A local’s guide to Riga, Latvia: 10 top tips

Small, green and beautiful, Riga is big on architectural styles, from art deco to rococo, and edgy art spaces that are currently hosting the city’s first biennale

The family-owned Neiburgs design hotel is in a beautiful art deco building on acobbled street in Riga’s pretty old town. There’s a mix of rooms and apartments, all with original features – parquet floors, original ceiling lamps, stucco coving. They are light and spacious (and most have a kitchenette). There’s an outstanding Latvian restaurant on site, with vegan, vegetarian and fusion dishes. Colourful, modern paintings by local artists such as Kristiana Dimitere and Katrina Neiburga decorate the walls.
Jauniela 25/27, neiburgs.com, doubles from 107

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