Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Huge 5 room apartment just next to the old town. Spacious living-dinning room, double bedroom, twin room, single room and another single room with a couch where can sleep two more people. Sleeps 6/7 people. Price: 65-175 EUR per night depending on how many people want to stay and when are they travelling-low or higjh season
Ameneties & Features
Sauna, 2 bathrooms, washing room with a dryer, WIFI, Plasma TV, DVD player,music centre, iron and iron board, towels and linen, all kitchen facilities- microwave, fridge, freezer, owen, dishwasher, electric kettle, toaster,cuttlery, plates, cups and evrything else what might be needed for self-catering.
* Flat has an aquarium and owner will ask guests to take care of the fish feeding them once a day.
* Huge supermarket around the corner.
* Best restaurants, bars, clubs and shopping centres 3-7 min away (walking).
* Train station 3 min away (walking).
* Domestic and International bus stop 5 min away (walking).
* Good public transport links (busses, trams, trolley- busses).They won't be needed as flat location is great,maybe only if you decide to go to the beach or visit other town.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Jurmala 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: RIX 13 km, Nearest railway: Rigas Dzelzcela stacija 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Riga region
Riga was a major centre of the Hanseatic League, deriving its prosperity in the 13th–15th centuries from the trade with central and eastern Europe. The urban fabric of its medieval centre reflects this prosperity, though most of the earliest buildings were destroyed by fire or war. Riga became an important economic centre in the 19th century, when the suburbs surrounding the medieval town were laid out, first with imposing wooden buildings in neoclassical style and then in Jugendstil . It is generally recognized that Riga has the finest collection of art nouveau buildings in Europe.
Riga’s Old Town (Vecriga in Latvian) has a bit for everyone hiding within its Kafkaesque medieval streets; whether you’re in the city to absorb culture like a sophisticated sponge or to drink it up ala Bukowski, you’ll find everything you need within the confines of the Old Town. The best place to start would be the Town Hall Square (Ratslaukums) at the end of Kalku Street. The Museum of Occupations, the rebuilt Town Hall, and the stunning House of Blackheads, also rebuilt after the Second World War, surround the square as St. Roland’s doppelganger watches the crowds of tourists take their pictures in front (the original statue of Riga's patron saint was damaged in the war and deemed too precious to remain out in the open). To really orient yourself in the city, a trip up the tower of St. Peter’s guarantees a spectacular view (though we recommend going on a clear day to see the entirety of the city on both banks). From there it’s a short walk to the Dome Cathedral and the square which surrounds it, full of some of the best cafes and restaurants in the city, with plenty of outdoor seating in the summer. Further left lie the historic Swedish Gate and remains of Riga’s original city wall, as well as impressive medieval architecture among the Old Town’s cobbled streets. On the bank of the Daugava River, close to the Powder Tower and Museum of War, stands the re-built Riga Castle, or more informally, the President of Latvia’s crib.
Heading towards the Central District from the Old Town, one will likely pass the always-busy Liv Square (Livu laukums). In the winter, one can locate the Liv Square by following the major chords of cheesy pop music coming from the ice skating rink in the middle of the square. The rink attracts children and adults alike, foreigners as well as plenty of locals who know to bring their own skates, some of whom like to pretend to be Olympic contenders. Even closer to the Central District and bordering the Bastejkains Park is the beautifully restored Riga Opera House. Now, it’s time to let the Freedom Monument guide you to see the charms of the Central District!