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“A pleasant experience”
Review of Hanza Hotel

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Hanza Hotel
Ranked #37 of 112 Hotels in Riga
Reviewed 9 February 2013

Very pleasant hotel with excellent service. We were initially assigned a room, but when entering, guests had clearly been smoking there. Immediately we were given another room. The room and beds were both spacious with very comfortable mattresses. The buffet-style breakfast is a real treat. Normally open until 10am, and in the weekends till 11am. The hotel is situated in a quiet corner of Riga to the east of the city centre. Walking to the old centre is not far, but there was a lot of snow when we visited, so we took nearly always tram nr 7, which runs from nearby the hotel, along the main train station, the Opera house, the National Theater, all the way to very near Albert street, famous for its Art Nouveau buildings. Trams run frequently and give a nice chance to watch Riga and the Riga people. Definitely recommended.

Room Tip: Our room on the front side had a nice view of a church across te road
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in the last summer (2012). The hotel is kind a boutique one in a very beautiful building a mile from downtown. Rooms are large and spacious, breakfast amazing with tons of selections and the neighborhood is very quiet. To get to Riga's main attraction you need to walk for 20 minutes, best path is through the city market which is amazing because in the summer you will be able to buy delicious fruits like cherries for outrageous prices (something like 2 USD/lb). I really fantastic choice if you don't mind to walk a little bit...

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

I was there with my wife for one night in August 2012.
Though very close to Riga old town, you're supposed to walk through a relatively crumbling area and pass through the market area to go there. In the evening it can be a little disturbing.
That's the main downside.

For the rest the hotel is in my opnion very good. The quality/price ratio is very high and if you find an offer on this you shoud not let it go. When I booked this hotel I bought a special offer for a ridicuolus price and, before arriving there, I was really skeptic about my choice due to the fact that I thought the price was too low to offer a decent quality... Well, I had to change my mind. The room was tidy and clean, large enough. Bathroom OK. Breakfast was very good (OK, there ws no fresh fruit, but I can accept it considering the price I paid...). Staff kind and helpful.

What else should I desire from an hotel for one or two nights?

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

The hotel is only a ten minute walk or so from the city centre and Old Town, near the Central Market and Academy of Science and next to the Lutheran Jesus Church (which we had a view of from our room). Although lots of the guidebooks had negative things to say about the area we didn't see or experience anything and felt safe walking back to the hotel at night.

We had one of the business rooms which was huge, with a large bathroom, sofa/sitting area and double bed. There were a few minor problems with the room (eg, one light didn't work) but overall it was a fantastic room, especially for the price! Very spacious and comfortable.

There was a wide selection of food at breakfast, we didn't have any problems getting a seat but the pub is quite small so I can see why it may be an issue in the Summer. Staff were polite and able to answer any questions we had.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

Stayed at the Hanza Hotel, Riga from 5th to 9th December. The hotel is great value for money and is handily situated some 10 minutes walk from the town centre. You can catch the number 22 bus from the airport for only 0.5 lats (as opposed to 15 lats by taxi). Get off at the Stockmann shopping centre and it's about 10 minutes walk from here Don't forget to vaidate your ticket as you get on the bus or like me you face a 3 lats penalty.

The Hanza is cosy and comfortable with friendly and helpful staff. I arrived 1.5 hours before the normal check in time but my room was immediately made available. Rooms have WiFi to help you keep in touch.

Breakfast offers the usual choices of hot and cold food. The restaurant is small but the food on offer is good value and of good quality. The set 4 course meal at 10 lats (£12) is particularly recommended.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to other travellers.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Loved our stay at Hanza hotel. It was within walking distance of the Old City. Very good rooms with luxurious bathrooms and good size beds. We booked 3 double rooms and one single room, but could easily have fitted all seven of us in one of the double rooms. Nice neighbourhood. Staff helpful and positive. We ended up staying in the Hanza pub one night and had a great time with food and drinks.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

This really is a fantastic hotel, and excellent value for money. This is not a four or five star hotel - but it is much, much better than most other three star hotels. It is surprisingly bright and modern, and the staff seem keen to help. Rooms are very clean but basic (no mini fridge etc). As is standard with many similar hotels the double bed is two singles with a double mattress top, but this is hardly noticeable at all. The staff are very efficient and friendly, provided us with helpful advice and accommodated special requests without fuss. The new spa facility opened in October 2012 and is really excellent - very stylish and clean. The price is not included but is very reasonable. Breakfast buffet has plenty of variety, good quality and is available until midday. The room for breakfast could be crowded if the hotel is full, but was fine in November. The location is fine - a run-down neighbourhood with interesting buildings, but felt very safe even at night, and is only a few minutes walk to the station area (well lit all the way).

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 112 Hotels in Riga
Price Range: £34 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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