All the hotel reviews below have been submitted by Cities Direct clients.
Opera Hotel & Spa
Our opinion… An Art Nouveau building constructed in 1884 by the famous Latvian architect Janis Baumanis.
Location… Only a 5-minute walk away from Riga’s Old Town and the Latvian National Opera.
Accommodation… The elegant rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minibars and safes. Offering views of the city centre and Riga’s Opera House, they are designed in a modern Scandinavian style with natural fabrics and designer furniture.
Facilities… The restaurant serves Latvian and international cuisine, as well as a selection of fine wines, for lunch and dinner. In summer, guests can dine on the terrace. Opera Hotel also features a lobby bar serving a wide range of drinks and meals.
The spa includes a sauna, a steam bath, and 2 treatment rooms offering a total of 55 different treatments.
Transport… The main train station and bus station are directly opposite.
Clarion Collection Valdemars
Our opinion… A modern hotel in a historical building, right in the center of the vibrant and lively city of Riga. Valdemars is a completely renovated family owned hotel within the beautiful shell of an Art Nouveau building from 1901.
Location… this hotel is close to Latvian Art Museum, Freedom Monument, and Powder Tower. Area attractions also include St. Jacob's Cathedral and Great Guild Hall.
Accommodation… Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars features spacious rooms in pastel colours furnished with wooden furniture. Each room includes a safe, work desk and parquet floor and offer flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi. All bathrooms have a hairdryer.
Facilities… Guests have free access to the recreation room, which features a jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna and a small gym area.
The hotel also has a restaurant and lounge/bar where guests can unwind with a drink.
Ideally located in the city centre of Riga, the old town is a ten minute walk from the hotel. There is a welcoming but simple reception with a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms are accessed via lift and located on 5 floors of the building. Rooms are of a good size and all are en-suite with bright, clean bathrooms (with showers only). Bedrooms are very clean and comfortable there is an on-going refurbishment so some rooms have older furniture but all have same amenities.