Hotel Karavella is located in a quiet part of Riga next to the Daugava river it is only a short tram ride from the Old City and wider city centre. In 2011 the hotel was completely renovated to an extremely high standard. The brand new rooms at the hotel are both modern and comfortable allowing guests to feel at home right away. The Karavella was the first hotel in Latvia to be certified by the European hotel classification system Hotel Union and was awarded a 3 star Superior category indicating a highclass of comfort. There are 76 rooms all with air conditioning satellite television and wireless internet while all the bathrooms are equipped with bathtubs and hair dryers. Guests can unwind in the Lobby bar and the restaurant Colombo which is located on the 12th floor offers guests an unrivalled panoramic view of Riga and the Daugava river.