I was pleasantly surprised by Juras Brize. Spotlessly clean, friendly and helpful staff who all spoke excellent English and a decent location a 10 minute walk from Ventspils' lovely Blue Flag beach.
Our group included both my young son and his grandparents, all of whom enjoyed the stay. We took the family room and my parents took the studio, both of which were immaculately cleaned every day. Well worth the slightly higher rate for the extra space.
The restaurant is exceptional value with good food and large portions - as the number of locals (and people staying elsewhere) who come here to eat testifies. After the high prices of Riga, the ability to feed five people, including a couple of drinks, for less than 20 lats is terriffic.
The location is a couple of kilometres away from the small old town but great for families. Directly across the road is the free "Children's World" play park with slides, climbing frames etc designed for different age groups. Ideal for getting the kids tired for a good night's sleep. Within a 10 minute walk is the beach and another super park featuring a jungle trail and a miniature railway at weekends. Ventspils may not be the most obvious holiday destination but is the tidiest town in Latvia and well worth a couple of days' stay.
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