Cozy flat in an old building at the urban centre, but not in touristy old town, of beautiful Riga. Many Cafés, Restaurants and Clubs in the same street.
Welcome to the European Capital! (email hidden) holds the EU presidency for the first half of the year. Very nice cozy flat in a safe Riga downtown neighbourhood. Gertrudes is in the hub of urban cultural life- but off the beaten track of the crowded old town. The best Theatre, concert halls, nice bohemian bars and cafes- you'll find them here. Our flat consists of 2 Bedrooms. One with a doublebed, one with a (very good) sleeping sofa. In the huge living room you can use the cozy chimney. Sat-TV, WLAN keep you updated. You'll have French, Turkish, Italian and Latvian Street cafés, Italian Restaurants in our street. One nice restaurant just in the same building.
It's a 10-15 minutes walk to old town and the train station.
It is a non-smoking-flat. The price above is for one bedroom, 1 person. You could rent one room as well for two, or come as a party of 4.
You should rent the whole flat then. Price would be min. 55€ minimum per day for a couple (for the whole flat), a bit more for 3 or 4 people.
Various Public Transport stops nearby.
We'd be happy to give advices about the city's obvious or hidden treasures or show you around, if we have the time to.
The flat is on the third floor, no lift!
Bath room, separate WC, living room with cable-TV, equipped kitchen, WIFI.
Interaction with Guests
If we have the time to, we are happy to show our guests around Riga.
The flat is in the urban, a bit bohemian centre. There are several restaurants and street cafés in our street (Turkish, French, Japanese, Mexican, Italian style) and two theatres. Different to the Old Town, here's where locals like to go out.
Bus, Trolley Bus, Tram all have stops at Gertrudes Iela.
No Smoking, no pets. No stag parties. Please leave it in a good shape. The electric system in the house is old. So don't use two energy-intense items at the same time (like washing machine and oven). The washing machine doesn't automatically refuse to work when not closed properly. So please be sure, it is really closed and don't use it while being out of the flat.
Leva was there waiting for my friend and I, even though we were very late!
A lovely host, she was friendly and gave us good recommendations for food, coffee and places to see.
There was lots of reading material about Riga and maps set out for us.
We didn't have any way to call a taxi back to the airport, she was kind enough to help us with this.
We were delighted by the sweets and fruit she left for us.
I liked that the apartment was clean and very homey.
It was a little chilly inside, but I was dressed for it, make sure you have something warm for your feet and a sweater.
The warm blankets around the house you can wrap yourself in were much appreciated:)
There is the option of using the fireplace or turning on the heater in the bedroom.
The dart board was gold! A great fun addition to the place.
The neighborhood is great, everything you need is in walking distance.
Good restaurants & great coffee.
One thing to note is that on weekends the music from one of the restaurants or clubs downstairs is very loud and goes on late, so if you are one of those people who can't sleep through the booming base bring ear plugs:)
All in all a lovely experience-Thank you
On arrival Ieava waited for me in the apartment. She was very nice, and she had even bought some bread, fruit, water, etc. All the other essentials are there, like coffee, tea, oil. In short, warm welcome.
A pleasant surprise was to find all the English language channels, as I like to watch a dose of news every day.
Narvesen shops and on the automats. On of the best restaurant, and even inexpensive is located in the same street, Gertrudes 39, right opposit to the Rimi supermarket. It`s called Cemodans and it has some fantastic meals. On Tripadvisor it is rated as #2. Their menu is on their internet site.
It is 15 min to walk to old town, but there are plenty of trams and buses going all the time. You can buy tickets for 1-3 days in all
This was a great place to stay! The location was good, and the hosts were helpful. They had lost of tips. The place is huge, and there is a fireplace with wood for it.
Lovely apartment in the city centre and close to different amenities. Everything in the city centre is accessible within a 10/15 minute walk maximum, such as the markets, old town train station and lots of restaurants. Ieva's mum was lovely and told us all we needed to know. It's a great space, clean, decorated nicely and has all the necessities you'd need for a short break in the city. Would stay here again in a heartbeat, thank you for the stay guys!
On my arrival date I arrived late and was able to graciously meet their mother. She was so kind and showed me a map and made recommendations about where to go and what to see in the city. The location was good and within walking distance to the old town. The flat and the room was comfortable. Even though Leva and Florian were not at home they were incredibly helpful and easy to communicate with via email. I would highly recommend staying here.
A great air bnb experience - the hosts were extremely nice and well organized. We were greeted at the apartment with the key and fresh garlic bread. :) The location of the apartment is very good. A Lido's restaurant is right next door and it's about a 10 or 15 minute walk to the old town. We walked pretty much everywhere. Both bedrooms and the living room are quite big, with high ceilings. I can't say enough good things about the apartment and about the hosts.
Ieva and Florian are super friendly and helpful. They have shown me Riga and guided though the best places. Thank you Ieva and Florian for becoming my friends!)))) Hope to see you again!