About this listing
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.
Ieva and Florian are extremely welcoming and friendly. They told us about great places to go and even gave us a lift to a local festival on our first night. We felt in very good hands.
The apartment was even more spacious than it looks in the pictures and was in a great area - walking distance from the centre and close to other alternative bars/shopping areas. Plus only a 15 minute drive from the airport. We loved our stay and would definitely recommend!
I loved this flat.
Florian and I communicated right after I booked, and beginning a few days before, he was quick to answer my questions with good info.
When I arrived Ieva greeted me and showed me everything, including tips on nearby supermarkets, how to get to the lovely Old Town, which is a 20 minute walk.
The flat itself was perfect for my needs. While the building stairway is a little old, once you get into the flat, it's got great room distribution. The kitchen and bathroom is modern and spacious, the bedroom is nice and quiet, the living room is huge.
The neighborhood is quite busy. About three blocks away is the the upscale shopping and restaurant street of Bivibas ilea.
Overall, a great town to visit, and a great flat to stay in!
Everything was good. A lot of space, nice location, great cafe Lido right next to apart and friendly owner)
Wir hatten einen tollen Aufenthalt in der Wohnung von Ieva und Florian. Die Kommunikation vorab war einwandfrei, ich habe immer schnell eine Antwort bekommen. Die Lage der Wohnung hat uns sehr gefallen; man läuft ca. 15 Minuten in die Altstadt, dadurch ist es nicht so touristisch und in der nächsten Umgebung waren einige tolle Cafés und Restaurants. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und können die Wohnung absolut weiterempfehlen!
Hey! Nice apartment for fair price in the center of Riga. It wil definitely fit everyone who loves vintage style like me, as almost all the stuff in apartment is old (but working). I listened to the old radio every day - it works perfectly. Radio Skonto is one of my favorite:)
But be ready that in the morning hot water is somewhat limited due to old pipes in the building: the water will be there, but not in the amount necessary to take a shower. There's no such a problem in the nights, though.
I did enjoy my stay in the apartment: it is made with real love to it by the host.
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