I needed to be close to the centre of Riga and the hotel is only minutes by foot from the main parts of the city. I arrived late morning and Reception checked my room was ready so I was able to take my luggage up to the 5th floor before I went off to a meeting. The Reception team were superb at all times, friendly and helpful.
My room was clean, and a nice surprise: a complimentary bar of my favourite chocolate (Laima of course). A pity no tea/coffe making facilities and the wifi service seemed a bit intermittent (but still a bonus I am grateful for). I did wonder how well the shutters at the windows would perform at other times of the year when the daylight was longer. They worked ok in winter but not close fitting.
Breakdast was generally good though some days the "hot" food could have been much warmer. Some mornings large numbers of guests arrived together and the place got a bit crowded. I enjoyed eating in Hnaza Pub a few times and really enjoyed the food (the breast of duck was the best I have tasted).
The hotel has been imaginatively adapted from an old building and noise does carry (especially the shower in the next room) but there is not a lot that can be done about guests who forget others are staying in the same building. The worst culprits arrived on the 5th flor two nights running with loud talking at 2:30am.
Having said all that I enjoyed my stay and hope to use Hanza Hotel many more times.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travel Republic (UK), Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Expedia, Evoline ltd, Cancelon, Hotels.com, HotelsClick, Ebookers, HotelQuickly and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Hanza Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.