When planning for a vacation getaway, the first thing a vacationer must consider is the place to stay, sleep, and relax after a day of exploring the city. There are numerous of choices for this.
Finding accommodation in Riga is a thankfully painless task, provided you book a little in advance. There are an increasing number of top range hotels mushrooming in and around the Old Town, whilst vast four star hotels are in abundance. And there’s good news for travelers too. The hostel scene is particularly well-developed in Riga with plenty of well-priced digs offering excellent facilities.
If you are looking for accommodation in Riga, there are three main options: hotels, hostels and apartment rental. Almost all hotels in Riga are comparatively new – renovated or built during the last 10-20 years. Before 1991 when Latvia was part of the USSR, foreign tourists rarely came to Riga. Most of them stayed in the Hotel “Riga” and “Latvija” – rooms in both hotels were bugged by the KGB.
Today the situation is different. Latvia is a free country. The tourism industry is booming and the number of places to stay in Riga has skyrocketed.
There are 81 Riga hotels and other places to sleep on in Riga, Riga has a splendid range of hotels to choose from, and so it’ll be sure that you’ll find something to match your budget.
It must be noted that since the beginning of the economic Crisis in Europe, the prices of hotel rooms in Riga have dropped considerably. Many foreigners are surprised at the high quality of accommodation in Riga. Some of Riga hotels are in the World’s top ten in their class.