  
Domuss: (H-2) Doma laukums 6, tel. 722-8086, fax 722-2451,  
Ober-Haus: (C-4) Lâčplçđa 13, tel. 728-4544, fax 728-4526,
Patricia: (B-3) Elizabetes 22-6, tel. 728-4868, fax 728-6650,  
Sirta: (F-3) Raiňa bulvâris 3-16, tel. 721-3622, fax 721-6921,
Via Latvia: (H-3) Meistaru 10/12, tel. 732-3888. 
Red Group Representative in Riga:
(F-3) Raiňa bulvâris 3-16, tel. +371 616 9604, fax 721-6921,

Spa Hotels

There are about 50 spas in Jurmala. You can contact the Jurmala Spa and Tourism Information Center at tel. 776-4276, e-mail them at or visit their website at 

Alve Spa Hotel: Jomas 88a, Majori; tel. 775-5970, fax 775-5972.
Baltic Beach Hotel: Juras 23/25, Majori; tel. 777-1400, fax 777-1410;
Byelorussia Spa Hotel: Bulduru 4/8, Bulduri, tel. 775-2148, fax 775-1354.
Dzintari Health Rehabilitation Center: Dzintaru 48, Dzintari, tel. 775-5140, fax 775-5140;  
Jauníemeri Resort Rehabilitation Center: Kolkas 20, Jauníemery, tel. 773-3242, fax 773-21889. 
Jaundubulti State Health Center: Dubultu 71, Jaundubulti; tel. 776-7045, fax 776-7518.
Liesma Spa Hotel: Dubultu 101, Pumpuri; tel. 776-7032, fax 776-7027;  
TB Palace: Pilsonu 8, Majori; tel. 714-7098, fax 714-7097;
Vaivari National Rehabilitation Center: Asaru 61, Vaivari, tel. 776-6122, fax 776-6314. 
Viktorija –91 Healt Center: Meţa 20, Bulduri; tel. 775-2501, fax 775-4232;  
Yantarny Bereg Spa Hotel: Zviňu 2, Jauníemery; tel. 773-6500, fax 773-4834;  

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