Espa Riga

If you’re wondering where the most luxurious, fabulous spa is located in Latvia, you’ve landed the right place. ESPA Riga, hidden behind the beautiful facade of a historic Art Nouveau building, is six floors of sheer wellness heaven. This five-star spa offers award-winning treatments and is located right next to Radisson Hotel in the heart of Riga.

I had the pleasure of visiting ESPA this summer, and you know what? It delivered. If you’re planning a girls’ spa weekend or a couples for that matter, this is the place to go. I really can’t recommend it enough.

HOW TO PLAN A SPA WEEKEND IN RIGA

FIRST, SOME POOL TIME

I started the day at the ground floor that holds a stunning 18-metre-long, 28° C swimming pool and a sleek granite pool bar. Next to the pool, there’s a jacuzzi, a Turkish steam room, a labyrinthic bath and two separate saunas. I arrived 1,5 hours before my scheduled treatment and thought that I’d have plenty of time. But time flies quickly at a place like this, so I wish I’d come earlier to spend more time in the pool and saunas.

A little tip: Arrive at least 3 hours before your treatment begins. It may not seem like it, but you can easily spend a whole day here.

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

One of the saunas

Riga, Latvia

The labyrinthic bathroom

Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia
 

Riga, Latvia

A sealed fire-place next to the Turkish steam room

The bar is located by the stairs. If I’d had more time, I would spend it here having a strawberry daiquiri → my favorite drink

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

THE TREATMENT

My therapist was a delightful, young Latvian lady who made me feel like a V.I.P. for my treatment. Everything was explained in detail and she would often check that her pressure was fine, as well as an initial check of the room temperature, light and music. It was so relaxing that I fell asleep several times during the treatment.

I experienced the signature Elegant Day Spa Offer, which includes a full body Salt & Oil Scrub, hot stone massage, facial treatment and a 2 course lunch. It was divine!

THE SPA CAFE 

After the treatment, I was showed to the Spa cafe on the first floor. I was served roast chicken with vegetables and fresh fruits for deserts. It was the perfect ending to a luxurious day at the spa.

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia

Sparkling wine

Riga, Latvia

Fried chicken with steamed vegetables

Riga, Latvia

Freshly cut fruits

YES TO ESPA

One of the things I really liked about this spa experience was the personalized skin care analysis. After the treatment, the therapist gave me a folder with an analysis of my skin type and she explained how to correctly care for it. During the treatment, she also used cremes specifically designed for the cold Nordic climate, which me & my Scandinavian skin thanked her for! 

In all, I felt relaxed and pampered after a day at ESPA, and I’m already plotting my return. Hopefully sooner than later.

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

I was a guest of Espa Riga, but all opinions are my own. Whenever I write a review, there will always be full disclosure about whether my stay was hosted or paid for with my own money. And even if I was offered complimentary services, my review will never be swayed one way or the other.

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Do you ever dream about a day or a weekend at the spa? I had the perfect spa day at ESPA Riga in Latvia, and in this post I'll help you plan yours.

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I’m Miriam Risager, and this site has been my scrap-book, playground and home since 2013. I launched this blog as a way to share my journey, as well as share the hows, whys and wheres for other travelers.