I looked forward to this 5-day city break, but Riga can be seen in less than two days. A disappointing trip with heavy rain, thunder showers and generally unfriendly city residents. The Monika Centrum Hotel provided a warm, welcoming atmosphere, very warm, helpful staff (every single one) and a moderately-sized bedroom. Unfortunately, it was quite warm at night and air-con was a little loud. To conclude, this central hotel in the art nouveau district of Riga comes highly recommended for its location, quality, value for money, access to great restaurants and the warmth of its staff.