Customer Reviews for Riga
Average Rating from 259 reviews
“WOW what a weekend that was , think we have all just about recovered !
Just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you and your team so much for making it happen ... the whole thing was awesome !!!!!!!
Highlight of the weekend was the stag arrest , im pretty sure he, and us will never ever forget it !
I guarantee when my next friend pops the question we will be coming to for a second instalement
“Thanks go to Last Night of Freedom, Paul in particular for sorting out the hassle of finding a great Stag location.
Riga was a great location to party the night and days away. Beer was, as David Dickinson would say, cheap as chips. About 1.5 Latts on averages (£1.68) a pint.
Most locals are friendly and a lot of them speak English. The old town is the best place to eat and drink. Plenty of Bars and Clubs to go to. Top Night had in 'THE CLUB'.
The hotel accommodation was basic, clean, tidy and comfortable.It came with its own Lap Dancing club/Bar which you could use as and when you wanted.
The hotel bar was expensive compared to elsewhere and the strippers to be very very pushy, somewhat demanding and annoying at times.
We arranged a pub crawl for our first night in Latvia. We had our own guide to take us round some bars at night, but to be honest we would have had a better time without her. Sorry to say our tour guide wasn’t that helpful and only wanted to take us to bars that were expensive and empty.
We were on a Stag do and we wanted to experience a local Latvian night out, with lots of different bars and different beers not getting ripped off in the process.
We can all recommend the shooting experience we had on Saturday afternoon. Truly amazing time had by all. Best £35 spent. A shooting competition at the end would have rounded off the day and made the whole event that extra bit special.
Quad biking was insane, all of us walked away with big smiles and the odd bruise. A fantastic way to spend 3 hours racing round a circuit against each other and a time trail to finish off.
We all loved Riga and would recommend it for a truly great Stag location. There’s plenty to do see and experience.
“Main problem was accommodation, and it's location. Other than that was enjoyable, and guides, for most part, very good. Riga was excellent and, with exception of area around hotel, and no facilities like a bar, lounge etc., at hotel, we enjoyed the experience. On a personal basis I may visit again for a normal holiday.”
“Booking my first stag do was a little daunting to start with, but once I got on the phone to Paul at Last Night of Freedom I realised that perhaps this wasn’t as bad as I imagined it to be.
Riga was Ace, the weather was amazing, the drinks were reasonable, the hotel was quality, the staff were easy on the eye but not that easy to talk to, apart from victoria who at least half of the group including me would have definitely brought her home with us. Victoria took us on the bar crawl and then the following day took us on the activities which were fantastic.
We did the shooting mega pack and the quad biking, and after speaking to other stag groups it turned out we picked what seemed to be the best activities available. If you’re looking for a awesome weekend away with plenty of beer, plenty of stunning eye candy and some pretty amazing clubs then Riga is the place.
All I will say is as with any Eastern European country, there are places that you should avoid and you will find trouble if you go looking for it, but if your sensible with where you go and sensible-ish when you’re in these places then you will have a fantastic stag weekend.
As for hotels if you do choose Riga then there is only one place you should stay and that’s the place we stayed, a hotel with a strip club down stairs, air con in the rooms and a full female staff.
“Overall our long weekend in Riga was awesome, the City is scenic during the day and a lot of fun in the evenings, the weather was fantastic, some good bars and some good value restaurants, we had three nights on the beers and we all enjoyed the weekend.
On the negative side, most of the bars we were taken to on our bar crawl we pretty much empty which was a shame, with quite a lot of walking in between which hampered the drinking. Also our party bus transfer seemed to end prematurely as it only lasted about 25mins, it wasn't a great way to start the weekend.
The clay shooting was great, a lot of fun and the general feedback from the weekend was that it went really well, the hotel was in a fantastic location for heading out at night and finding our way home!
“The weekend was a great success, the weather held out and there was some sunshine.
The food was good and the go karts and paintball were great. Bobsligh was a bit dissapointing as we wanted to go from the top, but was a good laugh anyway.
Julliet, our rep, was great but all the woman in Riga need to smile more.
After everything your hear about Riga as a stag destinations there was not one sign of any trouble towards us or anyone else, everyone was more than helpful.
And Id like to say thank you for arranging a great stag do, Im just still feeling a little worse for ware two days after landing back in london.
“Having kicked off the arrangements with Paul at Last Night of Freedom in the UK, who it has to be said is excellent at what he does, I was then transferred over to the Riga based side of the company.
Transfers to all activites were a little longer than expected, but once there the Bobsleighing was unexpectedly quick (but not particularly pleasant with a large hangover) and the open air go-karting was very basic but good. There was also a convenient lake close by into which the stag went.
The hotel was very basic if you want a pool don't stay here, however, if you want reasonable cheap beer (2 Lats/pint) and lap-dancing until 8am, then stay here. The worse part about the hotel was the rooms. They are very very basic. There is a safe which was good (and you didn't have to pay to use it) but at the end of the day you get what you pay for.
One of the most annoying parts was in night clubs. Bottled beer advertised at 1.50 lat, but once discovering that we were English they banged the prices up to 6 lats. Very annoying but we had a good night anyway. You'll probably know anyway,but don't wander off on your own. People did get mugged while they were over there. Be sensible and you'll be fine.”
“Although Riga was not our first choice venue for our Stag weekend, we could not have ended up in a better city. The people were great, helpful, and share a similar lust for having a great time. It goes without saying the woman are amazingly hot, but in the local clubs we found them to be pretty social as well.
I must mention our tour guide Ivo. He was an absolute Super Star. He made a great Stag Weekend into the most unforgettable experience. His local connections to clubs, pubs, resturants, etc made our experience all the more better. We were taken to places we'd never have found ourselves.
Ivo made life for me as the best man so easy, no stress, good local knowledge and was great to talk to.
I would highly recommend Riga to anyone who has a lust for life! No sooner were we home, we were looking at flights back later this year for a bit a Golf in the Summer!
A big, big thankyou to LNOF and Ivo for making this the very best Stag Weekend. The Stag is both a broken man, but a man who hasn't stopped taliking about the whole experience since we got back.”
“Riga is a top spot for stag/ hen do's, in fact its just a great place generally. The night life as expected was top draw. However on my stag weekend we did encounter some problems, on the first night one of my friends had his credit cards cloned, (my advice is only take cash out, go back to the hotel for more money if needed)on the 2nd night the same friend got drugged and went missing for 8 hours. Be aware of the "Pink Panther" club and the "Pub" next door, (they're in the main plaza) we are pretty sure this is where it happened. Also be aware of th Russians conning drinks out of you, they always pick the most expensive drinks, (always look at the menus in bars before you buy drinks. Never work up a tab, just buy the drinks your going to have there and then. If you work up a tab and don't have enough money they will try to make you pay with a card in the bar..... DON'T! If anything go to a cash point. Try to go to bars/ clubs that don't have bouncers on the outside, the more reputable ones have the bouncers on the inside.”
“Type Stag party in a search engine and you come back with hundreds of thousands of results. What a headache?! Fortunately Last Night of Freedom was just the relief for my headache!
I had heard great things about this company from friends who had been on LNoF parties before and they certainly didn’t disappoint this time round.
Their professional, friendly and importantly consultative approach ensured that my brother (the stag) and his 15 mates had a weekend never to be forgotten! Everything went as planned as per the LNoF itinerary, which meant all we needed to do was turn up on time, drink, eat, shoot from an AK47, crawl around some pubs with a local guide, gorp at some amazingly beautiful Eastern European women, Go Karting, Spa and pool (with beers), and leave with a head full of stories and a lot of laughs. 10/10 LNoF, thank you very much.”
“PRE-FLIGHT - Both Denzil and Elina were absolutely fantastic in arranging and checking details for the holiday. Can't praise either of them enough, they really made the whole booking process so easy. 10 out of 10!
FLIGHT - Very good flight time both ways, seemed to go very quickly. No issues at the airport and our Rep, Maria, was there to meet us as specified. 1 of our party didn't make it, through no fault of Last Night of Freedom, though we will be making a complaint to the airline.
TRANSFERS - Good driver (with a cracking moustache) - No complaints at all, got us from A to B every time with no hassle at all, even with several persons having some serious bodily odour/ gas issues.
HOTEL - Perfect for what we needed. Ideal location, lovely beds, good bathroom, tolerant staff (especially as some of the group were a bit rowdy!) There were some dodgy locals nearby who tried to drag us into various places of disrepute, but we managed to ignore them and we made our way to the decent venues nearby which Maria had recommended.
FREE-FALLING - Absolutely brilliant! Everyone loved it and it was bloody hilarious when various people landed on their arse or started doing acrobatics. Staff at the place were very professional and attentive to our concerns/needs. Top stuff
MEDIEVAL MEAL - Bit of a let down. The venue itself was great and clearly had a lot of history and atmosphere. However, the food wasn't great and, in hindsight, probably wasn't the best place for a dozen lads with bellies full of beer. Especially with locals/tourists trying to enjoy a civilised meal in the next room. Food wasn't great, though to be fair, very plentiful! Would probably book a normal dinner if I was doing it again.
NIGHT CLUB ENTRY - Bit of a let down. We tried to get in but told we were not on the guest list. Possibly our fault as we didn't go at the specified time though they claimed we were not on their list at all! Most people were too pissed to be bothered though...
REP - Maria was very helpful and answered all our questions. Very tolerant and understanding, which can't be easy with a group of 12 lads when you're the only female, so fair play to her. Thought she would be spending a bit more time with us on the night out but appreciate she had other commitments and things to be getting on with.
RIGA - Beautiful city. Locals seem a bit wary of us, which I suppose is understandable. Not as cheap as I thought it was going to be, but good value for what you pay I suppose. All those we spoke to had a good grasp and understanding of English, which helped a lot. ”
“Many thanks to Paul and the rest of the team at LNoF for helping to organise my best mate's stag weekend, I think I speak for everyone on what a great time we all had. The hotel location was excellent, the food & drink reasonably priced and very good, the pubs and clubs packed with beautiful ladies...what more do you want on a stag weekend?! Inparticular the nightclub entry to Fashion Club was an inspired choice LNoF, especially after running into a Latvian Hen night whilst there!!! I have never seen my mates so happy.
Our guide Svetlana was excellent, always showed up on time, took us to the best places to be and was always on the end of the phone if and when required...even when needing directions to the nearest kebab shop. She even took part in our Bobsleighing Activity which took a brave girl seeing our faces after the first run...but excellent fun had by all!!
As for the locals...they were very friendly, helpful, and good fun the entire weekend (especially the young dark haired girl in Stella's pub who always looked after us). Not a hint of trouble all weekend despite some of the stories we heard on tripadvisor...be nice to the locals and they will be nice back, it's simple as that.
Saving up for the next visit back to Riga...and your service couldn't be recommended highly enough. THANKS.”
“Our guide, Katerina was excellent. Very helpful, advised us on the best locations and, of course, where not to go. Not that we listened to her! Bars were good, especially the Balsam Bars. We opted for the >shooting package which was good, but over too quickly. Stag had an excellent time, which is all that matters.”