The building is probably about 200 years old, built in the time when Riga was a major trading center of the Hanseatic League. It is situated about 7 minutes walk from the Old Town of Riga on Kristaina Barona, one of the more popular shopping streets in Riga. The building would originally have had 8 apartments on 4 floors but nowadays the ground floor has been taken over to retail with a leading clothes shop, Benetton currently in situ. Riga Penthouse is on the top floor and to get there one enters from the side of the building and climb approximately 50 steps but don’t worry there are 3 landing on which to rest!
The Hall and Dining Area
As you walk in to the apartment you immediately get a sense of style and space. There are plenty of places to put your coats, bags and shopping and a mirror to check you look great before you leave! As you pass from the Hallway you walk in to the Dining area which is about 30sq meters. From the Dining area you pass through to the Kitchen area which includes a larger freezer/refrigerator, an electric oven with 4 hobs, basin and distilled drinking water facility. There is enough crockery and cooking utensils for up to 6/8 persons.
The Living Area
The whole living area is light and very comfortable and all floors are reproduction wood. One of the sofas makes a comfortable single sofa bed. At the far end of the living area is the Sitting Room, it contains two sofas and a large comfortable arm chair, rugs and a wide screen plasma TV and a feature brick wall. The living area also has a real fire place which can be used to supplement the heating in the winter. Logs are also provided.
The Master Bedroom is a beautifully large room approximately 30sq meters with exposed beams and a glorious glass chandelier. The bed is Queen Size and is draped with a cotton canopy to make it a very romantic place in which to sleep.The window looks out on to Kristiana Barona Street but being double glazed it ensures that guests are not disturbed by any noise. There is a door directly off the bedroom that leads to the bathroom. The bedroom has soft lighting, storage space, a tall antique style chinese screen and swivel mirror. The bedroom also has additional electric heating.
The Second Bedroom is approximately 25sq meters with a cozy retro feel and plenty of storage space. It is quite contemporary with designer features and exposed beams and a swinging hammock chair. The bedroom contains is a standard double bed a nice big mirror, a desk with plenty of books to read in either English, Latvian or Russian and covering many different topics from philosophy to history to Latvian cooking and culture. There is also additional electric heating for those time when you need a little more heat to warm you up on a chilly Rigan evening.
The bathroom is very spacious and contains a large oval bath with shower, basin, toilet and bidet. It also has plenty of shelving space and a shaver point. The bathroom has underfloor heating. Although the bathroom is ensuite to the master bedroom the second bedroom has access through a second door accessed via the living area.
Guest Toilet and Utility Room
Off the hallways there is a guest toilet and basin that also contains the washing/dryer machine.
The property is provided fully cleaned and with an optional second clean (Cost £40, week bookings only) available after 4 days of occupation. Linen and towels are also provided.
Amenities and Facilities
- Kitchen hob, oven
- Washing machine/dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- TV and Cable tv
- Wireless Internet access
- Central heating
- Parking Included
- Log burning fire
The apartment is located at the top of 3 flights of stairs and has its own shared parking
Home & Away Details of Riga Penthouse