Located in the small town of Kandava near the Abava River, this guesthouse is 100 km or about a 1.5-hour drive away from Riga. One of the oldest buildings in town, the Pils is situated near the ruins of the Old Knights Castle and the Powder Tower. It offers comfortable rooms, a coffee bar on the ground floor, and an outdoor terrace, where in summer you can enjoy your meals with a view of the castle. Kandava’s tourist information centre is only 200 metres away from the Pils guesthouse. There you can book excursions to the scenic Abava Valley and other interesting places. Off-road trips on four-wheel drive vehicles through the nearby forests are also offered.
We liked the quiet environment and our huge bed. The hotel is located sufficiently well if you want to visit places like Kuldiga, Dundaga, Kolka, Ventspils or Jurmala (as there is not that much to see in Kandava itself). There are two supermarkets just a stone's throw from the hotel. The relatively cheap price was another bonus.
The bathroom (esp. the shower) was rather disappointing. The smells from the kitchen found their way into our room all too easily. The host did not speak English (but her Russian was fine). We had no choice when it comes to breakfast, and the actual breakfasts were reasonably good, but a little odd (kind of salads rather difficult to describe).
not good service, breakfast was very small