On the Other Side

Of Daugava, this is what Riga looks like. So Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel definitely has the view going for it. But watching the city from afar also means you’re in a certain distance from it. But I didn’t find the walk across the bridge daunting. I’d say a quick 5 minutes, or 10 at the most. Arriving on a local bus from the airport (saw people head off in the same direction, so tagged along), I, on a somewhat calculated whim (looking at the map), decided to get off at a random bus stop, which luckily turned out to be the closest one. Walking from the drop-off to the hotel was not too impressive. Quite back alley like… After a short stroll I stood in front of this huge hotel, and after checking in it just hit me, that staying at smaller ones where the staff is more “personal” is…nicer. Not to say that they were not friendly and helpful, but you just get the feeling of being yet another bead on the chain. Anyway, regular 4 star hotel room. It was all good.

Website: radissonblu.com/en/hotel-riga

Note: Photo is by Latj.



8 thoughts on “On the Other Side

  1. The views is good! Like you, I would not mind crossing the river and walking bit. Actually, I enjoy walking from hotel to the center of town. I try to take a different route every day. #citytripping

    • Yep! I like being able to walk around town, but most of the times I like to stay fairly close to downtown, because after staying for a while getting to and from the hotel can become a drag, especially if there is nothing (like a small grocery store, cafe etc) close by.

  2. That is quite a view – love to see a city from across the water, and a short stroll across the bridge sounds a fun way to start the day. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

    • Yes, nice view! Skyline shots is always great! It was pretty freezing while I was there. Otherwise it was a nice walk.

  3. We like Radisson Blu hotels. They are simple but cosy. Riga (and the rest of the Baltics) is one place we have not touched. Read about how someone took the bus connections across all 3. Did you do that?

    • Yes, I assume that would be possible and convenient. Never looked into it myself. Have not been to Lithuania yet. I like staying at 4 star hotels when I feel I get my money’s worth, but staying at generic ones I feel is a waste of said money…

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