Riga Islande Hotel Review, Riga, Latvia

Monday, February 20, 2017

During our multi-family road trip through the Baltics last year, we had an emergency stop in Riga because Baby ISO was ill. Our friends booked us into the Riga Islande Hotel*, which is across the Daugava River from Riga's old town. Though not necessarily the area I would have chosen, the hotel was in a cool location and was only a short distance from old town. It also offered free parking, which was great since we had a massive car for our road trip.

The Riga Islande Hotel is a really great budget option (rooms are around $50 per night) with surprisingly good amenities. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and ours had a great view of the Vansu Bridge. I thought the large bed was very comfortable and the room was large enough for us to fit our travel crib. There was also a large space to store luggage and a desk with a chair.

Had we spent more time in the hotel, I would have liked to take advantage of the amenities including bowling alley, large tvs, spa, sauna, and pool. Reviews of the bowling alley, sauna, and pool are really good, so its a bummer we didn't get to enjoy!

I'm not usually a fan of hotel breakfasts, but the breakfast at Riga Islande Hotel was pretty decent and there were loads of choices.

The breakfast buffet was actually pretty good!

The view from our hotel room

The Riga Island Hotel* is located on Ķīpsalas iela 2, Kurzemes rajons, Rīga, Latvia. It is about a 15 minute walk from Riga's old town.

Where have you stayed in Riga? We are planning a spring trip to spend more time in the city, so I'm looking for some accommodation and restaurant suggestions!

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  1. A bowling alley? I love bowling and would choose that over a swimming pool any day!

    1. Bowling is pretty rare in the Baltics, so it was a great find!

  2. I've stayed at Bellevue Park Hotel in Riga which is further out from the old town, but has free parking a great breakfast and is right on Victory Park. I've also stayed at Hotel Augustine which is much closer to the center but very basic. If we hadn't gotten a deal at 28 euros with the breakfast I on a brief overnight trip It would have been disappointing.

    1. I have to say that the hotel prices in Riga are great. We spent very little on a great room in the Wellton Centrum when Latvia was still using the Lat. I'll have to look up Bellevue Park Hotel before my upcoming trip!