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Hanza Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Elijas street, Riga LV-1050, Latvia   |  
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Ranked #28 of 102 Hotels in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Riga
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very good hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Good large room, with decent sized bathroom - nice decor. TV and wifi in room. Only thing missing was coffee making facility in room but otherwise lovely. Helpful staff who were very happy to sort us some breakfast out - when we had misread the time (on weekdays, breakfast finishes at 10am).
Within walking distance to old town (about 15-20 minutes).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Navigating your way from the bus station is a bit tricky because you have to zigzag through the market. Ultimately it's an easy find once you get it together. The location is about five minutes walk from the market and another few minutes from old town. 

It's in a bit of a sketchy neighbourhood, visually anyway, but the hotel is great. Reception staff are nice, elevators are small but they work! My room was listed as a small single and they weren't lying but I didn't need anymore being a solo traveler. Double bed with almost no room to get out of the bed, little desk, decent bathroom. My room overlooked the street and I was three floors up so it was a decent view. The shower, oh the shower. That shower could have hosed off elephants, it has POWER! It was awesome to get the humidity of Riga off you each night. I would stay there again just for that!

Breakfast, it's totally decent but occasionally can get a bit cramped. Sometimes you have to wait for a table but it turns over somewhat quickly. Breakfast consists of: tea, coffee, juice, yogurt, one type of cereal, meat, cheese, bread (w/toaster), cucumber, tomatoes, and hard boiled eggs. For hot food there is either crépes or pancakes, potato patties, small wieners, porridge and beans. The breakfasts are totally fine and there are servers running around cleaning plates and tables. 

Great hotel, I would stay there again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Surrey, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

I first saw the hotel at night from the side and the retro illuminated sign did not give a good impression....but on finding the front door it was much nicer and larger than initial impressions. The man on the front desk was very helpful and checkin was easy.
The room looked very nice and clean. I was in a double as a single person...plenty of room for one but may feel slightly small with two of you. Facilities-wise there was a tv, hairdryer, wardrobe and desk with chair. No tea/coffee facilities. The en suite was good. Towels provided...not particularly huge or fluffy but useable! The shower was nice and powerful but like so many hotels, there was nowhere to put your shampoo etc. As the base filled up very quickly, I was soon standing ankle deep in water with bottles floating around.
Noise-wise I heard occasional sounds from neighbouring rooms but generally it was quiet.
Breakfast was a crowded and chaotic affair around the buffet. The area just seemed too cramped for the number of people. There was quite a selection of food : juice, tea, bread, fruit, yoghurt, eggs, hot dog sausages, cheese and so on.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Excellent service from the front desk and the restaurant..Good selection of food for the buffet breakfast. The room is clean and spacious, very quiet location, you can walk to the Old Town about 10-15 minutes. the bathroom is spacious but there isn't a shelf to put things on. overall, this is an excellent hotel and I definitely will come back again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

A great place to stay in Riga. A fantastic value for money.
Staff was very nice and helpful. Rooms were well equipped, clean, modern.
Breakfast was a pure joy, excellent I would say.
Location is not perfect but on your way form the hotel to the city center you will go through a famous local market which is a must see in Riga anyway :-)

Bottom line: A lovely hotel. Prepare for colder weather in April.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Good hotel with friendly staff, clean rooms, good breakfast with good selection of foods in the basement. Location is reasonably near nice old city center and the market halls. Old Zepelin halls which are worth a visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

By central market, lovely building, up graded to business room, biggest bath ever!! Comfortable bed, sitting area. Breakfast plentiful, good choice food and lasts til noon at weekend!! Free Internet in rooms, great value for money

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 #28 of 102 Hotels in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hanza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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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