The Birini manor is located in a beautiful place near the lake, the territory is taken care of so that the guests can comfortably walk around, hire boats, bicycles. It is a very beautiful place especially in summer and very close to Riga - just 55 km. We had a room at the gardener's house near the manor. When there is some event in the manor, living in the gardener's house is a very good option to avoid the noise and music. The room was very comfortable, clean, the bathroom was modern and all the necessary amenities were present (including complimentary water). However, no conditioning. The breakfast was served in the cozy manor' restaurant. A la carte menu of the restaurant is very unique and peculiar, you can find meals cooked using beaver's meat, as well as a lot of other interesting dishes. The prices are above the average. During the stay the guests can freely access the manor and have a look at the interior, take photos and enjoy the atmosphere. The manor is frequently used for private events like weddings, corporate events, etc. and is indeed a must-see object in Latvia.
However, first of all, as the castle is often used for private events it is always necessary to inform the guests beforehand that during their stay there is going to be a closed private event, as then the manor and the access to the lake from the side of the manor is closed for visitors (e.g. as it was in our case because of the wedding ceremony). Therefore, for some guests, who stay just for 1 night (we were lucky to stay for 2 nights and thus accessed the manor just before the ceremony), it might be very disappointing that they do not have access to the manor itself and the summerhouse at the lake. As the manor is the pearl of this manor complex, it is highly advisable to inform the guests during reservation or at the time of checking-in about all the events that are going to be at the manor, as they could perfectly plan their stay and sightseeing. Second, the amount of soap and shampoo/gel in the bathroom might be simply bigger, as it is quite difficult to survive with 2 small pieces of each. Finally, the breakfast could be more varied, especially taking into account the abundance of local producers in the neighborhood.
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