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“Good hotel slightly out of centre.”
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Hanza Hotel
Ranked #36 of 109 Hotels in Riga
Surrey, UK
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Good hotel slightly out of centre.”
Reviewed 1 June 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
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Reviewed 30 May 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, travelled as a couple
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 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, travelled with friends
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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 May 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, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 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
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Middlesborough, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

An excellent hotel located near enough to the center to allow you to walk in but off the beaten track so you don't have to listen to the passing traffic and drunks.

Clean, modern rooms and the beds are very, very comfy.

Friendly, helpful staff who speak English so much better than I could ever speak Latvian.

From start to finish this is an excellent hotel. Breakfast has everything a hungry traveler would want to fill up before exploring this amazing city. The Breakfast room doubles as the hotels restaurant in the evening where the food is excellent. I would strongly recommend the fish and chips. Beer is good and not too expensive compared to some of the places in Riga.

My one and only criticism would be that we booked via Experian as a smoking room. Unfortunately, like the UK, there's no smoking indoors so we had to go outside. This did give us the opportunity to meet the colourful locals.

Room Tip: Request a room that look out on to the church.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Turku, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Clean room and bathroom, new furnishing and very modern bathroom. The bathroom had plenty of space. Shower was great with roomy shower-stall.

Breakfast was good: pancakes, porridge, cereals, fruit, bread, eggs, sausage, etc. There were also many waiters so nothing was finish and tables were clean.

Service by reception was good. We needed to print out one document and did it for us free of charge. Only negative thing was that we had wall-to-wall carpet in out room.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hanza Hotel

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 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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