Latvia's capital city Riga may not be everyone's first choice destination for a city break, but after cosying down at the Grand Palace Hotel you may change your mind. Opened 11 years ago in the heart of the old town the sumptuous hotel and former National City Bank marries old world charm with modern conveniences, but never skips on style. Even the hotel's bird will sing Pavarotti to you while you eat breakfast. Now that's service.
Address: Pils iela 12, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia, www.grandpalaceriga.com