Review of ESPA Riga: A luxurious spa day you seriously deserve

Wondering where the most luxurious, fabulous spa is in Riga, Latvia? You’ve landed in 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 the 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 couple’s for that matter, this is the place to go.

I really can’t recommend it enough.

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How to spend a spa day at ESPA Riga

ESPA Riga offers several treatments, spa time, and lunch. I recommend arriving at least 3 hours before your treatment begins. It might not seem like it, but you can easily spend a whole day here.

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!

Pool / Sauna / Fitness:
2.5 hours – 28.50 EUR

Body Treatments:
25-55 minutes – 45-80 EUR.

Treatment / Massage / Lunch: 
3 hours – 140 EUR

Espa Riga

First, some pool time

I started the day on the ground floor that holds a stunning 18-meter-long, 28° C swimming pool and a sleek granite pool bar.

Next to the pool, there’s a jacuzzi, a Turkish steam room, a labyrinthian 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.

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Riga, Latvia
One of the saunas
Riga, Latvia
The labyrinthic bathroom

The bar is located by the stairs. What a lovely place to enjoy a strawberry daiquiri → my favorite drink.

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia

The spa treatment – Riga massage

My therapist was a delightful, young Latvian woman 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.

Espa Riga Spa Cafe

After the treatment, I was shown to the Spa cafe on the first floor. I was served roast chicken with vegetables and fresh fruits for dessert.

It was the perfect ending to a luxurious day at the spa.

Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia
Sparkling wine
Riga, Latvia
Fried chicken with steamed vegetables
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Freshly cut fruits

ESPA products and skincare

One of the things I really enjoyed about this spa experience was the personalized skincare 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 my Scandinavian skin thanked her for!

In all, I felt relaxed and pampered after a day at ESPA Riga, 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 would never be swayed one way or the other.

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  1. I have been looking for reviews on ESPA because I’ve been contemplating if it would be worth my buck to take my wife there when we visit Riga next month for our anniversary. Your post had me sold on the place!

    1. ESPA would be perfect, Colin, and I’m sure your wife will LOVE it! I am taking my husband for sure next time since they have specialized treatments for men as well. Have fun and happy anniversary 🙂

  2. Wow, what a great destination for a girls trip! You all seriously know how to do it right. I love the idea of that wine . And of COURSE cheese should be added on. 🙂

  3. Hello Miriam!

    I’m planning a trip to Riga now in May.
    I’ve got the plane tickets and hotel for my lovely girlfriends, and we are soon all set to go.
    We are 5 Girls traveling together, and we are really hoping to have a wonderful spa day together.
    Was is many People in the spa era when you where there? Can we all go in at the same time? Or should we split up?
    It seems like a wonderful spa, and your opinion and experience really enlightend me to this place.


    1. Hi Lisa,
      ESPA is the perfect place for a girl’s trip and there’s plenty of room for all of you. I do recommend though that you – if you want massages, and I HIGHLY recommend you do – book them in advance. Just to be sure you can all get in. The treatments are so good!

  4. This looks like a lovely place to go on a holiday and be pampered! I love massages and travelling ! I love coming across blogs like yours so I decide to visit I know where to get massages at lol ! Happy travels to you darling!

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