Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Hanza Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Not my first time staying there. Highly recommend. Clean,quiet, helpful staff. With everything you need. Plus free breakfast (buffet style). Can have a room service for paying extra. Price depends on your needs. Price is affordable. Not expensive. For me it's perfect as all I need is a clean, quiet place to sleep. And that's exactly what I get staying in that hotel.

First impressions weren't great as the hotel is being remodelled - reception is currently a makeshift affair in a conference room - and there was a problem with the key card system on arrival. However, neither was a big issue. I quite liked the location, being close to the Academy of Sciences Building (very interesting Soviet architecture and €5 to take the lift to the viewing platform for nice views all over the city); and to the Central Market which is quite fascinating to visit. To walk to the heart of the old town proper takes about 15 mins and is fairly straightforward. Although some of the roads were very quiet after dark and a little bleak at this time, I didn't feel unsafe. My room was comfortable enough, if rather sparsely kitted out. But it was warm enough, and clean enough, and the shower was effective. Breakfast was perfectly adequate, with a few hot egg and meat options as well as a continental spread. The night I arrived I also had dinner as I was quite late getting there, and it was quite cheap but very unexciting, with a small menu and not much atmosphere. All in all, a simple place that served me well enough for a few nights at a good price.

All is fine with this place. Huge room. Quiet and not far at all from the famous food market hall and town centre. Breakfast very fine. People welcoming and friendly. Very good value for the price. Special recommend to the view on the church and Riga. Lovely

The hotel is good, staff is kind, helpful and polite. Room was great: very spacious, clean, nice, bright and tidy. The location is pretty good as well - about 10-15 mins by walk to the city centre as well as railway and coach stations and the central market. Can't say anything about breakfast, as we missed it. There was only one thing: we had a problem with Wi-Fi. It shows that you are connected, but at the same time you can't send any text or picture. And then next minute you are disconnected. Apart of this, everything was great. Would stay here again definitely.

Strange that the option to review this hotel on the site I booked it on has been removed. Would recommend though. Breakfast was fine considering it was free; hot and cold options, fruit juices, tea coffee and hot chocolate, available 'til 11 on weekends. Room was spacious, comfy and warm with a plug socket by each bed. Beds were lovely and soft! Shower nice and big, and mini-bar had enough room for us to put our own drinks in there too. Location was good for us as we needed the bus station the morning after which is only a few minutes walk away, but the old town isn't far either, especially when you walk via the Stockmann store. It's 20 minutes by Google maps but it doesn't feel that long because there are shops and sights on the way. Also very close to the open market which I wish we'd discovered sooner! As bad as the welcome was when we arrived, after we left I realised I'd lost my passport and to his credit the receptionist on duty that morning couldn't do enough to help us, ringing the British embassy and speaking to everyone in Latvian and generally being very helpful. What a difference to the start of the trip! When we arrived, the young man on reception tried to argue the price of the airport transfer with me despite me producing written proof of the price I'd agreed upon with the hotel (he then had the cheek to send me another email that minute quoting the new price! That's NOT how it works!). Could've done without it at 1am when we just wanted to get up to bed; he only agreed to honour the agreed price after 10 minutes of arguing and a phonecall to his manager. For reference; we were originally quoted €25, but as the price has apparently gone up to €27 now you'd be better off just getting a taxi at the airport which generally only costs around €20 - we were greeted by someone who just led us to the taxi bay, put us in a regular city taxi and left so it wasn't a proper airport shuttle service anyway.

Whether you are visiting Riga for work or play, Hanza Hotel is a great place to stay. The staff members are very pleasant and helpful. I absolutely love the rooms. They are spacious and clean. My friend and I stayed in a room with twin beds and I was super happy with the layout as it allowed each of us a measure of privacy and space. The breakfast is very tasty and well presented. The menu each day is practically the same but you have such a wide selection of items to choose from that each day could be different. Overall, Hanza is a very good hotel for a great price. It is in fairly close proximity to most of the major attractions, which makes it easy to go sightseeing whether by bus or walking. I will definitely stay there again when I return to Riga.

Not far by foot to all attractions, lovely breakfast included.really helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble. Good location to bus station as we walked to get the bus for our visit to Lithuania. A visit to the ice hockey was brilliant

Good hotel in a quiet location but with just a 10 minute walk into the old town. Room was a good size and clean. Breakfast was very good with a good choice of hot and cold food. Would happily stay there again. Staff were helpful.

Location of the hotel is very good as only 5 mins walk to the railway station and a further 5 mins from the old town Nice room with good facilities Good breakfast Free WIFI worked well Friendly and knowledgable staff

We wanted to stay next to central bus station and this hotel was exactly what we needed. In addition to that, it is located in 5 minutes walking distance from European largest fish market, which we loved! Service was very good, and breakfast was also amazing! It took us 20 minutes of walking straight into historical center, which we also liked very much! If we ever come to Riga again, will consider staying here for sure!

7 Elijas Street Riga

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St John's Church
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Spa services

Located in Latgale Suburb within a short walk of St John's Church, Hanza Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as St. Peter's Church. The 80 rooms at this 3.5-star hotel include minibars and electric kettles and guests can enjoy free breakfast. It's in central Maskavas Forstate and also close to Great Guild Hall and Small Guild Hall.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast.


Hanza Hotel's 80 rooms are individually decorated and provide minibars, electric kettles, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Hanza Hotel enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 21 EUR per room one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has a gift shop.

Room options

Single Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Business Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Economy Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 623 reviews