A place to stay. Promenade Hotel. Liepāja
It was late in the evening, as always, when I came back to my hotel room and there it was – a letter, a bottle of sparkling wine, and some fruit. It was a letter that clearly said “Thank you” for choosing to stay at the Promenade Hotel over and over again (it was my 5th time, at least). Needless to say, this made me very happy, but this is not the reason I chose to stay here. There is so much more to it.
Located in an old salt and grain warehouse (built in 1797) that in 19th century was run by two Germans, Lorenz Joachim Hüecke and Anton Witte, it was one of the most important places for foreign ships to arrive and depart, loaded with goods from all over the world. Today, I like to think this is the only place to stay in Liepāja; it is all I would ever look for here. With its rustic, sandblasted brick walls, antiques, and location next to the one of the most important trade routes there used to be, one gets a historic feeling in each step. Promenade is something that just suits Liepaja so well. It sits perfectly to allow one to feel the beauty of Liepāja, starting from the beautiful view by the river on to Dzintars Concert Hall, its historic buildings, bridges, and ships sailing in and out.
Beautiful rooms (my favorite are the ones with a view to the harbor) with even more beautiful bathrooms (you will want to spend more time in it than usual) are perfect for silent reading, boat watching, and enjoying life on both sunny and rainy days. A spa treatment or sauna with view to city and a cup of tea – that is all that is needed for every stay here. Always.
Veca Ostmala 40, Liepāja
Text and pictures: Signe Meirane
Photos taken with Sony alpha 7s