Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report: Riga hotel, restaurant, chocolate shop

Jump to last reply

Good experiences with a hotel, restaurant, and chocolate maker/cafe from a trip to Riga in April 2007:

Grand Palace Hotel, Pils iela 12, 371.6704.4000 http://www.grandpalaceriga.com
-wonderful hotel in the old town, great location, rooms were comfortable and well-equipped, some minor wear-and-tear in places, but, in general, quite comfortable, level of service provided by staff was absolutely top-notch--I do not often stay at this class of accommodation, but the friendly and competent service I received from the moment my taxi pulled up to the entrance is what I would expect and made staying there such a pleasure, breakfast buffet was excellent: particularly great coffee, pastries, and particularly fresh fish dishes, room service was astounding in quality, yet the prices were not the normally ridiculous level I associate with room service, excellent place for a splurge with top-notch service and wonderful quality all-around, would love to try the restaurant associated with the hotel as everything else was so superb

Restorāns Pie Kristapa Kunga, Baznīcas iela 27/29, 7294898 http://www.piekristapa.lv
-fun restaurant with traditional Latvian fare, great ambience—somewhat of a folklore approach, casual but lots of fun and friendly service, big tables, everything is decorated, great place for big groups of people, the food is really good quality, some of the best herring I have ever had, but watch our for the portions—an appetizer is larger than an entire meal in many places, delicious food and great chance to sample wonderful Latvian seafood, incredibly filling experience

Emīla Gustava Šokolāde, 83/85 Elizabetes iela, http://www.sokolade.lv/
-great little café/chocolate shop, wonderful classy décor (don’t miss the bathroom, it is super nice too!), a cup of hot chocolate is literally that—hot melted chocolate in an espresso cup!, perfect on a cold day, the variety of chocolates is of incredible quality, certainly something I always would want to bring back with me, chocolate worth seeking out, on par with the best (you'll likely see other branches--including a convenient one at Riga airport, but this was my favorite place to hang out)

1 Reply |

Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Fashion for larger man?
  2. 2 Fine-tuning a 30 day stay in Switzerland June 2014
  3. 3 CRETE - Rethymnon area or Chania area ??
  4. 4 Athens-Paros-Santorini Trip Itinerary
  5. 5 How much time to allow between flights at Athens airport?
  6. 6 Traveling in France by train
  7. 7 Traveling to Eastern Europe
  8. 8 Connection - Frankfurt airport to Mannheim HBF to SNCF
  9. 9 100 Great things to do in Paris
  10. 10 travel from Edinburgh to Paris
  11. 11 How much will a budget to Europe be for 2 months?
  12. 12 Trip Report Sicily - not a trip report
  13. 13 Rethymnon vs. Chania in early October?
  14. 14 Trip Report Our Spain Adventure -- Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona! (Part One)
  15. 15 Is Naxos worthwhile if not planning to spend time on the beach?
  16. 16 Flying in and out of Zurich - stay there the entire time?
  17. 17 Need ideas for a Christmas 2014 holiday vacation?
  18. 18 car rental advice in Portugal
  19. 19 Fjords, How To?
  20. 20 Duoro river cruises
  21. 21 What to wear
  22. 22 London & Cotswold or Prague & Amsterdam
  23. 23 Geneva - Basel driver/tour/transfer
  24. 24 Budget for 3 Month's
  25. 25 Side trip from Nice to wine country suggestions
View next 25 » Back to the top