Grand Palace Hotel, Riga, Latvia

Was ever a place more aptly named? It is definitely grand. It is obviously palatial. And now it is a five star, luxury, boutique hotel!

Walk through the impressively large doors of the 19th century Central Bank of Latvia, in Riga’s Old Town, and you won’t be confronted by a rank of tellers and be-suited financial advisors. Instead you’ll be welcomed, formally but warmly, by the Grand’s charming reception staff.

The old Bank is now a reserve of luxury, service and style. Transformed in the year 2000 into a five star, boutique hotel, the Grand Palace Hotel is perfectly described by its name. The rooms are of regal proportions with ceiling-high windows giving great city views. You’ll enjoy traditional yet classically stylish décor – complemented by the latest in entertainment technology. Yet one of the Grand’s best features lies beyond its stately edifice; it is situated in the heart of Riga’s delightful Old Town.

Grand Palace Hotel, at a glance

  • Prestigious Old Town setting close to UNESCO World Heritage monuments
  • Choice of 56 elegantly furnished rooms and suites
  • All with stylish, modern en suite bathrooms
  • Inviting views over Riga’s Old Town
  • Spectacular Art Deco restaurant serving a fusion of Asian and European dishes
  • Drinks served in the Pils Bar and the Summer Terrace

For leisure and pleasure

  • Fitness centre and health club
  • Sauna and steam bath
  • Superb base for exploring Riga’s Dome Square and cathedral, Riga Castle and Daugava River
  • Blackheads House, St Peter’s, the Freedom Monument and the Opera House are just a short stroll away
  • All Riga’s cultural and nightlife opportunities are on your doorstep
  • Jo was extremely helpful and gave us very good advice. We could not have had better service.

    Fiske, Italy, 2016


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7