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Checking into: Hotel Mercure Riga Centre.

February 6, 2018

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On my trip to Riga, Latvia I stayed at the Hotel Mercure Riga Centre. It was a great base to come back to after 2 days in Riga walking around the city and myself and my friend even fitted in some spa time in the hotel whilst we were there too.

For more information on What to do, What to see and Where to eat in Riga, be sure to Check out my Full Guide to Riga!

mercure riga centre outside

It started off well when I contacted the hotel in advance asking them what a taxi should cost from the airport to the hotel as we were landing at 23:30 and I didn’t want to get ripped off. They advised that taxi’s offer a fixed rate of €15.00 from the airport to the city centre but they could arrange a car and driver to be waiting in arrivals for us for €20.00 which my friend and I decided to do. Indeed, a lovely guy was waiting with a sign with my name on in arrivals when we landed (at 01:00 in the end!) and he took us to the Mercure Riga Centre in style!

Check-in was smooth and the reception staff were friendly throughout our stay although we didn’t have many dealings with them.

We had a twin room booked, it was slightly on the small side and the view was of the other part of the hotel but it was all we needed really. The beds were comfy and the shower was glorious!

mercure riga centre twin bedroom

I do love a hotel breakfast and Mercure Riga Centre had a lot of food to offer in their breakfast! It was very European and Eastern European as one would expect with salads, meats, cheese’s, meat pancakes, normal pancakes, potato pancakes, cereal, omelette’s, fried eggs, sausages and a few more bits. It wasn’t that great for Vegetarians but I did have enough choice.

In terms of location the Mercure Riga Centre is perfect! It’s not in the old town but it’s not far from it. It’s a 5 minute walk from the edge of the old town and a 10-15 minute walk into the centre of the old town which felt like no strain at all. I actually like staying just out of a central area of a city too as it forces you to see more of the city away from the really ‘touristy’ areas.


For more information on What to do, What to see and Where to eat in Riga, be sure to Check out my Full Guide to Riga!


On our final evening in Riga, instead of going out to the bars my friend and I decided to head to the spa and treat ourself to a spa treatment. I was a little annoyed to find out that the spa costs €10.00 just to use the hot tub, sauna and steam room outside of the hours of 7:00-10:00am, however because we booked a treatment it was included within this price which I would expect.

We each had a head massage, we only had a short one which was for 20 minutes for €25.00 but we looked at it as if it was only €15.00 really with the cost of the spa deducted.

The plus of having to pay to enter the spa did mean that it wasn’t that busy and therefore really relaxing and we made full use of the hot tub, sauna, steam room and the beds. We were given some slippers and a robe a long with a locker to keep our bits in and the ladies that work in the spa were really nice.

mercure riga centre spa

mercure riga centre spa

Overall, I enjoyed my stay at the Mercure Riga Centre. Room prices can be found for around £50.00 and up for a twin or double room which is good for a hotel of this quality!


TO BOOK: Head over to Booking.com here!


More Riga Posts:

My Full Guide to Riga! – View here!

4 Viewpoints to see Panoramic views over Riga! – View here!

 

I got a discounted room rate whilst I was staying at the Mercure Riga Centre but all opinions and thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links but at no extra cost to you!

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2 responses to “Checking into: Hotel Mercure Riga Centre.”

  1. Taylor says:

    Hi Ellie! I am looking into a solo trip to the Baltic States and Russia. Would you recommend these for solo travel as well? It’s hard to find friends who want to go to these “lesser travelled” areas but it’s been of so much interest to me lately that i want to just do it!

    x
    Taylor

    • Hello! I haven’t been to Russia so I can’t comment on there but I found from what I’ve seen of Latvia and Lithuania to be very friendly and fine for solo travel. There are lots of hostels if you want to meet people and there are lots of day tours on offer too to help you get around. I’d say go for it! 🙂

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