Hotel Skanste

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Skanstes Iela 9, Riga, 1013, Latvia
Hotel Skanste
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50%
7
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35%
5
Poor
7%
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1

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 42% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families60
  • Couples75
  • Solo45
  • Business50

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Riga after dark

by carpfanatic

hi

Going to riga for a few days oct 10th, a problem is the plane wont arrive till 8 o'clock in the evening and I assume it will be dark. I know I can get the 20 or 22a I think into town but where at the airport do they actually stop. The best I have now is behing the car park?????

Also I will have my wife and daughter with me,,,,how safe is riga at that time in the evening.

Thanks for any help
regards

Re: Riga after dark

by graeme83

As you come out of the terminal building there is a small open-air car park in front of you. The bus stop is located at the top right hand corner of the car park. There is a small shelter at the stop so it is easy to find.

Re: Riga after dark

by phpcoder848

In riga at night its not that bad, and if you are with familly, 8 o'clock at evening is not that late, and there is a lot of people in city that time, bus stops 100 m from airport, so you can find it easy, yes its behind the car park, when you arrive just walk straight out from airport throught car park and there is a bus stop,

Re: Riga after dark

by carpfanatic

hi

thanks for all the info been a great help. Can you also tell me is there a difference in price for taxis during the day and at night.

regards

Re: Riga after dark

by phpcoder848

i think no, to centre of riga i would cost around 5 - 15 Ls not more,
which company you are flying?

Re: Riga after dark

by carpfanatic

hi

ryanair but I dont get there till 8 in the evening and I have been told that the red cabs are best??????

regards

Re: Riga after dark

by phpcoder848

Yes it s true, but there now is green airbaltic cabs too, they are good to :)

Travel Tips for Riga

Old Riga

by Lilasel

Riga is divided into 6 regions and suburbs. In the centre between the Daugava River and the city canal the historical part of Riga - Old Riga is situated. Take a walk through the labyrinth of medieval streets. Gothic churches and ancient buildings remind you of the Middle Ages. Old Riga contains over 150 architectural monuments. It's really worth to see! During your walk I'm sure you will feel that you have made a journey back in the time. A foreigner who is here for the first time can even lose his way. But we, Rigans, are so happy to be lost here... And after couple of hours we always open a door of any cozy bar or cafe....It is difficult to explain, you should feel this atmosphere by yourself! Welcome!

Russian influence

by elPierro

Walking around in Riga makes you think there is not much ethnical diversion. But Latvians are actually a small group in the population of Riga. Many people from the Ukraine, Belarus and Russia (as well as the other Baltic countries) live in Riga. You can see a fair amount of influenec as you will find quite a deal of Cyrillic writings around. And not to forget, the central market which is Russian style.

Also Russian food can be tried out. But when you want to drink a beer, stick to the Latvian Zelta..

Ethnographic museum

by Zirpsis

Old Latvian countryside buildings grouped like small villages. Perfect place to visit if the weather is nice and you want to get out of town a bit. Open daily from 10 to 17 all year round.
It's located about 13 km outside of Riga. Take bus nr 1 from Brivibas street to Brivdabas Muzejs (there's a big signpost). The trip takes about 30 mins and the fare is 0,20 lats.

Linen factory outlet

by maria_hz about Larelini

If you go to Latvia, you definitely have to bring home some of the good quality linen products that are to be had. Linen used to be flaxen coloured and little variation in the decorative themes, but these days, you can get anything your heart desires - at a price of course. Linen is expensive where I come from, and it isn't exactly terribly cheap in Riga either, but there are shops and then there are outlets.
Fancy shops in Riga that sell linen stock high quality items, but they are quite expensive, even when converted into Euros.
However, this little secret hideaway factory outlet is a place you can get linen at a good price by any standards. This is in fact a factory outlet that is some distance away from the fashionable shopping streets, but well worth a detour.

Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Linen in any shape, form and size; curtains, table cloths, tee towels, bedding... Less than at home.

Kabata

by Sioma

It's a very big cellar, about 5 meters under ground...maybe the ambient recall you an old castle jail...very nice.
Here you'l find a kind of disco pub, with a dance floor, a pair of bars, tables...
It's usually full of young people.

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