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Hanza Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Elijas street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia   |  
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Ranked #26 of 102 hotels in Riga
Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
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“Good location and price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Excellent breakfast, good neighbourhood. Walking distance to old town and shopping center. Good value for money. Gym would be good addition for longer stays. Public transport isnt right around the corner but near enough.

Stayed March 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We went to Riga for my hen do on the 15th March 3 nights.

on arrival the staff were very friendly and we were pleasently suprised by the hotel. Some of our rooms were a lot smaller than the others. But our room was huge with a nice view of the chapel.

The rooms were very clean and had all the ameneties you would want.

The wifi was a bit intermitent but this wasnt a problem !

The bar and resturaunt was very nice to the breakfast was good and the drinks were resonably priced.

The hotel was a walk out of the city centre but about 5-10 minutes to walk into the old town.

Overall would strongly reccomend this hotel especialy for the price. We had no trouble at all in Riga and found everyone to be friendly and we really enjoyed our stay !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Hi I had a great few days in Riga simply wandering around on my own and soaking up the city and the Hanza Hotel was a great place to come back to. The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful and the room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The place looks like it has just been completely refurbished and the price was very good for the quality of the room and service. The one downside is that the pub/restaurant attached could do with more than a single member of staff as things can take a while. This however is a niggle compared to a great experience. I am planning on returning to Riga with friends later this year and will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Recently renovated. Very nice rooms with good-sized bath. Very comfortable and clean.
Short walk to Old Town past train and bus stations. Delightful Old Town.
Good breakfast, good dinner menu.
Would stay again and recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stayed for two nights in March 2013 and found hotel to be really worth the money. Hanza hotel is situated about 5 minutes by foot from Stockmann department store (where eg. airport busses stop), behind Central Market (old zeppelin hangars). Surrounding buildings are not all yet in very good condition, but if it does not matter to you, location is good. It takes about 10 minutes to walk either to old town or to "new" town.
Building is old, but recently renovated, rooms are spacious, warm and clean. Breakfast was very good.
There is also a spa and a pub/restaurant in the hotel, but as we did not use them, I cannot say more about them.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Hanza Hotel however a few bits did let it down. The staff were friendly and the room was clean and comfortable with a nice view of the city.

The pub downstairs had good food but not so great service (only one waiter in the place and he had been working since the morning alone!). There was no vegetarian options on the menu but the chef cooked a meal specially which was lovely! I would also definitely recomend a hot chocolate there!

There is a spa in the hotel but compared to UK prices it is expensive, we decided to treat ourselves to a sana and steam (14 Lats per person) however the sana was cold, we asked one of the spa workers who could not help and could not find someone who could.

We also had a broken extractor fan in our bathroom so everything got wet when you showered, this was not helped by having a realively small bathroom in comparison to the room. The shower is also next to a built in hair dryer which got soaked everytime you used the shower (a bit dangerous we thought!).

The location could be better but the city is small so it is easy to get into the nicer areas by foot.

It was usefull having free parking as we hired a car and didn't have to worry about parking.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

as per the title! hotel was great, all staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms was big and clean and comfortable, bathroom was modern and very clean , all round was exceptional experience.worked out at £12 per person inc breakfast!

riga on the other hand is very much different experience, it dark depressing place where and smile or the sound of laughter from a latvian person is as common as a Elvis sighting!!! riga isnt cheap!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hanza Hotel

Address: 7 Elijas street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 102 hotels in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hanza Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the city center, this is one of the newest hotels in Riga, a short walking distance from the Old Town, Central Railway Station and International Bus Station. The hotel is also close to the main bridges of the Daugava River. The history, environment and friendly design will help you to relax after a day of business or sightseeing. ... more   less 
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