Hotel "Riga" is situated in the most beautiful area - the very city centre just opposite National Opera House and the Freedom Monument. In the 19th century it was originally a well-known hotel "Rome" built in 1878. During the war the elegant building of "Rome" was destroyed and in 1956 a completely new grand six-story hotel building was constructed. It was named after the capital - "Riga" - as it had to become a hospitality symbol of the city. The hotel has maintained to preserve its historical significance untill nowadays amongst a number of important sightseeing objects. The hotel "Riga" is a gateway to the Old Riga (Vecriga) where all the main historical and architectural monuments embassies banks shopping and entertainment areas as well as other cultural heritage objects are within easy reach. It takes only 20 minutes drive from the International Airport to the hotel "Riga" and 5 minutes walk from the Central Bus and Train. This huge and impressive granite building coloured light brown is iconic in Riga's history and a landmark hotel property in the old town. The lobby is large and is a split-level area. It has a grand feel as the ceilings are high and its quite spectacular. The reception desk is to the right of the hotels entrance. This is a hotel with a perfect location in the heart of Riga. Although it is not the most luxurious hotel the location itself is worth staying here. All rooms have modern interior and light elegance accompanied by the excellent view to the Old Riga and Opera garden. Rooms have cable televion mini-bar internet access direct international dial trouser press. Arrange your day with the concierge who can help you decide on sightseeing tours tickets theatres exhibitions and restaurants and bars. The restaurant can be found on the 1st floor; it is light and airy offering a range of local and International cuisine.