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Hanza Hotel
Ranked #34 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Vantaa, Finland
1 review
“Nice hotel”
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Hanza is a nice hotel near Riga old town, the rooms are average level in this price range. Breakfast is comprehensive and staff is friendly. The hotel also has a terrace and the bar closes at 23:00 (kitchen at 22:00). We liked staying in Riga very much. Old town is great!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

The Hanza hotel has 80 rooms in a lovely restored 5-storey building from the 1890-ies and is located close to Stalin's present to Riga which now houses the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Nearby you find the market halls and the railway station. The old town is at walking distance.

We found the Hanza a quiet, clean and pleasant hotel. We had a rather small, yet comfortable room with double bed, wardrobe, desk & chair and cable TV. No minibar nor safe in the room. The small-sized bathroom had a toilet, wash-basin and a shower cubicle and was, like the room, impeccably clean. Windows can be opened. The breakfast was good with a satisfying selection. Complimentory Wi-Fi internet in the room and a free internet access computer in the lobby.

The Hanza has a terrace and a good-value restaurant in the basement of the building where also the breakfast is served. When the hotel is fully booked the breakfast room appears cramped with windows that stay closed. Free parking in front of the hotel. Staffs are friendly and helpful. We found the Hanza to be nice, excellent value for money and we will not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2012

This is a pleasant comfortable hotel & I would not hesitate to recommend a stay here. Its location & close proximity to transport make it a great choice for tourists visiting the old town & for day trips out to Jurmala, Salaspils, the national parks, etc.

From the airport, on bus #22, get off at the stop after the big Stockmann Dept store on the right, passing under the railway bridge, on Gogola iela. Walk towards the towering Science Academy (or Stalin’s birthday cake / empire state building lookalike), then to the next street towards the pretty church to the hotel. The hotel is a 7-8 min stroll to the bus & train stations, both at the edge of the Old Town. If you’re only after domestic train travel, enter the train station at the quieter back LDZ entrance on Gogola iela, next to the Narvesen store. This will take you to 3 ticket windows, & then up a flight of stairs directly to the peroni or train platforms. In the main station complex, the peroni / platforms to the electric suburban trains are through between ticket windows 9 & 10 – the entrance was not immediately apparent to me. You can buy local/airport bus e-tickets from the Narvesen stores, among other places.

My clean bright room had a double bed, single wardrobe, desk, chair, luggage rack, cable TV, telephone. There was no minibar or safe. The bathroom & shower cubicle were comfortably-sized, & white towelled bathrobe & slippers were provided. A small toiletries shelf in the shower & a couple of coat hooks each in both the room & bathroom would make it more traveller-friendly. The breakfast was a very satisfying hot & cold spread with a good selection for everyone, apart from the powdered egg omelette. If you’re leaving early, you can get a takeaway breakfast, which is a comparatively sorry affair with a few slices of bread, cheese, ham, cucumber & water.

There’s a free internet access computer in the lobby. There’s also a good-value bar & restaurant. The Great Choral Synagogue memorial & the Riga Ghetto Museum are just around the corner from the hotel & well worth a visit. It rained the 3 days in Riga, so the warm fix from the several Coffee Inn & Double Coffee cafes in the Old Town were great breaks from the weather.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 July 2012 via mobile

Great stay at the Hanza hotel. Very helpful staff. Bar and food was value for money and did not disappoint. Breakfast great. Easy walking distance to all of Rotas sites. Well recommended.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Stayed briefly for a stag weekend and the hotel was so much better than expected. Within easy access of the city centre and great rooms with superb beds and bathrooms. I don't think anywhere else will get close to this when the next one gets married

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Anthony B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

The Hanza Hotel is 5 minutes away from the Central market and the central station and 10 minutes walk from the old city. Everything in Riga is closeby and if you dan't want to walk, the public transit is great.

The rooms are clean ans spacious. The bed are fine. The view of the wooden church is nice, so are the wooden blinds. The wooden blinds aren't blocking all the light in the morning, so if you sleep light, bring measures.
The rooms is very well isolated. With the windows closed you can't hear any noise at all. Since there's no airco, you might wantto sleep with the windows open. There isn't a lot of noise.

The breakfast is sufficient. There are some nice things to choose, but there is little choice of bread.

The staff is nice, check-in and check-out is fast and friendly.
We've paid € 175 for 3 night, breakfast included. It's worth it. The restaurant has a nice menu and the shower is excellent!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Krasnodar, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

We stayed at this hotel in a triple room,although we`ve booked a twin room.Everything was clean and just ordinary,nothing special.But the best thing was the soup,which we ate at the restaurant.It was amazing!The location of the hotel is good,there`s no noise nearby and it took us 10 minutes to get to the centre of Riga.We didn`t have to use public transport and it was great.We recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Maria M
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Property: Hanza Hotel
Address: Elijas iela 7, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #34 of 109 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,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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