Just returned from our trip to Riga & Jūrmala for the World Winter Swimming Championships. Before the swimming we stayed at Homestay in Riga which gave us so much more than you expect from a two night stay. It's ideally situated an easy tram journey away from the centre of Riga. 5 minutes walk from a tram stop and nearest restaurant, well suited to a evening meal on the first night. Next morning we were sharing a walk to Ķīšezers Lake, Mežaparks with Diga and Rafa which set up our stay excellently and we learnt a lot about Latvia - things that guide books don't mention, plus all the personal advice on what to see, where to eat in our trip down to the Old Town. We've never experienced a better B & B. Spacious, friendly and a wonderful healthy home cooked breakfast complete with home made bread.
Check out the walk: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26975404@N06/6756408783/
We then made our way across to Jūrmala for the WWSC. Latvia and the Jelgavas Roni club can be very proud of the event they put on. Superbly organised and a wonderful mix of competitveness and fun.
The venue: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26975404@N06/6756410875
Lots of other photos and videos by our South London Swimming Club team mates tagged on flickr with WSWC 2012 SLSC e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/75082419@N02/6762864411
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOMESTAY is where we live. Our house is a friendly eco-build log house in the leafy diplomatic suburb of Mezaparks; Europe's first Garden City. We usually do a free tour of the Art Nouveau and Deco buildings after the best cooked breakfast in Riga. We have 1 large double as well as 2 100m2 fully self contained luxury short or long term apartments. Plenty of secure parking is available. The tram to Riga center takes 20 minutes. There are great facilities on our doorstep. Forest, Lake, boating, cycling, golf, BMX track, tennis, squash, fitness, saunas and a couple of class restaurants. We will gladly lend you our tandem. Book early. If in doubt stay the extra few days to give us the chance to help you organise the perfect Northern holiday. ( for Finns and Estonians we organise the perfect Southern holiday ) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Homestay - Riga Hotel Riga