Every once in a while, each of us feels the need to treat ourselves with something nice, to hide away from some of our daily drudgery and of course, to enjoy proper rest and relaxation. What else combines all of these things better than a nice hotel with a wonderful location, fantastic service and a high level of comfort? Luckily enough, Latvia has plenty of places just like these. Enjoy a luxury break away in the heart of Riga’s old town, on the edge of the Baltic Sea and other stunning areas.
Grand Hotel Kempinski
Grand Hotel Kempinski is possibly the first hotel that comes to mind upon hearing the words “luxury accommodation in Riga". And deservedly so, thanks to the hotel's history and location which is exactly opposite the Latvian National Opera and in the vicinity of many of Riga's main sightseeing objects. The hotel offers multiple types of premium rooms, a restaurant is open all day long, a luxury SPA and even a special cigar room.
To stay at A22 Hotel is not only a splendid experience by itself, but you can also say it's a journey back in time. This effect is created thanks to the style of Art Deco with a contemporary twist in the hotel's interior. Each of the 20 rooms in the hotel has its own unique character. It's worth highlighting the premium audio system available in every room, which will let you individualize your stay even further. By the way, did you know that over 80 years ago, John F. Kennedy once stayed in the same address as this hotel?
Grand Poet Hotel & SPA
This hotel is one of the newer ones in the center of Riga, with a view of one of the city's greatest parks - Bastejkalns Park. When visiting Grand Poet Hotel, be sure to check out the hotel's SPA, which has a 15-meter-long swimming pool, various saunas, a hot tub and a gym. You can also enjoy the beauty and well-being treatments, sure to replenish your strength to go and explore Riga.
Noliktava No 5 in Kuldīga
Kuldīga by itself is a wonderful destination for a getaway, but your visit in this town will definitely be improved by staying at Noliktava No 5. It is a concept hotel with a minimalistic, Northern-inspired interior and with a wonderful view of the old-timey rooftops of Kuldīga. Within a minute's walk (literally), there are various restaurants that offer European and Italian cuisines.
Villa Santa Hotel
An ancient apple orchard, a restored gazebo, a view of the valley of Gauja River and a guest hall above water sounds like something out of a fairy tale - but it's a reality, just 3 kilometers outside of Cēsis. Villa Santa Hotel complex entails three different villas, which house 30 luxury rooms, a restaurant (which, some say, is one of the best in Cēsis), and a SPA. The design and interior is a recreation of the summer houses of yore, but with a modern aura. Nature lovers are sure to appreciate this hotel!
Glamping has exploded in popularity in recent years, and not without reason. After all it does combine the best of two worlds - the presence of nature and the comfort of the city. Ragnar Glamp offers three glamping locations, and all you have to do is choose between the lodging by Pērse River in Koknese, the old train station in Ērgļi, or the most recently built lodging in Milzkalne, which is beautiful all year round.
Untamed Nights (Nepieradinātās naktsmītnes)
Possibly, the most intriguing hotel complex (if you can call it that) on this list. Untamed Nights (Nepieradinātās naktsmītnes) offers not just a night's stay in the wild but rather a complete adventure. Visitors can choose to stay on a floating island in a lake or a special house that rotates on it's axis, displaying a view on nature-inspired installations, which are observable on each of the four planes of the house. Untamed Nights also offers their visitors specially prepared meals. All you have to do is enjoy the experience. This will definitely be a treat for those who expect the unexpected from their overnight stay!
Promenade Hotel Liepāja
Promenade Hotel Liepāja is a true oasis of peace, despite the hotel's location in the city, where the wind was born - Liepāja. The atmosphere in these romantic and peaceful rooms will relax even the busiest of minds, and the hotel's great location in the city center will let you return to the hustle and bustle easily, whenever you feel like it. The first and basement floor houses an art gallery, but in the third floor you will find a relaxation zone, where experienced professionals will take care of your well-being.
Baltic Beach Hotel in Jūrmala
This list would definitely be incomplete without the only 5-star hotel in Latvia's most popular restort town - Jūrmala. Baltic Beach Hotel&SPA has not only gained a legendary status, but it also houses the largest SPA center in all of the Baltics. Rooms with a view of the sea, private balconies, a prive beach zone, as well as six different restaurants and bars - this hotel truly has everything and more you can ask from a true 5-star hotel.
OTTO Hotel & Sun in Pāvilosta
OTTO Hotel & Sun with its truly superb and personal level of service. The minimalistic, bright and cozy rooms, paired with the special pool area which is illuminated with a lamp that simulates sun rays, will definitely ensure a high level of comfort, regardless of the season. There's also the opportunity to clear your head in the rooftop bar, and all of this is located in one of Latvia's most peaceful towns - Pāvilosta.